You’re a sick man, Vova!
For us here at La Russophobe, the single most damning fact about the Russian people that anyone can point to is that they find Vladimir Zhirinovsky amusing, even sexy. That this is possible betrays all you need to know about the fundamental corruption, the vile and odious horror, that is Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky personifies the very worst that a Russian can be.
Ignorant, crude, violent, sloppy, horrifying, disgusting, vile and worthless, Zhirinovsky is an oozing pustule of slime on the buttocks of a corrupt, malignant jackass of a country. Naturally, Russians adore him, continually reelect him to the Duma and cover him with laurels, power and wealth.
But even by his standards, last week was a new low.
In what was perhaps Russia’s most disgraceful moment since the Russian Pope Kirill blamed the people of Haiti for bringing their earthquake on themselves, Zhirinovsky attempted to use the horrifying Japanese tsunami to attack the Japanese for daring to ask Russia to return their Kuril Islands to them and end World War II once and for all.
Babbling like a drunkard, one of Russia’s most powerful parliamentarians stated: “In this case we do not share any islands, we offer the way to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe.”
Cynics about the people of Russia though we may be, we never thought any of them, much less one of their most powerful leaders, could be capable of saying something so horrifyingly wicked and vicious. We are genuinely appalled and embarrassed for the Russians.
In his need to lash out at Japan, a far more successful nation by any metric, it a moment of weakness beyond its control, Zhirinovsky betrays himself as pathetically weak himself, craven and utterly without human compassion. He makes it seem as if a he leads a nation of crude apes.
Russia cannot defend its possession of the Kuril Islands. Russia does not need this territory, Japan desperately does. Russia already holds the largest territory on the planet, yet it is not satisfied and wants more — even though Russia is not close to having the resources to properly manage its territory, so that many are living in abject poverty and barbaric conditions that cannot be called civilization.
The world ought to see from Zhirinvosky’s statement, and in the utter failure of the people of Russia to condemn it, that Russia is a nation too uncivilized to be considered a partner of any progressive country, a dangerous rogue little different from Iraq or Libya or Iran.
It ought to take warning and respond accordingly.