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The Trump Superspreader Tour 2020 is currently in Ocala, Florida, for a matinee performance
"She's like, disappeared. Nobody can find her. She's not too popular right now" -- Trump on Savannah Guthrie after last night's NBC town hall
"corrupt political crass"
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Deregulated free-market capitalism, combined with antiquated electoral systems, have led the #UK, #USA & many other large western economies to become grotesquely unequal, dangerously polarised & unstable failing states, led by manipulative, sadistic & divisive populist liars.
Steve Bannon's pal Robert Mercer is a US hedge fund billionaire, early AI developer & former main investor in Cambridge Analytica.

He played a key role in Brexit by donating data analytics services to Nigel Farage. He was a major funder of Breitbart News & Trump's 2016 campaign.
In 2016, far-right billionaire & @Facebook board member Peter Thiel met with white nationalist Kevin DeAnna, who has called for "the formation of an ethnostate, the great dream of the White Republic". He's also on the #Palantir board.

Writing in libertarian think-tank Cato:
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#popülizm kavramını gereğinden fazla kullanmaya başladık. #populism nedir, ne değildir? Temel bilgileri tekrarlarken bazı yaygın kabulleri de siyaset bilimci gözüyle sorgulayacağım. Bilgisel:
Kamusal dağarcığımızda popülizm kavramının üç farklı kullanım biçimi var: 1) sıradan dil, 2) ekonomi politikası, 3) siyaset. Kavramın aldığı anlam üçü arasında çok farklılaşabiliyor, ayırt etmediğimizde kafamız karışıyor.
1) Gündelik hayattaki sıradan dile göre popülizm, herkesin hoşuna gidecek şeyleri yapmaya çalışmak. Zamanında Kıraç ‘Tarkan popülist müzik yapıyor’ diye eleştirdiğinde bunu kastetmişti :) Fakat siyasi anlamda popülizm bundan çok farklı.
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My essay "Civilizationist Invectivity. The Sophistication and Hybridization of Right-Wing #Populism in Times of Post-Democracy, Post-Photography, and #SocialMedia" was published in this reader, edited by @LKInvectivity & Thorsten König: @mlewandowsky
Key aspects:
1. The hybridization of right-wing populism correlates with the hybridization of #photography and is reinforced by social media.
2. Precursors to hybrid right-wing populism can be found in the hybrid aesthetics of #Fascism when avant-garde art dynamized politics.
Like today’s alt-right, the early 20th century Italian Fascists despised traditional conservatism and stressed that their #ideology was all about movement. It is salient to underline that avant-garde art is not left-wing by origin, as it is often assumed. That's wishful thinking.
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There is a significant difference between majority-minority system in a parliamentary democracy and a majoritarian democracy.

Fact it is that populism is a moment-based political phenomenon. It cannot last in long-term circumstances.
The fall of Hitler, Hirohito and the Soviets is the utter set of examples we can learn from.

Conservatism-liberalism itself is a duopoly of western political tools, which find themselves completely ineffective in a practical ethnonationalist and a politically healthy world,...
... which if a Court of Law cannot even perceive, then I certainly believe not a single representative of the juridical wing of the government must render any utterance on this without having a real-time analytic estimate of the whole problem.
#populism #politics
#commonsense
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"This is the president of law and order," Lara Trump just said, minutes after the crowded cheered for extrajudicial punishment
Eric Trump refers to #BlackLivesMatter protesters as "animals"
Sad
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New book out this week with @ElgarPublishing, edited with @MungiuPippidi: A Research Agenda for Studies of Corruption. e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/a-res… Great contributors covering where we’ve got to and where we need to go. Quick thread:
2/@MungiuPippidi and @mihaly_fazekas discuss advances in #measurement of #corruption and emphasise importance of developing actionable measures, showing how these can be informed by appropriate indicators.
3/@pmheywood analyses how meanings and modalities of #corruption have changed in line with broader socio-economic developments in a more interdependent world and what this means for future research.
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Another canard currently doing the rounds is this whole, "Yields are low ergo public debt is no burden - and yields must STAY low or it WOULD quickly become one, far too heavy to bear" schtick.

#UST #Treasury #Fed #deficit 1/x
Clearly no-one understands the difference between real costs and virtual, financial ones.

