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Love it when unelected bureaucrats at a corporate-funded NGO lecture you about Democracy. Evidently there are no mirrors in the Bertelsmann Stiftung headquarters. The Gleichschaltung marches on.

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They wouldn't see their reflections anyway.

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narcissists only see their own picture perfect in their mind

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The narcissistic portrait of Dorian Gray.

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if they would end up like that, it would not be so bad! they are old now... they would be gone!

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Vampires?

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Something similar but less dignified.

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Good point

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Worryingly, they don't see it. They imagine they actually are the forces of democracy, despite being unelected themselves.

I think this lack of self awareness is the chief characteristic of today's useful minion. Their conscience is clear.

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For those who haven’t strangled their own conscience in following the new world order, there’s still the option of claiming adherence to the orders of one’s superiors. Being supportive of corporate initiatives is a metric of employee performance and virtue.

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"Going along to get along" as my late mother in law used to say, while remaining blissfully ignorant of world events.

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A lot of that here in the upper Midwest too where that saying is well known

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This report is best viewed as satire, because we know German bureaucrats have a great sense of humor....

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You certainly channel the humor better than the nascent New Reich does

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Hitler himself proclaimed that he was protecting freedom, his struggle was for lofty ambitions. From a section on War Propaganda found in Volume One, Chapter VI (respecting eugyppius country of origination I won't name the book we all know I'm referring to or include the link here. Germans are very aggressive at repressing this historical record):

"The aim for which we were fighting the War was the loftiest, the most overpowering, that man can conceive: it was the freedom and independence of our nation, the security of our future food supply, and-our national honor; a thing which, despite all contrary opinions prevailing today, nevertheless exists, or rather should exist, since peoples without honor have sooner or later lost their freedom and independence, which in turn is only the result of a higher justice, since generations of rabble without honor deserve no freedom. Any man who wants to be a cowardly slave can have no honor, or honor itself would soon fall into general contempt."

Tyrants fling around words like freedom and democracy all the time to justify their tyranny. Useful to their aims and fluid in their meanings. Just words to move the masses. Not honestly held beliefs or values.

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The difference is Hitler was being sincere and honest while our current office holders are spineless fools being led around by a political formula whose purpose and design is managed by extra-civilizational forces for their own benefit and our demise. Hitler predicted exactly this, or rather saw it first hand, as it was the agenda even in his own time. He was responding to the very same tyranny which we face today. The very same.

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The Levar Burton Big Brain Meme responds: You can't restrict the freedoms of people who don't deserve them.

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Well, the US did just have a Supreme Court Justice advocate that the government should have the right to censor online speech however it pleases in the interest of keeping the American people, "safe." I guess this is happening all over the western world, but I'm sure it's unrelated. 🤪

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Specifically Jackson said the First Amendment 'hamstrings the government' which happens to be the entire intent of our founding documents to limit government power and as if Uncle Sam has no platforms to compete w mean tweets about its policies... we can have censorship or we can have chaos of free speech.

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What a brilliant judicial mind!!

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yeah, sharp as a bowling ball.

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She's a typical diversity hire, just like Kamala.

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That's just the tip of the iceberg... social media censorship - Twitter files, Facebook, lawfare against Trump. No different than a banana Republic

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Mar 19·edited Mar 19

yep Democracy is spreading like wildfire. or a virus. Thinking about moving to a real banana Republic, where bananas grow on their plant, and not in the mind of politicians. Some banana republics might have lions. Might be time to get us a lion in case the censors want to visit.

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Love the lion idea. Problem is though, I'd want to make sure they eat a healthy diet, free of toxins and impurities.

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Try a moat with crocodiles. They and are not choosy about their food, are easy to care for, and live a long time.

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you got a point there. He might chose me as his dinner!

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Mar 19·edited Mar 19

That's old news - every single democrat party senator voted to repeal the 1st amendment in 2014 because the courts said they couldn't censor an anti-Hillary Clinton video.

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Her not immediately getting impeached, perhaps charged with treason, is the sad part.

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I have faith the Supreme Court will rule correctly on this case. Jackson's view is quite outnumbered on the court, the main risk to the case is that they'll avoid it entirely by saying the plaintiffs lack standing.

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😢

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Who was it? I missed this.

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Mar 20·edited Mar 20

Brandon's diversity hire, the one that couldn't define what a woman is (which in a rational world would've been an immediate disqualification for a High Court justice applicant)

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Mar 19·edited Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

Don't you understand eugyppius that banning opposition parties and restricting freedom of expression is contextual?

Like Nazi's are bad. Unless they are Ukrainian Nazi's.

Like saying "bloodbath" is just a common expression. Unless Trump says "bloodbath."

So many *contextual* differences that are lost on us, the ignorant, selfish, deplorable masses. We mustn't worry our pretty little head's with these types of distinctions that are above our ability to contemplate. It's all for our own good.

Just remember that War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength and Freedom is Slavery. Then it will all begin to make sense. Context, grasshopper, context.

Alternative for Discerning: Today's tyrants are full of bullsh!t.

