US Presidents and Russia

Ronald Reagan was a willing pawn of the greatest hoax in history. The Soviets pretended to “lose the Cold War” in a tactical concession aimed to generating an enormous strategic advantage. The narcissistic and dumb Reagan was so eager to congratulate himself for a victory that he pretended such a victory existed. His self-aggrandizing speeches were, undoubtedly, the best comedy show for Russia’s KGB leadership since they showed how easy it was going to be to outwit the dense folks like Reagan.

George H. W. Bush, one of the most inept and bumbling American presidents ever, allowed the Russians to dupe him back in 1991 into believing there was now a functioning democracy in Russia. Instead of crushing the Russians while they were weak, he started handing them over enormous sums of money and aid just as the Russians were regrouping for a fresh round of Cold War hostilities. 

Bill Clinton, also not the sharpest knife in the drawer, enjoyed humiliating Yeltsin in public but did everything he could to strengthen Russia and make it easier for it to start new wars.

George W. Bush was incapable of finding Russia on a map and had no foreign policy whatsoever. The Russians kept getting stronger and readier for a new war with the West but Bush was completely oblivious.

Barack Obama believes that if he shuts his eyes really really tight, the problems he is refusing to see will disappear. The result of this approach is that Russians feel increasingly more justified in their contempt for the “weak and impotent” Americans.

Sadly, the absolute majority of Americans who will read this post will see nothing in it but an insult to their partisan sensibilities. And while they adore their party-specific idols of choice, the much more united Russia is savoring collective and public fantasies about delivering nuclear strikes on the US.

7 thoughts on “US Presidents and Russia

  1. Shorter post: The Kremlin and the KGB are just playing some elaborate long game . Russia is like Germany after WW1, expansionist but also with a large supply of nukes.
    Am I understanding your post correctly?

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    1. Yes, this is the perfect resume. I have been saying this for years and what else can I do? I can just keep trying to get this across amid general apathy. I’m estimating that there are between 3 and 5 years left when it is still possible to do something.

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  2. The US is just terrible, terrible, terrible with foreign policy.

    The biggest problem is that most Americans think that they represent a ….. pure, free of culture, state of humanity and that everyone in the world would choose American values and lifestyles if they weren’t limited by their backwards languages, cultures and histories.

    Until Obama, it was impossible to be elected president without believing that to a greater or lesser degree as well. Obama doesn’t believe it but he doesn’t care about anyone who’s white and non-muslim (or who can’t validate his self image).

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  3. Also, for all the well-deserved flack that the US government gets, the men you mentioned mostly just can’t believe that a government would willingly put its citizens through what successive Russian governments have since 1991.

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    1. “Also, for all the well-deserved flack that the US government gets, the men you mentioned mostly just can’t believe that a government would willingly put its citizens through what successive Russian governments have since 1991.”

      • Not working a 60-hour week to pay off a mortgage and a car is not necessarily perceived as such a horrible hardship in Russia. 🙂 Endless holidays, very little work, constant celebrations, and oceans of cheap vodka – what’s not to like? An average Russian has a lot more leisure than an average American. So I wouldn’t say that Russians have been “put through” anything all that onerous.

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