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Sleeper, who obviously is content to do nothing to help Ukraine, condemns Wieseltier and the conference organizers as engaging in “a politics of self-affirmation through moral posturing.” Rather than address the argument and analogy Wieseltier makes, he condemns him for arguing in a previous article that President Barack Obama is weak — a truth if there ever was one — while failing to engage in the usual litany of proceeding to attack the foreign policy of George W. Bush. Moreover, clearly, Sleeper is probably furious that Wieseltier dared to say that Ronald Reagan was correct in dubbing the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” Nothing infuriates his type of liberal more than saying anything positive about Reagan.

Next he brings up the late Jeane Kirkpatrick’s famous essay “Dictatorships and Double Standards,” the thesis of which has nothing at all to do with the situation the conference participates are addressing. I cannot recall any instance in which Snyder or Wieseltier is supporting or has supported “fascistically inclined anti-Communist dictatorships.” Bringing up the Kirkpatrick essay is mainly yet another way to smear those he disagrees with.

Finally, Sleeper cannot refrain from using the old canard — made public already decades ago — that the CIA financed the Congress for Cultural Freedom and many of its European journals of opinion, like Encounter in Britain. I have long argued, as does Coleman in his book I mentioned before, that the CIA was only giving intellectuals who said what they thought on their own the ability to have others hear their arguments. They did not dictate what they should write. The Agency allowed liberal Western opinion, as well as that of conservatives, to be heard by those who were reading the slew of publications financed in Europe by the KGB and in the United States as well. In our own country, Soviet financing sustained the left-wing weekly the National Guardian, as well as a book club and publishing house run by the American Italian-born KGB agent Carl Marzani.

Whether or not Sleeper approves of Wieseltier’s earlier support for regime change in Iraq when it was run by Saddam Hussein (and that — horrors — he once sat on the board of a group championing a free Iraq along with Bill Kristol and Karl Rove) is also irrelevant. He does not mention, of course, that Wieseltier has long since said publicly he thought he was wrong about his early support for the Iraq war. That is more than many Democrats have done, who pretend that they too did not support it, and instead join the crowd attacking Bush and Cheney.

Strangely, Sleeper ends by writing that he too thinks that “Ukrainian democrats deserve ardent support, and Putin’s Russia deserves condemnation.” So why is he so up in arms about Snyder, whom he sneeringly refers to as “comrade Snyder,” and so angry at Wieseltier?

The answer is simple: unlike the pure Sleeper, Wieseltier is to be condemned for his serious effort because “working in concert with people whose politics and purposes contravene one repeatedly proclaims are antithetical to one’s own is disgusting, and one needn’t charge guilt by association to note that for an insistently self-described liberal, Wieseltier works frequently and cozily with vulcan neoconservatives whose follies have weakened America.”

So that’s it. What Sleeper is warning people against, despite his phony assurances that he too stands with Ukraine, is that one of the people who did something has at times worked with conservatives. He did not add that next week, Wieseltier is joining Robert Kagan and David Brooks in a discussion of foreign policy and President Obama’s role in it at the Brookings Institution.

Perhaps he fears that were he to mention it, some of his readers in the D.C. area might register to attend, and perhaps learn something.

Sleeper should reflect on what it says that some conservatives and some liberals are willing to ally with those with whom they have differences in an area in which they agree, and believe that pressure must be put on the Obama administration’s foreign policy. Certainly, these principled liberals cannot join together with those supportive of the administration, whose disastrous policies they oppose. The reason for that is something Jim Sleeper should think about. 

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The problems in the article and in the comments are frustrating.

A totalitarian is NOT "liberal". Never was, never will be.

A communist is NOT American, they are anti-American. And they are traitorous assholes who lie about who they are, what they want and how they use subterfuge to hide their intent.

One World Socialists (small c communists) part ways with their large C brethren ONLY in the open use of military force. Sleeper is a Woodstock Scumbag who pushes the overthrow and treason and pulls the Duranty act of whitewashing of leftist atrocities and the Krugman mendacity of leftist economic disasters.

