MOSCOW (Realist English). I have no doubt about the military victory of our Army over Nazism. But I have more and more doubts about the rest. The guys are fighting heroically, dying, protecting us and our children. I’m sure of them.
My huge doubts relate to the political and administrative part of the state system. I mean the informational and psychological attacks on Russia and the lack of a clear answer.
The country is in a state of real hybrid war with the Western world. A war that our political and financial elites cannot fully comprehend. They slowly delve into the situation. We make excuses all the time, we miss shots. And we are unable to turn on the mechanisms of wartime in any way. The appeal to the people by representatives of the authorities – of different levels, not only the president, but everybody: governors, mayors of cities, deputies and public figures. Everyone should work with the population. I don’t see that. Those who do not do this in wartime or remain silent at all should be driven out of power with a filthy broom as double-dealers and accomplices of the enemy. So far, there are no such appeals to the people, no large-scale actions in support of Russia’s domestic policy, no campaigns to denigrate the West and the ideology of Nazism, no accusations of totalitarianism, racism and dirty, criminal provocations, of using other countries to demonstrate their permissiveness to competitors.
Vladimir Putin said that Russia is self-cleaning, meaning that her enemies and opponents, the so-called “fifth column”, are leaving abroad, and with a challenge, with pathos and arrogant demonstration of their “pro-Westernism”. But we don’t see anyone criticizing them at a high level for this. The Urgants are planning to return to the screens of federal channels again in order to continue spitting poison in the face of the audience, and they are allowed to do so. Dmitry Peskov said that this type is a “great patriot”. But this is the opinion of Peskov, known for his close ties with Europe and the Russian glamorous hangout. This is not the opinion of Russia and her people. On this issue, I agree with Ramzan Kadyrov on issues of patriotism.
We do not see any serious consequences for Ovsyannikova after the monstrous provocation on Channel One. Konstantin Ernst remains in office, the entire management of the channel remains in their places as if nothing has happened, no one has been criticized, no one has answered for anything, the provocateur herself has gotten off with a ridiculous fine.
It won’t reach our glamorous elites in any way: we are at war. This is war. The war is for our destruction, for the cancellation of all Russian, up to the extermination of the Russian language and the Russian culture. This is not just stupid antics and hysterics, this is purposeful, planned work. On the territory of Germany, more than 300 cases of inflicting harm to the health and property of Russian-speakers have already been recorded with the full connivance and even support of the authorities. And these are only known facts. Fascism in Europe is not a joke, not a misunderstanding, not an annoying episode that will end soon. This will not stop even after the completion of the military operation. This is for a long time. Fascism is in their heads, in their minds, and now it also is in the ideology and politics of the EU countries. It has again become the official ideological doctrine of Europe, encouraged at the official level.
The West has no intention to give up. It feels the end of the unipolar world is approaching, and will stand to the death in order to delay the inevitable changes in the world order as much as possible.
The Ukraine is not the reason for the sanctions, but the pretext. No one in the West cares what happens to her, no one cares. Nobody feels sorry for the Ukraine, it’s just a convenient platform for attacks on us. European politicians are corrupt and 100% dependent on the United States. And they will flood their countries with blood, destroy the economy, breed racism, illegal immigration, crime and lawlessness on their territory, but they will defend American interests for the sake of their power.
They will continue to stamp out fakes about the “war crimes” of the Russians, silencing the real terrible stories of atrocities of the Ukrainian radicals and the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the dangerous experiments in biological laboratories.
But we have to react. To spread the information themselves, to bring it to the attention of at least their own citizens, to strengthen anti-Western rhetoric in Russia and in the world to the same level as they have intensified the rhetoric on us.
The entire Muslim world should fiercely, to the point of shaking, hate the policy of the United States and its colonies: the chaos, the destruction and the death that they bring wherever they come under the guise of “democracy and freedom”. Everyone should understand how rotten international institutions are, led by the politicians who are afraid of the United States and cover up their permissiveness.
Then and only then, when we convince our allies that the world cannot and should not exist in the current format, that it is necessary to create new institutions and reform the old ones, it will be possible to say that our special operation and all the sacrifices were not in vain.
The collective West will not voluntarily concede anything, one has to force them to peace, to a just order, to non-interference in the affairs of other countries. They must change their position completely, but they will not give up any positions peacefully. The only option is pressure, fear, a threat to their existence. Without these tools, none of our victories will be complete and will not achieve the result we need, namely: the absence of interference in our affairs, the possibility of development without artificial obstacles and restrictions from the outside, independence, sovereignty, equal dialogue with other players in world geopolitics.
And, of course, we need to seriously take care of the domestic space. And deal with the processes that interfere with us at home. To deal with those lobbyists of the West and its interests who still by inertia continue to boycott our development (especially in the sectors of culture and education — they need to be cleaned up). They are simply not capable of competent management in a time of crisis. Enemies can and should be searched not only on the outer contour, but also inside. And we have a lot of work to do here. It also needs to be carried out, and immediately.
If the whole society is consolidated and does not realize now the seriousness of the situation in which Russia finds herself and does not rise up against the fascist West not only militarily, but also mentally, then tomorrow we will disappear as a state and as a civilization. This is not pathetic theatrics, this is reality. We learned it in 1941. The situation is very similar.
Anatoly Nikiforov is a political analyst