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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 09:31 AM

This is a must read.

It explains a lot:

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/12/false-romance-russia/603433/

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 09:39 AM

1. 👀 ✅

Looks good checking it out later

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 09:43 AM

2. Anything Applebaum writes should be read

She is an excellent writer

She knows alot about Russia. Her book “Gulag” is the best book Ive ever read

Thanks for posting

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 09:50 AM

3. Interesting article, I have been listening to the audiobook,

Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev.
I highly recommend it.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 12:59 PM

14. My husband read that book and he was impressed and distressed by what he read.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 01:00 PM

15. I understand completely.😳

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 09:54 AM

4. Very interesting, thanks for posting.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 09:57 AM

5. I saw this on other mixed boards in 16; Russia being the racist last bastion of white utopia

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 10:19 AM

6. Great article!

Much appreciate you sharing it, I would have missed it.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 11:43 AM

7. Excellent article. . . . nt

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 11:56 AM

8. American conservatives, in most need of this, will be the last to read this article. They are tuned

to dear leader only. "What you are seeing and what you are reading is not what is happening."

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Response to ancianita (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 12:11 PM

10. Well, truth isn't truth anymore and we now live in a post-truth era of

alternative facts.

It's an ugly world, and we need to turn it around.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 12:19 PM

11. We do. Word of mouth, social media, whatever works.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 05:30 PM

17. Chief Seattle was right back when he said that all things are bound together

and that we are but a thread. He was right then, and he is right now.

Thanks for your reply because I got to read the quote in your signature line.

We have to grow up and begin planning for a future based on human need rather than capitalistic greed. We must, in short, begin thinking of ourselves as a species.

When you consider the wisdom of Chief Seattle and the love for all life that produced that wisdom, and compare it with the backdrop of Trump and laissez faire capitalism, it makes us all look awfully small and mean spirited as a people, doesn't it?

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 07:48 PM

18. Indeed, you're right. We look much smaller apart from Nature rather than as a part of Nature.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 12:10 PM

9. Thanks for posting. This is a good article.

Putin has shown some real genius, but unfortunately he has applied it to tearing down instead of building up.

This nation has been under assault many years by the billionaire parasites who hated the New Deal and want to return us to laissez faire capitalism, the brutal system Dickens wrote about. Everything privatized, everything deregulated, and no social safety nets.

Putin saw these people, like Buchanan, and cleverly enlisted them.

I think we're fortunate the planned coup happened prematurely, before our system was rotted enough.

We have a real chance here to get our republic back. We'll see if we're smart enough to do that. If not, God help us.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 12:20 PM

12. This was a topic of discussion...

on Morning Joe today. Most have heard this before, most DEMOCRATS, anyway, but it's nice to see it all laid out together. Imagine that: republicans sucking up to a Russian dictatorial regime because it reminds them of some idyllic false narrative about what America used to be like in their effed up memories. This is racism, sexism, and xenophobia personified.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 12:46 PM

13. Yes please, everyone read the article

 

It is time well spent.

Raven, thank you very much for posting it.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 03:38 PM

16. that was an excellent article. Thanks! nt

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