They have become so dismally stupid, that it is not even funny anymore.
Maybe they should ask for help from The Onion.
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I am honestly sad about the declining quality of Western propaganda.
They have become so dismally stupid, that it is not even funny anymore.
Maybe they should ask for help from The Onion.
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A "second front" has been opened against Russia. But the West doesn't know how to feed it
Russian-Ukrainian political scientist Vladimir Kornilov
The West has loudly announced the creation of a "second front" against Russia. That is how loudly - "Second Front" - the article is called in the printed version of The Economist, which is the ideological mouthpiece of Western liberals. For some reason, in the electronic version, this biting phrase was replaced by a more modest, although also revealing, headline: "The Pen and The Sword."
No, no, this is not about the landing of Western troops on the Russian coast, as President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky hinted at when speaking at the G20 summit, which he called the G19. The Economist editors, always obsessed with the need to fight against the Russian state, call our fifth column, the marginal oppositionists, who mostly fled their country, the “second front”. Apparently, the magazine remembered Saint-Exupery's formula: "We are responsible for those we have tamed." Little-known figures in Russia have been nurtured there for so long that they have now decided to at least somehow remind the collective West of their problems.
It is no coincidence that foreign agents who fled to the West happily rushed to recommend this article for reading. No wonder, after all, at least someone remembered the needs of the vegetating liberal party that left Russia and pretty well worn out behind the cordon. And it was already time for her to fall into despair: the wave of ideological Russophobia that covered Europe caused the abolition of everything Russian, which had a painful effect on those who never considered themselves Russian in Russia, thinking that abroad they would appreciate their many years of service to the cause of collapse Russian statehood. Not appreciated.
From the first days of the special operation in Ukraine, Russian liberals began to beg not to associate them with Russia and come up with some kind of formula that would get them out of general anti-Russian sanctions. Then they themselves began to accept the formula "There are no good Russians," which Zelensky personally promoted to an external audience. Some of them still tried to argue with this, but voices began to be heard more and more often: "We are no more. We are not only outside the legal field - we are outside the field of humanity. We must accept this."
And where could they go in the situation when a heated discussion began in the European press about whether the Russian soul as such is a priori guilty? It is very reminiscent of the theological dispute in Europe of the 16th century about whether the Indians have a soul. Having accepted the thesis about the guilt of all Russians, the Western media went further and began to discuss no less vigorously whether it is necessary to read Pushkin and Dostoevsky or whether it would be easier to ban them all as harmful literature.
It is curious that the same The Economist eventually magnanimously allowed to read the Russian classics from time to time, although he recognized the rationale of the arguments of the supporters of the total abolition of our culture: “Yes, the Russian literary canon is tainted by imperialism. But this does not mean that you should stop reading it.” Having gone over the "imperialist spots" in the work of Tolstoy, Pushkin and Dostoevsky, the mouthpiece of the liberals finally decided that this work should be analyzed, if only in order to understand the logic of the actions of one's opponent.
Well, if even Tolstoy was made guilty, then what should some third-rate blogger expect, who may be famous in a narrow circle of Russian oppositionists, but in the eyes of the West is an ordinary Russian, because we are all a priori to blame for the current troubles of Europe and America. In their desire to punish the entire population of Russia, Western leaders did not even notice how they had deprived themselves of almost all tools of influence on our society, violating their own traditions and many years of practice.
For example, during the years of the Cold War, when the USSR was surrounded by a powerful "Iron Curtain", the West made remarkable efforts to penetrate our information space, carefully gathered critics of the Soviet system who had fled abroad, fed them, and spent considerable funds to ensure that the anti-Soviet propaganda made its way to the Russian-speaking reader or listener of "enemy voices" through all obstacles. Today, in a fit of Russophobic passions, the West has cut off many information channels and destroyed the network of agents of influence that has been created for decades.
