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Conservatives stand athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.

Full remarks from the @TexasYRs board meeting:…

#Conservative #GOP anti-#populist
At the @TexasYRs board meeting yesterday I stood up to those who want to reject the historic responsibility of conservatives: we are the party Reagan, not the self-labeled “nat-pops.” This radical wing is less Reagan and more Bernie Sanders with red lipstick. Clip 1:
It’s important to know why you fight. This is why I do.
Clip 2
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#MaStrackZi #Merz #CDU #Populist #humorlos

Von #Bayern schnell ins #Sauerland
zum #Flugzwerg aus dem #Mittelstand.
Den wollte zweimal keiner haben,
weil er nur schwerlich zu ertragen.
Noch so ein #alterweißerMann,
Der glaubt, dass er es besser kann.
Die Sitten, so moniert er voller Trauer,sind nicht mehr wie bei #Adenauer.
Nach außen bürgerlicher Schein,
im Herzen aber voll gemein.
Wer vor #Krieg geflohen ist,
verhöhnt er als #Sozialtourist.
Heißt ein Junge #Ali und nicht #Sascha,
beschimpft er ihn als #Grundschulpascha
und alle #Klimaaktivisten
sind für ihn nur #Terroristen.
Doch treibt‘s ein #Naziprinz zu wild,
Wird der Flugzwerg plötzlich mild.
Beherzt er auf die #Schwachen drischt,
weil er gern im Trüben fischt.
Grad die, die #christlich selbst sich wähnen,
sollten sich für ihn was #schämen.
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#Indonesia’s new criminal code is absolutely illiberal, but it is not anti-legal. It serves the interests of some #elites, but not others.

So, how do we best parse its impact on #law, #politics, or #society?

A short 🧵based on ideas from:…

Fundamentally, it pushes Indonesia’s criminal law system toward what I call a mobilizational legal regime, and away from being more of a ’rule by law’ order.

This is due to a reason many might find counter-intuitive: it’s actually empowering previously excluded groups.

In a mobilizational legal regime, the set of politically empowered actors (what I call the ‘polity’) is open and contested. In some other arrangements - including rule by law - it is closed and fixed.
The constellation of politics shapes how law is made and deployed.

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💥A quick appetizer 🧵for my new article. #Chinese investments and #democratic #backsliding are mutually reinforcing in #Hungary. To further monopolize #political and #economic #power, the #Orbán govt continues utilising business provided by #Beijing 1/
After the 🇭🇺 MFA declared that it fully respects the “OneChinaPolicy”, the 🇨🇳 @catl_official announced the largest #industrial investment in #Hungary’s history. It stems from the strategy w/ which #Orbán committed himself to a China-friendly policy for pragmatic reasons 2/
The 🇭🇺 govt tilted the playing field w/ #clientelist #corruption. It created additional #informal sources through which #Orbán cemented #political #economic power. Economic ties with 🇨🇳 became an instrument to explore Asian markets/expand business in a #nontransparent way 3/
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Zo👇 denkt de #elite over het #plebs
'Doe wat wij zeggen! Niet #protesteren, geen eigen #mening geven en verdwijn van Twitter.'

O, pardon...!😳
Ik mag natuurlijk geen 'elite' zeggen. Foei.
Als ik 'elite' zeg, ben ik een #populist = extreemrechts.

Gaat het lekker, @nrc?🤨
De @nrc redactie denkt blijkbaar de democratie te kunnen redden... door haar af te schaffen.
'Als dit doorzet is een kantelpunt dichtbij, waar de vrije, begrensde publieke ruimte bij kan winnen.'

