THis Article Explains Why the Middle Class is Revolting Against Globalism

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Why Are the Western Middle Classes So Angry? | RealClearPolitics

One common gripe framed all these diverse issues: The wealthy had the means and influence not to be bothered by higher taxes and fees or to avoid them altogether. Not so much the middle classes, who lacked the clout of the virtue-signaling rich and the romance of the distant poor.

In other words, elites never suffered the firsthand consequences of their own ideological fiats.

Green policies were aimed at raising fees on, and restricting the use of, carbon-based fuels. But proposed green belt-tightening among hoi polloi was not matched by a cutback in second and third homes, overseas vacations, luxury cars, private jets and high-tech appurtenances.

In education, government directives and academic hectoring about admissions quotas and ideological indoctrination likewise targeted the middle classes but not the elite. The micromanagers of Western public schools and universities often preferred private academies and rigorous traditional training for own children. Elites relied on old-boy networks to get their own kids into colleges. Diversity administrators multiplied at universities while indebted students borrowed more money to pay for them.

In matters of immigration, the story was much the same. Western elites encouraged the migration of indigent, unskilled and often poorly educated foreign nationals who would ensure that government social programs -- and the power of the elites themselves -- grew. The champions of open borders made sure that such influxes did not materially affect their own neighborhoods, schools and privileged way of life.

Elites masked their hypocrisy by virtue-signaling their disdain for the supposedly xenophobic, racist or nativist middle classes. Yet the non-elite have experienced firsthand the impact on social programs, schools and safety from sudden, massive and often illegal immigration from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia into their communities.


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so Trump voters are uneducated, culturally resentful, socially inept, Neanderthals, living in a time before the internet reshaped the global economy?
 
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Voters are going to have to pick one.

They believe in capitalism and free markets and competition - or they oppose globalism and want government to force business to use domestic products and labour and resources against the companies willl for the greater good of the nation.

Pick one. Not both, then blame the "elites" when that's impossible.

Pick one.
The problem is nobody really knows what they want. Both parties forever talk about how great the 1950s were for different reasons. Yet during that time people worked to advance civilization and brought about globalization through technology and computers. Which led to some serious suffering here in the US. Now we have automation breathing down our necks to give us a double whammy. So while there are many that want to go back to the time where we had strong unions and we looked for the union label, those days are gone. Question is how will we comfort the angry masses? Look all over the world, its everywhere. Its as if humans are smart enough to change the world and then decide they dont like what they created and do everything to destroy it.