"the Debaters: Politicians engage in to educate rather than to represent the voters"
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"the DEBATE. Today, there is a huge void in politics. At the same time as the social democrats and the old left is losing ground. break down even more and more of the traditional bourgeois parties. It is, in principle, only högerpopulismen that is moving forward now, and it is also almost just högerpopulisterna that in a compelling way manages to say that they offer a new option within the policy. "
"This is not unique for Sweden, but runs like a red thread through the whole of Europe. Other countries also struggling with the growing political contempt, lack of confidence in the political system and the political ones who cause chaos for the established parties. The terrain is changing."
"in the Midst of this crisis, it pops every now and then up the proposal that the solution lies in launching new vänsteralternativ, perhaps with a kind of populism from the left. The pan-european DiEM25 with Yanis Varoufakis in the forefront is an example of this kind of ”new” policies, and in Sweden vänsterprofilerna Åsa Linderborg and Göran Greider wrote a book pleading for a new vänsterpopulism. "
"Turn the we back at was the hope that the new parties in Greece and Spain would reverse the trend, but today people rarely if SYRIZA or Podemos. Can this new vänsterpopulism make it like the old new parties failed? "
"Unfortunately, you do not need to be able to see into the future to see that the answer must be a no. The question is not if the left can keep on with populism, but if it at all want to do it for real."
"What caused this crisis of our political system is, ultimately, to ideas and values that large parts of the population bar on the completely ignored, whether it is such as privatisations, profits in welfare, or the big elephant in the room: immigration. "
"Politicians have in decades not seen it as its job to represent the voters and implement their wishes. On the contrary, seems the politicians ' task must be to simply educate the narrow-minded and reactionary electorate, to civilize the population and get to understand what they really should want."
"the Problem here is that the proposed ”vänsterpopulismen” we can read about in the day does not actually constitute a breach of this trend, but only a plea that we must find a new corps of more humane, more egalitarian educator. "
"It made högerpopulismen successful is hardly a secret. In many issues, they have simply chosen to not act like a schoolmaster, and they have almost had a monopoly on that, not try to tell voters what they ”really” want. When no one else dares to do the same thing, it is not surprising that they go forward in country after country."
"Despite its self-image as outsiders are large parts of the left actually completely agree with the new - and the economic liberals in the belief that the outcome of the ordinary people get to decide – without sufficiently large doses of political and values-based ”uppfostring” from above – is becoming a racist, anti-humanistic disaster. As the left moved out from the house of the people, and the newspapers have this paternalistic impulse is not directly reduced in strength."
"If there is a weakness with högerpopulismen, it is that it is not sufficiently populist. It is still interested in educating their constituents, and it is still acting as a bouncer when it comes to decide what questions may come up on the agenda and who is not, especially in economic matters."
"But today's left provides hardly a step in the right direction; the only hope in a different sort of political bouncers, and reproducing precisely the problems they complain about. You may like to talk about gains in welfare, they say, as long as you are not talking about the things we don't think we should talk about. Their ”populism” is supposed to go from top to bottom, in a location where the confidence for the kind of policies already at breaking point."
"Vänsterpopulisterna will never dare to ask the question ”what do you want?” in sensitive issues such as migration; it is simply the eternal fear that the answer will have the opposite effect to what you decide is the correct and democratic. Therefore, to succeed, never raise politically. ”Popularity” in these attempts at a new kind of politics is today, and always will be, only a thin democratic veneer over the same old core: the benevolent middle-class paternalism before them that they feel sorry for."
"Markus Allard, the mayor and the leader of the ÖrebropartietnMalcom Kyeyune, skribentnTillsammans runs the podcast Mark and Malcom."
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