A conversation with Russia

One of my Russian friends sent me the Ian Gillan interview below and asked what I thought – did I agree or not? We had a problem as the original interview was pulled from the net but we found another version of it.

I replied by email:

I disagree about Pussy Riot – in my book they got what they deserved. They brought it on themselves by desecrating a church.

On the other things he said, that’s what I’ve been telling you for a long time and what we’re fighting over here. It’s a pity you had to wait for Ian Gillan to accept it and wouldn’t take my word but better late than never.

Yep, he’s just saying in that interview what we all know over here. There is a bit less than half the population who believe in this political correctness – we call them socialists and feminists over here. Then there is the ordinary person whom we represent, who is dead against all this.

The country is close to the end as a separate country. It’s an utter mess.

I should have possibly gone into more detail about the breakdown of numbers over here. The left-liberal is still clinging tenaciously to this “love everyone” lie of the PC pushers without accepting in the least that it is an open invitation for Them to oppress society and to twist it into ways it was never meant to be twisted. Ian Gillan refers to the Stonewall/police gay ridiculousness and that shocked my Russian friend that this country – Britain – in overseas eyes the bastion of all things decent and of free speech – could act this way.

I pointed out that the police arresting people over incorrect opinions is now par for the course. Real criminals however are wanted on the streets for some reason.   They seem to need a pool of thugs available for brownshirt work at some time in the near future.

Gillan perhaps shouldn’t have said that our situation was worse than Pussy Riot’s as the Russians obviously think theirs is worse and that’s a no-win argument. I also don’t like the way Gillan’s lying back pontificating into a microphone but hey – we can’t have everything.

He was mainly right and that was at least useful.

3 Responses to “A conversation with Russia”

  1. Amfortas November 5, 2012 at 09:26 Permalink

    The ‘Pussy Riot’ girls were rude and naughty. They deserved some smacks on the legs and a sound lesson in good manners. Jail is not what was deserved.

    Desecrating a church usually means doing damage. Those girls simply behaved badly and crudely with considerable thought given to causing offence. Yes, some punishment was due, but proportionate.

    In western countries the disproportion in punishment is just as stupid. A woman of 26 the other day was released from Court after her fourth conviction for attacking a man. On video she was seen stomping on his head in the street. Punishment? None at all. No punishment with any of her convictions. Yet a young man serves time for tweeting a stupid message.

    The Pussy Riot girls didn’t stomp on anyone.

    I am quite anti-feminist. I do not excuse them. But I do seek reason and resonableness, including proportionate punishments for rude, nasty people of either sex.

  2. James Higham November 5, 2012 at 10:48 Permalink

    Any good they were pretending to do, any blow for freedom was negated by that act or rather where it was and against whom. I followed the story in Russian language and they were trying to get attention for their band, not for any anti-Putin thing.

    They weren’t getting too far and that’s when they hit on one thing which would deeply offend the nation. So Amfortas, with the greatest respect, perhaps you don’t know the true nature of what they did.

    In desecrating the church which was emerging from the communist era, they were spitting on the Russian people themselves, not Putin – hence the reaction across the land and having lived there for so long, I can understand them.

    There were those using the stupid girls too and saw an opportunity to divide and rule. The liberal opposition in Russia is a highly funded [by the west] rump in Moscow, a small minority, quite different from real dissidents such as Sakharov – they are in no personal danger, this lot because there is big money involved.

    By the way, two years is a slap on the wrist in Russian terms – this carries eight years as a rule.

  3. james wilson November 5, 2012 at 18:08 Permalink

    Great link, James. It is interesting to me to see what Gillan has become, which is a citizen. Perhaps he always was. The genre certainly doesn’t encourage it.

    It would seem that blogging has managed a greater degree of separation from the political police in England than have other forms of speech . But what exactly is your true state?

    Government and established media detest the blogosphere in America because they cannot control it. Yet. When an established model exist to control it, they will adopt it.

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