Are you wondering why so many otherwise freedom loving, anti-communist and suspicious of secret-service conservatives would support an old authoritarian, “ex”-communist, “ex”-KGB, corrupt politician like Putin?
It’s named “duginism” and it’s explained here:
Putin's sham referendums: Wagner mercenaries stand guard outside voting stations with 'no' votes 'noted' while gun-toting police go door to door - and ridiculous 'poll' claims 97% favour joining Russia
Nope -- The US, UK, China and Russia ALL agreed to DEFEND UKRAINE from foreign invasion in return for nuclear disarmament.
US intervention - we have our nose stuck everywhere, with disgusting greed, manipulation and avarice. That's politics, worldwide.
Donbass people: Who knows? Every question they answer is at gunpoint to a journalist approved by Russia.
Russia: a war of aggression, illegal elections and war crimes.
This is Russia's game book.
We like to think that it's because our ancestors were the types who said "I don't want to live like this, and I'm willing to risk everything to find a better life." It's in our DNA, we are blessed with many immigrants bearing the same freedom-seeking attitude.
We are facing the curse of fake news, corruption, and the leftist desire to institutionalize a woke ideology based on illogical theories directly opposed to traditional values, morals and common sense.
Have I EVER SAID ANY of the things in your list! If so, where?
There are always power struggles and nobody is innocent, everyone makes mistakes and there are much better ways to resolve disputes.
MY POINT: Russia was wrong to start a war of aggression against a sovereign state, they are clearly committing war crimes and they should get the hell OUT OF UKRAINE and stop murdering people.
Pretty simple, isn't it?
Great that @Johncdvorak is recommending Jacques Ellul’s “Propaganda”. Also applicable to what comes from Lubyanka.
@useless_idiot chances are it will only accelerate Putin's downfall. People in the west tend to look at the entire situation trough the prism of how shit works where they live and what they're used to, but Russia is a totally different world, which is something people don't seem to even suspect.
You might want to watch this and other videos from this dude. He knows stuff https://youtu.be/EmcOczjPwjk
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