The State's gross mishandling of the #coronavirus crisis has destroyed or impaired tremendous amounts of productive #capital - a loss which should neither be understated nor camouflaged 2/x
The fact that the gazillion new IOUs #UST has issued as a partial (and temporary) recompense for this will come with artificially low interest rates is absolutely NO cause for cheer: in fact, quite the converse. 3/x
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The @UBS 'Global #FamilyOffice Report 2019' holds some interesting #Insights...Some takeaways (1/10) ubs.com/global/en/weal… #GlobalTrends #Investing Image
2/10 #FamilyOffice #trends: General overview...Recession fears rising, returns fade, #PE best performer, #RE gaining traction, #ESG & #Tech is best longterm plays, #Geopolitics risks rising & #CyberSec is key concern... ImageImage
3/10 #FamilyOffice #trends: The family office trend really got on it's way since 2000 with the GFC acting as further catalyst as wealthy families got tired of what the major Wall Street players served up & decided to take control and bring key functions in-house...#Wealth Image
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New @nberpubs by Sebastian Edwards: a must read to understand the macroeconomic consequences of #populism

nber.org/papers/w26333

And here a related paper warning about #MMT-type of macro policies:

hoover.org/sites/default/… Image
Once in government, populists ignore constraints on public sector expenditure and monetary expansion. The risks of deficit finance are portrayed as exaggerated. Populists argue that monetary expansions are not inflationary because there is unutilized capacity @FabioGhironi
With a domestic money, some European countries with populist proclivities could fall into the trap of classical populism, and use money creation to finance massive fiscal expansion and social programs. This is what #MMT espouses. That path can lead to sharp declines in incomes.
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Meg Russell's lead letter in today's @thetimes

"We should reflect on how we have sunk so low that judges must intervene to defend parliament against the actions of a prime minister"

Written yesterday,warns of "corrosive #populism" 1/3

@uclnews @UKandEU
thetimes.co.uk/edition/commen… Image
"Anti-political sentiment, and lambasting of politicians, have long been routine, but herein lie the seeds of corrosive populism. Meanwhile, the alternatives to politics are much, much worse. We now badly need an organised movement to defend politics itself."

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"Short-term, a vicious Johnson-led “people versus parliament” election should be avoided at all costs."

3/3
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🇺🇸 Trump 🇬🇧 Brexit, tho different in many ways; shared one clear thing in common: The fury they provoked in the establishment
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Politicians in Britain & America denounced their people the voters as: UNEDUCATED, RACIST, DEPLORABLE, SEXIST ...
🇺🇸 Trump, British PM Boris Johnson meet at the United Nations
7:04

🇬🇧 During the two leaders' bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the need to get on with #Brexit

🇺🇸 #PopulismTrumpsGlobalism #Populism = for #WeThePeople
🇺🇸@realDonaldTrump Speech to UN

36min
hold on to your sovereignty, love your nation, wise leaders always put the good of their own ppl & country first. The future does not belong to globalists, the future belongs to #Patriots

🇺🇸#PopulismTrumpsGlobalism
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Regardless of the veracity of the terror threat in #Kashmir, that the government used it as subterfuge to prepare the ground for its dramatic steps is now beyond question.
Yet, among all the din of jubilation and paeans to the ‘making of history’, the fact that the government most probably misled the people over the nature of a terrorist threat is now almost an irrelevant aside. #Article370 #Article35A
As the ruling party rightly anticipated, people don’t seem to mind being deceived. This acceptance to lying with a “mixture of gullibility & cynicism” is reminiscent of d totalitarian societies Hannah Arendt described in her book The Origins of Totalitarianism. How #Fascism work
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Francois Villeroy de Galhau “we pay attention to market signals but we must not be market dependent. that includes not being overly sensitive to market based measures of inflation expectations”
Very grim diagnostic of the current state of global cooperation by @arvindsubraman Hard to disagree.
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TRUMP at White House social media event: “The crap you think of is unbelievable!”
Trump admits that he pardoned Scooter Libby after Liz Cheney advised him to do so. Scooter Libby was chief of staff for Liz’s father, Dick Cheney. #DrainTheSwamp
Here’s the president alleging that Twitter officials are engaged in a massive conspiracy to reduce his number of followers
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Putin has actively sought to destabilize the EU by supporting nationalist, populist parties like the League. In May, the Austrian gov’t fell after a video revealed the leader of Austria’s R wing discussing public contracts in exchange for RU campaign aid. nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“Funding to an Italian political party by a foreign state is illegal,” said Emanuele Fiano, member of Parliament who called on Mr. Salvini to appear before the Lower House to explain the financial negotiation heard on the tape.

nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“It’s also dangerous to know that an Italian party has a contract of collaboration with a foreign state,” he added in an interview.

Two former prime ministers from the Democratic Party also called on Wednesday for an official inquiry.
nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
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Does fake news benefit populist parties?

My paper with @michele_ctrl & @afoxinspace is out! We propose quasi-experimental evidence from the 2018 Italian elections in Trentino Alto-Adige/Südtirol.

Link: bit.ly/2ZdB8bc

#FakeNews #FakeNewsMedia #populism 1/7
Fake news in Italy enjoyed large exposure in anticipation of the 2018 elections. A recent report from @sole24ore estimated @Mov5Stelle and @LegaSalvini voters believing (52% and 49%, respectively) and sharing (22% and 11%) of fake news. 2/7
Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol region is ideal to study fake news. German-speakers Italians vote in the same elections but are not exposed to fake news in Italian, making linguistic filter bubbles an ideal instrument. 3/7
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Here is a thread of the transcript from my 'Thought for the Day', delivered on @BBCr4today this morning about #JudithKerr,
#TheTigerWhoCameToTea, #politics, #populism, #stories and #systems. Image
@BBCr4today This has been a time of extraordinary turbulence in Britain and Europe. But in the middle of it, one story seemed to radiate calm, that of Judith Kerr, who died last week at the age of 95.
@BBCr4today She was the author of some of the best-loved children’s books of all time, like our own family favourite, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and her autobiographical novel, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.
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What we see in #Ukraine today is that people don't want to believe what they see with their own eyes, and what they hear directly from #Zelensky. The mix of people's hopefulness and Zelensky's #populism is blinding them to reality.
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There is clear evidence that #Russia-connected #Yanukovych era power brokers have influence in #Zelensky's power vertical. Yet people pretend either that this isn't happening, or that it is not relevant, and will not impact Zelensky's presidency.
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#Zelensky's inaugural speech echoed several RU propaganda narratives:
-#Kyiv is "responsible for continuation of war
-Kyiv "neglected RU speakers"
-Kyiv "abandoned people in occupied UA"
-"#Ukrainian is divisive factor in UA"
-"post-Maidan govt was the biggest problem in UA"
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Trump is about to deliver a campaign speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Follow along for a video thread.
There'a a sea of middle-aged white people behind Trump
We're one minute in and Trump has already blatantly lied about the Mueller report. (Mueller did not exonerate him of obstruction.)
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.@RepMarkMeadows begins CPAC with this rip-roarer: "You know, with this Green New Deal, they're trying to get rid of all the cows. But I've got good news -- Chick-fil-A stock will go way up because we gonna be eating more chicken!"
Meadows mischaracterizes Cohen's testimony, falsely says he said there's "no evidence of collusion" when in fact he just said he doesn't know of any.

These dudes are completely dishonest.
Mark Meadows does not have a future in comedy: "They may call you deplorable, but most people will call you adorable patriots, alright?
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#AfD’s lawsuit vs. #BfV still pending. Report examining AfD’s efforts against liberal-democratic basic order (FDGO) claims calling party ‘Test Case’ in public is justified b/c it refutes previous speculations about it as a ‘Suspected Case’. What else does it claim? THREAD 1/32
Report is based on 1,069 pages of publically accessible material from local, regional and federal level (party and election programmes, social media channels, websites, transcribed speeches); NO intelligence and parliamentary material. 2/32
Key principles for assessment: (1) Principle of ‘party freedom’ (Art. 21 Basic Law (‘Grundgesetz’, GG)) bound by the ‘militant democracy’ constituted by GG: FDGO does NOT necessarily assert itself through public opinion formation. (B II 1.1) 3/32
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@CanadianPatri15 @MaximeBernier @peoplespca @ethanerk @MarkFriesen08 @NicolaHanson9 @G_ozzy @LauraLynnTT @SupportersOfPPC @MusicFr53658595 @BBlue_Crab @DR_WDikshit @SPpc2019 @RaymondMDuchar1 @PPCVanKingsway @LaurieHoyda @bouchjr @boysha @Shemp_358 @AdelMaic @AHusamHussein @hodrob_rj @emlaughsallot88 @eastcoastcandau @stephencorrive5 If you follow a PPC'er & have liked my lists, add #PPC #PPC2019 #BernierNation #MadMax to your bio so you can be identified.

What I'm doing is randomly selecting a PPC follower, running thru their followers & if I don't follow them, I do + I copy and paste their name to my list.
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