"In other words, populism is a rebellion of the common man against the elites to some extent, against the system. The rebellion and the conflict that comes with it occur in varying degrees. Sometimes the system bends with it and sometimes the system breaks."
The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has reportedly been ordered to ready a series of 65,000 nuclear fallout bunkers spread across the country over fears of the growing threat posed by a "resurgent Russia."
Those who support the idea of globalism and strive for closer European integration believe the results of the Dutch election indicate the tide has been stemmed, with Eurosceptics and "populist" forces on the defensive - the buck stops here, this is the end of domino effect. However, let’s look at the facts...
The Mainichi Shimbun has obtained a copy of a receipt for a deposit of 1 million yen that scandal-hit Moritomo Gakuen claims to have been donated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie Abe, jeopardizing Abe's official denial of involvement, further eroding Abe's credibility and support, and potentially culminating with Abe's resignation.
Globalists see themselves as social architects, and an architect cannot function if his building materials will not cooperate. Globalism is impotent without the ability to impose will and the ability to undermine practical divisions between ideological opposites. Tribalism in the name of sovereignty and free society is an impassable wall to globalization.
“It’s a big relief for markets, and this will prompt U.S. and U.K. investors to review their forecasts about the French presidential election. It’s positive for European assets, but without euphoria. It’s ‘back to business’ and we can focus on fundamentals and central banks again.”
The EU is facing an existential crisis and does not look like it will survive the massive political and financial challenges it is faced with. This has ramifications for investors in the EU itself and throughout the world.
"What lies behind the incident is a brawl between different immigrant groups that have emerged here in Hallsberg. They came [to Hallsberg] relatively recently. Normally, nothing happens in Hallsberg, it is a very quiet community. We are not accustomed to this kind of problem, this is all new to us."
"I wrote this note because I am so effin’ tired of being called a racist or a sexist because I don’t think that Donald Trump is evil incarnate... I think Trump is a narcissist and an ass, not a Fascist. Like most people in the financial services world, I deal with narcissists and asses every day … they’re not Hitler clones because the only thing they’re really true-believers about is their own self-aggrandizement."