by Drew Allen
During Biden’s latest visit to Kyiv and Warsaw, the Oval Office occupant defended his administration’s escalation of the Russia-Ukraine war and pledged unlimited U.S. taxpayer support in the name of “defending democracy.”
But is Ukraine a democracy?
In 2004, the Bush Administration and the West amplified claims that the Ukrainian presidential election had been rigged after the Moscow backed candidate Viktor Yanukovych defeated the U.S. and West backed candidate Viktor Yushchenko.
Western pressure combined with mass protests in Ukraine—known as the Orange Revolution—resulted in the overturning of the election results and a redo election that fulfilled the West’s desired outcome. Yushchenko was elected president, instead. Afterward, then-President George W. Bush called the Orange Revolution a “powerful example of democracy for people around the world.”
In 2010, however, Viktor Yanukovych—who had been accused of stealing the 2004 election—ran again and won. This time his victory was accepted and the results deemed fair by international election monitors
But in 2014, after Yanukovych rejected a loan from the EU and accepted one from Russia instead, the United States backed a violent coup d’état to oust Yanukovych from power.
In a leaked phone call between Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, Nuland enthusiastically affirmed her support of Arseniy Yatsenyuk to become Ukrainian prime minister in a post-Yanukovych government. “Yats is the guy,” Nuland said, even while Viktor Yanukovych remained the lawful president of Ukraine.
It appears that the definition of “democracy” is rather fluid. In fact, it doesn’t really mean democracy at all. Rather, it is an authoritarian and undemocratic term used by self-interested politicians to defend and promote their own desired outcomes. Last time I checked, violent coup d’état wasn’t emblematic of “democracy.”
The Democratic Party and even many RINOs assign the same undemocratic meaning to their use of the term “democracy” in the United States.
The United States supported the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine, which has been called a “Revolution of Dignity.” But Americanprotesters on January 6, 2021, who were overwhelmingly peaceful—the only murder was committed by a Capitol police officer, who shot an unarmed female protestor named Ashli Babbitt—were called “insurrectionists.”
In contrast, cries of voter fraud in the Ukrainian elections of 2004 were met with serious concern by the U.S government. The mass protests were encouraged and supported and the overturning of the Ukrainian election results heralded as a win for “democracy.”
Cries of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election were summarily denounced and dismissed. The United States rushed to declare the 2004 election results in Ukraine illegitimate. The United States rushed to declare the U.S. presidential election in 2020 the most free and fair in our history.
Is America even a democracy?
The decades-long power struggle in Ukraine is not dissimilar to that in America; our power struggle is between Democrats and Republicans—or perhaps more accurately today between the establishment and conservatives—and in Ukraine between pro-Moscow and pro-western candidates.
American interference in Ukrainian politics is aimed at ensuring Ukraine embraces the West rather than Russia, and our attitude appears to be “the ends justify the means.” The same can be said of the Democratic Party and the various bureaucracies here at home, who seem to embrace lawlessness and an “ends justify the means” mentality when it comes to maintaining their monopoly of power in D.C.
The very people who supported a coup d’état to oust the duly elected president of Ukraine in 2014 orchestrated a coup d’état in the United States in an effort to oust President Trump. This was the Trump-Russia collusion coup; an attempt which ultimately failed.
Just as Democrats had no regard for our own election results in 2016, they had no regard for the election results in Ukraine, when they successfully ousted Yanukovych.
The lifeblood of a democracy is free speech and the general diffusion of knowledge, which ensures the voter is informed. Yet the Democratic Party and the FBI colluded with social media companies to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop scandal during the 2020 election and falsely dismissed it as “Russian disinformation.” Was this democratic?
The Democrats continue to pursue their witch hunt against former President Trump in hopes of ultimately preventing him from running for re-election. This effort too is justified with claims of “defending” or “protecting” democracy.
Democracy is a façade in America and when the term is thrown around by Democrats its new meaning is tyranny.
“Voting rights” legislation and other Democrat-led lawsuits intended to weaken election integrity are promoted as necessary means of protecting democracy. Joe Biden calls his political opponents a “threat to democracy.” MAGA, Christians, and conservatives are a “threat to democracy.” Anyone and anything, standing in the way of the Democratic Party’s agenda is a threat to democracy.
Democracy today means nothing more than fulfillment of the Left’s agenda and their consolidation of power. Neither Ukraine nor America are democracies. Democracy is tantamount to destruction and both Ukraine and America are being destroyed. Democracy is under attack; in the name of protecting democracy, of course.
If Democrats succeed in protecting democracy in America, we won’t have any democracy at all.
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Drew Allen, the Millenial Minister of Truth, is the host of “The Drew Allen Show” podcast and a widely published columnist and political analyst. He is the Vice President of Client Development at Publius PR and also the Editor of the Publius National Post. Subscribe to read his work at drewallen.substack.com.
Photo “Election Day 2020” by Phil Roeder. CC BY 2.0.
One Thought to “Commentary: The Facade of Democracy”
“Consolidation of power”… Seriously??? Which party gerrymandered a seat in the U.S. House to “consolidate power” in Tennessee???