The Economist suddenly drew attention to how anti-Russian sanctions practically left these agents, whom the magazine called "offshore journalism", without a comfortable existence. YouTube and various social networks where our fifth columnists streamed refused to monetize their propaganda activities. And payment systems like Visa and MasterCard, having left Russia, deprived them of the opportunity to receive what our oppositionists have been doing well all these years - donations, affectionately referred to as "donations". The result was a lack of contentment. "Money is the problem of offshore publications," the British weekly states with regret.
The authors of the publication did not even notice how, in an effort to knock out funding for their wards, they offended their tender feelings by comparing these figures with ... Lenin. "Offshore journalism has always influenced Russia's political future," writes the magazine. "Russia has a long tradition of influential refugees: Vladimir Lenin once published the Iskra newspaper in London." The original comparison, you will not say anything. Calling the editors of the media-foreign agents dug in abroad "Lenins of today" is something you have to think of. One would like to ask the authors: did Lenin finally live up to the expectations of the West when he came to power in Russia?
But an even more original thought came from The Economist's editorial on the same subject, which called for firms operating international payment systems to "find ways to make it possible" to transfer donations from Russia to offshore propagandists. That is, liberal ideologists, who have been seeking total sanctions against Russia for many years, suddenly realized that they threw out their own child along with the water, and now they are thinking how to fix the situation. It remains only to return to the idea of introducing passports of "correct Russians" (or "useful Russians", as one of the escaped foreign agents suggested) and introducing a separate payment system for their financing from Russia. No matter how the magazine, in a creative impulse, called for it to be called Visa-Lenin, continuing its risky analogies.
But it is they who have not yet realized that by erecting a new "Iron Curtain" they have drastically reduced their ability to directly address our audience. Western publications like to accuse Russia of censorship, but it was not Russia that cut off streaming services like Netflix, which were actively used to influence our youth. It's not Russia that deprived our readers of the opportunity to use the online libraries of the West in foreign languages. Previously, Western ideological saboteurs carried banned literature to the USSR on themselves, but now they themselves are erecting reinforced concrete barriers for it to enter our country.
Having created such difficulties for themselves, they urge Russian citizens to actively use VPN services. Remember how, quite recently, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imagined himself to be Prometheus, bringing us the fire of knowledge about this mysterious three-letter abbreviation. So the publication of The Economist expresses the hope that Western propaganda will break through the barriers erected by the West, citing statistics on the use of VPN services in Russia. True, the reaction of Russian readers will not please the magazine. Some of them pointed out: “I use VPN to download series and movies from torrents, not to read any stupid foreign… (then follows a word that is better not to translate)”. That is, the Russian audience knows abbreviations and three-letter words better than any Johnsons, but uses them more to circumvent Western censorship, rather than domestic.
The fate of the escaped oppositionists, who by no means pull not only on Lenin, but even on Kerensky, is of little concern to anyone. It is difficult to say whether any of them hoped that they would be met in some Vilnius or Tbilisi with a red carpet and a suitcase of money, but now they are crying together about the problems they have to face in a foreign land and how they are "offended "border or migration services of other countries.
The main question is - "Where will I eat?" - sounds directly or indirectly from the posts of various escaped figures, but remains unanswered so far. Having cut off failed activists from a potential audience, the West is less and less interested in their content: it turns out to be too expensive and useless. So the "second front" is still at the minimum wage.
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08:00 10/10/2022 (updated: 08:29 10/10/2022)
Europe hates racism and Russians
Under the eighth package of EU sanctions, it seems that the EU has nothing more to ban us from.
The response to the expansion of the territory of Russia by more than 100 thousand square kilometers was the expansion of the blacklist for several singers - from Oleg Gazmanov to Yulia Chicherina, a flexible "oil price ceiling" with an even more flexible "gas price corridor", an "extended ban" on supplies of plastic and cigarettes. It’s a pity to spend a click on such news now.
However, there is a truly significant statement in this package. It is important, strong, xenophobic. Maybe even historical in terms of crossing the red line, after which conversations stop in favor of other actions - breaking all contacts, a trial or a fight.
