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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #5)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:53 PM

12. Umhm. For LEADERS, populism is a method that

seeks to harness resentment against an amorphous "establishment" to gain power. Populist movements, especially right wing, also often harness bigotry against some group, usually minority racial or religious, to gain additional juice.

Populist passions can be harnessed by would-be leaders of virtually any ideology.

In 2016 we had two populist leaders in this country, left and right, both trying to seduce each other's followers away. The left wing movement was relatively weak and fell away. The right-wing one won, powered by the extra "juice" that hostility to Democrats by all, and for many to minority groups, provided.

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