People don’t like their long held views challenged, no matter how weak or irrational. The MSM has shaped every American’s perspectives and views, no matter how they deny it. Where do we get our news? Therefore: Russian leader = Communist, fascism (however it’s defined) = bad, gummint helping the poor = good, and other similar simplification.
The figure of Putin, whoever he might be now or has been (and sorry, but no one here is presenting any knowledge about the man outside the usual superficial crap from the MSM, and no knowledge of how the Russian system of government works, everyone assuming that it is a dictatorship or that it is structured and works, or is supposed to work, like the US government) is challenging these silly brain orthodoxies. I only know that we don’t know. We don’t know enough, so spare me parroting these lines you’ve heard from MSM, ape!
That’s the second time in as many days that I’ve seen you play the “MSM” angle here. Are you suggesting that FReepers are unable to find news on their own?