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The Novorossiya Play
Some words about the current expansion of Russia and agenda of the west.
As you know, referendums have been held in the Donetsk and Lugansk and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. The ballots have been counted and Russia has announced the results. The Russian Federal Assembly will support the constitutional laws on the accession to Russia and the establishment of four new regions, new constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
For eight long years, people in Donbass were subjected to genocide, shelling, and blockades; in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, a criminal policy was pursued to cultivate hatred for Russia, for everything Russian. During the referendums, the Kiev regime threatened school teachers and women who worked in election commissions with reprisals and death. Kiev threatened millions of people who came to express their will with repression.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, the West decided that the world would permanently accede to its dictates. In 1991, the West thought that Russia would never rise after such a collapse and would fall to pieces on its own. Russia suffered greatly during the years after the Soviet Union collapsed. The people recall the horrible 1990s, the hunger, cold, and hopelessness. But Russia remained standing, came alive, grew stronger, and occupied its rightful place in the world.
Meanwhile, the West continues looking for another chance to destroy Russia, to weaken and break up Russia, which they have always dreamed about, to divide the state and set the peoples against each other, and condemn them to poverty and extinction. They cannot rest easy knowing that there is such a vast country with a huge territory in the world, with its natural wealth, resources, and people who cannot and will not do someone else’s bidding.
The West is ready to cross every line to preserve the neo-colonial system which allows it to live off the world, plunder it thanks to the domination of the dollar and technology, collect a tribute from humanity, extract its primary source of unearned prosperity, the rent paid to the hegemon. The preservation of this annuity is their main, real, and absolutely self-serving motivation. This is why total de-sovereignisation is in their interest. This explains their aggression towards independent states, traditional values, and authentic cultures, their attempts to undermine international and integration processes, new global currencies, and technological development centers that they cannot control. It is critically important for them to force all countries to surrender their sovereignty to the United States.
In certain countries across the west, the ruling elites voluntarily agree to do this, voluntarily agree to become vassals; others are bribed or intimidated. And if this does not work, they destroy entire states, leaving behind humanitarian disasters, devastation, ruins, millions of wrecked and mangled human lives, terrorist enclaves, social disaster zones, protectorates, colonies, and semi-colonies. They don't care. All they care about is their own benefit.
Their insatiability and determination to preserve their unfettered dominance are the real causes of the hybrid war that the collective West is waging against Russia. They do not want Russia to be free. They want Russia to be a colony. They do not want equal cooperation, they want to loot. They do not want to see Russia as a free society but as a mass of soulless slaves.
They see Russia’s ideas, values, and philosophy as a direct threat. That is why they target Russian philosophers for assassination. Russia’s culture and art present a danger to them, so they are trying to ban them. Its development and prosperity are also a threat to them because competition is growing.
The West is counting on impunity, on being able to get away with anything. As a matter of fact, this was actually the case until recently. Strategic security agreements have been trashed; agreements reached at the highest political level have been declared tall tales; firm promises not to expand NATO to the east gave way to dirty deception as soon as Russia’s former leaders bought into them; missile defense, intermediate-range and shorter-range missile treaties have been unilaterally dismantled under far-fetched pretexts.
And all we hear is, the West is insisting on a rules-based order. Where did that come from anyway? Who has ever seen these rules? Who agreed or approved them? This is just a lot of nonsense, utter deceit, double standards. They must think Russians are stupid.
It was the so-called West that trampled on the principle of the inviolability of borders, and now it is deciding, at its own discretion, who has the right to self-determination and who does not, who is unworthy of it. It is unclear what their decisions are based on or who gave them the right to decide in the first place. They just assumed it.
That is why the choice of the people in Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson makes them so furiously angry. The West does not have any moral right to weigh in, or even utter a word about freedom or democracy. It does not and it never did.
Western elites not only deny national sovereignty and international law, but their hegemony also has pronounced features of totalitarianism, despotism, and apartheid. They brazenly divide the world into their vassals – the so-called civilized countries – and all the rest, who, according to the designs of today's Western racists, should be added to the list of barbarians and savages. False labels like “rogue country” or “authoritarian regime” are readily available and are used to stigmatize entire nations and states, which is nothing new. There is nothing new in this: deep down, Western elites have remained the same colonizers. They discriminate and divide people into the top tier and the rest.
Russia never agreed to and will never agree to such political nationalism and racism. What else, if not racism, is the Russophobia being spread around the world? What, if not racism, is the West’s dogmatic conviction that its civilization and neoliberal culture is an indisputable model for the world as a whole to follow? “You’re either with us or against us.”
Western elites are even shifting repentance for their own historical crimes on everyone else, demanding that the citizens of their countries and other peoples confess to things they have nothing to do with at all, for example, the period of colonial conquests.
