Editor’s Note: This is my definitive statement on Russia.
On Russia: Russia is an autocratic, multicultural, expansionist empire. It is not the savior of the White race. It is not a bastion of Christianity. It is not a trad model for how we ought to live here. It is not Aryan women in wheat fields or any of that nonsense. It is the same old Russia as it has always existed except for during the Soviet period. We have coexisted with Russia for centuries.
On the Russian people: The Russian people have no more control over their foreign policy than we do here. This was entirely Putin’s decision. He made this call. “Democracy” isn’t at stake. Elites are responsible for setting foreign policy on all sides of this conflict. In the United States, foreign policy is made by elites and unelected bureaucrats under the pressure of interest groups like the Israel Lobby and the military-industrial complex. Blaming the Russian people for this conflict is nothing but ignorance, bigotry and xenophobia. This invasion of Ukraine came as much as a surprise to them as it did to us.
On Putin: He sees himself as a “civilizationist” and the defender of the “Russian World” who is guiding Russia back to strength from a position of weakness after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He IS NOT a communist. He has a very deep sense of history and grievance. In Ukraine, Putin essentially erected a gigantic NO TRESPASSING sign in front of the country in 2008 and a drew a bright red line around the country and repeatedly told us what would happen if we continued to cross it. Ukraine is a vital interest of Russia for cultural, historic and strategic reasons. Putin could no more tolerate it being drawn into an anti-Russian military alliance than we could tolerate Canada being used against us in this way.
On the conflict in Ukraine: First and foremost, we should stay out of it because Americans have no vital interest at stake in that country, but a lot to lose by getting drawn into a war with Russia. This has never stopped our foreign policy establishment or our bored and foolish senators though who just finished fighting a similar devastating proxy war with Russia in Syria. The question isn’t why Russians are in Ukraine – it was part of the Russian Empire for 200 years of American history before the 1990s – it is what we are doing there fueling the conflict and picking fights with Russia over the status of Donbas. We’re the ones who are operating over 5,500 miles away from our own country.
On who is to blame for the conflict in Ukraine: Putin is to blame for invading the country. Yankees are to blame for being chronically incapable of minding their own business and repeatedly setting up devastating wars like this all over Eurasia and North Africa. I’m referring to everyone in America who has this mindset which requires them to constantly meddle in the business of others in a foolish attempt to recreate the world in their own image. The Ukrainian government is to blame for refusing to settle the issue in Crimea and Donbas and its insane and reckless position of trying of become a de facto member of NATO.
On being a pro-Putin shill: In the United States, the debate is between the Zelensky stooges who are overwhelmed by their emotions and who want to intervene in every way on the side of Ukraine – economically and militarily – against a nuclear power over a region (Donbas) of utterly no strategic importance or value to us and those who want to remain neutral and who are pushing back against the Russia hysteria. Those of us who are neutral are content to mind our own business and live alongside Russia as it has always existed. Unlike the Zelensky stooges, we don’t want to intervene in the war on the side of Russia, but we try to understand and respect the Russian point of view and push back against war fever. No one else is even trying to consider the Russian perspective.
On Ukraine: There are millions of people on Twitter who want American soldiers to intervene and die for a place which they didn’t care about three months ago and couldn’t identify on a map and probably haven’t read a single book about in their entire lives. Such is the power of the mainstream media to confuse, agitate, misinform, manipulate and hypnotize the public. “Journalists” are some of the dumbest people in this country and it is disappointing that so many gullible people who ought to know better after years of BLM riots are now are listening to them and swallowing their war propaganda.
On the European Union and NATO: As an American, I have never sworn an oath of allegiance to the EU, NATO or Ukraine. I don’t have any loyalty to the foreign policy establishment. As we have seen in Yugoslavia, Libya and Syria, NATO isn’t a “defensive alliance.” It is a gang. The EU and NATO are supranational organizations that spread “liberal” values around the world. I use the term “liberal” in air quotes because at this point it has really just degenerated into a dictatorship of the professional class which wields arbitrary, despotic power against anyone who opposes their values and interests.
On this website: Occidental Dissent has always been the polar opposite of people like Lindsey Graham on foreign policy. This website has always been nationalist, isolationist and dovish on foreign policy in contrast to Washington which is overwhelmingly globalist, imperialist, militarist and hawkish. The people who guide our foreign policy and who created the present crisis have the latter instincts while those who have our instincts aren’t anywhere close to the halls of power.
One last thing: Don’t we have our own continent and hemisphere?
Note: This country lost its way at the turn of the 20th century when it went down the road of imperialism and militarism and ended up like the old British Empire. The media similarly bamboozled the public into jumping into the Spanish-American War.