Russian Drivers are Undisciplined and Criminally Careless
Russian drivers are undisciplined and criminally careless. As a result, they are inflicting barbaric homicidal damage on their country which can be found no place else in the civilized world. There is no domestic movement to make the roads safer, no capacity of local government to address the issue, so the national leader has no choice but to police the nation’s roads himself.
Now just hold your horses! Before you go accusing us of “racism” against Russians, those aren’t our words. They are the words of an entirely different Russophobe, by the name of Dima Medvedev, who just happens to be the so-called “president” of Russia himself.
Russians are “undisciplined and criminally careless” according to “President” Medevev. Now, we have a question: Mr. Medvedev, if you agree Russians are “undisciplined and criminally careless” in regard to their driving, isn’t it possible they act that way in regard to other activities as well. Like, just for instance, electing the president of Russia?
By what logic would anyone dare to claim that Russian have in a disciplined, careful manner when voting and then magically become undisciplined and careless — criminally careless — when they get behind the wheel? Couldn’t they be committing more “blatant acts of crime,” as you yourself have called them, when voting?
And how about when deciding whether to support military actions, such as the buzzing of American coastlines with nuclear bombers or the invasion of Georgia or the cyberattacks on Estonia? Couldn’t these decisions also be rendered in a “criminally careless” manner?
There’s also the people’s response to opinion polls to be considered. Couldn’t those be undisciplined and wrong as well? When Russians suggest they love Vladimir Putin and his sweeping neo-Soviet crackdown on civil society, might they not be just as wrong as they are when the brutally mow down innocent children on the roadway?
We think so. We think, in other words, that Mr. Medvedev ought to broaden his perspective, and also take a look in the mirror.