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Putin Talks Sense on Syria; US fears fascism in unrepentant Russian masculinity


Vladimir Putin - World Economic Forum Annual M...

Vladimir Putin – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009 (Photo credit: World Economic Forum)

In his statement on the BBC page below, Putin sounds like Socrates compared to our leaders and talking heads.  He also sounds Jeffersonian compared to the high handed way the US expects the rest of the world to look to it as an infallible moral compass.  What, we’re just supposed to take the White House’s word for it that Syria used gas?  The rest of the world, too?

Putin is constantly represented by media and leaders in the English speaking world as a proto-Mussolini.  If not allowing gay pride parades or political punk rock bands to trespass on church property is all it takes to make you fascist, maybe I should move to Russia.

I am in favor of limitations on power.  I guess that’s what makes me skeptical of the US’s right to continue to swagger around the globe like it invented civil liberties, when meanwhile the US media is a de facto ministry of truth filled with sycophantic dullards who, half the time, seem to think their job is to shape public opinion rather than report the news.  And what is worse they barely make any attempt to hide the self-congratulatory smirks with which they go about it.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23911461

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  1. Stuart V. Burt
    August 31, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Karl, you are on a roll

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