Vladimir Putin, The New York Times, And Lecturing America

It is literally shocking that the NY Times chose to publish a self serving, propagandistic statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which Putin lectures the United States, and questions the “exceptionalism” that America is known for, and even discusses God in a society infamous for atheism during the Soviet Period, when Putin was a member of the Russian Secret Police of that era, the KGB!

Yes, the United States has many problems and faults, but still we are an “exceptional” nation that is a model for the world!

Meanwhile, the Russian Federation has arranged for the disappearance and death of dissidents, even in other countries; invaded the nation of Georgia; massacred hundreds of thousands of people in Chechnya; denies basic freedoms to its own citizens, including freedom of speech and press; and is now on a campaign to persecute and intimidate gays who live in Russia, as well as causing an Olympics crisis with its anti gay laws, which are likely to lead to arrest of foreigners in Russia during the upcoming Winter Olympics!

Putin is, clearly, a dictator and a totalitarian, and the NY Times should be ashamed of itself for allowing him a venue through their newspaper to lecture the US and its government and people!

Instead, what Putin needs to do is look in the mirror, and work on promoting human freedom and opportunity in Russia, on the model of the United States, which has plenty of work left to do, but has a lot to show that is good, to the rest of the world!

6 comments on “Vladimir Putin, The New York Times, And Lecturing America

  1. Princess Leia September 12, 2013 7:49 pm

    Very much agree about Professor

    🙁 <—— pretending this is an angry face.

  2. Ronald September 13, 2013 11:50 am

    Thanks so much, Princess Leia, and I have shared this on Facebook! LOL

  3. Maggie September 13, 2013 12:32 pm

    Thanks Princess Leia! That Palin letter is priceless!

  4. Ronald September 19, 2013 10:01 am

    I must say that there is progress that an American politician can write a critical OP ED in Pravda, impossible during the Soviet period! I salute John McCain, who sometimes is right, when he is in the right frame of mind, but otherwise acts quite loony at times!

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