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empedocles

(15,751 posts)
7. I don't like the rw given word of 'populism'. Too soft.
Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:26 AM
Jun 2019

There's always been the 'us' v. 'them', ethnocentrism thing. Mobs, like dictators, are fearsome. Angry caucuses are very common - always have been.

The roots here in the US, imo, date back to the heyday of slavery, when cotton and slaveowners were king. The feudal estates were huge and very valuable. They predated the Industrial Age and ruled the land.

'. . . and so it goes'. - Vonnegut

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