Vince Dhimos answered a question on Quora at:
All Ukrainian signs, government documents and schools use only Ukrainian language, does this cause trouble for the large number of Russian-speaking residents in Ukraine?
I had a bit of a dust-up with Glenn Anderson, a Peace Corps volunteer in Lvov (Lviv), Ukraine, who answered the above question saying that governments in other countries – he used China and US as examples – do not post street signs in languages other than the majority languages used in those countries. I pointed out that Russian has been spoken in Ukraine for many years, alongside Ukrainian and that the new law banning the use of Russian was a provocation.
I reminded him that in China’s Xinjiang Province, street signs are written in both Chinese and Uyghur and that in the US, street signs in areas with a high concentration of certain ethnic groups, are written in the pertinent languages as well as English.
He responded as follows:
I do seem to attract Russian employees from the Internet Research Agency to my posts.
I’ve been fighting this anti-Ukrainian propaganda for a while. Believe me Vince there is nothing original about your pro-Putin screed.
Straight from the talking points.
I checked out Glenn’s posting recorde at Quora and found that he often accuses people who disagree with him of being paid members of Russian troll factories. He also suggests that Quora should censor those who disagree with him. I responded as follows [redacted]:
You are suggesting to readers that only a person paid to support the Russian viewpoint could possibly support it.
Ok, so what are the Russian propagandists telling us in their English language online publications like Sputnik and RT?
The Russians support, for example, the following views:
That the US invasion of Iraq, now universally recognized as disastrous and wrong, was disastrous and wrong;
That NATO’s invasion of Kosovo, now generally accepted as wrong, was wrong because it was based on the accusation that Serbia committed egregious offenses against the Kosovars, whereas the UN’s Carla del Ponte determined post-war that the Kosovars were committing even more egregious crimes (eg, organ harvesting) than those that the Serbs had been accused of;
That the US’ intervention in Ukraine led to the impoverishment of that country, as we all know now since the IMF reported that Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe (the IMF blames this poverty on corruption, not on the Russians);
That the US’s involvement in Syria was illegal because the US was not invited — as everyone knows;
That the killing of Ghadaffi was a horrible mistake that has plunged Libya into chaos and terror — as is now generally recognized.
That Russia now has electronic warfare systems that can disable the operation of an enemy aircraft, as confirmed by US Special Operations commander Gen. Raymond Thomas, who complained that his EC-130 recon aircraft are being disabled over Syria.
That Russia has weapons that cannot be overcome (such as its Avangard nuclear capable glide missile that can fly at 27 Mach in a zigzag trajectory and cannot be intercepted by any known means), as confirmed by CFR President Richard Haass in his paper titled How a World Order Ends, which states that Russia cannot be defeated.
Now since these viewpoints are all generally recognized by good people everywhere, does this mean that all good people are paid by the Russian government to have these opinions? BTW, did I suggest or state that I thought I was trying to be original? Common sense is never original. It is an inherent trait of humanity that, sadly, we are losing, thanks to the Elites who control our minds via the msm, political entities, think tanks, lobbies, Russophobic trolls (there are none of those here, of course), etc. I would remind the readers (not Glenn, whose mind is made up) that the worm is turning as we write. The Elites are now starting to admit that the US cannot defeat Russia. This was brought about by a series of factors, all related to Russia, and not determined by paying anyone, including the EW systems in Syria that Gen. Raymond Thomas admitted were disabling the operation of his aircraft. Did the Russians pay Gen. Thomas to admit this? Recently, as mentioned above, CFR president Richard Haass wrote an article titled How a World Order Ends in which he states that the US cannot defeat Russia and that the US must dialogue with that country. He was obviously drawing the correct conclusion from the fact that Russia now has missiles that cannot be intercepted by any known means and can destroy the US. Should we allow the Neocons/Neoliberals in charge of the Pentagon and State Department to challenge Russia to a war that the US cannot win? If you agree that we should not, does this necessarily mean that you are being paid by Russia to have this opinion? Some people seem to think so.
Now think really hard, Folks, and answer this question in your own minds: Did the Russians pay Mr. Haass to write this article postulating that the US-dominated world order is ending? Haass even used a term that Putin made famous in his Munich speech of 2007, ie, “multipolar world.” Is Haass a Kremlin plant? He used to be a run-of-the-mill Neocon. What has happened?
Is Russia buying out the entire US Elite?
Is common sense now a proprietary mental process of the Russian Federation?
Of does common sense predate Russia?
If common sense predates Russia, then why would any intelligent person accuse people who have common sense of being paid by Russia to have it?
Could it be that these accusers are being paid by someone? Just saying.