The Russia That Was:

Bring back the Tsar!

Honestly.

Comments

  1. #1 tresmal
    December 6, 2009

    Forget Chapman. The photos he links to however are worth checking out.

  2. #2 Modusoperandi
    December 6, 2009

    That’s kooky. Of course Russia was better before those damn dirty pinkos ruined the place…as long as you happened to be the Czar or one of his in-group.
    The past is always better once you forget the bad things. It helps as well if you misremember what remains:

    “These were taken in the decade before the First World War ruined so much that is here presented.” (emphasis mine)

    “This Russia was betrayed and sold out by the Communists.” (emphasis mine)

    So the commies managed to wreck the place even before the October Revolution. They used time travel, I assume. Commies are sneaky like that.

    On the plus side, he didn’t blame it on Darwin. So there’s that. *cough*
    …I’m sure he’ll make up for that omission next time.

  3. #3 Josh Rosenau
    December 6, 2009

    MO: I’m sure Chapman thinks Communists==Darwinists.

  4. #4 Modusoperandi
    December 9, 2009

    Josh Rosenau “MO: I’m sure Chapman thinks Communists==Darwinists.”
    He does know that Stalin banned Darwi…oh. Never mind. I temporarily forgot that, to a disturbing percentage of people, facts are an obstacle not an aide.

  5. #5 Modusoperandi
    December 9, 2009

    sikiş: Afghanistan isn’t even a country. It’s a patch of land that’s of too little value to be worth taking, enhabited by tribes that are too good at fighting outsiders to hold on to the land that nobody else wants (this is, of course, when they aren’t fighting each other to take the land that nobody else wants from each other).
    It’s not like Japan or Germany after the war, when we helped put those countries back together. The Afghanistan project is less nation-building and more nation-creation.

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