OT: How Russia Views the West

Interesting thread on Twitter (barf) about how Russian popular media and state propaganda for decades has depicted Russia as a victim, and portrayed Ukraine as a puppet of the evil West that must be destroyed.

A lot to unpack there, and shows just how much we in the west do not understand the Russian mindset.

https://twitter.com/sumlenny/status/1535582101621420032

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“shows just how much we in the west do not understand the Russian mindset.”


Many western leadership folks do not understand the western mindset.

Howie52
A few do not understand any mindset.

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…has depicted Russia as a victim,

Crying “victim” has been a thing for quite a while. I remember a high USian official who, whenever criticized for illegal surveillance, snatching people off the street and imprisoning them without trial, torture, and more, would start bawling “we were victims on 9/11” to excuse his policies. Another USian “high official” cried about being a “victim” of an entire array of conspiracies. Then there is the pantheon of CEOs who cry about being the “victim” of “rogue underlings”.

Steve

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A lot to unpack there, and shows just how much we in the west do not understand the Russian mindset.

Syke,

What is worth understanding about it? Their gibberish is a losing argument.

Pointing guns at innocent people is not really explainable. We fully understand it.