The traitors come in the full array of flavors. The post 9/11 cowards who wanted us to do nothing but be attacked and take it...who pee their panties when we defend ourselves and protect the world from the combined evil of Totaltiarian Aggression and jihadist mass murder.

The weenie Worlders lisp yet another betrayal against out taking out Saddam and the Taliban's crime scenes training and recruiting al Qaeda into boot camps to CONTINUE to attack us.

Frankly, the traitors are the real enemy. But we are muddling too many terms.

A traitor is NOT conservative. If you constantly read someone berating America and patriots for smashing state sponsored training and globally transporting mass murder of Americans...you are reading a traitor advancing treason.

If you read a large C communist spouting "the joys of totalitarianism", you are reading a traitor engaged in propaganda for the overthrow.

And if you read a small c communist saying he is "liberal", you are reading a traitor in camouflage, engaged in lying about his intent, his betrayal and his treason.

You cannot be a communist and American. You cannot be a slanderer about our crushing evil and be a patriot.
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Ron - if we are to fight the "evil" of Putin and his totalitarian thuggery, are you also willing to join in the fight against the equally evil European Union statists who share the totalitarian principles of Putin? The EU is erasing national boundaries much the same as Putin. It uses the heavy hand of unelected bureaucrats to erase individual liberty across Europe. It is the invention of post communist communists. Please use your position to attack the EU with the same intensity you are attacking Putin. Both are enemies of freedom.
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There is something morally repugnant, and in the extreme, in Kagan and Brooks and other chickenhawk cheerleaders for the extremely costly and extremely lengthy wars in Iraq and Afcrapistan, which gained nothing remotely worth the price, at it yet again trying to get us into yet another war and this time with nations that have large conventional armed forces and are nuclear powers.
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Radosh, you, like most RINO's are always looking to build bridges with our Communist enemies. There is no middle ground. In WWII we allied with the URSS and Roosevelt sold America out. The Cold War seemed only a new fase in the subjugation of the USA, which started with the subversion in the 1920's. Do you know about the Venona papers? Don't be a usefull idiot. Remember that we now face a full existential threat from the Totalitarian Islamic front, in alliance with our strategic enemies, the Russians, and the Chinese. We also have in the home front to worry about the culture war.
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Leaving aside the matter of Ukraine, which despite any moral or geopolitical reasons is simply a bridge too far for our current military power while our main deployed expeditionary force is besieged by the Russians in Afghanistan; I think that you are missing a key point.

The "old fashioned Cold War Liberal" no longer exists and has been extinct for over a generation. There are no Democrats in power who believe that politics should stop at the water's edge, or that in any encounter with a foreign totalitarian state or movement that the US position can have any validity even if we are attacked at home. There is no one to ally with, because they are already committed to our enemies, whoever they may be, now or in the future.

Subotai Bahadur
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I dunno Ron, seems to me you're trying to fit current events into seventy year old boxes. Putin isn't Stalin, and Obama isn't [fill in the box].
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Vladimir Putin is an old KGB agent. President Obama is an acolyte of Bill Ayers, communist and terrorist (though not convicted of bombings, founder of the violent Weathermen), supporter of Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert Kennedy.
30 weeks ago
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The problems in the article and in the comments are frustrating.

A totalitarian is NOT "liberal". Never was, never will be.

A communist is NOT American, they are anti-American. And they are traitorous assholes who lie about who they are, what they want and how they use subterfuge to hide their intent.

One World Socialists (small c communists) part ways with their large C brethren ONLY in the open use of military force. Sleeper is a Woodstock Scumbag who pushes the overthrow and treason and pulls the Duranty act of whitewashing of leftist atrocities and the Krugman mendacity of leftist economic disasters.

The traitors come in the full array of flavors. The post 9/11 cowards who wanted us to do nothing but be attacked and take it...who pee their panties when we defend ourselves and protect the world from the combined evil of Totaltiarian Aggression and jihadist mass murder.

