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Part two. Beam in the eye
I. State Department reports: LGBT democratic rights and freedoms are systematically violated in Russia
Pretending to be a democracy, the American dictatorship compiles annual reports on the observance of human rights throughout the world. At the same time, everything to the author refers to human rights. When a dictator is taken as a pen, it is not the event that dictates the topic, but suitable content is sought for a given topic. Writing with enthusiasm the work of journalistic art, the author begins to see him in the mirror not a wolfish grin, but sheepness meekness ...
В the annual report of the US State Department on the observance of human rights in the world It says about many countries, including Russia. Although, for the sake of objectivity, it should be noted, the situation with human rights is worst of all not in Russia, but in Belarus, Iran, China, the DPRK, Syria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Well, it is necessary to pay tribute to the justice of the writers and Hillary Clinton herself: Belarus with its "dad" hostile to the West, North Korea with its satellites, missiles and nuclear weapons, stubborn Iran with its enrichment of uranium, China, which spends more and more on defense and military technology and confuses the United States with economic indicators, is undemocratic Syria, where President Assad exterminates his own people, Turkmenistan, where it was canceled only on May 9, 2012 historical the concept of the Great Patriotic War (oh, this backward republic is far away, for example, from Latvia, worshiping the heroes of the SS) and Uzbekistan with its recalcitrant journalists who carved - not, not with whips, but with a word - the unbelievable American ambassador Krol, who personally tried to introduce censorship in Uzbekistan , - much worse in its undemocracy compared to the still rather timid Russia, which, if it violates any right, is it possible only for gays, lesbians and the unfortunate Khodorkovsky.
Briefly, Russia's democratic problems, from which it can be concluded that the reader is dealing with a dictator state (as opposed to a democrat state that is a priori, since only a true democrat has the right to make such a report), are outlined in the summary of the report.
In the Russian Federation, according to the authors, there is a centralized political system. The power here is “extremely concentrated,” and it is concentrated in two: the president and the prime minister. In Russia, a weak multiparty political system, in fact, in the country, everything is decided by one party, United Russia.
Among the most significant problems associated with the violation of human rights in Russia, the State Department during the year 2011 found:
1) Violations of democratic processes. Parliamentary elections in December were accompanied by government intervention, manipulations, violations and various kinds of restrictions against the activities of opposition parties: not only to organize a party and register party candidates, but it is almost impossible to access the media in Russia.
2) Violations of the administration of justice and the rule of law. Under this section, Russia is, if not dictatorial, then an autocratic state — no less firm in its autocracy than the USSR in the time of Brezhnev. Those people who “threatened a strong state or business community” in the Russian Federation have certainly been subjected to political prosecutions in the past year. And where did the pursued get to? .. That's right, go there. And there, that is, in prisons, very bad conditions were deliberately created for them. These “bad conditions” in the report are even called “the main violation of rights”. Violation of this applies, however, not only to those who by democratic naivety took to the streets and began to “threaten a strong state”, but in general many prisoners. The latter are doomed to poor medical care and, in addition, have to endure the “abuse of prison officials”. “These conditions,” the report’s summary said, “occasionally led to death ...” However, the Russian government did not take appropriate measures to punish the majority of those officials who were guilty of abuses leading to the creation of the country ... no, not global warming or cooling, but the real “climate of impunity”. The rule of law, it says further, is particularly imperfect in the North Caucasus, where “the conflict between the government and the rebels, Islamist militants, and criminal forces led to numerous human rights violations, both by the security forces and by the rebels, who reportedly participated in the killings, torture, physical abuse and politically motivated abductions. ” Moreover, the Kadyrov government, the report says, continues to violate fundamental freedoms in Chechnya, participates in collective retaliation to families of suspected fighters and contributes to creating an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. ”
After reading about all these passions in native American English, any John Smith from Connecticut or, say, John McCain from Arizona, should naturally be horrified and pray for a photograph of the Statue of Liberty, a star-striped flag or a golden calf on a chest of drawers, including and from dictatorial overseas misfortunes.
3) Violations of freedom of speech. In the suppression of this very freedom, the Russian authorities have achieved complete virtuosity. According to the summary of the report, if there is freedom of speech on the Russian Internet and in some mass media, including electronic ones, then self-censorship and state-owned media, as well as pressure put on the press, have limited political dialogues in most media. Criticizing or “challenging the government” or its associated “business community” in Russia is fraught with serious consequences. Some journalists and activists who do not fully understand that they live in an authoritarian country, for their love of freedom of speech paid physical attacks and various kinds of persecution, including judicial (of course, politically motivated). On the basis of such rejection by the authorities of the criticism, murders of journalists and activists occurred. However, many similar cases that have occurred in the past have remained a mystery.
Freedom of speech is also trampled by computer DDoS attacks. These attacks were carried out in December 2011 on those sites that published reports of parliamentary election fraud. As a result, the sites became inaccessible.
Identified in the report and other problems in Russia. Here you will be physically abused by recruits officers, and restrictions on the freedom of assembly, and corruption - “widespread at all levels of government and law enforcement”, and violence against women and children, human trafficking, and xenophobic attacks, and hate crimes, social discrimination, and attacks on religious and ethnic minorities and immigrants, and intimidation of civil society and labor activists, and, most importantly, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender discrimination people (LGBT) people, and in the appendage - restrictions on the rights of workers. (Well, this is understandable: in the last place, Kapstran will be interested in the rights of some workers there).
What is missing is cannibalism and the worship of Satan.
The American annual report would be much more popular, release its State Department in the form of comics.
Having become acquainted with the fact that in America (using the example of Russia) they are considered violations of democracy and, probably, clear signs of a dictatorship with elements of barbarism, let us turn to America itself. Consider, first, what America protects and whose rights, and secondly, from whose rights and how it protects.
Ii. Fighting America for Chen Guancheng’s Violated Rights
With a doctor, amateur lawyer and Chinese human rights activist Chen Guancheng, it is clear that it is a dark matter. That about him so They will write: “Activist Chen Guangcheng is known in China for his campaign for the rights of persons with disabilities and against forced abortions, for which he went to prison in 2009. After being released in 2010, he was under house arrest. ” Thats commercials: “Chen Guangcheng gained fame after a series of investigations into forced abortion in China. He published his articles in Time magazine. In 2006, the dissident was sentenced to several years in prison for an interview with the same magazine. ” Thats more one version was put forward: “The name of Chen Guangcheng became known to the general public after he published documents indicating that Chinese peasants had violated the rights. The human rights activist was convicted by the PRC court for four years in prison, and after his release in 2010, he was under house arrest living in the eastern province of Shandong with his wife and two children. ”
If we try to make a conclusion from this information, Chen Guangcheng is an active Chinese fighter for the rights of people with disabilities, peasants and women who went to 2006 for interviewing Time magazine for four years, and went to prison again in 2009, which changed next year house arrest.
The Voice of America, however, is generally excludes A turning point for 2009 from the biography of a human rights activist: “Chen Guangcheng is blind from birth. He is a self-taught lawyer engaged in human rights activities. In 2006, he was sentenced to four years of imprisonment for his fight against forced abortions practiced by the Chinese authorities — in 2005, he filed a lawsuit on behalf of thousands of women victims of this policy. After being released from prison in 2010, he was under house arrest. ”
Another one a more detailed version of the biography: “Chen, who lost his sight in early childhood, was able, despite his blindness, to graduate from the faculty of Chinese medicine at Nanjing University and get a massage therapist in a Linyi district hospital. At the same time, he studied jurisprudence, which gave him the opportunity to defend the rights of those who turned to him for help. In 2005, after Chen Guangcheng was interviewed by Time magazine, he was placed under house arrest. In 2006, he was arrested and after a few months he was sentenced to 4 years and 3 months in prison on charges of “causing damage to property and unlawfully blocking traffic”. During the hearings on the case, Chen’s lawyers were not allowed into the courtroom. Chen served the entire term of his sentence, and after being released in September 2010, he was again placed under house arrest in the village of Dunshigu in Shandong Province. ”
27 April 2012 press reports have appeared (for example, it) that the human rights defender managed to escape from house arrest. The human rights activist ran 500 kilometers and was not in Shandong Province, but in Beijing.
The next day It revealedthat Chen took refuge in the place where, according to tradition, it is supposed to hide for dissidents from all countries of the world - in the US Embassy. According to rumors, the human rights activist asked for asylum from American diplomats. However, on Radio Liberty it is denied:
“Recall, last week, Chen Guangcheng escaped from house arrest in Shandong Province, 500 kilometers from Beijing, and managed to make his way to the US Embassy in the capital, where he spent 6 days, in an unknown way. He then left the embassy - under the security guarantees of the Chinese authorities - and was taken to hospital for treatment. Soon the dissident, however, changed his decision and publicly appealed to the United States authorities to help him and his family move to the United States.
And on May 3, a Chinese dissident astonished US lawmakers by calling directly to the congressional hearing. From a mobile phone raised to the microphone, congressmen heard requests to arrange for him to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and to help his family move to the United States, since in China they fear for their lives.
A day earlier, Chen made a similar appeal to President Obama. US Ambassador to China Gary Locke in an interview with CNN said that the embassy has done and continues to do everything possible to ensure the most comfortable conditions for the human rights activist in his country. According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, for all the days at the US embassy in Beijing, Chen has never asked for political asylum in the United States. On the contrary, he very much wanted to stay in China, reunite with his family, continue education and participate in reforms in his country. ”
Chen had to continue his education, alas, in the United States. He had to go there because the Chinese authorities were cruel. began to pursue not his, but his relatives:
“Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest, said on Sunday that his nephew Chen Kegui had been arrested on charges of attempted murder of police officers, Reuters reported. <…>
“This is revenge from the authorities, and it is becoming more and more wild. My nephew just became a scapegoat, ”said Guangcheng ...
Relatives who witnessed Kegui’s arrest explained that he had acted in self-defense, picking up a kitchen knife when the police broke into their house and started beating him.
“They (the police) started beating him up cruelly. He was covered in blood, even three hours after the beating, his face was still bleeding, ”said Guangcheng.
For the State Department, the Guangcheng case is exceptionally light. After all, if where is a conversation abroad about the violation of fundamental rights and freedoms, behind this same border, of course, the USA breaks down from its political horizon and is faster than a missile with a warhead turns out to be next to the victim. The other day New York University School of Law provided Chen with a study grant.
If we recall that in the State Department’s report, China is included in the list of human rights abuses, it becomes clear that the act of enrolling Chen into American students is not accidental. This act of goodwill proves that theorem, which in the United States is considered an axiom: US - good, democratic, China - bad, tyrannical. There is an example for you, an incredulous one: an injured dissident Guangcheng, who will now live well in a democratic paradise.
That's just not clear how in such a cruel country with a dictatorial regime like China, a human rights activist (also blind) was able to escape from the province and get to the capital, and then find himself right in the embassy of the friendly America. It is also surprising how the Chinese authorities easily let him go to study over the oceans (first heal). And they let go with their family, which they had been pursuing for so long. Something does not fit, eh? Well, okay, generously forgive America. In the end, time will polish all the biographies - like pebbles on the beach.
Iii. America outweighed India
And now let's see how America treats those human rights defenders who act not in China or Russia (or, say, in Syria), but in America itself.
It turns out that the protection of human rights inside the United States is a criminal offense.
As 3 April, 2012 was reported by the newspaper "News", the federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia for two years of imprisonment was convicted head of the nongovernmental organization "Kashmir-American Council" Syed Ghoulam Nabi Fi.
This mister found something to solder. (If the special services in Russia also thoroughly searched for compromising materials on various “marshland” comrades, they would have argued with each other for a long time who of them suffered more freedom for freedom, i.e., received a longer term, and would have called Congress. to the State Department, and maybe, directly to Obama. Or Mitt Romney - to become the number one trump card of Russia's enemy in the election campaign). The 63-year-old human rights activist with a long standing and part-time fighter for the independence of Kashmir (this is part of India) was found guilty by the court of the non-governmental organization he headed, operating from 1990 of the year, funded by the Pakistan Interdepartmental Intelligence Agency. The case in court was not about espionage, but about a financial crime: a systematic violation of the law on registration of foreign funding (Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA).
FARA, adopted back in 1938, does not prohibit foreign funding for NGOs operating in the US, but puts obstacles in their work. The law, according to Izvestia, obliges the NGO leadership to declare sources of income, and also to use these same revenues strictly for the intended purpose, and even reporting on expenditures to the US Department of Justice.
It turned out that Mr. Syed Ghulam Nabi Fay systematically violated this law, for which he had worked for two years - although he could sit for five years. After all, it was about the amount of 3,5 million dollars, which ISI through the hands of intermediaries handed the offender.
That is, while in America it was believed that Mr. Human Rights Defender splits India, he got away with it. Already twenty odd years. As soon as American thoughtless people understood that he was “swinging” America, bending it under Pakistani intelligence, with which America doesn’t have such good relations as before November of last year, when the 24 of Pakistani soldiers died because of the American side, he quickly sued.
Commenting on the story of Mr. Fay, a victim of Kashmir’s rights, Mikhail Sinelnikov пишет:
“Oh, how lucky, for example, Lev Ponomarev, to be born in a country like ours, where there is no law like FARA and where a human rights activist cannot be touched - the national democracy will collapse. By the way, a funny story happened to him recently - a video clip appeared on the Internet that captured Ponomarev's conversation with a representative of the Japanese embassy. The leader of the NGO “For Human Rights” does not deny the conversation itself, but has already appealed to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation for clarifications, saying what the heck is crawling into his private life.
American Fi, too, was probably unhappy with such interference, when the US intelligence services exposed him of human rights clothing and exposed the naked truth to the court, but at least he was hustling for the annexation of foreign, non-American territories (India and Pakistan and Islamabad fiercely argue for Kashmir extremely interested in attracting the US to his side).
And our Lev openly makes it clear to Japan that if she gives money (“so far only American funds help me”), then “civic organizations” without “rotten patriotism” will appear in the Far East, that is, those who are not averse to giving the Land of the Rising Sun part of the Russian land - the two islands of the Kuril chain.
It is in “rotten” America that lobbying other people's interests for the money of others is a threat to democracy, and in our country “the development of civil society”. Therefore, begging around the embassies is not only possible but necessary. ”
And that's what's interesting with the human rights activist Fi. Assistant Director of the Washington Office of the FBI, James McJankin during the trial сказал: “Fi was required to inform the US government about funds received from Pakistan to finance lobbying efforts. Secret ties with foreigners can be a significant threat to our democracy, and those who hide such ties will be held accountable. ”
The key words here are these: “Secret ties with foreigners can be a significant threat to our democracy ...”
Is it time you arrange the Iron Curtain, but, gentlemen, American Democrats?
Iv. These humane American cops
The famous human rights organization Amnesty International, in its annual reports - aha, like the State Department - reports, unlike the State Department, does not overlook the United States. I will quote Zhanna Ulyanova from Gazety.ru:
“According to Amnesty International’s program director for Europe and Central Asia, John Dalhusen, 93 countries dispersed their peaceful demonstrators last year.
In this part, Amnesty International has accumulated enough complaints against the US government. “Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement received complaints of excessive force from the police. There were accusations that in October and November in Auckland, when trying to disperse predominantly peaceful demonstrators, the police indiscriminately used tear gas, plastic bullets and light-sounding grenades, and also used truncheons, which caused injuries to at least two people, ”the report says. 43 people died in the 2011 year from electric shock when police use stun guns, according to a human rights organization.
At the same time, traditional claims against Washington were preserved: the conditions of detention in Guantanamo prison in Cuba, the use of lethal force during anti-terrorist operations (Osama bin Laden) and domestic executions (43 people were executed last year). ”
As for the world-famous movement "Occupy Wall Street", it is the other day filed a claim with the administration of New York. This city will have to compensate for the material and moral damage suffered by the participants of social protests - because of the actions of the police, which destroyed their books and computers for a total of 47.000 dollars. The statement of claim says that in November 2011 of the year during the liquidation of the tent camp in Zukotti Park (New York), the police seized a library belonging to protesters and containing about 3.000 volumes. The guards returned only a small part of the book collection, and most of the books were destroyed. The frenzied guardians of democracy, which turned out to be few books, also broke several computers.
In March BBC Broadcasting Company made a comparison of how the law enforcement agencies of Belarus and the United States act in the suppression of mass protests. Vladimir Kozlovsky told about the American methods.
The New York interview itself about its “crowd control” methods does not provide. But in November 2011, the “invaders of Wall Street” got somewhere a note on the fight against riots, distributed among the police.
The memo advises the police to have a “decidedly military look with sharp and sharp movements”. The author of the report writes with irony that this most “decisively military look” seems to have gone out of fashion after 4 in May 1970: that day “soldiers of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on students of the local university protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia in Kent .
Soldiers fired 67 M-1 “Garand” semi-automatic rifles, killed four students and wounded nine. Since then, firearms are used in the United States when dispersing raging crowds extremely rarely, and they are usually fired not with lead, but with rubber and other “non-lethal” bullets. ” (Soon, probably, they will shoot "Expansive". No wonder they are bought).
In 2011 in New York, over 1000 protesters were arrested. Many of them filed later suits. “In New York, such claims rarely come to court, because the police usually prefer to pay off. It happened that she agreed to pay the plaintiff up to a million dollars. Critics quip that these costs did not affect her methods, which they find too harsh. ”
If the police give their victims a million, it probably is for what. Otherwise, the most humane and fair court in the world of millions of these plaintiffs would not award.
In total, according to the movement "Occupy Wall Street", for six months of activity, the police arrested only six thousand rally participants in the United States alone. It is not without reason that Konstantin Dolgov, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on human rights, democracy and the rule of law said "Interfax": "The reaction of the American authorities are obvious elements of unwarranted rigidity and disproportionate use of force. Such actions cause particular bewilderment on the background of the constant accentuation by the American side of the need to respect human rights by other states, including the right to freedom of expression, processions and manifestations. ”
Our bewildered Dolgov, apparently, has not yet read what was said by Senior Senator John McCain in the Military Review. about the uniqueness and uniqueness of America. An exceptional country that has declared itself exclusive is itself, and it itself gives itself the right to separate the goats from the sheep, and vice versa. Therefore, what America is doing, quietly, without noisy courts, paying millions of victims to its dictatorship and putting Mr. Fay into a jail, is a direct realization of the principles of democracy - right in the spirit of Jefferson. But what is happening in Russia with its unhappy LGBT and political prisoners is a real dictatorship.
V. Not the third world, but the NATO summit
“... The city was flooded with police, including those arriving from Philadelphia, in full protective gear. Some of its parts were blocked by eight-foot metal barriers. Helicopters patrolled over their heads, and F-16 fighters periodically patrolled even higher. Even with the nature of the meeting and the continuing threat of terrorism, this was too much. The organizers did not think about how such a picture would look to a foreign audience. Meanwhile, these over-militarized security measures created the impression that the United States was on the verge of either collapsing, or becoming a police state, or both. ”
An excerpt from the "apocalyptic novel"? .. No, quote hence. We are talking about the scenery of the NATO summit, recently held in Chicago.
Western Press (British Guardian) пишет about protests in Russia after the presidential election: "Thousands of Russians passed through metal detectors for hours, past covered trucks and under popping helicopters to join the mass protest against the official return of Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin." What a gloomy totalitarian picture. But compare it with the passage above, and everything will fall into place.
Many protesters against NATO in America believe that they live, if not under a dictatorship, then not under a democracy. Read: “We are 99%, but in fact we do not have any rights. We live in a pseudo-democracy and therefore must regain real freedom, ”one of the participants in the mass actions in Chicago, an American of Indian origin named Gaetry, told Kommersant. A couple of hours before she came from Minneapolis to join the protesters "(Pavel Tarasenko, Kommersant).
“At first, the demonstration took place peacefully. Its participants called for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and to stop the NATO military missions as a whole. Veterans of the war in Iraq and other conflicts in protest threw their medals on the ground.
“These marches are marches of conscience,” says human rights activist Jess Jackson. - Their call must be heard, it is necessary that they hear it. I hope that the President and the leaders of the NATO countries will take note of this legitimate pain of the people gathered here today. ”("Euronews").
The organizers of the protests against the NATO summit announced 12 affected. Some of them recorded head injuries - from blows with police batons. Protesters say the police are attacking them. Also сообщаетсяthat police used acoustic guns to disperse the crowd. The sound beam generated by cannons causes pain in a person.
Quote from the "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" (Report by Alexander Gasyuk from Chicago):
“The most popular slogans, according to the observations of the“ RG ”, were“ down with capitalism, imperialism, war and NATO ”and“ for jobs and equality ”. Veterans of the Afghan and Iraq campaigns threw their battle medals to the ground and were even going to burn the US flag, but eventually gave it to the mother of an American soldier who committed suicide in Iraq.
“Instead of financing death and destruction on the other side of the globe, American taxpayers' money should support projects at home. We will resist NATO, which is an organization that acts in the interests of only 1 percent of the US population, ”said Occupy Chicago member Jackie Sperdbury.
At the time of the summit in the democratic Chicago were pulled together several thousand policemen, equipped with everything necessary to confront the crowd of protesters. The approaches to the summit’s site were as сообщается, blocked, and the windows of other stores are filled with plywood.
What more will happen when America elects not Obama as president, but militant Mitt Romney, who is in many respects solidary with the Vietnamese veteran John McCain!
Vi. “Please don't kill me!”
Excerpt from the book: “… in the eyes of the absolutist religion, abortion is an evil, no different from murder. I don’t know how then to interpret the observations I received from my own experience: many of the most ardent opponents of the killing of embryos show an increased enthusiasm for this action in relation to adults. <…>… George W. Bush is a typical example of modern religious rulers. He and his ilk fiercely defend human life as long as it is in an embryonic (or terminally ill) state, not stopping before the prohibition of medical research that can save the lives of a huge number of people. <…>… More than a third of executions in 50 US states took place in Texas. And Bush is known to have directed more executions in Texas - about one every 9 days - than any other governor in the state's history. Was he just doing his duty as governor and state law? But then what about the famous CNN journalist Tucker Carlson? Being a supporter of the death penalty himself, Carlson was nevertheless amazed at how "ridiculous" Bush mimicked the executed woman, begging the governor to postpone the execution. "Please," the future president mockingly whined, pursing his lips in mock despair, "don't kill me." (Dawkins R. God as an illusion. M .: Kolibri, 2008. S. 409-410).
The hero of this passage, J. Bush, has the most illusive attitude to democracy (the power of the people, by definition). Even Iraq commanded him not to seize the people of America, but God. Only an exceptional person like Bush (or McCain) can assure himself of such divine condescension. Such a ruler, apparently, needs the people only in order to have someone to send to Iraq. Of course torture by drowning or drilling a headwhich, under Bush Jr., were particularly popular with the CIA (until Obama told his zeithe workers in 2009, but his “fi”), is the prerogative of the “exceptional”.
Bush, like McCain, insists on the exclusivity and absolute leadership of America: “We Americans must set ourselves the task of helping reformers transform the demise of tyranny into strong, accountable civil structures. Emerging democracies require strong constitutions, political parties committed to pluralism and free elections ... This job will require American patience, creative skills and active leadership ... If America does not support the promotion of democratic institutions and values, who else will do it? ”
Nobody, of course. Such a second world dictator like America simply does not exist.
Therefore, no one has the right to condemn true and exclusive democracy, which should torture some of its enemies in the present, so as not to torture many enemies in the future. Moreover, this democracy-dictatorship acts in the name of american values, and where is it guaranteed to obtain confirmation of an attack on holy values, if not in the torture chambers consecrated by the White House of Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib? There, having put a screwdriver on someone's head that has not been washed for a long time, you can always find out something interesting about the intended assaults on the stronghold of the world democracy ...
VII. America is so accustomed to dictatorship that it is unhappy with Democrat Obama
The best evidence of the dictatorial existence of American society is that George Bush Jr., a lover of torture and execution, found it hard to stand on the political map of the world for eight years. He was replaced by Barack Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. But behind Obama, the Republican Mitt Romney, who is already supported the and Bush, Jr., and Sr., and Barbara Bush, and Senator Marco Rubio, and many more who consider Obama to be a democratic weakling, shameful great dictatorial america. It got to the point that for Romney in the elections ready to vote 43% of respondents in the United States - just because he is not Obama.
Oh, by the way, John McCain too not supporter of obama: “I am grateful to the president for ordering the elimination of Osama bin Laden. But it seems to me that any other president in his place would have taken exactly the same decision. Why, then, so boast about it? Heroes with whom I happened to meet, kept modestly. When I travel the world, I hear foreign politicians say that America is weak and withdraws into itself. ”
Probably many Americans want America to be strong. And for her to become strong, she needs the strong hand of a strong leader. The hand is not Obama, - so, perhaps, they say to themselves. And the hand of the one who will lead the renewed America, and behind it the whole world, equal to the great hegemon, per aspera ad astra. The hand of the one who now assures America that it is necessary not to save, but to spend, what should not be reduced, but increased. Obama speaks of the small, and Romney speaks of the big. More rockets, more wars, more oil, more dollars, more Coca-Cola and double cheeseburgers. And something less: for example, the economic crisis. And Iran and Russia.
And it's nothing that columnist Mark Adomanis found Mitt Romney’s world views are superficial, arrogant, and ultimately stupid. Did George W. Bush, who easily found only Africa on the world map, shone with brilliant conclusions?