(I just flashed on Peter Boyle as The Monster, in a tux, tap-dancing in Young Frankenstein – sorry!)
This came my way, courtesy of Doc in Yuma, a kind and generous friend and reader of this humble blog…
On August 04, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:
“In Russia, live like Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, and live the life of Muslim’s then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law.
Russia does not need Muslim minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination’.
We will not tolerate disrespect of our Russian culture. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The muslims are taking over those countries and they will not take over Russia.
The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of Sharia Law and Muslims. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest first, observing that the Muslims Minorities Are Not Russians.”
The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation.
If you keep this to yourself, you are part of the problem! SEND THIS ON!
It is a sad day when a (former) Communist leader (now an oligarch) makes more sense than our own elected leaders !!!!
I know it’s politically incorrect, but try substituting Americans for Russians in the above, and illegal aliens for Muslims.
It’s fine to remember and honor one’s ethnic and religious traditions upon arriving here, but remember, this is The United States.
E Pluribus Unum
(Word from a loyal commenter is Putin DID NOT say this! It does sound like him, though…) 😆