Kimppis wrote:I don't think Vann suffers from the "standard" (Western) anti-Russian PDS, but it's almost as if he thinks that:
1. Putin is a dictator, who is personally in control of a command economy
2. and that Russia is a country which
- has a population of 300+ million people
- has very little natural resources
- is "East Asian" (or something...) both culturally and socioeconomically, and maybe even geographically
1)Putin was elected Democratically.. this is not the point at all..
2)Population Is totally Irrelevant in innovation.. South Korea ,have 50 million population ,
Japan have 120 millions.. Taiwan have 23 million population.. and their business are galaxies away ,
with a far more influential with society than Russia that have ZERO influence at all..
because Russia economy is exactly the same strategy that soviet union had 50 years ago.. a commodities
and weapons export nation.. what is new ? oh yeah.. now Putin is doubling down in Sports. trying to draw away the west from US control with "healthy sports" as Putin call it.. ..
You are influenced by the things ,that you spend your hard earned money .. what does Russia offers anyone in
the world ,to make their life better? that American don't also export?
NOTHING... So is not surprising
Russia is the world most disrespected Nation of all.. Because it doesn't lead in the things that matters...that could influence society towards Russia .. Even Putin have said himself.. he don't want Russia to be a leader..
so how he expect the west to follow Russia if he don't offer an alternative to the American system?
There is no way around this... if he wants the west to change .. he needs to change Russia first..
He needs to Influence the west away of their wrong behavior destructive and hostile behavior towards Russia..
And there is only 2 ways Russia can influence the west.. 1) With the use of Force ,to force United states to peace through war,,, to destroy the American system ,by defeating the American military. or.. 2) With Russian business.. by surpassing American most popular with society business , that they use as a weapon to influence the world.. to advertise America as the better nation.. Which business those are? 1)NASA space exploration leadership , 2) Silicon Valley companies.. (apple,intel,Microsoft,nvidia . 3) American culture.. Hollywood ,US music industry and entertainment industry.. the latest one.. American entertainment industry is the most underrated one .. a secret weapon .. that Putin completely ignores..
Putins likes to promote patriotism through by lets remember how good we were in the past...
American promotes patriotism ,with Leadership of their innovative modern business. While Russia goes
and create parks based on Soviet tanks and soviet victories.. Americans create Disney World ,with park attractions of movies ,they are releasing by the day..
Putin is a totalitarian albeit democratically elected president....
he have to micro manage everything.. in all Russia.. and this is consequence of his mediocre leadership skills.. A True leader identify other good leaders and put them in positions of power ,in every part of Russia ,so he don't need to go there.. or supervise them..
American can be influenced.. Ask Japan.. they love Japanese culture.. Poland can be influenced too..
But if all Putin does.. is to keep Russia on a comfortable lazy zone..and major goal focus on of exporting Gas and Oil and hope for gas prices to stay up.. (when he knows americans is pushing them down ,to hurt Russia economy) then he is the one causing Russia to continue as an insecure nation ,with a weak economy..and worse of all ,without influence in the west..
So much Japan have influence over Americans.. that it will be impossible for trump to Ban Japanese most popular business.. Like Sony for example... What will happen if Trump ban Sony playstations in America?
and their game sales ?? there will be a major revolution in US , since is too popular there.. he will lose very easily the support of society.. Because Japan Modern Business have Influence over Americans.. while Putins Russia Business have zero Influence. (with the only exception of Russia space program..over American.. that Putins cut in half its budget..)
So is amazingly stupid the way Putin runs Russia.. he controls the Russian budget.. he says how much will go for this or that.. He should be promoting not Sport.. but Education and Science instead.. He should be starting an education revolution , not a sport revolution.. Is in Space where Russia needs to invest as if it was an olympic..
Sochi everyone forgot about Russian medals in Sochi ,just a month after .. While everyone in internet still talk about Russia Soviet era space achievements.
So there is like a million things Putin could do ,to stop the american empire of influence.. million of things..
and none of them Putin is doing.. it Leadership Russia problem.. Russia could end the west cold war..
if only had leadership , specially in the business that the west more love.. Just look what American movies
shows ,the best selling popular ones.. that breaks records.. look at their video game industry ,that creates millions of jobs.. and american love.. and you will understand what things influence more the west..
What is the ultimate thing that most influence the west?
The west dreams with conquering and exploring space.. and Putin don't take advantage of this..
and stay happy for more than a decade ,to Russia become just taxi to the ISS..
if he plans to be second or third in the moon or mars development ,he should not bother at all..
and give up on competing with US on space too..
This is why the west produce so many movies in space ,so many video games. they fascinated with space..
and Soyuz rocket is the only thing ,that Russia have ,that americans not interested in politics or military ,could
click a video on youtube ,to see it.. American love space.. and it was a catastrophic mistake that putin cut in half
Russia space budget ,while increasing 10x fold ,Russia sport investment.
