EDITORIAL: Neo-Soviet Russia’s American Bogeyman

EDITORIAL

Neo-Soviet Russia’s American Bogeyman

Last weekend, Vladimir Putin’s youth cults burst into a flurry of activity in Moscow.  On Saturday, the Youth Guard marched in support of banning migrant workers from entering the country, an openly racist and fascist position that even some of its own members had previously denounced.  Then on Sunday, the Nashists were out in force, laying the groundwork for “president” Dima Medvedev’s state-of-the union message, which will seek to blame America for Russia’s current financial crisis.  Other Russia reports that while Nashi claimed 20,000 of its activists were on the streets, even Kremlin-controlled media were reporting that number was exaggerated by at least half, while OR’s own sources claimed no more than 3,000 Nashists actually came out to march.

No thinking person can point to any significant difference between these events and those that would have occurred in Soviet times.  Russia’s frenzy of generalized xenophobia and particularized anti-American hatred, seeking to scapegoat the outside world for the Kremlin’s own failures, mixed with ridiculous lies and propaganda that only a nation of sheep would believe, is precisely the demonic force that prevented the USSR from undertaking real reform and which therefore drove it into the dustbin of history.

Where are the Russophiles, who routinely screech that attacks on Russia are born of anti-Russian hatred? How can they stand silent as Russia mobilizes such an intense tsunami of openly racist hatred against foreigners? We doubt that they are capable of giving any coherent answer to that question.

How can they, or the people of Russia, justify this mind-boggling hypocrisy? They cannot. They can only follow the USSR into the dustbin of history.

9 responses to “EDITORIAL: Neo-Soviet Russia’s American Bogeyman

  1. Tower Bolshevik

    “Last weekend, Vladimir Putin’s youth cults burst into a flurry of activity in Moscow. On Saturday, the Youth Guard marched in support of banning migrant workers from entering the country, an openly racist and fascist position that even some of its own members had previously denounced.”

    Just like a number of American conservative organization like the Minutemen who are paid to murder Mexican immigrants as they cross the border. But in your view if American patriots act on their racist, anti-immigrant actions you approve of it; but when those in Russia do it you denounce it. Your hypocrisy couldn’t be more clear. I can point out a large number of differences between capitalist Russia and the USSR. But in this case, in the USSR fascism was a serious offense and carried serious consequences should it have occured. Those migrant workers of today, lived in the same country as Russians and were considered one.

    I’m sure you consider me a Russophile, so I’ll tell you that I’m not silent or ignorant to Russia’s racist capitalist rulers whipping up hatred against foreigners and minorities. I recognize that this wave of hatred took spread when Russia embraced “democracy” in 1991 as the Soviet Union was destroyed. Even before 1991, Yeltsin when he was mayor of Moscow gave legitimacy to Russia’s first neo-Nazi group Pamyat in the late 80’s. Pamyat also as part of Yeltsin’s “democrats” got a big share of CIA funds.

    Lastly, since you mentioned “Other Russia”, one of its leaders is Eduard Limonov, head of the openly racist neo-Nazi National-Bolshevik Party. They supported the Yeltsin-Putin bloodbath in Chechnya (both wars), called for the immediate release of war criminal Col. Yuri Budanov who brutally raped and murdered an 18-year old Chechen girl, and called for the expulsion of all non-Russians from Russia.

  2. “Russia’s frenzy of generalized xenophobia and particularized anti-American hatred”

    I suppose most of these kids have been weened on ‘The Turner Diaries’ and no doubt the Russian media lie in wait for the new “black power” Obama admin to make all those kids dreams come true.

  3. “Just like a number of American conservative organization like the Minutemen who are paid to murder Mexican immigrants as they cross the border.”

    Hey, Tower, you twit, the Minutemen are a volunteer group of citizens assisting a very undermanned Border Patrol with permission. They aren’t paid and have not murdered Mexican illegals. A simple click to wikipedia makes you a liar, but, you knew that.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Minuteman_Project_Inc.

    Every country has the right to defend its sovereign borders and insist on legal entry by others. Mexico would never permit me to enter without ID and to squat there indefinately. To suggest that the US motive in securing its borders is racist is simply disingenuous and stupid.

    You are free to post any garbage you want and I’m free to expose you as a liar. Next time you post your unfactual nonsense have the brains to realize it will be fact checked otherwise it’s as dumb as bringing a knife to a gun fight.

  4. bohooooooo Americans are really scared by midget mentally retarded Medvedev and his fascist cronies….. ohhhuuu very scared indeed.

  5. Tower Bolshevik

    For Penny:

    Look who’s calling who a twit. I somehow don’t think the guns that they carry are just for show and tell. Last year there were two videos posted my Minutemen glorifying thei murder of two Mexican illegals (they were later removed). Let’s not forget also that neo-Nazi groups and white supremacists have been seen along them. You won’t see them murdering Mexicans on the news. Any doubts, check the link you posted.

    “Every country has the right to defend its sovereign borders and insist on legal entry by others. Mexico would never permit me to enter without ID and to squat there indefinately. To suggest that the US motive in securing its borders is racist is simply disingenuous and stupid.”

    Securing its borders from what? So the fact that Mexicans are rounded up and arrested for entering and working isn’t racist? Only because its the USA, huh? What’s funny is your hypocrisy. When America goes on an anti-immigrant frenzy, you call it “securing its borders”. When Russia does it, then YOU call it racism. I am free you expose your hypocritical nonsense, as I’ve already done numerous times. You don’t even address the issue of Russia, which was my main topic. In your words, never bring a knife to a gunfight.

  6. well people Oil has dropped to $60.00, Russia’s apocalypse is approaching

  7. Hey, tower, you still aren’t getting it, come back when you locate the “missing” YouTube videos, otherwise their absence and all of your other unsubstantiated garbage(got a video of the KKK patroling our border?) is just that.

    Verifiable facts count, you twit. In the day and age of Google and wikipedia most idiots like yourself who post pure made up garbage only last about two postings. Your time is up.

  8. For Penny:

    If you weren’t such an idiotic conservative, and actually thoroughly read that wikipedia link YOU posted, you’d find that “pure made up garbage” that I posted. I seriously doubt I’ll find a video of Minutemen dressed in bedsheets patroling the border. That would be too much for the conservative politicians behind them and their reputations. Even they know their limits in a politcally correct world.

  9. TB, when America invades the bordering counties of Mexico, you might have a point. Untill then, you are a lying sack of sh&*.

    I know that Russia doesn’t have the problem of people trying to get in, but maybe there is a reason for that, hmmm.

    It really is very hard to be self critical when everybody tells you how great you are. I’m not saying that because I’m a hipocrite, rather I’m saying that because you are.

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