Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pres. Trump is performance art

The New York Times
"In Protests, Kremlin Fears a Young..."
Reader Comments

Gregory Adams Rotello    Ridgefield, Connecticut
------------------- No coincidence.  Post election Trump protests here.  Viral spread to Russia there.  We live in a very connected social environment.

Daniel    Berkeley
------------------- The troubling question is who or what would replace Putin. ...Not saying Putin is the only one who can provide a modicum of stability in Russia, but blithely facilitating his immediate downfall may well be something young Russians and the international community come deeply to regret.

Shawn    Florida
------------------ One can only hope that this is a sign of things to come around the world.  Russia and America need to have a huge correction....

Pep    Moiá
--------------- I am very worried about the situation in Russia.  I am an European citizen and we are very close to this problem.  What Putin is doing is a bad policy.  And I also don't like his friendship with Trump.

Ilya Shlyakhter    Cambridge, Mass.
------------- Medvedev's smug refusal to address the corruption charges is reminiscent of Trump's refusal to release his tax returns.  When Trump says we're not better than Russia, in some ways he's right.

R. Hill    Boston
--------------- Putin's tone deaf response to protests and internal discontent continues to surprise. 

It's as though he has learned nothing about public relations since a young spy in East Germany. 

Russia's use of fabricated news and twitter responses in our elections recognized how the modern human mind can be (insidiously) cajoled and swayed.  But in his own country, Putin's playbook is out of the 1800s and cuts right to brute force and incarceration.

Mikhail Koulikov    New York, NY
-------------- Five years after 1991, OK, we got more transparent government.

Most of the people who asked for a more transparent government instead of a government that took care of their needs regretted what they asked for.

Now all over again.  This summer, let's say, government more transparent, sidewalks still narrow.  Then what.