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[–]radicalcentristNational Centrism 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

[–]bug-in-recovery 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The most astounding thing is people who have woken up to the reality of things, and claim to turn their backs on it.

There really is no turning off the switch once you see it.

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It sounds like the boomer arranged his life comfortably enough to be able to procure specialized technicians with his wealth. He ought to learn lessons from Lion Feuchtwanger, who had tried the same thing (sought out a good lawyer, doctor, and banker). The lawyer suffered an accident, the doctor committed suicide, and his assets were either frozen or seized. In the end, all Feuchtwanger was left with were the essentials (his enthusiasm for writing and the early impulses from WW1 which shaped his life). There are great karmic lessons contained in his memoir, The Devil In France, pages 125-130. I highly recommend reading it.

Question: Is Russia experiencing similar developments involving the Chinese?