Wrong. Your worldview represents the theoretical, moralizing phenomenon known as the media mind, in which people act based on simple pleasures and avoiding inconveniences, completely ignoring the depth of their actual motivations, culture and actual moral convictions.Well there you are, this is what it's come to. Thank you Donbass, thank you Crimea
I hope the people of these regions will now take a long, hard look in the mirror and ask themselves whether all this fuss was really worth it
In reality, Russians subjected to this sort of broad ethnic-based hatred and discrimination are much more likely to think "wow, Putin was right about these people".
I mean, Daniil Medvedev isn't a representative of Russia or a member of a Russian state delegation. He's an ordinary, private person who resides in Monte Carlo and lives in France. He just happens to have been born in Russia, yet that's enough of an excuse for him to be brutalized, mocked, banned from work and, most likely, even have his property seized down the line.
We're talking gross, 18th-century type of racism and discrimination here, only now instead of "dumb Negros" or "weird small-eyed yellow people" it's "evil homophobic Russians".
Be honest. How do you think that treatment will be interpreted by the average Russian? Do you think they're likely to conclude "oh well, if we just get rid of Putin, these people will suddenly become nice to us"?
I don't think so.