PC society, Populism and Pep Guardiola…
We are supposedly living in a modern enlightened era, where differences in race, gender and sexual orientation are much better understood and tolerated.
So why the meteoric rise in populism?
In science classes at school we were taught that for every force there was an equal and opposite force. It’s easy to put forward the theory that in our ‘over PC’ declining post liberal democracies there is bound to be a reactionary response.
The assumptions made by many modern politicians that the majority of citizens share their PC middle-class beliefs, Just put them out of touch with the electorate. This and their fear of saying and doing anything that will make them unpopular, has rendered them ineffective. ‘Reality Show’ politics has resulted in the decline of long-term planning and the end of effective government. Angela Merkel is possibly the only modern European leader to exhibit genuine statesmanlike qualities.
On a lighter note, although I’m not specifically a Manchester City fan and I’m not in favour of billionaires from questionable regimes buying football success, I have to admire their people.
In our politics, there is no ‘Vincent Kompany’ to steady the defence of post-war liberalism, no ‘Pep Guardiola’ to mastermind an attack on the burgeoning populist right and no legends like ‘Bert Trautmann’ with the experience and a safe enough pair of European hands to protect the future of generations to come.
After the European Union parliament election results it looks like the two traditionally biggest parties need to take advantage of a major ‘transfer window’!