The collapse of the West will start from the peripheries and move in toward the major cities. It has already begun. In Australia, the recent State election in NSW saw the vote for major parties drop and the vote for parties previously considered ‘minor’ rise significantly.
In this topsy-turvy artificial world based on counterfeit credit, most ‘wealth’ is produced in the cities, thus it is here that governments focus their dwindling resources (tax revenues and borrowings).
This has exacerbated the growing divide between the cities, where the social technocrats, professionals and effete, soy-sipping vegan warmists congregate, and the rest of the country. At best, city people feel a deep separation from country people. At worst, they are openly contemptuous. As a country-living person, I can assure them that the antipathy is reciprocated. This Lords and Serfs divide is slowly making the traditional parties, ensconced in power for a century, anathema for more and more people.
A case could be made that the wealth gap between city and country only exists because the real value of rural production is underestimated – taken for granted. If the country deplorables ever decided to withhold food from the cities, then perceptions of the true centre of wealth creation would shift significantly. Still, that is just idle speculation; country people have their debts to pay and must scratch for dollars just like everyone else.
The problem with this scenario is that even though governments focus on the major cities, a growing number of people don’t live there – can’t afford to live there. This is precisely what Le Roi Emmanuel and his media court have discovered, to their shock, in France.
Our faux elites fear the coalescing of what have been myriad fragments of discontent. It fears an undermining of the self-serving, unelected technocrats who regulate and smother our societies, and the traditional political parties that empower them. It fears loss of power. It does not yet fear retribution, but it should. An anger that has been supressed for so long will be ugly when it manifests. Les Gilets Jaunes are just a mild taste of what is to come.
We live in a fake world – fake money, fake news, fake sciences, fake sexes, fake compassion for the ‘oppressed’ and fake just about everything else. Including reality.
It cannot last. We can stray, certainly, from reality, but circumstances dictate that it cannot be for too far or too long. A part of the overdue reversion to reality will be circulating Gold.