Curt on Russian mentality / conspiracy theories

Reacting to this propaganda:

I think this is pure nonsense. But then I also understand the Russian predilection for conspiracy theory, pseudoscience, and the myth that any one would want to conquer Russia rather than just put a wall separating Russia from civilized countries.

At the same time I also recognize the relationship between social rejection, marginal schizophrenia, and conspiracy theory.

Russia is a bad world citizen, and always has been.

The USA doesn’t want or need a war. It’s war weary from first suppressing communism, and now suppressing its instantiation as islamism. And now the USA has to worry about the fact that Russia, China and Iran are attempting to restore authoritarianism as the aspirational political model in direct opposition to the meritocratic political model.