The weenie Worlders lisp yet another betrayal against out taking out Saddam and the Taliban's crime scenes training and recruiting al Qaeda into boot camps to CONTINUE to attack us.

Frankly, the traitors are the real enemy. But we are muddling too many terms.

A traitor is NOT conservative. If you constantly read someone berating America and patriots for smashing state sponsored training and globally transporting mass murder of Americans...you are reading a traitor advancing treason.

If you read a large C communist spouting "the joys of totalitarianism", you are reading a traitor engaged in propaganda for the overthrow.

And if you read a small c communist saying he is "liberal", you are reading a traitor in camouflage, engaged in lying about his intent, his betrayal and his treason.

You cannot be a communist and American. You cannot be a slanderer about our crushing evil and be a patriot.
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You used the word "traitor", or variations, 7 times, which is rather excessive even for you, so let me remind you, this is no trial and you are no judge and jury.
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Right. Now go back and read your assault on my country and apply your own rules
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So your country is now Afcrapistan? Well, good luck with that. Although I do hear housing is a real bargain there.
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You are a very strange person.
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You're a smart guy, obviously a courageous one too. Sounds to me often, though, as you have all the answers. I think that, in the real world, complexity rules. The Swindle Rule that anyone that doesn't see things as pure black'n'white is a nihilist is a fail. I admire your commitment, but I get really tired of all the anger you spill in posts. And you do mug people too often. Have a good day.
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I do not mug anyone. 2 guys mug people and I defend against bullies.

Damn right I am upset at the totalitarian assault on freedom and the attack on my country, my countrymen, and our allies.

It is high time to stop pussyfooting about the overthrow and frankly I am sick of the treason.

I have passed the point of "soft" responses to hard leftism, radical jihad and constant slanders against America. (And Israel)

The limp wristed responses have emboldened evil.

And the slanders against our motives sickens me.

99% of my time here is not responding to anyone in particular. But I refuse to go weak in the knees in the face of extreme evil.

I have never once said a harsh word to you or about you. Ever. Nor about anyone else except two commenters and Rick Moran. For almost a decade here. Sorry for the occasional rant.
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Number of American tanks in Europe = 0?

At least Israel still has hundreds of tanks in Israel.

The rest is Inside-Baseball noise, but a better use of your energy than ripping Diana West or those who post on your articles.
30 weeks ago
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Wieseltier reminds me of cannon permanently facing the sea while attacked from behind. Conservatives/white folks are under institutional and legal attack from our highest forms of gov't, bureaucracy, education and law enforcement in the form of discrimination, harassment, law suits, quotas, and fake propaganda with an eventual purposeful illegal demographic overthrow in progress.

What in the world is Putin compared to that? Hell, I can envision a time when Americans start emigrating out to Russia and taking the last vestiges of their exceptionalism with them in the form of tech, the arts, innovations and a replacement population Russia would more than welcome. Putin doesn't hate me, my neighbors do. And the Third World and its failure and complaint won't be able to follow. Democracy and law in America has all but collapsed. The DOJ, the IRS, the President, the FBI, border enforcement, judges, sanctuary mayors, they do what they want to do.

