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We’re in a period of political upheaval, and it’s been brewing for decades. That much is obvious to Americans. It is also a growing global phenomenon.
There are scores of examples that the mainstream media largely ignores. The recent uprising in Sri Lanka was spurred by harsh “green energy” policies that toppled a government. The farmer uprising in The Netherlands, Europe’s largest exporter of food, over similar green energy policies. In all, dozens of protests from Spain to Canada over various Covid-related and “climate change” diktats continue to fester.
It is a global backlash against elitists’ top-down, punitive, authoritarian impulses. And they’re producing some interesting new leaders. Case in point: the United Kingdom’s current election among Conservatives to elect a new party leader and Prime Minister.
You probably know the backstory. Prime Minister and Conservative leader since 2019, former London Mayor Boris Johnson, self-destructed mostly due to scandals involving personal hypocrisy during punitive Covid-related lockdowns. There’s more to it than that, but suffice to say that no Republican in the U.S. would confuse Boris for an American “conservative.”