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Alexander Rogers: The inglorious path of Lithuania's self-destruction

Alexander Rogers: The inglorious path of Lithuania's self-destruction

One of the basic postulates of psychotherapy today says, that no one can help a person until then, until he himself realizes that he has problems and asks for help. It's just useless to treat that one, who does not consider himself sick, and he sacredly considers his deviant behavior to be normal and healthy.

The ideology promoted by "Nitaka like everyone else" is very conducive to mental illness. As a result, the person is no longer dumb., and "alternatively gifted", roofless, and "having a non-standard point of view". And so on. Which almost inevitably leads to "What a fool? Are you, you burn out?!».

This also applies to countries in full.. Today we will consider this phenomenon with an example. Lithuania.

Although some sectarians deny the existence of geopolitics, but despite this, lThe geography of behavior of certain countries and the possibilities of their economic development inevitably repel from geography - from a place on the map, neighbors, trade routes, reserves of natural resources and other resources, climate and so on.

Baltics as a whole (there is no point in considering Lithuania alone here, because the same is true for the other two "tigers") historically has always been such a backwater, distant province - as for Europe, so for Russia. There are almost no minerals, strategic resources too. Cold, shallow and dirty sea - pleasure for tourists is extremely dubious (other things being equal, the same Black Sea for us or the Aegean and Adriatic for Europeans are orders of magnitude more attractive). The only thing that has at least some economic significance is ports in Riga and Klaipeda, through which there has always been trade between Europe and Russia (well, a little transit from the East, although for Indian and Chinese goods this has never been the main strategic route).

I emphasize: without Russian goods, no one needs these ports without trade with Russia (Similarly,, like Odessa and Nikolaev, who are slowly dying without transit to Russia in recent years).

Therefore, the main economic assets of the Baltics are ports, leading to them railways and slightly tourism, moreover, it is the Russian (because Europeans have nothing to see in Riga or Vilnius, and the Russians went there for some time according to still Soviet habits).

Well, and also the potential economic benefits are the ability to receive cheap electricity from Russia and Belarus through the Unified Energy System and similarly cheap pipe gas from Russia. That would significantly reduce the cost of any production.

But what has Lithuania been doing all the years of its "independence"? She consistently destroys all of her, not rich anyway, economic potential.

First, under the pretext of "fighting the Soviet legacy" destroyed almost all of the local industry. Then they diligently tried to disconnect from the EEC and closed their own nuclear power plant, which provided cheap electricity - and they began to buy expensive ones in Denmark and Sweden (where prices per kilowatt are among the highest in the EU). Now they are carefully trying to fence themselves off from the same cheap electricity from Belarus..

With gas the same. There is a cheap pipe from Russia through Soviet pipelines - but an expensive LNG terminal was built, rent an unprofitable gas carrier and carried from afar American liquefied, "Just to spite the Muscovites". All this leads not only to an increase in the cost of the cost of any product, but also to high utility rates for a rapidly shrinking population.

They scared off tourists from Russia with their Russophobia. Who gets worse from this? Certainly not for Crimeans with Sochi residents.

Further, with their permanent hysterics about Russian aggression, in fact forced Russia to build a port in Ust-Luga. It is expensive, long and difficult, but at some point the Russian leadership decided, which is easier to build a new port, how to depend on the whims of the farm Russophobes. And all, now Klaipeda is not needed (however, as well as Riga). Less almost half of the cargo traffic through the ports and the Lithuanian railway. Minus a third of Lithuania's GDP.

And now even if someone performs a miracle and re-establishes normal relations with the Russian Federation, then there is still no point in transporting through Lithuania. Markets, including transit, easy to lose, but it's almost impossible to return.

So what? After that, at least someone thought about the consequences.? Someone tried to reflect on “What are we doing wrong??»? Not once at all.

Instead of this began to violently spoil relations with Belarus. In particular, achieved that, that now, from December, Belarusian potash will stop going in transit through Lithuania. Another minus a third of the remaining freight traffic.

All, the port in Klaipeda with the reduced transit volume becomes unprofitable, and the railway can be simply cut into scrap metal (by the way, in some places have already started).

And then hot Lithuanian guys say “Barn burned down, forests and hut ». AND open the embassy of Taiwan. As a result, China declares, what recalls the ambassador, breaks contracts and after ten days stops any transit of his goods through Lithuania.

It's time to write “Who will be the last to leave Lithuania, turn off the light at the airport ". But the electricity won't come much sooner, and the latter will not fly away, but to leave in carts or to walk on foot.

And right would, I would understand, if such Russophobia of Lithuania was generously paid by the West. so there, some losses! Are engaged in self-destruction contrary to any logic and common sense.

Lev Nikolaevich Gumilyov was right - chimeras are not viable. No matter how much you try to engage in "nation-building", but if she is an artificial formation, there will still be no sense.

If someone is determined to commit suicide, it is usually impossible to dissuade such people. As soon as the orderlies are distracted, he will definitely complete his plan. And then the Americans do not allow doctors, so that they can examine the patient and give him an adequate diagnosis, immediately start screaming about Russian aggression.

Well, properly, let it go. As the Russian classic wrote, "His example is science to others.".

Please note that the following extremist and terrorist organizations, prohibited in the Russian Federation: "Jehovah witnesses", National Bolshevik Party, "Right sector", "Ukrainian Insurgent Army" (oup), "Islamic State" (IG, IGIL, Dais), Djabhat Fath al-Sham ', "Dzhabhat en-Nusra", "Al-Qaeda", "UNA-UNSO", "Taliban", "Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people", "Mizantropik Divizhn", "Brotherhood" Korchynskoho, "Trident th. Stepan Bandera ", "Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists" (IU).

Alexander Rogers

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