Yeah, well, you know, I\’m just a dictator doing the best by my people. Order and stability before freedom, ya\’ know?
Unfortunately Lukashenko is absolutely right. Why should anyone listen to American or British homilies on freedom and human rights when both these countries have such an appalling record themselves and support dictatorial regimes around the world? America and Britain have reduced the world to the law of the jungle. People being detained for silent protests sounds very akin to kettling, and the British and American police\’s treatment of peaceful Occupy protest was not pleasant to watch either. I wonder whether the police in Belarus gratuitously Taser blind disabled people who pose no threat to them.
Nevertheless, the so-called Independent dutifully toes the party line – a dig at Hugo Chavez – tick; failure to mention that IISEPS, which it describes as independent, is funded by the World Bank, Radio Free Europe (also known as the CIA) and the Macarthur Foundation, all based in Washington USA. And. of course, by the Soros Foundation, which funds that other utterly independent favourite of the Independent, Human Rights Watch.
\”…An audience with the last dictator in Europe…\”
Show me a country with a true democracy before we call Mr Lukashenko the last dictator.
Democracy: Dictatorship with different faces every 4 or 5 years. The people are dumb to fall for it time after time…they\’ve been fooled into thinking life is as good as it gets…Illegal wars, discrimination of minorities, business-centric policies, maintain the establishment, enforce the poverty. It stinks.
Well by giving free healthcare and education it seems he\’s not taking your money on anything like the scale of those governments here and in the US who are dismantling these public services to put the savings into the hands of plutocrats and reducing taxes on those plutocrats.
Lukashenko can see through the thin veil of so-called democracy. In Britain for example a cross by a name at the ballot box followed by broken promises by those voted into power are a poor relation to people power. In a way Britain has a partial democratic authoritarian system. Two-thirds voted against the current Government – we may as well have a benign dictator rather than a rabble of elites running the country.
It\’s no wonder that Mosely managed to get more than just a few votes, is it?