The scourge of leftism was stopped in its tracks when voters in Argentina ousted the socialist regime that has brought economic pain and misery to the once-thriving Latin American country.
On Sunday, libertarian outsider Javier Milei who ran against the failed system soundly thumped his opponent Sergio Massa, Peronist party Economy Minister, in a closely watched election that cheered conservatives and could be a sign that the end could be coming for left-wing authoritarians across the globe as the people revolt against their reign.
Milei, a 53-year-old former television pundit who has been likened to GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump, took around 56 percent of the vote which according to AP, is the “highest percentage that a presidential candidate has received since the South American country’s return to democracy in 1983.”
The president-elect inspired the people’s uprising against the system with his fiery rhetoric including calling Argentinian Pope Francis a “filthy leftist” and describing the climate change agenda as a “lie of socialism” as well as brandishing a chainsaw on the campaign trail.
Conservative ultra-libertarian Javier Milei wins the Argentine presidential election.
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) November 19, 2023
“Argentina’s situation is critical. The changes our country needs are drastic. There is no room for gradualism, no room for lukewarm measures,” Milei told supporters who changed “Liberty, liberty!” and “Let them all leave” as celebrations erupted in the streets of Buenos Aires.
Milei also adopted the yellow American Gadsden flag featuring a coiled rattlesnake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me,” a symbol of resistance against a corrupt, entrenched elite that has been adopted by his anti-socialist movement.
“MAKE ARGENTINA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump said on Truth Social.
(Screenshot: Truth Social)
“Congratulations to Javier Milei on a great race for President of Argentina. The whole world was watching! I am very proud of you. You will turn your Country around and truly Make Argentina Great Again!” Trump added.
“Prosperity is ahead for Argentina, said Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk whose acquisition of Twitter, now renamed X, led to a resurgence of free speech which had all but been stomped out by predatory leftists.
Prosperity is ahead for Argentina
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2023
Tucker Carlson, whose September interview with Milei has racked up 423 million views on X posted a picture of himself with Argentina’s new leader.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 20, 2023
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) offered her congratulations and shared a video of the president-elect ripping labels bearing the names of government ministries off a board, showing where he plans to take a chainsaw to his country’s socialist bureaucracy.
Argentina God bless you!!
— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) November 20, 2023
More reactions poured in after Milei’s win dealt a blow to global leftism, a much-needed morale booster in the fight against tyrannical regimes that could soon begin to fall like dominoes.
Here’s the most compelling reason why American progressives detest Javier Milei:
If Argentina can elect a government with a mandate to restrain and downsize government, so can we.
It’ll work there.
And then here.
That, my friends, is an existential threat to progressives.
— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) November 20, 2023
Just a century ago, Argentina was one of the ten wealthiest countries in the world. Today’s Argentina suffers 124% inflation & loses economic migrants to other countries. Congratulations to Javier Milei. Now the hard part begins. May the spirits of Mises & Hayek be with you. pic.twitter.com/UVZVcZtI1e
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) November 20, 2023
“Leftist sons of b*tches, be afraid!” pic.twitter.com/fnxo6FEUag
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 20, 2023
JUST IN—The streets of Argentina are FILLED with celebrations as Javier Milei is elected the next president of Argentina—like an occupied people cheering the arrival of a liberating army. pic.twitter.com/GbF5JDUYjm
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 20, 2023
The new President of Argentina, Javier Milei, in his own words:
-he considers Pope Francis a “filthy leftist”
-he says that “redistributing wealth is a violent act”
-he has called climate change a “lie of socialism”
-his governing philosophy is that “you can’t give shit… pic.twitter.com/PaxmhwJMiF
— Joey Mannarino (@JoeyMannarinoUS) November 20, 2023
“I would tell to him to continue his fight against socialism, because he’s one of the few who truly understood what the fight against socialists and statists means. He perfectly understood that wealth creation resides in the private sector,” Milei said of Trump in his interview with Carlson.
Ep. 24 Argentina’s next president could be Javier Milei. Who is he? We traveled to Buenos Aires to speak with him and find out. pic.twitter.com/4WwTZYoWHs
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) September 14, 2023
“The state doesn’t create wealth, it destroys it. The state cannot give anything because it doesn’t produce anything, and when it wants to do it, it does it horribly. From my humble position, the only thing I could say is that he should double his efforts in the direction of defending the ideas of freedom without giving an inch to the socialists,” he said.
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