Hunting Nazis

How do the Russian media explain the war on Ukraine, the bombings of daycares and hospitals, and the destruction of residential areas?

Nazis.

Nazis, Nazis, Nazis. Those are all Nazis. And it’s the duty of all good people to kill Nazis. Civilians? Well, they are Nazis. Children? They are being brought up by Nazis to be little Nazis.

Nobody in their right mind would defend Nazis. If anybody annoys you, just call them a Nazi and you can do anything you wish to that dirty Nazi. The real power is the power to decide who’s a Nazi.

Hmm, this sounds strangely familiar but I can’t pinpoint where else I heard this. What a mystery.

7 thoughts on “Hunting Nazis

    1. Thank you, this made me smile. 🙂

      If only people could watch 10 minutes of Russian TV programming, they’d see things very differently. And if they realized that it’s been going on for 15 years, their hair would stand on end.

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  1. Hate to sound like a broken record, but here’s a great thread by Kamil Galeev on the Russian obsession with calling people nazis… (short short version: the Soviet reconfigured itself from trying to be communist to post-facto anti-nazis)

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  2. Clarissa, cliff, you may be interested in Sergei Guriev’s new book (Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 5, 2022).

    Guriev is a professor at the New Economic School (NES) in Moscow till who was pushed out of country in 2013 for political reasons.

    “In 2016–2019, he was the chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.”

    Currently listening to his interview with Latynina about the state of Russian economy.

    He also has a YouTube channel. May be, N would be interested too.

    Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century Kindle Edition
    by Sergei Guriev (Author), Daniel Treisman
    How a new breed of dictators holds power by manipulating information and faking democracy

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  3. Are most Russians just broken to the point they just gobbled this up? How many people actually buy it? From my understanding, even in the Soviet Union many people could see through the bullshit, I imagine that is even more the case with modern media.

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    1. In the USSR, we grew cynical about the propaganda several generations in. Maybe the great-grandchildren of today’s Russians will do so again but who’s got time to wait for it, you know?

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      1. This is an interesting interview with what looks like upper class Russians and whay they think about the war. Very interesting:

        Younger people seem way more opposed. The oldest woman doesn’t have a brain of her own.

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