Pravda, On The President

Tucson, Arizona
November 25, 2012 9:45pm CST
Yes-- I read Pravda. Hey, like Romney, I don't trust the Russians as far as I could throw them, collectively. It's amazing to see how Pravda has changed, over the years--and interesting to see how they view our president, America, the Middle East and everyone else. One of the problems I see with Americans is we forget that other parts of the world do have media-- and their media is more likely to report the public sentiment than their politicians at times. I would enjoy reading any editorial by this writer-- he is good at playing with words. So what do you think he really thinks of Putin, and Russia? I got what he thought of our President. english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/19-11-2012/122849-obama_soviet_mistake-0/ There are other interesting articles, as well. I'm a fan of knowing my potential and actual enemies--as should we all be.
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@fannitia (2172)
• Bulgaria
26 Nov 12
Hi, Chrystalia, I hadn't seen this newspaper. At first I thought that it was the newspaper of the Russian communist party. So when I checked the old Pravda I found a text about Obama written by the communist leader Zyuganov himself. He doesn't call the American president "communist", he even says that Obama is better than those who govern Russia and he hes been re-elected because he has a better economic and social program that Romney.
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• Tucson, Arizona
26 Nov 12
Well, it IS the newspaper of the communist party-- or it used to be. It was the official state paper of the old USSR. To read them now you would never think that in less than half my lifetime they completely switched sides, so to speak, and are now trumpeting Liberty, religion, conservatism, capitalism--boggles the mind. Yes, they have pro-Obama articles too, and I read those as well. The fact that many of his supporters are old hard line communists says a lot. You might also notice their newspapers tend to be better written than ours--including the editorials. I am impressed by their writing standard, if nothing else. It's worth a weekly read in my point of view.
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• Tucson, Arizona
26 Nov 12
As for the communist leader praising Obama, and saying he's better than their leaders--of course. Their leaders aren't "communist" anymore, in the original meaning--while Obama definitely fits their perspective. He was a Party member for a while, as a matter of fact--as were many of his associates, now in cabinet positions and serving as civilian advisers. I judge a man by his actions and the company he keeps--and he keeps company I don't like.
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• United States
26 Nov 12
So what is the saying? Keep your friends close and your enemies closer? Yep, I think Americans show they are very trusting, if not naive, when they think that others will act as they do. I do not think for a moment that Russia has set aside their aspirations for world domination. They may just be taking a break to rebuild. I do know that the Bible predicts that they will play a major role in the final countdown when they gather with the other armies of the world to attack Israel. If America continues its friendship and remains an ally of Israel, our nation will probably suffer a bit of backlash when that happens. I do love getting alternative media sources other than our nation's media. That is the information that may also be slanted, but it generally has a very different slant than ours. I'll be interested to read more on this discussion.
• Tucson, Arizona
26 Nov 12
oh, yeah-- Russia's not gone yet, by a long shot. I'm sorry I didn't put the link in right, but it does work if you copy and paste. I think you will find their current rhetoric very interesting, when compared to the bad old days-- it's kind of a hoot to see them chiding us for moving away from religion, and embracing socialism. They also call Liberalism a psychosis. Truly boggles the mind, and is actually depressing-- they quote our founding fathers frequently in their editorials, especially those written by the guy that wrote this one. I doubt this particular discussion will get much interest--even my friends tend not to respond to my discussions--but we shall see. We will definitely suffer for supporting Israel, if we do support them. Our administration is going to waffle on that, especially since now there's a ship leaving Eritrea for Gaza--full of rockets, and will probably be escorted by Iran through the red sea. This ceasefire isn't going to last long. And the administration is being all soft on Morsi--saying there needs to be democratic solutions--never mind the man just made himself pretty danged near a dictator. Oh, well.
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• United States
27 Nov 12
Yep many Americans have sold their soul for entitlement. I'm the first to say that the Christians abdicated their role in addressing social ills and we have been dragged kicking and screaming down a path that one can say will only lead to pure hell on earth. We are blindly following a Muslim who I don't doubt will turn on Israel as soon as he thinks it is feasible. On the news I heard that Israel was scrambling to turn back a ship from Iran that is thought to be carrying arms to Gaza. No, there will never be peace in the Mid=East til G-d H-mself makes the peace. I wish we didn't repeat history and our nation would not fall. However, every great society that has chosen the path that we are on has failed. Socialized medicine has not worked for any country that put it in place. So why are we doing so? Entitlement...thrid, fourth generation welfare recipients, etc.
@mehale (2200)
• United States
26 Nov 12
While I agree with you 100% about not trusting the Russians, I also have to say that was a very interesting article and well worth the read. It does make one wonder about the state of affairs in America when our newly re-elected President gets that sort of write up in a Russian paper. I can't say as to what he really thinks of Russia and Putin, however....but I did bookmark the site to add to my reading list. I think it will be both time well spent and very interesting reading material.
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@dragon54u (31352)
• United States
26 Nov 12
That's amazing. I also read the articles about liberalism. They are right, by twisting the history we teach in public schools we have raised a nation of sheeple. I share the writer's astonishment that Obama would be re-elected and his description of the public as ignorant and illiterate was very accurate. Sad things to say but so true. The next four years will not be pleasant.
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• Tucson, Arizona
26 Nov 12
I just find it hilarious that the ultimate anti-American soviet propaganda mill has so totally changed their entire tone--but also sad that what they are writing about America is true. It never used to be. Pravda has a lot of good articles--they find the dangdest quotes from our founding fathers to back them up, too. Who would have thought we'd be hearing such amazing, patriotic rhetoric--from the Russians? Go Figure.
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
30 Nov 12
I have said it in the past, I'll say it again...I woke up in the twilight zone four years ago and can't get back to sleep. I've seen about four or five videos of defectors from the Soviet Union and its satellite countries, even one from communist China, all warn Americas to stop this train before it's to late. But I guess to many are still asleep.
• Tucson, Arizona
4 Dec 12
I really DID wake up in the Twilight Zone, and it's not a very nice place. I am not a happy camper. Well, you wouldn't expect a bunch of decent Americans to listen to a former communist, would you Lots of people are guilty of being asleep right now, and I don't expect them to wake up until their check doesn't arrive one month, or the EBT doesn't work, or the Obamaphone runs out of minutes...then, we'll all be in deep dookie.