On this day a year ago
Aleksandr Dugin and Daria Dugina
The daughter of Russian geopolitical thinker Aleksandr Dugin has been killed in a car bombing.
It is an open question as to whether agents of the Kiev regime were the perpetrators. The incident may have been planned and carried out by persons within the Russian and/or Kremlin elite, possibly as a proxy attack on Putin. It may even have been carried out by or on behalf of one or more external agencies, such as the CIA, or even MOSSAD.
Present speculation is that Dugin himself was the target, a theory supported by the apparent fact that Dugin was intending to use the same car as his daughter until deciding to travel separately; that would have been shortly before the bomb exploded.
If accurate, the facts known seem to indicate both that there was at least one hostile agent somewhere in or around the Dugin circle, and that Dugin’s guardian angel (literally) saved him.
Is this somehow connected with the upsurge in Ukrainian (Kiev regime) attacks on both Crimea and Russia itself in recent days?
I do not expect these events to go unpunished. We may be about to see an escalation of the war which will surprise and shock.
Leonid Grigoryevich Ivashov [Леонид Григорьевич Ивашов]:
“On 31 January 2022, during the 2021–2022 Russo-Ukrainian crisis, as Chairman of the Russian Officers’ General Assembly, Gen. Ivashov published a statement condemning Putin’s “criminal policy of provoking a war” and calling for President Putin’s resignation..
Blaming Putin for risking “the final destruction of Russian statehood and the extermination of the indigenous population of the country” Ivashov stated that the real danger for Russia was not NATO or the West but “the unviability of the state model, the complete incapacity and lack of professionalism of the system of power and administration, the passivity and disorganization of society.” Under these conditions “no country survives for long“.
According to Roderick Gregory, “Ivashov believes that NATO is a hostile power, but his experience has taught him that the NATO/U.S. threat is under control and no external threat is imminent from the Western powers.”
That of course depends on what is regarded as “an external threat“. In terms of actual invasion by NATO forces, that is obviously correct, but since the mid-1990s, NATO bases have been established in the Baltic region and elsewhere, and NWO/ZOG-supported uprisings based on fake “democracy” have occurred in various countries around Russia, most obviously in Ukraine.
In my view, Ivashov is right to say that “the unviability of the state model” is the biggest strategic problem facing Russia.
“Putinism” is a clearly-transitional model.
At first there was tsardom; Imperial Russia, based mainly on a society of noble landowners, business people, peasantry and clergy, all under an absolute ruler, the Tsar. That was “viable”, as its longevity proved, but failed to withstand the pressure when the “business” element burgeoned, starting to squeeze out the aristocracy (as in Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard), and when a new class, the industrial proletariat, started to push against the old order.
Then there was Sovietism, which again, for all its flaws, was a “viable” state model. According to its lights, it worked. It established a system which functioned, to which people gave allegiance, to some extent genuine allegiance, and which was, however grudgingly, accepted by the vast majority of the population as legitimate —and in any case embedded— for decades.
When Sovietism collapsed, which officially happened in 1991 but which had been happening under the surface even before 1989, what replaced it was a nothing, really, the Yeltsin klepto-state, in which the key people were the upstarts who had been nobodies only a few years before— Jew “oligarchs” (business tricksters) and various species of gangster.
When I myself was first in Moscow, in 1993, there were still traces of Sovietism everywhere, from having a “duty woman” stationed at a desk on each floor of my hotel, the Ukraina (for security, and to monitor the hotel guests), to having to be “invited” to Russia before being granted a visa.
I myself was invited, nominally, by the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation, the successor body to the USSR Academy of Sciences, and the people I went to see were based at the Academy of Sciences new building in Leninsky Prospekt.
Those traces of Sovietism were there but fading fast. The “duty woman” on my floor was not the aged dragon of legend but a rather flirtatious young woman who used to chat with me at length. According to her, her floor contained, on one side, “quiet businessmen” (in which group she apparently numbered me) and, on the other side, “hooligani” (i.e. criminal types).
Chechen gangsters certainly stayed there— I recall chatting once to one of their commanders. His gold tooth was very striking.
The state had all but disappeared, replaced by a hotch-potch of business-related and/or crime-related structures.
After some years of near-chaos, “Yeltsinism”, if it existed at all as an ideology (I think not) was replaced by “Putinism”, which was also, and remains, unformed ideologically. A mixture of Russian nationalism, big business, and cronyism, with a few add-ons (Russian Orthodox Church backing, a few gestures to the Western consumer society etc).
Russia has still not found its way to a new ideology and system. Most people in Russia are still looking back— to the old Russian Orthodox Church, to tsarism, to the days of the Soviet Union, or are looking to the declining West as a way forward.
This was predicted, not only by me but by others, such as Sergei O. Prokofieff, the grandson of the composer Prokofiev. I was slightly acquainted with his father (all three now deceased). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_O._Prokofieff.
Ivashov’s point (see above) is proven by the ghastly mess the Russian Army has made of the Ukraine invasion. Complete ill-preparedness, incompetence, inability to organize. This is not the army that took over most of Afghanistan in a few days.
