Headline! Indiana Primary: Donald Trump gets straight run to presidential nomination as Ted Cruz drops out.
This is just a quickie post aside from the EU Referendum series of essays that I’ve been uploading lately.
The established order of the mainstream political and media elites is crumbling to pieces as those same elites struggle to understand the changing relationship between people and politicians these days. Many people are sick to death of being lectured at by semi- if not wholly-detached politicians and their media lackeys – or is it the other way around? – purely in the name of political power and prestige (sod the voters).
Well, the voters seem to be getting fed up with being told to sod off – in the States at least. The result is interesting times for the Yanks. Are we next in the UK and Europe? Let’s hope so. Let’s hope that the likes of the Cameron-Juncker double act is on borrowed time.
If mainstream, ‘moderate’ politicians lose all connection with their voters – as has happened in the US, and is happening in Europe and the UK – then all bets are off as to who rises to the surface. For as long as our cretinous politicos treat the voting public with contempt, democracy says anything can happen. The growing view of the politicos, however, is the less democracy, the better; which is European Commission policy, of course.
‘They must go on voting until they get it right‘
Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission 2004 – 14
My anger and irritation lies not with Donald Trump (he’s an opportunist), but with the mainstream political elite, the so-called ‘moderate’ politicians who have engineered themselves into some other universe, out of all touch with ordinary voters. The result is what we’re seeing in the States now. My money is on the same unfolding of political events occurring in Europe and the UK in the coming years …
PS I’m not a fan of Mr Trump, btw, but I do like watching the existing political order being blown out of the water …
Meantime, in Europe, in the bunker things are getting a little fraught …
[Warning: Herr Hitler is a little irritated and uses rude language]