Russia, most Warlike of Nations
According to Australian think tank Vision of Humanity, only eight of 133 world nations surveyed are more warlike and less peaceful than Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
You read that right: Russia is in the bottom 10% of all world nations when ranked for peacefulness. The likes of Zimbabwe and North Korea are more peace-loving than Russia.
Last year, there were nine countries more warlike than Russia, so Russia’s position has gotten even worse over the course of the last year.
Today we offer an entire issue devoted to illustrating by various examples what a truly barbaric country Russia is. But you hardly need a wealth of evidence to understand that a country run by a proud, lifelong KGB spy is going to rely on brutal violence as its chief means of enacting policy. What other behavior would we expect from a man like Vladimir Putin who is rehabilitating Josef Stalin, the greatest mass-murderer of Russians in world history, and turning him into a national hero?
Still, VOH’s list of nations is truly shocking, a stunning new low for Putin’s Russia. It obliterates the ridiculous neo-Soviet lie that Russia somehow a peaceful nation which only defends itself from aggression. Across a wide range of criteria, VOH has shown Russia to be a fundamentally violent society, a danger to its neighbors and itself, more dangerous in fact that almost every other nation on the planet.
If Russia were a truly civilized country, it would react with shock and horror to its poor position on the VOH list. It would urgently seek reform, beginning with the ouster of its bloodthirsty KGB regime. But no such thing will happen in Russia, first of all because the KGB regime’s TV stations won’t report Russia’s shocking results and second because, even if they did,Russians would turn a blind eye just as they did during the times of Stalin. A Russian was far more likely to turn in his neighbors to Stalin’s secret police than to stand up for his neighbor’s rights, and that’s still true today.
And Russia’s VOH results are no anomaly. As we’ve demonstrated over and over again, Russia’s receives the same pathetic failing scores no matter what criteria are used for comparison, economic, social or political, and no matter what country is doing the studies. Russia’s score for life expectancy, as issued by the United Nations, is almost exactly the same as it’s score for violence in society.
The Russophile scum will, of course, do nothing but try to attack VOH as nothing but a group of “racists” or “Russophobes” and urge Russians to ignore the VOH results, the same tactic that was applied in Soviet times to maintain power and avoid reform. The result of failing to correct your problems, as any civilized person knows, is that they get worse, until they are bad enough to bring down the nation, exactly what happened in Soviet times. How can Russia, then, expect any other fate?