Not as much, no. I didn’t believe any politician. But at least it was American in origin. So, I learned to look for clues as to what made Russian based memes / humor / arguments distinct from ignorant American and there’s a difference.

Not as much, no. I didn’t believe any politician. But at least it was American in origin.

So, I learned to look for clues as to what made Russian based memes / humor / arguments distinct from ignorant American and there’s a difference.

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Nationalist? nah. I want one-world govt done right (I won’t live to see it.

But meanwhile, I have basic civic patriotism and I like the American ideals that I like. I want the class-free society promised by one of the American Dreams but not delivered and think it’s possible.

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and.. “Just because everybody’s doing it, doesn’t make it ok”

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All you’re going to find is pot calling the kettle black.
But meanwhile, I can use discernment and decide what’s relevant to me. Most of it isn’t anyway.

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I’m not establishing a standard for you or anybody by the way.

Public relations and propaganda and news is flawed. That’s a given.

But without any of it, we’d know nothing of anything going on.

So it’s what we have to work with.

So from that, what can I extract that’s useful?

Most isn’t. A few things are. I just look for those few things.

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He said/she said stuff doesn’t interest me. Secret puppetmasters don’t interest me.

My assumption is: Most of what happens in the world is boring.

The more dramatic it appears, the more likely it’s creative storytelling.

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I translated a Russian programming language book that I wanted to read in 2015. For fun, I set my translated chapter 1 to video in text to speech next to original Russian text-to-speech, Russian in left ear, English in right ear.

I understand a little Russian but not enough to be usable for much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdqfjsyxNyw

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Taking both sides then starting a fight and hoping we join in. Sometimes it works.

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