Disinfo: Trump's supporters are humiliated and denigrated just as Russian minorities in the post-Soviet countries

Summary

As in any other Banana Republic, or be it Banana Empire, the results of the presidential elections in the US will be decided in courts and on the streets. Whereas one-half of the population is allowed to do anything, the other half has to pay, apologise, and observe strange vans arriving at night to polling stations with unknown cargo, then suddenly Joe Biden gets thousands of new votes. Now millions of Republican voters can be in the shoes of ethnic Russians in many post-Soviet countries. Deprivation of political rights, constant denigration, complete and total dehumanisation, accompanied with CNN journalists’ speeches that everything is going well the way it should be.

Russophobic politicians in the post-Soviet countries, such as Volodymyr Zelenskyy or Maia Sandu, happen to address the Russian minority, which is humiliated and deprived of any rights, with the words about national unity and love. Just like Joe Biden addressed Trump’s supporters. It is no coincidence that the rhetoric of Biden and American puppets in the post-Soviet space is similar. This is because the American “colour revolution” was planned and implemented by the same people who tried these techniques in Ukraine, Georgia, and some other countries, where “young democracies” with bloody hands and big love for local Nazi collaborators came to power.

Anyway, in case Trump loses and the life of his supporters becomes an inferno, they could move to Oregon, where the possession of hard drugs was decriminilised. Therefore we speak about a great power in the past, which hates half of its citizens, crashes its civilised institutions, and offers people struggling with total decay to find a way through drugs.

Disproof

This article is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about rigged US elections, West-driven colour revolutions, Russophobia in Ukraine, Moldova and elsewhere, Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries as US puppets, and elite-subordinated US mainstream media,

As our past analysis says, the Kremlin and its media continue supporting various claims on election fraud in the US which have been carefully scrutinised and debunked. The claim about humiliated and denigrated Trump's electorate is ungrounded, and the analogy with the ethnic Russians in Ukraine or Moldova is false. Russian minorities are not deprived of political rights, denigrated, or dehumanised there as alleged. Furthermore, the publication uses a Nazi link to the authorities of post-Soviet countries, a common method used by pro-Kremlin outlets to discredit foreign actors.

The claims that colour revolutions were organised in Ukraine, Georgia and other post-Soviet countries, that an anti-Trump colour revolution took place in the US, and that the same people were behind all, are conspiracies. Any spontaneous disorders and civil uprisings, especially in the former Soviet republics, are portrayed in pro-Kremlin media as Western-funded "colour revolutions".

Read earlier disinformation cases alleging that Kyiv puts Russophobia above the health of its citizens, that Ukraine will legalise the mass detentions of Russian citizens, that CNN and Fox news are pro-Biden and lie all the time, and that 1,8 million deceased voted in the US election.

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  • Reported in: Issue 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova, US, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Maia Sandu, Volodymyr Zelensky, Mainstream media, Human rights, Donald Trump, Puppets, Colour revolutions, Joe Biden, Ethnic Russians, Conspiracy theory, Nazi/Fascist
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