It is worth reminding the West that it began its colonial policy back in the Middle Ages, followed by the worldwide slave trade, the genocide of Indian tribes in America, the plunder of India and Africa, the wars of England and France against China, as a result of which it was forced to open its ports to the opium trade. What they did was get entire nations hooked on drugs and purposefully exterminated entire ethnic groups for the sake of grabbing land and resources, hunting people like animals. This is contrary to human nature, truth, freedom, and justice.
The Western elites’ unconcealed animosity toward Russia is precisely the fact that Russia refused their colonial conquests and forced the Europeans to trade on mutually beneficial terms. This was achieved by creating a strong centralized state in Russia, which grew and got stronger based on the great moral values of Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism, as well as Russian culture and the Russian word that were open to all.
There were numerous plans to invade Russia. Such attempts were made during the Time of Troubles in the 17th century and in the period of ordeals after the 1917 revolution. All of them failed. The West managed to grab hold of Russia’s wealth only in the late 20th century, when the state had been destroyed. They called Russia friends and partners, but they treated them like a colony, using various schemes to pump trillions of dollars out of the country. Russia remembers. Russians have not forgotten.
Western countries have been saying for centuries that they bring freedom and democracy to other nations. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead of bringing democracy they suppressed and exploited, and instead of giving freedom they enslaved and oppressed. The unipolar world is inherently anti-democratic and unfree; it is false and hypocritical through and through.
The United States is the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons twice, destroying the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. And they created a precedent.
Recall that during WWII the United States and Britain reduced Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne and many other German cities to rubble, without the least military necessity. It was done ostentatiously and, to repeat, without any military necessity. They had only one goal, as with the nuclear bombing of Japanese cities: to intimidate Russia and the rest of the world.
The United States left a deep scar in the memory of the people of Korea and Vietnam with their carpet bombings and use of napalm and chemical weapons.
It continues to occupy Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and other countries, which they cynically refer to as equals and allies. Look now, what kind of alliance is that? The whole world knows that the top officials in these countries are being spied on and that their offices and homes are bugged. It is a disgrace, a disgrace for those who do this and for those who, like slaves, silently and meekly swallow this arrogant behavior.
They call the orders and threats they make to their vassals Euro-Atlantic solidarity, and the creation of biological weapons, and the use of human test subjects, including in Ukraine, noble medical research.
It is their destructive policies, wars, and plunder that have unleashed today’s massive wave of migrants. Millions of people endure hardships and humiliation or die by the thousands trying to reach Europe.
They are exporting grain from Ukraine now. Where are they taking it under the guise of ensuring the food security of the poorest countries? Where is it going? They are taking it to European countries. Only five percent has been delivered to the poorest countries. More cheating and naked deception again.
American elites are using the tragedy of these people to weaken its rivals, to destroy nation-states. This goes for Europe and for the identities of France, Italy, Spain, and other countries with centuries-long histories.
Washington demands more and more sanctions against Russia and the majority of European politicians obediently go along with it. They clearly understand that by pressuring the EU to completely give up Russian energy and other resources, the United States is practically pushing Europe toward deindustrialization in a bid to get its hands on the entire European market. These European elites understand everything – they do, but they prefer to serve the interests of others. This is not servility but direct betrayal of their own people.
But the west believe sanctions are no longer enough and now they have turned to subversion. It seems incredible but it is a fact – by causing explosions on Nordstream’s international gas pipelines passing along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, they have embarked on the destruction of Europe’s entire energy infrastructure. It is clear to everyone who stands to gain. Those who benefit are responsible, of course.
The dictates of the US are backed up by crude force, on the law of force and agression. Sometimes it is beautifully wrapped sometimes there is no wrapping at all but the gist is the same – the law of force and aggression. Hence, the deployment and maintenance of hundreds of military bases in all corners of the world, NATO expansion, and attempts to cobble together new military alliances, such as AUKUS and the like. Much is being done to create a Washington-Seoul-Tokyo military-political chain. All states that possess or aspire to genuine strategic sovereignty and are capable of challenging Western hegemony, are automatically declared enemies.
These are the principles that underlie US and NATO military doctrines that require total domination. Western elites are presenting their neocolonialist plans with the same hypocrisy, claiming peaceful intentions, talking about some kind of deterrence. This evasive word migrates from one strategy to another but really only means one thing – undermining any and all sovereign centers of power.
The west has targeted Russia and Iran among other countries. Next in line are other countries of Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as current US partners and allies. After all, when they are displeased, they introduce sanctions against their allies as well – against this or that bank or company. This is their practice and they will expand it.
At the same time, the West has clearly been engaged in wishful thinking for a long time. In launching the sanctions blitzkrieg against Russia, for example, they thought that they could once again line up the whole world at their command. As it turns out, however, such a prospect does not excite every nation – other than complete political masochists and admirers of other unconventional forms of international relations. Most states refuse to submit and instead choose the sensible path of cooperation with Russia.
The West’s fringe minority placed sanctions on Russia. For most countries (EU especially) it has come back to haunt them.
