His name is Stanislav Mishin, and he’s making a lot of sense in a news outlet not known for making much of that over the course of its history.
You’ve heard of Pravda, right?
The official communications organ of the communist party from 1912-1991, Pravda has since been sold and splintered to the point of non-recognition. The paper’s current online edition still bears the famous name and spouts plenty of the same nationalist zeal – albeit in a more tabloid-style tone.
From Mishin’s piece in Pravda:
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American de(s)cent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people …
… 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.
While he’s clearly got some issues with the native tongue, we gotta hand this guy some style points … too bad he wasn’t around to pimp Yuri Gagarin.
Anyway, the point is this … in less than two decades we’ve gone from a communist Pravda railing against the capitalist pigs in America to a capitalist Pravda railing against Amerika’s “descent into Marxism.”
The script, it would appear, has truly been flipped.