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We are witnessing the rise of global authoritarianism on a chilling scale
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We are witnessing the rise of global authoritarianism on a chilling scale
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Harvard scholar Pippa Norris recently warned that Donald Trump is part of a larger pattern in the West, citing radical populists like France’s Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands.

But in fact authoritarianism is on the rise nearly everywhere. Charges of heavy-handedness, disdain for opposition and critical press, and strong-arm tactics have been leveled against the likes of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, and even Aung San Suu Kyi.

We are seeing the return to acceptability of xenophobia and jingoism. Trump on Muslims and Hispanics. Putin on Ukrainians. Erdoğan on Kurds. And the list goes on. The slope from here to scapegoating all dissenters as “enemies of the state” is proving frighteningly slippery.

It does not matter whether the Republican frontrunner wins or loses the presidential election in America; he will have already helped nurture and empower the US branch of a disambiguated, international authoritarian movement. And that should give us all pause.


http://qz.com/643497/we-are-witnessing-t...ing-scale/



The rise of American authoritarianism

In South Carolina, a CBS News exit poll found that 75 percent of Republican voters supported banning Muslims from the United States. A PPP poll found that a third of Trump voters support banning gays and lesbians from the country. Twenty percent said Lincoln shouldn't have freed the slaves.

MacWilliams studies authoritarianism — not actual dictators, but rather a psychological profile of individual voters that is characterized by a desire for order and a fear of outsiders. People who score high in authoritarianism, when they feel threatened, look for strong leaders who promise to take whatever action necessary to protect them from outsiders and prevent the changes they fear.

Authoritarians are thought to express much deeper fears than the rest of the electorate, to seek the imposition of order where they perceive dangerous change, and to desire a strong leader who will defeat those fears with force. They would thus seek a candidate who promised these things.


http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/tru...itarianism
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Authoritarian populism is rising across the West

There’s been an increase in populist figures throughout the West over the past two decades

On April 21, 2002, Jean-Marie Le Pen defeated France’s socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin in the first round of the French presidential elections. That shocked Europe.

Recently we’ve seen notable gains for the Swiss People’s Party, the Austrian Freedom Party, the Swedish Democrats, and the Danish People’s Party. Both the center-left and center-right are concerned about the current popularity of Marine Le Pen’s Front National, Matteo Salvini’s Northern League, and Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom. In Hungary, the success of the neo-fascist Jobbik party pushed the ruling Fidesz party even further to the right; Hungary’s government is now building a wall against the waves of migrants flooding across Europe.

It’s not just Europe, either. Latin America has its radical populism, with charismatic leaders like Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Evo Morales in Bolivia.

Populist authoritarian leaders have arisen in several affluent post-industrial “knowledge” societies, in cradle-to-grave welfare states with some of the best-educated and most secure populations in the world, like Sweden and Denmark — where you’d expect social tolerance and liberal attitudes instead of xenophobic appeals.

Over recent decades, the World Values Survey shows that Western societies have been getting gradually more liberal on many social issues, especially among the younger generation and well-educated middle class. That includes egalitarian attitudes toward sex roles, tolerance of fluid gender identities and LGBT rights, support for same-sex marriage, tolerance of diversity, and more secular values.

This long-term generational shift threatens many traditionalists’ cultural values. Less educated and older citizens fear becoming marginalized and left behind within their own countries.


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The scary thing is that it's dressed up so much as something positive. Look at Trump supporters. They look upon this charismatic fellow almost like a liberator, but he'll bring about a different kind of tyranny.
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The war on terror. Sets a bad example.

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The War on Terror’s authoritarian template

Egyptian society, once teeming with calls for freedom, justice and dignity, has been replaced with an atmosphere of vengeance. Instead of calls to preserve fundamental human rights, Egyptians now praise their internal security forces for killing and arresting en mass those associated with the Muslim Brotherhood – the newly declared enemy of the state.

Rather than challenge police abuses, Egyptians compete to be the most patriotic in supporting the army and security forces’ violent crackdown of the Muslim Brotherhood, while the crackdown's expansion to secular youth groups is met with equal support.

The United States’ War on Terror effectively legitimized practices that were once only associated with pariah states.

Prior to the global war on terror, torture, abuse of law to persecute political opponents, and fostering an environment of fear among the populace to justify state-sponsored violence led to nations being stigmatized.

As Muslims in Guantanamo were tortured and denied basic due process rights, Muslims in America had government informants infiltrate their mosques, businesses, and social gatherings. Muslims were placed under various forms of electronic surveillance and too often treated as a fifth column by virtue of their religious identity. And when they decried violations of their civil rights and liberties, the government propagated fear-based narratives to persuade Americans that such sacrifices were necessary to protect the nation against those intent on killing Americans. We were frightened into believing that civil liberties and human rights were a luxury that a nation at war simply could not afford.


