Broken Society

In a broken society, the most basic human instincts are broken. The most important human connections mean nothing. As a result, there is no conscience, no individual responsibility, and no human dignity. There are only patient, compliant sheep.


17 thoughts on “Broken Society

  1. “In a broken society”

    Is Dagestan broken? So far it seems to have the most effective protests (including one of a policeman getting beat up…)
    Not tremendous, but baby steps in the right direction… which of course russians won’t be able to stand, getting beaten by hohols and being shown up by caucassians?*

    *didn’t want to use a russian word which might… cause misunderstandings…

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    1. There’s a lot more hope for Dagestan than any other part of the RF. Dagestanis suffered a lot from the Russian ethnic contempt. Looks like they’ve finally had enough, and good for them.


  2. I mean, we’re basically seeing an entire country kill itself. So many young people leaving Russia, many already dying in Ukraine, and their demographics were already abysmal. This mobilization will result in many more young men dying with no one to replace them.

    Russia just wont’ recover from this. The crazy thing to me is that Russians (or at least many of them) are smart, I don’t think people can question that; how are they not seeing this?

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    1. That’s the most puzzling thing. I went to take a look on Russian social media today and all I could think was, these are such talented people. They should be doing great things. But instead it’s this, it’s always this. I honestly don’t understand.

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    1. Let’s not exaggerate. A couple hundred women somewhere went out for an hour and chanted doesn’t mean anybody is preparing to fight. This is the tiniest minority consisting of very young students and women. I’m not seeing any protests featuring anybody who is physically capable of fighting. For a Yakut or a Buryat going to war in Ukraine is the chance to use an indoor toilet and possibly steal one. Why would they be opposed to such a chance?


      1. \ For a Yakut or a Buryat going to war in Ukraine is the chance to use an indoor toilet and possibly steal one. Why would they be opposed to such a chance?

        It’s a chance to return in a black bag, if at all.

        People are not all brain dead.

        Russian defeat is no huge secret.

        That Putin may have a few days / weeks / months in power is also understood.

        Who will pay them the promised money? Read that quite a few hadn’t received the entire promised sum already.

        The post describes a beginning. Lets wait for the ripening of those fruits…


        1. Is the Russian system so inefficient that they cannot get money to the troops? I mean I highly doubt the Russian government lacks the money itself to pay the troops.


          1. Money is no problem. Russia is awash in cash. Corruption, on the other hand… is a bit of a problem. Whatever money is earmarked for the troops won’t make down through the multiple levels of theft, from minister to general to sergeant. By the time it reaches the proverbial boots on the ground, there’s little if anything left (including said boots). If you haven’t lived there, you can’t even begin to imagine how much corruption is ingrained in the Russian psyche and social fabric.


  3. OT: Italy’s new prime minister, I’ve read she also supports Ukraine (though I haven’t been following Italian politics lately)

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    1. Very powerful. Of course, it helps that in Italian even reading out the grocery list sounds very dramatic. But good for Italians. And shame on the Spaniards for sticking with their ultra pathetic government which does nothing except torture the Spanish language into “gender-neutral” contortions.

      Let’s hope Meloni lives up to her promise.


      1. I googled the news, and in every article that Google brings up, Meloni US called “a far-right politician.” I have no idea how far she can be if she gets the majority of votes. Extremes are by definition minoritarian. Not that anybody cares, of course, about trying to make sense when they speak about conservative politicians.


        1. I think about 15 years ago someone (Mark Steyn?) very aptly described European politics as some combination of “centre-left, far left, and wacky left.” (It’s even worse today, obviously.) I guess that makes anyone who doesn’t fit that mold “a far-right politician.” Which is pretty much anyone sane.

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        2. She’s not, she’s a conservative. Admittedly, her party has roots in a far-right formation but that goes back to over 20 years ago. The party changed out of all recognition under her leadership. During this campaign she was able to persuade a large number of conservative-minded voters: her share of the vote went from 2% in 2013 and 4.4% in 2018 (the two previous election years) to 26% and now she has turned her party into the first political force in the country, leading a right of center coalition with 44% of the vote and a majority of seats in both the House and the Senate. Expectations are high and she has a hard task to achieve. All eyes are on her: as a woman, as a conservative, as a relatively young politician who is anti-globalisation and anti-woke. Almost every other politician wants to see her fail.


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