So the Vote is happening right now designed to justify the Invasion of Crimea by the New Soviet.
And our Diplomats just can’t figure out what’s going on…
I believe the John Kerry types are genuinely perplexed.
Let’s look at it from The Secretary of State’s point of view:
Vladimir subscribes to the Right Ideology… we’re all on the same team here… we want the same things…
Vladimir even made a group of children sing the Internationale during the Olympics! It’s the Anthem for Someone’s Sake.
He has to know that Our Goal is One World where we all hold hands, Compromise on Everything and Share Stuff with Everyone while The Smart People like Us are in Charge… just like His!
So What’s Going on? We’re like Brothers! Why is he being So Mean? Invading places just looks so Bad! All You Have to Do is Aid Them in Voting Their way into Socialism! Why isn’t He Playing by the rules it took Us so long to set up?
Now Let’s take a look at it from Vlad’s point of View:
The Soviet Union has been made to feel bad about itself for long enough… and the People want to be Proud. The time is over for feigning regret over Communism when the rest of The World has fully embraced it, if not in name, in action. If I can make them Proud for reasons outside of Productivity and Creative Ambition, say something the Americans have done for years… something like… Ethnicity! Perfect. The People can be Proud to be Russians! I will make them feel that way and they will Follow Me. The World will Respect Russia, and the New Soviet, again with me at The Helm!
I will not make the Mistake my predecessors made. Since there is no Great War allowing expansion, I will take small bites and remain calm while the World does everything they can to avoid confrontation because they don’t really believe in the Freedom and Liberty they espouse during their speeches. Using the Ethnic Excuse will give me a pass because the rest of the World has abandoned the Individual and embraced the Balkanization of Humanity. Now that Socialism is the rule and not the exception I can legitimize “protecting” my Brothers and Sisters.
Once The World is accustomed to an Expanding Russia… and China… they will embrace the New Normal. The time for World Socialism is Now!
What can the Americans, British and the rest of Europe do about it? Seize our assets? Wasn’t it the American’s with their Occupy Movement that Demonized the 1%!? Who do they think they will be punishing by freezing foreign assets? The Proletariat? Of course not… and the Russian people will Cheer! Punish the Rich! They deserve it!
What’s humorous is Deep Down, down in a place where they can’t really admit it… The Current Political Leadership within the United States and Britain agree. They’re just upset because their standing in The World has diminished.
The only part I can’t quite figure out is Why the Shocked Face? The Standing of America has intentionally been reduced… Obama stated it as a goal when he came into power. If your going to concede power then you must assume other countries will step into the void.
Even my Brothers and Sisters in the United Nations understand this.
But I’ve never understood the Reasoning of Americans. It’s as if they think they’re Smarter than Everyone Else because they have Cell Phones… idiotii.
How Should We look at it?
Remove the dismayed look on your face when watching our Secretary of State and those surrounding him from the President on Down bumble, stumble and fumble their way through the Ukraine Crisis. They are faced with the Ultimate difficulty… they are trying to appear in opposition to an Action they happen to Agree with. They’re being Forced by those who voted for them to confront a Nation who is Doing Exactly what they’ve doing Domestically for Decades. The most obnoxious part of the Ukraine Invasion and Crimean take over by The New Soviet is The Current Administration cannot point to any aspect of Ideology which separates Them from Putin.
Until We Remember that American Exceptionalism is based on the Ideology of Individual Liberty and Freedom, Property Ownership and the Free-Market Capitalism that protects all three then We will be trying to condemn others for Distinctions in behavior that have no Difference.
Both Political Parties in The United States have abandoned the Individual. They have gone as far as removing the word from discussion.
That is Why We, The U.S., will Do Nothing of Substance in the Face of Soviet Expansion. We agree with it fundamentally. I take that back, we will start using the Label “Eastern Europe” again. And… stomping our feet.
So… We Will Do Nothing.
The wounds are deep in the rest of Europe… if genuine fear exists it exists in Germany, Moldova, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania… but they are watching us, the U.S., not honoring Treaties. They Realize they will be On their Own. With China promising to offer no threat to Russia’s plans, The New Soviet will be an imposing Foe for anyone within reach.
Vices as old as Time Itself. And they are at the foundation of Socialism in all it’s forms.
September 13th, 2014 at 8:18 am
This is perfect:
Vices as old as Time Itself. And they are at the foundation of Socialism in all it’s forms.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
One more remark. Socialism is supposed to be some brave, new evolutionary, “progressive” leap forward… it’s really the oldest governing system — a tiny élite governing a large population of equally miserable people — in the world.
It’s nothing but an oppressive (by definition — its belief fundamental tenets actually confiscate private property from the people) monarchy in all but the labels.
September 13th, 2014 at 8:12 am
Yep. You have perfectly described the American left. In my many decades spent studying the Soviet Union and Russia, I think you got Vlad on the nose too! Your prescription for our perception is perfect.
Well done. Well said.