[pp.int.general] PP populist?
rodripe at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 18:56:59 CEST 2009
Is there a law in Germany against the waste of paper?
"Populism" is listening to people?
I think "populism" is an opacity between the people and politicians. I think
the Pirate Party is more transparent.
2009/6/8 Reinier Bakels <r.bakels at planet.nl>
> My (Dutch) newspaper tonight gives an overview of the results of the
> European elections in all the member states. The Swedish PP is geven the
> label "populist". Is that correct? If not, PP NL may write a letter to the
> newspaper (which is another opportunity to advertise ourselves!)
> The Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populism tells me that
> populism (usually) is a pejorative term which is not appreciated by the
> politicians who are designated as "populist". And it explains that there are
> many definitions of populism. If the definition is: reponding to a specific
> desire of people (instead of following an abstract philosophy like
> "socialism" or "liberalism"), I don't think one can blame populists. But in
> my perception, a true populist manipulates voters by dishonest, demagogic
> propaganda, creating an artificial ennemy for its own benefit. That
> definition does not apply to PP, I guess?????????
> Does anyone have a better reason to argue that PP is *not* a populist
> party? (assuming that it is an undesirable negative designation)
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