What do you know about Russia? Propagandized much?Submitted by firefox on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 05:41
What is your impression of Russia?
What has Russia done in the last 20 years to deserve such hate?
In the last 5 years I can think of 3 things...
Minor politcal corruption
and it's "anti gay" stance
Now ask yourself... Do they deserve the hate they get?
And now consider this
They basically run the worlds space industry
They have 13% flat tax
13.7% of Russians were in poverty (less then america)
GDP per capita is 20,000
They don't try to act like the worlds police
They have an awesome educational system
They fund RT and RT america
They are hosting the Olympics this year
They seem to have good relations with the rest of the world(probably because they are not bombing everything in sight)
They granted asylum to Snowden
and the so called "anti gay" laws we've been hearing so much about... most states in America have harsher anti gay laws.
SO to the people of Daily Paul, 1 hour ago I thought Russia was evil and corrupt more so then America until I actually sat down and thought "what have they ACTUALLY done to warrant such hate"...
Then it dawned on me... I've been fooled by the American propaganda machine and the best it could do was Free Pussy Riot and boycott Russia vodka for anti gay laws.
I implore you to think about actions rather then rhetoric.
Edit for clarity
I'm not saying Russia is perfect or even good, only that it is hypocritical for our media and government officials to paint Russia the way it does. In most measures, they are far and away from America on the scale of evil.