flamming_python wrote:With 90% of the country against him now?
I see PR tricks have not yet lost their effectiveness and a 10% of West-leaning snobs with the help of some foreign agitators can be taken for the overwhelming majority of the country... hats off to the regime change crew, they are with a difference the best remaining trump card of the empire
Luka can assemble rallies himself, can use fancy angles when filming crowds, talk about polish imperialism and Ukranian nazis and use all the tricks in the propagandists' bag too, I am sure Russians must have a ton specialists studying the regime change technology form all possible angles. The reality is no crowd organizes themselves in an effective way without an abundant supply of funds, a proper chain of command and the necessary local specialists and media support, and that is relatively easy to disrupt if the state structures do their job and are not infiltrated or scared of doing what is necessary.
Revolutionary left is always in search for the next "spontaneous" eruption of the masses, so you may not be very inclined to admit 90% of the revolutions consist on fools of the productive classes blindly supporting a new elite against the previous one, and this applies to maidans eminently, since they are just a very sophisticated and technological form of popular manipulation. If the state shows itself solid and convinced of what needs to be done the protests will subdue, despite all the squealing in the Western media.
Any cooperation with such a plan on the side of Russia will lead to a Maidan in Russia. No-one in Russia is going to think this is a good idea just to keep Batka in power.
90% of the people do not even understand what is going on. Heads of state will keep talking about the brotherly people of Russia and Belarus in the public sphere but behind the curtains put people under direct recommendation from Moscow in the new government. Otherwise what is the point of helping Luka, so that he survives this maidan only to backstab Russia immediately after? This time over I think it is either full integration or face the torches and pitchforks...