The Danger of Popularism
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The Danger of Popularism

Trump and Johnson opposite sides of a poison coin
Popular with promise and fool people with fake results
A tweetafon of half-truths, lies and insults
Popularism has become loved as politicians are ineffective
The World is dying from our representative inaction
Poverty is greater than when Dickens was disgusted by it
The rich get richer and Trump and Johnson promise them more
If we had not had our revolution now would be an ideal springboard for one
The official opposition is led by a noble man with no leadership qualities
The Liberals have become a one issue party alienating half the population
The Bexit party is a new one issue party alienating half the population
We may leave Europe by a deception in the same way America will get its wall
The Russians after always being ruled by dictators got democracy
But that caused chaos, so they reverted to a dictator
Trump and Johnson would like the same result and may succeed
As the most dangerous aspect of popularism is people who break the rules
Can break any convention so the normal check and balance do not apply.
That can lead to single party government and the death of democracy.

A L
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'When good people do nothing, bad things happen'.
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(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Mr B P Wrote: The Danger of Popularism

Trump and Johnson opposite sides of a poison coin
Popular with promise and fool people with fake results
A tweetafon of half-truths, lies and insults
Popularism has become loved as politicians are ineffective
The World is dying from our representative inaction
Poverty is greater than when Dickens was disgusted by it
The rich get richer and Trump and Johnson promise them more
If we had not had our revolution now would be an ideal springboard for one
The official opposition is led by a noble man with no leadership qualities
The Liberals have become a one issue party alienating half the population
The Bexit party is a new one issue party alienating half the population
We may leave Europe by a deception in the same way America will get its wall
The Russians after always being ruled by dictators got democracy
But that caused chaos, so they reverted to a dictator
Trump and Johnson would like the same result and may succeed
As the most dangerous aspect of popularism is people who break the rules
Can break any convention so the normal check and balance do not apply.
That can lead to single party government and the death of democracy.

A L

Yes mr BP I get it ,but why do have post this on this forum,we’re I for one come hear comments about the football team I follow.I don’t want to read politics,why don’t you stick it on twatter or what ever,this is a football forum.
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(09-08-2019, 09:22 AM)MR WHITE Wrote:
(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Mr B P Wrote: The Danger of Popularism

Trump and Johnson opposite sides of a poison coin
Popular with promise and fool people with fake results
A tweetafon of half-truths, lies and insults
Popularism has become loved as politicians are ineffective
The World is dying from our representative inaction
Poverty is greater than when Dickens was disgusted by it
The rich get richer and Trump and Johnson promise them more
If we had not had our revolution now would be an ideal springboard for one
The official opposition is led by a noble man with no leadership qualities
The Liberals have become a one issue party alienating half the population
The Bexit party is a new one issue party alienating half the population
We may leave Europe by a deception in the same way America will get its wall
The Russians after always being ruled by dictators got democracy
But that caused chaos, so they reverted to a dictator
Trump and Johnson would like the same result and may succeed
As the most dangerous aspect of popularism is people who break the rules
Can break any convention so the normal check and balance do not apply.
That can lead to single party government and the death of democracy.

A L

Yes mr BP I get it ,but why do have post this on this forum,we’re I for one come hear comments about the football team I follow.I don’t want to read politics,why don’t you stick it on twatter or what ever,this is a football forum.

If football is your life, life is your football.  We are on a self inflicted road to destruction and if we allow people who do not care about that to run the World our doom will be hastened.  These are issues that are relevant to every forum as it is important everyone possible realises what is happening.
http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/

Gods and miracles only occur in fiction. 
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(09-08-2019, 10:02 AM)Mr B P Wrote:
(09-08-2019, 09:22 AM)MR WHITE Wrote: Yes mr BP I get it ,but why do have post this on this forum,we’re I for one come hear comments about the football team I follow.I don’t want to read politics,why don’t you stick it on twatter or what ever,this is a football forum.

If football is your life, life is your football.  We are on a self inflicted road to destruction and if we allow people who do not care about that to run the World our doom will be hastened.  These are issues that are relevant to every forum as it is important everyone possible realises what is happening.

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Just a 'technical ' point BP........the term is actually POPULISM ......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populism
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I'm the only person qualified to lead the revolution; 'Power to the people'!!
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#8
The thing is .... is capitalism a threat to democracy ?
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#9
I think the credibility of this post is somewhat diminished by the fact there is no such word as popularism
Carpe Diem
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(09-08-2019, 12:27 PM)mtfulham Wrote: I think the credibility of this post is somewhat diminished by the fact there is no such word as popularism

Don't tell BP that; he's a 'wordsmith', the 'bard' of Cottage Corner, a legend in our lifetimes etc, etc.  Big Grin
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