From the point of view of the Threefold Social Order, the key weakness of Russia under Putin is that the economic or business element has become far too entangled with the State. The result is two-fold: business imperatives have to be placed at the disposal of the State but, also, the State cannot act decisively because business convenience has led to flawed decisions and to people appointed via cronyism and corruption.
I am beginning to wonder whether this possibly botched assassination was not a kind of 20 July 1944 moment, though not aimed directly at Putin himself: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Valkyrie. Or possibly a warning to Putin, by some part of whatever the Russian Army General Staff now consists of.
Russia needs an ideology, something beyond ordinary Russian nationalism, in which it can believe. “Without vision, the people perish” [Book of Ezekiel].
Fascinating that the Mail on Sunday/Daily Mail online disallows readers to comment on Hitchens’ column. What are the msm manipulators afraid that the readers might write?
At times, the System presents itself as all-powerful, but in reality it only has the power allowed it by the people, usually by default, because the people are asleep most of the time.
That was seen during the panicdemic, when the State and its offshoots (eg the police) imposed all kinds of arbitrary nonsense: the facemask nonsense, “social distancing”, wearing a facemask muzzle in the supermarket but not in the pub across the way, the ludicrous “Rule of Six”, the “one-way systems” seen in some supermarkets and other places, and little retail nobodies suddenly given the power to say “move back a little” or “wear your mask higher over your nose“.
The police were among the worst offenders, poisoning lakes in the Peak District in case hikers might want to go to see them, using loudspeaker drones to bully middleaged couples walking on hills, and so on.
It was actually frightening to see how easily brainwashed many people were, such as the hysterical Welsh farming family who called both the police and the newspapers to rant and cry about the two people from England who had camped on one of their bare and deserted wet hillsides. Apparently, the campers had, in some manner unknown, “endangered” the Welsh hysterics just by being there. However, the newspaper reporters were OK (or did they slip the peasants a few pounds to make it all OK?).
The police were in their element as real crime all but ceased, leaving Plod plenty of time to chase after and fine motorists and motorcyclists taking a leisurely drive on the empty roads. The police were also able to polish their skills as a poundland KGB monitoring social media.
While all the above was happening, large numbers, perhaps millions, of unthinking idiots were out on command every week, clapping like trained seals “for the NHS” (which all but closed down) and the other “key workers” such as the very police who were enforcing the Government’s repression (and adding a few off-the-cuff “measures” of their own, such as examining shopping bought by people to make sure that the purchases were “reasonable”).
There was more. Far more. The nonsense went deep, and most people felt obliged to comply with much of it. Ironic. We used to laugh or shake our heads at the sorry citizens of North Korea or East Germany…
The bright spot, though, is that, gradually, many people did wake up, and realized that the “pandemic” was to a large extent a “scamdemic” and certainly a “panicdemic”.
Eventually, after having wasted hundreds of billions of pounds (the result of which we are now seeing as our economy collapses), the Government pretended that the useless and even harmful pseudo-“vaccines” could be presented as having “saved” the UK from worse outcomes, and so relaxed the absurd “measures” before the public rebelled en masse, which as I predicted was starting to happen (not by violent resistance but by people just not wearing the facemasks, and ignoring the stupid “Rule of Six” and “social distancing” etc). “Yes repeat no”.
Even now, though, one sometimes sees the odd crank wearing a facemask.
I have posted this before, but perhaps now it is time to repeat it:
“Soon, sooner than many imagine, those of us still alive will be called upon to re-establish European civilization and culture. That may be hard and may be harsh, but it must be done. God mote it be!“
…or indeed a “Ukrainian” “refugee“(since 2002, in the UK or Ireland)…
Meanwhile, a pantomime horse has just won the Derby. Oh, wait a minute…
Still, we should be careful about what we mock: what happens in California often takes a few years (maybe only one or two) to make it to the East Coast of the USA, then a few years more (maybe only one or two these days) to reach the UK.
…and some people still think that voting in an occasional rigged election for this or that puppet, or for this or that facade of a political party, will change things…
Talking of System puppets, I happened to see this [below] about Liz Truss:
Looking at Liz Truss, at the sheer mendacity and general dishonesty of the woman, about how she has managed to claw ahead in career terms without ever having actually achieved anything concrete, and about how she basically became an MP on her back, I am convinced that —assuming that Indian “clever boy” Sunak fails to overtake her— she will be a truly rotten Prime Minister, quite as bad as Boris-idiot has been, and will be facing a far more difficult set of challenges, especially economically.
This just might be the time for which social nationalism has been waiting for so long. An incompetent and stupid woman as Prime Minister, public dissatisfaction turning to anger as millions go cold and hungry, and a (so far) very uninspiring official Opposition.
All we need is an organizationally and ideologically tight party core; a start, if you like. Once such a movement develops and expands, it can crush all opposition.
Black boy throws mud, with others, at a woman paddling a kayak, allegedly then gets hit by her, and the little bastard’s family now want the (white) woman to face prosecution!
All too typical…
Well, it was always going to happen. The linked Jew-Zionist and “antifa” elements have managed to have tweeter @EternalEnglish closed down, at least for now. Pity, but that is what happens these days.
Late tweets seen