On the Russian way to suffer
'Passivity' and 'divide and conquer' are the main obstacles to a progressive mass movement in the USA, too. What's different, today, is that the climate clock is ticking, further complicating things. In the US, only about half of the population even think climate change is real. What is the situation in Russia? How many people understand that a finite planet with finite resources cannot tolerate infinite growth, no matter how it is distributed or how 'green' the commodities are.
The homelessness and hunger seen in the streets of major cities in America are unbelievably bad. It is hard to imagine that the gap between the rich and poor in Russia is comparable to America. Please help us understand Russia better by showing us statistics of income in Russia in the past 30 years, because it is hard to take seriously essays that aren't grounded in these facts. Lastly, in America, President Biden provided a temporary Covid supplemental benefit due to expire after he was re-elected, not actually related to Covid levels! This temporary increase in income is a blip right before the current free fall of rapidly increasing homelessness and hunger.
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