David Votoupal

David Votoupal
Insight. Independence. Integrity.
Created 03 May 2021
  • Yes, monarchies work
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    The fall of Afghanistan in 2021 was simply the latest tragedy to befall that country, a saga which began when King Zahir Shah was deposed in 1973 after the longest period of peace and stability the co...
  • The war on patriotism and national identity in the West will have lethal consequences
    20 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Afghanistan has fallen to the Taliban, amidst the horror of the world. Like Iran in 1979, a barbaric Islamist extremist movement has taken power, aided and abetted by illiberal forces in both Western ...
  • The Iranian Opposition and the Disinformation War (Part 4)
    16 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Due to the absolute necessity of writing this in the interests of the Iranian opposition and their allies throughout the world, I had to break this into four parts. This will be a summary and conclusi...
  • The Iranian Opposition and the Disinformation War (Part 3)
    16 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    The Islamic Republic and its network in the West do not possess a monopoly on disinformation regarding the Iranian opposition and the protest movement. The MEK political cult and ethnic separatist mov...
  • The Iranian Opposition and the Disinformation War (Part 2)
    16 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    Here I will discuss how various methods of propaganda have helped the Islamic Republic, either directly or indirectly, especially in relations to attacks on the Iranian opposition movement. I divide t...
  • The Iranian Opposition and the Disinformation War (Part 1)
    16 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Reza Pahlavi @PahlaviReza As the people of #Iran are on the streets calling for the end to the Islamic Republic, I spoke with @AFP and called on Western leaders to halt negotiations in Vienna and enga...
  • Actually, Communist Russia was more racist than South Africa
    30 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    South Africa is back in the news again, with its recent descent into chaos and anarchy, and naysayers saying “I told you so”. Well, they were right - because 27 years of ANC rule in, alliance with the...
  • The Third Sector's trouble with the truth
    27 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Elahé Sharifpour-Hicks, a so-called “human rights” lawyer once employed by Human Rights Watch, was responsible for one of the vilest tweets I’ve ever seen on Twitter (click here if you want to read it...
  • Islamism: the latest false prophet to fall?
    27 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    “Be on your guard against false prophets; they come to you looking like sheep on the outside, but on the inside they are really like wild wolves.” (Matthew 7:15) A decade after the fall from power of ...
  • Cuba and Iran: Is the West too woke to care?
    25 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    Iran is currently experiencing a new wave of protests centred on Khuzestan province, where criminal mismanagement of resources has produced a water crisis. This is the latest in the national uprising ...
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