Vladimir Putin a murderous thug. But he’s also correct that there are two Wests, and conservatives are increasingly embracing the West of autocracy, theocracy, and nationalism — a Christian West that is anti-democratic, violent, misogynist & nationalist. https://t.co/g6gXE4EXJN— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 27, 2022
“there are two Wests: the traditional West, with Christian values above all, with which we share common antique roots, and the cosmopolitan West, which is a tool of liberal elites,” https://t.co/0J9wOAq6ap— Robert Young Pelton (@RYP__) October 27, 2022
Thread:— Mitchell Epner (@MitchellEpner) October 27, 2022
Putin is making common cause with the anti-Semites in America and Europe.
“There are at least two Wests,” Mr. Putin said. One, he said, is a West of “traditional, mainly Christian values” for which Russians feel kinship. 1/4 https://t.co/H9QfoG2hyN
But, Mr. Putin said, “there’s another West — aggressive, cosmopolitan, neocolonial, acting as the weapon of the neoliberal elite.”— Mitchell Epner (@MitchellEpner) October 27, 2022
Each of those words is anti-Semitic code for "Jews" (like me).
According to Mr. Putin (and the Russian anti-Semites who came before him), my great-grandparents, their siblings and parents were "aggressive" and "cosmopolitan". Their crimes were to be (1) Jewish, (2) alive and (3) in Russia.— Mitchell Epner (@MitchellEpner) October 27, 2022
Out of fear that they would no longer be alive, they fled – carrying only the clothes on their backs, a featherbed (blanket), candlesticks and what fit in a single bag.— Mitchell Epner (@MitchellEpner) October 27, 2022
They came to America and thrived. The cousins that they left behind were wiped out in the Holocaust.
Tucker: "Just to be clear, there are only two borders that matter: The border of Ukraine and the border around the US Capitol. Both are sacrosanct. The border of your country? You don't have a country." pic.twitter.com/FMiFnC8l5F— American Firebrand (@AmFirebrand) October 27, 2022
It is these people who started the war. It is clearly not going to end either until Ultra MAGA Republicans are in power.
“President Vladimir V. Putin declared on Thursday that Russia’s battle was with “Western elites,” not with the West itself, in a speech seemingly aimed more at winning over political conservatives abroad than his own citizens.
Mr. Putin, addressing an annual foreign policy conference outside Moscow, appeared intent on capitalizing on political divisions in the United States and its allies that have only heightened since they began showering Ukraine with military aid to fend off the Russian invasion.
Many of the Russian leader’s themes were familiar, but they took on particular resonance given the coming midterm elections in the United States and growing discontent in Europe over the costs of the war.
“There are at least two Wests,” Mr. Putin said.
One, he said, is a West of “traditional, mainly Christian values” for which Russians feel kinship. But, he said, “there’s another West — aggressive, cosmopolitan, neocolonial, acting as the weapon of the neoliberal elite,” and trying to impose its “pretty strange” values on everyone else. He peppered his remarks with references to “dozens of genders” and “gay parades.”
Mr. Putin, as he often does, portrayed Russia as threatened by the possible expansion of NATO — and the values of its liberal democracies — to countries like Ukraine that were once part of the Soviet Union. …”
Note: Putin was referring to bloodthirsty kikes like this guy and all the other secular urban shitlibs on Twitter who have the same worldview.