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Russia: bringing Democrats & Republicans together!

22 Feb

Quote of the Day:

It’s sort of funny, the ONE thing Democrats and Republicans have in common is hating on Russia, albeit for different reasons. The Democrats hate Russia, because she’s staying firm in her Christian and traditionalists beliefs in an ever growing sinful world, while the Republicans hate Russia, because they can’t get over the Cold War and open their eyes to the fact Russia isn’t an evil Communist empire anymore.

Like I’ve said before; Russia is now the Christian nation, whilst the U.S. is the evil empire.

– Logan Smith

Indeed

For the next great heresy in going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality. And it is coming, not from a few Socialists surviving from the Fabian Society, but from the living exultant energy of the rich resolved to enjoy themselves at last, with neither Popery nor Puritanism nor Socialism to hold them back … The madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow, but much more in Manhattan.

– G.K. Chesterton, 1926

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15 responses to “Russia: bringing Democrats & Republicans together!

  1. C. Y. Chen

    February 22, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Republicans just follow the Democrat lead, except they’re about 10-15 years behind. Russophobia is an endemic component of all English-language discourse.

     
  2. Will S.

    February 22, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Is this just a hangover from the Cold War, or is it something else at work here?

    And are other Anglophones really as spooked about Russians as Americans are? I’m not so sure; certainly, I don’t think most of my fellow Canadians are.

     
  3. Eric

    February 22, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Will:
    I think the dynamic going on here is that, for too long, Americans have been dumbed-down and accepted political correctness. With traditionalist Russia in the spotlight, people are starting to contrast the two societies. The American Left and Right both hate Russia because Russia’s strength highlights America’s weaknesses.

     
  4. Gerry T. Neal

    February 22, 2014 at 12:21 am

    I think any comments I might have on this were already made in my last essay.

     
  5. Will S.

    February 22, 2014 at 12:25 am

    @ Eric: Agreed.

    @ Gerry T. Neal: Absolutely!

     
  6. deLaune

    February 23, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Will, most estadounidenses* don’t care about Russia one way or the other. But…

    When a country’s subjects (a.k.a. citizens) start to notice that “their” government is doing a lousy job, the rulers must find a way to distract the people. An external enemy, even an invented one, works well. For twenty years USA.gov tried to convince us that terrorists would kill us all in our sleep. But, even with FBI encouragement, the terrorists have fallen down on the job.

    So, the media lap-dogs are floating two new possibilities, Russia and China. They’ll do polls and focus groups to see which “nemesis” is scarier to unitedstatesians**.

    *Estadounidense: Loan word from Latin American Spanish. Pronounced es-ta-doe-oon-ee-den-say. Emphasis on the second and penultimate syllables.
    **Unitedstatesian: English version of Estadounidense

     
  7. Will S.

    February 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Guess the previous enemy tryouts were kinda inconclusive. 😉

    Oh, the challenges of being an unacknowledged imperial power!

     
  8. deLaune

    February 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    The Onion: is it satire or investigative journalism? It’s hard to tell any more.

     
  9. Will S.

    February 23, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Indeed.

     
  10. Chris

    February 24, 2014 at 12:02 am

    That image needs to be recycled…. so apt.

     
  11. Will S.

    February 24, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I don’t own it; go ahead!

     

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