Exposing Russian Hate
We report today on the horrifying case of Tang Quoc Binh, just the latest in a long string of barbaric lynchings that are sweeping Vladimir Putin’s Russia. We condemn not only the apelike clan of race murderers themselves but also those who fail to take any action to stop or even protest their crimes, and this includes the Russian government and the vast majority of Russia’s cowardly, craven, silent denizens.
An article last week in a West Virginia newspaper called The Journalrecounted how local resident Marina Yax was organizing a festival of Russian culture at the county library. Russia food was prepared, lectures on Russian culture were given, Russian crafts were for sale and there were presentations by various residents of Russian extraction regarding their family members and their history.
One presenter stated: “I think there is a little bit of a misunderstanding about Russia. There are similarities between the cultures in Russia and the U.S., and we have more in common than we think.”
Unfortunately, as with most things involving Russia, this well-intentioned exercise was tragically and fatally flawed. In fact, it should be counted as being among the best evidence there is of just how very different from Americans Russians really are.
That’s because, of course, there are no such festivals of American culture taking place in obscure Russian regions to prove to Russians that their own “misunderstandings” are false. Not only that, there are no reports in the Russian press about how open-minded Americans are studying and learning about Russian culture from Russians. Instead, government-controlled media only tells Russians that Americans are ignorant and aggressive monkeys who know nothing and care less about Russian culture.
In fact, of course, it’s the Russians who are the apes. Take this quote from the article for instance:
Vlada Cook, a native of Ukraine, was also at the festival and said she enjoyed all aspects of the festival, including the opportunity to meet new friends. “I am happy they can communicate and learn more about the Russian culture and language,” she said.
Just try to find a Russian who would believe that such a quote appears in a regular American newspaper. Then try to find such a quote from a comparable Russian publication.
The plain facts are that America is doing much to understand Russians, and Russians are doing nothing at all by way of reciprocation. Benighted by state-owned media and education establishments, Russians know far less about what America really is than Americans, who admittedly should know more, do about Russia.
Russia, as a result, is a seething cauldron of horrifically ignorant xenophobia which routinely manifests itself in outright lynchings of those foreigners who are easiest to identify. America is a relative paradise of diversity and tolerance, and for Russians to behave or suggest otherwise only goes how very far they must travel to reach the light of civilization.
The Russians are currently heading AWAY from the light of civilisation at a great rate of knots.
Yeah, I heard about Tang Quoc Binh. Horrible incident. Almost comparable to the family man who was murdered on Christmas Day less than a mile from my house. Situations like Tang’ s murder as I’ve said before is one of the “freedoms” blessed upon Russia after 1991. It was at this time when foreign students noticed the drastic change in the atmosphere, going from honored guests to becoming hated filth as one Ethiopian Moscow resident put it once. But if anything, I’d have to compare Russia’s race situation to what was in the USA throughout much of the Cold War.
“Just try to find a Russian who would believe that such a quote appears in a regular American newspaper. Then try to find such a quote from a comparable Russian publication.”
Maybe you weren’t reading American newspapers when the U.S began showering Afghanistan and later Iraq with bombs, and “liberation”. They were full of them.
“Not only that, there are no reports in the Russian press about how open-minded Americans are studying and learning about Russian culture from Russians.”
I wouldn’t go that far. I’ve met many Americans who think Russia and Germany are the one and same country, some of them teachers. I’m not exagerating either. Most Americans don’t know squat about Russian culture, or any other for that matter.
“I’ve met many Americans who think Russia and Germany are the one and same country, some of them teachers. I’m not exagerating either. ”
In America, such people mocked as rubes. Their ignorance is acknowledged with shame by other Americans, who apologize to foreign visitors on their behalf.
In Russia, such people are lauded as patriots. Their ignorance is denied by other Russians, who (without irony) will attack any foreigner who even acknowledges, must less criticizes, Russian xenophobia.
Well said Jake.
Unfortunately Tower Bolshevik seems to think the Soviet Union & todays Neo-Sov/Neo-Fascist Russia is a paradise.
As he lives in Califorinia, I vote we all pay for his emmigration to the promised land of Putin.
Tell me TB, if Putins Russia is so great, why are you living in California, go east young man, go east.
The US certainly has its blemishes, but they are rather small in size and number when compared with those of Russia’s.
Russia has lived under ruthless dictatorships and military rule for 100 years. It is not going to be easy to rid themselves of that inclination nor all the ill effects it has produced.
Maybe this time around, impatience will lead to a revolt: progress.
The only people TB seems to be acquinted with are either morons or cowards, birds of a feather flock together.
” We condemn not only the apelike clan of race murderers themselves but also those who fail to take any action to stop or even protest their crimes, and this includes the Russian government and the vast majority of Russia’s cowardly, craven, silent denizens.”
Are you willing to hold Americans to the same standard?
If a hate crime happens in America, it gets prosecuted, and most likely many people from the community will hold a protest and/or mourning. But many more will stay home. Do the people who stay home count as “cowardly, craven, silent denizens”? What about people who live far away from the incident?
If it is your belief that when a gruesome crime occurs, all of a nation’s people, without exception, must actively stop what they’re doing and actively do something to condemn it, or else they are “cowardly, craven, silent denizens,” it should apply to every country.
If that is not your belief, then please explain your standard for judging entire populations.
LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:
Please don’t try to change the subject. This blog is about Russia, not America. Or must Russia now elect a black president opposed to everything Putin has ever done or said?
Imbecile. You defile our blog with your skeevy presence. Begone.
Oh, wait, I slightly misread your first paragraph. It says “the vast majority of Russia’s cowardly, craven, silent denizens.” Which would mean that either all of the population are “cowardly, craven, silent denizens” or that most are, and among them are some who do condemn this hate crime. Either way, it appears that one can indeed condemn a hate crime and still be a cowardly, craven, silent denizen.
So, given that, what percentage of the Russian population qualifies by your standard as cowardly, craven, silent denizens? Secondly, how does one elevate oneself out of such a judgement?
LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:
Joining or contributing money to Oleg Kozlovsky’s Oborona organization would be a good start.
Of course this blog is about Russia, I’m not questioning that. I’m just asking if you hold the populations of the rest of the world’s nations to the same standards as you hold Russia’s.
For example: lets say a Canadian blog called “La Americaphobe” denounces Americans as “cowardly, craven, silent denizens” because the majority continue to go about their business after a hate crime occurs. Would you object to that assessment? According to the standard to which you hold Russia, we should not. If I am mistaken, please tell me why.
-Skeevy, Blockheaded Imbecile