Monday, October 17, 2016

Nadezda Azhgikhina — The Kremlin’s War on Liberalism

This is really laughable in light of the US reaction to terrorism post 9/11, The Patriot Act effectively suspended constitutional liberties and civil rights of American. The police have been militarized and the nation has become a national security-total surveillance state.

s and President Bush declared to the world, "You are either with us or against us." The GWOT ensued, providing a recruiting tool insuring an increase in terrorists instead of destroying them. This increased paranoia in the US resulting in higher preference for security than liberty. 

America is no longer the free country it once was.

President Obama, who had promised transparency, has run one of the most secretive administrations in the history of the county, punishing whistleblowers and suppressing reportage. A number of whistleblowers have been incarcerated.

The press has become a propaganda organ of government led by the New York Time and Washington post. Reporters that get out of line are threaten with denial of access, a career-killer. 

Russia has not only suffered more from terrorism than the US in terms of casualties but it also has a geography that makes in much easier for terrorists to gain access to Russia. In addition, Russia has been in the NATO crosshairs since Putin threw out the gangsters that took over Russia in the Yeltsin years to the cheers of the West. Russia has much greater reason to institute a national security state-total surveillance state than the US, and there is no good evidence that Russia has outpaced the US in this endeavor.

Project Syndicate
The Kremlin’s War on Liberalism
Nadezda Azhgikhina | Vice President of the European Federation of Journalists in Russia

How is this for freedom of the press in the West?

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