The way the presidential campaign is taking shape at all and the results of the “big Tuesday” in particular have completely stunned the American establishment. In the Democrats, the super-system Clintonsh hardly breaks away from the socialist Sanders, who is absolutely impossible in America. And Trump's triumph for the Republican Beau Monde just takes out the brain.
“Our leaders are stupid. Our politicians are stupid. We have a president who knows nothing. I would say that he is incompetent, but I will not do this because it is ugly,” said Trump.
A fashionable once American philosopher Fukuyama a quarter century ago announced the end storiesthat the victory of liberal democracy throughout the world means the end point of the sociocultural evolution of mankind. The end of the story is, in essence, the end of politics. Liberal values are so absolute and indisputable that here, in fact, there is nothing to argue about. Those who do not share them are marginals to be isolated, ideally exterminated. The lack of a policy was for the time being compensated by the problem of same-sex marriage. But even here, it seems, a consensus has been reached.
The electoral process has become a megashow, an imitation of political debate. The top, probably, is the election of McCain-Obama 2008. "A stern soldier who knows no words of love" and a sophisticated African-American liberal botanist. What is not a choice for you? What else do you want? Two ideally different role models covering up the absence of any political differences.
"We used to have two parties. One had conscience but no brain, another had brains, but no conscience. Now we have two identical lots without conscience and without brains, and I cannot understand why they are needed “,” says Harlan Ullman, author of the shock and awe military doctrine in Iraq, member of the board of the Atlantic Council.
Now - not so. The American electoral machine, bipartisan, is clearly failing. The real socialist Sanders, the anti-system hooligan Trump, is the return of politics. What is it: failure or systemic crisis?
From the film "Garage": "Who is behind the list proposed by the board, I ask you to raise your hand!"
Of course, the system will resist. She will try to either absorb Trump or integrate. Obviously, she will succeed - some of this. But the machine anyway failed. Politics got out and back it will not drive.
“The sad result is this: given how the political illness of this country is increasing, and how little prospects for constructive reform are likely, the breakdown of American policy will probably continue until an external shock happens,” writes F. Fukuyama in October 2014- go
"The American political system may be so badly damaged that even the most daunting crisis will no longer push for an attempt to fix it," said Harlan Ullman in February of 2016.
What is there to add?