Monday, August 20, 2012

The BBC on Pussy Riot


No comment...


...Just a lot of laughing and nodding in complete agreement

4 comments:

diego.a said...

He's like a British version of Scott Horton (compliment). He forgot to mention the "US exporting terrorism" angle:

from: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/118287.html

As is well-documented, PR has open connections to the National Endowment for Democracy (surprise). Oksana Chelysheva, listed as the head of the group's support campaign, also happens to have been "Deputy Executive Director" of the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society, a strange pro-extremist outfit which is funded by the National Endowment for Democracy.

Andy "In Japan" said...

This person has a great point to make regarding the hypocrisy of the government officials and their media mouthpieces. The creeps criticize Putin, while at the same time exhibiting enormous disrespect of their own for the free speech rights of the citizens in their own country.

Remember when Obama had dancers arrested and assaulted at the Jefferson Memorial? Talk about peaceful protest. The physical abuse meted out by the junta's thugs at the 2008 Democrat and Republican conventions is well documented. Unlike Pussy Riot, those people didn't break into private property and try to intimidate a group of people who supported a particular political candidate. Pussy Riot clearly wanted to express hatred toward the Orthodox Christians because they disagreed with the church about Putin.

Anonymous said...

How is the average Russian doing since the breakup of the Soviet union, and the suppression of the Russian Oligarchs? Under Yeltsin, they had freedom of expression until Yeltsin sent in tanks and shot up their parliment building. If Mike Roger's blog has did anything it has caused me to research the topic. I give more weight to authors of Russian origin on this topic although I will listen to all. Foreign countries have their own agendas, as do celebrities. The New York Post is the last place I would go for serious discussion on a topic. Does Anti-statism hit a roadblock when its the policies of a foreign country? How easy it is for us to criticize our fellow citizens under the banner of world citizen, but a jail cell or a baton blow to the head will hurt us as much as it does them. M. Roger's band promotion and management, dual country living, age/experience, and Libertarian activism adds perspective. As UCLA professor Jared Diamond has pointed out, "Religion, for example, is for him just a handmaiden of the state".

Anonymous said...

How is the average Russian doing since the breakup of the Soviet union, and the suppression of the Russian Oligarchs? Under Yeltsin, they had freedom of expression until Yeltsin sent in tanks and shot up their parliament building. If Mike Roger's blog has did anything it has caused me to research the topic. I give more weight to authors of Russian origin on this topic although I will listen to all. Foreign countries have their own agendas, as do celebrities. The New York Post is the last place I would go for serious discussion on a topic. Does Anti-statism hit a roadblock when its the policies of a foreign country? How easy it is for us to criticize our fellow citizens under the banner of world citizen, but a jail cell or a baton blow to the head will hurt us as much as it does them. M. Roger's band promotion and management, dual country living, age/experience, and Libertarian activism adds perspective. As UCLA professor Jared Diamond has pointed out, "Religion, for example, is for him just a handmaiden of the state".