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Gingrich on Liberal Misjudgment of Putin: They Thought ‘The Lion King’ Was a ‘Documentary’

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Leftists cannot fully understand who Russia’s authoritarian President Vladimir Putin is and why he continues to bomb Ukraine and its civilians because they lack a basic understanding of good versus evil, the former says. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at Fox News.

In an interview that aired Sunday on “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Gingrich explained how Americans got a glimpse of how the left would handle Putin’s latest breach of international norms when they watched Democrats allow rioters to left to fully reign in 2020 and pursue their soft-on-crime policies amid retail spikes and violent crime in the municipalities they rule.

“I think you can deliberately avoid reality. But if you’re open to looking at reality, [Putin has] writes a 9,000-word explanation: He gave a very long speech to the Russian people just before his invasion,” said Gingrich, author of “Beyond Biden.”

“He said the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century was the collapse of the Soviet Union. He is clearly determined to re-establish a Russian empire.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Yerevan, Armenia.
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“The easiest way to think about it is that liberals saw ‘The Lion King’ and thought it was a documentary,” he said. “And they literally walk around thinking lions and zebras are singing and dancing together.”

In the Disney classic, carnivorous felines rule an African landscape in harmony with creatures that would otherwise prey on them in real life. Gingrich said liberals and Democrats have a deep-seated sense that the society portrayed in the fictional film is an allegory for how the world works.

He claimed, however, that if 20th-century Americans adopted this tact, Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich would rule the international system and not American republicanism or parliamentary democracy.

“When you try to explain to them whether they are domestic criminals who kill, rape, hijack cars and rob shops, or whether they are international terrorists or countries whose leaders are terrorists themselves. They can’t believe it’s true,” Gingrich said.

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Adolf Hitler delivers an impassioned speech at the opening of the Berlin International Auto Show.  (Hulton-Deutsch/CORBIS/Corbis collection via Getty Images)

Adolf Hitler delivers an impassioned speech at the opening of the Berlin International Auto Show. (Hulton-Deutsch/CORBIS/Corbis collection via Getty Images)

“They keep telling us, ‘You don’t understand, there has to be a better way.’ — Well, I’ll tell you without the weight and power of the United States and Britain , Hitler would have won. A world dominated by Hitler would have been horrible.”

Because liberals refuse to believe in the reality of how the planet is organized between its various heads of state and systems of government in this way, it has been difficult to convince them of their flawed worldview, he said. -he assures.

Hitler committed suicide in April 1945 and the hammer and sickle were last lowered from the Kremlin on Christmas Day 1991.

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A man wearing a shirt bearing the likeness of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin attends a May Day in Belgrade, Serbia.  (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

A man wearing a shirt bearing the likeness of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin attends a May Day in Belgrade, Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

“Without the determination of the United States and its many allies, the Soviet Union could have won in a world dominated by the Soviet Union would have been horrible,” Gingrich added, nodding to the fall of the USSR in 1991, which he said infuriated Putin. and nurtured his vision.

Citing Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union as examples from the 20th century, Gingrich warned that the state of the world looks somewhat like this with two infamous new players in Russia and China taking the stage.

“If they decide that Western democracies are gutless, that in the end we have words without weapons, that we are ready to defend our values ​​and that we do not want to defend our interests, this world is going to have to be so much more dangerous almost overnight,” he warned.