Russians, Facing Extinction
According to the Russian government’s own propaganda network, RIA Novosti, in 2009 200,00 more people perished in Russia than were born. If that’s what the Kremlin is willing to admit, just imagine the true horror of the real facts.
The average age a Russian person lives is just 65.5 years. This means that average Russian person would get to enjoy just six months of pension and retirement if he left the workforce at the age considered “normal” in the United States. This average lifespan ranks Russia a shocking #137 among all world nations when compared for life expectancy, behind Bolivia, North Korea and Belarus. Georgia, viewed by Russians as inferior civilization Russia is supposed to conquer and rule, ranks #108. Ukraine is #123. The USA is #38. An average American lives thirteen years — that’s right, thirteen years — longer than an average Russian.
That means you need six Russian lives to add up to five American ones. Is there a single fact that says more about the nature of modern Russia? We don’t think so.
We think this fact alone disqualifies Vladimir Putin from consideration as a credible world leader. Instead of focusing his every waking minute and every once of precious national resources on this absolute emergency, Putin has chosen to spend years and billions of dollars building nuclear weapons and seeking confrontation with the West. He has invaded Georgia, annexed Ossetia, liquidated Politkovskaya, wiped out opposition parties and media and sought to revive the cult of Stalin. Meanwhile, he has neglected the most urgent needs of the people of Russia.
Yet they have not called him to account. While the USA has changed from Democrats (Bill Clinton) to Republicans (George Bush) and back again, Russia has maintained an absolute status quo. Putin has not been required to participate in political debates, and he has not faced a serious challenge from any rival during his so-called “elections.” This is irresponsible citizenship, and #137 is the price the people of Russia will continue to pay for it until they wake from their craven slumber or destroy themselves utterly.