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With the rise of all of these authoritarians like Herr Drumpf, for example, it’s sometimes called “nationalism” or dare I say even absurdly “populism” (although  I don’t know that nationalism is any less absurd). I would say however that it’s more like kleptocracy and totalitarianism rising, myself! It definitely ain’t Nasserism… That people actually vote for these folks without one iota of integrity who have spent their lives fleecing people truly beggars belief! The Central Asian Republic model apparently will defeat democracy in that future that we’ve all seen in science fiction movies! (Paul Krugman had written a very apropos op-ed in this regard “America Becomes a Stan” not long after the election.)

The neocons have been so jubilant since the Berlin Wall fell that democracy defeated communism, but post-Sovietism apparently will be the next “progression” for humanity! What goes around comes around for all of our crimes of “Yanqui imperialism” during the Cold War, I guess that one might say! And for those who think that the Ruskies saddled us with perhaps the dumbest and most depraved leader since Caligula, Putin should look out for that playboy Jewish oligarch who owns the Brooklyn Nets! He may still yet be coming for you, Vlad!

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