Ben-Jammin wrote:In regards to what stubby said, yeah that could be true, but from what I can tell Russia isn't the Soviet Union anymore, and hasn't been for nearly twenty years.
Maybe you should look into Putin's organization a little more closely. Russia hasn't been the USSR for twenty years, but Putin never stopped. He's old-school KGB and when he took power he brought his whole organization in with him. If by "western ideas" you mean things like political freedom or free speech or economic freedom, then... nope. Pretty much the opposite of those. Time to do some research.
Well what about that (admittedly short) period of time when he wasn't president and there was Medvedev or before Putin was in office and it was Yeltsin or whoever? Granted, Yeltsin probably had a lot on his plate at the time of his presidency, and Medvedev wasn't in there very long in comparison to Putin. Again, I can't say for sure; perhaps when it comes to determining the "goodness" of Russia then people compare the current government to that of the worst in its history, in this case that may be the Stalin regime.
To be more specific though, what exactly is the organization that Putin controls that you keep referring to? I know he's an ex-KGB officer, but the KGB was dissolved with the collapse of the Soviet Union itself. Is there some current "propaganda department" or some such group in the current Russian Federation? Or is it just him and a bunch of old KGB goons banding together to promote old Soviet ways?
samuelzz10 wrote: Ben-Jammin wrote:
samuelzz10 wrote:and blame it on Obama
Except that its not just
Obama. As far as I'm concerned, both he and practically all of Congress are full of shit. Yeah, I might share more conservative values than liberal ones, but that honestly isn't the issue here. What is the issue is that both of them are fucking us over and need to be removed! Republi-can't, Democrap, whatever, all they care about is making their wallets bigger at the expense of the people. Not trying to sound like Comrade Communism here, but still, that's just my two cents.
OK, well I don't see why the government shouldn't be looking for money, judging by the fact we are millions of dollars in debt.
Well politicians are meant to be public servants (at least so I've been told), and honestly they shouldn't even really have a paycheck. Sure, I think they should be fed, sheltered, and clothed, but they should also have another job other than being a career politician. That is the problem. They are meant to serve us, not the other way around. Personally I look at a lot of them and can't help but notice that they think of themselves as being better than the rest of the populace for some reason, or that they are more concerned with a single individual group rather than the desires of the nation as a whole. This case in Syria is just one example. Over 75% of the U.S. population believe that we should stay out of it, and yet the senators and the president up in D.C. think we should go there anyway? They want to go to a war we aren't really involved in and risk not only going to war with Russia but also spending even more money we don't have? Sounds like bullshit to me.