Sunday, June 28, 2020

Racism Versus Realism With A Touch Of Sadopopulism

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Here are a couple of links that help clarify thoughts that often are hard to tease out clearly.

Sadopopulism   Is about pulling off the trick of hurting the people who follow you by "defending" them from enemies you created.  The whole piece isn't very long and worth thinking about.

"Would-be oligarchs instead follow a 4-part plan:
  • They identify an “enemy” (homeless migrants, minority communities, Democrats, etc.)
  • They enact policies that create pain in their own supporters
  • They blame the pain on the “enemies”
  • They present themselves as the strongmen to fight the enemies."
And Trump is creating new enemies to fight every day.  

From a 12 part Twitter thread by Jared Yates Sexton

The link above should take you to the whole thread, but here's another key Tweet in the thread:

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