Russian POW

N watches a lot of videos where Ukrainian journalists interview Russian POWs. These are long, in-depth interviews that last over an hour each. N says he already watched more than 100 hours of these videos, which, given his work schedule I described earlier, is a significant time investment.

I don’t watch these interviews because I don’t see the point. Who cares what these people are saying? The result is still the same. But I don’t blame N for watching. He’s trying to comprehend what happened, what turned the Russian people into such beasts. It’s devastating to him to see what’s going on. For me, at least, there’s the knowledge that we are in the right and everybody supports us. He doesn’t have this consolation.

Yesterday I finally watched one of these videos because N really wanted me to see it. The POW who was interviewed is N’s age and his wife has the same name as me. The wife is a terrible, cruel, mean harpy. People in the comments are begging Ukrainians not to release the POW to his wife because that would be a clear crime against humanity. “She’s just like my mom!” N keeps repeating. “But even worse!”

The POW himself is completely pathetic, deeply stupid. He’s got a college degree but his language skills are rudimentary. “It’s funny that you say you came here to defend the Russian language,” the Ukrainian journalist says, “when I speak better Russian than you do.”

Like a Jew who doesn’t say the name of God to avoid sacrilege, the POW can’t pronounce Putin’s name. “Please, please, I beg you,” he keeps repeating to his wife, “let the authorities know I’ve been captured so they can organize a POW exchange.” The nasty, indifferent faces of his wife and mother are painful to watch.


5 thoughts on “Russian POW

  1. Seriously, get N to read “The Psychology of Mass Formation” by Mattias Desmet.

    It’d be a lot healthier to understand some of how this works than to sit around watching misery pr0n.

    Isn’t the crowd begging for the POW not to be released to the wife some kind of Jewish joke stereotype?

    “So were you conscripted?”

    “No, I volunteered!”

    “Really? With your wife at home?”

    “Especially with my wife at home!”

    And so it goes.


        1. “never been to a North Florida trailer park”

          As a Florida cracker who studied in the Northern part of the state…. I should be offended but…. that is extremely accurate.
          Backwoods Florida has always been third worldish and weirdly the north is the worst by almost any metric.


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