Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Ugly Side of Populism

Commenter on a Metafilter discussion about Trump’s candidacy and electability.

“I think this is something the Left really misses. There seems to be this idea that the People are angry, and if we just awaken and empower the People, then we’ll get social justice and progress. What’s being forgotten is the ugly side of populism. An angry population may also go the other route, and embrace bigotry and hatred and control, and I think it’s already happening. People like Trump are the harbingers. Sure people are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore, but that might mean they lash out at the poor and non-white and non-straight and let people who say they have a plan to fix it all rule over them.”

Context and discussion: Donald Trump, possibly upsetting Fox News’ role in Republican politics

Illustration by Victor Juhasz from Matt Taibbi’s article in Rolling Stone

Harry Potter Titles Rewritten For Hermione Granger

“Hermione Granger and Why Doesn’t Anyone Read Their Textbooks

Hermione Granger and Seriously Can’t Anyone Else Do Basic Research

Hermione Granger and Exceptional Time Management Skills

Hermione Granger and That Super Hot Bulgarian Dude

Hermione Granger and My Idiot Friend Happens to be Better Than Me at Something

Hermione Granger and My Idiot Friend Gets Schoolwork Advice from a Really Awful Source

Hermione Granger and For Real Would Any of this Ever Get Done Without Me”

Source: EditorialComplex comments on Pureblood Slytherin Hermione