Very well put, Adaryn. Personally, I can feel this rage coming up too - sometimes I get so angry that I wish something would just smash this whole world to pieces... the feeling of powerlessness, and the sheer stupidity and insanity of the world's "driving forces" are sometimes too much and I must stop reading all this crap and thinking about all these things. But anger isn't helpful, except for overcoming fears I guess IF we can still keep a cool head.It takes a lot of mental clarity and stoicism to resist the push towards polarization and misdirected anger, and see the bigger picture and the ultimate agenda of the elite: to divide the country, just like in the US. Everyone is required to pick a side, either SJW/extreme left/globalism/multiculturalism/embracing the 'Other' to the detriment of their own identity, or hardcore nationalism/total seclusion/fear & hatred of the "Other". Everyone who polarizes this way becomes a puppet unwillingly serving the elite's agenda of divide and conquer.
I know many people here on the German countryside as well who suffer from this madness in one way or another - often it's health problems. It can be really heartbreaking to see such good people suffering silently, without complaining, still trying their best... Financially, many elder people are still relatively okay here, but it's the last generation I think. Things are getting worse. And while people here on the countryside seem to be very shielded from the insanity - many are still living traditional lives with traditional values and have no tolerance for any postmodernist nonsense - it's starting to creep in. There simply is no escaping it at this stage.
As for France, I must say I'm often shocked how different life in many rural places is there compared to Germany. It's just a couple of kilometers over the border and you find yourself in a different world - poverty, abandoned villages, crumbling infrastructure, closing hospitals, unemployment, insane bureaucracy etc. And to top it off, they are told to welcome migrants, embrace "multiculturalism" and that their roots and communities are worthless. All the while Macron and the corrupt Paris gang live the high life. French people, especially in rural areas, must be furious, and who can blame them? It's all so very tragic.