In short, “Drain the swamp”…
Large scale change happens
It is not a novel insight to point out that major geopolitical change is an ongoing process. Key events in living memory would include:
- 1970s — oil shock; Vietnam War
- 1980s — deregulation; sudden end of the Soviet empire
- 1990s — Gulf War; dotcom boom and bust
- 2000s — 9/11 + Iraq War; financial collapse
Here in the late 2010s, it is arguable that we are seeing the decline and end of Globalism, together with many supporting institutions and doctrines. Whilst the counter-trend is labelled Nationalism by the media, it is better seen as anti-authoritarianism. The demand is for power be held closer to the people, rather than by an unaccountable political establishment.
Anti-globalism is the narrative that joins together otherwise seemingly disparate events — mass protests in Hong Kong, Brexit in the UK, a “cold” civil war in France, a new government in Brazil, and the Trump administration in the USA. Working people are tired of extreme wealth disparities, declining standards of living, and mass migration causing cultural upheaval.
Most of all, ordinary people demand and end to their exploitation through endemic corruption. Specifically, a two-tier justice system has evolved where a privileged class can easily evade consequences for their thieving behaviour. This powerful stateless mafia — which controls many important political, financial, media and industrial institutions — now faces removal and justice…