OK, you’ve defended Putin and his left-wing policies (and actions) in two separate posts, trying to call up down and left-wing as right, and nationalizing business as making sense. I am not buying it.
And as for Putin’s relations with the EU, whether good or bad, think of it as a return to Molotov-Ribbentrop.
Ok, that molotov thing threw me. But please explain what i said that was factually incorrect? yes, he nationalized their oilfilds. In England, the crown owns all oil gas and coal. Is that incorrect?
He has promoted Christianity at every turn when he has the chance. I suppose it could be some Byzantine plot to trick us all. But at some point,, every action seems to back upwhat he says about promoting Orthodoxy. He pushes it into Russian life when it was there before 1917. Is that incorrect?
He has been strictly opposed to homosexuality. Gay parades are banned in moscow for 100 years. In ST Petersburg you can be arrested for promoting homosexuality. Is that incorrect?
He has opposed Soros, and fiat currencies.
The national tax rate is 13% no deductions or filing.Is this incorrect?
Just because it feels wrong, it always isnt. It’s really ok to think. I know it’s great loss that we aren’t arrayed across the Fulda Gap anymore. But to them, it’s mystifying that we are stuck in the 80s when it comes to dealing with them.
Im not sure what left wing policies you are referring to. But as you are also worried that fewer than 10 Cossacks are about to oppress the innocents in Moscow, whew,,,
And i know you may not realize. but almost every nation on earth owns all the oil and gas rights. The USA is very rare in that private landowners can own the rights.
Pretty much unheard of anywhere else. Thats why even nutty England on global warming, still drills all they can. It goes to their pocketbook. While an American model would be awesome there, it’s pretty hypocritical to hammer him for it, and let most every other nation on earth do it without comment.
Anyway, this thread was about Cossacks kicking drunks and troublemakers out of the rail station. Sounds pretty good to me.