a reply to: Brotherman
I knew what you meant, but I am telling you, they do not care what their actions look like. They do not care what the west think, what our media says
about them, how the Russian government appears to our press, or our people, or anyone else for that matter. They have propaganda for that. Their
actual activities and how they look, do not, never have and never will concern the Russian government one bit. In this they are identical in
methodology to the USA, the UK, and others, in that they are more than aware that they only have to apply the thinnest veneer or pretence of
righteousness, in order to fool more than seventy percent of people into accepting their nonsense, in order to have relatively smooth sailing.
The USA and UK governments do not care that I know that they were complicit in the creation of ISIS, and the organisations which gave birth to it on
the ground. The US government does not care that I know that its aircraft were responsible for assaulting a Medicins Sans Frontiers hospital, and
using their heavy rapid fire weapons to gun down people fleeing the building, not to mention gutting the building and the doctors, nurses, and
patients inside the hospital without mercy. The UK government does not care that I know that former PM Tony Blair is a war criminal, or that our
government is hell bent on destroying our rights, allegedly to protect us, albeit from a threat they helped create in the first place.
None of what I know matters, because it changes nothing. Russia, of all the world powers, plasters the thinnest of veneers about its business,
because they know that the governments of the rest of the world are actually no better or worse than they are, no more honest, or more prone to
obfuscation, but where as our governments care how they look, the Russian government only cares about what they can get away with. They require no
perceived moral high ground, they desire no plausible deniability, because they do not require the consent of their people, or to be favourably looked
upon by the UN, NATO, or any of the other bodies involved in geopolitical matters.
The government of Russia has one key difference which separates it from the governments of the West, and that is that they do not value the
appearance of legitimacy, of public consent or approval in their own nation, or anywhere else. They do not rely on favourable relations with other
nations because they operate by way of pure power playing, where as their counterparts in other nations have to appear as if they are answerable to
their populations. That is not the case in Russia. All a Russian government has to do to win approval at home, is be bloody terrifying as all hell,
both overtly, and covertly, to swing its weight around without care for what is crushed beneath its vast bulk, and that is all they have to do to keep
Not so in the West. In the west, the pretence of democracy is an important lie to those living here, many of whom cling to it as if it were driftwood
in a flood, despite the fact that it has no substance to it, that it is notional, not a real thing manifest in a real world, but a subterfuge created
to allow for our peaceful consent to be controlled. Russian government needs no significant obfuscation of its aims, no significant veneer in order to
keep itself safe from the consequence of its operations. It has manpower and military might which are MORE than capable of deterring anyone from
ACTUALLY taking them to task for whatever they might do which displeases others in the international community, and so I say again, whether it is at
home, or abroad, its government simply do not care what their operations look like, what they are found to be involved in, or how things appear to
outsiders or citizens of their own nation alike.
It is of zero concern to them.