Manic Pixie Dream Dissidents: How the World Misunderstands Pussy Riot

Aug 21, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.theatlantic.com

Western coverage has reduced these Russian dissidents to more familiar narratives of youthful rebellion or damsels in distress, missing their entire point and adopting Moscow's own language.

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Obamaloney, Russian Style.
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They are musical illiterates whose entire repertoire consists of a total of five 'songs.' They are not 'artists' or 'musicians' and really have nothing worthwhile to say! They deliberately offended a group of people who have suffered severe repressions during the communist regime!
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Basically a feminist deconstruction of Western media coverage, some of which may be valid but most of which is just arrogant nonsense and feminist self-righteousness.

If being cute girls and punks gets the West's attention for dissidents who are older, male, or less well-known, how is that a bad thing? Isn't that part of what these young WOMEN want to see happen?

Ah, but that wouldn't make the writer feel as superior, would it.
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Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
They are musical illiterates whose entire repertoire consists of a total of five 'songs.' They are not 'artists' or 'musicians' and really have nothing worthwhile to say! They deliberately offended a group of people who have suffered severe repressions during the communist regime!
Hmm, defending Tsar Putin and the reborn repression of the Orthodox Church?

You're no friend of freedom.
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Aug 21, 2012
 
Eighthman wrote:
Obamaloney, Russian Style.
Obamadona wil sing papa dun"t breach song for Buttin USSRking;-00
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Aug 21, 2012
 
Dr. Bill_mr! wanna travel to MostCow to hear Papa don't Preach by Obamadona;-000
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The varied confused egocentrism we see in Western media and the depraved ravings of some here highlight the overall nitwit quality of Western press perceptions and the lemmings trying to understand them. The press makes huge generalized self-promotion into their blind fantasies, that the West generally feels their pain and insight. It's hilarious. The assertions sound more like the ramblings of drug addled residents at mental institutions. The non-consistency alone shows their infirmity.

"Sex was always part of their shock repertoire, from the band name to the penises drawn on bridges to the public orgies to the creative use of frozen chicken by one of the group's members."

Try to turn the above reality into a political statement at anything other than a gay exhibitionism rally. Masturbatory repertoires taking over the main cathedral of Moscow didn't change the cruel reality that the children of the two women in this group are lucky for a two year break.

The only insight from the female writers at Atlantic gained is they perceive Russian politic as they perceive their own: They need to have "blame Putin" lyric because they still believe their vacuous "blame Bush" lyric at home. As maturity settles into the few non-syphilitic minds left, they will have an epiphany of "performance art" being nothing more than a delusion.

Ref:
1> 18% increase in syphilis in California.
2> Russian Orthodox Church supports Putin.
3> New polls suggest a huge 0.000024% of the US population cares about these women's pussies.

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Debt Hold The wrote:
Dr. Bill_mr! wanna travel to MostCow to hear Papa don't Preach by Obamadona;-000
If the encore is HOLLIDAY, sure!

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