For a long time now since the start of the Ukraine conflict in 2022, various signs have appeared which have suggested to me that – contrary to what I had assumed to be the case until then – Russia, or to personify the country, Vladimir Putin, its president, is not on the side of the so-called Davos ‘elites’ regarding their current, putative global coup d’etat.
This might surprise some readers; I know that some of my friends at Real Left differ fundamentally from me regarding this belief. Besides, because information in the fraught space of a global information war is never complete, or entirely trustworthy, I may still be proved wrong.
I hope this will not be the case, because if I am right, Russia is a powerful adversary in the struggle against the bunch of neo-fascist technocrats comprising the nucleus of our would-be overlords in the neo-feudal totalitarian society they envisage.
Hence, what is it that persuades me that Putin is fighting against the neo-fascists? There are too many items of information which point in this direction to list here, so I shall have to be selective. First, it is notable that, in November of 2023 Russian president, Vladimir Putin, signed a decree to the effect that 2024 will be the ‘Year of the Family’ in Russia, which contrasts glaringly with the ‘woke’ agenda regarding gender change, cancel culture, and everything associated with it, in western countries, particularly the United States and Europe. In the article linked above, RT reports that this ‘…initiative aims to “promote state policy in the field of family protection and preservation of traditional family values” – a sure sign (the way I read it) that Putin and his government are light-years removed from the deliberate undermining (systematically promoted by ‘woke’ culture) of the family as cohesive, ideally safe social space where parents and children are able to provide mutual psychological and spritual strength.
This impression is reinforced by the news that Putin recently took time off to celebrate Christmas with the families of soldiers who had lost their lives in the military conflict with Ukraine/NATO. Significantly, he assured these family members that, whenever they need help from the Russian state, they would receive it. One cannot ignore the signal sent by Putin’s stance to those – like the members of the World Economic Forum (WEF) – who seem to be going out of their way to destroy the family as fundamental repository of traditional values.
Small wonder that citizens of Britain and EU countries have been denied access to the important Russian news agency, RT, which, compared to western mainstream media outlets, provides balanced news coverage through correspondents in countries around the world. It is not easy to verify the accuracy of this report (or this one), but if there is any validity to it, Putin has openly shown his antagonism to the WEF. Some may argue that, even if Putin did in fact make this statement, it is simply a means to hide his true affiliation, which is with the WEF. I, for one, am not so sure, however.
It may also be objected that I am relying on non-mainstream, alternative sources to substantiate my claims – although members of Real Left, and sympathetic readers of articles on this website would probably not be among those raising such objections. The point is, as most these readers know, usually one won’t find an indication of Putin’s principled opposition to the WEF in mainstream media, which have all been captured by the billionaire technocrats involved in the present (attempt at a) global power-grab. Sometimes, however, signs of the mainstream registering the antagonism between the Davos crowd and Putin, or more broadly, between the West and Russia, do slip through, as evidenced in these two articles from Politico. Putin did not pull his punches in early 2021 when he unexpectedly joined a virtual meeting of the WEF and in his address warned that, unless serious preventative action were taken, the present global situation ‘might result in a fight of all against all’. In this article it is further reported that:
Putin, whose appearance at the Davos Agenda summit was not listed on the preconference schedule, added that such a fight would mean not only the ‘destruction of traditional values’ but also of fundamental freedoms. A common responsibility today was to avoid such a dystopic future, he added.
Are these the sentiments of someone who is (covertly) advancing the agenda he ostensibly opposes resolutely? I don’t believe it is, while simultaneously acknowledging the prudence of the rule-of-thumb – of which Rusere Shoniwa has reminded me – that in political commentary it is not what an individual says that matters, but what he or she does. It seems to me that Putin’s actions, some of which are reflected in the words he has (or reporters, referring to him, have) used in the contexts referred to above – such as joining bereaved Russian families – corroborate the impression created by his own words.
Something else which may be regarded as an action of sorts – albeit a vicarious one – on Putin’s part, is the release of a 2000-page report by Russia on the ‘manufacturing’ of the Covid ‘pandemic’ by the ‘US deep state’ and ‘big pharma’. Planet Today reports on this as follows:
Russia has publicly accused Big Pharma and US Deep State actors of manufacturing the Covid-19 pandemic to take over the world, listing Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and George Soros as co-conspirators in the plot against humanity. “Russia wants justice for the creation and release of SARS-CoV-2, while the West covered up the origins and censored scientists and journalists,” the Russian Embassy in the United States said on Thursday. Russia has submitted all their evidence to the UN, which amounts to over 2,000 pages worth of reports proving their claims over the last 18 months.
Admittedly, it would be a masterful disguise on Russia’s (Putin’s) part if it (he) were so-called ‘controlled opposition’, that is, covertly a member of the New World Order (NWO), fronted by the WEF, while overtly engaging in such apparent acts of denouncing and exposing the NWO. It reminds me of a document that circulated on the internet some time ago, supposedly penned by members of this ‘order’, claiming that they would achieve their (nefarious) goals by, among other things, appearing to fight one another mercilessly, while in fact striving for the same end result. Yet, if this were the case, I believe that the mask would slip intermittently. I have not come across any such slippage, however, which strengthens my conviction that Putin is on the level.
