Global disorder: from Donald Trump to the South China Sea … The belligerence of domestic politics is spilling on to the world stage … Take a harder look and some uncomfortable patterns emerge: rising nationalism, identity politics, disdain for institutions and a fracturing of the rules-based international system. Governments have lost control, and citizens faith. The belligerence in domestic politics spills over on to the global stage. This is not quite a Hobbesian world but the direction of travel is evident. –Financial Times
The elite’s controlling propaganda is failing.
This article that appeared recently in the Financial Times is a perfect summary of both elite memes and their increasing malfunction.
Here’s the crux paragraph:
The populist credo replaces patriotism with nationalism and promotes contempt for traditional institutions. Anyone styled an “expert” is in cahoots with the elites. Everyone has a right to produce their own “facts”.
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