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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to forklift (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:09 PM

55. Yes! That behavior is intrinsic to POPULISM, though populists

 

can also identify as socialists maoist, democrat, theocrat or whatever. The hostile energy that is populism can be used to the benefit of almost any political or economic system or leader, but is most valuable as a way for people who can't win elections normally to take over or bring down governments that most people want to keep. Of course, they're ALL "reformers" who will smite corrupt elites for their righteously resentful followers, "the people."

So sure it's the driving force used by both Sanders and Trump. Sanders has been competing with Trump all along for the people you describe and is very up front about how he hopes to draw more trumpsters to him this election. Whether potential followers are coming from the right or the left, though, the more he and Trump bash Democrats the more happy those drawn to them will be with their choice of leader. Bump ride ahead.

Btw, I wouldn't say they expect everything to be given to them free, though. In fact, most are economically progressive and fine with paying taxes as part of the system. Populist groups come to be dominated by their many social conservatives, powerfully mean forces that they generate, though, and we all know social conservatives tend to despise a whole lot of "others." Storms in utopia.
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