Given current immigration trends, we can fix Russia - we can never fix America. These people hate us and they make no secret of it.
30 weeks ago
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During the last Presidential election 25% of Latino voters went for Republicans. We have 2 Republican Latino governors, several Senators and Congress members. Why are you such as stupid nincompoop and equate Conservatism with being white? Allen West, Condy Rice, Dr. Carson, and quite a few black leaders are Conservative, or would you deny them the right to think?
30 weeks ago
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What's the other side of 25%? What's 88% in 1960, 65% in 2014, 45% in 2045, and 30% in 2100? Meanwhile the entire demography of Latin America, the Middle East and Africa remains unchanged. I call that someone else conflating conservatism with being white, doing something about it, and me reading the writing on the wall, not being a stupid nincompoop.
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VERY thought provoking!!
30 weeks ago
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I agree, that under different circumstances, we, as a country, should stand in opposition to Putin in his bid to reclaim the former soviet bloc countries. Unfortunately, we stand weakened by opposition from within that seek to punish and diminish the US in order to make amends for past wrongs. Obama and his allies promised to transform the country; he has succeeded. Russia and China now stand together and Germany is resurgent through its machinations of the EU. The US is likely to survive the coming storm, but I believe we have dark days ahead.
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Please give me the proof that Putin wants to take over Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, even all of Ukraine, etc., all parts of the Soviet Empire, but not of the Russian Empirie. The Crimea was Russian since 1787 (which makes it longer Russian that the US was the US after the 2nd Constitution), the Russians fought a Crimean War (1854-56) against the imperialiism of France, England and Turkey losing over 500,000 dead and fought to the death for over 250 days against the Wehrmacht. The Crimea is historically Russian, cut away in pressured negotiations after the collapsed and, hence, weak of USSR. (Indeed, there are similarities between the stripping away of historical Russian territroy and the stripping away of German territoriy after WW I. The victor took the spoils.) The Crimea was made part of Urkaine by an adminstrative act of Chairmain K in the 1950s and, against expressed and explicit Russian desires, made independent. Russia is no longer weak, yet in desperate trouble re viability. As was, I believe, clear to Goldman, Russia will again be Russia with the Crimea. A deal could have been made. Instead, the West has pushed Russia into looking for alliance elsewhere, alas. Obama was not alone, the EU aggression was involved. But, turning Russia into an enemy is insanity. And this insanty is continued on in the article above.
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It makes no difference what nation claimed what in the past or what justifications they use to try to legitimize a claim. A nation can only claim the land that it can defend. if a nation cannot defend its claim by repelling the aggressive actions of an attacker, then it will lose its claim until such time that it's in a position to regain it either by direct force or by having the leverage to force an agreement. Putin is taking Crimea back by force because there is no western will to stop him from doing so and the Ukraine government appears to be unable to defend its claim.

No proof is required to express a concern that such aggressive action may be a precursor to future aggressive actions. In the face of such aggressive action, it would be wise to devise a policy to ensure that the West is in a position to defend against such future aggression should it occur. Demanding proof of Putin's intent to take future aggressive actions before conceding the possibility that he intends to do so is a naive position to take given the reality that any such proof is only likely to come once the aggressive actions are actually taken, at which time, it's too late to mount a defense against them.

To believe that the Russian government, and the Chinese government for that matter, don't already count the U.S. Government among its enemies is naive, idealistic, and foolish wishful thinking. This doesn't mean that we can't have a mutually beneficial working relationship with them. However, such a relationship is only possible if they respect our will and ability to project our power. Right now, Putin is testing that will and ability, and finding it lacking. By the way, so is China.

Putin is doing this because he believes that Obama is a naive leftist ideologue who thinks that the Russian Communists are brothers in the struggle for Social Justice. Putin learned this when Obama naively leaned over to him and explained that he would have more flexibility after the 2012 elections, as if Putin shared Obama's ideology and was a comrade. At that moment, Putin knew that Obama was a fool, a fool that he intended to take advantage of.

The Russian and Chinese governments are not brothers in some idealistic struggle for social justice. You are their enemy and you always will be regardless of what you say or do to defend them. To believe otherwise is naive and foolish.
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Poland was a part of the Russian Empire from the late 18th Century until the early 20th Century. What about Latvia and Estonia? They were in the Russian Empire from the early 18th Century.

