Lot of talk about Putin's speech yesterday here @yale White Christian Nationalism conference, & its emphasis on gender. Broad feeling that this speech is going to resonate through Christian nationalism globally.— Jeff Sharlet (@JeffSharlet) October 1, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin quotes “Jesus Christ” and declares Western values to be “Satanism”. pic.twitter.com/zCWWA8RHEc— ??C?? (@AlertChannel) October 2, 2022
This clip from Vladimir Putin’s speech resonates more with me than anything that I have ever heard from Joe Biden or the Democracy Defenders who are losing the midterms.
Should we be defending this? Is this worth fighting and dying for our Satanic elites in World War III over the status of Donbas? Should we be exporting this disease around the world?
“In a flurry of elections, some of the world’s major democracies have been leaning toward or outright embracing far-right authoritarian leaders, who have echoed one another by promising to crack down on loose morals, open borders and power-hungry elites.
Voters in Italy last month elected a nationalist leader whose party proposes a U-turn from the effects of globalization. In Brazil, right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro injected doubt into the results of his reelection bid by speculating that the vote would be rigged against him in a conspiracy driven by the country’s elites. In the Philippines this year, voters chose the son of their former dictator Ferdinand Marcos as president, electing to stick with strongman politics.
Though hardly a champion of democracy, Russian President Vladimir Putin late last month delivered an address that would sound familiar — and, to many people, attractive — in democracies from the United States to much of Europe. Putin railed against expansive definitions of gender, calling the idea a “perversion,” part of a “complete denial of man [and an] overthrow of faith and traditional values” by “Western elites.
“The world has entered a period of revolutionary transformations,” which Russia aims to resist, Putin said in a speech that echoed the rhetoric of Russia-friendly right-wing politicians in many democracies. …”
After Real America takes back Congress in the midterms, ending this stupid war in Ukraine and cutting off Zelensky needs to be one of our top priorities.