Putin appears determined to Godwinize himself...
On the heels of embarassing misunderstandings
of the American system, Vladimir Putin (the current, and increasingly
dictatorial, Russian president) has announced the formation of -- I kid
you not -- the Putin Youth.
If you're having flashbacks to a certain moustachioed murderer of
millions, well, you're not the only one. It's sad to see Russia
moving backwards rather than forwards on the freedom scale, but a move
like this may signal Putin's weakness. Then again, it may not.
Even more disturbing:
When two outsiders - one from an opposition party, the other a journalist - sneaked into its founding conference, they were humiliated and one was beaten.Hat tip to He Who Needs No Hat Tips.
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