European Politicians Terrified By "Horror Scenario" After Brexit, Trump

Tyler Durden's picture

First it was Brexit, then there was Trump. Two "shocking" events that nobody in the media, markets or punditry could admit could possibly happen. They happened... and that's just the beginning - as we showed last night, the political calendar over the next two years is only heating up, with countless potential "black swan" events - often involving nationalist tendencies or outright separatism, and further hits to the establishment status quo - on the horizon.

Most of these events take place in Europe, a powderkeg of simmering anger and resentment built up over the centuries of artificially enforced borders cutting across religions, ethnicities and cultures, which has only been swept under the rug over the past several decades with the help of an artificial customs and monetary union which is increasingly unstable. As such, even the smallest domino can push the entire continent into a state of terminal socio-economic collapse.

And both Europe, and the globalist establishment, know this.

The "horror scenario"

Which is why back in May, when Donald's Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election seemed the remotest of possibilities, a senior European official took to Twitter before a G7 summit in Tokyo to warn of a "horror scenario".

Imagine, said the official quoted by Reuters, if instead of Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, David Cameron and Matteo Renzi, next year's meeting of the club of rich nations included Trump, Marine Le Pen, Boris Johnson and Beppe Grillo: truly a horror for an exclusive group of aloof elitists who enjoy sneering on the same people whom they take advantage of every single day.

A month after Martin Selmayr, the head of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's cabinet made the comment, Britain shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union. Cameron stepped down as prime minister and Johnson - the former London mayor who helped swing Britons behind Brexit - became foreign minister. Now, five months later, with Trump's triumph over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the populist tsunami that seemed outlandish a few months ago is becoming reality, and the consequences for Europe's own political landscape are potentially huge.

This is why Europe is suddenly terrified that what until June seemed impossible, is now all too likely: in 2017, voters in the Netherlands, France and Germany - and possibly in Italy and Britain too - will vote in elections that could be coloured by the triumphs of Trump and Brexit, and the toxic politics that drove those campaigns.

And, as Reuters writes, the lessons will not be lost on continental Europe's populist parties, who hailed Trump's victory on Wednesday as a body blow for the political mainstream. "Politics will never be the same," said Geert Wilders of the far-right Dutch Freedom Party. "What happened in America can happen in Europe and the Netherlands as well."

Just like after Brexit, French National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen was similarly ebullient. "Today the United States, tomorrow France," Le Pen, the father of the party's leader Marine Le Pen, tweeted.

Trump as a Model

Daniela Schwarzer, director of research at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), said Trump's bare-fisted tactics against his opponents and the media provided a model for populist European parties that have exercised comparative restraint on a continent that still remembers World War Two. "The broken taboos, the extent of political conflict, the aggression that we've seen from Trump, this can widen the scope of what becomes thinkable in our own political culture," Schwarzer said.

Perhaps it is not the "political conflict" or aggression from Trump that Daniela is worried about; perhaps it is the threat of a truly democratic vote in a world in which all the benefits of crony capitalism and suppressed representation have gone exclusively to the 1%, something which is now openly known and resented by the rest of the increasingly angry population. And, as both Brexit and Trump have shown, an angry, education population is the worst possible enemy of any elitist, globalist clique.

Italy and Austria

Europe will get the first taste of its own "Trump Moment" as early as next month, when on December 4 Austrians will vote in a presidential election that could see Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party become the first far-right head of state to be freely elected in western Europe since 1945. On the same day, a constitutional reform referendum on which Prime Minister Renzi has staked his future could upset the political order in Italy, pushing Grillo's left-wing 5-Star movement closer to the reins of power.

Channeling Donald Trump, local Euroskeptic politician and comedian, Beppe Grillo said that "an epoch has gone up in flames. The real demagogues are the press, intellectuals, who are anchored to a world that no longer exists."

Right-wing parties are already running governments in Poland and Hungary. In western Europe, the likelihood of a Trump figure taking power seems remote for now but that too is rapidly changing. In Europe's parliamentary democracies, traditional parties from the right and left have set aside historical rivalries, banding together to keep out the populists.

