Most people, if asked, could not define for you what Demagoguery is. Most of us would not recognize it by that name. Vocabulary.com explains it this way:
Demagoguery is an appeal to people that plays on their emotions and prejudices rather than on their rational side.
Demagoguery is a manipulative approach — often associated with dictators and sleazy politicians — that appeals to the worst nature of people. Demagoguery isn’t based on reason, issues, and doing the right thing; it’s based on stirring up fear and hatred to control people. For example, a politician who stirs up a fear of immigrants to distract from other issues is using demagoguery. Demagoguery is one of the most negative aspects of politics, but it’s also one that’s all too common.
What we are talking about here is The March For Life that took place this weekend. Here is how this weekend fits into that definition:
As Written and Reported By Joel B. Pollak for Breitbart:
There are three things to know about the March for Our Lives on Saturday.
As far as protecting the lives of students is concerned — which is, ostensibly, the entire point — the march organizers were uninterested in an open conversation about what might actually be effective.
The second thing to know is that President Donald Trump had already banned bump stocks and signed expanded background checks and school safety measures into law by the time the marches began.
The speakers demanded legislation, but there was no more legislation to pass — at least, no legislation that would ever survive the Supreme Court. Many of the marchers simply want to repeal the Second Amendment. There was little room for discussion of reasonable proposals.
The third thing to know is that the marches were backed by big leftist organizations, and accompanied by get-out-the-vote efforts.
These are further signs that the marches are largely about mobilizing support for the Democratic Party in the 2018 midterm elections. The speakers made little effort to hide that fact. They called for national unity — against the Republican Party……..
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