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It's time to update the list of introductory threads 1. By February 27, I concluded that Russia would lose this war. Russian army was overrated, Ukrainian - underrated, while Russian political goals misunderstood. They planned for 1968-style pacification
Why Russia will lose this war? Much of the "realist" discourse is about accepting Putin's victory, cuz it's *guaranteed*. But how do we know it is? I'll argue that analysts 1) overrate Russian army 2) underrate Ukrainian one 3) misunderstand Russian strategy & political goals🧵
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“Nobody died at Sandy Hook” Speaking seriously, you folk really need start using Telegram. Whether reliable or not as a means of communications, it is a gold mine of uncensored primary sources from the post-Soviet space. Including footages of course
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Well, I would say that the treatment of Highlands after 1745 and of the South after 1865 suggests that the victors avoided keeping the vanquished *permanently* guilty. The narrative was soon reframed in a way to make the defeated cause honourable and worthy (though reckless)
Replying to @kamilkazani
Is the Russian Empire the guilt-producing machine or is this a function of empire - Roman (only fought defensive wars), American (countering "rogue regimes"), etc.
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While the Lost Cause mythos is better known, total rehabilitation of Jacobitism in late 18-early 19th c Britain may be even better example. What had been previously seen as a traitorous cause, was now reframed as a cause of the abstract monarchism (which is good, actually)
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Yes, but unfortunately it seems I won’t be able to fully focus on it anytime soon
Replying to @kamilkazani
I really hope you are writing a book. "Guilty of compliance" is very pithy.
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Forgive me, but I have never used ad hominem against Navalny. I never said his conclusions regarding corruption are invalid because of his record*. I say that he and his team should not be handed the absolute power once Putin is gone because of his record. Two different things
Replying to @kamilkazani
And when did Navalny use the ad hominem against you?
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* Some of them are invalid for a different reason. Will cover this later
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As you are using ad hominem against Petr Pavel, you are recognising validity of ad hominem and opening up for an ad hominem against yourself. So: I would have said nothing if a Czech/Pole criticised a Czech for complying with the Russia-imposed shibboleth. But a Russian can’t
Don't give me that, please. One could certainly function in the 1985 Czechoslovakia without joining communist party. Even in the army. I would have said nothing if, say, Havel or Walesa said something like that. But, of course, they wouldn't have.
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NB: I am not recognising validity of the ad hominem. In this case I’m using it because you have used it. So I’m playing by the rules you have established
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Empire and colonies: an introduction 1. Russia imposes Communism in Czechia 2. Making it difficult to impossible to function without paying lip service to the Communist shibboleths 3. Now Russians are criticising Czechs for having paid the lip service to the said shibboleths
Petr Pavel is the embodiment of conformism - from the communist party to NATO HQ - and yet he feels he can lecture Navalny about nationalism. Pathetic.
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It’s *extremely* important. Colonies are always guilty, always tainted, always rightfully punished and disciplined by the empire. They never have a right to question the empire. If they resisted it, they’re guilty of resisting. If they complied, they’re guilty of compliance
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Paradoxically enough, all the subjects being guilty, forever tainted by their past and having no right to raise the voice is *critically* important for the existence of the empire. It’s not based on everyone being “good”. It’s based on everyone being guilty -> having no rights
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Russian Empire is the guilt-producing machine. Guilt manufacturing is critically important for its existence. As the old reasons for keeping its subjects permanently guilty expire, they have to manufacture the new ones Guilt manufacturing -> Autocracy Or a wannabe one
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Well, that's kinda obvious :)
@Twitter deleted my likes for the sixth time on this thread. Kamil, you're definitely in the shadow ban 😔
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Regarding @navalny's hate propaganda record, you can believe either: a) an honest "this is all Russian propaganda" @UChicago Professor @k_sonin b) your own shameless eyes The choice is yours
Replying to @SndorKozk1 @navalny
That's just another piece of Russian propaganda. Stop re-posting lies. Navalny is in jail because of his opposition to Putin's corruption and war.
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Daily reminder that the current reputation of @navalny and his team results from the massive whitewashing by the a) Moscow b) Western media, who either failed to question him or chose not to. As a result, he got away with the most insane, easily verifiable lies. Like this one:
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This is the cockroach video, existence of which @navalny denied. Based on these two videos you can: a) see standard navalnist tactics when dealing with *any* criticism (denial, ad hominem, smear) b) make your own judgement on integrity of Navalny and journalists whitewashing him
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They have really leveraged the language gap between Russia and the Anglophone world to the fullest. That's how @mashagessen described the cockroach video in her @NewYorker article "A forty-second argument for gun rights" Make your own judgement regarding her trustworthiness
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No, I think this is just not projecting the US Red vs Blue culture wars on the rest of the world challenge (impossible)
Replying to @kamilkazani
I understand what kind of leverage China has on Musk. What kind of leverage does Russia have on him? Is it just closeness with Trump?
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Daily reminder If you feel you have overused the ad hitlerum argument, try ad corruptionem instead. Fitting into pretty much any debate just as organically as “Nazism”, “Corruption” has an advantage of sounding objective and technocratic. Rhetorics wise, Corruption >>> Hitler
Noted, but there do seem to be some genuine govt corruption issues. The fundamental question remains: what is the realistic path to peace? There doesn’t seem to be one.
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