I have written at length for two decades about the passing of one era and the beginning of another. While the dust of history is now settling on the post WW2 paradigm, the new is yet to fully emerge.
One of the changes that has not been much discussed is the seismic shock that will erupt on the political scene. Most of the political parties that we have grown up with, and voted for, will disappear. Very few of them, if any, will survive the catastrophe that has been allowed to happen on their watch. Be clear here that, much as I condemn the political class, it is we the voters who elected them. We stopped demanding competence and honesty and settled for corrupt sleazebags, as long as they delivered handouts across the board. Why not? Prosperity is forever – right?
The first casualty will be The Greta Greens, and rightly so. Across the West their message of doom, despair and disaster has been self-fulfilling. Their policies and influence have brought about the very situation that they claimed to be fighting against.
It is The Greta Greens, and all who listened to them and voted for them, that bear responsibility for the energy crisis.
It is The Greta Greens, and all who listened to them and voted for them, that bear responsibility for the food crisis.
The winter that is now upon Europe will see people having to make a choice between freezing or starving. “But Philip, the government would never let that happen”. That is a verbatim quote from a friend.
How many of them will ever vote Green again? Very few, but that will be a blessing that arrives too late to avoid the death and suffering that they, and the lesser intellects who voted for them, have inflicted on the world.
The cocoon that has been built around people, to the degree that they have come to truly believe that governments will always look after them, will shatter. Coming into view will be a hitherto unknown monster called Reality.
Reality is very scary because it insists that each individual is responsible for his own survival. Reality will see vegans fighting over dead rats, Greta Greens huddling for warmth around burning fossil fuels and ‘radical feminists’ on the prowl for a man to look after them.
It is likely that not only will the existing political parties implode, but that democracy itself will. It truly has proved to be a disturbingly poor system of government. At least with an autocracy there is a chance of getting a wise ruler.
Something very ugly this way comes and it will be worse than having to make a choice between heating or eating.