Saturday, December 6, 2014

Russia is a Weak Emotional Nation

Russia has become an incurable and dangerous bully. My fear is that they will be in Crimea for a very long period of time, if not forever, and nobody will be able to do anything about it. No nation will stand up to Russia until they attack a NATO country.

Unlike traditional bullies Russia has incredible fire power and very few allies. They have a strong army and are able to impose their will on a large number of nations. Russia needs to be stopped from attacking Poland and Romania and any other nation in Europe.

The values of soft power are unknown to Russia and, even if no other reasons existed, Russia cannot be considered a role model or a global power. A role model and a true power needs to connect emotionally with others. Russia uses only fear to connect with other nations and they have no concept of hope, optimism, future, or well being. We cannot be well when the government tells us what being well means.

Russia has no financial sophistication and lacks historical backbone to be a virtuous nation. Russians often say that millions of them have been killed in the 2nd WW but they never mention that Stalin was the main reason behind this reality. The realization that Stalin actually wanted to see so many Russians killed during the war eludes them. They actually think they deserve more credit for defeating Hitler than the rest of world has given them. However, Russia, like the rest of the world, would have not defeated Hitler without the economic might of the United States.

Economic power founded on freedom and free choice are what makes a lasting great nation. Russia is not a lasting great nation.

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