Skip to comments.Russia, Putin, Ukraine: Some Background
Posted on 03/18/2014 9:10:05 PM PDT by varmintman
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Putin may very well have started out as a believe in Communism and the Soviet Union, but I see more someone who came to appreciate the writings of Solzhenitsyn.
Contrast with Soviet days, Solzhenitsyn is now required reading in Russian schools....and Solzhenitsyn tried to warn the West, that it was facing destruction from their decadence if they didn’t change their ways.
enough is enough
just sign up for obamacare and vote democrat STRAIGHT ticket with a gay heart
The gay ideology is now the ideology of the U.S. Kerry and Biden thought the Soviets were just peachy. Now they don’t.
A good summary of Russian history. Russians have a sense of having their own civilization, which doesn’t owe anything to any one else. While Russia has emerged from Communism in reasonably good shape - perestroika is a process that will take decades to complete. Dismantling the totalitarian system was the easy part but building a modern, humane and civilized society is very difficult.
Middle class Russians want a society with European values and having the kind of life people in the West have with the freedoms that go along with it. But other Russians fear too fast change and these people are Putin supporters. Its the typical divide between well-educated urban people and working class people in the small towns and countryside.
There are two Russias and while they both agree on Crimea there is hardly a consensus between them on anything else. And with a corrupt and inefficient political system, its remarkable that anything at all actually gets done. And reforming this system is an uphill undertaking. Putin’s policies have not really addressed where Russia needs to go in the future.
Kerry should do well negotiating with Russia, seeing as how he know “Jengus” Khan so well. And he has personal experience with cutting off ears and wiring up genitals and such. Also pushes the joys of abortion and gay marriage. That’s a resume that’ll impress the hell out of Putin.
The thing is, Putin knows he has to walk a fine line between those distinct two groups of Russians.
If Putin allowed Ukraine to go completely independent and take Crimea with it, Putin would have been run out of Moscow.
Ooops you forgot Stalin.
In October 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution gave birth to the deadliest ideology in history - Communism. In less than 100 years, Communism has claimed more than 100 million victims.
A free people cannot afford to forget the evils and the costs of Communism. We must no allow the atrocities of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, and Castro to fade into the background of history. We must not forget the trail of blood and tears this utopian deception has left behind. How:
The Bolsheviks murdered their way into power...
Lenin destroyed hundreds of thousands of Cossacks...
The Kremlin starved to death more than six million in Ukraine...
Mao murdered tens of millions of Chinese peasants during his "Great Leap Forward"...
Ho Chi Minh sent 850,000 Vietnamese to their graves in "education camps"...
Castro buried dissenters in the infamous Isle of Pines...
The student voices of freedom were silenced at Tiananmen Square in Beijing...
The former hate his guts and creating a middle class is not what you want to do when you’re an autocrat.
Putin gets most of his support from small town and rural Russia.
Putin started out a liberal and fell back on Russian nationalism because that was the most effective means of mobilizing support for him and his policies.
But should the economy turn south, the mass street protests could reignite and his days in power could be numbered.
Ooops poster forgot this.
Ukraine existed before Russia.
That is just a fact.
Kiev was never Russian.
It is like saying the United States existed before England.
And London is an American State or City.
The differences between Russian and Ukrainian are the differences between Spanish and Italian.
Other than this temporary small echo baby boom Russia is in population decline. Russian is as dead as Portuguese.
That is some serious ball washing.
Even for a Putinista.
That’s just it, people want to think he’s Hitler, when in reality his grip on power is much more tenuous than most people realize.
In fact, one could look at this as similar to Galtieri invading the Falklands, sure temporarily it caused all Argies to rally around him, and even if the Argies prevailed, eventually the novelty would wear off when the economy raised its ugly head.
IMHO, Putin is just applying the Russian version of the Monroe Doctrine. If I'm right, then Putin is a Russian James Monroe.
But suppose Putin later on sees the Baltic states as a threat, when there is no threat. And then suppose Putin decides to absorb the Baltic states back into Russia. Then Putin is a Russian Napoleon or a Russian Hitler (take your pick).
Time will tell.
Of course, Putin doesn’t have to deal with a Thatcher, like Galtieri did.
Impressive post! Thanks for writing it. I learned a lot.
I believe starting the 70s gays began an concerted effort to infiltrate the most important institutions, media, political, and education. And we were asleep at the switch until it was too late.
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