“It’s the end of the West as we know it” – the words of Carl Bildt from his recent op-ed for The Washington Post. Sweden’s former prime minister, an enthusiastic Atlantist blames president-elect Donald Trump, because “he transmits a signal of support to those dark forces in various countries trying to undo what generations of U.S. and European statesmen have worked to achieve”.
Carl Bildt is not the only Western politician by far who divides the world of politics into “us”, the statesmen, the responsible ones, and “them”, the populists, the dark forces. Their arrogant elitism might be shaken a bit though by the fact that these so-called dark forces are and will be winning elections all over the world, and this causes massive hysteria among the elites. (….)