Murdering and jailing opponents is a way of life in Russia: from the Romanovs to Stalin to Putin, it’s an unchanging part of Russian politics. I use the word politics ironically; Putin’s Russia is an authoritarian state with a democratic facade. At least Stalin and the Tsars were honest enough to dispense with the forms of democracy until Bloody Nicholas caved to demands for a Duma. For those keeping score, Nicholas II has been canonized by the Russian Orthodox church making him St. Bloody Nicholas.
One thing Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has in common with the Indicted Impeached Insult Comedian is that he’s a windbag who loves the sound of his own voice. He made an epic appearance in Vladivostock the other day. It was a combination speech and Q&A session that ran for 160 minutes. That’s as long as one of the endless super hero flicks Hollywood made before the strike. Oy, just oy.
I skimmed the transcript at the Kremlin’s web site. The dictator droned on and on about a variety of subjects including the Kaiser of Chaos:
“Given today’s conditions, what is happening is good for us, in my opinion, because it shows the rottenness of the American political system, which cannot pretend to teach democracy to others. As for the persecution of Trump, well, in today’s conditions, in my view, that’s a good thing.
Because it reveals the rotten American political system, which should not be able to claim it can teach others about democracy.
Everything that is happening to Trump is the political persecution of a political rival. That is what it is. And it is happening in the eyes of the US public and the whole world. They have exposed their domestic problems. In this sense, if they are trying to fight us, it is good because it shows, as they used to say in Soviet times, the beastly appearance of American imperialism, its beastly snarling grimace.”
Like his own personal useful idiot Donald Trump, Vlad specializes in projection. He conflates prosecution with persecution, which is one of his specialties. He learned how to persecute when he was a KGB operative, after all.
It’s rich hearing a bloodthirsty tyrant who routinely jails and murders his opponents denounce our criminal justice system. Putin is a master liar and projectionist as well as a murderer.
While Putin was denouncing persecution, his lackeys were celebrating the founder of the Cheka:
A monument to Felix Dzerzhinsky, the first Chekist and Stalin's most brutal executioner, was unveiled at the headquarters of the Foreign Intelligence Service in Moscow.
It is an exact copy of the monument, which was removed from Lubyanka Square in 1991. pic.twitter.com/IAoBFvQzaW
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) September 11, 2023
Ugh, just ugh. At least Dzerzhinsky had the courage of his convictions. He was known to get his hands dirty and participate in interrogations, which usually involved torture. Putin hires people to do his dirty work thereby giving him deniability, which is the mark of both a spy and a coward.
It’s disturbing how similar Putin’s remarks are to the steady flow of bullshit that oozes out of Jacketless Gym Jordan’s fig fat bazoo. There was a time when a self-respecting Republican wouldn’t want to praise a bloodthirsty Russian tyrant. Of course, self-respecting Republicans are scarce in 2023, they’ve sold their souls to former President* Pennywise who demands slavish loyalty just like his pal Putin.
I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I heard about Putin’s latest bullshit and bluster. As always, I came down on the side of satire. Both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are puffed up chumps who belong in prison. Imagine them sharing a Siberian cell, whining endlessly about their respective downfalls. I can dream, can’t I? For now, we’ll have to settle for mocking the murderous thug and his idiotic enabler.
The last word goes to Richard Thompson: