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  • Populism, VIII: The unlikeliest populist: On Donald Trump and the mantle of a growing movement.

    04/17/2017 7:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | April 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Leftists deride the “bad” populism of angry and misdirected grievances lodged clumsily against educated and enlightened “elites,” often by the unsophisticated and the undereducated. Bad populism is fueled by ethnic, religious, or racial chauvinism, and typified by a purportedly “dark” tradition from Huey Long and Father Coughlin to George Wallace and Ross Perot. Such retrograde populism to the liberal mind is to be contrasted with a “good” progressive populism of early-twentieth-century and liberal Minnesota or Wisconsin—solidarity through unions, redistributionist taxes, cooperatives, granges, and credit unions to protect against banks and corporations—now kept alive by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Good...
  • You won’t believe what these Never Trumpers are trying to do to Americans now!

    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio enjoyed the benefit of Millions of dollars from a reclusive yet powerful group during the Presidential Election. These Moguls often join together to push political agendas that help them financially. They claim to be “Conservative”. These fake Conservatives often take advantage of Americans. This group is protected by many Conservative Politicians. Unfortunately, their actions are not always Conservative. This group is called “Club for Growth.” They are heavily funded by the Koch brothers. These Billionaires attach themselves to Conservative and Christians causes. All throughout the Conservative Political Community, you can see their dirty money. The...
  • The Real Lessons of the Dutch Elections: Time is on the side of Islam in Europe

    03/23/2017 7:04:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2017 | By Alex Alexiev
    The Dutch elections of March 15 were billed around Europe and beyond as a battle royal between the forces of populist evil, as represented by Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV), and virtually everybody else in the motley crew of Dutch electoral politics. The victory of prime minister’s Mark Rutte’s VVD party (which lost 20% of its seats) over Wilders’s PVV (which added 25%), was greeted rapturously as a monumental defeat for populism and great triumph for Europe across the political spectrum. In fact, it was nothing of the kind, and if its coverage showed anything, it was...
  • Angelina Jolie defends UN, decries ‘tide of nationalism’

    03/16/2017 5:54:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Page Six (The NY Post) ^ | March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Angelina Jolie has made a strong defense of the United Nations, saying the world body, as “imperfect” as it is, needs reform but also support. The American actress and special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency decried a “rising tide of nationalism masquerading as populism, and the re-emergence of policies encouraging fear and hatred of others” during a speech at the U.N. in Geneva on Wednesday. Saying she was speaking as a “proud American” and “an internationalist,” Jolie said some politicians were elected “partly on the basis of dismissing international institutions and agreements.”
  • Democracy, Disrupted [Barf]

    03/03/2017 12:09:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2017 | Thomas B. Edsall
    As the forces of reaction outpace movements predicated on the ideal of progress, and as traditional norms of political competition are tossed aside, it’s clear that the internet and social media have succeeded in doing what many feared and some hoped they would. They have disrupted and destroyed institutional constraints on what can be said, when and where it can be said and who can say it. Even though in one sense President Trump’s victory in 2016 fulfilled conventional expectations — because it prevented a third straight Democratic term in the White House — it also revealed that the internet...
  • Facebook: Milo To Do Press Conference tomorrow in NYC at 3 p.m.

    02/20/2017 9:06:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 133 replies
    Milo Yiannopoulos will be making his first on-camera comments to press regarding the recent controversy over statements Milo made during Joe Rogan and Drunken Peasants podcasts. Questions will be taken following a statement.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Loses 250k Book Deal & CPAC Invite Over Videos Defending Pedophilia!

    02/21/2017 9:13:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Milo Yiannopoulos Loses 250k Book Deal & CPAC Invite Over Videos Defending Pedophilia!
  • It’s Not About Milo – It’s About The Existential Threat That Milo Represents…

    02/20/2017 5:48:51 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 74 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | Sundance
    There are trillions of dollars at stake. Trillions. Those who hold power will never relinquish power; a simple and timeless truth. The current attacks against an increasingly less obscure gay man named Milo Yiannopoulos (it appears he is most known simply by “Milo”) are not about Milo Yiannopoulos per se’, anyone who has followed the construct of the swamp should see the transparency.
  • Coalition of #NeverTrumpers Release Sordid Milo Audio Before CPAC Conference

    02/20/2017 7:57:17 AM PST · by davikkm · 107 replies
    Several of the organizations openly supported the Hillary Clinton campaign and worked to defeat Donald Trump. On Saturday CPAC announced Milo Yiannopolous would be speaking at CPAC 2017. On Sunday the #NeverTrump Reagan Battalion released very sordid audio of Milo Yiannopolous discussing sex and 13 year-olds. (For the record– Reagan Battalion blocked The Gateway Pundit from reading their tweets.) Never trust a #NeverTrumper. This is a disgusting story all the way around.
  • The fall of Milo Yiannopoulos: Only the mainstream right has the power to stop the populist right

    02/21/2017 7:59:53 AM PST · by madprof98 · 29 replies
    New Statesman (UK) ^ | 2/21/17 | Helen Lewis
    The strangest part of yesterday was seeing Milo Yiannopoulous's increasingly sincere Facebook posts, as the awful realisation dawned on him - as it dawned on Nigel Farage during the referendum - that the sweet shelter of the mainstream right was being withdrawn from him. When he had attacked his female peers in the London tech scene, when he attacked transgender people for being "mentally ill", when he attacked an actor for the temerity to be black, female and funny in a jumpsuit, he was given licence. He was provocative, starting a debate, exercising his free speech. But yesterday he found...
  • The Milo Problem

