To spread liberal democracy, it is current strategy of the US government to export “peaceful” colour revolutions to regimes which are on their hit list. This is not a particularly new observation; however today I would like to present a section of the USA revolution export team – CANVAS (also known as Optor).
CANVAS, or rather the ‘Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies’ according to their website is a
“non-profit, non-governmental, international network, orientated to educational work related to strategic nonviolent conflict.”
A better description would be “democratic” agitators who disseminate pre-warfare protest strategies to countries which are in “need” of democracy, and crucially are in opposition to US and EU interests.
Luckily the Wikileaks releases included a large amount of emails from a private intelligence organisation in the USA called Stratfor which highlights the role of CANVAS.
The USA clearly directed CANVAS to organise pro-democracy protests with “liberal demonstrators” against a democratically elected government in the Ukraine.
Other areas that CANVAS are active include Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Myanmar, Georgia, Lithuania, Belarus, Thailand and Iran. I’m sure a look into all student revolutions in the past 10 years will show their influence.
Other nations such as Dubai, Saudi Arabia etc which have royal families are obviously not targeted, given they are on the USA’s good side.
This democracy spreading always tends to end with the replacement of effective organised government with utter ruin and bloodshed. I’m sure all the death, rape and chaos are worth the privilege of voting for Cathedral stooges, and the boom in job opportunities for liberal development assistants, NGOs and charities to civilize the natives with Jeffersonian democracy and pious progressive liberalism.
Here is an exert from an article about CANVAS which I find sums up the sorry situation regarding the spread of these revolutions.
“But Otpor’s founders realized that young people would participate in politics — if it made them feel heroic and cool, part of something big. It was postmodern revolution. “Our product is a lifestyle,” Marovic explained to me. “The movement isn’t about the issues. It’s about my identity. We’re trying to make politics sexy.”…And if the organization took inspiration from Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., it also took cues from Coca-Cola, with its simple, powerful message and strong brand. Otpor’s own logo was a stylized clenched fist – an ironic, mocking expropriation of the symbol of the Serb Partisans in World War II, and of communist movements everywhere.”
A final salient point regarding CANVAS, it that it appears funding is now coming specifically from private sources, following the cutting of direct US government funding for all pro-Democracy groups. One can only speculate what the Billionaires funding CANVAS get from the US Government for this little arrangement.