Medvedev the Broken Record
In our lead editorial today we comment on a fact that would be hilarious if it were not so horrifyingly tragic, namely the Kremlin’s claim that poverty is falling in Russia. It’s not the only such instance we can point to. In fact, in Russia these days, virtually every new development falls into this category.
Take for instance the farcical utterances of so-called “president” Dima Medvedev days ago, when he roared that the army of terrorists that has been besieging Russia north to south, east to west, must immediately “surrender or be destroyed.” We would laugh openly at the utterly nonsensical pronouncements of this ridiculous, ignorant, dishonest little man if it were not for the fact that we know so many Russians will surely suffer and perish as a result of his stupidity.
Does this pathetic mouse remember at all how his overlord Vladimir Putin has been repeating this absurd mantra over and over and over again, ad nauseam, for years now? Does he really not see how completely vacuous this statement has become, not comprehend that the terrorists are winning, are laughing at him, are setting the Caucasus region aflame?
Does he really the people of Russia are such empty-headed, craven sheep that they might take such statements seriously, and ignore the reality they see all around them every day? Is he really able to fancy himself some sort of warrior, an intimidating superman who can cause terrorist to cower in their toilets just with a withering stare?
It’s possible. It’s possible that Russia’s government is just that unhinged, that completely disconnected from reality, just as the government was in Soviet times. This government gets no more public criticism, and has no more accountability to voters, than did the Soviet predecessor, and therefore it is not surprising that it is just as deranged, and just as big a failure.