Instead of a modern democracy, America returns to its roots as a rickety old eighteenth-century republic that is increasingly unresponsive and corrupt.
If a U.S. political giant falls in Washington, D.C. but nobody is around to hear it, did Russia do it?
The irrational obsession among the American political class with allegations of Russia being portrayed as a threat to its national security has been around for a long time.
To no one’s real surprise, Bolivia’s deposed President Evo Morales was resoundingly vindicated in last Sunday’s election.
Today we see the continuation of the over seven decades’ long ruse, the targeting of individuals as Russian agents without any basis, in order to remove them from the political arena.
The great political crisis now is that a pandemic is being used to justify an end-run around constitutional rights, and so the mechanism that the general public might use to fight for their version of a ‘reset’ is on the verge of disappearing.
Whereas the U.S. requires other Governments to follow its instructions, and considers their own instructions to be moral demands, Russia and China and their allies reject — on principle — any country’s dictating to another.
The total balkanization of culture in the U.S. into bulletproof containers of irrationality is precluding any possibility of civilized debate, Pepe Escobar writes.