Politics is ugly by nature. It sows division at all times, and it's easy to see why: Democracy is the tyranny of the majority over the minority, restrained only by bills of rights, which matter less and less with each passing year.
It looks like we're headed for a brave new world where all citizens are rated on their loyalty to the state and are punished for wandering from its narrative. Call it the gamification of repression.
I really don't like invoking Adolph, and I don't like "swear words," especially in headlines. But today I'm hard pressed to avoid either, and so I'll just go with it.
By any reasonable definition of the word "tyranny," Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro meets it. His recent reelection was a sham, especially since he banned any opposition candidate or party who would have had any reasonable chance to defeat
The driving trends of the past decade are now reversing
The times call us to choose sides. You may remember as a kid playing a pickup game of baseball, everyone would have to choose which side they were on before the game could begin.
It is easy to be distracted right now by the circus politics that have dominated the news headlines for the past year, but don't be distracted... Don't be fooled, not even a little, no matter how tempting it seems to just take a peek.
Our lack of Constitutional knowledge means that believing in protecting the rights of minorities does not actually protect them when they are outvoted.
Georgia - In 2003, Washington's color revolution elevated him to power illegitimately...Familiar tactics included election rigging, organized street protests, and major media disinformation. Once empowered, neoliberal harshness followed.