“It’s impossible to imagine such a thing in our country”— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 25, 2022
President Vladimir Putin uses J K Rowling as an example of Western cynicism and “cancel culture”, which he says is currently being aimed at Russia.
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Granted, it is hypocritical for the Kremlin to complain about cancel culture. After all, there is plenty of censorship in Russia. There is a crackdown on civil liberties in Russia. Clearly, Russia is an autocratic state, but so is Canada, Australia, Germany and other parts of the “Free World.”
We don’t live in Russia. We live here in the West where this problem has been metastasizing for years. And yes, there was a seamless transition in February between the cancellation of the Freedom Convoy in Canada and the Western cancellation of Russia. It was Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland who came up with the idea of waging total economic war against Russia.
If these people can cancel the largest country in the world which has one of the world’s largest stockpiles of nuclear weapons, why couldn’t these same people weaponize the financial system to suppress vast swathes of their own countries who they don’t like in the West? Why wouldn’t our neoliberal overlords weaponize the financial system against their domestic enemies, as Joe Biden described us during his recent visit to the pariah state of Georgia which is a Jim Eagle state, after they finish off Russia?
Here in the “Free World,” you can be thrown in prison and socially and economically ruined for crossing the establishment. You can be spied on by the “intelligence community.” You are demonized and penalized in all kinds of ways for being born a cishet White male. It is time to “unite” behind their “global leadership” now though. We might have to fulfill our “NATO obligations” in the near future.
Note: The high and mighty who are canceling Russia have been bossing around their own citizens like this for years. All of this moralizing and condescending rhetoric and compulsion to seek out and punish the evil doers is just now spilling out into our foreign policy.