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Waking up in a new reality.

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Waking up in a new reality.

Humanity has left the building. Loutish 'behavior, antisocial behavior is rewarded, encouraged and tolerated. Swearing, lying, cheating, demonize, incite, misogyny, polarizing, everything is permitted. The louder you scream, the louder you speak evil, the more you are rewarded.

Its a vote against the establishment, like Brexit. It is a forgotten group, the angry white man who feels abandoned by the established order and by the neoliberal and capitalist system.

Since Milton Friedman introduced market capitalism and limited government, where he won the nobelprice in 1976 for economics, democracy is a dying swan. Friedman is the founder of monetarism and adviser of Ronald Reagan's presidency. Along with Margaret Thatcher defended it; Less government rights, less regulation, a more robust free market economy, British and Americanism with a foreign policy that had as his unofficial motto, "POWER IS RIGHT".

Where greed and deregulation go hand in hand, in recent decades under the influence of neo-liberal thinking and the American writer Ayn Rand, which presents selfishness as the highest virtue, is the moral of doing business has changed visibly.

In addition to the 2008 credit crisis, which has caused major economic damage that we all have to pay the price, also has the most billionaires ever delivered.

The 1% percent super rich (Elite) of the earth has almost half the world power in the hands, while the population increased poverty and have to pay more taxes, while the super rich, multinationals and banks pay less taxes, if they even pay taxes. See Swissleaks, Luxembourg Leaks and recently Panama Papers.

What really happened: Oxfam said that the wealth of the poorest 50% dropped by 41% between 2010 and 2015, despite an increase in the global population of 400m. In the same period, the wealth of the richest 62 people increased by $500bn ( 350bn) to $1.76tn.

Market Capitalism and Neo-liberalism has now created a monster with a limited government, which is unprecedented, the cannibalistic capitalist system, that democracy has become a fake democracy. Where the elite and money democratic have to say, where the real democracy is destroyed.

They feed us with poverty, wars, manipulated food, medicine, education, media, and still we remain blind.

Note: Where neoliberalism and capitalism started, in America and England, its also end.


Work hard, work longer, without getting anywhere. The gaps between rich and poor are increasing. chance of inequality, income inequality, discouragement. Mutual envy. The angry white man does not profit, while the top bigger, biggest benefits. Economics is always under pressure, the middle class is under pressure, changes in the labor market, flexible work, wage developments, job losses. It is about this; Difference between rich and poor, (in) equality, freedom. (Un) Equal opportunities for all.

From the large uncertainty, fear, frustration, anger, helplessness are the people beaten down like a boxer who is nearly knockout. In one corner defensing and inward turning to get not more hits, thinking that the right hand corner, where the coach waving a towel, the best protection is. Therefore nationalism and protectionism find a way, which is great fueled by numerous parrots noise, loud barkers like Trump, Erdogan, Wilders, Le Pen and so on. They referred to the great displeasure, but in a totally wrong way, because eventually the big losers are the people and the environment. Trump, Erdogan Wilders etc. are megalomaniac, narcissistic psychopaths who only love themselves, who have incredible large EGO, and which eventually dies democracy and despotism, or even worse dictators are creating.

Xenophobia and white supremacy. disdain for women and minorities, undermining civil liberties and deny scientific facts. Trump is limitless vulgar, a nationalistic leader who create fear in the hearts of vulnerable, weak, and the many varieties of other races, colours and religions, whom he has so deeply insulted.

Waking up in discord, chaos, paradigms, anger, hate, fear, frustration, uncertainty, the main white male voter, articulates by extreme right populist bad talkers. Fear, hate, anger are not good guides, they do not lead to connect and unite, respect and understanding. Where the nuance remains?

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Peter Van Els, born in 1957, lives in The Netherlands in a small city called Sluis. He is an autodidact, Life is his biggest teacher and he started to write last year to stand up against lawless and corrupt governments after he’d said to (more...)

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