Whom do you trust? Government, media, doctors, scientists, everyone or nobody? How many of us have been included in these surveys? Do you trust surveys?
Surveys Show Global Trust In Government At All-Time Low, Losing Control Worldwide
Distrust of central governments and institutions of authority plus Internet as an alternative means of gathering information have combined and snowballed into an uprising of nationalism and populism, although the people attempting to run this dog and pony show like to mush those two concepts together with radicalization and extremism… because if you don’t trust your loving central government, you obviously must be a radical extremist.
This sounds like very good news to me. Unfortunately, while a great many people don’t trust the government, or their close allies in media and business, they mostly seem to want more of the same… as long as it fulfills their own desire for unearned wealth and control of others. Very few are talking about individual liberty and self responsibility as a replacement.
So, while this distrust is good, it’s not the whole answer by any means. It’s a starting point, maybe. No guarantees.