Editor’s Note: It is refreshing to read a conservative who knows more about Yurop than how the French are cheese eating surrender monkeys and we should all eat Freedom Fries.
I’ve been around since 2001 and have seen almost all of this:
“Modern right-wing populism set the world ablaze in 2016, with Brexit and Donald Trump’s election. But it didn’t start with Nigel Farage, or with Trump coming down the golden escalator. This political phenomenon has been building for two decades around the globe, and during this time the establishment governments have had many opportunities to squash it by addressing working-class voters’ concerns about government corruption, income inequality, free trade, nation-building, mass immigration, sovereignty, and terrorism.
The political class didn’t address these problems because that would have forced them tocompromise their orthodoxy that cultures and people were interchangeable and that people displaced by globalism could merely move away from industrial rust belts and learn new trades. As a result, governments became increasingly removed from the people they governed. ..”
If we could take the positions of Yang and Trump and create a compromise on immigration, political correctness, health care, Universal Basic Income, campaign finance reform, international peace, student loan forgiveness and a bunch of other issues, we could get somewhere.
Note: Populists are already the new center of the electorate. And yet, we have no representation in American politics. It really all boils down to the money.