Posts Tagged ‘Old Elites’

Just looking ahead to 2019 a little, and wondering what fresh bullshit is on the horizon, I can see the months ahead being dominated by a few (related) things: all of it centering on the meme of ‘rising up’ against the ‘elites’.

The ‘Yellow Vest’ movement, which started in Paris, and has apparently been catching on elsewhere, is probably going to continue into 2019: and the question, as I raised here, is what form or direction it is going to take.

Moreover, a question of what influences, idealogies, agendas or parties are going to be co-opting or trying to harness it.

Again, to reiterate: I’m in no way questioning the protesters in France and their motivations, which seemed pretty much spot-on. But once the ‘Yellow Vest’ brand is transferred out of France to other countries, it is no longer idealogically under the control of those French protesters.

And something freshly occured to me that’s been occuring to me on-and-off for over a year now. Given the parallel timing of many different strands – the ‘Populist’ wave, the migration unrest, the Trump/MAGA phenonemon, and now also the big protests, etc – I keep wondering if the Powers That Be have deliberately rigged a series of explosives to rip through society and the political order: and are just waiting to trigger those explosions. (more…)

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