Demagogy


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Demagogy

 

deceit by false promises, flattery, and intentional distortion of facts. Demagogy is widely used by bourgeois politicians and their opportunistic underlings to win the confidence of the masses. It is especially widespread in election campaigns and in the yellow press and broadcasting in capitalist countries.

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However, let us remember that the sins of the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England have been much worse still and that, at least in continental Europe, the euro has ended monetary nationalism, and for the states in the monetary union, it is acting, even if only timidly, as a proxy for the gold standard, by encouraging budget rigor and reforms aimed at improving competitiveness, and by putting a stop to the abuses of the welfare state and of political demagogy.
According to reports, it appeared to be a case of singling out a community, creating an easy scapegoat, ethnically-based penalty, trying to gain political capital by targeting helpless people, attempting to divert attention from serious issues, racism, avoiding underlying issues and solving real problems, demagogy, pushing xenophobic logic, exploiting the populist sensitivities, scandalous, racist targeting, etc.
Admittedly, the labels and the rationalizations employed to exclude Jews have changed, but the same techniques of slander, demagogy, disinformation, stigmatization, and intimidation are still used by the boycotters.
An atomistic, materialistic society is an open field for the rule of demagogy because it is an amorphous heap of minuscule private interests.
Observers believe that it is high time for al-Bashir to stop the demagogy and face up to the reality of the consequences of the atrocities he has committed against the people of Sudan in Darfur.
She also said that one of the central security challenges faced by the US government is "how to better communicate in a way that gets through the rhetoric and through the demagogy and is heard by people who can make judgements about what we stand for and who we truly are".
Nor is there a trace of the demagogy that so often passes itself off as good political prose, in this as in most other eras.
It can limit leaders' scope for alibis and hypocrisy, demagogy and deceit in dealing with the electorate.
Any attempt to stifle market forces would be pure populist demagogy and misguided public policy.
Class terminology, regional culture and the terms Proto-Fascism, Folkism, Demagogy or Populism have very frequently been used to explain this continuity in these and other regions from (National) Liberalism to National-Socialism.
Palacio said that there is no demagogy in his government and that he had put an end to interference by the executive in the Congress, the judicial branch, and the armed forces.