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Recent Elections Prove Once Again that the Anti-Establishment Trend is Here to Stay - Nathan McDonald (05/03/2018)

From the archives of sprott money news

March 5, 2018

The global, anti-establishment trend is not only alive, it is firing on all cylinders.

As I have written in numerous articles over the past few years, this trend will continue onward, shaping our politics for years to come. The election of Donald Trump, (whom I accurately predicted would win the Electoral College) was not the first sign of this growing trend, nor was the successful BREXIT campaign.

Even though these two events were the most stunning to rock the political landscape in recent history—and thus shocked many—they came as no surprise to those closely following the pulse of the geopolitical landscape. This pulse suggests monumental change is still yet to come, and the times are going to become increasingly more unstable moving forward.

Once again, with the recent German, Austrian and now Italian elections, we can see that this trend has solidly entrenched itself. Anyone who still has their blinders on needs to wake up and smell the coffee.

Whether you like it or not, global change is occurring, and it is becoming ever more obvious with each passing election in the Western world. The center is falling away, and rising powers—which many are calling "extreme" or "radical”—are filling the void on both the right and the left.

The anti-EU, "Five Star Movement" is now the largest party in Italy, wresting control from the leftist party in power before them. Shockingly, the latter came in third place, with another anti-establishment party taking the second share of the vote, proving just how far things have deteriorated in the minds of the Italian people.

Still, forces will be working against the Five Star Movement. This election was highly controversial—as are all of its type—and they were unable to meet the 40% share of the vote needed to make a majority. This means they will need to try and work with one of the other parties to form a coalition, a not-so-simple task given the many differences of these parties.

Whatever happens next is anyone's guess. However, we are once again seeing that the anti-establishment trend is here to stay, and the global elite are rapidly losing power over many of the systems they have helped create.

People are demanding change and are sick and tired of the results they are seeing. They are throwing their hands up in despair and taking any opportunity they can to rock the boat and, hopefully, reset the system in a way that benefits them, the citizens of their nation.

Sadly, as history has shown time and again, these things have a way of working themselves out in the long run. However, in the short term, much turmoil, pain and unrest are still yet to come.

Things are going to get much worse before they get better. Prepare accordingly.

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About the Author

Nathan McDonald is a libertarian, entrepreneur and precious metals enthusiast. He has always taken a keen interest in free markets and economics since an early age, which naturally led him to become a true believer in precious metals and all that they stand for.

Nathan served eight years in the Royal Canadian Navy as an electronics technician, seeing the true state of the world, before starting his first successful business. He has since gone on to create a number of businesses, all of which are still in operation and growing.

In addition to this, Nathan runs a network of successful precious metals blogs, and a growing newsletter that has attracted readers from all around the world. He is a regular and highlighted writer for the highly respected Sprott Money Blog, which covers world events, geopolitics and of course precious metals.

*The author is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by Sprott Money Ltd. The views and opinions expressed in this material are those of the author or guest speaker, are subject to change and may not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprott Money Ltd. Sprott Money does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness and reliability of the information or any results from its use.


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