With the 50billions USD$ ,that putin spend in Sochi alone.. combined with a super train to china.. (another $200billion) will have been enough to finance travels to jupiter and mars too ,with Russian cosmonauts.. and create a coffee shops there..
Plant the Russian flag and declare it Russian territory..
Even if it is for fun ,it will be a major humilliation
to the American leadership and system.. this is how Russia can stop US.. control over the world.. by being LEADERS.. but Putin shows insecurity and follows the western Leadership and focus just in banana style economy development.. and is no wonder nations ,don't trust Russia could be an option over United States.
If i was President of Russia ,i will do a million times better ,than the US empire..
Russia economy ,should be most of it.. focused in things that are fun to do... Russia needs more fun..
Business Russia should push are Free energy business , using innovative technologies.. complete cities
that use free energy from sun or other sources.. electric cars should be the norm.. this is why Russia need to get rid of most of its Oil and gas industry ,and sell it to Europe...and live happy with taxes for they extracting energy.. and don't need the government to provide them .. that will be very cool.. to have
a self sufficient cities ,with modern intelligent modular houses ,that can be customized ,all across Russia ,that produce all it needs.. Another major huge modern and very innovative business is 3d printing.. That every house /apartment family can print all it needs ,not only in plastic but steel too..and create tools on the fly for any customization of their house or repairs. that will be another Fun business.
Things Putin could do ,very long terms plans.. (since is very expensive $$$) to start drawing attention from the west.. Russia could do ,is transform their cities in theme parks ,of movies. and or video games... Like Star war like cities , or how about a real Gotham City like with -Batman like- theme every place but with a twisted Russian version?
A lord of the rings city. ..with white elf castles.. or hobbits town..but Russian version:lol1:
Warhammer 40k is also very very popular in the west , this is british entertainment. but that US and Europe also
popular.. Tourism ,that promotes art and movies and entertainment industry at same time..that will create a million of jobs in Russia. Business that promote Jobs on Fun things.. this is the way Russia economy should be..
Space exploration Fun? Yes.. so go full on that.. Entertainment industry Fun? yes , then move on that.... Obviously it will be far better if Russia had a very strong entertainment industry that rivals hollywood ,and develop a culture /fashion/cities around it..and people every day ,dress every day , like their favorite movie characters.. This is how an modern innovative culture will look like.. a culture driven by their own business and entertainment industry/culture that looks to the future and not to the past.. What is a nation traditional culture.? if not the entertainment of people in the past??? Culture = Entertainment..what people do ,to entertainment themselves and makes their lives more fun.. So this is why is so wrong to be attached to the old past entertainment.. to Russian dolls. or ancient Russian music.. US and Japan are very modern cultures.. Russia is very backwards one. That promotes stalin victories , monuments of world war 2 everywhere.. this is totally silly.. and while the intentions are good ,to honor the past heroes and promote patriotism.. the tactic is bad.. There is no better way to promote patriotism than with Leadership.. of your country. Leadership in Space ,leadership in
Fun innovative Business ,that no other nations have.. that makes their life more fun , and more interesting. Only China is offering competition to American business..
with Huawei > Apple..this directly damage not only US business sales. but US leadership image too..
Holy fuck.. China competes with the American empire. .where is Putin competition to US influential business?
Putins is doing NOTHING.. when he could do a million times better... starting with the way he behave in public.. showing more security ,and not speaking so soft.. downward looking ,and polite ,and weak.. why he don't speak fluently English ? To the west? that will help him ,to better communicate and better advertise Russia in the west.
So is terrible.. is like Putin have the most terrible staff around him.. that don't advice him ,how to project better in public.. or more importantly ,how to compete better with the west. Sadly.. i don't think Russia under Putin , have a chance to ever take off ,to the next level and defeat the west influence and their system.. You need a real visionary leader ,that wants not only an economy that "survive" western sanctions But that leads the world development into the future.. without the Liberal Crap that comes attached to the west..
Basically the future of Russia ,should be a United States Done Right...
without the wars ,without the Liberal crap , and with a nation that focus on leading the world into
the future and not just having "economic stability" as putin have said many times he wants..
When something is "stable" , it means it can switch to Unstable too.. Imagine someone tells you
, Not worry ,the pilot of your plane is stable.. you can trust on him.. wtf.. it means he can be unstable
too at times??
So is an insecure future what Putin promotes..
this is what a Russian leader should look.. and nothing less.. than success and awesomeness.
Leadership is the only way and the examples are plenty.. To look at the right things..that Japan and China are doing.. to follow the example of China ,that is fighting American most influential business. is the way to go for Russia.. and to have an extremely ambitious ,very active space exploration program ,to lead the world and not to be second or third and neither first.. but to completely dominate there.. and have no competition.
This will not only create a lot of jobs in modern business ,but also help Russia militarization of space too..for nation security..