Essentially, the West should be horrified not because 76% of Russians voted for Putin, but because these elections showed that 95% of the Russian population supports conservative patriotic, communist and nationalist ideas. This means that liberal ideas barely survive among 5% of the population.
And you are to blame for that, my western friends. You pushed us into the “Russians do not surrender” mode.
I have long recommended you to find regular advisers for Russia. Shoot all these parasite! With their short-sighted sanctions, the heartless humiliation of our athletes (including disabled athletes), their “skripals” and their ostentatious disregard for the most fundamental liberal values, such as the presumption of innocence, which they manage to hypocritically combine with the forced imposition of ultraliberal ideas in their own countries, their epileptic mass hysteria provoking in a healthy person a sigh of relief from living in Russia and not Hollywood, with their post-election circus in United States, Germany, and the Brexit area; with their attacks on RT, who can not be forgiven for enjoying freedom of speech and showing the world how to use it; and it turns out that freedom of speech was never intended to be used for good, but was invented as an object of beauty, as a kind of crystal broom that shines from afar but that does not happen to clean your stables; with all your injustice and cruelty, inquisitorial hypocrisy and lies, you forced us to stop respecting you. You and your so-called “values”.
We do not want to live like you live anymore, no. For fifty years, secretly or openly, we wanted to live like you, but it’s over. We have no respect for you and for those of you who you support, and for all those who support you. Here is what explains this 5%. For that, you can only pick on yourself. As well as your politicians, Western analysts and media.
Our people are able to forgive a lot. But we do not forgive arrogance, and no normal nation would do it. The only empire still remaining among you should study the history of its allies, all are old empires. And see how they lost their empires. Only by their arrogance.
The burden of the white man, my ass (“White man’s burden, my ass.”) But the only empire you have left does not respect history and refuses to draw from them lessons, and so will end as it always ended (like all the others – empires – have ended).
You have all rallied to your enemy. As soon as you declared him an enemy, we gathered around him. Previously, he was simply our president and we could change it. But now he is our leader. And we will not change it. And this thanks to you.
It was you who made us oppose patriotism to liberalism. Although in general they should not be mutually exclusive concepts. You made so that in this false dilemma we choose patriotism. But many of us are really liberal. Me, for example.