1773. ‘Left behind’ or left the planet?

often we hear that the trump voters felt left behind.


CAMBRIDGE – The election of Donald Trump in the United States and the triumph of Brexit in the United Kingdom – the two political earthquakes of 2016 – resulted from the failure of elites to grasp the discontent roiling politics in democracies around the world. The populist revolt marked the rejection of a technocratic approach to politics incapable of understanding the resentments of voters who feel the economy and the culture have left them behind.

But this implies that wanted to go  where the elite were going. But they do nit  want to go there. Thy think the elites have left the planet.

the language of left behind suggests that where the elites  are going is better, less angry, more enviable. Self-serving.

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