Lukaschenko in The Independent

Yeah, well, you know, I\’m just a dictator doing the best by my people. Order and stability before freedom, ya\’ know?

Then the comments:

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.
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\”…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.
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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?

3 thoughts on “Lukaschenko in The Independent”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    It’s no wonder that Mosely managed to get more than just a few votes, is it?

    As someone who has to put up with people who have an interest in both the Mosely and/or the Marxist Leninist end of the spectrum, I feel I should object. While I wouldn’t want to put myself forward as an expert on the rhetoric of the extremists in Britain I feel this guy is very much not a Mosely-ite. For instance:

    “America and Britain have reduced the world to the law of the jungle.”

    You see for your average Fascist, the world being ruled by the law of the jungle is at worst an objective fact, and at best a positive feature. Your average crypto-Fascist wouldn’t decry the West for waking up and smelling the coffee.

    “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.”

    See, false equivalences. I tend to think this is more common on the Far Left as they know what they are doing is morally indefensible, you know, really, deep down. The average Fascist is more likely to do this with the Holocaust or simply not at all. Unless they are a pro-Japanese crypto-Fascist I suppose.

    “And. of course, by the Soros Foundation, which funds that other utterly independent favourite of the Independent, Human Rights Watch.”

    No mention of Soros being Jewish. Hard to say these days when they do mention it, but I have to say I think that is more typical of the Far Left than the Far Right not to mention it.

    “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…”

    See – straight out of Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent. The Fascists don’t believe in anything as advanced as False Consciousness. They simply think Jews control the media and lie all the time.

    “Illegal wars, discrimination of minorities,”

    Not exactly big on the list of your average Mosely-ite’s list of complaints those two.

    You know, on the whole I would say that the advanced skills in false equivalence, the really mildly impressive ability to argue that a mote in our eye is the equivalent of a tree in their’s, the general leftist tone and the absence of anything typical of the Hard Right means that this is not a product of Britain’s miniscule Far Right. Rather it is a disillusioned Marxist or some description or other and not actually a stupid one. I would guess a former Academic at a third tier Poly.

  2. Two-thirds voted against the current Government

    And this is bollocks.

    The coalition received 66% of the votes cast.

    As for those that didn’t vote, it was their choice and as The Fat Bigot points out they acted in a way that shows they accept the decision of those who did vote.

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