This is not about Putin but how Russians seem to massively support this complex-ridden little guy, and shows how far they’ve come: not very far, not yet!
I have met and observed a good number of Russian individuals and I still have to find one who’s truly free, smiling, generous, leaning back relaxed, self-confident. Everything about him tending to be defensive, neck sunk well into shoulders accompanied by some docile wife, respectful only of confrontation, expecting it, and when it doesn’t seem to be forthcoming, dishing it out himself: a big, sulking child.
For it is the only way he knows how to express himself, lacking any level of personal sophistication and growth. And therefore both continually suspicious and deeply unsure with the primitive way forward to block, aggress, and intimidate in the way that the State did to him for a millennium, all the while trying to suppress that irrational, contemporary fear in him.
Slavs still truly slaves to their past and their moral evolution still a century behind the free world despite the latter’s one-out-of-twenty dreadful anomaly of German Nazism, and despite their more recent, relative political and material progress.
For nobody has it in for them, they’re not under threat; they’ve been welcomed everywhere except there where they themselves abused for decades on end, with all the savagery available to them: those small, fearful nations begging to be protected by NATO, not the case of the USA ‘aggressing’ and ‘encircling’ a Russia typically paranoid.
I mean, we all understand an oppressive ruling entity constantly invoking the outside threat, as it helps keeping it in power. But this is not the 18th century, people ignorant, ensnared and scared. This is the 21st Century, millions of Russians travelling all over, having Internet access, foreign TV, above everything able to compare. Why on earth would they believe this crap? Are they this ignorant, still? And as a consequence Russian ‘diplomacy’ still gun-boat, tank and bomber oriented, mainly for domestic ‘pride’!?
Hence also my dictum that Nations and people continually needing to project supposed strength and superiority, in fact suffer from an adolescent sense of inferiority and dangerous not for what is in their hands, but for what is in their head.
And that before a Nation or a people can be truly free, individual independence must have taken place.
Which is not the case with the average Russian I know, still hanging on to Madre Patria ‘s embrace and suffering from a type of nostalgia reflecting the constant necessity for heroes far larger than himself.
In addition a Nation’s revolution or first break with the past, however significant, generally gets followed by and is subjected to a much shorter period of retrograde action before settling into a more permanent mode of free existence, the one step forward and two backwards syndrome, as seen with the time-scaled disappearance of old style dictatorships in places like Chili, Mexico, Tunisia, and now, still in the middle of it, Putin’s Russia.
And there’s nothing we can do, except try and contain the damage and hope the Russian people themselves will come around and display their personal independence and self-confidence.
The only question: which generation will step up to the plate believing in itself, rather than in some little guy, the Military and the Kremlin and the brooding yarns they spin? Filling their huge, insatiable pockets in the process!
It’s a modern affliction. When the cerebellum protrudes from the asshole and thinks of itself as beautiful. Identical to shamelessness, apparently there’s no cure but others walking away from it.
Whereupon these Taliban, Al Qaeda and Isis fun guys were having a party
and spontaneously sang and whistled:
Things will turn out for the best
Always look on the bright side of…. death
Yes, always look on the bright side of…. death
And their audience just died!
As a dyslexic monarchist I confirm that I am a great admirer of HRH The Dork of Yuke
One of these names is not a geographical reference!
Which one is it?
1 2 3 4
Hey it’s your damn birthday soon again, will you slow down please,
you’re going much too fast to my taste?!
Anyway, son, you’re a terrific human being and I hope you’ll have a long
and happy life on this earth.
Unlike me, always in doubt, like when people ask me about my four footer
and I have to figure out if they’re referring to my dog, the putt I made on
hole 14, or my dick.
Speaks for itself
The Palestinians complain that unless they attack, nothing happens for years,
nobody paying attention to them, and a sort of condescending and highly patronising,
Israeli occupying de facto colonialism sets in, for maybe 50 years or more.
And they are right. This seems to suit among others the Likud party, just fine.
So the Palestinians will attack and attack, even though they haven’t a hope in hell to
defeat an Israel screaming bloody murder, and never failing to grossly over-react.
To wit, 2000 Gaza civilian deaths and total obliteration of its structures over what
started as the idiotic, cruel murder of 3 of its teenagers by rogue Palestinian nationalists.
The added rockets also seem to do little, except to help Israel cry wolf.
All of which is provoking worldwide condemnation of Israel, and may lead to painful
isolation, and, believe it or not ultimately drive it towards a meaningful, not cosmetic,
peace effort leading to a free Palestinian State.
So don’t expect today’s fires to dwindle any time soon. And let’s see who the really smart ones are.
Apes cannot shoot down airplanes and have no names like Vladimir or Bashar, but are just as primitive, plus sulking, brooding, vindictive and finally… inferiority-complexed, attacking not out of immediate hunger but ultimately out of petty, irrational fear.