Friday, June 02, 2006

Tyranny Is A Disease

To a tyrant, liberty is a disease, and they will go to great lengths to stave it off:

The report, titled "The Backlash Against Democracy Assistance," to be released on Thursday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warns, "foreign governments' efforts to impede democracy assistance - from legal constraints on NGOs to extra legal forms of harassment - have recently intensified and now seriously impede democracy assistance in a number of states."

It goes on to say, "regimes are adopting pro-active approaches, channeling funds to anti-democratic forces and using ersatz NGOs to frustrate genuine democratization."

Amongst the rogues gallery are Venezuela, which is currently prosecuting a pro-democracy group known as Sumate, which worked to organize a referendum on the reign of Hugo Chavez.

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