Earth to liberals: you are the problem. It was you guys that decided after World War II that the people couldn’t be trusted. So you created the EU and a bunch of supra-national elite-run institutions to cut out nationalism. Now it’s all blowing up. Because “no European demos.”
It was you guys that invented the entitlements and government-run welfare state, because only you were the kind of educated and large-minded people that could be trusted to build and maintain a national social safety net. Only you screwed up your one-size-fits-all fantasy, because Hayek.
Here’s the answer to all your problems, liberals. Give it up. Stop your war on the middle class. Stop your conceit that you are the tribunes of the poor oppressed masses. Stop even the conceit of the classic movie Metropolis that the creative artist is the “heart” that mediates between the bourgeois “head” and the worker’s “hand.”