This is a line beyond which, as it was recently believed in the European Union itself, there are no decent people. Only racists, Nazis, fascists, etc.
We are talking about a ban for Russians to have wallets on European cryptocurrency platforms. The important thing is that this applies to any amount and to all citizens of Russia, even if they themselves live in the European Union, have not been in their homeland for decades and use cryptocurrency for charity. You can't - that's all.
This is a blocking restriction based on nationality, which does not provide for any exceptions at all. Even Poland, Finland and the Baltic countries, where they went further in the fight against everything Russian and closed the borders for Russians with Schengen visas, provided for a number of exceptions. But now absolutely all Russians are the same, even if they live in different countries, speak different languages and believe in different values.
This is racism. More precisely Russophobia. In his speech on the admission of four new regions to Russia, President Vladimir Putin equated Russophobia and racism.
This is the well-known sign "Dogs and Chinese are forbidden" hanging in front of the entrance to the public garden of Shanghai equipped by the British. With the difference that such a sign is a myth from a movie with Bruce Lee: the Chinese were indeed not allowed into the garden, but the English colonizer had ideas about public standards of decency.
But the ban on crypto wallets is not a myth, this sign is real and fixed in EU documents.
Dogs, by the way, don’t get crypto wallets either. The gold standard has been met.
The point, of course, is not in the crypt, the point is in principle. The author does not know at all how this sanction will affect the Russians, but he is sure that it will not affect him personally in any way. On the other hand, it may affect those who, out of their own fears, fled from "Russia Z".
Ironically, many of them for Europe should be class and ideologically close - but they did not come out as a nation to let them into all public gardens. And it is doubly ironic that in this group of Russians there are quite a few of those who, living according to the principle “my fatherland is all mankind,” do not believe in the existence of Russophobia in Europe at all.
They say that everything that happens is a natural, forced, natural reaction to Russia's actions in Ukraine, which is unacceptable to be compared with "real" racism, and Russophobia is just a stamp of state propaganda.
I wonder if the inhabitants of the gangsters compared themselves to the slaves of the cotton plantations of Dixieland, finding the apartheid regime logical, humane and didactically saying: "It's a completely different matter, you need to understand the difference." Most likely not: education did not allow. And for a number of our compatriots and contemporaries, even the presence of education allows us to deny the obvious.
“The Russian world is a cancer that poses a deadly threat to all of Europe. Therefore, it is not enough to support Ukraine in its military struggle against Russia. We must completely eradicate this monstrous new ideology,” says Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Replace the words "Russian" with the words "Jewish", "Armenian", "black", "Islamic" - then the statement will be unambiguously and by everyone identified as xenophobic and/or racist. But for Russians, a special exception is again made, as with crypto wallets.
However, the problem has not been in words for a long time, the fight against substandard statements can be left to Twitter. The problem is in specific legal acts that separate the Aryans from the Untermensch with the division of the latter into categories and their loss of rights according to principle of origin.
This is not a hostel law like "violated - pay." This is systemic discrimination "by passport" for those who have not violated anything at all.
It is a mistake to imagine xenophobia as a property of one social group or political force. It is much wider. Not everyone who was anti-Semitic in 1930s Europe was a Nazi. There were enough anti-Semites in the more liberal parties, anti-Semitism existed among workers and industrialists, intellectuals and vagabonds.
As in Europe in the 1930s, for the modern European Union there is a people or a community of peoples, hostility towards which is so strong that it has become a duty. This is us - and analogues of the Nuremberg racial laws have already appeared for us. Such a comparison may seem inappropriate, but we have now come to just such a level.
There is no Holocaust yet, but there are already bans on the profession. The right to identity has been preserved for the time being, but the property right has been challenged: property is confiscated without trial simply on the principle of your origin.
The racism against Russians is so revealing that there should be no room left for the remarks "this is what the EU would do to anyone who...".
