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Of real red-shirts and fake red-shirts

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Within the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorships (UDD) there are red-shirts who believe the struggle is more than just about one man. But there are also red-shirts who know only how to dance at the end of the string dangled by that one man. 

Fake red-shirts are tools of the billionaire political machine – they yell and scream about power to the people as a marketing gimmick, but actually serve the interests of the political machine above all else. They include both the peaceful and the hardcore. 

Real red-shirts include human rights activists, democracy advocates and even proponents of republicanism. They fight for what they perceive as the power of the people, rather than as puppets dangling at the end of the string of a political machine. They include both the peaceful and the hardcore.

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