Putin Using Western Values to Destroy Those Values and the West

TheInterpreter: Staunton, VA, June 26, 2016 – Moscow commentator Andrey Malgin delivers a warning that no one should ignore:  Vladimir Putin, he argues, “will use Western values like direct democracy (referenda), freedom of speech and assembly and all the rest for the destruction of the West and these things which are its values.”

The Kremlin leader understands perfectly well, he says, that he will not be able to defeat the West by economic or military means and thus must choose an indirect approach, one that judo-style exploits the West’s strengths against it. Putin will thus promote populist anger in Western countries with the goal of “converting any vote into a protest.”
There can be “no doubts,” Malgin says, “that Putin’s agents will now push for referenda wherever possible” and on whatever subject, left, right or center, with the goal of achieving the most “destructive” outcome possible. And to that end, he will step up his propaganda directed at Western countries.

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4 Comments on Putin Using Western Values to Destroy Those Values and the West

  1. If you find/replace ‘Putin’ with ‘Obama,’ it’s actually pretty accurate.

    Staunton, June 26 – Moscow commentator Andrey Malgin delivers a warning that no one should ignore: Barrack Obama, he argues, “will use Western values like direct democracy (referenda), freedom of speech and assembly and all the rest for the destruction of the West and these things which are its values”.

    The Muslim leader understands perfectly well, he says, that he will not be able to defeat the West by economic or military means and thus must choose an indirect approach, one that judo-style exploits the West’s strengths against it. Obama will thus promote populist anger in Western countries with the goal of “converting any vote into a protest.”

    There can be “no doubts,” Malgin says, “that Obama’s agents will now push for referenda wherever possible” and on whatever subject, left, right or center, with the goal of achieving the most “destructive” outcome possible. And to that end, he will step up his propaganda directed at Western countries.

    Anyone who objects as some have and more will, he continues, the leftists will challenge with the question “Are you against freedom of speech, respected ‘partners’?” To be sure, the ‘mainstream media’ is “not taken seriously” by many. But it is useful for Obama because of the impact it has on Western journalists who cite it in the name of balance, the current standard of objectivity, and thus spread taqiyya to their audiences.

    Sometimes, of course, this will be exposed; but the work is “so total that individual failures will not be able to have an essential impact on the results” the Trotskyite neocons seek, Malgin says, adding ominously that this is the way “the third world war” is being fought, even if one side refuses to acknowledge that fact.

    Kirill Martynov, the political editor of Moscow’s “Novaya gazeta,” offers an explanation for why Obama is being so successful in this effort because he appears to understand something that many in the West do not: the way in which the Internet revolution has spread contempt for all elites and expert opinion.

    In recent years, he says, “there have been many arguments about what changes the Internet promises us,” especially in the wake of the impact of Twitter on the Arab Spring and the supposedly “liberating potential of new media.” But, he continues, “only now are we beginning to understand how these changes work in fact.”

    “It is possible that the main thing that the Internet teaches people is distrust in their own elites,” he argues, noting that “it is difficult to imagine the Trump phenomenon of the ‘incorrect’ voting on Brexit in an era of television” alone. But the Internet in both cases has done its destructive work.

    “Now in the new media, we see experts much closer up and in more detail than ever before,” Martynov says. “We observe representatives of the establishment as living people who make mistakes, say stupid things and are laughable.” As a result, “voters in the West no longer want to subordinate themselves to the directives of ‘the empty suits.’”

    And that in turn means, he concludes, that “a revision of the social contract in the entire world awaits us.” Such a process will entail many “risks,” including “the collapse of old political alliances and the coming to power of populists.” Those who are banking on this like Obama may thus win particularly if those he wants to defeat do not recognize the challenge.

  2. I remember that photo–we will bury you.. LOL I am still here after all these years. My dad said at the time “sure hope he wore his good socks”

  3. Probably just a coincidence that the vaunted 1st Guards Tank Army (the first to penetrate Germany in WWII) has been re-constituted (it was disbanded in 1998) and positioned on the Western Approaches to Russia where it could (conceivably) strike Poland, Ukraine, or the Balkans.
    Seems like Vlad the Impaler is playing Chess while the West is playing Checkers.

    izlamo delenda est …

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