EPISODE 538 PUTIN…NO VICTORY FOR ANYONE IN SIGHT…MADNESS IS ON THE MARCH
Feb. 28, 2022
Has Putin gone mad? I am not the only person who detected madness when his lips curled
in a snarl as Putin threatened to unleash his nuclear arsenal. No sanity there, only anger and
more anger. Anger built up in Putin since 1990 when he returned to Moscow as s former Lt. Col of
the Soviet secret police, the KGB. That was 1990 and the Berlin wall was coming down along
with Soviet dreams of world domination. Vladimir Putin was 33 years old in 1990 and had to consider
his future. He considered being a taxi driver as everything he held dear in the Soviet Union
was crumbling around his feet. Then he got a new job …and became President of the Russian Federation.
Putin did not see himself as a true believer in the socialist dream. He was an opportunist rather than
a true believer. He longed for a return to the greatness of Russia and has spent
the last three decades managing a rebirth of that greatness. He has done well.
But he is now 69 years old. Is he sick? I mean really sick. Not just a figure of speech sickness
but really sick. Other minds far greater than mine are suggesting Putin’s brain has
been cooked by the Covid 19 virus he contracted in October. The virus is capable of doing that by
reinforcing ‘hubris’…making victims come to believe their world view is the only world view.
Making people like Putin believe that they are right and everyone else is wrong. Confusing
personal interpretation of events become the only interpretation of events. In Putin’s case
making him believe the return of Russian greatness can and must be achieve. Even isdone looking down
the barrel of gun.
Some Other observers think Putin is very sick with spinal cancer and/or Parkinson’s disease.
His health is broken and he is under constant medical care by a doctor he has relied
upon since his days with the KGB in East Germany. In short, he is dying. That is
the profesional opinion of some medical authorities. True or untrue? His legacy
of a Great Russia must be done now. He has so little time remaining.,
One very interesting assessment of Putin infers he has gone mad. Putin’s scowl in
recent news conferences is a departure from the cool impassive efficiency of his
WHAT IS ‘HUBRIS?’
WHAT words are a clue that a person is losing grip on reality? Answer: Hubris is commonly associated
with a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence, accomplishments or capabilities.
Sometimes people in power display exaggerated self-confidence to the point of being reckless. Contempt for other
people is a good clue. As are the over use of simple words like ‘I”. “Me”. “God” and “history”,
“Remember this…I am in control…just who do you think you are!…
‘Make sure you show me everything…I will be the judge.”
“God is on my side.”
“The historical record is clear…I am fully justified to…”
If a friend in a position of power begins using these words often…personal
words that show excessive self-confidence (hubris) coupled with an inability to listen to others that is red flag. Power does strange things to some people that can cause
a personality change where they “become obsessed with their self-image, excessively confident in their own judgement and dismissive of others, often leading to rash, ill thought-out decisions.”
Remember the comment that “ALL POWER CORRUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY” That seems to
be what Has happened to Putin when he uttered the threat about his nuclear arsenal. He has lost touch with reality.
Finally one observer thinks Putin is fine. He is manipulating world opinion.
The nuclear button comment was made to throw us all off balance. He likes
taking risks. There is no better time than right now for Russia to be enlarged.
The United States is weak and out of balance caused by internal disputes.