Not with everyone. Only with Russians. And this is due to the fact that they are Russians, and not to the fact that "Russia's actions are unthinkable in Europe." From the point of view of a racist, he always hates and discriminates for a reason, but to stop the threat posed by the untermensch. Threat is inherent in the Untermensch and remains a racist's priority even in the presence of more obvious threats.
Until recently, Europe was shaken by the migration crisis, when residents of the Middle East stormed the EU borders in search of a better life. Many of them were let through without documents and given asylum. Some later became perpetrators of terrorist attacks.
Was it then widely discussed the idea of canceling the visas legally issued to all citizens of Syria, Iran, Libya, at once, depriving them of access to the money in their bank accounts? In the case of the Russians, this path has already been passed.
Blacks during the segregation period were not allowed on buses, cinemas and banks "for whites" - use your own, they say. Russians during the period of the special operation are removed from flights, cut off from financial services, blocked at the place of registration of the account - use, they say, yours.
In Estonia, Russian citizens were forbidden to have weapons that had previously been issued to them according to Estonian laws. Apparently, at the next stage of national harmonization, the Russians would not have the opportunity to shoot back.
Did the British forbid the Irish, against the backdrop of Ulster's problems, to own weapons, leaving this right to everyone else?
What sanctions were imposed against Turkish businessmen after the occupation of the north of the Republic of Cyprus?
How many companies have deprived Israelis of access to their infrastructure after the official annexation of the Golan Heights?
To what extent has the public space of Europe been cleansed of the Arabic language and culture due to everything that has happened in the Arab world over the past hundred years?
Evidence of racism against Russians is now enough for several dissertations. But what is more interesting is not what is, but what will be next.
The next step, which in legal terms even the meticulous Germans of the Third Reich did not have time to formalize, is the revision for the untermensch of the basic right to life. To such a skeptic (not necessarily even from Tbilisi) will confidently object that this, of course, will not happen in the European Union for anything and never, because this cannot be by definition.
In practice, "no way" and "never" will run into the times when Leonid Yakubovich was already leading the "Field of Miracles", and the Croatian authorities were still blessing the ethnic cleansing of the Serbs. It certainly needs some "decisive and destructive" sanctions, but Zagreb was taken into the EU instead. Just think, there are some Serbs.
As for the Russians, the discussion about the inalienability of their right to life is only just open. This was done by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, a very influential and respected person in the European Union, by proposing that NATO launch a preventive nuclear strike on Russian territory on the basis of the principle "to disobey".
The next day there was a terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge, at least three people were killed, all civilians. All Russians.
"Estonia certainly welcomes this," Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said on behalf of the whole country.
Reinsalu, however, is a verified Nazi - a member of the far-right party, who greeted the march of Estonian SS legionnaires with the phrase "These people saved the honor of our people."
By the way, "My honor is loyalty" - this is the slogan not only of the SS, but of the entire party of Hitler.
But xenophobia, as mentioned above, is wider than ideologies and strata. For the Polish leftist MP Robert Biedron, a gay politician in a very conservative country, the attack became a "balm to the heart."
However, things will most likely not come to ethnic cleansing outside of Ukraine. Europe is the cradle of racism, where racism and Russians are officially hated, but its modern xenophobia has limits and is subject to the instinct of self-preservation.
However, all the well-known stories of institutional racism teach about the same thing: if someone behaves as if he hates you, stay away from him, not judging someone else's "civilization" by eye.
Belief in the civility of certain racists is sometimes too expensive. More expensive than bitcoin.
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Vladimir Putin can't be trusted in peace talks over Ukraine and could use them to buy time, James Cleverly warns
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The low IQ western masses are easily manipulated by retarded language like "pro-Kremlin parties".
This is such a big SHlTSHOW. So all Sukasvilli have to do is dramaticize his condition and then wait for his NATzO backers to pressure Georgia to release him?? What a load of BS!
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