Shift: Rise of insurgency against elites

September 2016

Political elites are increasingly out of touch and our current political and economic systems are driving disconnection and disenchantment. Growing inequality is allowed. The creep of corporatisation continues.

The hard right with its politics of fear and racism is enjoying strong support across the globe. The hate speech of Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Pauline Hanson is inflaming more and more separateness and alienation – 'us' vs. 'them' division.

At the same time, community groundswell is increasing with more and more ordinary people stepping up. Mainstream activism and efforts to genuinely be more collaborative, foster more authentic 'we' is growing. This is true socially and ecologically.

Despite the horrors and suffering, there is movement from a worldview of separation to that of interconnection.

Rise of insurgency against elites