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Exploiting Stupidity: How Populists Prey On The Uneducated

Folks like Le Pen and Trump and Wilders know that the most efficient way to exploit these fears for political gain is to tap those voters who are least likely to push back - i.e. to incite a panic among the uneducated who think that because a woman is wearing a burqa she must also be wearing a suicide vest.

Folks like Le Pen and Trump and Wilders know that the most efficient way to exploit these fears for political gain is to tap those voters who are least likely to push back - i.e. to incite a panic among the uneducated who think that because a woman is wearing a burqa she must also be wearing a suicide vest.
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6 comments on “Exploiting Stupidity: How Populists Prey On The Uneducated

  1. Anonymous

    Hey that’s that guy I met at a flying J truck stop he had worked 15 years for NASA until he lost his job to cuts, he now is a driver for cr England. A rocket scientist turned trucker small world ha ha

  2. I agree!
    However, mainstream politicos and media are NOT addressing legitimate concerns and treat all of us as “bigots” … Thats why the populists win, the centre is too stupid to see it
    JM

  3. All the salt grains in the world are not enough to take a lot of TH political analysis seriously. Einstein on market correlations and nuances; a bitter Simple Jack on political movements.

  4. You are so cool! I don’t think I have read anything like this before. So wonderful to find someone with some original thoughts on this topic. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the web, someone with some originality!

  5. It’s Not new sir: Dictators, like North Korean “rocket man”, Talibans in Muslim countries, leaders of communist countries have exploited fears to incite a panic among the uneducated ..

  6. Scripps Ranch

    It’s Not new sir: Dictators, like North Korean “rocket man”, Talibans in Muslim countries, leaders of communist countries have exploited fears to incite a panic among the uneducated ..

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