Garry Kasparov: I lived in the post-truth Soviet world
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    Garry Kasparov: I lived in the post-truth Soviet world

    Interesting article from somebody that grew up in, lived in and is now exiled from Russia ... he can see what Trump and the GOP are doing having lived it already.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/04/opini...rld/index.html

    I have lived through several world-changing upheavals. I'm a post-Soviet citizen; the country of my birth ceased to exist in 1991. We enjoyed less than a decade of tenuous freedom in Russia before Vladimir Putin launched its post-democratic phase. My ongoing attempts to fight that tragedy led to my exile in the United States. Now my new home finds itself locked in its own perilous battle -- a battle to avoid becoming the latest member of the post-truth world.

    President Donald Trump and his Republican defenders in Congress have followed his lead in declaring war on observed reality. Critical reports are "fake news," journalists reporting the facts are "enemies of the people," a phrase from Vladimir Lenin's, debunked conspiracy theories is repeated, and public servants testifying under oath about documented events are dismissed as Never Trumpers.
    Voting isn't marriage - it's public transport. You are not waiting for "The One" who is absolutely perfect. You are getting on the bus, and if there isn't one going exactly to your destination you don't stay at home and sulk - you take the one going closest to where you want to be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookiebiker View Post
    Interesting article from somebody that grew up in, lived in and is now exiled from Russia ... he can see what Trump and the GOP are doing having lived it already.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/04/opini...rld/index.html

    One party to lead us back to the light; one party to cower in the shadow of “the Framers’ worst nightmare.”

    Total of 17 impeachments in US history; most are judges who performed official duties but needed a favor, though.
    The current version of the Republican Party needs to be crushed, and rebuilt with something like principles.

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