I posted a few of his videos in the non - game youtube video section. Rip brother!
that’s kinda hilarious; they should’ve waited a few weeks to see what else he would’ve added
Would you buy a Tesla just for Steam ?
Laws are far behind technology, you could still probably get a ticket.
Crazy story! Now in Russia it is forbidden to “make calls to preventing the use of Russian troops to protect Russian interests, maintain peace and security”. Punishment is up to 3 years in prison. So it is effectively illegal to say “NO WAR” here. We are also rapidly cut out from the whole world. Twitter doesn’t work anymore, and YouTube will stop working song. VPN doesn’t help - I am not sure why, as of now.
It is only a small window of time left till we are closed from the outside world entirely. Ironically, I think I won’t be ever blocked from using Chrono forums - that is, unless Chrono forums introduce an all-russian ban, like many other resourses join. We are being left by the world in a bubble with a psychotic usurpator who is only good in several things:
- managing his security
- attacking & destroying
- arranging torture
- arranging murder.
And boy, does he have manforce to do it. Navalny is just the tip of an iceberg; he is not dead due to the sheer combination of lucky coincidences and world’s community attention. Most of us don’t have this level of visibility, so when it comes to people VS Putin’s war machine, the outcome is set from the beginning. I remember I’ve already left a panic post on Chrono - sort of; well, it’s been a year or so? Many good people are cold dead since then. European media will never know about them, so to the world it seems like we have no resistance. And that is because we are strangled by an aggressive machine that was built, tested, corrected for years in advance to do just that.
So what I mean to say is. If you ever get across the narrative that “over 80% Russian people support Putin’s war with Ukraine”. Please know it is all lie. Our self-established government got so lazy this time, they didn’t even care to make mock-polls. Nowadays they just draw support numbers out of thin air and parade with them. The distate for war, hate for Putin’s politics is absolute. Even the troops are sharing manuals on how to surrender to the other side actively; the problem is, there’s always someone with a gun pointed at your back behind you; and a guy behind him, with a gun for him; and then the next guy… It is a very long line.
Even Putin’s most loyal lapdogs are ever fleeing the country or talking against war \ acting mortally terrified. Most people are actively against it; we’ve participated in illegal protests (we don’t have legal protests in Russia), but now, as even talking against war is crime with 3-years retribution, it is a matter of time when everybody begins to fear their own shadow. Russian prison sucks. It is a place where your life ends. I guess this is the main problem with Russians - we are too freaking attached to our freaking lives. Even so, I feel my own attachment is wearing thin; and when it does, I’ll be stopped by the machine before I manage to do anything of significance to break it.
There’s a saying that goes like “they won’t lock up everybody / they won’t execute everybody”. The thing is, this guys are direct USSR legacy. They most certainly have the experience, and they won’t have any restraints in it - see the Gulag. As I am concerned, we are done with for the world. Spilled milk, dead meat, whatever you call it. It was nice having a life, meet people all over the world online, paying for international creative products, having international news sources and means for political discussions available.
Now it is over, and I really want you to know that Russians do not support Putin. He made it up (and was really lazy about it), and many of us will soon die or go to prison, because the anger and hate grows larger than any safety reasoning. I am only still around because I’ve got a spouse and a cat, and there is a lot of love in my little family. They are my hand brake. Attachment to parents, closest siblings, relatives, friends doesn’t work that way for me anymore. If I haven’t had it at the first place, we’d leave the country long time ago, and then I’d be weeping and mourning all the connections I’d be losing once Russia is closed off the world by the iron curtain. But now I know this would be a better outcome for my small family. I was stupid. Believing in my people or in my country’s potential was stupid. It’s just a zombie war machine, and we all deserve to die in isolation for getting involved in it.
Update: here’s the current “traitors” list that includes some of the names of Russia’s public figures; some of them were pro-Putin formerly; who openly speak up against the war. The list is far from complete; with no doubt, it will be growing.
While I hold no contempt for you personally, it is hard to watch a country like russia and china go down the path they have been walking for such a long time and not feel like the citizens of it are to some degree responsible. Though of course the democratic processes are disabled in both of those examples which limits what individuals can reasonably do.
It shows very clearly how low the approval of the country’s actions are when expressing disapproval is made illegal. And it’s been a bad idea to criticize putin for a very long time.
I wish the best for you, but I also wish more of the people of russia would have tried to do something a long time ago.
If by any chance you will ever have an opportunity or a way to leave , you are always welcome in Lithuania I personally dont speak russian , i have never learned it on purpose , but a lot of people here still do , and english is pretty much spoken by majority of population to smaller or larger extent , so you wouldnt have too much problems adapting here.
Anyway, this sound unlikely now , but i would always be happy to help you set up here. I’m sorry for your situation … but that is why Ukrainians are fighting to the last person alive now. There is this saying ’ better dead than red ’ . Noone deserves to live like that…
what’s the point of having more innocent ppl in the jails there? How would that help their children get food? How would that improve their lives?
Spoken like a true defeatist. Why would anyone ever take a risk try to change anything for the better? Mindsets like that is why oppressive religious regimes, dictators and despots manages to keep ruling over countries and regions both large and small for generations. Just keep your head down and maybe once all your neighbors are dead they’ll be happy and leave you alone.
Tell it to all the children whose parents are either dead or in jail while nothing changed. It’s also very easy for you to talk like that while you’re not in such a situation yourself. Experience shows it’s usually those who talk the loudest while not in a situation who become the quietest when shit actually goes down.
Millions upon millions of people in history have died for nothing, obtaining nothing at all.
And i’m not a defeatist. I’m a realist. Action should only be taken under the right circumstances and when there’s an actual possibility of a positive outcome. Otherwise it’s mere stupidity and lack of patience and insight.
If I were a defeatist I’d be saying the Ukrainians shouldn’t fight, for example. While I’ve several times stated already that while Putin might take the country, he will not win this war, which clearly means that they should fight them as much as possible because imo they will win in the end.
and yes i know, this is about racism while what u said is not, but it’s exactly the same; his “choice” he speaks of is the same you speak of
and at least he eventually apologized for saying stupid shit like that
I’ve been politically active essentially my entire life. I’ve been in protests since young years as my family did, continued doing so on my own later in life. I’ve written letters to politicians both Swedish and European, articles sent to and published in Swedish news papers regarding issues I care to try to change. On this very forum I have spoken up against things I find unjust and support and argue for causes I find matter.
I operate within the systems I have available to me and I take actions that I can take. I’m not going to jump in a boat, row across the Baltic sea and try to assassinate putin though. Even though he has made direct threats to my nation’s security, if war comes here I will do what is required of me.
You clearly have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about, and your attempted analogy shows it.
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You call life in russia now ’ life ’ ? Yes you are technically ‘alive’ but that is about it
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Um maybe we should steer away from this topic. I understand its a topic at the front of peoples minds right now but maybe this is not the forum to be discussing it as this is trending to go over the line of what is appropriate.
yes, obviously Stalin and Lenin did not kill enough of their grand parents and great grand parents and great great grand parents
obviously they should have done more against them
Were done with talking about this in this capacity. Want to talk about how we can support those who are suffering though this conflict go here: Info On How to Donate or Help Ukraine - #12 by DontBeSilly. I feel for you @joxter that is a sucky situation to be in.
I am so sorry, @joxter I know there is nothing I can say or do to make it better.