Jeff Flake to Republicans: 'There is power in standing up to the rank corruptions of a demagogue' thehill.com/homenews/5328…
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How to Break the Demagogue Cycle β€” The Senate must convict Trump in order to disqualify him from ever holding public office again. theatlantic.com/ideas/arc…
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Matt Gaetz broke his suction on Trump's taint to demagogue for Trump for a solid minute and some hero added the perfect background v.redd.it/74j2mlo5osa61
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Diddly ding dang demagogues
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Rush Limbaugh Was a Repulsive Demagogue jacobinmag.com/2021/02/ru…
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Saying Trump 'Provoked' the Capitol Riot With 'Lies,' Mitch McConnell Tries To Distance His Party From a Dangerous Demagogue. The Senate minority leader sees a grave political risk in failing to repudiate the former president. reason.com/2021/01/20/say…
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Donald Trump was a 'demagogue president' and 'sociopath', says former FBI director James Comey abc.net.au/news/2021-01-2…
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Don’t make America normal again. Make it better β€” After four regressive years of Trump, we must avoid the complacency that breeds demagogues. bostonglobe.com/2020/11/1…
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David Benioff directing critics to watch Nickelodeon instead, if they can't handle a fanatical demagogue proving to be a mass killer.
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The demagogue who bullied China, illegally arrested Meng Wanzhou, and fueled Sinophobia ... has become the first US President to be impeached twice. He will be a pariah, except in the far-right echo chambers.
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Al Gore says Republicans are bowing to β€˜demagogue’ Trump over fears he’ll β€˜tweet them to oblivion’ Donald Trump’s hold over the Republican party was condemned by the Democrat elder statesman independent.co.uk/news/wo…
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David Benioff directing critics to watch Nickelodeon instead, if they can't handle a fanatical demagogue proving to be a mass killer.
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Rush Limbaugh Was a Repulsive Demagogue jacobinmag.com/2021/02/ru…
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Why the West is becoming more susceptible to Cults and Demagogues: It's not lack of religion or too much religion, but rather the prevailing modern McCulture of Instant Gratification and Wanting things now, and "Democracy" promotes this via a emotional coddling mindset

No, HK and US do not have "failing governments" in common.

What is actually more in common is how the Falun Gong cult had infiltrated both places extensively, right before the political violence.

Political violence, in a way, can be said to commonly demand political change for some IMMEDIATELY, skipping over all the tough processes (which are always deemed by some as "unfair").

Democracy, particularly in the West, also reflect the coddling mindset of politicians giving what the masses want "NOW NOW NOW", while long term issues are covered up (until the political pressure builds up toward political violence).

What about Cults? Why are some so susceptible to cults and cult leaders, when it is so obvious to more rational people?

The psychological commonality is that the victims are often impatient, or greedy for solutions instantly.

if a man is greedy or afraid, he is more susceptible to cons and scams. Con artists entice Greed or Fear to hook in victims. Always with sense of urgency and immediacy.

"Pay $1000 and get $1 million. Now or lose this opportunity."

"Pay $1000 or IRS will come arrest your tomorrow."

Cults work similarly. They promise spiritual enlightenment in the immediate easily, (even though it took Buddhas entire life time to achieve).

They promise easy answers in the immediate. Who wouldn't want this, if true?

Trump's cult of personality works the same way. Hence, his supporters often describe him as "the Chosen one".

and also why so many fell for his "Trump University" scam.

And why Mega Churches now offer "pay to get rich" scams too.

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Education has little bearing on the victims of cults. Plenty of educated people fell victim to Cults. Plenty of Judges and scientists became mindless followers of Nazi cult.

Sometimes this is due to concurrent crisis of society. Germany was in severe economic depression when Nazism became popular. Its offer of easy answers was made more tempting, because life became very hard.

Post-WWII Japan also saw a boom in Cults, because Japan was in ruins from WWII, and People rather reached for easy answers than to face the harsh reality. ( Wu Qingyuan (Chinese: 吳清源) , the greatest Go player of 20th century, became a cult member in Post-WWII Japan).

In China and elsewhere, plenty of University professors became FLG followers, despite their seemingly rational education and upbringings.

...

In a simple way, Western Democracy often fashioned itself as the "magic solution", the "miracle

