Streetwise Professor

January 25, 2012

That’s Putin’s Privilege

Filed under: Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 12:14 pm

Putin wants the upcoming election campaign to be spirited but civil:

Russian PM and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin says he wants the coming election campaign to be heated, as this will help to develop civil society, but asks the public to refrain from obscenities.

Yeah.  Leave the obscenities to him.  That’s part of his persona, and his privilege.

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  1. Putin : “We’ll follow dissidents from Chechnya everywhere. Should we catch them in a shithouse, we’ll kill them in a shithouse”.

    Putin : On Unorthodox political rivals in Russia “Come to Moscow for circumcision “Nothing on you will grow again”.

    Putin : On Russia’s Politcal in Moscow , describing them as agents of the west, attending useless demonstrations with condoms pinned to their chests as they sought the downfall of the motherland.

    A truly civilized and high cultured man .

    http://media.economist.com/sites/default/files/cf_images/20071006/D4007WW0.jpg

    Comment by Anders — January 25, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

  2. Russian stock market capitalization has fallen by half. No bonds, no IPOs, no mutual funds. Ouch.

    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/heated-open-discussions-at-the-gaidar-forum/451595.html

    Comment by La Russophobe — January 25, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

  3. Leave the obscenities to rytb.

    Some parting shots for the day:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-somethings-fishy-tripoli

    It seems rather duplicitous to on one hand sit and debate censuring Syria at the Security Council for 10 months while it took, what, a few weeks to get one through on Libya? Was Gadhafi’s Libya somehow ripe for the picking? Was the Libyan resolution simply too crafty for those pesky Russians?

    Italy and Libya during the weekend signed a letter that spells out bilateral coordination for the protection of its borders and oil installations. Makes you wonder who is drawing up what at which European energy company as U.S. battle carriers head to the western Iranian coast.

    And…if the theory of petro/eurodollar warfare has any validity (i.e. nations go to war to keep the fiat/crude trade going)…we’re about to get another test soon, if Debka is telling the truth here (one might almost think certain pro-war Israelis want to get the banksters on their side, since nothing apparently gets a country bombed/invaded faster than proposing to trade crude for bulleon rather than fiat):

    http://www.debka.com/article/21673/

    And as to the reason why? Ask this guy, the 1970s version of a’s bankster cartel overlords:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZx6LjWYYGo&feature=related

    “The world is a business, Mr. Beale.”

    Comment by Mr. X — January 26, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

  4. The Rise of the Praetorian Class:

    http://www.caseyresearch.com/cdd/rise-praetorian-class

    The emergence and rise of the Praetorian Class is a common observation in societies that have transitioned from market-based meritocracies to societies governed by coercive syndicates formed by the Political Class. The Praetorian Class is formed and grown to defend the Political Class and in time becomes the dragon that rules its master. It represents a highly disturbing trend because it foretells the decline, not the advance, of a society. In some instances, the decline is peaceful, clearing the path for an improved future. Unfortunately, in many instances that is not the case. The Political Class leverages the full force of the Praetorian Class representing significant loss in wealth, personal freedom and, in many cases, human life. For this reason, it is critical that productive members of society take steps to protect themselves.

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    Comment by Mr. X — January 26, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

  5. Putin is the Grand Gopnik of All Russia. I know it’s fake, but I still love it:

    http://9gag.com/gag/1231126

    Not sure about this one though:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dSaUnGA1KO0/Tmk82B7WPWI/AAAAAAAACn0/zb_oFUIqOD0/s1600/putin.jpg

    Comment by So? — January 26, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

  6. Moron X – Network (1976) a 35 year old movie tell Mr Moron X how a society works . No wonder RT-Russia Today and Alex Jones worldview fits so well in his narrative . The Putin-mafia spheres of influence -Lol-lol

    Comment by Anders — January 27, 2012 @ 4:04 am

  7. Anders, that movie is a lot younger than you are, and a lot more forward looking as well.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091948/U-S-falls-47th-press-freedom-rankings-Occupy-crackdown.html#ixzz1kbaXnZEb

    If only Phobie would jump all over this — 47th place in Press Freedom! Behind Belgium! What an outrage!

    Comment by Mr. X — January 27, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

  8. Russia down to 142 .Moron X Russia Today Bukovsky have som nice words for the Putin supporting morons : In our time it was difficult, but now…I began by discussing the difference between the Soviet KGB and the KGB of today (I prefer to call FSB by its old name). But I need also to point to some fundamental similarities that remain in place no matter what. The first thing the new protesters should remember is that it is futile to make any agreements with the KGB. All the Western politicians (with the exception of Ronald Reagan) make here a basic error. Western politicians simply do not grasp the fact that among the species of Homosapiens there exists this very special type. You cannot make agreements with the representatives of this type because it is not in their plans to make agreements. Their task is to make you their agent. You are either an agent (potential or actual) or an enemy; nothing else exists. You may think that you are conducting yourself in a civilized manner when you find some compromises, but for them, any compromise is a sign of weakness, and it means that you should be pressed and pushed further. So one must remember – the quicker one sees through them, the less one is their victim.

    I can tell you a story. Well, it has some non-standard language, but I will try to smooth the rough edges.

    In our camp I met an old teacher from Zakarpattia Oblast of Southwestern Ukraine. He was an erudite, knew five languages, was an extraordinary man. But all of a sudden our supervisor begins to punish him and send him to solitary confinement for 15 days, and repeats this again and again. In the camps among the prisoners there was this multi-ethnic committee – or so it was called. People of different nationalities – Armenians, Jews, Ukrainians, Russians, Lithuanians – gathered to discuss the situation in the zone. And here emerges the new problem: how to help our intelligent teacher. I (instead of keeping my mouth shut) say, “The supervisor is trying to make him a stool pigeon, and our teacher is not able to send them all to hell. One should use the foulest arsenal of four-letter words as soon as possible. They do not understand any other language.”

    Well, any initiative is punishable. The committee decided that I should explain to the teacher the situation as soon as he finished his new term in solitary confinement.

    When the teacher came out from his solitary cell, I explained the situation to him and tried to teach him how to swear. To use Russian “mat” (swearing language) in full measure — according to the system of Stanislavsky. But the teacher’s lips refused to move. He simply could not say it. He knew five languages, but he could not swear. Three hours I was instructing him. Finally he learned; he grasped the situation in full depth. Next time the supervisor sent him to the solitary confinement for 15 days, the teacher swore hard and dirty, and when he finished his fifteen days, they no longer touched him.

    This is a story – a Gulag parable, in fact. It shows that with the KGB one cannot behave in any other manner. They do not understand subtlety; their heads work differently. They have been trained only one way. And if you cannot send them off with the foulest four letter words, you will bind yourself to a great woe.

    Comment by Anders — January 28, 2012 @ 2:38 am

  9. Nice to have Russia Today -KGBs mouthpiece on air in USA moron X ?

    http://en.rsf.org/press-freedom-index-2011-2012,1043.html

    Comment by Anders — January 28, 2012 @ 2:42 am

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