Reality rift

posted by
March 11, 2012
by Nebojsa Malic  
Posted in Commentary

"To hear the Imperial commentariat say it, Russia is not a democracy. It doesn’t matter that its presidential elections on March 4 were documented in real-time by nearly a hundred thousand webcams, or that it featured five candidates, or that the winning candidate legitimately got the sort of majority Western politicians can only dream of. Simply put, the Empire’s preferred candidate -- an expatriate oligarch playboy -- didn’t win, and therefore the vote is to be considered rigged, undemocratic and illegitimate. On the other hand, the Empire considers the government in Serbia entirely democratic, even though it was never actually elected." (03/10/12)  

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