Save Liberal Democracy founder Alexander Görlach delivered a TEDxTalk in Berlin, elaborating on how to save liberal democracy. His take is that the authoritarians of today use a simple and easy rhetoric to target minority groups such as Muslims or migrants. By doing so, they cater to the oldest and meanest trick in political ideology — “us versus them” labeling, with the result of “scapegoating” these minorties.
By defining their own peers as righteous and drawing a picture of them being endangered by a common enemy, the self proclaimd strong-men and women give way to a superstitutious, archaic model of human interaction for the sake of their hunger for power.
Healing is only possible through narratives of inclusiveness that tackle the scapegoater and label his rhetoric as not only removing the voice of the people, but also creating social unrest.