Democracy Gone Astray

Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.

All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.

[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]

Friday, August 25, 2017

Alex Jones hosts Russian ultra-nationalist to pressure Trump to fire McMaster

Alex Jones hosted a Russian ultra-nationalist this week to push President Donald Trump to fire his national security adviser — who has become a target of the so-called “alt-right.”

The InfoWars broadcaster invited Russian political philosopher Aleksandr Dugin to discuss the “globalist” threats to Trump’s agenda — particularly national security adviser H.R. McMaster, reported Business Insider.

Dugin, who’s been called Vladimir Putin’s Rasputin by the right-wing Breitbart News and has close ties to Russian fascists, agreed that McMaster helped demonize Russia to distract from a “satanic” plot against Christian values.

“They are on the same side of the battle,” Dugin said. “Putin plays here the role of defender — of Christian civilization, of traditional society, and of human nature.”

McMaster has come under attack by administration officials loyal to former Breitbart chief Steve Bannon, and the hashtag #FireMcMaster has been heavily promoted this week by U.S. right-wingers and Russian Twitter bots.

“He is purging anybody who does not want to have, basically, a war with Russia,” Jones said.

Original Article
Author: Travis Gettys

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