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Psychologists-Sociologists involved in the promotion of the notions of populism had better start reflecting why it is they have invented-participated in creation of a deviance categorisation - for what inevitably follows?

Psychologists-Sociologists involved in the promotion of the notions of populism had better start reflecting why it is they have invented-participated in creation of a deviance categorisation - for what inevitably follows?

1. As the world population increases and nations become larger, government becomes a huge and sprawling affair, whose left hand often knoweth not what the right hand doeth. Its power increases in order to unify more completely an ever larger population. As life becomes more complex, more and more powers hitherto unthought of (such as assigning television channels) become vested in government- but in appointed, not elected, government. In the United States, for example, more and more power centers in the executive branch of the government. The legislative branch, directly elected by the people , becomes too slow and cumbersome to make necessary quick decisions, while simultaneously it becomes less representative, since one member of congress represents an even larger …

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) & Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) "The time has come for us to be honest with ourselves and indeed each other." Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, 2015

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Why the Middle East’s Christians Are Under Attack, NYT, Mustafa Akyol MAY 26, 2017

"Individuals neurobiology emerges from early experience to shape long-term well-being and moral orientations." Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality, Darcia Narvaez, 2014
"In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom and said Islamic State and al Qaeda "have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe."
U.S. issues travel alert for Europe, citing threat of terrorist attacks. Reuters, May 2, 2017

France Doesn't Know What to Do With the 17000 People It Labels Potential Terrorists, The Intercept, Dorothée Thiénot, May 6 2017

"The outgoing governor of Jakarta has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy and inciting violence.

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, was the first ethnic Chinese Christian to run Indonesia's capital, and the case was seen as a test of the country…