Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 10:32:
As a Canadian, that completely baffles me.
Canadian? Pretty sure you've earned your Russian citizenship at this point with all the valiant defending you do of Russia in every thread concerning them.
( Lots of ) Citation needed.
Pretty sure you're conflating "defending" with simple fact checking that merely goes against Neo-McCarthyism and the war drums propaganda of the US Empire.
And no, I don't condone the Ukraine invasion. I condemn ALL OFFENSIVE ACTIONS ( as well as most free will infringing actions, discussion for another day ) including Russia's. Also including drone strikes, sponsored coup d'états / regime changes, proxy wars and "sanctions" who end up killing a LOT of poor people, 40k just in the last year in Venezuela last time I checked, a mere drop in the bucket of the insane amount of death the US Empire deals all over the world by its offensive actions and propping up and safeguarding of structural violence which alone kills about 18 million people every year. Communism with its ~1 million a year WAS ( keyword here ) an AMATEUR by comparison.
By that more complete factual metric, the US of ass's Empire is much more to blame for the world's woes than the inane indoctrinated Pavlovian regurgitation reflex of "MuH rUsSiA!".
What you call Russian citizenship is really a basic understanding of structuralism devoid of most of the typical taint of a US Empire indoctrinated mind and also devoid of the typical black & white logical fallacy where the interlocutor defends "the other side" of that sophistic illusion. I am neither pro Russia, nor pro US, nor pro China or pro "insert whatever boogeyman/country here".My point of view is from the structuralist perspective, nothing more.
Such indirect "name calling" is once more merely evidence of the dark ages witch hunt spanish inquisition level sophistic thinking prevalent in most of the world.
Not surprising, not unexpected, merely counter-productive, and as a famous former president would say, "sad".This comment was edited on Jun 19, 2022, 17:12.