Voor wie?
Begrensd ja, voor ons.…
En natuurlijk zijn de opstandige burgers degenen die 'de democratie ondermijnen'.
Het zijn volgens de elite nooit de bestuurders, de politici, de ambtelijke top en andere hoge heren; kortom, de #elite
Ik ben geen fan (meer) van Baudet, maar dit is belachelijk. En gevaarlijk. Image
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Appalling bit of subediting(?) but the article itself lays out both the history and US context of #RoeVsWade and the consequences of overturning it with rather more nuance:… The Times view on US abortion law and overturning Roe v Wade
The "right approach" the writer appears to support 👇 is the codification of the #RightToChoose into federal #law - which should have happened decades ago. The major issue being the parlous state of US politics... What it should also do is push the issue to the top of the p
For the avoidance of doubt, I absolutely support women's #RightToChoose - it is not for ANY authority to tell people what they can or can't do with their bodies. Anger is justified, but not enough; this is an issue around which people must #mobilise and begin taking back #agency.
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Dear @greenpeace. You didn't address me directly with your campaign

However the demand of a code change makes me - as a developer - feel addressed

Despite being sure that your campaign is more about seeking attention than dialogue I feel the urge to reply to your demands:

I'd first like to recall that - according to @stlouisfed and many others - money has three functions

First: Money is a store of value.
Second: Money is a unit of account.
Third: Money is a medium of exchange.


Thus It is my understanding that the value of money is directly connected to people accepting it.

It is my understanding that this is true for #Bitcoin in the same way as it is true for the Norwegian Krona, the Euro or any other currencies like the USD or the Turkish Lira

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#Germany - a) in terms of the #security aspect, this is a result of Western #hegemony managed by the US, in case b) of #energy supply, this is a question of geopolitical point of view, how to consider it: if you see 30 years provocations as a necessary part of it, ....
... and you provoke the split between #CentralEurope and #Russia (#USA/#NATO), whatever the cost, you are right, but with what we are currently experiencing as a result (#Ukraine), and if you are c) fixated on #exports and #neoliberalism ... (2/4)
... and do not intend to pay decent wages, you are destroying your internal (also the #EU's) purchasing power and giving #China the opportunity to put pressure on you, all the more so, (3/4)
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There has been speculation what the "Z" letter on Russian tanks invading Ukraine stands for:…
Whatever tactical purpose, during the last days, a massive propaganda campaign has started using the #Z for a "rally behind the army" effect. An analytical🧵...
The disinformation channel Russia Today may have started it (or kicked it off?) one week ago by selling merchandise with the symbol of the invasion. Meanwhile, Russian social media is flooded with paroles using the symbol.…
When there is one word I dislike in Russian, a language I have studied for 10 years and that I love, it is "naš" (наш), meaning "our". In everyday language use, anything Russian will be called "наш". I have spent years explaining this was banal nationalism, and here we go:
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Reintroducing #TheMasterplan in time for new year

Whenever the West plans to destabilise a certain region or regime, they mobilize the MSM, AO and HR groups in a concerted manner.

1/The media will start a campaign that prepares the ground for future interventions...
...while swaying public opinion towards the needed direction. They start labeling the government as #totalitarian if not elected, and #populist if elected. Terms such as #genocide #EthnicCleansing #famine would get bandied around. They cultivate a new "reality" on the ground.
2/ Aid organizations would join the chorus and paint a picture of impending humanitarian doom. From one day to the next the number of people facing famine grows in leaps and bounds. The talk shifts towards #unfettered humanitarian access and humanitarian corridors
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Let’s talk about populism.
Populists pretend complex problems have simple answers.
They like things so simple they become stupid.
They adore binary choices.
They demand you ‘take sides’.
#populism #populists #propaganda #Johnson #woke #antiwoke
Populists like division.
They like an enemy.
If no enemy’s handy, they’ll make one.
They like to act the victim, no matter how rich, powerful or privileged they are.
But, by creating ‘an enemy’, victims are precisely what they tend to produce.
#populism #populist #division
Populism appeals to our worse instincts.
It appeals to emotions of hatred, resentment, a tribal ‘us’ and ‘them’.
In today's world we need our better instincts:
Populism doesn’t care about caring. Compassion isn’t on its agenda.
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Whenever the West plan to destabilise a certain region or need to 'ream them,' they mobilize the following entities in a concerted manner. Hence, the need to #StopWesternCrusadeAgainstEthiopia ASAP!
1. The media will start a campaign that prepares the ground for future interventions while swaying public opinion towards the needed direction. They start labeling the government as #totalitarian, if not elected and #populist, if elected.
Terms such as #genocide #ethniccleansing #famine would get bandied around. They cultivate a new "reality" on the ground.
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Sociology of nationalism THREAD

