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Author Topic: feature not a bug  (Read 796 times)

uaxed

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feature not a bug
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:03:35 am »
I would say the Khashoggi killing is a feature, not a bug, of the new authoritarian rise.  That is, the people who support the authoritarians will be okay with it, rather than outraged.


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Re: feature not a bug
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 10:26:26 pm »
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uaxed

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Re: feature not a bug
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 10:31:04 am »
Authoritarianism is on the rise.  Not just in the United States.  Right-wing nationalist movements are gaining in Europe and South America. The rise of MBS and the normalizing of Saudi totalitarianism on the world stage is the same movement.

A main vector of authoritarianism is discrediting and destroying the press.  Totalitarian dictatorships, like Russia and Saudi Arabia, assassinate reporters.   That is what this is. 

Authoritarian nationalists will consider this a win.  Those who downplay it, who pretend it was not deliberate, are flying cover for the authoritarians.  It remains to be seen if they can get away with it.





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Re: feature not a bug
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 10:48:26 am »
Very interesting. How do you see this spreading in the United States?
if you don't think, you drown.

uaxed

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Re: feature not a bug
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 10:56:55 am »
"Fake news!"







uaxed

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Re: feature not a bug
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 09:57:28 am »
Who believes the Saudi's story?  Don't be shy, step up!





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Re: feature not a bug
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 10:12:17 am »
Almost no one believes the story as far as I can tell.  Did you not see Brainy's question?


Who believes the Saudi's story?  Don't be shy, step up!

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Re: feature not a bug
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 08:13:15 am »
"Fake news!"



It's seen every day on social media sites. People exhorting others to vote red or vote blue which are really calls to vote for the party rather than the candidate. Both parties have, and have always had their share of extremists but these day it appears the extremists have taken over. People on the left accuse those on the right of being uneducated among a list of other things while many of those on the right accuse the left of being vile, violent traitors out to destroy the country.  If one party is able to have complete control over the 3 branches of government for a long enough period of time, our current form of government will cease to exist in this country. We have a President who encourages nationalism, who treats this country as though it's a part of his business empire, who loves adoration, and power, and who is undermining the intelligence agencies, the DOJ, and the free press at every opportunity as well as publicly demeaning anyone he feels is not completely in step with what he wants. Governments are not always changed, or done away with through coups or other forceful means....sometimes the change from one form of government to another occurs slowly, one seemingly innocuous step towards "something better" after another, until one day the population wakes up and finds their countries form of government gone and another form in control.



 

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