Politics is a confused mess nowadays, with politicians stammering through speeches they don’t believe, touting leaps of faith in something that might happen in the future, while no one knows what it is and why it should happen at all. The Thatcherian mantra that “there is no other option” is holding minds captive, and giving currency to what is obvious nonsense.
For instance, the prospect of overcoming unemployment and job insecurity for whole generations with the help of start-ups or the like. The lack of acknowledgment of basic truth produces a diseased environment, in which lies have free rein.
However, there is a glimpse of something else nowadays: a molecular transformation, as Gramsci would say. The critique of inequalities, both morally unacceptable and economically harmful (according to the IMF), has dug deep into our current situation and showed that the lack of jobs is not due to some bottleneck in the system, but simply due to the fact that they are no longer necessary.