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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Russian Dissidents of the West!


Russia. Russians. We are all Russians now. Lots of news stories about Russia. Something very, very weird is happening. I remember as a child, we hid under our school desks, practicing for the day of Armageddon, the day that the Soviet Union and the U.S. exchanged nuclear weapons, and together they obliterated the world.

Yes, there were drills, sirens, we practiced. Even as a child huddled under my little school desk, I could kind of understand the futility of it all. It was serious business but absurd too. 

Seems in 2017 we are all Russians now. There are the Russians from Russia, led by Vladimir Putin, and then there are Russia's "friends" and dupes, in Washington D.C. Every day the story of Russian officials and newly-elected American officials gets weirder and weirder. And weirder.

Check out The New Yorker for a good overview of the entire story. So strange. So weird. Do we all need to learn Russian? Should we all start eating Borscht? 

Seems yes, we are all Russians now. Although, actually I suppose we are all Russian Dissidents now. Some of us just happen to live in the West! We are the Russian Dissidents of the West!

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