But the lesson from the Brexit vote is that parties do not have to be in government to shape the political debate, said Tina Fordham, chief global political analyst at Citi. She cited the anti-EU UK Independence Party which has just one seat in the Westminster parliament. "UKIP did poorly in the last election but had a huge amount influence over the political dynamic in Britain," Fordham said. "The combination of the Brexit campaign and Trump have absolutely changed the way campaigns are run."

On Wednesday, UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed Trump's victory on Wednesday as a "supersized Brexit".

Europe's Political Limbo

As new political movements emerge, traditional parties will find it increasingly difficult to form coalitions and hold them together.  In Spain, incumbent Mariano Rajoy was returned to power last week but only after two inconclusive elections in which voters fled his conservatives and their traditional rival on the left, the Socialists, for two new parties, Podemos and Ciudadanos. After 10 months of political limbo, Rajoy finds himself atop a minority government that is expected to struggle to pass laws, implement reforms and plug holes in Spain's public finances.

The virus of political fragility could spread next year from Spain to the Netherlands, where Wilders's Freedom Party is neck-and-neck in opinion polls with Prime Minister Mark Rutte's liberals. For Rutte to stay in power after the election in March, he may be forced to consider novel, less-stable coalition options with an array of smaller parties, including the Greens.

The Le Pen Factor

In France, which has a presidential system, the chances of Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, emerging victorious are seen as slim. According to Reuters, the odds-on favourite to win the presidential election next spring is Alain Juppe, a 71-year-old centrist with extensive experience in government who has tapped into a yearning for responsible leadership after a decade of disappointment from Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy.

Then again if there is anything the Trump election has shown, is how woefully bad the polling industry has become and how incapable it is to deal with a splintering society that no longer conforms to historical norms. In a sign of Le Pen's strength, polls show she will win more support than any other politician in the first round of the election. Even if she loses the second round run-off, as polls suggest, her performance is likely to be seen as a watershed moment for continental Europe's far-right. It could give her a powerful platform from which to fight the reforms that Juppe and his conservative rivals for the presidency are promising.

The Heart of Europe

And then there is the country at the center of its all. In Germany, where voters go to the polls next autumn, far-right parties have struggled to gain a foothold in the post-war era because of the dark history of the Nazis, but that too is changing. Just three years old, the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), has become a force at the national level, unsettling Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, who have been punished in a series of regional votes because of her welcoming policy towards refugees.

Merkel could announce as early as next month that she plans to run for a fourth term, and if she does run, current polls suggest she would win. But she would do so as a diminished figure in a country that is perhaps more divided than at any time in the post-war era. Even Merkel's conservative sister party, the Bavarian Christian Social Union, has refused to endorse her.

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One year ago, Europe would have ignored any potential risks from the vote of society's "fringe." Now, after the two biggest political shocks in recent "developed nation" history, it can no longer afford to leave any outcome to chance, which means that the contemplated "horror scenario" is an all too real threat for the European's political oligarchy. The question we have, however, is whether similar to previous occasions in which the establishment status quo has found itself trapped, Europe's political elite will do anything and everything to stay in power, even if that means engage in preemptive "horrors" of its own against its own people. Sadly, Europe's history is all too full of precisely such examples and if there is anything the recent leaked glimpses into the decisionmaking process of the elite have confirmed, it is that one can no longer discount any theoretical outcome, no matter how ridiculous or "conspiratorial" it may appear at first glance.

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Al Gophilia's picture

you deep state bastards have got it coming. wouldn't hire you to push a broom.

philipat's picture

If it continues like this, GhordEUs may be out of a job sooner rather than later?

johngaltfla's picture

They had best worry more about the upcoming Italimpolosion. Italy's banking system is illiquid and that referendum in December could break the back of the EU.

Besides, the Eurowhiners didn't even make it into the big loser list from last night, they aren't worthy of consideration.

