European thinktank adds U.S. to list of “backsliding” democracies for 1st time

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Stockholm — The United States has joined an annual list of “backsliding” democracies for the first time, the International IDEA think-tank said on Monday, pointing to a “visible deterioration” that it said began in 2019. Globally, more than one in four people live in a backsliding democracy, a proportion that rises to more than two in three with the addition of authoritarian or “hybrid” regimes, according to the Stockholm-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. “This year we coded the United States as backsliding for the first time, but our data suggest that the backsliding episode began at least in 2019,” it said in its report titled “Global State of Democracy 2021.”


Anyone with a functioning brain can see this… unfortunately, for us, it’s like watching a train wreck occur in slow motion.


A little late. The US has been sliding backwards since the Citizens United ruling in 2010. Since then corporations and special interest groups have pumped money into politics and basically bought the system.


This is what happens when you keep the electoral college and gerrymandering around.


Wonder what took them so long to notice? I mean the enactment of the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act, the Citizens United Supreme decision, “et al* occurred years ago.