A global backlash against woke madness, climate change alarmism, and immigration policies is gaining momentum in the US, Europe, and Australia, according to Mike Shedlock. Shedlock highlights the challenges facing the idea of permissive migration in an economically unequal world and the negative consequences of leaders insisting on equal obligations towards indigent foreigners as towards their own citizens. He argues that this moral code will not survive the political backlash currently underway in Europe and America.
In addition, Shedlock notes that the moral imperative of self-abasing action to combat climate change is also being challenged, particularly in Europe and the UK. Despite dramatic reductions in carbon emissions in the UK thanks to technological innovation, the country’s efforts will have little impact on global emissions as long as China, India, and other countries continue to have high levels of emissions. Shedlock suggests that this realization is leading to a wobbling of the cultural self-annihilation pillar as well.
Shedlock provides evidence of this cultural self-annihilation challenge in Australia, where a left-wing government’s proposal for constitutional reform to address the grievances of the Aboriginal population is facing fierce opposition. The proposed reform, called the Voice to Parliament, would create a constitutional body that Parliament would be required to consult on all legislative and other matters relating to indigenous peoples. However, recent polls suggest that Australians will reject this change, indicating a growing dissatisfaction with leaders’ focus on dividing people by race rather than uniting them around a common national identity.
Shedlock also highlights the migrant crisis in New York City, where Mayor Eric Adams is calling for assistance from the state and federal governments. However, Shedlock questions the city’s request for temporary help and more money instead of considering ending the right-to-shelter mandate that requires the city to provide a bed to anyone who asks for one. He criticizes Adams for praising President Biden’s actions in granting temporary protected status to Venezuelans while asking a judge to suspend the right to shelter for migrants. Shedlock argues that this inconsistency undermines Adams’ credibility.
Furthermore, Shedlock discusses the protests and backlash against migrants in New York City, as well as the recent approval of universal school choice in North Carolina, which he sees as a victory for Republicans and a blow to Democrats who are closely tied to teachers’ unions. He also mentions the backlash faced by the president of the Chicago Teachers Union for sending her child to a private school despite opposing school choice efforts.
In a final note, Shedlock applauds UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s decision to delay the ban on selling new petrol and diesel cars, slow down plans to phase out gas boilers, and reject calls for regulating efficiency for homeowners. Shedlock argues that a switch to electric vehicles would not make a significant difference to the climate in the long term and highlights the negative consequences and inflationary pressures associated with a radical push towards EVs.
Overall, Shedlock sees the increasing backlash against woke madness, climate change alarmism, and immigration policies as a wakeup call for Progressives, with potential benefits for Republicans, particularly former President Donald Trump.