"Where are the leftists who should now take a stand against the war?" - Yes, where are all the "pacifists" who have so diligently demonstrated against every conflict the US was ever involved in? Why no demonstrations outside Russian embassies? Very good point.
Replying to @natschapeler
Obwohl sowohl dieses Konsensus als auch pazifistische Bewegung könnten ruhig hinterfragt werden. Denn wo sind gerade die Linken, die jetzt gegen den Krieg auftreten sollten? Oder passen die Kriege, die Russland führt, in die Weltanschauung der deutschen Pazifisten gut rein? 2/2
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Never understood European far left support for a regime of kleptocracy which encourages oligarchism and has no regard for human rights including workers rights.
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It's some deep psychiatric issue I think. Or their despise of western democracy and capitalism that, in their minds, justify any crime an opponent of the west commit.
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Replying to @andersostlund
Some old family traditions never change
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Replying to @andersostlund
In the west, protesting against your own government is much more appealing. In Russia, protesting against the west is the only protests allowed.
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Replying to @andersostlund
Because they were usually funded by Russia....
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Replying to @andersostlund
A lot of these movements are run from Moscow. While that was suspect before, it is proven now as they remain silent.
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Replying to @andersostlund
You don't see German leftists because you ignore them! They have said that the only viable option to avoid bloodshed in Ukraine is for Ukrainians to not resists Russian occupation. End. (Had couple discussions with them here on twitter.)
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I don't know if this a joke or not.....
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Replying to @andersostlund
If you remember what e.g. the French Communists were doing before and during the invasion of France by Nazi Germany in 1940, the position of European leftists becomes even clearer
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By this I mean sabotage at French armament factories in 1940, work to boycott mobilization plans for the French army, and support for the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact by the French Communist Party
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