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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:02 PM

"It was the last meaningful election we ever had. We chose unity and we got dictatorship."

Garry Kasparov opinion piece on CNN:

...History teaches us the cost of well-meaning but shortsighted attempts to sacrifice justice for unity. Russians learned this in the hardest possible way after the fall of the Soviet Union. As I discussed at length in my book, Winter Is Coming, they declined to root out the KGB security state in the interest of national harmony. It would be too traumatic, our leaders said, to expose the countless atrocities the Soviet security forces committed and to punish their authors.

A feeble truth commission was quickly abandoned by President Boris Yeltsin, and soon even the Soviet archives were closed, although not before researchers like Vladimir Bukovsky revealed some of the KGB's atrocities. The KGB's name was changed to the FSB and its members quietly stayed in touch and intact. The result? A mere nine years after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Russia elected a former KGB lieutenant colonel, Vladimir Putin, to the presidency. It was the last meaningful election we ever had. We chose unity and we got dictatorship.

America should not make a similar mistake. The truth may hurt, but lies will do far greater damage in the end. Americans should be prepared for a long fight against these anti-democratic forces. The attack on the Capitol has opened every eye; there can be no more feigned ignorance of the crisis...


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Reply "It was the last meaningful election we ever had. We chose unity and we got dictatorship." (Original post)
NNadir Jan 13 OP
cilla4progress Jan 13 #1
tblue37 Jan 13 #2
badboy67 Jan 13 #3
MN2theMax Jan 13 #4
NNadir Jan 13 #5

Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:03 PM

1. Another

patriotic hero!!!!

I couldn't agree more...

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:06 PM

2. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:15 PM

3. The GOP has given up on its thin guise of "patriotism" and the belief in the good of America,

They want their Conman to rule as a King, and they want to pilfer Americaís treasure for their own selfish intents. That is their scheme.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:17 PM

4. K&R

That was an interesting read. I always appreciate Garry Kasparovís perspective.

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Response to MN2theMax (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:54 PM

5. Until now, I knew nothing about him beyond Chess. I was impressed with this, however. Welcome...

...to DU by the way.

It's a wonderful place.

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