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Paris attacks will lead to increased authoritarianism

The need to protect our freedoms is a great irony because one of the major legacies of the “war on terror” has been the repealing of civil liberties in the Western world. Britain has only become more authoritarian and a lot less democratic since the UK government began fighting al-Qaeda. Westminster routinely bends laws in order to snoop on it’s own citizens and collect information in the name of fighting against terrorists, who, allegedly, hate our democratic values.

The attacks in Paris conveniently played into the narrative that the state needs to implement draconian laws in the name of “national security”, something that happened throughout Tony Blair’s Labour government.

Blair famously tried to introduce 90 day detentions for terror suspects as well as mandatory ID cards.


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Report finds 'alarming rise' in executions in 2015

There were more executions worldwide in 2015 than in any year since 1990 and almost 90 percent occurred in Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, according to Amnesty International.

At least 1,634 people were executed last year, it said in a report published on Wednesday, adding that the actual number was probably significantly higher, given that there were no definitive numbers for China.

"The number of known executions rose by more than 50 percent compared with 2014 - this development is unsettling and alarming," said Oliver Hendrich, an expert on capital punishment at Amnesty International in Germany.

At least 977 people were executed in Iran last year, mostly for drug crimes, Amnesty said, while more than 320 death sentences were carried out in Pakistan and at least 158 people were executed in Saudi Arabia.

More than 20,000 people remain on death row across the world, according to Amnesty.



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It will soon be time...
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Vox.com is a whiny leftist assrag ... yes I know that is redundant.

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Exit polls: Fear of Trump, joy with Sanders


Quote:Ted Cruz won the state’s GOP primary, exit polls show his victory appeared to be driven more by fear of Trump than excitement about Cruz. In fact, a majority of Wisconsin Republican voters say they’re either concerned or scared of a potential Trump presidency.

On the Democratic side, voters chose Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who they saw as the more exciting, inspiring and honest candidate, according to early results of exit polls


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It's not new

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Harvard scholar Pippa Norris recently warned that Donald Trump is part of a larger pattern in the West, citing radical populists like France’s Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands.

But in fact authoritarianism is on the rise nearly everywhere. Charges of heavy-handedness, disdain for opposition and critical press, and strong-arm tactics have been leveled against the likes of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, and even Aung San Suu Kyi.

We are seeing the return to acceptability of xenophobia and jingoism. Trump on Muslims and Hispanics. Putin on Ukrainians. Erdoğan on Kurds. And the list goes on. The slope from here to scapegoating all dissenters as “enemies of the state” is proving frighteningly slippery.

It does not matter whether the Republican frontrunner wins or loses the presidential election in America; he will have already helped nurture and empower the US branch of a disambiguated, international authoritarian movement. And that should give us all pause.


http://qz.com/643497/we-are-witnessing-t...ing-scale/



The rise of American authoritarianism

In South Carolina, a CBS News exit poll found that 75 percent of Republican voters supported banning Muslims from the United States. A PPP poll found that a third of Trump voters support banning gays and lesbians from the country. Twenty percent said Lincoln shouldn't have freed the slaves.

MacWilliams studies authoritarianism — not actual dictators, but rather a psychological profile of individual voters that is characterized by a desire for order and a fear of outsiders. People who score high in authoritarianism, when they feel threatened, look for strong leaders who promise to take whatever action necessary to protect them from outsiders and prevent the changes they fear.

Authoritarians are thought to express much deeper fears than the rest of the electorate, to seek the imposition of order where they perceive dangerous change, and to desire a strong leader who will defeat those fears with force. They would thus seek a candidate who promised these things.


http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/tru...itarianism

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The Rise of the Autocrats

Naturally, almost all of these saviors, whether in the West or not, seek to restore a national pride somehow lost in the age of globalization. Erdogan consciously seeks to recreate the glory of the Ottoman Empire; Shinzo Abe, the grandson of a minister in Japan’s wartime cabinet, is defensive of the record of the Japanese imperium; India’s Narendra Modi constantly speaks of the glories of ancient Indian culture; and Vladimir Putin is building a cult of strong Russian potentates from Catherine to Peter to Stalin.

On social matters, most promise to preserve and reinvigorate the national consensuses over public and private behavior that appear under threat from liberal minorities and permissive global culture. Putin presents himself as the defender of the Orthodox Church. Both Modi in India and Erdogan in Turkey challenge the liberal, secular regimes that monopolized power in their respective countries for decades. Even Abe of socially liberal Japan used his first speech as prime minister to call for “family values“ in the educational system.

The second characteristic is that today’s autocrats are almost all economic nationalists. Many seek to roll back the deleterious impact of globalization on the state’s power over the domestic economy. They are thus attached to national economic champions: Putin has ensured that Russia’s great public resource monopolies serve as an arm of the Kremlin’s power, for example. Modi has disappointed his free-market backers by refusing to privatize India’s large and inefficient public sector; and in Egypt, general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has tried to ensure that enterprises controlled by the armed forces are the backbone of economic development.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mihir-shar...21198.html
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Wow. White people controlling their borders... just like Israel and Asian countries do.

SHOCKING AUTHORITARIANISM!!!!
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