The Winners, Losers, and Dreadful from Election 2016
sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

Marine Le Pen needs to win big in France.  Hers is the only voice of reason in that socialist disaster that is France.


Let's hope that 1776 leads to 1789 again. 




glenlloyd's picture

France is a cesspool, they've let in too many immigrants and now it's become an albatross around their neck. They should have been limiting the incoming ones to people with good skills and educations, who would add to the collective vs detract and drag it down. Now there are too many and what are they to do.

I think by the time the elections get here France will be on board with Le Pen.

Déjà view's picture

Wonder where Bilderberg Group will be having their 'EMS' meeting...

Is-Be's picture

They could all get a degree in Gender Studies.

Chris Dakota's picture

Here I am with yet another original that NOBODY is bringing up.

Ok, they say in 10 yrs 85% of the jobs will be performed by robots.

If so, why do you need mass immigration now???

Japan has said flatly "No immigration" in Tokyo the robot takes your order, you slide the card and it fetches the food.

Some restaurants have no people working there.

GreatUncle's picture

If so, why do you need mass immigration now???

Simple Keynsian policies once linked to populations for the YOY growth they were getting was good.

So new immigrant arrive, consumption goes up else they live on fresh air and that is growth.

In the UK the ONS has been championing ever greater immigration because of the increased consumption not like 300K immigrants is not enough already.



In the great depression when the whole economic system adopted Keynes is was an inflate and deflate the debt away.

In the 70's dropping the gold standard, not allowed to tie it to anything because that exposed the level of forcved inflation.

70's in the UK a home cost £2000, try now 250x dearer and that reflects the forced CB inflation of the system.

Gold 250x the real gold ETF's game .

Out of inflation now, 2008 could not do it hidden in the system so they attempt CTRL-P of the inflation.

Stocks now 2008 - now capping.

We are fast approaching stall once again but where next time? Not property, not stocks, not derivatives ... shot the lot.

Robots is the ever ncreasing efficiency directly opposing the forced CB inflation.

Be glad when I am dead TBH, just hoping to die before all the shit kicks off because everybody will be fighting each other when nobody will consider what is causing it. WAR! WAR! WAR for fuck all the problem is still there and it is us.

Nunya Bidness Gogl's picture

The problem is us? Are you a member of the tribe? Because I am not.

Jim in MN's picture

Speaking of Nazis and national identity, there is an amazing little tidbit of history that I have shared here before, but will again as it is still pretty amazing and relevant on several levels.

It turns out that Germany, as a budding modern Deep State entity.......completely lied about and covered up the existence of the Holocaust to its own people and children for over thirty years!

Even more stunning: the only reason they finally had to tell the truth was because of the ABC miniseries, Holocaust, starring Meryl Streep that was released in 1978!!!!! I shit you not.

From Wikipedia:

In January 1979, Holocaust aired in West Germany. With an estimated viewership of up to 15 million households, the miniseries turned out to be extremely popular during its initial airing, leading to an increased public interest in the crimes committed during the Nazi era. The series which was watched by 20 million people, or 50 percent of West Germany's population, and it first brought the matter of the genocide during World War II to widespread public attention in a way that it never was before. After each part of Holocaust was aired, there was a companion show where a panel of historians could answer questions from people phoning in. The historian's panels were overwhelmed with thousands of phone calls from shocked and outraged Germans. The German historian Alf Lüdtke wrote that the historians "could not cope" as they were faced with thousands of angry phone-callers asking how these things could happen. Subsequently the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache named the term "Holocaust" as German Word of the Year.




jeff montanye's picture

and all of europe should really reconsider nato since it is through that organization, among others, that the u.s. perpetrates its wars for israel against libya and syria and causes dislocating immigration to europe of people that should hate the u.s. greatly, and, by extension, its european allies.

GreatUncle's picture

NATO, like the UN, IMF are not US people owned they are elite owned and have become no more than tools to control populations.

