A wave of revulsion rolls around the world. Approval ratings for incumbent leaders are everywhere collapsing. Symbols, slogans and sensation trump facts and nuanced argument. One in six Americans now believe that military rule would be a good idea. From all this I draw the following, peculiar conclusion: no country with a McDonald’s can remain a democracy.
Because of course the availability of Big Macs makes voting impossible.
Sadly, he doesn’t develop the idea much beyond that. That thousands of local businesses use the one brand and recipe, as with the Spar chain or any other franchise, means that Duterte gets to rule the country.