by Roberto Quaglia – roberto.info
After Trump’s victory in the American presidential election, Gianluigi Paragone led an episode of the show “The Open Cage” where, among others, faced Giulietto Chiesa and Marcello Foa, two very different journalists, with radically different origins and stories, two different political backgrounds, in short, two people who, according to the logic in which we grew up, would disagree on just about everything.
Instead, analyzing, not only the outcome of the American elections, but the entire contemporary international political landscape, Chiesa and Foa’s vision matched in a surprising way. Surprisingly, according to the old way of understanding politics, but so not surprising according to the paradigm of the 2.0 Politics.
Politics that we are used to, we could call the 1.0 Politics, is now over. It was the politics of ideologies that are no longer there, in a society made up of people with group identities that are disappearing, placed in a world without the internet that no longer exists, where the shared reality created by the media was undeniable, which, thanks to the Internet no longer exists.
Of course, the 1.0 politics has its fair share of inertia and will cause important damages within the convulsions of its agony. Of course we do not know how the 2.0 politics will be. We can’t predict the future. But we know that its increased traction force will come from aggregating power of the network. And that, above all, it could not be independent from reality, at least not to the extent that the reality, today, is independent from 1.0 Politics. Continue reading