RussiaNovember 6 2022, 10:59 am

Tulsi Gabbard Resigns from Democratic Party; Former Congresswoman “Darling of Russian Propagandists and The American Far-Right”

Us media report­ed last month that for­mer con­gress­woman and 2020 pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Tul­si Gab­bard announced she was leav­ing the Demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ty. Accord­ing to a US pub­lic radio report, Tul­si accused the par­ty of being “under the com­plete con­trol of an elit­ist cabal of war­mon­gers, dri­ven by cow­ard­ly wokeness:”

For­mer con­gress­woman and 2020 pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Tul­si Gab­bard has announced she is leav­ing the Demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ty. “I can no longer remain in today’s Demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ty,” she said on an episode of her pod­cast. “It’s now under the com­plete con­trol of an elit­ist cabal of war­mon­gers, dri­ven by cow­ard­ly wok­e­ness…” Gab­bard addi­tion­al­ly accused the par­ty of “stok­ing anti-white racism,” being con­temp­tu­ous toward reli­gion and police and dri­ving the coun­try clos­er to nuclear war.  Gab­bard was first elect­ed to her native state of Hawai­i’s leg­is­la­ture in 2002 as a Demo­c­rat, at the age of 21. She has iden­ti­fied as a Demo­c­rat ever since, she said. In 2012, Gab­bard became the first Hin­du and one of the first two female com­bat vet­er­ans elect­ed to Con­gress. She began build­ing a nation­al pro­file dur­ing the 2016 elec­tion, when she resigned from her post as vice chair­per­son of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.

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A UK media report fur­ther details Gab­bard’s role as a “dar­ling of Russ­ian pro­pa­gan­dists and the Amer­i­can far-right” as well as her upbring­ing in a “vir­u­lent­ly homo­pho­bic, often anti-Islam­ic and misog­y­nist” cult:”

Tul­si Gab­bard has staked out extreme posi­tions on LGBT+ rights, spread dis­in­for­ma­tion about Ukrain­ian bio­labs, and claimed she was being shad­ow­banned by Big Tech while using her vast social media foot­print to label Joe Biden a “war­mon­ger”. In one breath Gab­bard express­es a desire to bring love and alo­ha from her native Hawaii to the world, in the next she is fan­ning con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries on Tuck­er Carlson’s Fox News show. Last week, Gab­bard announced she was leav­ing the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty, claim­ing it had become “an elit­ist cabal of war­mon­gers dri­ven by cow­ard­ly wok­e­ness”. The deci­sion came as lit­tle sur­prise to any­one who has fol­lowed her polit­i­cal tra­jec­to­ry from 2020 Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date to dar­ling of Russ­ian pro­pa­gan­dists and the Amer­i­can far-right. To under­stand her ambi­tions, her aunt Dr Car­o­line Sinava­iana Gab­bard tells The Inde­pen­dent in an inter­view that it is nec­es­sary to look to her upbring­ing in a secre­tive cult called the Sci­ence of Iden­ti­ty Foun­da­tion (SIF) whose mem­bers show absolute loy­al­ty to a reclu­sive guru, Chris But­ler. A for­mer mem­ber told The Inde­pen­dent the group’s teach­ings are vir­u­lent­ly homo­pho­bic, often anti-Islam­ic and misog­y­nist, and how they were forced to wor­ship But­ler, who is con­sid­ered to be akin to a God.

The same report goes on to fur­ther detail Gab­bard’s pro-Russ­ian con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries on Ukraine and her polit­i­cal cam­paign sup­port from a Putin apol­o­gist and an accused Russ­ian spy:

In state­ments after the Russ­ian inva­sion of Ukraine, Gab­bard con­tend­ed that Ukraine was not worth pro­tect­ing because it “isn’t actu­al­ly a democ­ra­cy,” and that the US-fund­ed “bio­labs” could result in the release of “dan­ger­ous pathogens”. This base­less claim echoed Russ­ian pro­pa­gan­da that the Unit­ed States was fund­ing labs in Ukraine to make ille­gal bio­log­i­cal weapons for use against Rus­sia. Gab­bard was not deterred, telling Jesse Wat­ters on 15 March that free­dom of speech in the US was at sim­i­lar risk to Rus­sia, which has banned all crit­i­cism of the gov­ern­ment and impris­oned tens of thou­sands of pro­tes­tors. “It is strik­ing when you see Putin pro­pa­gan­da and you line it up against Biden pro­pa­gan­da,” she said. Forbes revealed ear­li­er this year that Gabbard’s biggest polit­i­cal donor in 2021 is a pro-Putin apol­o­gist.  And in March, it was revealed that Ele­na Bran­son, a dual US-Russ­ian cit­i­zen accused of spy­ing for the Krem­lin, donat­ed to her cam­paign for reelec­tion to Con­gress in 2019.

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Ukraine has placed Gab­bard on a list of US cit­i­zens pro­mot­ing Russ­ian propaganda.