Agenda 21 - first came about in 1992 - at that point you can safely say well on the way to being owned. That is the final goal and some UN spokesperson came out on the need to remove constitutions and national borders.

That is the agenda and in it populations and people will have no voice in this world = you will be slaves.


Nunya Bidness Gogl's picture

We are a good way along to that already.

Sub MOA's picture

thats a nice bit of BS ya got going there espc since the holohoax (now a registered trademark in jewywood)  the ebil nazi shit that you either brain damaged imbecilles or (same difference) kikes push is really getting worn thinner than piss stains on crotchless panties...  wikipedia is fully monitored and edited by both the splc and the adl as well as other kike orgs in ishrahell  and even worse it is not even accepted as viable by the marxist colleges or even high schools as a research source go back to impressing your ignorant like mindless types with BS the internet is here and the cats outta the bag ....holohoax is a cult of money making same as it always was ...maybe you can get one of those decrepit old jeweses to shit you some diamonds LMAO   fucking idiot  hey wanna buy a lampshade or maybe some refreshing jew fat soap also have a sale on wooden gas chamber doors ... since you like talking like a cartoon character (as in your other post)  how's this



just some starting points dummies

Nunya Bidness Gogl's picture

(((Jim in MN)))

Also, "that's not an argument."

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Sub MOA Nov 10, 2016 7:13 AM

250,000 Jews died in camps max.

most of them died from allied bombing raids.

Its been the worst pile of horseshit in history.

No wonder I never heard this term "holocaust" until the 70s.

Took them 35 yrs to cook the story up.

Jim in MN's picture

Sorry but the ABC miniseries won Emmy Awards which makes it official and uncontestable history. 

At least compared to the kind of smut you are pushing.  'Mork and Mindy' is more realistic.


Holocaust won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series. The series also won Emmys for Meryl Streep, Moriarty and Blanche Baker. Morton Gould's music was nominated, but did not win. Gould's music score was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score for a Movie or Television Program.

Nunya Bidness Gogl's picture

Please refer to the graphic referenced in my post above.

I just looked it up myself. ABC is red (Jewish) across the board. That means the President, CEO, Founder, Owner, Vice President, and Chairman are all Jewish.

If you are still getting your information from the corporate media, then YOU are part of the problem.

Is-Be's picture

Go dunk your head in a bucket.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Is-Be Nov 9, 2016 11:35 PM

More like Jim in Tel Aviv

Nunya Bidness Gogl's picture

And neither is this.

I find it interesting how the JIDF (Jewish Internet Defence Force) never have any facts or arguments, only personal attacks, including by far their favorite, pointing at someone and just saying "anti-semitism!"

I have to give them credit though, their propaganda is so good that even non Jews (mostly Christians, but a lot of others, too) have been suckered into doing this on behalf of Jews. Pretty neat trick!

I am so glad we have the Internet now, (((TPTB))) are losing control of the conversation because they can't censor millions of individuals any more, organically spreading the truth, as in comment sections here and elsewhere.

And when people start reading up on the truth, and checking into things (as I did), it becomes pretty clear pretty quickly that the (((official story))) just doesn't add up. In fact, it's got to be one of, if not, THE biggest lies ever told.

Dugald's picture


horror scenario,

You bet, now NATO will have to prod the bear on its own, bet you are

not feeling your oats today fellas, weapon emplacements and troop in full reverse I bet !!

Dugald's picture


horror scenario,

You bet, now NATO will have to prod the bear on its own, bet you are

not feeling your oats today fellas, weapon emplacements and troop in full reverse real soon, I bet !!

AlexCharting's picture

This is not about nationalism vs. globalism. This is all about IDENTITY.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) AlexCharting Nov 9, 2016 9:03 PM

Nationalism is identity

Nunya Bidness Gogl's picture


A nation is it's people, represented by their flag, and has nothing to do with "the government."

Although the state will always deliberately try to muddy the water by associating itself with the flag, pledge of allegiance, and other forms of statist indoctrination and propaganda.

