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Response to TomCADem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 02:40 AM

8. Too many people confuse being a Populist with being a Progressive.

 

Populism by its nature is a regressive ideology that replaces reason with anger & outrage.

Liberalism depends on using reason to find complex solutions to complex problems. There is no nuance in populist ideologies, just simplistic rhetoric.

Liberalism embraces the division of powers and maintaining checks and balances to avoid demagoguery. Populists find this sort of stuff most inconvenient as it is at root a dictatorial ideology.

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