A report in the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er explains Gab­bard’s objec­tions to so-called “woke gen­der ideology:”

For­mer Hawaii Rep. Tul­si Gab­bard said “woke gen­der ide­ol­o­gy” has gone too far and is now a “threat to chil­dren.” “Women fought for the right to com­pete on a lev­el play­ing field in sports when they faced dis­crim­i­na­tion on the basis of sex,” Gab­bard, who recent­ly renounced the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty, told the Dai­ly Wire. “Now, the progress women and girls have made is being erod­ed, and so-called woke gen­der ide­ol­o­gy pos­es a unique threat to chil­dren who are not old enough to make such per­ma­nent, irre­versible deci­sions.” Gab­bard not­ed that the rad­i­cal ide­ol­o­gy tran­scends child­hood and is now affect­ing those who join the Unit­ed States military.

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Oppo­si­tion to “gen­der Ide­ol­o­gy” and “wok­e­ness” are key themes for Rus­sia and the Glob­al Nation­al Con­ser­v­a­tive (GNCA) alliance described in a GIOR report as follows:

Russ­ian Pres­i­dent PUTIN has expressed an inter­est in Rus­sia becom­ing the ide­o­log­i­cal cen­ter of a new glob­al con­ser­v­a­tive alliance, and Euro­pean far-right lead­ers have tak­en pro-Russ­ian posi­tions based on a sim­i­lar ide­ol­o­gy. Hun­gary is at the cen­ter of a devel­op­ing alliance between Euro­pean far-right nation­al­ists and Amer­i­can con­ser­v­a­tives that Rus­sia could poten­tial­ly exploit for use in infor­ma­tion war­fare. This alliance oper­ates under the rubric of “Nation­al Con­ser­vatism,” cen­tered on nation­al sov­er­eign­ty, cul­tur­al iden­ti­ty, and oppo­si­tion to glob­al insti­tu­tions and rep­re­sent­ing a poten­tial­ly rad­i­cal change for the US con­ser­v­a­tive move­ment away from long-held Rea­gan-era philosophies.

Read the full report here.

The Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) report­ed recent­ly on the role played by a Hun­gar­i­an edu­ca­tion facil­i­ty sup­port­ed by the Orban gov­ern­ment in dis­sem­i­nat­ing Russ­ian-style anti-LGBTQ pro­pa­gan­da. We also report­ed last week on the new Ital­ian far-right Prime Min­is­ter Gior­gia Mel­oni and the anti-gay posi­tions of her and her coali­tion part­ners. GIOR has been report­ing as well on Russ­ian anti-gay posi­tions, includ­ing the role of a Russ­ian oli­garch and far-right French MEPs in a secret project called “Alt­In­tern,” intend­ed to pro­mote val­ues such as “Chris­ten­dom as the foun­da­tion of life” and mar­riage as “the union of a man and a woman.” We also report­ed last week on new Russ­ian anti-gay leg­is­la­tion, amend­ing a 2013 law that bans expos­ing minors to “gay propaganda.”

Woke” is an Eng­lish adjec­tive mean­ing “alert to racial prej­u­dice and dis­crim­i­na­tion” that orig­i­nat­ed in African-Amer­i­can Ver­nac­u­lar Eng­lish. Begin­ning in the 2010s, it came to encom­pass a broad­er aware­ness of social inequal­i­ties such as sex­ism. It has also been used as short­hand for Amer­i­can Left ideas involv­ing iden­ti­ty pol­i­tics and social jus­tice, such as the notion of white priv­i­lege and slav­ery repa­ra­tions for African Amer­i­cans. Of late, “woke” has been used indis­crim­i­nate­ly by both sides of the polit­i­cal spec­trum. As CNN report­ed in January:

If 2020 renewed calls for racial equal­i­ty as Black Lives Mat­ter protests explod­ed through­out Europe, 2021 brought in the back­lash as parts of the polit­i­cal estab­lish­ment waged a so-called “war against woke.” Stripped of its orig­i­nal mean­ing of a per­son being awake to pro­gres­sive issues, “woke” has been appro­pri­at­ed from the Black ver­nac­u­lar and turned into a polit­i­cal light­ning rod in the West­’s cul­ture wars. It is now used pejo­ra­tive­ly by law­mak­ers and pun­dits from both left and right, crit­i­ciz­ing the per­ceived excess­es of social and racial jus­tice move­ments. The politi­ciza­tion of the word, which has seen degrees of suc­cess in the Unit­ed States, has bol­stered polit­i­cal resis­tance to calls for more equal­i­ty in Europe. The amor­phous term has also been inter­pret­ed dif­fer­ent­ly, depend­ing on where it is deployed.

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GIOR report­ed in Sep­tem­ber on the third US-based Nation­al Con­ser­vatism Con­fer­ence in Mia­mi, where “wok­e­ness” was a key topic.


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