Thursday, August 14, 2008

Teasing The Bear

So the Russians have invaded their undersized neighbor of Georgia, and it appears they will soon be occupying the place for a while.

Some in the media seem upset, and even shocked, shocked, at the display of aggression and brutality.
Get real,folks.
Russians are assholes.
And damn brutal ones,too.

A little background: the Caucasus region is a hotbed of ethnic rivalries. Nuff said about that.

What happened this time: Georgia got stupid and took steps that they should have known by now would indeed piss off Russia, triggering Russians to do the one thing Russians are genetically programmed to do well.

Most successful societies learn by intuition certain survival techniques.
But, the one thing Caucasus region peoples have yet to learn, by intuition or otherwise, is how to just get along and coexist.

Were it not for Russia's propensity to be an asshole of a neighbor, this may have all disappeared by now, with only one or two Caucasus ethnics left to squabble after having killed off the other hundred or so ethnics.
But no.
Russia steps in, dominating everybody, bringing somewhat of a peace to the region.

This gives the various groups time to rebuild their populations in anticipation of another round of bloodshed.

How will this end?
The same way it started.
And then again, some more.
The future follows the past. The past tells the future.

If history is any guide, living in the Caucasus means never having to say you had enough,already.


kr :P said...

Pretty much. Which makes it SO lovely every time a form asks if I am "Caucasian" ... I once read how that term got applied to 'people with light pink skin,' but I've forgotten or repressed it.

A while ago I stopped marking forms that used that term, because I actively reject that semi-cultural, universal-subconcious, damaging-to-continue association.

Bike Bubba said...

It's worth noting, though, that when people come here from the Caucacus (sp?) region, they stop fighting. Having grown up around Chicago, I could point you to any number of neighborhoods where people whose ancestors fought bitterly live in peace, go to each others' restaurants, churches, weddings, and so on. So that heritage does not guarantee strife.

Rather, I'd suggest that what's going on here is that the descendants of Russian colonists in these lands are keenly aware of the fact that their parents/grandparents were involved in despoiling those lands, and that payback could be forthcoming. Hence invitations to Mother Russia to protect them, and continued strife.

Gino said...

bubba: i definately need to check my spelling of this word in its various forms.

i think the reason these immigrants live peacably here is because they are not on the land they are fighting over.

my buddy's people are circassion from azbhakia, or something like that.
he still knows who did what to whom 150yrs ago. mostly, their trouble was from turks and russians.

Bike Bubba said...

My dictionary says "Caucasus," for what it's worth.

I've got a slightly different take on why they don't fight here, though many here also remember what happened 500 years ago; they know that the Turks, Mongols, and Russians (and others) are not going to be allowed to invade their homes today. They don't fight because we have the rule of law here.

And two peoples in our own country who don't fight in their native lands do fight here because big cities have allowed the rule of law to be virtually eliminated.

Vanesa Littlecrow W. said...

UGH! When is nuclear proliferation when we need it.

Gino said...

i think read somewhere that in the event of a nuclear war, only cockroaches and caucasus peoples would survive.