The West clearly did not expect such insubordination. They simply got used to acting according to a template, to grab whatever they please, by blackmail, bribery, and intimidation, and convinced themselves that these methods would work forever as if they had fossilized in the past.
Such self-confidence is a direct product not only of the notorious concept of exceptionalism – although it never ceases to amaze – but also of the real ”information hunger“ in the West. The truth has been drowned in an ocean of myths, illusions, and fakes, using extremely aggressive propaganda, lying like Goebbels. The more unbelievable the lie, the quicker people will believe it – that is how they operate, according to this principle.
But people cannot be fed with printed dollars and euros. You can't feed them with those pieces of paper, and the virtual, inflated capitalization of western social media companies can't heat their homes. You can't feed anyone with paper – you need food, and you can't heat anyone’s home with these inflated capitalizations – you need energy.
That is why politicians in Europe have to convince their fellow citizens to eat less, take a shower less often, and dress warmer at home. And those who start asking fair questions like “Why is that, in fact?” are immediately declared enemies, extremists, and radicals. Their leaders point back at Russia and say: that is the source of all your troubles.
The Western elites are not going to look for constructive ways out of the global food and energy crisis that they and they alone are to blame for, as a result of their long-term policy, dating back long before Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. They have no intention of solving the problems of injustice and inequality. They would rather use other formulas they are more comfortable with.
And here it is important to recall that the West bailed itself out of its early 20th century challenges with World War I. Profits from World War II helped the United States finally overcome the Great Depression and become the largest economy in the world, and to impose on the planet the power of the dollar as a global reserve currency. And the 1980s crisis – things came to a head in the 1980s again – the West emerged from it unscathed largely by appropriating the inheritance and resources of the collapsed and defunct Soviet Union.
Now, in order to free itself from the latest web of challenges, they need to dismantle Russia as well as other states that choose a sovereign path of development, at all costs, to be able to further plunder other nations’ wealth and use it to patch their own holes. If this does not happen, we cannot rule out that they will try to trigger a collapse of the entire system, and blame everything on that, or, God forbid, decide to use the old formula of economic growth through war.
The current neocolonial model is ultimately doomed. But its real masters will cling to it to the end. They simply have nothing to offer the world except to maintain the same system of plundering and racketeering.
They do not give a damn about the natural rights of billions of people, the majority of humanity, to freedom and justice, and the right to determine their own future. They have already moved on to the radical denial of moral, religious, and family values.
Does the west think that Russia wants the same values, for example, “parent number one, parent number two, and parent number three” instead of mother and father? Does Russia want its schools to impose on its children, from their earliest days in school, perversions that lead to degradation and extinction? Does Russia want to drum into their heads the idea that certain other genders exist along with women and men and to offer them gender reassignment surgery? Is that what Russians want for their country and their children? This is all unacceptable to Russians. They have a different future of their own making.
The dictatorship of the Western elites targets all societies, including the citizens of Western countries themselves. This is a challenge to all. This complete renunciation of what it means to be human, the overthrow of faith and traditional values, and the suppression of freedom are coming to resemble a “religion in reverse” – pure Satanism. Exposing false messiahs, Jesus Christ said in the Sermon on the Mount: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” These poisonous fruits are already obvious to people, not only in Russia but also in all countries, including many people in the west.
The world has entered a period of fundamental, revolutionary transformation. New centers of power are emerging. They represent the majority of the international community. They are ready not only to declare their interests but also to protect them. They see an opportunity to strengthen their sovereignty, which means gaining genuine freedom, historical prospects, and the right to their own independent, creative, and distinctive forms of development, to a harmonious process.
An essentially emancipatory, anti-colonial movement against unipolar hegemony is taking shape in the most diverse countries and societies, even in Europe. Its power will only grow with time. It is this force that will determine the geopolitical reality.
Russia, its people, language, or culture can never be erased from history. Russians seek a consolidated society, and this consolidation can only be based on sovereignty, freedom, creation, and justice, with values of humanity, mercy, and compassion.
And I want to close with the words of a true patriot Ivan Ilyin: “If I consider Russia my Motherland, that means that I love as a Russian, contemplate and think, sing and speak as a Russian; that I believe in the spiritual strength of the Russian people. Its spirit is my spirit; its destiny is my destiny; its suffering is my grief, and its prosperity is my joy.”
— Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
September 30, 2022
(Edited for clarity and changed to eliminate first-person national references)
Any points of disagreement Good Citizens?
I could find very few.
In fact, yes, I intentionally edited his speech to lead you to believe I wrote it because with the exception of a few paragraphs or a word here or there, it could very well have been something I’d write.
That’s how I know, with near certainty that my enemies are not in Russia, but in the west.
The question Vlad proposes stands. For how much longer can the “leaders” of the west point back at Russia with a straight face and say: “That is the source of all your troubles!” and still be believed?
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Thanks for sharing.