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i see giant, methed-up, mentally ill pre-teenagers, playing with matches by a lake of fire, all cursed with such pitiful lives that WW$ seems like a welcome relief, an end to the soul-deep angst and misery that are the inevitable result of living with that kind of mental architecture.
they are disconnected, they are in great pain, and even greater denial, so will stoop readily to do whatever it takes to prove theirs is the correct way to see the world, if there were no reason for ww£, then dammit, invent one!
insecure powerfreaks, in the throes of their bloodlust.
your analogy of the divorce was particularly poignant, heart-rending in fact...
i remember falling in love with nureyev's dancing when i was a child, reading his story of escape to the west, remember thrilling to tolstoy, dr. zhivago...russia, even under its idiot, continent-threatening leadership, kruschev banging his shoe... russia....there was a big key to my, and i believe europe's, soul that resided in russia.
putin is the first leader who's too young to be of the cold warrior generation, and he wasn't megalomaniac, he really wanted, like i believe obama does for the usa, the best for his country, and to be liked by, and get along with the rest of the world.
and the west kept treating him like an idiot, not seeing the moment for what it was, a window of opportunity for rapprochement, thinking him naive.
chechnya sticks in my craw, but i suspect he's throwing meat to his own hardliners, like obama has also done, in order to stay on his perch.
along comes mr mild, medvedev, wagging his tail, telling us how he like western rock music, wanting to be pally. instead of inviting him to the picnic and sharing how we had a deep respect and love for russian culture with him...you know, basic civilisation 101, we fucking piss on his leg and tell him it's raining!
want peace with russia, st. ronnie waves a wand...be careful, now, you know what they say about getting what you want
anyway, you've become required reading for me here. please continue to surprise, educate and amuse us!
an acquired taste....
'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
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