Earlier this year, Russia's ambassador to Latvia publicly discussed giving ethnic Russians citizenship in his nation.
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Correct, but go back to 1660 and Poland controlled much territory of Galicia, Hungry and Russia, seemingly in coordination with Litauen. This all is very silly. The hitory of Russia, after the Tzars broke Mongol rule, is one of expansion. But so too is the history of every land in Eastern Europe. Russia was an expanding power during the 18th Century. In 1787 the Crimea came under Russian control until the collapse of the USSR, i.e., 200+ years >> so old as the USA. During the 19th Century to the Tzar's demise, Russia reached its imperial limits. The historical and religious conflicts in South Western Urkain (of today) are long and complicated and entail Catholic vs Orthodox confict, including dialectical differences. The Crimea was not only Russian, it was/is a necessity for a Russian navy (one of the most important policies of Peter the Great). I find the diablolicization of Putin and his Russia as a neo-Sovietism to be calumnously false. The article above is preaching "cold war" with evil Putin. Calls for destroying Putin show up on some comments. This is upsetting to me. I have sufficient experience in Russia and love St. Petersburg. Some friends have relatives in the Crimea, whom they wanted as Russian. One will have to look about for a country so butchered up by evil, e.g., communism, as Russia. The death toll is innormous. I do hope a settlement is possible for the Baltic nations with large Russian minorities (a population that Russia could use internally because of population shrinkage). I do not know what is to be done. I do hold that another "cold war" is, alas, not only "irrelevant" (Goldman), but murderously dangerous.
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Ron - if we are to fight the "evil" of Putin and his totalitarian thuggery, are you also willing to join in the fight against the equally evil European Union statists who share the totalitarian principles of Putin? The EU is erasing national boundaries much the same as Putin. It uses the heavy hand of unelected bureaucrats to erase individual liberty across Europe. It is the invention of post communist communists. Please use your position to attack the EU with the same intensity you are attacking Putin. Both are enemies of freedom.
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Kentfromohio, you make an error or two re Russia and the EU. The EU is in principle against nation states, viz., national states and is working to obliterate such realities heading towards a United State of Europe with 500m+ "citizens" voting in over 20 different official languages for ONE president who will chose his cabinet and disopose of an army. That Russia should eventually be so absorded is longterm EU policy. Putin, following the "Russian" ideal of a national culture, is seeking the rebuilding of a national state--and for this the EU harshly criticizes Russia. The USSR had over 290m "citizens" and, after the collapse, Russia had ca. 144 m (less than 100 m Russian Russians), birth rate of 1.2 children per woman, more abortions than births (a goal not yet reached by the EU), with around 22m Russian suddenly ripped off to other countries, lost enormous territory (cf. Mexico getting back Ar., NM and Texas), forced to surrender the Cimea despite having for a longer time than the US has existed with the 2nd Constitution, industrial centers (e.g., Eastern Ukraine), facing a rapidly approaching NATO (against the agreements made with the West), being flooded by foreign NGOs with the purpose of remaking it into an imitation of the West, etc., etc.

The conflict is 1. between anti-nationalistic EU and a nationalistic Russia trying to reconstitute itself. (The Czar is back!) 2. Different ideals of state unity, e.g., Russian Solzhenitzyn "Holy Russia" vz. the West's "culture of death", actively secularizing (no more crosses on public building say Schloz, the next EU president), pansexualiizing under that banners of homosexual rights and Gender restructuring. Freedom of thought? As the eclections for the EU approach German tv in reporting (not editorializing) openly smears anti-euro and anti-superstate opponents. German MSM is like the US version. Personally, I do not feel free being legally forced to pay taxes in Germany and in the US against my conscience for the MASS murder of the unborn (since 1973 more than 54m in the US--Americans are about 3.5 times more murdersoius of the innocent that Germans). Do PJM readers feel free here?

What freedom are we taliking about? Up to now I am as free in my thought and research in Russia as in Germany. I can go anywhere and do what I want. The Pussy Riot type is not so free in Russia (though I can find a homosexual date for the interested), yet I have a chance of being free from their propaganda, whereas German tv is a "riot". Both the EU and the US are, on important matters (not all), enemies of MY freedom. Chose your flavor!
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So why is Putin giving speeches in front of the Hammer and Sickle and having flags with that logo on it during his speeches? If he was simply "nationalistic" and did not seek a return to the USSR, guess what? He'd make sure those logos are destroyed.
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"o why is Putin giving speeches in front of the Hammer and Sickle and having flags with that logo on it during his speeches?"

