If the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that you can never predict what’s going to happen in U.S. and world politics. Who in early January 2016 could have known that within a year, Donald J. Trump would be inaugurated as president? Did anyone suspect that the debate between nationalists and globalists would become the dividing lines? This lack of foresight has not stopped political pundits and the legacy media predicting near-Armageddon.
Our writers at Liberty Nation are all news junkies with keen political insight, yet there is not a Cassandra among us. However, in the spirit of the season, we present you with our all-too-human predictions for what will likely transpire this coming year. Let us know what you predict in the comment section below.
Mark Angelides, Managing Editor
British PM Theresa May will fail to get her Brexit deal through the House of Commons, resulting in the need to take one of two options. Either Britain leaves the European Union on World Trade Organization terms (known in the political classes as a “No Deal Brexit”), or she will unilaterally choose to rescind Brexit altogether, against the wishes and votes of the people.
If she chooses WTO terms, there will be much rejoicing among the Brexiteers of Britain with wailing and complaining from those wedded to the E.U. If she chooses to scrap Brexit entirely, be prepared for riots and marches that will make this year’s Yellow Vest protests in France look like a kindergarten squabble.
Korean Peace Talks
Onar Åm, International Correspondent
Trump’s approval rating will continue to rise as more and more people realize that he is not literally Hitler, despite the legacy media’s best efforts to paint him as such. We will see populist parties around the world to continue to gain in polls and elections. China and the U.S. will reach a trade deal, and North Korea and South Korea will sign a peace treaty, or be in serious talks about it.
The legacy media will then switch from laughing at Trump for having talks with Kim Jong Un to claiming that peace was inevitable anyways and that Trump had little effect on the process. If history repeats itself, the North and South Korean leaders will get the Nobel Peace Prize but not Trump.
James Fite, Editor-at-Large
While the Democrats took the House in the 2018 midterms, it was the progressives who amongst them who really won big – especially now that they have traded support for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for a vote on term limits on the positions of power within the party. The socialists and communists will be bolstered by this, and will drive the Democratic Party farther left than it has ever been before in America. In 2019, we’ll see progressive policies replace those of the old guard, establishment Democrats. With these radical political and economic ideas well come their social values as well,
like identity politics, atheism, and collectivism.
The only saving grace of this will be that in radicalizing the Democratic Party – effectively transforming it into a clone of the Socialist Worker’s Party or the Communist Party USA. As this happens, centrist voters will likely support more Libertarian and even Republican options.
Truth at Last
Leesa K. Donner, Editor-in-Chief
After years of deception, the government cover-up and culpability of President Barack Obama over the Benghazi tragedy will finally come to light. The latest ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth on a FOIA request seems to indicate that the time is at hand for the government to come clean.
The release of State and Justice Department documents will show that Mr. Obama intentionally misled the American public and that the U.S. installation in Libya could have been better fortified. As well, these government communiqués will reveal that the man who created the YouTube video was nothing more than a persecuted patsy for a corrupt Obama administration.