The United Kingdom, France, and the United States have all had something in common; elections that held the fate of their country in the balance. The difference is, while the United States embraced their destruction, the United Kingdom and France have rejected the growth of far-right populism, which the rest of the Western world is doing as well.
The United Kingdom stunned political analysts when Labour won enough seats to make sure the Conservative party did not have a majority unless they work with the hard right-wing Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which is in favor of a “soft” Brexit.
Prime Minister Theresa May originally called for the snap election in April in hopes of sealing the majority that Conservatives held, but everyone was shocked when the firebrand Jeremy Corbyn whipped the young British into turning out in record numbers.
The DUP, which is much more right-wing then the actual Conservative party of England, is causing them to reevaluate their moderate policies.
Modern Conservatism Is In Peril
What the snap election, and rejection of far-right Marie Le Pen in France, means for America is a strong anti-Trump base.
The fact that the British and French rejected the right in stunning upset elections might be the push that Americans, especially the young Americans, need to get into politics and try to make a change.
At the end of the day, progress is inevitable, and the right-wing should be realizing this. The election of Donald Trump was the last dying gasps of an outdated ideology.
Donald Trump, if successful would have meant that the neo-conservatives would have stayed legitimate, but right now his presidency is failing and a new conservative tactic needs to be picked.
The conservatives need to adapt or die, evolution needs to be accepted and if the Right wants to stay a valid political force; it needs to listen to the world and it’s rejection of social inequality and ultranationalist rhetoric.