Do you have a link for that?
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No.
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He was actually talking to me, and while I can't find the link (unfortunately), nor the original picture, I did find the type of flag I alluded to: http://jeremynicholl.photoshelter.com/image/I0000GbUEW.We9w4

Note, this is not the picture I alluded to earlier. That one had several flags and people standing before Putin. This flag, however, was the flag(s) used in the rally picture in question.
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I'm having difficulty finding them right now, mostly because Facebook seems to alter its posts and makes things difficult to track, but I do know I found them there and possibly Breitbart. I did recognize the image from here, though: http://jbs.org/home/why-the-hammer-and-sickle-in-putins-backdrop; http://sillysheeple.com/blog-archive/article/-why-the-hammer-and-sickle-in-putin-s-backdrop- and I definitely found that image on Breitbart. I also found another image with red backgrounds, a white circle, and a black Hammer and Sickle relating to a pro-Putin rally on Facebook, but I can't find it at the moment.
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John Birch Society? For real?
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It's not the original source, but it was the best I could find. I think I originally found a video featuring that image on Breitbart, but I can't find it now. Ever since they revamped the site they made things difficult to find.
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Don't know about Ron, but I'm willing to fight against both the EU and Putin. They are both trying to destroy Christianity and promote Communism, and that is something that really needs to be destroyed, permanently. And once they're gone, God and Jesus's absolute rule over this planet will go completely uncontested.
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If you use the internet correctly, you can find Putin's addresss to some 50+ ranking Orthodox prelates. I do presume that Eastern Orthodoxy is considered by you to be Christian. Are you saying that Orthodoxy wants "communism"? Please look up what Communists did to the Orthodox Church. Look up Eastern Orthodox Christianity and its theology. If you want I can suggest a couple of books.

Neither Russia nor the EU wants to reestablish Comunism, not even the spin off "The Left" from the old SED in East Germany wants that. If you wish to modify "Communism" to "cultural marxism" and its insistence on using sex and sexuality as means of destroying bourgeois culture, then I will agree insofar as the EU (like the Obama push) is "culturally marxist". It is just this type of secular morality that Putin, in his own words and in the words of Russian Orthodox prelates, reject. I suggest to you that God's rule over this planet is being quite successfully, alas, contested by the secular West. In the Putin/Orthodox alliance, there is some resistance. Do not let the joy of destroying something permanently block out rational reflection.
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Yes, I am fully aware of what the Orthodoxy endured regarding Communism, and the Orthodoxy is indeed Christian insofar as they are believers in Christ. Unfortunately, they haven't tried to get rid of Lenin's tomb, even AFTER the collapse of the USSR. And don't forget, Stalin, a militant atheist, was seen attending the Russian Orthodox services during World War II, and Hitler also tried to pose as a Christian as well. Heck, even Obama did exactly that as well, as did Clinton. If you're going to claim Putin is an actual Christian, you need to give me a lot more evidence than his simply being at an address for them, as a lot of atheistic people did the same thing. Heck, we've got left-progressive Catholics doing this like Pfeffer or whatever that guy's name is doing the same thing. And when he is giving speeches in front of the Hammer and Sickle, and even has flags showing those things as well, its pretty clear what his views are regarding Communism. I've seen them on Breitbart. Were I in his position, those flags and logos would be in a bonfire, and the Communists either placed in a prison or otherwise lined up and shot. On that note, I also would not be making business deals with China or North Korea, especially regarding nuclear weapons.

