Pussy Riot had it Coming to Them

I’ve been scratching my head trying to think of good article ideas, and it occurred to me that writing a new rant would be in order. The problem is, I’ve been in such a good mood lately as I’ve been really happy spending the summer here in Eastern Europe, getting lots of good work done on my businesses, partying every night, and taking weekend trips to the beach. It’s hard to motivate to write a good rant at yoga class.

But I came up with a solution to that problem: Pussy Riot. Just put on the latest music video by this Russian band, and try to choke down an entire performance of this garbage. This is the performance that landed them in the international spotlight, and now in jail, for two years, which in my opinion is far too lenient of a punishment.

Did you make it all the way through? If so, congratulations, you either have the patience of a saint or very different taste in music than I do. What I see when I watch the video is a bunch of talentless hacks doing a tasteless, over the top publicity stunt with the intention of getting in trouble and milking the publicity. However, this stunt may have backfired as they were fucking retards and went after the last guy on Planet Earth that I would ever fuck with, Vladimir Putin.

Here are the translated lyrics from that “song”:

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
Рut Putin away, put Putin away

Black robe, golden epaulettes
All parishioners crawl to bow
The phantom of liberty is in heaven
Gay-pride sent to Siberia in chains

The head of the KGB, their chief saint,
Leads protesters to prison under escort
In order not to offend His Holiness
Women must give birth and love

Shit, shit, the Lord’s shit!
Shit, shit, the Lord’s shit!

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, become a feminist
Become a feminist, become a feminist

The Church’s praise of rotten dictators
The cross-bearer procession of black limousines
A teacher-preacher will meet you at school
Go to class – bring him money!

Patriarch Gundyaev believes in Putin
Bitch, better believe in God instead
The belt of the Virgin can’t replace mass-meetings
Mary, Mother of God, is with us in protest!

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
Рut Putin away, put Putin away

So this is basically the equivalent of me going into a dangerous, Mafia-filled bar in some faraway country, walking right up to the biggest, baddest Mafia dude in there, calling him a bitch in front of his girlfriend and bros, spitting in his bottle of Dom, and then putting up a video of it online to make money. That, my dudes, is a fucking stupid idea.

Femtards, Putin is not the right guy to mess with. He is the latest in the very long line of iron-fisted Russian/Soviet dictators that have disappeared MILLIONS of political dissenters and real or supposed enemies over the last thousand+ years. Ivan the Terrible, Lenin, Stalin, and now Putin, this is a list of men with whom trifling with was no joke.

To make things even worse, they decided to insult not only the iron-fisted tyrant, they also went after one of the most beloved institutions in Russia, the Orthodox Church. They ran in and performed a flash mob Milli Vanilli lip-synch performance of this piece of trash in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the tallest Orthodox church in the world. Then they went home, edited it, and put it up on Youtube. Here’s the church:

This is a little different than flash mobbing your local McDonalds. Make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew, girls.

This was no isolated incident. I couldn’t bear to listen to any more of their songs, but I did peruse some of their other lyrics, and here are some highlights:

from “Putin Got Scared”

The regime heads toward censorship of dreams
The time has come for subversive clashing
A pack of bitches from the sexist regime
Begs forgiveness of a feminist wedge.

Revolt in Russia – the charisma of protest
Revolt in Russia – Putin got scared
Revolt in Russia – We Exist!
Revolt in Russia – Riot! Riot!

from “Kropotkin-Vodka”

Occupy the city with a kitchen frying pan
Go out with a vacuum, get off on it,
Seduce battalions of police damsels
Naked cops rejoice in the new reforms

The fucking end to sexist Putinists!

from “Raze the Pavement”

The Egyptian air is good for the lungs
Do a Tahrir on the Red Square
Spend a violent day among strong women
Look for scrap on the balcony, raze the pavement

It is never too late to become a dominatrix
The bludgeons are loaded, screams get louder,
Stretch the muscles of your arms and legs
The cop is licking you between the legs

As you can see, they have no talent. Also, they have no sense. Feminists, maybe you can get away with pulling something like this in the West, but not in Russia, especially when you alienate the regular people with repeated attacks on the Church. Great game plan, idiots, that’s a great way to start a movement.

Many women don’t understand this fundamental concept that men do- namely if you walk up to the alpha dog in his house and insult him in front of everybody, that you stand a very good chance of getting your ass kicked, or worse. I have often seen women get away with saying things to a man that would get any other man’s ass kicked, and Pussy Riot is trying to do the same thing to Putin. Difference: this is Vladimir Putin, not some dude at a bar. If you call him a bitch in front of everybody, it will not matter that you are a girl.

