The situation of Tbilisi at the moment is not bad. At least they get rid of the Tie Eater, establish a pragmatic government and achieve peace and stability to focus on economic development.
But they have hooked their trailer to the west which is running downhill towards a big cliff down to the sea... and you can bet the west will try to turn at the last minute but the risk of the trailers dragging them over the cliff anyway means they will be turning and ditching those trailers before those trailers can respond and by then it is often too late to call for help...
From my point of view, at the end of the day it is the consumer who have to carry the burden, they have to pay a little more so that the Western company can maintain their profit margin, although most of the Western consumers are also belong to the working class and they are increasingly suffering from poverty and malnourishment, especially in UK.
But consumer societies can only exist when there is a poor slave labour class making the consumer products. When things were made in the west then western people... western workers had jobs and could afford to live a semi decent life, but now all the work is shipped overseas, no job, but all this advertising for stuff you can't afford... it is torture... imagine being an immigrant from Africa or the middle east going to europe... everyone has nice stuff and all the shops are full of more nice stuff... they all seem to have so much... and they wont let you work till you are a citizen... must be torture...
In short the ethical value of the West is that the company have to get rich and they dump the burden to both the African workers and Western workers.
No. The problem is that western company CEOs and shareholders don't give a shit about their workers or their customers... they want the cheapest most disposable workforce to make their products as cheaply as they can so they maximise their profit... and they try to screw everyone they can.
They shifted production to the third world so they could make cheap stuff even cheaper, but they don't pass the savings on to the customers... they just benefit from a bigger profit margin that goes to bonuses for management and to shareholders... the rich getting richer. The people actually creating the product get the minimum amount the government will let the company pay them... if the government raises the minimum wage the company cuts hours and expects them to do the same job in less time, or they shift production to somewhere that has a much lower minimum wage.
Unfortunately much of the population does not see it that way. It does not help that there is probably a lot of disinformation and propaganda made by the many foreign NGOs that act there.
Yes, just a case of people with money manipulating politicians and media to convince selling out to the west will solve all their problems, or that the evil Russians or evil Chinese will invade and kill you all and steal what you have if you don't have the US to protect you...
When they ignore facts that prove the people pretending to be the good guys are not actually the good guys they defend them and call for the people revealing the truth to be put in jail... the west is bad but what you don't know (ie Russia or China) is way worse because they will be the same but they are not white and they eat babies and rape women...
People are stupid.
Furthermore some of the russians that went to Georgia last year behaved worse than the typical American.
Some of them even made fun or publicly insulted Georgia in social Media. I do not know if those people were just stupid or they were paid to do that by someone in order to not allow good relationship between the citizens for Russia and Georgia.
Sounds like the sort of thing the CIA would pay Navalny type people to do to give them a bad name... like Ukrainians using social media to stir up some antisemitism in Russia.
Unfortunately most of Georgians now cannot stand Russia, do not have access to independent media (they could via internet, but don't) and trust the antirussian narrative from the west.
Yes, mission accomplished for the west, but really it is only the Georgian people themselves that are going to suffer for this... and for a good time into their future... will they wake up from the American dream? It is up to them, but they have to want to. It is much easier to blame all your problems on your huge neighbour.
Ironically if they ever learn the truth I bet they will blame the US and the west for leading them away from Russia... it will never be Georgias fault for being so stupid as to believe their lies.
Everyone is a victim.
By the way, China has a large influence in Georgia (even if is not particularly liked by the population) and is responsible for many construction projects.
China is trying to influence the rest of the world by helping with infrastructure projects to gain favour, but they are not idiots... if they build stuff and get contracts and agreements with that country then they will probably continue to invest in that country and help it grow.
If it builds some roads and bridges and buildings and the locals can't get over the fact that China is the bad guy, well they will stop investing and look to other countries that appreciate them and their investment.
Investing in infrastructure and building a new economy is a great way to make money... the west seems to have forgotten that because their corruption means their ability to make bridges that don't fall down is weak because of the super cheap materials they use and the experts they don't use to save money.
A half arsed bridge only lasts ten years and you get to build it again... it is more profitable to be cheap and greedy, and spend the money other companies spend on quality and materials on bribes to get the jobs. The corrupt companies drive the honest companies out of business.
Their executive government is perfectly ok. It is their foreign passport holding, Paris born, female President that is the problem. Thankfully she has little actual power.
They were smart enough not to throw themselves under the bus again like they did in 2008 when they thought the west would rescue them no matter what happened.
Ironically that was about autonomous regions too.