A writer for Politico, Clair Berlinsky of ‘The Cosmopolitan Globalist’, that resembles a ill-conceived blog, rather than a ‘Newspaper’ opines on:
Headline: ‘The Surprising Reason Europe Came Together Against Putin’
Sub-headline: A major advance in translation technology means that Ukrainians can inform and debunk in real time. The world hasn’t seen a weapon quite like it before.
Her twitter page features evocatively gauzy ‘glamor shots’ of its author:
Ms. Belinsky writes as if she were a Eurocrat on a Public Relations assignment, this published at Politico
Since Feb. 24, when Russia launched its all-out invasion of Ukraine, we’ve heard from many quarters that Europe is united as never before. “Fifteen years ago, during the financial crisis, it took us years to find lasting solutions,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the European Union address to the European Parliament on Sept. 14. “But this year, as soon as Russian troops crossed the border into Ukraine, our response was united, determined and immediate.”
Apart from Hungary (which continues to pay Russian President Vladimir Putin obsequious court), Europe has indeed displayed an uncommon unity since the invasion began. Converging on Brussels within hours of the invasion, European leaders surprised the world by swiftly passing package aince Feb. 24, when Russia launched its all-out invasion of Ukraine, we’ve heard from many quarters that Europe is united as never before. “Fifteen years ago, during the financial crisis, it took us years to find lasting solutions,” said European Commission Prfter package of sanctions designed to crush Russian finance, deprive it of revenue from energy exports, hamstring its defense sector, punish its elites and shut down its propaganda organs.
Von der Leyen attributes this uncommon unity and efficiency to Europe’s “courage and solidarity.” The Biden administration attributes it to the president’s diplomatic prowess: Administration officials told the Washington Post that Biden had engaged “in discreet diplomacy with European allies, and in recent weeks he ha[d] encouraged them to take action.” One European diplomat attributed it to Putin: “Putin has done much more than any other to unite the Europeans and to go for a stronger European Union.” All of this is true. The prospect of invasion by Russia concentrates the mind wonderfully.
This is unapologetic War Propaganda! ‘The prospect of invasion by Russia concentrates the mind wonderfully.’ Or is it just Toxic Kitsch? Who can forget that BestSeller of 1967, “The Doom Pussy,” Elaine Shepard’s novel about Air Force pilots in the Vietnam War?
Berlinsky makes this declaration, singing the praises of ‘Google Translate’ in its latest iteration.
But there is another, less widely acknowledged source of Europe’s newfound unity: The latest version of Google Translate, which has turned the ancient dream of a world without language barriers into reality.
I’ve been using Google Translate, since the rise of the Gilets Jaunes in 2018 to translate its tweets, from French to English. Is it that the Russian language is now a part of the Google Translate capability?