I live in a small EU country (Netherland). 80 % of people here are utterly brainwashed by MSM, they blame Putin and Russia for everything, and of course also Trump is to be blamed for everything that is bad and wrong in the world, and the media still uses Trump daily as their punching bag.
This 80 % worships the jab, its the new saviour, if you talk bad about the holy jab or are unvaxed, then you are the target of slander and disgust. Most of them have 3 or 4 jabs , and they are sicker than ever – my co-workers are constantly on sick leave for different ailments, many have had the coof twice or some even have supposedly had it 3 times but they still thank the ‘safe and effective’ jab every day, funny that.
That same 80 % believe that Putin is sick and soon to die of his illness, that Biden is the light of the universe, and Trump is the devil himself. They also believe that Rus army will collapse any moment now and Ukie army will ride all the way to the Russian border with ease.
Inflation is in their minds mostly Putins fault, but also Trumps and maybe the US Republicans fault too, Joe Rogan may also be the guilty party and Spotify should be boycotted because they host him.
These 80 % cannot see the truth no matter what. The amount of media induced trance is unbelievable. Whatever does not fit the propaganda narrative they have been fed, they blame it to be lies and they get very angry if you try to explain clamly, as for this reason, i dont even try anymore, they are so totally brainwashed that they would rather beat you up than listen to reason. It’s sad , really.
Most people were normal, until 2015 when the daily MSM anti-Trump barrage begun , there was literally nothing else in the news but ‘orange man bad’ for the next 5 years – and i live in small EU country – not in the US. After that it was only maybe 1/5 anti-Trump and 4/5 ‘coof bad – everyone will die – jab immediately – use double mask and bathe in hand sanitizer’ until the Z operation, when the MSM propaganda was geared against Putin and Russia, now only maybe 1 in 20 articles degrades Trump anymore, but they still remember to do that too daily.
I cannot understand how people fall in these MSM narratives so easily, even if we have supposedly good education here, but seems education does not equal critical thinking…
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My friends in Frankfurt-am-main are praying for a mild winter. I asked them if the chimney in their building still worked, and whether they had an axe to cut firewood. They confessed they had checked the location of the nearest civilian bunker in case war broke out, and checked they had an axe and a saw. They are worried, but don’t voice their opinions loudly because they are scared. At their work places everyone still supports Kiev. And my friends are from East Germany.
Being scared requires some understanding of the gravity, but it does not imply proper understanding of the cause. There is a big difference between the “Putin did it”-crowd and those who understand that it is all a result of the Western illegal sanctions. Maybe not voicing their opinions means they do understand.
I just attended a technical conference (supposedly completely not political) here in Norway and one of the speakers was german. He had ~200 slides and every single slide had a Ukrainian flag in the top left corner with the text “Stop Putin / No war”. That kind of behaviour is infuriating. Obviously I complained to the conference.
At my end the understanding between friends/colleagues is even poorer. There is little or no understanding of there being problems, except electricity has become more expensive. I don’t think many people I know understand the number of casualties in Ukraine, the existence of the sanctions or why energy is suddenly expensive, people still pretend that everything is normal. I think many are suffering from cognitive dissonance, they have a subconscious understanding that big problems lie ahead but since it is painful then reality is being denied so far.
The Rand Corp. planned this Ukrainian mess in a paper published in … (drum role please) 2019. One full year before the covid lockdown. Available for all to see:
But what struck me most in recent days was the comment by Nikolay Patrushev, Putin’s National Security advisor. He said that the US was out to provoke China (Pelosi, etc.) in order to seize its investments and assets like the Russian sanctions. In other words, the US has become a “robber” nation, provoking wars, and stealing what ever they can get their hands on. Seen in this context, this war cannot end, because it may be a ploy to service the dismal finances of the US. If it did suddenly stop with Russians victorious, the blob will think up something else.
What is beyond me is why any sane Ukrainian accepts fighting Russia. For Zelensky’s corrupt regime? They all know about his cocaine addiction – even we in the West know – and his multi-million foreign estate, his “government” staffed with his former television production buddies (who imagines that can be serious?), and his submission to the US/NATO. Some “proud patriot” indeed. Ukraine has gone down the drain economically since the Maidan coup, to top it all, so what do they think they are fighting for, some more plundering by the IMF?
Do they hate Russia so much they accept dying by the score for the privilege of losing? If somebody can give a coherent explanation, I’d love to hear it.