And it serves them right!
15 March, 2012
And it serves them right!

Russia wanted Putin back in a saddle, and she got it. What a score! Russians wished their longtime political crap untouched, and they have it. What the heck! Let them do as they think is right! A run-of-the-mill Russian elector around the corner desired to stay unperturbed by newly-hatched vociferous whistle-blowers, and they can enjoy the triumph. This must all be driving the still extant commonsensical part of the nation round the bend, but right now they seem to be

thoroughly ineffective to bring about any substantial change. OK, let’s call it an ‘election’ – you know, a human tongue is unruly – and be done with it!  But easy to say! What to do then with this reintroduced malodorous presence of the dyed-in-the-wool dictator whose unmitigated power is playing a decisive (So they say!) role in international dealings? I can try to believe that the Russian people have committed their latest electoral act by their own volition and at their own discretion (And it serves them right!), but how to inscribe the raging Russia of dictatorial propensity into a cooperative family of nations which needs to be extremely reasonable and levelheaded in the process of handling the imposing global problems?  As if the world does not have its own enduring headache without the Russians adding additional strength to the pain. Most of the nations of the world are nursing a natural dream of achieving a higher level of prosperity to carry on living in peace and abundance. Russia wants something else: Russia wants to celebrate the good old empire, sending the vector of dictatorship in two main directions – her own people and the peoples of the world. And believe it or not, the actual Russia is ambitiously, and I would say, successfully pursuing this darkly outdated but still vibrantly surviving goal. I wonder if there is any way at all to make Russia change and put it on a democratically smoothened and cemented track without hurting the ‘Great Russian People’. I wonder if there is any chance at all to peacefully revolutionize the major chunk of the Russian electorate so that the Putin rationale is rendered immaterial in the country. I wonder if the civilized world could reason together with the entire Russian people about the truth on Russia’s better future. I wonder if the Putinesque political phenomenon could ever be made obsolete in that country of latent wisdom and potential congeniality with the rest of us. I wonder if my favorite Russian people are getting tired of the cumbersome political and social load they have been carrying on their worn-out shoulders. I wonder . . . I wonder . . . You see, I am all wonders about Russia and the Russian people’s wants and needs. I wonder all the time. I wonder interminably, but I remain strongly at a loss in company with the rest of the whole mankind – will this ever change? Will this ever end? If not, then again, it all serves them right. Sorry, but what else!

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