We've witnessed the rise of political leaders & parties relying on #populist #nationalist discourse: Trump, Orbán, Modi & Bolsanaro are united by their espousal of nationalism, majoritarianism, populism & authoritarianism.…
The nationalist rhetoric employed by these populist nationalist Parties & their leaders is one that presents ‘them’ – ranging from migrants, ethnic and religious minorities, foreign people and states, sexual minorities to liberals – as a threat to the nation.
'The nation’ (people who can claim an ‘authentic’ national identity & whose interests are to be protected from internal & external threats) is depicted in homogeneous & unified terms. This majority is seen as having the right to rule, while minority populations are marginalised.
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Let’s talk about rightwing liassez faire coronavirus denialism, or, in other words, “Let’s take it on the chin, folks!”

It all began with an ‘It’s just like flu’ shrug, a sprinkling of ‘I’ll shake hands with anyone’ braggadocio and an almost subliminal hint of mask aversion.…

We should be pleased, I suppose, that karma eventually kicked in:……

Though was it really truly, madly, sincerely karmic enough?

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My article "The spatial determinants of the prevalence of antielite rhetoric across parties" on print @WEPsocial. Under which conditions a party should decide to invest strategically in #populist rhetoric? It's the ideology stupid! Why that? Mini thread…
The intuition is straightforward: when parties are close to one another, praising one’s own policy position or criticizing that of the other party is tantamount to praising the other’s position and criticizing one’s own because the two positions are so similar.
Moreover, ideological convergence reduces voters’ ability to distinguish among parties. Thus, a higher degree of ideological party similarity incentivizes parties to find a non-policy way to differentiate themselves in the eyes of the electorate.
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Next up in the 🐙 series is Licio Gelli:

The fascist “businessman” who became the 'puppet master' of the sinister right-wing organisation, P2 or “Propaganda Due”
“A fascist sympathiser, 18-year-old Gelli fought for General Franco in the Spanish Civil War before serving with Hitler’s SS troops in Italy during the second World War.”…
“When the Nazi German forces began to lose ground to the Allies in Italy in 1944, he began to supply key information about Nazi troop movements to the Italian partisan resistance fighters, thus ensuring his own post-war survival.”…
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In de @volkskrant stond een uitgebreid interview met @CasMudde, 'vermaard politiek wetenschapper en extreemrechtskenner.’
Moet dit een expert op het gebied van #populisme voorstellen?🤣
Nu op #Saltmines mijn analyse.👇
@volkskrant @CasMudde Wie wel eens naar wetenschappelijke artikelen over #populisme heeft gezocht stuit op Mudde, maar in dit interview geeft hij blijk van een ongelooflijke #kokerblindheid
Toch wordt ieder die het etiket #populist opgeplakt krijgt met de stellingen van Mudde geconfronteerd.
@volkskrant @CasMudde Daarom is het nuttig om eens een paar van zijn uitspraken te bekijken.
Bijvoorbeeld over de #gewelddadigeburger die zich manifesteert bij de #boerenprotesten en het #sinterklaasfeest.
Hoe is deze #rechtsradicalepopulist zo sterk geworden?
U raadt het nooit😏Dankzij de #media
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Ah, the #EuropeanParliamentElection knocks at the door! Let’s see who is #campaigning for what…In #Italy, a #rightwingcoalition calls for a #guaranteedincome, #largerpensions, and resistance to the heavy-handed #austerityprograms enforced by the #EuropeanUnion.
In #France, some #rightwinggroups champion #fight against #climatechange, decry #exploitation of #foreignworkers, growing #economicinequality. What about the #centerright and #centerleft parties? #Polls show they will lose their #majority, and the Euroskeptics bag 30+% of seats.
However, #Euroskeptic, like #populist, is a term that obscures more than it reveals. #Spain’s leftist #Podemos isn’t likely to break bread with #Italy’s rightist #NorthernLeague-#M5S, but both are considered #Euroskeptic. Some are really #wolves but wear #sheepskins.
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