No, I’m not talking about the battlefield, but rather in changing western society.
ISIS and other groups have succeeded, intentionally or otherwise, in changing the politics of much of the world. The result is a shift to the far right in many countries enabled in large part by a fear of immigration. From the Brexit to Donald Trump, the anti-immigration message and fear are driving isolationism and nationalism. In many European countries nationalists are gaining power further sending the EU toward fragmentation.
Society has a short memory. Where did nationalism lead us in the 20th century and before? How did America achieve its unique society, but for diverse immigration for centuries?
Society is making a second mistake with the immigrants that do enter a country, rather than being assimilated into their new society, they are isolated or enabled in their quest to retain their former culture.
In my view all this will lead to a major catastrophe in the future, just as similar cultural extremism has in the past. Why can’t we learn from history?
What is your opinion?
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