    02/21/2017 5:06:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Mark Davis
    It was quite the weekend for Milo Yiannopoulos. After Friday night’s typically compelling sit-down with Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time,” the Saturday web buzz crackled with the news that the 32-year-old British provocateur had been named keynote speaker in the usually comfortable mainstream environment of CPAC. This came as a surprise to many, including some on the American Conservative Union board that oversees the event. A debate ensued over whether a speaker sure to energize some and repel others was the smartest keynote choice. Then Monday, the questions ran deeper, including but not limited to: Would Milo’s publisher cancel...
  • Breitbart Employees Threaten Walk-Out Over Milo

    02/21/2017 5:22:42 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 210 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | 20 Feb 17 | Elaina Plott
    All is not well at Breitbart News. A senior editor at the right-wing publication tells Washingtonian that “at least a half-dozen” employees are prepared to leave the company if Milo Yiannopoulos is not promptly fired. A second Breitbart source confirms this estimate. Yiannopoulos, himself a senior editor at Breitbart, was booted from his speaking slot at this week’s Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC), following taped revelations in which he appears to endorse pedophilia.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Uses of Populism

    02/14/2017 5:19:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    The spark that ignites populist movements is not so much disparities in wealth and status (they are not always French Revolution or Bolshevik-like class-driven attempts to grab power) as rank hypocrisies: Elites condescendingly prescribe nostrums to hoi polloi, but always on the dual premise that those who are dictating will be immune from the ramifications of their own sometimes burdensome edicts, and those who are dictated to are supposedly too dense to know what is good for them. (Think Steven Chu, the former energy secretary, who either did not commute by car or had a short drive to work, while...
  • Sri Lankan President Concedes Defeat After Startling Upset

    01/09/2015 1:07:07 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9.Jan.2015 | Ellen BArry and Darisha Bastians
    After a startling upset in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat on Friday morning, bringing an abrupt end to a larger-than-life, increasingly controlling presidency that he had hoped to extend into a third six-year term. Mr. Rajapaksa left his residence, Temple Trees, shortly after 6 a.m. “to allow the new president to assume his duties,” a presidential spokesman announced. Mr. Rajapaksa’s defeat is remarkable because he had an overwhelming advantage going into the election, which he decided to hold two years ahead of schedule. During nearly a decade in office, he had built close ties with China,...
  • French leader chides US populism, urges European unity

    01/28/2017 9:28:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2017 11:33 AM EST | Barry Hatton
    French President François Hollande on Saturday urged Europe to present a united front against populist movements which, he said, are being encouraged by political developments in the United States. “Europe is facing a moment of truth,” Hollande said. “The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn’t stay together, not believe in climate change.” European Union countries should stick to their principles and defend their interests — and stand firm in talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, Hollande said. “Europe should be true...
  • UN chief says populism has triggered a rise in intolerance

    01/27/2017 6:12:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2017 4:31 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    The rise of populism has triggered an increase in anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of intolerance, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday. The new U.N. chief told several hundred people, including Holocaust survivors, at the U.N.’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust that “a ‘new normal’ of public discourse is taking hold, in which prejudice is given a free pass and the door is opened to even more extreme hatred.” Guterres, who as Portugal’s prime minister spurred Parliament in 1996 to revoke a 16th century letter expelling all Jews from the country, said people like him who grew...
  • ‘Silent Fear’: Party of Davos Founder Plans Emergency D.C. Meeting to Discuss How to Handle Trump

    01/15/2017 5:29:31 PM PST · by Rockitz · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Jan 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    The World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of globalist political, financial and cultural elitists is underway in Davos, Switzerland, but the organization’s founder is planning an emergency Washington, D.C., meeting in 2017 for worried elites worldwide to discuss how to deal with President-elect Donald J. Trump. “The World Economic Forum is listening to Donald Trump,” Bloomberg’s Stephen Morris and Erik Schatzker wrote on Sunday. “The organization will convene a special meeting in Washington this year to discuss issues raised during the president-elect’s campaign and the populist wave that swept him to victory, WEF founder Klaus Schwab told Bloomberg Television on Sunday....
  • Geert Wilders and His Party for Freedom Are the Glorious Winners of the Last Poll of the Year

    12/18/2016 11:25:37 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-18-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Today, the most well-known pollster in the Netherlands, Maurice de Hond, shared the results of his last poll of 2016. To sum it up: Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PVV) are starting the new year with a bang. According to de Hond, the PVV's (virtual) lead is now 13 seats. If elections were held today, Wilders would get 36 seats in the 150-seat Dutch parliament. Current Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose VVD has 41 seats at the moment, would lose 18 seats. This means that the gap between the biggest party,the PVV, and the second largest party, the...
  • Kerry warns Europe, others against 'authoritarian populism'

    12/08/2016 7:18:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2016 6:20 AM EST | Geir Moulson
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned countries from Europe and beyond on Thursday to beware of an increasing “danger of authoritarian populism.” Kerry spoke at a meeting in Hamburg of foreign ministers from the 57-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The group, chaired by Germany this year, includes European Union countries, the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Central Asian nations and others. In “too many places” in the OSCE region, he said, there has been “a rise of authoritarian thinking, accompanied by backsliding on human rights, restrictions on independent media, a spike in acts of intolerance and hate...
  • Italian Referendum: PM Matteo Renzi Suffers Heavy Defeat, Exit Polls Suggest

    12/04/2016 2:37:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 72 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/04/2016 | BBC News
    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has suffered a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution, exit polls suggest. An exit poll on state broadcaster RAI suggests 42-46% voted to back reform, compared with 54-58% voting No. Two other polls gave the No vote a similar lead of at least 10 points. Mr Renzi, who has said he would resign if he lost the vote, is due to make a statement at midnight (23:00 GMT) from his official residence in Rome. The referendum was regarded as a barometer of anti-establishment sentiment in Europe. The vote asked...