Thursday, May 04, 2017

Are Local Elections Going Global?

The French elections are now becoming a proxy war between pro-nationalist forces (Trump) and
anti- nationalist forces (Obama) worldwide. This indicates that both sides see things as a zero-sum game:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/05/05/daily-202-french-presidential-election-becomes-trump-vs-obama-proxy-war/590bddd9e9b69b6eaccb15fe/

Just as the Spanish Civil War was supposed to have drawn in young Leftists from around the world, likewise the battle for France's election seems to be bringing in activists from far and wide:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/marine-le-pen-alt-right-american-trolls


If this is a rising trend, then it's one that Indians had likewise better prepare for as well.

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