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Old 07-08-2021, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: Timothy Snyder, "The Road to Unfreedom"

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Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
Snyder’s follow-up to On Tyranny moves from showing how to resist authoritarianism to tracing the path of its recent resurgence. Starting with Putin’s consolidation of power in Russia, Snyder charts the rise of nationalists and oligarchs from Hungary and Poland to Britain and the U.S. Noting that the threat these movements pose to Western institutions aligns with Putin’s goals, Snyder advises us that they also reflect weaknesses and vulnerabilities within liberal democratic systems. As he urges us to act on the choice between individuality and totality, Snyder frames this moment of crisis as an opportunity to better understand and affirm the values and principles underlying our imperiled political order.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9urTazzgGAc


It takes him awhile to get off the launch pad but he expresses a description of our modern politics as well as warnings and guidance to the future.
This book talk was recorded in 2018.
Ok I'm no fan of right wing wing nazi types that have been around since Nazis were a thing BUT,
wouldn't the heads of tech companies like google/youtube and facebook and amazon and the MSM be considered Oligarchs in the U.S.?

And Who are they banning? not the establishment left?
Who are they de-platforming?
what agendas are they backing?
Which private businesses are being targeted for cancellation unless they comply?
Which private businesses are at the brink of collapse? the oligarchs or small private concerns?
Who's in control of and doing the indoctrination in schools? Is it the right wing nationalist?
Who's limiting medical options and forcing experimental vaccines on every man woman and child in the world?
could bill gates be considered an oligarch?

the so-called rise of "nationalism" is real here but most people who are assumed to be "nationalist by the left are really people who don't like Authoritarian GLOBALIST agenda and ideology with it's hard core UNFreedom.

It's weird that many on left are willingly blind to their own hard core freedom crushing agendas. The freedomless my way or the highway programs that seem socialist/communist (and will save us all) but in practice limits the freedoms of everyone and put everyone on the control of the central gov't and ultimately under the control of a globalist and rich oligarch authority "for the good of the world".

take another look around
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