H1N1 said:^ Is this the case, or is it the case that Russian and Ukrainian society naturally produces a few strong men, and that the rest of the population is naturally more bovine than might be the case in the west?
Is an Oligarchy, or something like it, perhaps the natural state for the Ukrainian or Russian peoples - at least for the time being?
In my view, these are countries that give themselves naturally to the extreme collection of wealth and power in the hands of a few hyper competent people, for a wide range of reasons. It is interesting to look at the traits all the oligarchs have in common, and equally how different they are from each other in type.
Yeah that's the question and it helps people be passive. The answer is that some people love to dominate other people and that the average person does not have this lust or the moral defects that are needed to fulfill it--and that's a good thing.
A good society that isn't purely materialistic, puts God first and where the masses don't vote for the leaders is not like that. Ukraine is still suffering badly from the poison of Bolshevism. I don't think that there is a genetic defect that allows wealth to be horded by so few or the society to be completely infested by the usual parasitic khazar cabal. It's spiritual.