The Russians are offering nations an alternative to Western insanity
If you’re a sensible, sane, decent, honest, clear-minded, truth-speaking man or woman with integrity these days, your government hates you, is at war with you and wants you dead.
That statement would have seemed preposterous to most of us five years ago, but today we all know it’s true. At least in the West.
The heights of power in the Western world have been captured by a network of people who hate our past, resent our culture, despise our beliefs and are determined to control our future. These elites have declared war on reality. Truth is personally offensive to them; if you speak it, you challenge their power.
This Western elite has declared war on all humanity which dissents from their delusions, too. That includes us inside the Western woke empire and those outside it.
They are at war with Trump, with Nigel Farage, with the AfD in Germany and with populist figures here. The individual they hate and fear the most though, of course, is Putin.
Putin’s performance last week at the Valdai Discussion Club is the clearest example so far of why the mad tyrants in charge of the woke imperium hate Putin so much. While Biden thinks the US has 54 states, Putin speaks for five hours using prepared notes and taking probing questions from journalists.
If he’d given that delivery while running for office in a Western country and we had free and fair elections, he’d win. The majority of Western citizens, however, will never hear what he had to say. So let’s take a look.
The first point Putin made is that the Western deep state provokes conflict and instability around the world to preserve its hegemony. The sanctions on Russia are a case in point. Designed by the incompetent bureaucrats in the US State Department, the sanctions were designed to so devastate the Russian people that they would rise up and overthrow ‘the regime in Moscow’.
That’s a crime. Our governments in our name attacked the peaceful people of Russia as part of their chess game for global dominance. That’s the type of behaviour you’d expect from a criminal organisation, not from ‘leaders’ who are supposed to represent our will.
It backfired, of course, and now Aussies are facing crippling energy bills and Europeans are getting ready to literally freeze in their homes this winter. Global fertiliser exports have been stymied, thus ensuring a worldwide famine in the years ahead. People in poor countries are going to die.
As Putin stated in his address, the Western elites have “no constructive ideas and positive development, they simply have nothing to offer the world except the preservation of their dominance.” Indeed.
Putin also explicitly called out cancel culture, pointing to the farcical banning of Russian authors in universities and Russian composers by orchestras. How strange has the world become when a former KGB officer and head of Russia is advocating for greater free speech in the so-called free world? What happened to us?
At this point, Putin moved beyond critique and onto Russia’s proposed alternative to the ‘rules-based world order’ imposed by the US woke imperium. Prior to and during great conflicts such as the one about to occur this decade, leaders of each side will outline their ideological vision for the world after the conflict.
Hitler did it, as did Churchill and Roosevelt. Biden can’t do it because he’s senile and the US elite know their dystopian vision of a Smart City fake-food zero-carbon Great Reset with no moral boundaries and total social control is deeply unpopular. Putin, however, is being very clear about what the Russian and Chinese plan for the planet is.
According to Putin, Russia seeks a multipolar world in which each nation is free to adopt the cultural values and political system its people desire. That includes Russia: “… no one will ever be able to dictate to our people what kind of society we should build and on what principles.”
Putin’s struggle to rid Russia of the creepy tentacles of suffocating wokeism is our struggle, too. The perverts and exploiters and control freaks who are coming after Christians, conservatives, libertarians and truth-speakers in the West are also the ones seeking the destruction of Russia. The same cabal who hate Russians with a neurotic fixation also hate us. Putin’s enemies are our enemies, whether we like it or not.
There’s also something compelling about Putin’s vision for a multipolar world order. “Above all, we believe that the new world order (!) should be based on law and justice, be free, authentic and fair.”
That was my exclamation mark. Whose new world order are we talking about here?
“The future world order is being formed before our eyes. And in this world order, we must listen to everyone, take into account every point of view, every nation, society, culture, every system of worldviews, ideas and religious beliefs, without imposing a single truth on anyone, and only on this basis, understanding our responsibility for the fate of our peoples and the planet, to build a symphony of human civilization.”
Isn’t it a beautiful idea? Sure beats having woke elites using our taxes to relentlessly shove their toxic madness down our throats.
There’s just one problem with the ideological vision outlined by Putin. It’s a big problem, though.
It won’t work.
It’s never going to work. Not in a million years.
No matter how much we may despise what the American empire has become, the aircraft carriers that it deploys to police the world’s oceans make commerce and travel possible. The international institutions that its military strength underpins have made the great global peace we experience possible.
It’s worth remembering that the Pax Romana of the Roman empire enabled free trade and travel from Britain to Syria to Egypt to Morocco. During this time, people enjoyed indoor plumbing, exotic foods and cultural exchange. Settlement size in Europe didn’t reach that of the Roman period again until the 19th century, and the Roman roads weren’t surpassed until railroads came along.
That happened because central authority broke down across Europe, and we’re about to experience that globally should the American empire fall.
What a time to be alive.
The historical moment we have lived through has been singularly unique. Never before has the world been so peaceful, so rich and so luxurious. It’s made us gross and decadent, of course, but it does have its upsides.
If the US stops playing its role as world policeman and withdraws from the world, then the peace and prosperity we take for granted will disappear very quickly. International trade will all but cease, as nations vie for regional advantage. International travel will become so risky as to again be not worth it. Eventually, people won’t even leave their local area. The globe will fragment, fracture and everywhere begin to fight.
If the Pax Americana goes, the world will go up in flames. Every time great empires have imploded and left power vacuums, rivers of blood have flowed. It happened with the collapse of the Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, British and every other empire in recorded history. The scale of what we would face in that scenario would surpass even the collapse of the Bronze Age.
Empires may bring decadence and oppression, but they also bring peace. There is no getting away from this golden rule of history.
Personally, I think Russia and China are going to win this conflict. The American ruling elite is far too bloated and arrogant, and the American people are far too hostile and divided. America’s enemies are united, and they’ve been handed America’s technology by traitors like Henry Kissinger for decades.
The BRICS+ vision of a world order without a hegemon is a pipe dream. There will be no order. Just a steady slide into a world much poorer and less decadent, but more stable and real and local than what we’ve lived through for the past few centuries.
But first, the war.
This article was first published in collapsitarian.substack.com