- Islam: Proliferation of a new religious world order and disintegration of the nation state through radical Islam
- Supranational Organizations: Disintegration of the nation state through pooled sovereignty of international entities like the EU or probably at a later stage ASEAN
- China: Proliferation of a new cultural world order and corrosion of the existing international world order through a shift in power and the subversion of international mechanisms and institutions through setting up a similarly designed shadow system
I would like to add the failure of democracy itself. Last weeks visit to Austria showed that democracy is at a point where citizen participation is reduced to such an extent that democracy turns into bureaucracy: power has been seized from the people by political power structures. It does not make any difference whether right center or left center representatives are elected. The political elite collaborates with the financial and commercial elite at the expense of the society at large. French economist’s, Thomas Piketty, long term study of wealth accumulation proves that despite an unchanged democratic system since more than 70 years, our economic reality is a carbon copy of wealth distribution before WWI.
The result is a radicalization of the electorate. Mainstream parties are shunned, left and right wing movements gain momentum. Oscar winner Charles Ferguson explains these dynamics for the US in this brilliant video. Leftist anarchist groups like Freeman and German nationalist groups like Identitäre show that the political center and democracy itself is eroding. In Austria, one of the wealthiest regions in Europe. Not the followers of such movements are to blamed, but the greedy elites on top of our societies.
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