|Cold War Mark II
||[Mar. 23rd, 2018|09:11 am]
We used to hate the Russians because they were godless commies. The Soviet Union collapsed and the country is now a kleptocracy- which is about as far from communism as you can get- and we still hate the Russians. Hard to please, ain't we!|
I reckon we hate them out of habit.
2018-03-23 09:40 am (UTC)
As far as governments are concerned, I'm fast seeing the US overtaking the hate score of Russia in my mind....
I can't say I'm that fond of any government....
Actually, it has nothing to do with the political system. We hates them because they are tricksy and always trying to undermine us. The Great Game has been going on for a very long time.
If only it were just a game....
My concern is that we're being encouraged to hate them as a ploy to get the country to unite in its hatred in order to heal the divisions caused by Brexit.
I think something like that is going on.
And I don't take anything that comes from government at face value.
No, it's because they've gone very quickly from a left wing totalitarian state to a right wing totalitarian state. Simples.
But we're very fond of some totalitarian states- China for instance and Saudi Arabia.
Well, all too often Western societies needed a scapegoat to blame it for all their own sins which they weren't willing to improve on.
Seemingly, Russian is a type of scapegoat which Western society can always rely on because they made this image go down so much into peoples' mindsets that only the keen come to doubt this and keep asking questions why all do think the same in this point for no particular reason.
Newspaper cartoonists continue to mark their Russian characters with the red star- as if they were still dealing with the USSR. Russia has moved on but the West seems reluctant to. As you say, Russia is a convenient scapegoat- a convenient bogeyman- and we're still visualising it as the nation it was fifty years ago.
And then all people in the West want to talk about "do not habor any prejudice against certain groups of people, that's hillybilly mentality!"...