Ruskies Scold The U.S.
Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Mon May 18 19:06:19 MDT 2009
Yes, but the errors are the same there. So I am
curious if this is written by a native speaker -
which it seems. But a true journalist wouldn't
make the same elementary errors. In journalism,
these errors would never be tolerated by an
editor, and, as such, speak to the credence of
the author and article as a whole.
generic situation, two people chatting, usually
not a lot of attention paid to
grammar. Acceptable. Journalism - professional
writing, lots of attention paid. It's as
ridiculous as listening to "misunderestimates
me". Destroys any and all credence.
In and of themselves, it's really no big
deal. We all read the same misuse here all the
time. But in what is purported to be true
journalism, the misuse is intolerable. Again, it
speaks directly to the authority and credence of
the author. It rings of "this is the best job
the writer could get, because no reputable
publication would hire someone who made such errors."
At 05:34 PM 5/18/2009, you wrote:
>Stephen A. Frye wrote:
>>I have to question the authenticity of this
>>article. It's "almost" well written. If this
>>were a translation from Russian into English,
>>the "lazy" grammatical errors wouldn't have
>>occurred, because the errors wouldn't be the
>>same in Russian. The errors wouldn't translate
>>directly. And I have never read these lazy
>>grammatical errors by any native English
>>speaker that writes columns of any
>>significance. Some postings herein,
>>yes. Journalists - never - they know
>>better. And if they don't, then the substance
>>of their material is probably just as error prone.
>Did you go to the link? I'd accept it.
>>At 03:29 PM 5/18/2009, you wrote:
>>>*/[Who'd have thunk this scenario would ever
>>>crop up? Amazing, isn't it? - JAQ:]
>>>/*Pravda criticizes the U.S. for going Marxist.
>>>American capitalism gone with a whimper
>>>27.04.2009  *Source:* Pravda.Ru
>>><http://english.pravda.ru/>  *URL:*
>>>It must be said, that like the breaking of a
>>>great dam, the American decent into Marxism is
>>>happening with breath taking speed, against
>>>the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple,
>>>excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
>>>True, the situation has been well prepared on
>>>and off for the past century, especially the
>>>past twenty years. The initial testing grounds
>>>was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a
>>>bloody test it was. But we Russians would not
>>>just roll over and give up our freedoms and
>>>our souls, no matter how much money Wall
>>>Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.
>>>Those lessons were taken and used to properly
>>>prepare the American populace for the
>>>surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the
>>>whims of their elites and betters.
>>>First, the population was dumbed down through
>>>a politicized and substandard education system
>>>based on pop culture, rather then the
>>>classics. Americans know more about their
>>>favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that
>>>directly affects their lives. They care more
>>>for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds
>>>burger or a Burger King burger than for their
>>>constitutional rights. Then they turn around
>>>and lecture us about our rights and about our
>>>"democracy". Pride blind the foolish.
>>>Then their faith in God was destroyed, until
>>>their churches, all tens of thousands of
>>>different "branches and denominations" were
>>>for the most part little more then Sunday
>>>circuses and their televangelists and top
>>>protestant mega preachers were more then happy
>>>to sell out their souls and flocks to be on
>>>the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist
>>>politician or another. Their flocks may
>>>complain, but when explained that they would
>>>be on the "winning" side, their flocks were
>>>ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for
>>>earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches
>>>are scandalously liberalized in America.
>>>The final collapse has come with the election
>>>of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three
>>>months has been truly impressive. His spending
>>>and money printing has been a record setting,
>>>not just in America's short history but in the
>>>world. If this keeps up for more then another
>>>year, and there is no sign that it will not,
>>>America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.
>>>These past two weeks have been the most breath
>>>taking of all. First came the announcement of
>>>a planned redesign of the American Byzantine
>>>tax system, by the very thieves who used it to
>>>bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of
>>>hundreds of billions of dollars. These make
>>>our Russian oligarchs look little more then
>>>ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the
>>>Americans have beat our own thieves in the
>>>shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?
>>>These men, of course, are not an elected panel
>>>but made up of appointees picked from the very
>>>financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are
>>>now gorging themselves on trillions of
>>>American dollars, in one bailout after
>>>another. They are also usurping the rights,
>>>duties and powers of the American congress
>>>(parliament). Again, congress has put up
>>>little more then a whimper to their masters.
>>>Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's
>>>(General Motor) president step down from
>>>leadership of his company. That is correct,
>>>dear reader, in the land of "pure" free
>>>markets, the American president now has the
>>>power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and
>>>we can assume other employees of private
>>>companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.
>>>So it should be no surprise, that the American
>>>president has followed this up with a "bold"
>>>move of declaring that he and another group of
>>>unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign
>>>the entire automotive industry and will even
>>>be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am
>>>sure that if given the chance, they would
>>>happily try and redesign it for the whole of
>>>the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less
>>>then two months ago, warned Obama and UK's
>>>Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it
>>>only leads to disaster. Apparently, even
>>>though we suffered 70 years of this Western
>>>sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as
>>>foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise"
>>>Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.
>>>Again, the American public has taken this with
>>>barely a whimper...but a "freeman" whimper.
>>>So, should it be any surprise to discover that
>>>the Democratically controlled Congress of
>>>America is working on passing a new regulation
>>>that would give the American Treasury
>>>department the power to set "fair" maximum
>>>salaries, evaluate performance and control how
>>>private companies give out pay raises and
>>>bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social
>>>pervert basking in his homosexuality (of
>>>course, amongst the modern, enlightened
>>>American societal norm, as well as that of the
>>>general West, homosexuality is not only not a
>>>looked down upon life choice, but is often
>>>praised as a virtue) and his Marxist
>>>enlightenment, has led this effort. He
>>>stresses that this only affects companies that
>>>receive government monies, but it is
>>>retroactive and taken to a logical extreme,
>>>this would include any company or industry
>>>that has ever received a tax break or incentive.
>>>The Russian owners of American companies and
>>>industries should look thoughtfully at this
>>>and the option of closing their facilities
>>>down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast
>>>as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.
>>>The proud American will go down into his
>>>slavery with out a fight, beating his chest
>>>and proclaiming to the world, how free he
>>>really is. The world will only snicker.
>>>*The article has been reprinted with the kind
>>>permission from the author and originally
>>>appears on his blog, Mat Rodina <http://mat-rodina.blogspot.com/>
>>> © 1999-2009. «PRAVDA.Ru». When reproducing our materials in whole
>>> or in part, hyperlink to PRAVDA.Ru should be made. The opinions
>>> and views of the authors do not always coincide with the point of
>>> view of PRAVDA.Ru's editors.
>>>In our country we have one group that believes
>>>you can print wealth into existence, another
>>>that tries to spend it into existence, and a
>>>third (and by far the largest) group that
>>>believes in both. This is a philosophy fit
>>>only for children and ignoramuses, and the
>>>editorial page of the New York Times - or perhaps I repeat myself.
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