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  • Ukraine Bans Opposition Party [semi-satire]

    06/28/2022 11:13:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 June 2022 | John Semmens
    In a move bound to undermine Ukraine's claim that it is fighting for freedom, Minister of Justice Denys Leontiyovych Maliuska has banned the Opposition Platform — For Life Party, seized its assets, money and property. The Party's leader Viktor Medvedchuk has been under house arrest since May. Ukrainians who engage in dissent are also being rounded up and arrested by armed men from the Ukraine Security Service. Last month President Zelensky signed legislation that authorized courts to order the seizure of assets belonging to any person that challenged the government's policy on the Russian invasion. There is no right to...
  • Ukraine Bans Main Opposition Party, Seizes All Its Assets

    06/21/2022 8:49:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 126 replies
    Summit News ^ | 21 June, 2022 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Beacon of democracy’ cracks down on dissent.. Ukrainian authorities have banned the country’s main opposition party and seized all its assets, once again undermining the narrative that President Zelensky is presiding over a beacon of democracy. The country’s Ministry of Justice announced the move via Facebook, revealing that the Opposition Platform — For Life had been shut down and its assets, money and property transferred to the state. The party had previously had its operations suspended in March after it was accused of being complicit with Russia and being “anti-Ukrainian.” The ban means that Zelensky’s main political opposition has been...
  • Clinton: US at the ‘precipice’ of losing democracy

    06/18/2022 11:41:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/18/2022 | Chole Folmar
    Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in an interview with the Financial Times published Friday that the U.S. is on the “precipice of losing our democracy.” “We are standing on the precipice of losing our democracy, and everything that everybody else cares about then goes out the window,” said Clinton to interviewer Edward Luce.
  • Michelle Obama warns 'our democracy is fading' in speech boosting voter participation

    06/14/2022 7:41:03 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/14/22 | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
    Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Culture of Democracy Summit on Monday, where she claimed that democracy in the U.S. is "fading."
  • Democracy the Sham

    06/10/2022 4:47:09 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 12 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | June 10, 2022 | Theophilus Chilton
    We’ve been hearing an awful lot about “democracy” lately. We keep learning that it can only be promoted through the universal use of unaccountable ballot drop boxes that allow people to vote six or seven times. Congress is currently holding hearings about the grave threat to democracy presented by flyover country types wandering around the Capitol building that their tax dollars pay for. We even overthrew a popularly-elected government in Ukraine in 2014, and are trying to provoke a war with another nuclear-armed nation to keep it in power, all in the name of democracy. Of course, the commonality between...

    06/09/2022 12:32:53 PM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | 06/09/2022 | Steven Hayward
    I’ve been promising to collect our own lexicon of the real meaning of key leftist terms—an undated version of Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary, for a while now. So here goes. Readers are encouraged to propose additional definitions and terms in the comment thread, and we’ll update this lexicon from time to time. Populism: When the wrong person or cause wins a free election, like Brexit, Trump, or a Soros DA recall. Racism: Any opposition to the agenda of the left. Democracy: Any institutional design or voting system that enables the left to get what it wants. Threat to democracy: When...
  • Scarborough: ‘If You Really Love America,’ Believe in Democracy ‘You Want to Know What Happened on January 6’

    06/07/2022 7:41:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/07/2022 | Trent Baker
    MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on Tuesday reacted to the GOP pushback to the upcoming January 6 primetime hearings. Scarborough argued that Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) were “trying to distract” from the hearings in their criticism of the televised hearings. He advised that “if you really love America” and “believe in American democracy,” then “you want to know what happened on January 6.”
  • Garland urges public service in Harvard address: ‘Democracy is under threat’

    05/29/2022 2:31:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/29/2022 | Olafiamihan oshin
    Attorney General Merrick Garland urged Harvard University’s graduating class to go into public service to combat the ongoing turmoil in the U.S., saying that “democracy is under threat.” Delivering his commencement address to the university’s graduating class of 2020 and 2021 on Sunday, Garland spoke about how he saw citizens offering to volunteer in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.
  • What's Wrong with the Philippines?

    05/16/2022 3:01:36 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Monday, May 16, 2022 | Gwynne Dyer
    Pact between Marcos, Duterte families shaped the vote Bongbong' Marcos didn't just win the presidential election in the Philippines this week. He won it by a two-to-one landslide, despite the fact that he is the extremely entitled son of a former president who stole at least ten billion dollars and a mother who spent the loot partly on the world's most extensive collection of designer shoes (3,000 pairs). Moreover, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, to give him his real name, has virtually no accomplishments other than that name. Yet his name and his inherited wealth, originally stolen from the parents of the...
  • GOP Wants to Defend Justices from Violence [semi-satire]

    05/16/2022 10:11:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2022 | John Semmens
    A simple one-page bill authored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) that would provide for increased security protection for members of the Supreme Court whose homes are being besieged by abortion supporting fanatics got a cold reception from Democrats in the House. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md) called the brief proposed statute "unimpressive. Where are all the carve-outs for special interests? How can a bill of less than a thousand pages adequately reward all the key constituencies?" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) characterized the attempt to provide extra protection "an extraordinary infringement of freedom of speech. People who need access...
  • Why Doesn’t Hong Kong’s Tragic Subjugation Get As Much Attention As Ukraine?

