November 14, 2019
What did she mean by this?
The U.K. is spiraling towards authoritarianism and fascism, according to former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Speaking at event at Kings College, London, on Wednesday, Clinton said the reluctance of high-profile women to run for Parliament, amid an increase in online and real-world abuse, showed how toxic British politics had become.
She said she had spoken to several current and former female members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two layers of the British Parliament, who warned of “a growing anxiety among women members about the threats that they face.”
“If people are intimidated out of running for office in a democracy because of these hatemongers on the left or the right, motivated by whatever, that’s the path of authoritarianism, that’s the path of fascism — when you are told you are in danger or your family is,” she said. “A number of women have said it’s not just threats against themselves but threats against their children.”
In conversation with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Clinton said the departure of people from public life because of intimidation was “not just a threat to individuals [but] a threat to our democracies.”
The U.K. is preparing for a general election on Dec. 12, the third in less than five years, as the Conservative-led government desperately seeks a resolution to the Brexit crisis that has paralyzed British political life. Polling day may come days before Christmas but the campaign has so far been lacking in festive cheer.
While it is normal for some members of Parliament to stand down before an election, several notable female politicians have called it a day, citing an almost constant stream of threats and abuse.
This seems to be an attack on Sargon of Akkad and his Sweetie Squad. Or wait no. What is his Squad called? The Fast Maturers?
The actually interesting part is that she is admitting that “fascism” is a codeword for populism, and a kind of bottom-up reactionary movement against elitist, forced memes.
We constantly hear in the propaganda about how fascist leaders took power and forced fascism on the masses through some kind of trickery, but authoritarianism is actually a result of what Hillary just said: popular sentiment among the mob of peasants and a revolt against a synthetically manufactured ideological system. In this case, she’s talking about rebellion against female rule – something which is certainly not intuitive or something peasants would ever want, and so must be forced on them from above.
There are three ways in which a right-wing government takes power:
- It is voted in
- There is a military coup supported/demanded by the peasantry
- A foreign power invades and installs a populist figure as an allied leader
Right-wing revolution is always a rebellion against ruling class values and ideology in general.
Leftist governments, on the other hand, are always put into power through maneuvering by the ruling class, or pallets of money being sent in from a foreign country to prop up fake leaders of the peasants.
I have no idea why Hillary Clinton is still out there saying things in public. But she tends to drop some interesting red pills.