Many will not believe the truth. But here it is: The ruling clique in Russia is not nationalist. Real nationalist groups are persecuted in Russia. The leading political parties of the country are led by apparatchiks; that is to say, by “Soviet” persons.
A famous KGB defector once suggested that Russia’s political parties are mere branches of the Communist Party, separated into sub-units to give the appearance of a democracy. If a truly independent party appeared in Russia the communists and their friends (who still control state security) would quickly infiltrate and take possession of it.
What we see today in Russia is a classic Soviet-style deception. The proof of this deception may be found in Putin’s pro-Communist speech at the World Festival of Youth and Students in 2017, held in Sochi. Putin plainly stated his support for the young communists, saying they represent the future and he is behind them.
Russian support for communism today is more than mere lip service. The Russian government supports communist regimes around the world. Moscow is assisting the Marxist-Leninist regime in Nicaragua. Moscow has sent troops to defend communist Venezuela. Moscow has assisted North Korea with military technology, and they have also facilitated China’s military buildup.
In what sense are these actions nationalist? Real nationalists do not support global communism. If we break this down carefully, going case by case, we will find that Russia is still part of the Communist Bloc and the Bloc is preparing for war.
In terms of pretending to be nationalist, Russia exploits our naïveté. Russian policy often predicates itself on a “scissors strategy” in which the Kremlin supports both sides of a local conflict. In this strategy one side is supported openly (and deceptively), as Putin appears to support Trump. Meanwhile, the opposite side receives clandestine guidance in hijacking the enemy’s security process.
The Afghan wars (1979 – present) are an example of the scissors strategy as played by Moscow over four decades. Another example is the fight against Muslim extremism more generally. But the boldest example is Russia’s supposed support for nationalism even as Moscow’s leftist agents of influence call nationalists “Nazis” and “traitors.”
When the totalitarian left openly takes power in the United States, they might arrest all “class enemies” on the grounds that they are traitors colluding with Russia. And Putin will laugh — because Russia has always pinned its hopes on the American left, not the right. But almost nobody in the media understands the game.
Few pundits have a real understanding of Russia’s sophisticated store of strategic tricks. Military historians do not understand many of the battles of the last century because they do not see the larger playing field on which battles are only a single aspect of something that involves seemingly unrelated areas of activity — from the corruption of language and culture to the eradication of God, family and country.
The problem is not entirely due to a failure of understanding, however. Much of recent history has been deceptively related by people who know they are lying, or don’t care what the truth is. As Diana West wrote in her book, American Betrayal, “our true heroes were branded with the twentieth century’s scarlet letter — A for anti-communist.” Anyone who threatens the narrative of the new religion suffers what Eugene Lyons called “a species of intellectual ostracism.”
Communism concealed itself after 1991, but it was more active than ever before — in the schools, in the media, in science and the arts. After 1991 the Communist Party Soviet Union went underground. This was not a new maneuver. The communists performed a similar disappearing act with the Comintern in May 1943. Those who thought Stalin had given up the idea of World Revolution were as wrong then as those who believe in the fall of communism today.
All these points should be perfectly obvious, yet people are unable to see past so many lies. These lies are now entrenched in the popular mind. We count ourselves clever for knowing all about Soviet “active measures” during the Cold War. Yet the alleged disappearance of these measures hides the greatest ongoing active measure of all.
Well-informed communists know that the Soviet Union still exists, behind the facade of the Russian Federation. The USSR is still the Soviet motherland and “The General Staff” of the worldwide communist movement. Right now, the communist party is republishing the works of Lenin with help from Moscow’s Progress Publishers. Yes, it is the same state-owned publishing house that was printing Soviet propaganda in the 1960s. Here we catch them out. Here the left is not lamenting the wicked nationalism of Putin. The American communists are working with the Russian state — right now, today, in promoting Marx and Lenin. How is this possible if Putin is a nationalist?
Of course, Putin is not a nationalist. And that is why he is building missiles and nuclear weapons as fast as he can. His goal is to smash capitalism, not to support nationalism. The United States may be very close to defeat as the moment of “one clenched fist” has arrived. Everyone missed the game, and now it is probably too late.
Good luck with supposing our domestic left have got where they are without Russian guidance. Our domestic communists are supporting the same active measures the Soviet Academy of Sciences procured for them in their sabotage and subversion operations of decades passed. Nothing has really changed since the 1930s, except that we have no anticommunist organizations such as the FBI or the Catholic Church. The anti-communist is an endangered species. And given what we see on every side, from the celebrity of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to belief in global warming, Western civilization is losing on every front.
Russia is still the motherland of socialism. Putin is not a nationalist, but a communist. The Kremlin did not want Trump to be president. They wanted Clinton, and they are building up AOC for the future. The Kremlin, in fact, lies about everything, even when there is no apparent reason to lie. In time, of course, the reasons will come into focus.