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”.
You see? The misinformation is not being gratefully received anymore. We’ve pointed them out in the past, here:
Brexit Politics: Elites Set Up New Conflict Between Populism and Globalism as Chaos Looms …
Did we ever think we would see the day when the New York Times would willingly acknowledge a battle over globalization? And it not just the New York Times.
The mainstream media usually doesn’t acknowledge globalism as an issue. Like central banking it is simply asserted as a fact, as natural as the air we breathe.
But now all of a sudden we are finding out it is a policy after all – something made by the hand of man and not descended from on high. And thus what may be a new dominant social trend: Globalism versus Populism.
And here we covered the especially obnoxious meme of the “expert.”
Now here’s an interesting reversal. A …