And yet our soul is open to Western culture; we see it, study it, know it and, if there is something to it, make it ours; we speak its languages and value the work of its best artists; we have the gift of sympathy and transformation.
Europeans don’t have this gift. They understand only that which is similar to them, but then distort everything to conform with their own way. For them, the Russian is foreign, disturbing, alien, strange, not attractive. They look down at us proudly from above and consider our culture either worthless or some sort of great and enigmatic ‘misunderstanding’.
***********************And so, Western Europe doesn’t know Russia. But the unknown is always fearful. And Russia, because of the size of its population, its territory, and its natural resources, is enormous. An enormous unknown is always considered an existential threat, especially after Russia showed Europe the glory of its soldiers and the genius of its commanders in the 18th and 19th centuries
But fear is degrading, and so people conceal it with contempt and hatred. Ignorance, fed by fear, contempt and hate, fantasizes, rants, and fabricates. It is true that we saw German and Austrian prisoners of war return to Europe from Russian camps dreaming of Russia and the Russian people. But the majority of Europeans and especially their democratic ministers feed on ignorance, are afraid of Russia and continually dream of weakening it.
****************************Europe’s fundamental attitude to Russia is that it is an enigmatic, semi-barbaric ‘void’; it needs to be ‘evangelized’ or converted to Catholicism, ‘colonized’ (literally) and civilized; if necessary, it can and should be used for trade and for Western Europeanobjectives and intrigues; nevertheless, it is always necessary to weaken it. How?
By dragging it at an inconvenient moment into destructive wars; by not allowing it access to the seas; if possible, by dismembering it into small states; if possible, by reducing its population (for instance, by supporting Bolshevik terror, which was the policy of Germany from 1917 to 1938); if possible, by sowing revolution and civil war (as in China); and then by installing international agents in Russia, by stubbornly imposing Western European forms of republicanism, democracy, and federalism which the Russian people cannot stand, by political and diplomatically isolating it, but insistently exposing its ‘imperialism’, its imaginary ‘reactionary nature’, its ‘lack of culture’ and its ‘aggression’.
'Against Russia' Ivan Ilyin - 1948 (Russian Political Philosopher)
The present crisis, the door step of the new Cold War or worse, has shown us Russians in the first and the rest of the world in the second, the truth behind the masks of Europe and the EU in particular. The European superstate and its ruling elites, with their army of gray, unelected bureaucrats and technocrats have been unmasked and it is not some flowing beauty that was discovered.
Several things have become apparent. First and foremost, Europe, with few exceptions, has no will of its own. It is a harem of whores, standing on street corners, collecting their geld for their American pimps and owners. Europe has no will of its own, no political might and no self identity. It is based on godless greed and desire to stay in power to reap the wealth that its peasants produce. That is the modern EU, a state first and foremost ruled by the madam of the European House of Sodom: Merkel, who herself answers to her owners in DC.
Secondly we learned that European wealth is also a precarious creature. Even before our eyes, the Euro is devaluating at an incredible pace against the dollar and the Swiss Frank is all but dead. By following the dictates of her owners, Europe has laid down upon Russia a host of sanctions, which were followed by the double sanctions from Russia: the direct sanction on food and the indirect sanctions of a depreciated ruble driving out European goods.
Europe, regardless of the rabid flow of blood from the many self induced wounds, continues to cut itself as a masochistic slave, on command of her sadistic masters in DC. Nothing will stop this, at least not as long as the whores of DC stay in power and with few exceptions, the dumbed down slave races, that make up the majority of the European populations, will never rise up in revolt. They have been brainwashed, neutered, dehumanized and deChristianized. They have been fed on easy credit and over indulgence on one hand and fear on the other. In otherwords, they are broken and if pushed out, like a house cat, would quickly run back and ask to be locked back up in the communal gulag called the EU.
