By Lynn Woolley
No one knows how it will all turn out, but for now, powerful and mostly liberal elites are having a bad time. They live in an insulated world where most of their peers think as they do – and they have no clue what is happening to them.
Fareed Zakaria on his CNN show “GPS” explained Brexit this way : the vote in the UK to leave the EU was mainly cast by white males without a college education. In other words, it’s the old, the white, and the stupid rebelling against their betters.
They say that about Trump, too.
Not one elitist talking head on TV (so far) has said – wait! Maybe we screwed up! But they did. If you drill down, this vote and the ascension of Trump is about immigration. Since liberalism calls for more of it and for more diversity, this means conservatism won a victory. It is a victory that might change or even save the world.
Video: Trump’s Scotland news conference.
If this is a “change election” Hillary is in trouble.
So far in this election cycle, the people seem to be mad. They are not happy with our ruling elites and they want change. They don’t seem particular about what the change is, but they want it. British Prime Minister David Cameron will step down because of it; it gave socialist Bernie Sanders a good run; and Donald Trump might win.
There seems to be a worldwide zeitgeist and it is an ill wind for Hillary Clinton. She is the foremost establishment politician on planet earth right now and that is not what the people seem to want. There seems to be a “force” at work and it is becoming a contagion.
Hari Seldon and Psychohistory.
The late, great science fiction rioter Isaac Asimov  wrote some short stories that, when collected, became the celebrated Foundation  series of novels. The hero of these novels, Hari Seldon, posited the theory of “psychohistory ” that holds that large groups of people are quite predictable.
From Wikipedia , here is the general thought process behind the theory:
Psychohistory depends on the idea that, while one cannot foresee the actions of a particular individual, the laws of statistics as applied to large groups of people could predict the general flow of future events. Asimov used the analogy of a gas: an observer has great difficulty in predicting the motion of a single molecule in a gas, but can predict the mass action of the gas to a high level of accuracy. Asimov applied this concept to the population of his fictional Galactic Empire, which numbered a quintillion.
Without getting too confusing, this concept was created in real life by Asimov but in the novels by Seldon.
According to Seldon, psychohistory would work under two conditions: First, that the population segment is sufficiently large. Second, the general masses must not be aware of the theory and how it works.
And what do we have now?
We have large masses of people in the US, the UK, and the EU that are engulfed in a “change movement” and who do not realize that there is a force sucking them in. In a sense much of the free world is engaged in what Trump has called the Independence Wave – and they may not realize it. Asimov was smarter than even he realized.
This is bad news for Hillary.
First, the polls do not make a hang right now. We haven’t even had the conventions and the main campaign has yet to begin. If the Wave is real, and Trump hammers Hillary on her corruption and her lack of accomplishments – it may already be over.