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ELITISM

I have problems with democracy. I think most people are ill-prepared to vote / decide what is best for society. Assemblies of such people are not to be trusted: I fear their collective strength. Society is best served by a select group of clear-sighted, capable leaders / experts. Highly educated, trained, and groomed to wield power, they should maintain law and order, promote production of wealth, and guide the masses toward ends they deem appropriate.  (Note: Elitists often identify with "capital” not with “labor,” and with “experts” rather than the people’s collective wisdom.)  

POPULISM

“The People Yes!” This sums up my trust in people’s collective wisdom / resourcefulness. “Together, We Are Strong!” This embodies my faith thatthough they may struggle to do sothey’ll triumph over forces wanting to fool them with misinformation, divide them with prejudice, dominate their workplaces, and wrest power from communities seeking to control their own affairs. I recognize their hard work and promote their continuing education. Like Jefferson, I see common people as “the most honest and safe depository of the public interests.”  

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