When you first encounter the word “populism,” you might think it’s a close cousin of democracy, with all the positive connotations that go along with it. And for some, it may well seem a purer form of a process by which politicians harness the will of the majority.
But that’s only part of the picture. Populism—ostensibly a belief in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people—often requires a bogeyman, be it an existing government, the supposed cultural elite, the media, or a particular ethnic, racial, or religious group.
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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Populism Takes Over the World
Iraqi government forces say they have captured Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city overrun by Islamic State (IS) group militants two years ago.
In March 2015, officials and historians condemned IS for the destruction of the archaeological site, which dates back to the 13th Century BC.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS'
Hundreds of Muslims prayed next to Rome’s Colosseum on Friday to protest against the closure of makeshift mosques, calling on city authorities to protect their religious rights.
Worshippers knelt on prayer mats and tarpaulin on the pavement meters away from the ancient amphitheatre. Some held placards reading “Peace” and “Open the mosques”.
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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – Muslims pray at Colosseum, protesting against Rome mosque closures
Who runs the US? Apparently George Soros.
The liberal billionaire funder, who has been tied to a globalist elite pushing the Muslim migrant crisis and multiculturalism onto Western societies, comes up a lot in private discussions between top Hillary Clinton campaign officials.
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Time For Truth: (The Gateway Pundit) – Liberal Billionaire George Soros Mentioned Over 50 Times In Leaked Hillary Campaign Emails
The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has failed to convince a majority of his population to vote in a referendum on closing the door to refugees, rendering the result invalid and undermining his campaign for a cultural counter-revolution within the European Union.
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Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – Hungary's refugee referendum not valid after voters stay away