Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

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Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Post by Magritte » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:33 am

Sure but competition isn't supposed to use coercion or force. Even in capitalist America there are antitrust laws - selectively enforced though they may be. This is why there's a bit of an outcry over, for example, the auto industry strong-arming Chris Christie to keep Tesla out of NJ.

On the other hand we can ask - has America ever really been less imperialistic than Putin is being here?

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Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Post by met » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:52 pm

There was an American guy about 10 year ago, who made about a billion dollars on the dot.com boom - he was going around giving presentations, saying that the demise of the USSR was actually a bad thing, not only for the world, but even for the average American - as it provided an alternative and counterbalance against the excessive power of American capitalists.
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Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Post by Magritte » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:59 pm

As usual The Onion is the only news outlet with a cogent take on things.

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Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Post by Metacrock » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:08 pm

so it seems
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Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Post by mdsimpson92 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:29 pm

It certainly seems to have brought the EU and US back together. NATO has finally found a purpose to exist again.

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Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Post by Magritte » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:02 am

Good times.

I'm detecting a note of wistful yearning from the crazier side of the American right regarding Putin. Like, sigh, why can't we have a total badass leader like that? A guy who knows what he wants and takes it.
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Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Post by mdsimpson92 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:24 pm

Magritte wrote:Good times.

I'm detecting a note of wistful yearning from the crazier side of the American right regarding Putin. Like, sigh, why can't we have a total badass leader like that? A guy who knows what he wants and takes it.
Definitely get that view from Fox. Though ironically whenever Obama even begins to sound like that, they call him a dictator. Then again, this is Fox News.
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Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Post by Magritte » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:07 am

It doesn't help that his fascist monster of a wife advises people to eat fruits and vegetables.
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