“Populism” (a polite term for ‘fear of the other’) stops for no one?
I thought Le Pen in France is in line as the next race-baiter to ascend to power.
Merkel appears to have her head up her ass about as far as obama does when i comes to letting in cartloads of unvetted immigrants!
Populism is the most easily defined political term around. Take the Cleburne Demands of 1888, the Ocalla Demands of 1890, and the Omaha Platform of 1892, combine and update it. Where they advocated people electing senators, direct election of president; where it advocated votes for women, equal rights and pay for women; legal union existence to legal union membership; etc.
Poor Merkle… she can’t win for losing…. of course she could kick the Goldman Sachs people out of her govt for starts….
Then no word means anything and all communication stops. In losing "where they came from?, we also lose some of greats like Clarence Darrow (Peoples Party official in Chicago), Sam Rayburn (father and uncle Farmers National Alliance officers in Texas), or Mary Elizabeth Lease (who would warm up a party rally, and her own voice, with a few opera arias). This is part of what Larry Goodwin, in Democratic Promise, the Populist Moment in America, was talking about when he wrote, “With their network of newspapers and traveling lecturers, the average dirt farmer had a better understanding of money and how it works, than a graduate economics major does today,” This is the heritage the corporationists are trying to destroy by their misuse of “Populist”. Indeed must destroy in order to enslave us. Because it was populism that saved the country one and a quarter centuries ago from the Gilded Age merchants of greed, and can do it again if permitted.
I don’t think Danziger understands European politics. In any case, the truck metaphor is in very poor taste.