Today finishing this review of Akopov’s piece from last Thursday. Akopov has quoted several section of Putin’s speech, including the Russian President’s criticisms of the Globalization process. Unhampered Globalization, in Putin’s view, destroys cultures and nations which took centuries to build. It turns these cultures and nations into “faceless protectorates” and just mushes all the people together. All the easier to be governed and controlled by their Globalist Overlords. Who sit in palaces far away, and across the ocean.
Where we left off yesterday Putin had laid out a couple of multiple-choice quiz questions for his listeners. For example: What kind of world is emerging now, and what kind of world should emerge?
(A) Monopolar, this is a world with only one center of power, namely, the United States of America. If all the world is a stage, then this play has only one actor, and all the text is a just an extended Monologue. Putin calls this scenario The Law of the Fist.
(B) Multipolar, this is a world with several centers of regional power. Monologue is replaced by Dialogue, and nations collaborate on positive issues such as trade and economic development. Fistal Law is replaced by International Law. Relationships among nations are governed by protocols of mutual respect, along with observance of basic moral and ethnical norms.
[yalensis: Five-minute coffee break to laugh my head off….]
There is one thing I am sure of: The voice of Russia will ring out with dignity and confidence, in this world of the future. This is pre-determined both by our traditions, and by our internal spiritual culture, our consciousness, and, finally, by the very history of our country as a bona fide civilization. A civilization that is unique, but does not pretend, assertively and arrogantly, to be exceptional. Because (we know that) it is not possible to even imagine the history of mankind without such unrepeatable civilizations, as India, China, Western Europe, America, and many others. This is most certainly a many-faceted complexity, every facet of which supplements and enriches each other.
And here I also want to remind people of the words of the outstanding Russian thinker of the 19th century Nikolay Danilevsky: “No civilization can boast that it has produced the highest (possible) level of development.”
Sidebar on Danilevsky: This noted Russian scientist and philosopher was an opponent of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. He was in the process of developing his own “teleological” theory of evolution, in which the world was put together by a Creator and led on through a series of steps, to achieve some kind of end. Putin may have been referring to the popular notion of Darwinism when he spoke out against the “Law of the Fist“. In opposing Fistal Law while also rejecting Marxism (along with its platform of Economic Equality as the basis of Social Justice), Putin is evidently trying to have his cake and eat it too. He wants to keep capitalism running, but soften its amoral features. To do this, he has to draw on non-socialistic philosophical inspirations from the past, pan-Slavs and their ilk. Who ended up, usually, finding Orthodox God and joining the Church. Like Dostoevsky, for example, who started off as a Social Justice Warrior, and then ended up as a Doxie. And before I shut up, I just have to say one more thing, namely, I can easily defeat a pan-Slav in any political debate by uttering a single word: “Poland“! This always sends them running for cover, whilst screaming ineffectually.
Okay, now I shut up and continue translating Putin’s speech: Today, the understanding of this type of complexity in the development of civilizations, serves as a fundamental basis for a multi-polar world, for defending the principles of international law. And the influential weight of the poles of future development, of course, must be defined by their economic, scientific, cultural, spiritual, and humanistic foundation, by their (human) potential.
Putin visionarily sees a world in which there is no such concept as “higher’, “lower”, “advanced”, “backward”, “developed”, “under-developed”, etc. nations. It should not be a world of lecturers, and those who are lectured to. [TRANSLATION: Putin has gotten sick and tired of dealing with odious and self-righteous creeps such as Heather Nauert and John Bolton!] Here is our proposal, he says: We won’t impose our values on you, and you don’t do that to us, neither.
And then Putin does something beneath himself: He takes a cheap shot at Communism: Saying it envisioned an era in which all national borders dissolve, and all nations and civilizations merge into a single human entity. The Liberal Anglo-Saxon Globalists are exactly the same, he says, and no wonder, since they grew from the same ((((root)))) as the Marxists, with their theory of a unified human market. One could mention, of course, that Putin is not in a strong position when he discourses on national boundaries. Given that Stalin’s USSR was something like twice the size of the modern Russian Federation before Putin’s mentor, Boris Yeltsin, got his hands on it! And also that Putin and his cohorts lost the Ukraine. But that’s another polemic, for another time.
On that catty retort, I will end this review. No, wait, I don’t want to end on such a negative note. So, here is Akopov’s final paragraph, in his own words, in which he holds out a faint ray of hope for Russia and for mankind in general:
Russians will never give in. Russians are suggesting that all civilizations stand up for their uniqueness; and, on this basis, build a new world order. Each nation for itself; and all standing together against those who are convinced of their right to herd and lecture other people.
Everybody to break out in a rousing and uncynical chorus of Freude, schöner Götterfunken!