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And we have extreme animosity toward the “elites” from both the left and right.
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There’s actually a name for this type of political and social phenomenon. It’s called “Populism.” And it emerges every 30 to 40 years. Populist movements are characterized by extreme anger at the government, at the wealthy, at the establishments, and at “newcomers” and minorities. As the director of an Alabama group that tracks violence and hate crimes around the country told Newsweek in June 2017: “There has been a massive explosion of violence across the country.” The hatred and anger is like nothing I’ve witnessed in my lifetime. And it’s coming from all sides. A member of my staff went to a book reading in Baltimore by one of the most famous left-wing authors in the country. The author told the crowd that he wished he could go back in time and smother Donald Trump in his crib as a baby... or convince Trump’s mother to have an abortion. From the protests and marches... to the refusals to stand during the national anthem... From Black Lives Matter to the anti-immigration movements... to the rejuvenation of White Supremacists... to the tripling of membership in the Democratic Socialists of America. It’s clear we are in the middle of an extreme “Populist” period in America . Ray Dalio, one of the richest men in America, studied the political environments of the past 100 years and concluded in March 2017… I’m sure you’ve seen this yourself. This epitomizes the political and social environment in America today.
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