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Dear Ace McWicked,
It occurred to me that I did not explain certain matters sufficiently in relation to the 21st century desecularization of New Zealand that is expected by religion/irreligion demography scholars (see: Postsecularism and New Zealand in the 21st century).
A few points:
1. I argued that what is happening in Europe and most of the rest of the world will inevitably happen in New Zealand also.
Consider these facts:
|“|| In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the 'pink tide' of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere...
In this planet-wide rising tide of right-wing populism, the liberal left commands only a few disconnected islands — Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Uruguay... Worse, crafty operators with even more ambitious agendas stand ready to destroy the liberal status quo once and for all."
In September 2018, Pew Research indicated: "Due to the decline of the center-left across much of Western Europe and the comparative steadiness of the center-right, most Western European countries are led by center-right parties, as measured by the party of the prime minister or other head of government." In June 2014, Forbes reported that it is undeniable that politically right wing parties are ascendant in Europe.
- Combating the New Right by John Feffer, The Nation, May 13, 2019
- Swedish election highlights decline of center-left parties across Western Europe by Kyle Taylor
- Europe's Deep Right-Wing Logic By Robert D. Kaplan