Failing Democracy Politics

Are We Failing Democracy or is Democracy Failing us?

We live in tumultuous times. The re-emerging of right-wing nationalist ideologies, rising sentiments of white supremacy and an almost revolutionary smell in the air. Western Democracies around the world experience a shakeup. An increasing neglect of progressive values, replaced by nationalist patriotism by the rise of a new right. Fueled by the rejection of the elites in power, the “simple” voter seems to rebel against the status quo from both the left and right. That begs the question – Are we failing Democracy or is Democracy failing us?
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Arthur Jones: A Republican Nazi for Congress?

We often like to point out worrisome right-wing ideologies amongst populist Republicans in the US and elsewhere in the world, and in doing so, hope to avoid slipping in a mindset where racism and bigotry are normal attitudes to have in politics. It’s only when we witness true nazi ideology when we realize just how far that sentiment can drift off in the wrong direction. Let us introduce Arthur Jones, running for Congress in an Illinois District as the only registered Republican, while also being an outspoken holocaust denier, preaching horrible hate speech against Jews, immigrants and everyone that isn’t a Christian Englishperson. Is he a Republican Nazi?
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Costa Rica: The Homophobic Race for Presidency

Religion has many purposes in the world; to some people, it brings peace, to others it brings support and explains some events in life that can’t be explained by other means. But religion can also function as a tool to promote hostile behaviors and ideologies “in the name of God.” The greatest example may be the way terrorist have twisted Islam, or how extreme conservative leaders have raised the homophobic flag simply because “God says it’s a sin.” This time, a homophobic bomb landed in Costa Rica’s ballot box, an evangelistic pastor named Fabricio Alvarado is winning the first round to be President in Costa Rica, and he is not hiding his intentions of keeping the country free from gay marriage.
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Adebola Williams: The Mastermind behind African Elections

Adebola Williams is a young Nigerian media entrepreneur. He is just over thirty years old. His impact has been so tremendous that Nana Akuffo-Addo, the Ghanaian president, publicly referred to him as “the man with the golden touch. Everything he touches turns to gold.” Williams has helped three presidential candidates clinch victory through a series of strategies, which has not gone unnoticed. But who exactly is Adebola Williams and what is his strategy?
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