…how many people out there in the Western world actually support the anti-Russia rhetorics that seems to be the “thing” in the US government; and how many US citizens actually support those election campaign statements that seem to consist of the “The US should (more like “must”) be the world leader in everything, which means every other country poses great danger” WTH.
I mean… who the hell cares if the country they live in is “dominant” in the world?? Is it anyhow important?? Isn’t it more important that the country you live in does its best to ensure the prosperity of every citizen of it, and collaborates peacefully with other countries in order to create a better future for the whole planet Earth?
I’m not saying that our local Russian politicians are anyhow better than those in the US or elsewhere in the world (they’re all the same), but their election campaigns seem to sound more like what I just wrote above. Nope, they hardly ever deliver, but again, politicians never do. But ours seem to prefer a more “humane” style of lying.
The only field in which competition between countries is exciting is sports, if you ask me.
And even though I strongly disapprove of any lifestyle/ideology/regime that holds onto “traditional values” whatever this might entail (since most of the time those “values” really mean promoting hate and curbing scientific progress, all in the name of some mythical ideal) – I do not believe that a Darth Vader approach could ever work.
You cannot force anyone into “democracy” or “human rights” acting from the outside, or using techniques better suited for planning subversive operations than actually educating a “less civilized” society. Hint: do you really think homophobia disappeared from Ukraine at once? Or the US, for that matter? Or is there a single country in the world that has already achieved true gender equality in the workplace? See, I’m not even asking for anything as exotic as eliminating the concept of gender at all, or legally recognising polyamorous relationships, or promoting asexuality awareness… I’m talking about the “staple” human rights issues.
PS In case your news programs only repeat the same things about “pro-Assad-only Russia” over and over again – check this out, and it’s not even an RT post: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/15/middleeast/syria-isis-frontline-hama/
Russia HAS TO fight ISIS. It’s there to get us first. Half of Russia is Islamic.