Long Desultory Conversation About #OWS, With Trolling

I think alcohol is more fitting for this one than popcorn. I've tried to make as much sense of this as I could, but with only a degree of success.
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Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
Populism Isn't Dead, It's Marching: What 19th Century Farmers Can Teach #OWS About How to Keep Going http://t.co/x4uYw8iN via @Truthout
Justice Duck @_Golden_Rule_
@timeoutcorner populism isn't about being rational or about truth. It's about manipulating emotions and providing (too) simple answers.
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@_Golden_Rule_ Traditions of Prairie Populism in Canada and the Populist movement in the US are very impressive. I recommend reading up.
Justice Duck @_Golden_Rule_
@timeoutcorner Every really evil gov't uses populism extensively. It's a powerful tool, but not a good one. And i don't like USA populism.
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@_Golden_Rule_ I think you conflate true populist movements, like Tommy Douglass and the Prairie Socialists, with nationalist insanity.
Justice Duck @_Golden_Rule_
@timeoutcorner American politics looks like a soap opera to me. I prefer the ideals of the enlightenment era. Out of respect for humans.
Justice Duck @_Golden_Rule_
@timeoutcorner It's not about nationalism. It's about setting low standards bc you don't expect from the peons to understand dificult stuff
Justice Duck @_Golden_Rule_
@timeoutcorner I think populism/emotional manipulation is disrespectful towards all humans. We deserve better. And higher standards.
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@_Golden_Rule_ Then what, pray tell, would you suggest? ^_^
kilgoar @Kilgoar
@_Golden_Rule_ @timeoutcorner Don't forget that the labor movement was also populism. Something we could use more of right now.
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@Kilgoar Indeed! It's the point I was trying to make: There's a world of difference between nationalism and real populism. @_Golden_Rule_
Justice Duck @_Golden_Rule_
@Kilgoar i prefer realism. I know that a bit populism doesn't hurt, but OWS is imho populistic enough. Way too much, tbh. @timeoutcorner
Justice Duck @_Golden_Rule_
@timeoutcorner I like how thinks are in my country. Sure, they lie to us, too ;) But they don't manipulate us like we were stupid kids.
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@_Golden_Rule_ If your country has or has had troops in either Iraq, Afghanistan, or both, your comment is quite ridiculous. ^_^
Justice Duck @_Golden_Rule_
@timeoutcorner doesn't need to be nationalism. I think OWS populism is also evil. They are JUST populism, no realistic answers. @Kilgoar
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@_Golden_Rule_ If you don't think there are answers, you aren't reading the signs. #OWS @Kilgoar
Justice Duck @_Golden_Rule_
@timeoutcorner "we demand we don't have to pay back our already taken univeristy loans" doesn't work! @Kilgoar
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@_Golden_Rule_ Haven't you heard? That debt is crushing, and the degrees the debt purchased are worthless. @Kilgoar
Justice Duck @_Golden_Rule_
@timeoutcorner *shrugs* we don't hype our troops. We all were aware that it was out of diplomatic reasons. Noone liked it.
kilgoar @Kilgoar
@_Golden_Rule_ @timeoutcorner Realism's great. In some ways OWS is cynical, though. They don't believe government can possibly help them.
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@Kilgoar I would agree. The US Federal Government is corrupt to the point of unreformability. Many State gov's, too. @_Golden_Rule_
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