Russia has produced some of the greatest classical music in the world, for example think of the great Russian composers like Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Moussorgsky, Shostakovich, and so many others. Russian folk music is beautiful. Yet this same country that has produced such beautiful music has never gotten their act together when it comes to good government. After centuries of corrupt oppressive czarist rule, they replaced the czars with an oppressive Bolshevik Soviet Union that became particularly oppressive under Stalin. After Stalin died, the oppression let up partially. Finally the Soviet Union broke up into what had been the various former Soviet Republics with the Russian Federation remaining the largest. It was hoped that Russia and the former Soviet Republics would now finally get their acts together. The results were at best mixed. Eventually Russia was taken over by Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, who brought some order to the country but also a return to iron clad oppression. Under Putin, Russia has become a kleptocracy ruled by Putin and and his crony oligarchs (who are essentially gangsters). Russia has developed it's vast fossil fuel resources that have made Putin and his oligarchs extremely wealthy while most of the people remain essentially poor. Anyone who poses serious opposition to the government is assasinated. The notorious KGB has been reconstructed as the FSB and SVR (equally notorious) which have been active in cyber attacks via social media to influence politics in other countries to undermine democracy and to compromise individuals in those countries. Their greatest success was in compromising Donald Trump and then installing him as president of our country by winning over a larger enough minority in crucial electoral college states to make Trump president despite Trump's loss in the popular vote. What else could explain Trump's slavish loyalty to Putin? What else could explain why Trump listens to Russian intelligence more that US intelligence? What else could explain why Trump has ignored the fact that Putin has placed a bounty on the heads of US soldiers in Afghanistan? What does Putin have over Trump to compromise him? It most likely has something to do with Trump's personal finances. Perhaps he owes money to Putin. Perhaps Trump has laundered money for Putin and his oligarchs in their investments in Trump properties. Trump is very opaque concerning his personal finances.
Americans, whatever your party, we have an opportunity to take our country back from Putin, Trump, Barr, McConnell, and their Trumpish enablers in the Senate in November. We can go after each other again 4 years from now, but this time is existensial for American democracy. Don't let Trump drag us down into becoming a satellite of Putin's Russia.
VOTE FOR BIDEN!
VOTE FOR AMERICA!
VOTE FOR SANITY!
VOTE TO REMOVE TRUMP AND PUTIN FROM THE WHITE HOUSE!
VOTE BLUE IF ONLY THIS TIME!