- Jul 19, 2012
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- Political Leaning
Its expressions range from Brexit to the Trump phenomena and includes neo-nationalist and unconventional insurgent movement around the world. It shares no single leader, party or ideology. It's very incoherence, combined with the blindness of its elite opposition, has made it hard for the established parties across what’s left of the democratic world to contain it.
What holds the rebels together is a single idea: the rejection of the neo-liberal crony capitalist order that has arisen since the fall of the Soviet Union. For two decades, this new ruling class could boast of great successes: rising living standards, limited warfare, rapid technological change and an optimism about the future spread of liberal democracy. Now, that’s all fading or failing.
Crony capitalists and bureaucrats have been telling us that it's raining as they piss down the backs of the people. And the people have had enough. Here in the US we would hope for a statesman or group of statesmen or women who could unwind this crisis in a non-violent way. But instead we have politicians who incite violence and speak of their political opponents as "the enemy". People are just not in the mood to listen to calmer voices. Given the circumstances, being calm seems like a cop-out. The bureaucrats just pushed things one volume of regulations too far, and our leaders did nothing.