The Lou D'Etat
Pointed commentary on political and current events from the outspoken national-populist and controversial political activist Lou Marinelli.

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Apr
19
Prepare for the use of Russian nuclear weapons in Ukraine

Prepare for the use of Russian nuclear weapons in Ukraine

Russia has the means, motive, justification, and enough of a distorted view of the world to transition from conventional to nuclear war.
9 min read
Apr
04
The entire invasion of Ukraine is an unmitigated failure

The entire invasion of Ukraine is an unmitigated failure

After six weeks of losses, it is hard to see what Moscow stands to gain from its invasion of Ukraine as its political, economic, and security situation is worse now.
7 min read
Mar
19
I used to support Russia. Now I stand with Ukraine.

I used to support Russia. Now I stand with Ukraine.

Being an American who calls Russia his home, I have had very conflicted feelings about the invasion which has made it difficult for me to understand where I stand.
10 min read
Mar
01
Extended remarks on the war in Ukraine as delivered today during a roundtable hosted by the Civic Chamber of Russia

Extended remarks on the war in Ukraine as delivered today during a roundtable hosted by the Civic Chamber of Russia

I accepted an invitation by the Civic Chamber of Russia to share my thoughts at a roundtable about the war in Ukraine. I participated remotely, as I had already left Russia.
6 min read
Feb
14
Russia to consider recognition of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states

Russia to consider recognition of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states

The State Duma, Russia's lower house of its federal legislative branch, will consider two initiatives on recognizing the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk tomorrow.
6 min read
Feb
07
The populist roots of the #CalExit movement and why that Pandora’s Box has to be closed

The populist roots of the #CalExit movement and why that Pandora’s Box has to be closed

Contrary to public belief, the CalExit movement was not started as a response to the 2016 presidential election, and was actually founded by myself, a conservative national-populist and Trump supporter.
9 min read
Jan
25
Putin's political calculation on Ukraine and why western sanctions only play into his hands

Putin's political calculation on Ukraine and why western sanctions only play into his hands

The discussion on why Russia may invade Ukraine often centers on the strategic threat Russia would face if Ukraine joined NATO but this is more about domestic politics than Ukraine joining NATO.
7 min read
Jan
05
On the founding of #CalExit and it's new meaning

On the founding of #CalExit and it's new meaning

#CalExit was never about devolution or Sub-National Sovereignty, or promoting the woke politics of the left.
5 min read
Dec
19
Why I left Russia after five years as an expat in that country

Why I left Russia after five years as an expat in that country

The only appropriate thing a foreigner should do when living in a country but disagrees with the way things work in that country, is to leave.
11 min read