Erdogan’s Erosion of Turkish Democracy and Secularism: Post Failed Coup

Coup Excuse

President Recip Tayip Erdogan has begun to increase his power grab on the nation of Turkey, using the recent failed split military coup d’état against his as pretext. While helping to boost the Turkish economy, Erdogan has been endlessly been trying to change Turkey from a Kemalist, secular, republic into an islamist theocracy.

Some great material to read further on the matter would be the following:

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El Sueño y los Regresivos


The Left used to champion reason, science, and liberal principles, and for the large part still does. This faction of knee jerk, reactionary, and slanderous individuals has always seemed to exist, but now have multiplied. Many call them the “Regressive” Left, those who do not care about truth, only about social narrative. They constantly misrepresent, slander, defend irrationality and authoritarian ideas, demean individuality, wish to police thought and stifle conversation. They are also notable for upholding a cult of non-offense, and the need to not allow certain ideas to be challenged. The result is an echo chamber effect wherein everybody says the same thing. The Left needs to wake up from it’s slumber, which it is in the beginnings of. Above all else here, we need to defend liberal principles and reason. This cartoon is based on the famous, “El Sueño de la Razón” cartoon by one of my artistic heroes, Francisco de Goya.