Friday, August 17, 2012

Maybe you don't care about Pussy Riot but---

Pussy Riot is not my cup of tea musically and I don’t necessarily support their actions in the church--- they should have done that elsewhere, but the result may well have been the same. The unholy alliance between Putin’s State and the Church is almost unbelievable, but it is representative about what is to come in Russia.
Russia is regressing to the Soviet and Tsarist times in its response to criticism. Almost any ‘dissent’ faces this new two year imprisonment if they dare to take on the Government.
Wake up Russians. I know you read my blog. Make some comments and defend the actions of Putin if you must---but talk, yell, and protest--- do something!
 I know that large numbers of people in Russia are unhappy with what is starting to emerge. It probably leaves many of you with a sinking feeling that history is repeating itself. The sound of jackboots in the middle of the night and your friends and neighbours disappearing in to the new gulags is more than a figment of my imagination.
What is it about Russia and its propensity to suffer tyrants? No wonder your art and music is so full of yearning and deep feelings depicting an ever suffering people. We in the rest of the world would love to see the happiness and hope return. Be strong my friends.  www.authorneilcoleman.com