Vlad the mm..Gaoler
Vlad has now added 30 Greenpeace protesters to his ‘Siberia’ collection, which includes several members of Pussy Riot incarcerated for criticising Our Beloved Leader. With his encouragement to ‘poof bashers’ by signing into law a bill banning the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors,” it’s a fair possibility he could repopulate Siberia by the end of his Presidency in…. maybe 2040 if he plays his reforms right.
Vlad has a fan in Lord Truscott, member of the House of Lords, who is a British Petroleum and mining consultant. The Lord has nominated Vlad for the Nobel Peace Prize for ‘non-action and leadership’ on the Syrian Civil war. Certainly, this was an exemplary gesture from Vlad, were it not overshadowed by the Russian arms supply chain to the Syrian Regime. Recently suspended from the House for engaging in that old ‘cash for questions’ scam, Lord Truscott may be expecting a bung from Gazprom as a consultant and for his obvious support of Vlad the Gaoler.
BBC4’s How the Brits Rocked America: Go West included John Lennon’s infamous comment in ’66 that ‘The Beatles are more famous than Jesus’. Footage featured the religious backlash of record, poster and book burning and a KKK fuckwit in full Hallowe’en outfit denouncing the statement as blasphemous and sinful, while scaring the shit out of Negroes and little kids.
There’s a distinct correlation with current hysteria in Russia over Pussy Riot’s performance in Christ the Saviour cathedral in Moscow. Well ‘Shit. Shit, God Shit’ was going to upset somebody, as will, God probably pissed him/herself laughing. But Vlad was affronted at such behaviour having successfully reunited church and state after the schism caused by the Revolution. “Religion is the opium of the masses” has obviously been erased from the Russian psyche as it dives headlong into the free market cesspool fuelled on opium and vodka. Call me cynical but from where I stand the Russian Federation under Vlad looks remarkably like US ultra right Tea Party paranoia in an Astrakhan coat.
p.s. My apologies to the ‘Bolotnaya 28’ whom I failed to mention.They were randomly arrested on 6 May 2012 at protests in Bolotnaya Square against the inauguration of Vlad the Gaoler as President. Some are in prison, others under house arrest.