In recent times, chaos has attained a hallowed status through simplistic argument that it is a necessity for the rectification of society. In other words: everything is so fucked up, nothing can be fixed, so let’s break it down and begin again.
There are some very wild cards now in play in global politics. They are not who might be called gentlemen. I would call them loose cannons, who have abundant egos, few scruples and Messianistic delusions.
Most of them have some significant weapons to play with and some are itching to play with them.
Then there are the others who are really nihilists and anarchists who have been fighting the world for some time.
The electoral middle fingers that have been jabbed into the longstanding beacons of western democracy, Britain and the United States, and the Establishment in general, signal a strong swing to the right. Circle those wagons, don’t let any strangers near…
Governments heeding that finger will effect shrinkage in unrestrained freedom; liberal causes and fair go will be shelved for a while. There will be a lot more of: Do what I say and shut your mouth or we will shut it for you.
The policeman’s boots are going to get bigger.
Freedom of speech and the truth are always casualties in times of trouble.
It is sad but real: history has shown us again and again – in practice, we are not peaceful and fellow human loving by nature.
The pendulum swings back and forth… history repeats.
Read Tobias Stone’s article: