“Putin is a brutal dictator who crushes all opposition, therefore we demand that you as a Russian publicly denounce him” seems pragmatically inconsistent, but what do I know https://t.co/Ga5ac2n37H— Adrian Vermeule (@Vermeullarmine) March 15, 2022
Vladimir Putin is an evil dictator.
Unlike Russia, the West is something called the “Free World.”
“BERLIN — Germany’s top security officials announced a 10-point plan Tuesday to combat far-right extremism in the country that includes disarming some 1,500 suspected extremists and tightening background checks for those wanting to acquire guns.
Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said the far right poses the biggest extremist threat to democracy in Germany and said authorities would seek to tackle the issue through prevention and tough measures.
“We want to destroy far-right extremist networks,” Faeser told reporters in Berlin, saying this included targeting financial flows that benefit such groups, including merchandising businesses, music festivals and martial arts events.
Authorities will work to remove gun licenses from suspected extremists, crack down on incitement spread online through social networks and combat conspiracy theories online. …”
Of course, if you live in an authoritarian country like Germany, you can be banished from the financial system or sent to prison for uttering the wrong political opinions. You can be disarmed by the state. You can be hounded out of employment. You can be purged from the police and military. You can be censored and have all your civil liberties violated. You can be put under surveillance by the “intelligence community.” Such is how the glorious world of “liberal democracy” really operates.
Note: “Liberal democracy” in the West has swiftly degenerated into nothing more than arbitrary, despotic rule by the professional class which incarcerates dissidents and seizes property on whims now.