Corruption and extremism threaten government legitimacy

The strength of our Federal Government has been diminished by its response to the rise of right-wing extremism and accusations of corruption, writes Bilal Cleland. WE ARE CONFRONTED in Western countries with an increasingly extreme right-wing reactionary political movement posing as conservatives. Conservatives are by nature opposed to radical change, wanting to gradually build upon already established foundations of society. Radical reactionaries want to halt change – perceived as threatening – and seek to return to an imagined Golden Age. In Western society, unfortunately, that Golden Age is the age of dominance by the White man, in the family, in society and in the world. A voting system restricted to White property-owning males of mature age and a world divided amongst the European powers as at the height of imperialism is their idea of perfection.

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