mw. The British magazine “The Economist” has been compiling an annual “Democracy Index” of states around the globe since 2006, the latest one is from 2021 and was published at the beginning of February 2022.1 The blueprint for the index is provided by the US think-tank Freedom House funded by George Soros, among others. But today, more and more states are no longer accepting the order to reassess their values, their culture and their governmental system, but are turning their attention to a community of states on equal terms.
Calling a spade a spade:
“The Economist” and “Freedom House”
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Democracy Index divides states into four types of regime: full democracies, flawed democracies, hybrid regimes and authoritarian regimes − based on extensive “scientific” indicators, of course!2 Freedom House, the other actor, states its goals clearly: “We act as a catalyst for freedom through a combination of analysis, advocacy, and action.”3 (emphasis mw.) In plain language: Freedom House and its clique organise the colour revolutions and regime changes − so-called “promotion of democratic change”.
It is rather presumptuous that the elites in Washington and London, of all places, who cover the world with their bloody wars, give all other states “democracy” labels if they show good behaviour towards the only world power, or “autocracy” labels if they do not.
In fact, Freedom House has only one goal: to “Promoting US Leadership”. To this end, the think tank recommends that the government in Washington “to cultivate alliances with free nations and lend support to democracy advocates in authoritarian or transitional settings”. We know what they mean by this from Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and currently from Ukraine, where NATO is fighting for the “freedom of the West” − down to the last Ukrainian.
It doesn’t get more absurd than this
The ranking reflects the stated geopolitical goals of the US-UK elites. Some particularly illuminating “assessments” shall be singled out here.
1“A new low for global democracy. More pandemic restrictions damaged democratic freedoms in 2021”. In: The Economist of 9 February 2022
4«A new low for global democracy. More pandemic restrictions damaged democratic freedoms in 2021». In: The Economist of 9 February 2022
5Hunter, John Stanley. “USA zur ‹fehlerhaften Demokratie› herabgestuft”. (US downgraded to flawed democracy) In: Handelszeitung of 30 January 2017
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