two farts for democracy

‘Democracy’ Circus
Moon of Alabama, Nov 25 2021

Source: Axios

The Biden administration has invited 110 ‘participants’ to its ‘Summit for Democracy’ which is to take place virtually on Dec 9-10. The use of ‘participants’ was necessary as not all ‘participants’ are recognized international states. Biden wanted to piss off China. He therefore invited Taiwan, which is not recognized as a state by the UN or by the US. The Biden administration did not invite Hungary, a democratic NATO and EU member, where, according to polls, the opposition is poised to win next year’s election. Poland, which is governed more illiberal than Hungary is invited. Likewise the Ukraine even as the Zelensky government has put the opposition leader under house arrest and has shut down opposition TV stations and newspapers. Turkey, also a NATO member, was left off the list. Turkey’s president Erdogan may be autocratic, but so is prime minister Modi of India, which is invited. Singapore, a democracy and somewhat US ally, is not on the list. This is likely because its prime minister had refused to take part in Biden’s proposed ‘coalition of democracies’ as a cold war style entity aimed against China. US ‘enemies’ like Russia, Venezuela and Iran are of course not invited even while they regularly have free elections. The event is thus what it could be expected to be. It is not about democracy but a propaganda show which is supposed to demonstrate strong ‘US leadership’ where none exists. The propaganda is not even aimed at a foreign public. It is supposed to assure the US that it still has the credentials it claims to have. The system has become so weak that it sees a need to assure itself.

5 Comments

  1. lobro
    Posted November 26, 2021 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    thanks for this map.
    grey areas clearly indicate regions worth considering for pureblood expats.
    sorry to see pakistan, malaysia and tanzania invited, what did they do wrong?

  2. lobro
    Posted November 26, 2021 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    correction: kenya is in, tanzania is safe.
    but serbia, niger … let ’em eat yellowcake.

  3. niqnaq
    Posted November 26, 2021 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    massive problem with moon here:

  4. lobro
    Posted November 27, 2021 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    damn, you are right, rowan, completely missed this.
    as if there was an empty space with nothing but laws and then people started crowding it dissing the laws … hmm, a thoroughly judaic perspective.
    is moon jewish?

  5. Rich
    Posted November 27, 2021 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    A micro-expression and in this case a not-so subtle one from Moon of Alabama is a window to the soul, an ugly one.

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