Remember, this is the guy who has conducted a brutal crackdown on separatists in Chechnya, has overseen the deaths of over 20 journalists, and is just waiting for when the rest of the world loses interest in this story. Then, I wouldn’t be surprised if these girls get “lost in the shuffle”, especially if there is any incidence of martial law or other crisis situation in Russia. But don’t worry girls, the chance of something serious happening in the world in the next 2 years that might lead to some totalitarian crackdowns is only approximately 99%.

Pussy Riot is just another in the long line of bad artists like Mapplethorpe and 2 Live Crew who substitute shocking political or social mores for actual talent in order to gain money or publicity. Now due to a major miscalculation, they have now bitten off more than they could chew. I don’t really blame them, some people have no talent and still want to be famous, so I understand the overreach.

Even more atrocious than Pussy Riot’s terrible music is the predictable international response from nosy celebrities and hypocritical human rights groups. First, I present to you a partial list of hypocritical, self-serving celebrities that have expressed support, according to Wikipedia. Emphasis is mine.

Bryan Adams
The Beastie Boys
Bjork
Jarvis Cocker
Corinne Bailey Rae
Faith No More
Peter Gabriel
Genesis

Mark Knopfler
Courtney Love
Madonna
Geddy Lee
Paul McCartney
Kate Nash
Yoko Ono
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rise Against
Patti Smith
Sting
Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys
Pete Townshend

So finally, the original lineup of Genesis is reunited, and Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney agree on something, and it’s because of goddammed PUSSY RIOT? Are you fucking kidding me? I would go on about this celebrity posturing thing but Manuel beat me to it last month.

Now on to the international organizations, also from Wikipedia:

Amnesty International called the conviction “a bitter blow for freedom of expression”. Hugh Williamson, of Human Rights Watch, stated that the “charges and verdict… distort both the facts and the law… These women should never have been charged with a hate crime and should be released immediately.”

The United States embassy in Moscow tweeted that the sentence “looks disproportionate to the actions,” and the United States State Department asked Russia to “review this case and ensure that the right to freedom of expression is upheld.” Barack Obama expressed disappointment, and the White House stated “we have serious concerns about the way that these young women have been treated by the Russian judicial system.”

Lyudmila Alexeyeva stated that the judgement was politically motivated and that the Russian court was “not in line with the law, common sense or mercy”. A protest organizer, Alexei Navalny, described the verdict as being “written by Vladimir Putin” and called it Putin’s “revenge”. Author Boris Akunin attended the protests on the day of the conviction and stated that “Putin has doomed himself to another year and a half of international shame and humiliation.” Alexei Kudrin stated that the trial caused “huge damage” to Russia’s image and its “attractiveness to investors.” Irina Yarovaya, a member of the General Council of Putin’s United Russia party, defended the conviction, stating “they deserved it.

Correct, Irina. This is not a free speech issue, this is a stupidity issue. Generally the Russians understand this much better than these celebrities who read the headlines on USA today and decided this would be a good pet cause. According to the BBC, “One recent poll of Russians released by the Levada research group showed only 6% sympathised, while 51% felt antipathy or had nothing good to say about them. ”

Also, why the hell is the American embassy in Moscow Tweeting anything? Is that what you want to spend your tax dollars on, paying for the post of Chief Twitter Attaché for the East Wing of the American Embassy in Moscow (with full diplomatic immunity, “hazard pay” salary, pension, housing allowance, and kick ass medical)? God Dammit, Obama, just give all our money to JP Morgan and be done with it, this is just embarrassing.

With all the real problems of the world, all the real journalists and thinkers being censored worldwide, political prisoners being held without charge and tortured for years, even right home in America, the biggest anti-censorship protests worldwide in years is for a militant feminist can’t-play chick punk band that called Putin a bitch and sings such immortal lyrics such as, “Shit, shit, the Lord’s shit!”? This is why there is no hope for the world.

What it really comes down to for me is when stupid, talentless attention seekers claim to be for freedom and against tyranny and do something indefensible like this, they discredit the people who actually do stand for the right things. If the bad guys running the world are ever to be stopped, regular people have to stand together. Leaders of the people must emerge, and the people must be able to see themselves in those leaders. I don’t know you, but I don’t see anything of myself in this feminist punk rock abortion whose main technique is to pick fights they can’t win. Neither can anyone else. Sorry, girls, you are on your own here. I’m picking Putin.

Charlie Bushmeister

Call me Charlie. I decided to join with others to write this blog because I feel that I have learned a lot about how to succeed in life in general. It took a lot of trial and error and I've developed a wealth of philosophies, skills, and tricks of the trade that would be very useful to like minded guys out there. There's no need to repeat my mistakes, of which I have made many, instead I urge you to read this blog, absorb and practice its lessons, and then go out and have the most awesome life, on your own terms. To me that means good health, success in your career, the number and type of relationships you want, and general satisfaction that you're not wasting your life spinning your wheels, but going forward always towards your goals.




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