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Punk Rock fame seeker Pussy Riot tries to connect Trump to Putin to Assange

Maybe Nadya Tolokno can take here feminist rights activism to Saudi Arabia and film her next video clip inside the Great Mosque of Mecca.

Anti-Russia, neo-liberal elite publication The Daily Beast, decided to take the Trump-Putin-Assange non-connection to an ultimate extreme, spending some time interviewing “has been/talentless” Pussy Riot fame seeker Nadya Tolokno.

In a post titled, “Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokno: Julian Assange Is ‘Connected with the Russian Government’”, The Daily Beast gives Tolokno a space to connect the dots between the “monster” that is Trump, to the “monster” that is Putin and the “monster” that is Assange.

In short, and in Tolokno’s warped world, they are all misogynists, who are the next Hitler, and only feminist champion Hillary Clinton can save the day.

Via The Daily Beast

While there isn’t a young singer-songwriter today who could hold a candle to Guthrie or Dylan in their prime, holding fascist feet to the fire with melodic strums and Nobel-worthy lyrics, one would imagine the cranky poets might be well impressed with the fiery feminist outbursts of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock collective whose balaclava-sporting women stage guerrilla gigs in protest of Vladimir Putin’s dictatorial regime.

One of the most visible members of Pussy Riot is Nadezhda Tolokonnikova aka Nadya Tolokno, who was one of three rockers arrested during a performance of the anti-Putin song “Punk Prayer—Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!” in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. She was sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism,” enduring harsh conditions, but following her 2013 release has continued her work in the performance art group, and as a vocal critic of Putin and proponent of women’s rights. Recently, Pussy Riot has released a trio of music videos that take on noted misogynist Donald Trump’s anti-women and anti-immigrant rhetoric, the most pointed of which is “Make America Great Again.” The video boasts dystopian broadcasts from the Trump News Network, fascist symbolism, and a take-no-prisoners chorus aimed at the Republican presidential candidate: “Let all the people in / Listen to your women / Stop killing black children / Make America Great Again.”

Tolokno’s quotes from The Daily Beast interview (courtesy of Zerohedge)…

“But Julian Assange, he openly works with [Russia].”  

“It’s not a secret. He’s connected with the Russian government, and I feel that he’s proud of it.”

“I generally support the work that WikiLeaks is doing, but I’m not that thrilled about his decisions that are unethical, in my view, concerning his connections to the Russian government.”

The Pussy Riot member said she visited Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London two years ago, saying their meeting convinced her WikiLeaks has ties to the Kremlin.

“He couldn’t deny it.”

“He often works with the Russian propaganda machine, and he doesn’t try to hide it. “Julian Assange doesn’t try to hide that fact because he hosts at the Ecuadorian Embassy the editor-in-chief of the Russian propaganda team, Russia Today, and he has projects with them.” 

Tolokno added she confronted Assange about advancing Russian interests ahead of America’s.

“I understood his position: He’s in a state of war with the American government.”

“He’s smart and charismatic and will use any means to destroy the American government.”

Tolokno also made her own political views regarding the US election quite clear:

“I wish that Hillary Clinton will win this presidential election, and if I had the option to go and vote, I would vote for her. Everyone needs to vote for her because it will save a lot of lives. I know people are apathetic right now because everything surrounding this election has been pretty ugly, but it’s really important to go out and vote and stop Trump.”

The anti-Putin activist, who has repeatedly made her own anger at the Putin regime well known, said that…

“we had a conversation if it was really the ethical thing to do that with the hands of another government [Russia] which is, in fact, much worse and a real authoritarian government.”

Our only question is if Tolokno, being such a good feminist, can please also go to Saudi Arabia and do the same “chicken in the vagina” video clip at the Great Mosque of Mecca, in protest of Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women. Let’s see what happens to Ms. Tolokno.

After that, Tolokno can then spend some time in Libya so she can help rebuild the country that her savior Hillary so lovingly destroyed.

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