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Lucky us in the UK of course are immune from such things..... because we've got the BBC with it's 25000 Guardian-reading employees plus its 5 right-of-centre employees to ensure that we always get 'impartial' information about what's going on in the world.

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Mar 20·edited Mar 20

The BBC is an extreme embarrassment to the UK.

Its website for American readers seems to emanate from a lunatic asylum.

I can't even believe the pieces get posted there. My jaw drops.

I never get used to the surreal levels of stupidity, tendentiousness and irrelevance.

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Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

Eugyppius, get a grip! Swap that mineral water for strong liquor this instant.

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Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

I'm glad you said liquor and not beer.

What kind of degenerate drunk calls beer alcohol?!...:)

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An Irish degenerate? I could go for a pint of Guinness about now.

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Put some Bass ale in it and have yourself a "black and tan".

If we lived close we'd be hitting the watering hole right now!

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Drop a shot of Jamison in it and you have a real Irish treat. An Irish Boilermaker.

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We used to call it an Irish car bomb

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Great name!!

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One of my favorites

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American beer certainly couldn't be called alcohol 😁

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Drinking American beer is like making love in a rowing boat, fucking close to water.

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A cold High Life tastes pretty damned good on a hot summer day. But when the sun goes down, let's have something with some body and character.

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Flower's bitter beer.

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Piss water

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A very desperate one.

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Well granted; German mineral water makes great mixers.

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Ah the Mineral Water

It looks so pure but when you analyse it you find the impurities that are lying beneath- sounds familiar!!!!!

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What are the impurities? I haven't actually had any for nearly 50 years. The mineral water stores carried a huge variety.

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Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

Excellent snapshot in a delightfully sarcastic style. Much enjoyed it, thank you. Otherwise it is, of course, extremely worrying. Straight back to serfdom and not just in Germany.

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There is not one word I could add to your excellent piece, unless it were to heap further praise on our wise and august leaders. Hail the Republic! Hail our Benevolent Government! Hurrah!

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Sieg Heil !

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Nah, they'd take this personally and we wouldn't want to anger our loving and benevolent leaders now, would we?

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Almost 50 years ago (geez does time fly) I spent three months in a country that would shortly experience a military coup and the eventual trial and execution of its former elected leader, and the atmosphere leading up to that was pretty tense. As a young naive typical American I just couldn't understand people being afraid to speak their minds in public or on the phone and I blundered around saying all sorts of things that made them really antsy.

And now here we are, and there's just so many things I'd never put in an email or search for online. Just, you know, because.

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Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

Brilliant, you now sound as acerbic as CJ Hopkins.

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The wise words of Robert Burns:

“O, would some Power the gift give us

To see ourselves as others see us!"

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"To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves."

- Aldous Huxley

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Excellent. Thank you.

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The best laid plans and mice and men oft gang agley.

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The Big E! Master of understatement as usual.

I for one welcome our new Teutonic overlords.

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Substitute Zionist for Teutonic and you would be closer to the truth.

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How so?

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The German politicians take their orders from Tel Aviv or is it Jerusalem these days ?

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I can barely conceive how that would be possible.

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Of course, it could be Washington DC since the German army surrendered unconditionally in 1945 and there are 50,000 US military personnel still in occupation there.

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Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

I’m still waiting for the liberal democracies to release Julian Assange from his dungeon.

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imagine how much harder they would lock up Julian Assange in an antidemocratic system. that is how democratic our governments are.

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Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

I think what they are doing to him is truly evil. They drag him out of prison once a year for a sad photo op, which purpose is to remind the world’s journalists what could happen to them.

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Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

I suspect that nefarious antidemocratic forces in Germany will long allow you to write about them as it seems irony and sarcasm are completely lost on them.

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Frau Merkel took her orders from Georgi Schwartz and shut down Germany's nuclear power stations and exchanged them for windmills.

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I guess windmills don’t work in Ukraine . I read that Ukraine intends to build 10 mini nuclear reactors on their soil . What happened to the 1000 nuclear bombs that were never returned to Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union ?

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He writes in English. So that will help.

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"which would never ever happen here" of course not in the best Germoney of all times…

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Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

I love the smell of sarcasm in the morning.

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ROTFL. We are clearly in the realm of Heart of Darkness, which Apocalypse Now is a riff on. The horror, the horror! I had to look up "democrify" to see if it was actually a word. It appears not to be, and so is another fine neologism by Eugyppius, and it rhymes really well with "crucify" if anyone's writing verse or songs. Makes me think of my favorite lyrics from "Eve of Destruction"

Blood's so mad feels like coagulatin'

I'm sittin' here just contemplatin'

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Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

Her remarks are so apt and salty, I wonder if Frau Donner is secretly part of The Resistance? 😁

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I wondered a little about this. It is almost too much on the nose.

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Mar 19Liked by eugyppius

I'm calling bullshit on mineral water!...:)

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You mean - one forgot to mention the dash of whiskey?

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I mean it was a satirical posts after all....

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I know. Good comment.

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