Saturday, May 18, 2024

Power > Influence - Vox Popoli

 The latest attempt at a color revolution in Georgia will fail because everyone now understands what the price of failing to oppose Clown World regardless of the costs is:

The government of Georgia wants to put the country back in time to its old Soviet Union days, as it signed a controversial new “foreign agents” law that many believe will end Georgia’s young democracy.

Tens of thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of Tbilisi and other cities across Georgia to voice opposition to the new law and were met with a heavy response from Georgian riot police. Estimates vary, but nearly 200,000 people were out in the street on Saturday, a staggering show of force in a country of only 3.7 million people.

The capital has been on edge as angry protesters remain outside the Parliament banging against barricades and smashing barriers that surround the building. Violent clashes between police and protesters continue.

In a show of bipartisan support for Georgia’s struggle for democracy, a group of senators led by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, condemned the law in a joint statement, calling it “a dark day for Georgian democracy.”

The law requires citizens, non-governmental organizations, media outlets and other civil society organizations that receive over 20% in funding from abroad to register as a foreign agent with the Justice Ministry. The law will impose significant burdens and penalties that many human rights organizations believe will marginalize and discredit opposition voices and have a chilling effect on free speech.

This is, of course, the usual Clown World inversion. First, the USA has a similar “foreign agents” law. Second, people and organizations who are funded by foreign organizations are foreign agents. Third, everyone knows that these NGOs are nothing more than Clown World’s subversion vehicles. Fourth, these “angry protesters” are paid astroturfers; no genuine protest has ever erupted over a technocratic campaign financing law. And fifth, if corrupt U.S. senators are posturing about “democracy”, you know it’s evil nonsense.

Given the price in human lives that Ukraine has paid as a result of the successful color revolution there, it would almost certainly cost fewer Georgian lives to literally execute every single protestor without trial than to submit to the fake moral posturing, back down, and risk Clown World coming to power there again.