Skip to comments.Putin Depicts Russia as a Bulwark Against European Decadence
Posted on 09/24/2013 4:34:26 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Listen to Russian president Vladimir Putin these days and youll hear him depicting Russia as the last bulwark of conservative Christian values against the decadence of the rest of Europe.
Forgetting Christianity and the accompanying excess of political correctness is leading Europe to a deep moral crisis, he argued on Thursday at the annual Valdai Club conference at a lakeside resort north of Moscow. Russia, with its great history, literature and culture, will resist the tide.
He damned multiculturalism, which he called a legacy of colonialism that now even western European countries were beginning to see as a failure.
After being condemned internationally for promoting legislation that was aimed he said at protecting minors from homosexual propaganda, he suggested same-sex marriages were contributing to Europes low birth rate. Europeans are dying out, he said. Same-sex marriages cant produce children. Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister, wouldnt be suffering his legal troubles if hed been homosexual, Mr. Putin joked.
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That’s exactly what the USSR did too. They called it “bourgeoise decadence” back then.
Putin’s got an open spot in the schedule as a stand up comic (humor being based on truth).
Funny, ...Hitler said Germany was the Bulwark Against European Decadence
Keep in mind under Putin, "The Gulag Archipelago" is now required reading in Russian schools.
Do you consider same-sex marriage to be a sign of decadence?
He has a point.
With less justice.
Things were very bad in Soviet Russia, nor were they anywhere as bad in Europe as we see today.
The truth here is all a matter of degree.
Statism is a strong tool against decadence when it’s decadence that’s being controlled.
In that case, Europe is doomed!
You can bet the same folks who support Communist China with Free Trade .....are the same ones whining the most about Putin
His critics are the Commies
I consider nonsequiturs as not contributing to a discussion. And as far as that goes, I’m waiting for the Kremlin to explicitly ban so-called “SSM”. The Kremlin instead repeating what the USSR said in the past does not help matters.
Take note that Putin, with respect to Silvio Berlusconi, did not condemn his activities with an underage girl.
Why then are Russia and China such strong partners in regards to military cooperation?
They're not. It's the equivalent of our "relationship" with the Soviet Union during WWII.
Putin cares about Russia and the Russian people. And it shows. I wish Obama cared for the United States half as much...
They are, and denying it will not help matters. They’ve been doing joint military exercises ever since 2007 at least, and they have strong economic and even parliamentary cooperation. They even restarted through freight rail service in August of this year.
To be honest “Gulag” was already a part of school program in Russia about a decade before Putin.
>>>They are, and denying it will not help matters. Theyve been doing joint military exercises ever since 2007 at least, and they have strong economic and even parliamentary cooperation. They even restarted through freight rail service in August of this year.<<<
Can you distinguish between propaganda and facts?
Russian-Chinese relations are only a little better than it was in 1969 when they were shooting each other.
They may have restarted a single railway but US has hundreds of Chinese container ships in ports every day and what?
A tiny drills involving a few assets are nothing more than a smoke screen and a way to show off to each other.
Yes, I can distinguish between propaganda and facts. You brought the propaganda; I brought the facts.
Well, a lack of critical thinking and analytical skills makes one stuck to some surface symbols, most of those might be decoys.
Last time I’ve check Russia hasn’t armed China with any advanced weapons and heavily opposes Chinese influence in Central Asia. And it is actually US spearheading Chinese interests in Asia. Who do you think a real winner in Afghanistan?.... Think harder. Also Chinese businesses aren’t buying Russian land and there are strong tariffs against Chinese imports.
At the same time Russia is leasing nuclear subs, co-develops a 5g combat aircraft and handing advanced missile technology to India which is a historic enemy of China.
Decoys I have told about are just a surface and it is carefully built by both Russian and Chinese governments to cool hatred of their people’s towards each other because governments don’t want to be at war right now.
It really strange if such a propaganda works better on some Americans than it is on Chinese or Russians who are a target group.
BTW, I’m yet to see a nuke some claim Russia “helping” Iran to make.
I’d sure like to see your sources. This sounds a lot like the European Union propaganda that claimed the CIA was trying to “sabotage” Ireland’s re-vote on the Treaty of Lisbon.
>>>This sounds a lot like the European Union propaganda that claimed the CIA was trying to sabotage Irelands re-vote on the Treaty of Lisbon.<<<
How is it any related?
What sources do you want?
Russian-Indian co-operation is well covered, you may simply Google it.
So does Russian-Chinese disputes.
Chinese interests in Asia and elsewhere are obvious as well.
Do you want me to send you a link to some “respected” think-tank analysis who came to a same conclusion as I did? It is pity if you really want it because the one who wants opinions and don’t want to connect facts by himself is really lost as a free person. He wants others think for him.
It is actually how propaganda works on people.
Being evasive undercuts the validity. Sounds like you fear having your sources judged.
Google Nerpa, Pak-Fa, Brahmos, Russian export tariffs on timber, anti-dumping laws for Chinese steel and vehicles etc.
About as repulsive as gay parades.
It should be required reading in US schools. I see our country’s future in it.
“I wish Obama cared for the United States half as much...”
Putin is a Russian and loves his country.
We’re not even sure where Obama is from and he is not telling because he must have something to hide.