Don't fall for it. It's just another trick of the ruling class. Question authority! Remember that saying? You used to see it on T-shirts and bumper stickers, but I never do any more. Far too many have far too easily and willingly accepted the burden of their chains, and nothing gets better until a lot more people start waking up to these facts.

The Gods of the 21st Century

If you agree with this message, I invite you to help me by spreading it to all social media and comment sections everywhere. Godspeed!

GreatUncle's picture

Smash constitutions to break populations whilst at the same time propping up economies with extra consumption.

That's a win, win for them.

LN's picture

"Imagine, said the official quoted by Reuters, if instead of Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, David Cameron and Matteo Renzi, next year's meeting of the club of rich nations included Trump, Marine Le Pen, Boris Johnson and Beppe Grillo:..."

There's a problem with this?  Who knew?


Jim in MN's picture

Daffy DucK voice:  "LETSH GET 'EM, BOYTH"...


I have sometimes daydreamed out a video game in which populations chase global elites through the 'ski set circuit' of Monaco, Bali, Upper West Side Manhattan, London, Nepal, Ibiza, etc. ending up in a series of levels set beneath the Swiss mountains.  There you run across gold bars, chocolate, clocks, Hitler's brain, alien artifacts etc. while pursuing the elite scum to their ultimate rat holes.


Some one make that game and make a mint selling it, OK?  I even have the name

Justice Operation: Persecution Year


LN's picture

This sounds like a great game, you should contact Sony.  I'm sure they would jump at the chance. :)


bamawatson's picture

if only someone would write a song...

Vegetius's picture


The fools who created the ground for this upswelling of Nationalist power are those who ruled and spurned their fellow citizens. Greed, hubris and social policies drawn up by elitists have blown up in their faces,

How sweet it is.

Our passions are most like to floods and streams, The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb. Hatreds are the cinders of affection.

- Sir Walter Raleigh

skbull44's picture

Unfortunately, most 'revolutions' just replace one set of corrupt criminals with another set of corrupt criminals...

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) skbull44 Nov 9, 2016 9:06 PM

You will never change man's basic instincts aka the 7 Deadly Sins

tuetenueggel's picture

When I belong to the new criminals, the old ones don´t bother me.

webmatex's picture

Everything collapses eventually (Rome, USRailways, 8TrackBetamaX, GoldStandard), and often they call it a "revolution" afterwards.

nmewn's picture

Yeah, I heard the cocooned, bubble wrapped, elitist, snob, junior propaganda artist .gov press "corps" trying to come to terms with themselves last night over Brexit & Trump...even while supporting their globalist Establishment candidate, believing in their own bullshit to the not-so-nail-biting bitter end.

And I asked this how it was for the 1000 year Reich when the Red Army was closing in around the psychopathic & delusional and Hitler exhorting them on to fight to the their deaths?

Somehow, in a lot of ways...I think it was ;-)

Jim in MN's picture



Somewhere, in the back of each sociopath's mind, a little voice is saying:


"why has no one come to stop me yet?"


The ultimate problem in the current system is that it has so thoroughly filtered out, neutralized or destroyed all actual limitations on the elite's sociopathic excesses, that there is no one left to come for them.

Except us.

Killdo's picture

because they have managed to (over centuries) install a system of brainwashing fear into children  - fear of 'eating from the Tree of Knowledge', while training them like obedient slaves to turn another cheek and to love their (psychopathic ) enemy?

tuetenueggel's picture

The perfect system of any religion: Make the people fear God and do your ugly business. It works since more than 2000 yeard worldwide.

booboo's picture

They are like serial killers, they keep souvenirs of their kills so they can relive the experience each time getting more brazen until they are caught and then go on to recount their each exploit with glee. Sounds familiar when compared to a globalist mover and shaker

Future Jim's picture

At this point each of them is inundating all the others with virtue signaling to make sure everyone knows it was not his fault because he is one of the best and truest libtards there ever was. ;-)