Fitting for NF to post this as I was thinking something similar.
Demagogues have appeared in democracies since ancient Athens. They exploit a fundamental weakness in democracy: because ultimate power is held by the people, it is possible for the people to give that power to someone who appeals to the lowest common denominator of a large segment of the population. Demagogues usually advocate immediate, forceful action to address a national crisis while accusing moderate and thoughtful opponents of weakness or disloyalty. Once elected to high executive office, demagogues typically unravel constitutional limits on executive power and attempt to convert their democracy to dictatorship.
So, now that it is everyday discussion that we have negative interest rates, is it still accepted that we live in a capitalist economy? How is it possible for negative interest rates and the ideology capitalism and free markets controlling interest rates to exist at the same time. Since negative interest rates are a reality and capitalism is just a label to explain how are system works then which of the two is likely false. And if the capitalism label is false, who speaks it continuously? Would those be demagogues? I mean, that fits the meaning NF posted which I just reposted here.
Heck, I will even requote a portion here to make it 100% clear for NF who the demagogues are:
Demagogues usually advocate immediate, forceful action to address a national crisis while accusing moderate and thoughtful opponents of weakness or disloyalty. Once elected to high executive office, demagogues typically unravel constitutional limits on executive power and attempt to convert their democracy to dictatorship.
Now with that description in mind, and the understanding that we don't have capitalism as the driving force behind our economic system yet we are told we do then we can start seeing who the demagogues are. For instance we can go back to 2008 and see how the Great Financial Crisis was solved and how it fits the above quote perfectly. What was the solution? Yes, have the taxpayer bail out the banks and corporations who were responsible for the collapse because we live in a capitalistic free market economy. And any moderate and thoughtful opponents must be accused of weakness and disloyalty (oops, I just requote a requote for clarity).
And so, if we establish that demagogues have been falsely stating we live in a free market capitalistic society for generations when indeed we don't, and I should not have to repeat all the proof that this is true, then can we say that there are similar groups pushing global warming. I mean, it's pretty clear the public is being mislead on a massive scale on other key matters.
And I may have missed it but did NF yet post the hockey stick curve and how it matches observed data posted in his link to support his previous arguments. Co2 emissions have led to an increase of something like 25% to the environment in the last 20 years therefore that must show an exponential increase in earth's temperature over the same period. Co2 = global warming therefore the measured data over the last 20 years should support the hockey stick curve and all IPCC models.