Today is New Years Eve.
As 2016 Recedes Into History
The top story of 2016 was Immigration. In the United States it drove the election of the otherwise unlikely Donald Trump and the Republican domination of government. In Europe, it drove Brexit and the destabilization of the rest of the European Union. It’s related opposite Emigration drove the societies of Latin America and the Middle East.
Was terrorism a related topic? While hotly debated, would Muslim terrorists had so many opportunities had not wide-scale immigrants been available to hide among? Terrorists struck not just in the cities of Europe and America but in the skies as airliners crashed. After such wide-scale Muslim migrations, is Radical-Muslim terrorism going to be the new norm for the future? Just asking.
While such a huge story, why was important parts of it barely reported on at all?
- What of the root causes of these migrations? Have they changed over the last few years? If Radical Islam is not such a problem then why is ISIS been so very hard to defeat?
- Why should destinations be limited to the United States, Australia, and Western Europe? There are lots of other destinations. For example, South America, Central Asia, and Siberia. Granted such migrations may take on more aspects like the pioneers of the American Old West but that is still a viable alternative and in many cases, a preferable one.
Apart from terrorism, what impact will migrations, particularly Muslim migrations have on Western societies? During 2016 Muslim immigrants voted with leftwing parties based on those parties’ greater acceptance of immigration. As things settle down in the future, will devout Muslims continue to support (via party support) abortion, homosexuality, and indeed, the whole LGBQT agenda?
Not every major story of 2016 was related to world migrations.
Scientists detected gravitational waves in 2016, thus validating key Einstein theories. Ships orbited Jupiter and Saturn closer than ever, providing the best information yet.
That’s it for 2016 at History Moments. Look for past years’ round-ups at the tag-link below. How we miss you Jibb-Jab!
Have fun tonight. Happy New Year!
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