Monday, September 24, 2018

Populism comes to Québec as Legault's Coalisés replace Couillard's Liberaux

The provincial general election next door sees its campaign finish line, though Québécois remain looking for change despite moving closer to seeing it come from the left winged collective over the right winged individual in the last couple days I stand by my position that Philippe Couillard's Liberaux will give or take have about 34 seats from their 68 seat majority governing party status going in and 25 percent of the vote from their near 41 and a half at the current as the government while François Legault's will give or take have about 73 seats from their 21 seat third party status going in and 39 percent of the vote from their near 41 and a half at the current. Though originally before I made the final projection I felt the Liberals and Parti would be replaced, I realized that liberalism was too strong to just disappear and socialism and separatism was too weak to let it happen, so I believe again that both the Solidarités of cospokespeople Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois plus Gaétan Châteauneuf and the Péquistes of Jean-François Lisée will bottom out at will likely gain 17 percent of the vote and 9 seats, up from roughly 7 percent and a half and 3 seats for the socialists, and will likely gain 13 percent of the vote and 9 seats, down from roughly 25 percent and a half and 28 seat opposition party status for the separatists, respectively with the minor party fringe getting under 5 percent with no seats.

So, after years of liberalism replacing conservatism than recently socialism replacing separatism in the province, finally populism comes to Québec as Legault's Coalisés replace Couillard's Liberaux giving Canada a fourth ideology to break apart the hegemony created previously by those big three ideologies traditionally found in Canada.

Populism was losing its traction under Legault, if Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada federally had not come to its rescue to make an impotent horse virile again, thus Québec gives its consent through protest to power over to its populists as the largest experiment since Saskatchewan and Alberta before it with Social Credit to do so. The Liberals remain under Couillard to oppose it and the Coalition Avenir Québec who dare to present it, preserving the establishment and status quo for Ottawa, while the Socialists in the Québec Solidaire and Separatists in the Parti Québécois figure themselves out before attempting to knock off the classical and modern liberal parties ahead of them. The rest of Canada needs to follow the leaders of this Confederation, Alberta is no longer the cutting edge with Saskatchewan first and now Québec replacing Wild Rose Country and next year they will need to find their populist radically centred political hearts that neither go right winged conservative nor left winged liberal, but rather something that most people can agree in unity with instead of further polarizing by disagreement in division.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Swexit from its Nordic Social Justice and Welfare State leaves Europe wondering

Ironically like Islam, Sweden has always had a Zakat like alms mandatory Swedish Civil Code of 1734 by the Riksdag of Estates which runs on a similar Red Tory progressive conservative socialism code of noblesse oblige, an idea popularized by the 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli towards an Industrial Revolution solution which did not lead to a republican uprising as it did in France during the days of Napoleon a century previous. The kicker here being Sweden with even its grand social justice experiment of the welfare state, along with the other Nordic countries even before post war as Germany joined them with its wirtschaftswunder from the middle ground sozialemarktwirtschaft Konrad Adenauer and the ordoliberal Christian Democrats instituted which lead to such economic growth across the board for the common good, would not tide away the massive 2010 refugee increase that led to the great European migrant crisis of 2015 where European Union member states received over 1.2 million first time applications for asylum being more than double that of the previous year where Sweden, Austria, Hungary and Germany received the bulk of them. Following these increases came terrorist links, sexual assaults, and a general lack of cultural integration which has been the key ingredient of the Nordic social justice welfare state, as it depended upon a certain element of homogeneous social hegemony where their formerly very small populations agreed to stay within the bounds of its unwritten Janteloven or Danelaw code of conduct or Scandinavian ethos, without it any recognition of what the nation state once stood for was lost and its now truly existential identity no longer made sense to all those who made it.

