Skip to comments.Putin Has Been Good For Russia
Posted on 03/21/2014 6:43:40 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Theres not a lot to like about Vladimir Putin: hes autocratic, vain and runs a corrupt government. And he doesnt give a fig for human rights. The repression in Chechnya, the jailing of the businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the Pussy Riot protestors, the murders of journalist Anna Politkovskaya and of Alexander Litvinenko, the former spy all this happened on Putins watch. Who would not be on the side of the 100,000 people who turned out on Moscows streets last winter to protest against Putins election to a third term as president and to demand fair elections and an honest government? Russia would be better off without Putin who would argue otherwise?
As a matter of fact, millions would. Talk to many Russians and theyll tell you that life under Putin is vastly better than under Boris Yeltsin. Yeltsin let a handful of oligarchs hoover up Russias wealth while ordinary Russians were reduced to selling their possessions on the street. Putin, by contrast, has quelled the economic mayhem inflation is down, pensions have increased. Even more importantly he has restored Russias sense of self-worth crushing the Chechen revolt, refusing to play along with the West over Syria
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You are so arrogant and know so little. Solzhenitsyn loved the strengths of the West. That is why he made a point of visiting Senator Jesse Helms in person. Read his Harvard speech! Read Cancer Ward! To make a sweeping statement like Solzhenitsyn “dispised the West” is idiotic. He dispised the useful idiot version of the West.
Who are you trying to kid here ?
You are a Wacko Putin groupie .
Your post nothing but nut job Putin propaganda.
Putin is a blood thirsty monster , fool.
Solzhenitsyn despised what he saw the West becoming, decadent.
Putin defends Western Culture and Christianity:
video, 2 min 45 seconds
EVERY time I listen to Hollywood and the Dems they’re saying Christians are Nazis, devils, sick & disgusting people.
And I hear the opposite from Putin.
Gold state, I don’t know how old you are, but our memories our old nemesis differ greatly. I remember 100 divisions of combined arms aimed at the heart of Europe, and 13 warheads per mid sized city in the US. Russia is nothing close to the old cccp, and that is a good thing.
They are a paper tiger puffed up on artificially high oil prices. Had it not been for Obama/pelvis I and $10t in new debt binding our hands, this would be a joke.
The consumer materialism, the lack of faith, the breakdown of traditional values - all those where things that turned Solzhenitsyn off about the West. He thought its freedom was a double-edged sword. Yes the West stood up against the Soviet Union but that didn’t mean a free Russia was going to copy the West. And it hasn’t.
Teddy wasn’t a victim in d deficient poser. He was a combat leader, hunter, ranch hand, and us president.
A typical Russian supermarket today.
A Soviet grocery store in 1986.
In my youth, the USSR was on its deathbed with a succession of geriatric leaders. A younger Gorbachev could not stem its decline. And then it disappeared through a process that has no known historical precedent. Russia is a great power but is nowhere as powerful and feared as the Soviet Union was back in the day.
Yes, he did say, “The West suffers from the spiritual impotence that comes from a life of ease”. And I agree with that with certain caveats.
Alabama professor Forrest McDonald said of the World War II veterans who had often grown up under tough conditions that they wanted to make sure their kids had it better than they had. So according to McDonald, “they proceeded to raise the worst generation of spoiled brats” known up to that time.
Life is easier and better today for Russians than it was in the Soviet time.
Free markets and consumer choice work. Central planning and induced scarcity doesn’t.
The Soviet Union is never coming back again.
Russia has billionaires and gazillionaires.
And it has a 13% flat tax. You don’t have income redistribution.
True, I don't have income redistribution.
Yes, if not for being a long time poster, I would assume he was posting from the disinformation department of the Kremlin. He's been pimping Putin and selling absurd Russkie propaganda all over various threads for awhile now.
You know what? I think you make great points --I agree with you completely.
Anyone who says Russia is some paradise or not riven with corruption is fooling himself.
But if I'm hard on Putin's Russia, I should also take notice of the utterly foreign USA that I see emerging --scripted press conferences, rampant cronyism, SWAT tactics against Joe Six Pack, pandemic spying on utterly innocent people, and secretly widespread unemployment even as Wall Street hits unprecedented highs.
But those aren't the most glaring parts. There is more:
Our forefathers were unfeeling conquerors, America was founded on an inherently kleptocratic blueprint, we wish ill on the rest of the world, and Christianity is just intolerance of people not exactly like ourselves.
In view of such carefully-crafted, filthy self-hatred within our OWN GATES, how can I even take notice of Putin...?
When he speaks, I must advance the utterly bizarre claim that this KGB insect sounds more American THAN THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA.
Only if you're Russian Orthodox which, by the way, is run by a known snitch and KGB agent who was elected to the seat of Patriarch. (All of the candidates for the position of Patriarch were, in fact, traitors and KGB agents.) Baptist, Pentecostal, other churches, get bullied by government officials, have their churches vandalized, etc., until they are driven out. We've heard a little of this reported in Crimea with a Greek Catholic being kidnapped and then pinned with phony charges. (He owned body armor, which the Russkies claimed was illegal, even though there is no law against owning body armor.) Same tactic Putin uses against other organizations and individuals he does not like in Russia.
TKAE NOTICE OF PUTIN...please!
Putin is evil.
Even the citizens of Russia I know PERSONALLY HAVE no use for him!!!