Skip to comments.Putin's Orwellian theft of Crimea
Posted on 03/17/2014 2:06:07 PM PDT by elhombrelibre
The spectacle of Russia swallowing pieces of a neighboring country while claiming to defend its people would make George Orwell grimace with recognition. This weekend's charade, a "referendum" in which we're told more than 96% voted to join Russia, fits perfectly with the Orwellian narrative.
In this twilight zone of make-believe, Russian troops invade after removing the insignias from their uniforms and Putin explains, "You can go to a store and buy a uniform," claiming they are local "self-defense forces." Maybe Crimean shops also sell machine guns and armored personnel carriers. In this world of double-speak and misinformation, Moscow is manipulating the message, intimidating, twisting facts and lying -- the more absurd the propaganda the better.
My personal favorite is the branding of Crimea's independence push as the "Russian Spring." The most famous independence "spring" was the 1968 "Prague Spring," a push to expand freedoms in Czechoslovakia that was crushed by Soviet tanks. On second thought, maybe Ukrainians should embrace irony and call this charade a Russian Spring.
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After all, we’ve always been at war with Oceana.
I'd like to know the answer to that... myself!
I’m looking for the Potemkin cold war where Obama can ride in and save the day come early November.
CNN calling anything Orwellian is the pot calling the kettle black.
A perfect description of the Obama administration, CNN's object of love.
“CNN calling anything Orwellian is the pot calling the kettle black.”
The Crimeans should just claim they are Kosovars and they’ll be all set
Well the Tartars are Muzzies.
But the kettle doesn't hear the pot calling it black because, like everyone else, it doesn't watch CNN.
Maybe Obama and western Europe have panicked because if “Separatism” catches on, that would be a mortal threat to the international “Super State” they crave.
I rather like the idea of America splitting up along political and economic lines.
My apologies to Abe Lincoln.
I don't think wholesome country folks vs city slickers and other parasites has much to do with Lincoln's agenda.
On second thought, maybe it does....Republican vs RAT. Just like before.
Well...if you are a Crimean and thousands of well armed and well trained soldiers were already on your land, and have you surrounded what are going to do.
Now if your American that’s a different story, what you would do is immediately start kicking ass.
So? Most of the states in America stole your houses and land while you weren't looking, and they now pretend that you're the "property owner".
But be sure to pay The King's Rent twice a year, or they'll be by to kick you off THEIR property.
If Barry can steal America......
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. I wasn’t suggesting at all that she was an authority on all subjects.
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