The political battles in the West today are not between Left and Right, they are between the Influencers, essentially the ‘rich and famous’ and their aspirational political and media cohorts, and those who are colloquially known as the Deplorables and who boringly work at productive jobs and create real wealth.
We are fast returning to feudal times. Lords and Ladies living in swank mansions dine on chef-prepared food and travel first-class, while haughtily ruling over and lecturing serfs who eat take-away garbage and struggle to afford to register their vehicles. The serfs (Deplorables) are taxed sufficient to keep them close to the poverty line and treated with contempt – when they are not being completely ignored. They know it and are angry.
President Trump in the US seems to understand the problem. I’m not at all sure that Boris Johnson, the probable next PM, in the UK does. Nor are voters from both major parties; that is why they are flocking to the Brexit Party. It seems likely that the success of Nigel Farage is due to more than just the need to be free of European dictators, it is, and probably more importantly, due to the desire to ‘stick it up’ the Influencer establishment with their constant taxing and moralising.
We are in the midst of an historic upheaval in western politics. However, the anger and will for change will not be sufficient. It was only the introduction of Gold into circulation that demolished the old feudal system. And it is only the return of Gold to circulation that will reverse the relentless push to drive us back there.