So I had planned this other post today, one that seriously tackles the Russia “realist” argument from another angle. Then this happened:
Yes, in case you hadn’t heard, Russia banned Pornhub. No, don’t worry, they won’t ban Russian-made porn from your favorite site, they’re just blocking the site from Russia. Now personally I wouldn’t care, were it not for the boundless stupidity of that tweet you see above.
If you’re having trouble trying to figure out what that faceless bureaucrat is trying to say, they’re basically making the argument that banning Pornhub will somehow help Russia’s demographics. Yeah.
Now this is ridiculous for more than one reason. First of all, Putin fanboys are quite fond of pointing out that Russia’s birthrates have seen significant improvement in the past couple…
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