And make no mistake, I have every intention of getting rid of Cultural Marxism as well. I intend to undo absolutely everything the Enlightenment did that destroyed us Christians. May 1968, the Hippie Movement, progressive education, all of that is to be smashed to bits, as is the hammer and sickle and everything Marx, Engels, Nietzsche, Sartre, Foucault, Baudrillard, Rousseau, Voltaire, Sade, d'Amblert, Diderot, and the like had created.
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Good luck with that.
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Do the writers for PJM every read each other? Has Radosh ever read Goldman's articles on Russia and Ukraine, relative to which he as evaluated the Radosh type of critique as "not even wrong .... simply irrelevant"? In the case of Radosh's article is is "simply calumny", a demonizing possibly on the level of the "Protocols". What? Is that not a bit extreme on my part? No!

Radosh at the beginning of the article brings Russia into the category of "evil". "Totalitarianism" "Stalin" and, yes, the "Soviet empire". Putin is not pure evil, BUT he want to restore "the Soviet empire". Here Radosh slighly associates Putin with Soviet evil. In the light of this calumnous equation, Radosh goes on to pitch for a liberal/consertative crusade against such evil.

As an apparent proof Radosh refers to the Sino-Russian energy deal. Yet Goldman in"The Winner in Ukraine is China" and "The New Sino-Soviet Alliance" effectly shows that this deal is a function of the "irrelevant" (or, perhaps, as stupid and uninformed) war-mongering of Radosh & Co. The West has provoked the deal!

Does Putin want to renew the Soviet Empire. Look up the "Spiegel" interview of 2007 with Solzhenitzyn wherein the great man explains why he denied support ot Garbachov and Yeltin, yet supports Putin as leading Russia in the right direction. What direction? Read Solzhenityn's address to Harvard "Warning to the West" (which cost him his "liberal" support in the US). Putin has converted to Russian Orthodoxy, has held speaches condemning the decadency of the West (and I agree 110%), made an alliance with the Orthodox Church and is resisting the democratic secularism of the West, which has earned Putin praise from the more orthodox Catholicis (cf. Gloria.tv for its entries on Putin or occasionally Katholisches.info). And Putin wants a neo-SOVIET empire?, Radosh chants "irrelevantly". In reality Putin is fighting to keep Russia from disappearing and collapsing and not being absorbed into "the culture of death" in the West. Putin does nor want Western democracy (sic), but it is not communism (= Sovietism) that he wants. One may not like Putin's goals and certainly he is, like the Czars before him) expanionistic, but he is not a SOVIET renewer and, hence, the calumny of such a thesis.

The "democratic" (SIC!) West is dyinging out!!!! It cannot even reproduce itself as it persues the pansexualization, Gender Streaming, mass aborting, destruction of families, ETC. (Last night on German tv the need for children was noted, but such that within weeks the woman could be working again the only source of meaning. Hurrah for the death of family life.) Germany (and the EU) constitutes a "democrtatic 'Party dictatorship'", manipulative, secular and as centralizing as Obama. If Putin can resist the EU's "culture of death" (Bendict XVI), I support said resistance, with qualifications.
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I've seen articles on Breitbart on Putin that had pictures of flags of the Hammer and Sickle, and even at least one of Putin giving a speech directly in front of the Soviet logo. Sorry, but I'm only willing to work with Putin if he goes out of his way to absolutely destroy the Communists, as well as the European Union. If he didn't want a Communist government, he would have made darn sure to destroy Communists. I know I would have. It's either you align with the Communists or you utterly destroy them. And BTW, he shouldn't give aid to China either, since they're Communist as well, even if not of the purely Marxist brand.

And how can we be sure that Putin is actually converted to Russian Orthodox? Just because he was seen inside a church or professes beliefs? Don't forget: Obama professed Christian beliefs as well, and look what he turned out to be. Heck, even Hitler and Stalin made sure to be seen in churches, even when they made clear they were actually atheists.

And I hated democracy because of how it acted as the originating point of Communism via the French Revolution, and tried to destroy Christianity. As far as I can tell, it is absolutely no different from Communism and Socialism. God really should have shattered our free will and made us his absolute eternal slaves when Jesus died on the cross like he implied.
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