Putin: US is “Dictatorship in International Affairs”

Vladimir PutinRussian president Vladimir Putin issued a scathing rebuke to America’s foreign policy, saying that “even when dictatorship is beautifully gift-wrapped in pseudo-democratic phraseology, it has never been capable of resolving systemic problems. On the contrary, it can only make them worse.”

You know, if the only rebuttal to this is along the lines of it takes one to know one, then we got problems folks.

I wonder how it must have felt to be a 1930s German: intensly nationalistic, certain of their moral superiority in controlling lesser nations’ futures, and willing to ignore any disparaging remarks that conflicted with their limited world-view. Sounds familiar. Conservative apologists can make all the excuses they want for these hijackers of the conservative Republican ideology, but the fact is, our government is going bad, and I mean both parties. I don’t blame them for feeling squeezed, we’re being crushed between fascism and socialism and there’s very little we can do about it short of violent revolt.

But you know, there’s got to be a silver lining here. After all, it’s not like we’re to the point that we’re forcing ethnic populations to wear identifying insignia on their clothes or work in forced labor camps. I mean, we would never consider that.

No, we’re A #1, just so long as the masses keep focusing on one trivial domestic “emergency” or another that keep conventiently cropping up at home. Keep watching those reality TV shows and sensationalism court trials, nothing odd is going on outside of the bubble.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. I recognize the squeeze you describe. I wonder if characterizing Democrats as “socialist” might be too light-handed. Their adgenda, to me, indicates nuances of fascism with the control of guns and speech.