September 16, 2013

Russian v. American Exceptionalism

Moscow Rape/Murder/Torture Home of Beria, now the Tunisian Embassy

It's like borscht calling tomato soup watery. Some Rooskie dimwit takes today's mass murderer at the Navy Yard as a prime example of Americana and conveniently forgets his own country's lusty use of genocide as a tool of political persuasion. Americans are murder pikers compared to the Russians.

Hey Pushkov, ever hear of a guy named Lenin? How about Stalin? Or Beria?

From the WashTimes:
A Russian official blasted “American exceptionalism” in a tweet Monday morning, saying the deadly shooting at Washington’s Navy Yard confirms the worst about the U.S.

“A new shootout at Navy headquarters in Washington — a lone gunman and 7 corpses. Nobody’s even surprised anymore,” tweeted Alexey Pushkov, a member of the Russian parliamentary foreign affairs committee.

“A clear confirmation of American exceptionalism,” he added.

The comment — met with disgust on Twitter Monday, as the situation at Navy Yard continues to unfold — is a reference to the recent New York Times op-ed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Subvet said...

Don't know if you ever read "The Gulag Archipelago", it's a real eye opener on how Stalin's Russia operated. One of my favorite stories in it involved a woman who went to the local police station about her missing husband. Turned out the cops had sent him off to the camps in order to make their quota. When she showed up they were still short a few bodies so off she went too!

No way any Russian can credibly criticize us and how our nation works.

Doom said...

Lenin, Stalin, Beria? Without all the low, mid, and high level bureaucrats between those and the tens of millions of victims there would have been no genocide. Their whole government was, and probably still is, murderous to a man.

Now, if you go by "captains of the boat", and add in intent, then... he might have a point. Just... saying. Albeit, mostly, our bureaucrats are held in check, if too at the point of a gun. Our gun, the real government. So far.

sig94 said...

Subvet - yes, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn warned us about the dangers of the same thing happening in America.

sig94 said...

Doom - most people will do anything to protect their "rice bowl." The economic ruin brought about by Communism saw to it that everyone was in the same boat; cooperate or starve. I believe Obugger is doing the same thing.

In post-Christian America we no longer can rest easy with our freedoms. If there is no Creator, there are no inalienable rights. And we know how fleeing the permission of the government can be.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Gee, I'm so confused. Do we model ourselves after the Russians or the Mooselimbs?

WoFat said...

If there are really ghosts, that's the place to find them.