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Why don't we start calling anyone who says "Gutmensch" a "Schlechtmensch" or a "Bösemensch"?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 4th, 2015 at 09:09:36 AM EST
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Good idea. I usually say "Demagoge", but probably the target audience doesn't understand that.
by Katrin on Fri Sep 4th, 2015 at 09:22:04 AM EST
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In English we can do a one-up on Bush the Lesser's "evildoers" and call them "do-evilers" or "do-no-gooders".

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 4th, 2015 at 09:31:15 AM EST
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Migeru:
Why don't we start calling anyone who says "Gutmensch" a "Schlechtmensch" or a "Bösemensch"?

They would play the victimisation card that they're used to playing.

"Of course I'm bad, according to the tenets of the dominant world view that rejects me as heterodox, and considers the orthodox as good."

In France, nasty right-wingers call Gutmenschen "les bien-pensants".

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Sep 4th, 2015 at 11:00:46 AM EST
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In Italy they're called 'buonisti', do-gooders.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Sep 4th, 2015 at 09:15:39 PM EST
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droit-de-l'hommistes (copyright Sarkozy?)
by Xavier in Paris on Thu Sep 10th, 2015 at 09:04:03 AM EST
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I always say Schlechtroboter. Better a gutmemsch then a bad robot.
by IM on Tue Sep 8th, 2015 at 06:22:33 AM EST
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