    Hong Kong “elected” a new chief while the world wasn’t paying attention. Hong Kong’s current chief Carrie Lam will retire at the end of June. The selection of her successor has followed the rules Beijing dictated since it took control of Hong Kong in 1997. Beijing stamped out any hope of universal suffrage in Hong Kong in 2004. Rather than letting more than 7 million residents in Hong Kong have a say in whom the city’s chief should be, Beijing created a “nomi­nating committee” (which has more than 1,400 members today), the majority of which are pro-Beijing elites. The committee...
  • Obama: Russia’s Invasion a Reminder ‘to Not Take Our Own Democracy for Granted’

    04/12/2022 8:10:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/12/2022 | Trent Baker
    Former President Barack Obama sat down with NBC “Today” co-host Al Roker on Tuesday to weigh in on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Obama advised that Putin had “always been ruthless against his own people, as well as others. He added the brutality on Ukraine was a “reminder of why it’s so important for us to not take our own democracy for granted.”
  • The Red-Pilled Prince

    04/02/2022 8:26:10 AM PDT · by oblomov · 5 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | 30 march 2022 | Jacob Siegel
    In his first public appearance after five years of semiofficial banishment, Curtis Yarvin began to cry. It was late February 2020 and Yarvin was the special guest at a live podcast in Los Angeles. A graphic promoting the event shows the computer engineer turned political philosopher, then 46 years old, wearing his black leather motorcycle jacket and wire-framed glasses and staring out with practiced intensity. Over Yarvin’s left shoulder floats a bust of the deceased rapper Lil Peep. The moody digital aesthetic is called vaporwave. Ma, Pa, have you heard of vaporwave? It is a very of-the-moment style that uses...
  • The Left Strikes Again at Freedom of Speech in Akron, Ohio

    03/26/2022 6:46:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 24, 2022 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Recently, the Akron Roundtable of Ohio invited me to give a presentation on the issue of election integrity as part of a recurring series it calls “Point/Counterpoint.” As I told the audience, the sponsors of the Roundtable, which includes the Kiwanis Club, the Greater Akron Chamber, and the Akron Beacon Journal, were to be applauded for upholding the great American tradition of having civil, even vigorous discussions on important issues from individuals with differing points of view, a tradition that has virtually disappeared in our communities and college campuses. The progressive, radical left, however, has no interest in upholding this...
  • FNC’s Carlson: Everyone Is ‘Lying’ — Ukraine Is Not a Democracy

    03/22/2022 7:42:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2022 | Jeff poor
    Monday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson disputed the claim that democracy would be “preserved” if Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky could withstand the Russian invasion and remain in power. Carlson argued that Ukraine was not a democracy. However, he said some Americans were using the claim that Ukrainian democracy was what was at stake as a possible justification for the United States to enter the dispute.
  • Ukraine: Zelensky Uses Martial Law to Ban Main Opposition Party In Crackdown on ‘Division’

    03/20/2022 12:57:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2022 | PETER CADDLE
    Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced the banning of Ukraine’s main opposition party and ten others as part of an anti-Russian crackdown. The Opposition Platform — For Life, Left Opposition, Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, Socialist Party of Ukraine, Socialists, Union of Left Forces, Party of Shariy, Opposition Bloc, Ours, State, and Volodymyr Saldo Bloc have all been banned by decree amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine for at least “the period of the martial law.” The foremost victim of the crackdown is the Opposition Platform — For Life, which as of the 2019 general election was the second...
  • PassIonate Becky Spelman Demands Democracy In Australia

    03/15/2022 1:42:22 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945
    Robert Menzies founded the conservative Liberal Party of Australia to restore focus in Australian political life on the needs of "the forgotten people." But this party has lost its way and, in the madness of lockdown culture, the Federal Liberal government of Scott Morrison has failed to respect and protect the rights of the people. This has created the need for a new generation of politicians like Rebekah Spelman who are demanding that representation of the people be returned to government.
  • Why is the Left Suddenly Worried About the End of Democracy?

    02/24/2022 4:36:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 24, 2022 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is behind recent pessimistic appraisals of democracy's future, from Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Brian Williams and other elite intellectuals, media personalities, and politicians on the Left? Some are warning about its possible erosion in 2024. Others predict democracy's downturn as early 2022, with scary scenarios of "autocracy" and Trump "coups." To answer that question, understand first what is not behind these shrill forecasts. They are not worried about 2 million foreign nationals crashing the border in a single year, without vaccinations during a pandemic. Yet it seems insurrectionary for a government simply to nullify its own immigration laws. They...
  • Hey Democrats, We’re Not a Democracy

    02/21/2022 6:43:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | February 22, 2022 | Rachel Alexander
    The left has been speaking up lately about protecting our “democracy,” which seems unusual since usually they never talk proudly about the U.S., they just bash it and talk about moving to some whiter country instead. They almost sound patriotic. But nope, it’s just smoke and mirrors, which both allosw them to fool people into thinking the left cares about the country and to sneak in their radical agenda. Despite the fact the Founding Fathers were genius enough to create a Constitution that has lasted almost 250 years, arguably the longest in the world today providing the freest country, the...
  • Deutsch: If Trump, McCarthy Take Back Power ‘Our Democracy Is Over’

    02/16/2022 11:49:38 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/16/2022 | Trent Baker
    MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch on Wednesday issued a stark warning about the GOP taking back control of the House and Donald Trump getting re-elected to the White House. During a panel discussion on “Morning Joe” about the disconnect between the American elites and the average American, Deutsch said that if House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) takes back his House Majority Leader position and Trump wins the presidency, then “our democracy is over.”