Arenas overflowing with tens of thousands saying “We are mad as hell. We won’t take it anymore.” Pollsters, pundits, media elites oblivious. In denial. Globalism. Oligarchies. On notice. Loser. Establishment.

Winner. Populism. Nationalism. As in Brexit. New paradigm. Horizontal classism v. Vertical political parties. It’s not about Trump. Nor Bernie. It’s about disrupting the system. Draining the swamp. Blowing it all up. Maybe literally.


Two words. Hillbilly Elegy. Read it. For these people death trumps ennui. Even in rural Western Massachusetts, we remarked on these two “yard signs of the times” at the same house last May. Say it all.

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