it seems, is a symptom of something much worse. This probably isn't the place for me to launch an analysis, but I would encourage each of us to think independently in these times. Open-minded discussions are very important, don't believe anything the media or the internet tells you until you've done your own research. Ensure that your sources are reputable and unbiased. Do what you can to help the misguided, but bear in mind that they are very hard to reason with.
I would agree that the problem transcends left/right political affiliations. I think they are just unhelpful constructs. Today's society really is all about profit, consumerism and corporate power. Both sides of the political spectrum (including the neo-liberal center) seem to be blindly adhering to what their herd believes, rather than focusing on the real problems all of humanity faces. I think the 'sensible left' has the right idea when it comes to the economy, but we need to make sure not to become too immersed in the dogma of either side. Something both sides seem to agree on, however, is that globalism, as it exists, is inherently bad. Some people seem to think that Trump is the cure for globalism, but actually he represents it in all its corporate glory.
But I digress, independent thinking is the only way we can stay ahead in these deeply troubling times.