From the futuristic people of the past, also listen to Terence McKenna on politics, after the collapse of the Soviets:
Consider three or four minutes from 3:35 to 7:10, on the corruption of the two-party system of the American Republic and that the change must come from the independents. Suits our time after a quarter century. Doesn’t it? Now we get why Bernie Sanders stood no chance from within the democratic party platform.
Now let’s ask a more important question:
How can a quarter century old lecture by someone who was not even interested in politics, describe the geopolitical events of our time more accurate than opinions expressed by the up to date political commentators, op-ed writers of the prestigous newspapers and well-informed talkshow hosts of 2016?
How can experts be so zoomed in on the local events without the ability or tendency to connect them and infer more reliable conclusions?
We are an interconnected society of apes. Our geopolitics has roots in a deeper context, our anthropological roots. Knowing everything about the conventional world of politics is not enough to make a single correct prediction about it if we miss the bigger picture.
The explosion of articles about the personality of Donald Trump, the daily political interviews of the state media and the government-funded experts are all missing it.