Why do Americans hate Russians?
So, the blog was up for 4 days now and here is some statistics… These are the terms that people used to find the blog. 5:1 victory goes to “Hate”.
I have to say I am shocked and depressed to find that. Not even one search for Georgia… Looks like everything is even worse than I thought.
I think it is Russian’s turn to ask, why do Americans hate us so? I mean really where is all that fear and hatred is coming from? It made sense during Soviet times ideology and all, Commies trying to take over the bright and wondeful world of free people. Fair enough.
But I really thought it would get better by now. Do YOU not realize that Russia is not a bloody Mordor? That we don’t have a Dark Tower in the middle of Moscow. What is it that makes everyone so hatefull?
I am risking to start repeating myself but let me put it down one more time:
1. Russia does not want to take over the world. Because:
a. Russia is just getting its economy restored. Why would it want to have a major war when it is such a major expense
b. Any major war these days would involve Europe which is the major customer (70%) for Russian oil. Why would Russia destabilize relationship with its main customers
c. Russia IS a part of Europe. Most Russians are afraid of Chinese expansion. Why would it attack its natural allies?
d. Russians are not ideologically brainwashed. Noone is going to fight in a war that they perceive as agressive. Over the whole period of Soviet rule people believed that they were doing good. This is the part of Russian mentality, you don’t go and do bad stuff to others.
e. Russian military budget is tiny compared to American! Do you realize that people? For the borders that Russia controls it is miniscular!
f. Russia didn’t have any major military operations for the last 20 years or more.
2. Russia is not a totalitarian place. Get it straight people Russia is just not the same as USSR. I think everyone is just getting all stupid when it comes to this word. “Totalitarian” – how repressive and scary! You know, when I think totalitarian I imagine people getting killed on the streets, I imagine something like an African country, or maybe a Middle Eastern country. It is not like that in Russia. People just live here, watch TV, read stuff on the Internet, argue about stuff. Many know and read in more than one language ( I bet not many of you know Russian heh). Many more travel to other countries at least once a year. What are you going to do if everyone in the country is suddenly feeling very “anti-west” because of the way West is acting not because people are been “forced” to take this opinion or brainwashed (no more than Americans are if you ask me).
3. And I have to repeat, Russia is not a bad place to live. Why do you think people in Russia don’t just all immigrate. Whoever wanted left already. Those who are left are quite happy with the place. Let me tell you about my experience. In Russia I feel the history. I feel connected to all those people who were building this place before me. I love that feel when you walk around settlements and churches that are 600+ years old.
So, tell me, why do you choose to make an enemy out of Russia? What did we do to you lately? To be honest, I think I know the answer. Russia is trying to crave the piece out for itself in the world that has only one winner. One place that consumes 24% of all world resources while having only 5% of world population. Naturally they can’t not being afraid when any major resource supplier is able to do more than just supply…
I have to say, I feel really bitter about USA lately. Looking at the way it manages its affairs abroad really dispels any of my notions about the democracy being somehow immune to violence and warmongering.
War against Afganistan was questionable but at least justifiable. The war in Iraq was a load of *** lies, fought with one purpose only -to bring Iraq Oil under the control of the “right” governement.
The way Pakistan has been pushed to the brink of war recently, the way Iran is just about to be attacked (it is not that I support Iran, but it is going to get a lot worse there after the attack the same as Iraq did).
And then whole NATO business. There is plenty of evidence that the only reason to expand it the east is to contain Russia.
This is all fine, politics and national interests and all, but please, don’t give that crap about the democracy! This is so sick. Democracy is great, but it has nothing to do with national interest and it is no excuse to pursue them through military means. And why is there so much surprise and indignation when the country stands up and defends agains such obvious threats. Pah!!!
And now, check the out.
Ahem… I am sorry if I got a bit too agitated here. I didn’t even want to bring that up, but this is just too much to keep inside.