Socialism does that to a culture. It’s not easy to recover from decades of institutionalized inhumanity.
Actually, I thought the USSR and communism was supposed to have cured the Russian psyche of this sort of attitude-—guess it was rooted pretty deeply. It was the same under the Czars, under the Politburo and now; must be genetic.
co-incidentally; I see the same sort of class-ism in the present day Liberals here.
while there are exceptions to every blanket statement, Russians show at best indifference or at worst, cruelty or contempt toward those they consider inferior. Racially. Socially. America, as a new society, is a true exception to much of the rest of the world. Although liberalism is infecting us with the euro mindset. And some liberal whackos like Ayers and Anita Dunn show their willingness to even tip off the edge toward admiring or even emulating those who would indifferently murder their philosophical and social opposites to rid their world of impure or inferior thought
Communism and socialism don't cause these traits, they serve the people who possess them