Secondly, we have seen that regardless of its actual status, Europe's leaders are deep in their own self importance and self love. They have gotten used to the ever presence of the country bumpkin, Russia, at Europe's ceramonies. That awkward giant who just wants to belong but is never good enough and can always be counted on for some good laughs and cheap resources.
What Europe missed in the years from 2008-2013 was that Russia had already psychologically started to wake up and renew its own self worth. The Georgian War had started that slow fuse blowing. The water fall of lies and negativity over the Olympics had fed petro on that flame. Ukraine had exploded that charge wide open.
Europe, of course, did not understand this and still does not understand this. They are confused or have convinced themselves of the temporary nature of the Russian turn away from Europe. High on their own self opinions and egged on by the spoilers in DC, the Europeans continue to come with high demands, not noticing that not only are the gates closed but no one is on the walls to listen to them.
The two gas deals with China, the work on a gas deal with S.Korea, the work towards a gas pipeline to India, the economic development deals with China and India, all worth hundreds of billions, the joint currency swaps, the military and open support for Iran, The close trade and military relations with Brazil and Argentina, were not creations of the last minute. In all cases they were in the works for several years and have now had the importance for their fulfillment.
Equally the development of Russia's own payment platforms and the joint Russian-Chinese Swift system and ratings agencies have demonstrated that Russia can do everything that Europe offered, itself, without the European condescending scowls.
Europe's response has been to further pressure Russia without realizing that Russia is no longer interested in playing the game with Europe, in being European or even looking at Europeans as equals, but more to something akin to a big cage full of hamsters. In other words, Russia has packed up her toys and left the European sandbox, building her Eurasian one in its stead and inviting a whole new gang of kids over.
This was further affirmed by the cancellation of South Stream and its rerouting to Turkey. The Turks have wasted no time in putting their foot down on Europe's collective throats as this is going to be pay back for the Roman slights of the past 30 years. The generous Russian discounts for gas will now be gone, the Turks have said as much. There will be price increases. So no matter even if Europe still gets some share of the Russian gas after 2019, it will be more expensive with the Turks playing landlord to the European energy.
The Europeans, who over played their hand, by ignoring the written and signed contracts and tried to force the Third Energy Packet on Russia after they had agreed on South Stream, could not understanding that the game was up. They declared this a strategy of Moscow and that they would arrive at the palace of the barbarians and teach them how things are done by the civilized whores..er Europeons. And Peons they proved themselves.No one answered the door chime.
To all this, the Madam of the EU whore house has decided to "appease" us poor Russian bumpkins. In her view, if we are kind enough to betray our country's self interests and surrender the Russians in Ukraine to terror, murdered and denationalization, then Merkel will shower us with the gifts of free-trade with German. So we surrender our future and the Germans will flood us with German products on which we can not even collect import duties? Wow, how could we barbarians ever turn away from such a deal?
Equally is gone Russia's participation in PACE. PACE, another body of worthless European bobble heads, who even have an out and out Nazi from Ukraine's Right Sector, as a parliamentarian, over played their hand. Europe has shown that it is not a worthy or trustful partner, that it lies and weasels on its deals. It has continued to escalate the war in Ukraine and blame Russia for not upholding its duties of the Minks agreements. But what duties are those from Russia which is not a direct party to this war?
Europe pushing and cheerleading Poroshenko's nazis to greater heights of murder against Russians in opposition and oppression of Russians in occupation is upholding their duties? Europe allowing a river of its nazis to flow freely into Ukraine, ignoring the hiring of jihadists by Kolomovsky, of genocide, is playing its part? We always expected that from American masons, but had higher hopes for the Europeans...the foolish Russian soul.
The masks are off. Russia has left PACE, it has cut off South Stream, it has cut off Europe from the food market, the full force of which will be felt this spring as hundreds of thousands of European farmers go bankrupt.
But we have also learned to play Europe's games. You decide you can enter our politics and support openly whom you want, well so shall we. Greece is a prime example of what is to come.
We will do our utmost to help the EU kill itself but as many cuts as it takes.