Not too long ago, in a speech at the Valdai International Discussion Club, Putin said the following, reinforcing once again his image as someone who wishes to promote a fair, just and peaceful international order. After remarking, in solidarity with the delegates at the meeting, that ‘our objective is basically to build a new world’, he continues:
In the early 21st century, everybody hoped that states and peoples had learned the lessons of the expensive and destructive military and ideological confrontations of the previous century, saw their harmfulness and the fragility and interconnectedness of our planet, and understood that the global problems of humanity call for joint action and the search for collective solutions, while egotism, arrogance and disregard for real challenges would inevitably lead to a dead-end, just like the attempts by more powerful countries to force their opinions and interests onto everyone else. This should have become obvious to everyone. It should have, but it has not. It has not.
Correlating with this address by Putin and filling in some content to the president’s observation, above, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, in a speech at the UN, recently took western countries – particularly the US and NATO – to task for their persistent subversion of attempts to implement ‘the principle of equality in international relations’. Echoing President Putin’s description of the West, Lavrov called it the real ‘empire of lies’. RT further reports on what he said:
The world has a chance to achieve “authentic democratization” in international relations by establishing a multipolar order, marking the first such opportunity since the end of World War II, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday.
The US and its Western allies seek to prevent such a development by stirring up new conflicts to divide humanity and keep their “hegemony of the global minority” in place, he added.
Would the Russian Federation really go to such lengths to fool the rest of the world into believing that it enthusiastically promotes a ‘multipolar order’ – in contrast to the ‘unipolar order’ advanced by the West – when it is surreptitiously endorsing what the West, and in particular the NWO, wants? I doubt it.
Add to this the fact that Putin has warned against genetic research and engineering enabling the development of a destructive weapon, as well as his claim that ‘Russia is invincible – not the idle boast it appears to be, but an allusion to the indomitable spirit of the Russian people – then it seems even more likely that he is diametrically opposed to the would-be technocratic ‘rulers of the world’ at the WEF. Regarding the first of these examples, RT reports on Putin’s address to Russian schoolchildren on 1 September 2023, at the beginning of the academic year, as follows:
“[Genetics] is important and dangerous, according to experts. It is said that those who take the leading positions in the field of genetics will have a weapon of terrible destructive power in their hands,” Putin stated.
Russia, however, remains committed to maintaining an ethical approach to genetics research, Putin continued. The country will make sure that the “positive foundations” behind genetics will not turn into a “threat to the whole of humanity,” he added.
And as far as the putative invincibility of his country goes, in the same address to the country’s students (see the second link, above), RT reports that:
Russia has always been and remains “absolutely invincible,” President Vladimir Putin told a group of students at an open lesson marking the start of the academic year on Friday. The mentality of the Russian people makes it impossible for the country to be defeated by anyone, he added.
Judging by the examples of love shown between Russian people in extremely difficult circumstances, which testifies, according to the Russian president, to the irrepressibility of their spirit, he is no ordinary person; in fact, he comes across as an empathic, but strong leader, who is invested in the cultural values of the Russian people. This should come as no surprise, when considering the thought of an important Russian philosopher, Aleksander Dugin, whose daughter, also a philosopher, was (erroneously) assassinated, presumably by Ukrainian agents targeting Dugin himself, not too long ago. Dugin is a friend of Putin, and reading his work – which is difficult to come by; he is persona non grata in the West – one is struck by its resonance with Putin’s pronouncements and actions. In The Fourth Political Theory (Arktos, London, 2012), for example, Dugin writes (p. 10):
To move forward towards the development of a Fourth Political Theory, it is necessary to:
• Reconsider the political history of recent centuries from new positions beyond the frameworks and clichés of the old ideologies;
• Realise and become aware of the profound structure of the global society emerging before our eyes;
• Correctly decipher the paradigm of postmodernity;
• Learn to oppose not the political idea, programme or strategy, but the ‘objective’ reality of the status quo, the most social aspect of the apolitical, fractured (post-) society;
• [and] Finally, construct an autonomous political model which offers a new way and a project for the world of deadlocks, blind alleys, and the endless recycling of the ‘same old things’ (post-history, according to Baudrillard).
Does this not contain echoes of Putin’s insistence that we must move beyond the old order of ‘unipolarity’ to a ‘multipolar’ world, where countries can pursue their own interests, but in cooperation with others? From Dugin’s analyses of the present situation and how we got here it is clear that he has a profound grasp of philosophy, politics and history. Small wonder that, compared with western ‘leaders’ – and it is a joke to include demented puppet Biden among these (such as they are! Sunak is a bit of a joke too) – Putin stands out as a leader who can think and speak for himself; with someone like Dugin as conversation partner, it is hard not to.