A final Swexit from the European Union and its Nordic Social Justice and Welfare State leaves Europe wondering just what is next, who are we and what do we stand for anymore if we ever did as we have lost ourselves in this world that we no longer rule and run as they once did as Vikings, that loaded question is harder to fully unpack in one weblog post but hints towards its answer can be found in the cultural norms and mores that remain in private and public lives of Europeans in general yet also in the slow and stunted integration that continues to inhibit the progress of the outside visiting newcomer specifically.

For a united Europe to save itself at this stage, it would need to recalculate what made it historically great via its heritage and culture which had once been put in place as a pride of ownership in keeping up appearances, put its people in their place, and maintaining a certain agreed upon societal order with a certain degree of democratic liberty to allow for both freedom and independence that made the continent move forward progressively for its people from nation to nation within its distinctively European ode to joy towards its fraternal celebration of the brotherhood of man with its the freely enlightened storm and stress of humanity as emotionally felt through Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and even near the neoclassical end Ludwig Van Beethoven as it once proudly had. The European Union and its member states have forgotten albout these great societal elements almost thirty years later until Brexit happened, which had most recently been alive and well with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the dictatorial Communist Iron Curtain state as the start of the democratic and capitalist new world order was supposed to come and save European society, the West no longer had its convenient enemy and the East no longer had its concealed identity where localized continental integration between one another would first have to pass a more globalized test which has most definitely proved the old division remain intact right down the centre as right versus left gets replaced with right versus wrong. Germany, through its Alexander Gauland led Alternative has come to aid those grassroots believers in a revival of the principal ordoliberal Christian Democrats and conservative followers of Adenauer from the past, seems to follow less of where soft Eurosceptics like a Farage led UKIP, Lepen led NF, or even the Wilders led PF have gone and instead more of where Sebastian Kurz and his Osterreichische Volkspartei, Jarosław Kaczynski and his Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc, and Viktor Orban and his Fidesz Magyar Polgari Szovetseg, and so Sweden joins suit accompying the renewed Christian Democrat effort through an Alternative Germany to rescue what Europe they have lost to an elitist regime just as the rest of Scandinavia soon does too.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Québec flips power from Liberals and Separatists to Populists and Socialists for a protest

People always seem to be the ones forgotten at the end of the game they call politics, no matter how many times at the beginning the citizen, taxpayer, and voter and their good name is fervently invoked by the desperate politician just grasping for every last vote like it may be their every last breath of living air. Ontario, quite like Alberta, can get into these long term funks where players of the game we call politics do not only play with the policies and principles of their little stakes within parties themselves democratically, but play the big stakes with the lives of actual flesh and blood people where it can mean the difference between life and death with heath and education in a fashion quite dictatorially. Québec is the prime example politically of where change always has a real chance to become free away from the clutches of those elitist status quo politicians of the establishment for a true choice of the people, which honestly makes La Belle Province a paradise for those looking for a place where transparency and accountability live a life full of liberty.

And thus now, Québec flips power from Liberals and Separatists to Populists and Socialists for a protest where the Liberal Party and Parti Québécois were the government and opposition parties and now become replaced by the Coalition Avenir Québec and Québec Solidaire.

Politicos seem to have really missed the point across Canada, especially those in their wartrench around the Hill in Ottawa, people are sick of same old status quo politics as usual and want a chance at real choice for a change. None of those big three ideologies traditionally found in Canada, being Conservatism, Liberals, or Separatism in Québec or Socialism in the rest of Canada, have been able to deliver and leave those wanting the real thing with a bad aftertaste in the mouth year after year, term after term, election after election. The Ralliement Créditiste know it, the Bloc Québécois know it, and now the Nouveau Parti Démocratique know it and it would be never forget the people who elect you or they will forget you. Populism is now here as the fourth ideology federally in Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada and provincially in François Legault's Coalisés with their politically incorrect fiscal responsible free marketeering individualism, but neither liberalism of Philippe Couillard's Liberaux nor separatism of Jean-François Lisée's Péquistes will be its prime antagonist, rather both cospokespeople Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois plus Gaétan Châteauneuf with their politically correct social justice warmachine Solidarités will fill that bill for the next four in the Ville de Québec.