Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sh_t Pravda Says

Ah, Pravda, the legendary propaganda agency of the Soviet Union, is back at it, merrily thrashing about in its favourite Cold War wading pool.

Articles such as, "Russia takes complete advantage of castrated Armed Forces of the West," or, "Russia prepares nuclear surprise for NATO," or, "Modern Day America, One Step Away from the Third Reich," strike a very bellicose chord.

While some passages in the articles are laughable, the question arises whether the Russian public is being tuned up for a resumption of a full-blown Cold War.  The West is being presented as an out-of-control, potentially existential threat to Russia and her people and we seem unable to stop feeding their paranoia.  


Purple library guy said...

It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.

The Mound of Sound said...

I'm always worried when nationalism is wed to militarism. How many more permanent warfare states can the world survive?