Teaching truth

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Teaching the truth

we are in danger
of being invaded
by the nasty West.

Spare a thought
for our brave Russian soldiers
who are having to defend themselves
in a special military operation
(not an invasion)
in Ukraine
armed only with
tanks, fighter planes and missiles
against a ruthless army
of middle-aged men and women
determined to corrupt us
with their nasty democracy.

Children, this is not a lie;
this is a Russian super-truth.
As we queue for our daily bread,
let us thank
our great leader, President Putin
for our great leader, President Putin.

33 Comments on “Teaching truth

  1. I don’t disagree. But the Russians aren’t the only ones with propaganda machines. Look at the coalition of the willing and the “weapons of mass destruction”. I don’t like what Putin has chosen to do but I also don’t think we westerners have a moral leg to stand on. We are only as good as our “democratically elected” leaders. And ours won’t even hold a hose for his nation. What a fabulous guy.

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    • Having weak leaders doesn’t make Putin morally right though, surely. I don’t understand the phrase ‘hold a hose’, is this an Australian expression.

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      • No he’s not morally right. Gosh. I certainly didn’t mean to imply that. I just don’t feel like I have a right, as an Australian, to be morally indignant. I mean, as another example, we treat refugees appallingly, almost certainly in contravention of international human rights law. Won’t Hold a hose is a term that has become synonymous with Morrison (it’s his own words) since he refused to take any responsibility during the awful bushfires in 2019/2020.

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      • I’m not sure that the UK treatment of refugees is that much better. Thank you for the explanation about Morrison. πŸ™‚

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  2. War has been and always will be about propaganda. Without majority support, the battle is lost regardless of your armoury.

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    • I feel for the Ukranians, but also for ordinary Russian people who don’t know what is being done in their name because he controls the narrative.

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      • … and the Russian people who do know what’s happening, and protest, are arrested and face years in prison. I worry for them all, but also how it affects the world who watch this playing out on telly as they eat dinner, as if it’s normal news. None of it sits well with me.

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      • It is a truly awful situation and I now begin to understand how our parents must have felt about the antics of Hitler. The difference these days is that we are, as you say, fed this news continually and immediately.

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  3. I think many Russians are horrified what Putin is doing because it could happen anywhere! There is hypocrisy with the West absolutely because Bush invasion of Iraq was based on multiple lies and US media were idiots
    But Putin will continue is divide and conquer to get back the Soviet Union if he is not stopped

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