‘What?’ Law glanced left at the old man.
‘Alienation from neoliberalism and the end of empire. Too much inequality, distrust, social and economic instability, and walls crumbling down.’
‘This.’ The man pointed at the screen mounted on a wall. ‘Brexit. Trump. Militarised police. Fascism. Make America Great Again. Take Back Control. Trickle-up wealth.’
Law glanced at the screen and turned his attention back his pint.
‘And this is just the end of the beginning. The prelude. It’s as if history has taught us nothing.’
‘Hey, Citizen Smith,’ the barmaid intervened, ‘let him deal with his alienation in peace.’
A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.