Tuesday, June 15, 2021

All Those Shades Of Gray.

Fascinating and, actually, very true. Going through the YouTube offerings today I stumbled on this comment from an American. 

You realise the US is culturally done for when a russian owned media is actually shilling for the US culture more than the US university themselves

This comment was posted under the RT's piece and I reproduce it fully:

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park said that Ivy League universities are even crazier than the regime she fled from when she was 13.‘North Korea was pretty crazy, but not this crazy,’ said the 27 year old, who studied at Columbia University. ‘They are forcing you to think the way they want you to think,’ Park added. ‘I realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different, but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying.’One such similarity Park noticed was an anti-Western sentiment, but she also noted that other red flags, such as collective guilt and extreme political correctness, were also pervasive at the school.According to Park, she was ridiculed for expressing her interest in classic American literature, such as the works of Jane Austen, because it was written by ‘racists and bigots’ with ‘colonial mindsets’ whose sole purpose was to ‘subconsciously brainwash’ Americans. She later realized that her entire prestigious Ivy League school was infested with the same anti-American propaganda that she had grown up with as a young student in North Korea. Only this time, America was doing it to itself.

Whoever left the comment I featured before RT's piece, is very close to truth--I elaborated a lot on this matter. You may find a lot of contempt and revulsion towards US government and "elites" in Russian internet, but you will always feel both latent and explicit sympathy for average America and Americans. It is definitely there. One of the reviewers of my latest book wrote that "He (that is me) weeps at the disintegration of his adopted homeland", of course I do, I observed for more than quarter of a century how everything what was good and decent in America was being destroyed by indoctrinated, uncultured, illiterate graduates of the Ivy-league "humanities" diploma mills and other so called institutions of the higher learning in the US which long ago stopped being academic centers. Now, reading this from a...North Korean girl. Yes, this is how bad it has become. Yet, I thought I had to point this piece of reporting out, because there always was quite a lot of positive which connected Russians to America which does not exist anymore. And it doesn't, it is over. So, does RT really inflame already bad sore of America's disintegration or is this a "shilling", in reality speaking the truth, about the pathetic state the US finds itself in today. I think it is the latter. It is a manifestation of those shades of gray which save people from the bane of Manichean existence.  

When "Democracy Felt Good"...in North Korea.

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