We're entering some sort of austerity period. This is very true in Europe, but, the rest of the West isn't far behind. Things are going to get worse, but, as bad as it may get, and it could get very bad, there's a sort of cleansing element that will occur as a result. France's Macron recently said, "the age of abundance is over". This is significant because all of the insane and unnatural aspects of radical leftism or wokism etc, are only possible in a society that is overflowing with resources. Or, in a society of abundance. If the age of abundance is over then the age of all this silliness is going to be over too. That's why this is a good thing.
The bad news is that as this unfolds it will sometimes, perhaps many times, appear as though this effect isn't occurring. The left and its aggrieved constituents will go through a period of denial, which may likely last until the very end. They'll double down on failed policies as they always have and with even more vigor because they know their days are numbered. Also, they'll be losing their privileges, which makes for even more madness. They may even likely win many elections, but of course, how can we know for sure those are legitimate?
Austerity looks like this - women aren't going to "be on top" because in austerity we can't afford wide-scale and systematic preferential treatment. Of course, if austerity results in fewer welfare handouts then violence is inevitable, but, that's another subject altogether. Among other things, austerity will demand excellence and competency. So, out of necessity meritocracy will re-emerge and when that happens the natural order will re-exert itself. Again, in the case of the sexes, men outperform women.
As it turns out, free money is a peculiar thing. It was not at all what I and, I suspect, everyone else thought it would be. Free money came in the form of cheap credit, which enslaved us to debt. Plus, free money was distributed in extremely grotesque ways. When we talk about the radical left being a top-down agenda, how does that top-down mechanism actually work? Well, if you take anything and put billions of dollars of marketing/promotional resources behind it...it will, at least, seem to be legitimate. Take "trans" for instance, this was literally created out of thin air and only made possible by free money. The immorality of such a decision is hard to take; all that money could have gone to feed the poor and sick, but, no, sex trumps everything. But, it doesn't matter, that was then this is now and austerity means no more funding for obscure and bizarre social experiments.
We now live in a multipolar world. Because of our reliance on free money, it doesn't take much to fundamentally disrupt our fragile system. That has already happened. Free money is possible only if you have a paradigm where the rest of the world provides free money to you. The way we did this was by exploiting our global reserve currency status, specifically, through schemes like the petro-dollar and until recently outright invasion and war. Going forward there will be less participation in this system as an increasing amount of goods and services are traded in other mediums of exchange. Each increment of goods and services not trading in the dollar represents less free money back to the US. So, as the paradigm shift unfolds and the dollar is used less as a clearing mechanism austerity will grow here. We're just getting started with this process.
The effects will be monumental, and these sorts of changes result in significant cultural changes too.