Premise: Russia is standing up to the West!
Q: Why is it standing up to the West?
A: Errr….. Uh… Because of hegemony!
Q: How is it standing up to the West?
A: It is blocking NATO expansion!
Q: Why is NATO expansion bad?
A: Because they want to encircle Russia!
Q: They already have Russia more or less encircled and that hasn’t hurt Russia in any measurable way. Russia has worked with NATO plenty of times before.
A: But when they TOTALLY encircle Russia, they will attack!
Q: Why would they attack?
A: Because of…HEGEMONY! Yes! Hegemony!
Q: How is Russia stopping the “hegemony” from doing anything right now?
A: It’s opposing the expansion of NATO!
Q: Yes but why is that good?
A: Because if NATO encircles Russia, then they will invade and subjugate her!
Q: Why would they do that?
A: Because they need to expand their hegemony.
Q: How is Russia opposing this “hegemony…” You know what, never mind that for now. Suppose they attack and subjugate Russia. Then what happens?
A: Then the hegemony will be stronger!
Q: That’s assuming a lot, but what will the “hegemony” do then that it can’t do now? Is Russia preventing the hegemony from doing something it wants to do?
A: Yes! It’s opposing the expansion of NATO!
Q: But why…Never mind.