“Don’t worry. The story will end well. Evil people eventually turn inward and devour each other.”-Dr. Ruth C. May, author of How Putin’s Oligarchs Funneled Millions Into GOP Campaigns
In this report, I reflect on lessons from Dr. May, who wrote the definitive report on the mass injection of Russian oligarch cash into the GOP back in December of 2017.
And why Putin, Prigozhin, and Murdoch always look like unhappy rabbits.
Each time I see Putin, Prigozhin, and Murdoch, I see unhappy rabbits - attempting to remake the world in the image of their miserable visages.
Putin’s two-hour annual address to the Russian Federal Assembly yesterday was his worst theatre craft to date. As filtered through How Fascism Works, it was a cavalcade of unreality, mythic past, victimhood, sexual anxiety, and just an overall crock of bullshittery.
He can’t even make himself look pretty anymore - and his audience was giving off full North Korea vibes. Some couldn’t even contain their boredom.
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