Posted by: Bruce | August 18, 2012

From Russia with Love – Pussy Riot jailed over thin skin.

On 9/8/2012 I posted a few words on this band of punk feminists who decided to deliver their own punk sermon within Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral. The protest venue got the attention alright but they bit off more than they could chew. The following link has video from the court, the protest and others.

Pussy Riot members jailed for ‘punk prayer’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

This happening in Russia, and (admittedly) looking from the outside in, it was an odds on bet they would be jailed. They have been sentenced to 2 & 1/2 years jail. I’m not defending the actions of the members of Pussy Riot; they just shouldn’t be jailed for speaking their mind, even if poorly done.

With Russia filing real problems away in the Too Hard Basket, the girls from Pussy Riot presented a nice easy target, and suffered the consequences.

So it appears President Putin is thin skinned and no-one down the line of his influence would want to incur his wrath. Jail is overkill. The Church, which preaches forgiveness, should be condemning the sentence and if not, why not? What’s the name of that Church again?

Three young women will no longer be smiling and the jailing will fuel the fires of dissent. What’s the money on a back down by the Russian authorities?

Word for today:     Dissension…

Partisan and contentious quarreling

More to come;   same blog time, same blog channel.


Responses

  1. We are taught to speak our minds out. Could that turn this bad?

    • It can turn out badly depending on the country in which you live. Thanks for your comment. Bruce


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