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Damage

Unbearable

Ian Buruma in Sunday's Times:

"Mr. Wilders, a former punk rocker whose maternal family is partly Indonesian, might seem an odd figure to purify the identity of a largely Protestant trading nation with a long tradition of allowing people of different faiths and persuasions to live in relative peace. But what he has in common with his followers is a seething rage against people he suspects of thinking they’re better than him.

This may not be sufficient to make him prime minister, but the politics of fury have done plenty of damage already."

Read the article here.

The politics of fury is not much more than the politics of the inferiority complex, another kind of class warfare: we hate the other because we find our own inferiority complex unbearable.

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