Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Anti-Establishment Trend is Here to Stay, Recent Elections Prove This

The global, anti-establishment trend, of which I have written about in numerous articles over the past few years, and of which I have stated would continue onward, shaping our politics for years to come, is not only alive, it is firing on all cylinders.

The election of Donald Trump, as I stated before and after he was elected, accurately predicting that he would handily win the Electoral College, was not the first sign of this growing trend, nor was the successful BREXIT campaign.

Even though these two events were the most stunning events to rock the political landscape in recent history and thus shocked many, they came as no surprise to those closely following the pulse of the geopolitical landscape, a pulse that suggests monumental change is still yet to come and the times are going to become increasingly more and more unstable moving forward.

Once again, with the recent German, Austrian and now Italian elections, we can see that the trend has solidly entrenched itself and anyone who still has their blinders on needs to wake up and smell the coffee.

Whether you like it or not, this global change is occurring and it is becoming ever more obvious with each passing election in the Western world. The center is falling away and rising powers are filling the void on both the right and the left, of which many are calling "extreme", or "radical".

The anti-EU, "Five Star Movement" is now the largest party in Italy, wrestling control from the leftist party that was in power before them. Shockingly, the latter came in third place, with another anti-establishment party taking the second share of the vote, proving just how far things have deteriorated in the minds of the Italian people.

Still, forces will be working against the Five Star Movement, as this election, as are all of its type, was highly controversial and they were unable to meet the 40% share of the vote needed to make a majority, meaning that they will need to try and work with one of the other parties to form a coalition. A not so simple task given the many differences of these parties.

Whatever happens next is anyone's guess, however, we are once again seeing that the anti-establishment trend is here to stay, and the global elite are rapidly losing power over many of the systems they have helped create.

People are demanding change and are sick and tired of the results they are seeing. They are throwing their hands up in the air with despair and are taking any opportunity they can to rock the boat and hopefully in their eyes, reset the system in a way that benefits them, the citizens of their nation.

Sadly, as history has shown time and time again. These things have a way of working themselves out in the long run, however in the short term, much turmoil, pain and unrest are still yet to come. Things are going to get much worse, before they get better. Prepare accordingly.

- As First Seen on the Sprott Money Blog