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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Paradigm shift in the belief system Politics (2)

Yesterday's blog was about paradigm shifts in the 7 Belief systems. One of these shifts relates to Politics, a belief system in its Power domain. I expect that Politics - and in particular liberal democracy - is on its way out. Politics based on identity (ie, Nationalism) and/or a strongman (ie, Imperialism) is already on the winning hand.

A combination of Politics based on a strongman and free trade may well provide the next SuperPower. To some extent, the EU operates the same way as China: appointments rather than elections. Bypassing (Chinese and/or European) voters seems to work well.

The red arrows in my diagram show that liberal democracy is losing ground since the 21st century.

The UK has moved to a potentially unsuccessful corner. It either needs to join USA or the EU.

The USA has moved to a corner that shows several powerful countries. Remarkably, these 3 countries continue moving closer to each other.

China has a unique combination of a strongman advocating free trade while minimising civil rights (eg, Social Credit System), and suppressing ethnic nationalism.

My (above) diagram shows the current situation. The future situation will make Politics (eg, liberal democracy) less and less relevant. The future Power domain of the 7 Belief systems will consist of Data/Info, Money and Technology. The billionaires in these segments will become the new aristocrats (and strongmen) of our societies.

Human mass migration following continued climate change and shift, will make country borders irrelevant. Instead of countries, we will see fortified super mega cities of some 100 million people. This will finally make Politics redundant. City administrators will take over, governed by billionaire aristocrats. For an example, please see the 2018 Netflix series Altered Carbon.

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” A quote by British political publicist Ernest Benn, which is often misattributed to American comedian Groucho Marx.

In the City (1979) by Joe Walsh - OST The Warriors (1979)

It's survival in the city
When you live from day to day
City streets don't have much pity
When you're down, that's where you'll stay


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