Unarmed protests never worked unless against a benevolent government. For example, Gandhi only had effective protests because the British government allowed it. Imagine Gandhi if he had protested against Stalin. Gandhi would have died in the early days and nothing would have happened.
Putin has been back into a corner. He is losing in Ukraine, and if he should lose he will lose power in Russia and probably be killed and his legacy forever destroyed in Russia. He would kill everyone on the planet before he let that happen.
So his options now are:
-Win the conventional war. He is focusing on this option with his call up of 1/3 of a million troops.… read more “Putin’s options”
The root problem we have on the Internet now is anyone can scam anyone without repercussions. We need real identities online, and perhaps an international body that can prosecute crimes.
In business school, the foolish academics always preached that China was the future. Anyone in business in the real world who goes to work in a country that is not free and does not respect property rights is an idiot.