Understanding the World Election Pattern

The second Austrian election confirms the overall world pattern.

When the vote splits authoritarians against anti-authoritarians, the anti’s win.  But when the anti-authoritarians, for whatever reasons, split between the anti-authoritarians and the authoritarians, the authoritarians win.

So in the US, enough anti-authoritarians, for reasons of anger, message, ignorance, voted for Trump, he won, despite clear authoritarian tendencies and threat.

Hopefully this is a simple warning to the world.  In votes that are about the future of democracy, anti-authoritarians have to do everything they can to attract all the anti-authoritarians, even at the price of short-term and ultimately less important issues.

If you stick to to those policies, you may be effectively abandoning the democratic system, and they you lose the policies anyway.

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