There is a message for Trump fanboys here but they won't acknowledge it: Populist revolution is not good if it is not based on an appreciation of free markets and liberty.
The New York Times reports:
Riding a wave of populist anger fueled by rampant corruption and violence, the leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico on Sunday, in a landslide victory that upended the nation’s political establishment and handed him a sweeping mandate to reshape the country.It is yet one further indication of how far on a worldwide basis the entire population is from an appreciation of liberty.
Mr. López Obrador’s win puts a leftist leader at the helm of Latin America’s second-largest economy for the first time in decades, a prospect that has filled millions of Mexicans with hope — and the nation’s elites with trepidation.
It mystifies mean as to why there is not a more aggressive attack by libertarians against Trump who is out of the same basic mold as other statist populists, with a slightly different statist agenda.
Statist should be our enemy everywhere, even if they are populists. Blindly cheering a populist agenda merely because it is anti-elitism is a grave error.
Crony elitists are very bad but populism not grounded in a desire for liberty is almost always worse.