A Euronews reporter who knows absolutely nothing about Russia says that the kissing gay protesters were attacked by homophobes. Someone who’s paid to live in a posh apartment in Moscow and has a chauffeur to drive him around so he can make reports for English speaking audiences is bound to be clueless about reality. It’s the same as when dumbfucked leftists talk about how friendly and welcoming Thais are. They live there, but don’t know shit about the country.
Let me tell you something about Russia, although this is not strictly limited to the country. I’ve noticed the same type of behavior in other Eastern European countries and also in Vietnam which lead me to a conclusion that Communism fucked people up in more ways than immediately noticeable.
In Russia, every single thing, regardless of how small and irrelevant, or how unintentional and casual, is perceived as a challenge. You would for example talk to someone paying attention strictly to them and as you try to show something, your eye wanders and meets the eye of another Russian. That would be immediately responded to with: “Who the fuck you think you’re staring at you shit…” and without even understanding what happened, you’d have yourself an altercation on your ass.
Likewise if you accidentally bumped into someone, it would be perceived as a challenge no Russian would leave unanswered. They simply don’t know any such thing as: “Hey man, you’re having a great time. Good for you. Don’t worry about stepping on my toe. No biggie man. Just keep rocking and enjoy yourself…” This simply never happens there. It’s just the way they are. They are extremely short tempered and resolve everything with violence. It takes precious little, and I mean precious fucking little for someone to jump down your throat in Russia.
A beatdown at a gay kissing rally could be started by gay haters just as easily as someone who didn’t like that a bum was scavenging for leftovers around the corner. In Soviet Russia, a beatdown doesn’t happen at the drop of a hat. The drop of a hat is reason enough to unleash a massacre. It takes way less for a beatdown to go down. But of course, how could a Euronews reporter know that? He has an interpreter and a team of people who make arrangements for him to meet with people he’s meant to meet. He lives in Russia, but doesn’t know it. All he knows is a perception that gets reflected to him from a high stool he’s on.