Patrickov wrote:We can say it's actually industrialization that they are against.
Although one wonders what they could be left with if they take away the very source of their power (guns and bombs).
The source of their power is not guns or bombs. It is faith
. This, after all, was the ultimate source of Soviet power; while the Soviet people had faith in the cause of Communism, Soviet power was a real thing. The Soviet military machine was never stronger than it was just before the collapse of 1991; but overnight all that military might became just so many hunks of scrap metal. All that power just crumbled into dust overnight. What they had lost was their faith
, and without faith nothing else they had meant a damn thing.
The Taliban beat the Americans because they have faith and the Americans just had money and weapons. No contest.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Marx (Groucho)