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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How American Racism Influenced Hitler β€” "What is worth pondering is how a demagogue of Hitler’s malign skill might more effectively exploit flaws in American democracy. He would certainly have at his disposal craven right-wing politicians who are worthy heirs to Hindenburg, BrΓΌning, Papen..." newyorker.com/magazine/20…
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Trump incited a deadly, treasonous coup attempt. Yet Jimmy Dore's cultish fans are angry at Twitter for finally banning the treasonous insurrectionist β€” and angry at AOC, of course. Because to them this is all about dear leader and demagogue, Jimmy Dore. np.reddit.com/r/jimmydore…
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Sacha Baron Cohen's succinct speech about steering clear of populist ideals in a sea of demagogues. v.redd.it/17vnfw4tf1z51
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Hypocrisy Supercut: Hyper-partisan demagogue Madison Cawthorn chides Democrats to reject "divisive impeachment" and ignore a seditious conspiracy in the name of national unity youtu.be/MV4lTaGKRPs
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Trump incited a deadly, treasonous coup attempt. Yet Jimmy Dore's cultish fans are angry at Twitter for finally banning the treasonous insurrectionist β€” and angry at AOC, of course. Because to them this is all about dear leader and demagogue, Jimmy Dore. np.reddit.com/r/jimmydore…
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Chris Hedges: Far more dangerous demagogues will arise from the imperial and neoliberal policies the Biden administration will embrace. peoplesparty.org/chris-he…
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Chris Hedges: The real lesson we should learn from the rise of a demagogue such as Trump and a pandemic that our for-profit health care industry proved unable to contain is that we are losing control as a nation and as a species. scheerpost.com/2020/12/21…
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Grandma: I need my fascist demagogue and I will destroy the Republican party if they don't do everything for him
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Tucker Carlson Fires Back at β€˜Creepy Little Demagogue’ Rep. Brad Schneider, Who Is Pushing β€˜Domestic Terrorism’ Crackdown Bill mediaite.com/news/tucker-…
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Bernie Warns Democrats About Creating A Worse Demagogue Than Trump youtu.be/TjtdAgEm_Ws
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Communists are against an elite demagogue con artist
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What psychology of mass mobilization can tell us about the Capitol riot: Research suggests disinfo and demagogues coordinate, not manipulate, the masses. arstechnica.com/science/2…
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Trump joins dictators and demagogues in touting β€˜patriotic education’ washingtonpost.com/world/…
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Brian Rose, candidate for Mayor of London, is a demagogue

In the past few wees I have seen a lot of adverts for Brian Rose's bid for Mayor of London. It is apparent that Mr Rose has no chance - he is not associated with a political party, and the two-round system strongly favours Labour and Conservative candidates - but it might not be immediately apparent that Mr Rose is no ordinary independent candidate.

Mr Rose's website outlines eight headline policies:

  • "Get London Back To Work"
  • "Health First"
  • "Science First"
  • "Education First"
  • "Green First"
  • "Make London Safe"
  • "Digital First"
  • "Freedom of Speech"

The thing that will immediately stand out is that Rose has five different issues he wishes to put "first". He does not want to put "safety first" or "jobs first", perhaps because those phrases already have negative connotations with one crowd or another. You will also note that Rose lacks a housing policy, despite London's housing crisis. He lacks a transport policy, despite this being the mayor's greatest power. A serious candidate would have these policies. For example, Luisa Porritt (Lib Dem) has six headline policies, and transport and housing are among them.

There were three further things that struck me as I examined Mr Rose's policies in detail.

A lack of detail

This links into one of the later points, but is most striking when examining Rose's "Green First" policy. Does this involve a plan for recycling? Community energy projects? Green vehicle infrastructure? Erm, no. The extent of Mr Rose's "Green First" policy is... a reduction in on-street parking in central London. This on street parking will be replaced by a combination of wider pavements, "additional retail space to support businesses", and "green spaces the public can enjoy". Bluntly, this is not only entirely lacking in detail, but does not seem plausible to convert on-street parking (strips of space about the width of a car) to significant green spaces or retail space.

A disdain for science

A full three of Rose's policies are dedicated to easing lockdown restrictions. I think his "Science First" policy is the clearest example of doublespeak I have ever seen.

> The role of science in policy making has never been more important than it is today. Unfortunately our current politicians often choose the science that supports their politics rather than basing their policies on the science.

> As your next Mayor, I will put Science First by implementing rigorous, peer r

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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Jeff Flake to Republicans: 'There is power in standing up to the rank corruptions of a demagogue'

This is the official split of the cult of Trump from he republican party.

https://thehill.com/homenews/532861-jeff-flake-to-republicans-there-is-power-in-standing-up-to-the-rank-corruptions-of-a

It is still a coin flip who is going to win and the whole truth won't be know until after 2022...but the schism has begun.

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Trump Is One of the World’s Lamer Demagogues. bloomberg.com/opinion/art…
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A warning from the Philippines on how a demagogue can haunt politics for decades washingtonpost.com/opinio…
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Trump incited a deadly, treasonous coup attempt. Yet Jimmy Dore's cultish fans are angry at Twitter for finally banning the treasonous insurrectionist β€” and angry at AOC, of course. Because to them this is all about dear leader and demagogue, Jimmy Dore. np.reddit.com/r/jimmydore…
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Fan Card - Populist and Demagogue reddit.com/gallery/jxi24h
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Trump incited a deadly, treasonous coup attempt. Yet Jimmy Dore's cultish fans are angry at Twitter for finally banning the treasonous insurrectionist β€” and angry at AOC, of course. Because to them this is all about dear leader and demagogue, Jimmy Dore. np.reddit.com/r/jimmydore…
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