Rocky (198)4 all over again
America is rootin' against Putin!
These guys said it better and funnier than I could, even with best Drago accent. So I’m just going to pass the mike. First, CJ Hopkins inoculates you against Putin-Nazism and reminds us that it is absolutely our duty to denounce Putin’s inexplicable and totally unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, a totally peaceful, Nazi-free country which was just sitting there minding its non-Nazi business, singing Kumbaya, and so on…
“We need to be familiar with [Russian disinformation], so we can switch off our minds and shout thought-terminating clichés and official platitudes at it whenever we encounter it on the Internet,” Hopkins reasons. Thankfully, he’s here to help:
In Orwell Was Right, former longtime Rolling Stone political reporter Matt Taibbi makes a strong case that we are already far deeper into the realization of Orwell’s vision in 1984 than we’d like to admit. Or maybe — as we add that Azov Batallion T-shirt with the cool logo (definitely not a Nazi logo) to go along with the Ukrainian flag face mask in our Amazon shopping cart — we would like to admit it, because:
“To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them…To forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again… that was the ultimate subtlety.”
Finally, Larken Rose patiently explains why arguing about “which set of authoritarian control freaks should get to violently dominate everybody (is) a question that doesn’t have a right answer. They’re bickering between Communists and — literally — Nazis and if you pick a side and go ‘rah rah rah’ for that side, you’re an idiot.”