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Putin and the rigged votes

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posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 12:08 PM
It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes." (Josef Stalin)

i'm aware it's not fully prove Stalin said this, but it makes you think regarding this situation.

posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 12:27 PM
What I have read. Putin's party won 30% of the vote. The Communists won 35%. One of the primary complaints of the Communists is that Putin is too wimpy in dealing with the West. Since Pakistan has cut off US supplies into Afghanistan, all our supplies go through Russia.
The US can expect a much tougher line from the Russians if the Communists are able to defeat Putin for the Russian Presidency.

posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 10:50 AM
Today, that idiot Putin had decided that he will NOT investigate any allegations of rigged votes, and will accept the results as is.

Not only that, he had rebuked and made off-handed remarks about the thousands of protestors in a rare russian display of anger over the rigging of votes as leaderless and rabble.

Unfortunately, he is the one who is stupid.

Any wise ruler or man would have realize the significance of that rare display of protest. It is not just democracy at work. It seems Putin knows nothing about democracy, and had assume those protests are merely voices that can be simply ignored, just like any other out of touch tyrant in the course of our current human civilisation.

First will often be the peaceful demostrations, by the thousands when a great error had been committed within society that needs to be change but was not. None wants to overthrow the system, but only to hold those whom had made those mistakes accountable, such as Putin's facist rule of playing to the corrupt mafia at the expense of the citizen's livelihood and opportunities, as well as his irresponsibilities on the world's stage such as Syria and the troubled border states. Otherwise, none would have brave the cold and discomfort to courageously make a stand.

When ignored, the second phase will be to hit it where it hurts - the economy, by disrupting it or simply laying down tools. A country is only as economically viable as the willingness of the people to sustain it. Russia had grown rich, not just by oil wealth alone, but the work of millions whom had made it possible.

The strikers have nothing to lose anyway, for there is no difference to work or not to work, for the low wages disappears once it meets inflation and will starve, with wealth not fairly distributed.

When the economy is disrupted, many more whom had chosed to hide, either out of fear or selfishness, will too have to make a stand, enlarging the protest turnout. At this point, the corrupted leaders would presume themselves able to withstand such a siege, for they have the money to tide it over, and may yet again, foolishly ignore the protests.

Then, that will only lead to the last and final stage whereby the guillotine will be rolled out.

May Putin be wise, or it will be upon his own head that he chosed that collision path to challenge the might of the People. Without the People, a ruler is nothing and stands alone, with only sycophants beside whom will discard him once he is of no use to them. The People had woken up, but it seems Putin is still in dreamland.
edit on 28-12-2011 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)

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