After 89 years of liberal rule, the five million Norwegians will get a right-wing coalition to run the country. With 750 billion in the bank derived from oil revenues the people want to start using it. They desire an infrastructure upgrade and some other spending rather than sitting on the dough.
HERE is the story and it appears this may be a trend across the planet.
Australia as well had a vote and by golly they booted the liberals and put in place a conservative government.
HERE is the article.
Here is a snippet from the article on what sold the people there,
" Australia's new government prepared to take control of the nation
Sunday, with Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott vowing to immediately
scrap a hated tax on carbon polluters and implement a controversial plan
to stop asylum seekers from reaching the nation's shores."
I have a great hope that America will not fall into the trap of liberalism as these country's did. One only needs to see why people get discouraged and want a change when you see the results of their policies. In Norway the scumbag who shot and murdered 76 young people may be serving only 20 years for that horrendous crime. Why? Norway had become complacent and forgot there is evil in the world that must be countered. They were unprepared for the slaughter and the people of Norway said we cannot allow that again. So, they used that crime to change their leaders. I bet there will be a lot of changes to criminal acts.
Australia has been America's friend for many years. We share a lot of things about life and I along with many others were shocked the country went left a few years ago. Of course the leaders there went after guns and outlawed them after a shooting spree by a nut a few years ago. I think the people there have had enough of the nanny state by the left and used the weapons ban and some other policies to boot the left from government.
I realize any country can meet its maker for almost any reason. America is not immune either. I always look to the old USSR as a prime example of what can happen when the people get discouraged in their leaders. The massive USSR became 15 or so independent countries with there own leaders. They try and call it a "Federation" but to me that was simply to let the "bully" Russia think it is still in charge.
So is this a trend? It could be among the industrialized world, the "first world" countries. I hope so.