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Hating Russia Is a Full-Time Job

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Neocons resurrect tribal memories to fan the flames

By Philip Giraldi | 5 June 2018

THE UNZ REVIEW — Having just returned from a trip to Russia, I am pleased to report that the Russian people and the officialdom that I encountered displayed none of the vitriol towards Americans that I half expected as a response to the vilifying of Moscow and all its works that pervades the U.S. media and Establishment. To be sure, many Russians I spoke with were quick to criticize the Trump Administration for its hot and cold performance vis-à-vis the bilateral ties to Moscow while also expressing mystification over why the relationship had gone south so quickly, but this anger over foreign policy did not necessarily translate into contempt for the American people and way of life that characterized the Soviet period. At least not yet.

Somewhat to my surprise, ordinary Russians were also quick to openly criticize President Vladimir Putin for his autocratic tendencies and his willingness to continue to tolerate corruption, but everyone I spoke to also conceded that he had generally acted constructively and had greatly improved life for ordinary people. Putin remains wildly popular.

One question that came up frequently was “Who is driving the hostility towards Russia?” I responded that the answer is not so simple and there are a number of constituencies that, for one reason or another, need a powerful enemy to justify policies that would otherwise be unsustainable. Defense contractors need a foe to justify their existence while congressmen need the contractors to fund their campaigns. The media needs a good fearmongering story to help sell itself and the public also is accustomed to having a world in which terrible threats lurk just below the horizon, thereby increasing support for government control of everyday life to keep everyone “safe.”

And then there are the neocons. As always, they are a distinct force for creative destruction, as they put it, certainly first in line with their hands out to get the funding of their no-expenses-spared foundations and think tanks, but also driven ideologically, which has made them the intellectual vanguard of the war party. They provide the palatable intellectual framework for America to take on the world, metaphorically speaking, and constitute the strike force that is always ready to appear on television talk shows or to be quoted in the media with an appropriate intelligent sounding one liner that can be used to justify the unthinkable. In return they are richly rewarded both with money and status. […]

3 Comments on Hating Russia Is a Full-Time Job

  1. The painting is by Ilya Glazunoz, great artist. Unfortunately UNZ review has become a blocked website at work recently.

  2. I think the Zio-Nazi-Terror-loving-seditionists would rather Russia was still in the USSR and ruled by an iron fist like Stalin (dubbed “Uncle Joe” by FDR, arguably the worst American President after Lincoln)

  3. All of this goes back to the 1860’s and Czar Alexander II. The Zio/Bolsheviks would ultimately execute a coup d’etat against Czar Nicholas II, in part as revenge for Czar Alexander II saving America from the proto-Bolsheviks.

    The subsequent genocide against all non-Jews was the greatest slaughter ever committed by any “group” ever……….that is with the exception of the trans-atlantic slave trade, also run by Jews, in which 90 MILLION Africans died on Jewish slave ships.

    Some will try to argue that The Soviet Union “collapsed” and Putin is the hero who rescued the “Russian” people from the Bolsheviks.

    But that is not the case.

    The U.S. “collapsed” in 1929. Nothing changed other than the Bolshevik takeover of America under the Zio-Bolshevik, Franklyn (Rosenfeld) Roosevelt, – Roosevelt is the Dutch spelling of Rosenfeld.

    He didn’t save America, he gave it to the Zio-Bolsheviks.

    The Soviet Union is still the Soviet Union, it’s name was changed just as Lev Davidovich Bronstein became Leon Trotsky. He was still a psychopathic Bolshevik regardless of the name change.

    Hence, “Russia” can never be trusted, as in Putin, Dmitry Medvedev or the next “democratically elected” crypyo-jew dictator.

    How can any intelligent, non-jew, not hate the Russian “government” ?

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