Those who live in the shadow of tyrants see them more clearly than foreign apologists. By Flat White.
Living like an anointed Tsar with communist characteristics in his palace, Putin has forgotten that liberated USSR nations don’t want to ‘come home’ and the world — terrified of another second-world-war-Russian-predator (this time on the arm of China instead of Germany) — is prepared to defend the Ukraine line in the sand. As for the ‘elections’ held in occupied territories, the UN is unlikely to accept the result of votes conducted at gunpoint in regions whose populations have deserted or been left as murdered bodies on the streets.
By and large, European nations are perplexed and angry with pro-Russian sentiment coming out of distant Western democracies such as Australia and America who see the ex-KGB operative as some kind of defender of the conservative faith or figurehead for the anti-Woke movement. The nostalgic fiction of Russia is nothing like the violent aggressor that keeps Europe awake at night. It’s the same kind of thinking that allows our UK counterparts to view China as a passive economic entity rather than the dangerous Pacific coloniser that it really is.
Those who live in the shadow of tyrants see them more clearly than foreign apologists.
Eventually, everyone will be given a good look at the leadership of Russia and China — just as the press and celebrity class last century eventually realised that their obsession with Hitler and Lenin was severely misguided.