…Russia overcame the inertia of collapse and started reviving its power while the West, being lulled by sweet day-dreams of the liberal ‘end of history,’ castrated its armed forces….. The balance of power in Europe has thus changed in Russia’s favor.Pravda, 13 November 2014
I wrote a book, previously published in Europe and Brazil, titled The Fool and His Enemy. It is now available in English. The book is a polemic with a “schizophrenic prelude.” I begin arguing for the defense of society, but a politically correct voice usurps the narrative, accusing me of racism, sexism and homophobia. Society and civilization ought to be destroyed, says the voice. After overcoming this voice, I begin to question its suicidal message.
Chapter Two begins with the visit of a Soviet official to UC Irvine in 1988, the year before the Berlin Wall fell. The official’s name is Georgi Arbatov. His game? To “take away the image” of America’s enemy. Regarding Arbatov’s villainous disappearing act, I ask the question, “Who benefits?”
Here is a question everyone should be required to answer, especially when the question is life or death. But as I demonstrate, the Russians themselves have long since publicly admitted everything — in the pages of Pravda.
The Pravda excerpt, quoted at the beginning of this article, was the first public admission, by the Russian side, that the Kremlin had used the “Soviet collapse” in 1991 to win a strategic victory.
There were two articles in this Pravda series, published in November 2014. They were both written by Dmitry Sudakov. The first in the series was titled “Russia prepares nuclear surprise for NATO,” while the second was titled “Russia takes complete advantage of castrated armed forces of the West.” (See links below.)
Sudakov explained the situation as follows:
Having written off Moscow as a serious geopolitical rival, flying on the wings of inaccessible military and technological superiority, Washington drove itself into a trap, from which it does not see a way out even in a medium-term perspective.
Sudakov said that the “absolute weakness of Russia” and perceived “superiority of the West” are “myths.” In fact, he added, “The illusion of world supremacy played a cruel joke on Washington.” By the time the Americans realized their mistake, it was too late to do anything. Thus, Chapter Two demonstrates the true origin and purpose of the subversive voice in Chapter One.
In Chapter three of The Fool and His Enemy, I describe the “New Religion” that has come to take the place of Christianity. It is secular and political — a religion “against all religion.” It seems, at first, to make the people its God. But who are “the people”? What follows is an examination of evil and its many masks.
In Chapter Four I discuss “the fool and the hero.” Corruption is now almost universal. And by corruption intellectual corruption is underscored; that is, the corruption of language growing out of the corruption of spirit. The fool is the pawn of this corruption. He thinks he is building something wonderful; but he is merely a collaborator in degradation and universal ruin. What we need are heroes, not fools. Then I quote Thomas Carlyle, who believed that our heroes were a gift from God. Without them our doom would be assured.
Chapter Five is titled, “The Winepress of the Wrath of God.” And here, aside from the usual thunder and lightning, comes a surprise.
The book is now available at Amazon.com in paperback. A link is provided below as it does not appear if you search under the title. It does appear, several entries down, if you type “J.R. Nyquist.”
Links and Notes
The Fool and His Enemy: Toward a Metaphysics of Evil https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DSX8TKX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3EFiFb5X01E54
Dmitry Sudakov, “Russia Prepares Nuclear Surprise for NATO, Pravda, — https://www.pravdareport.com/russia/129015-russia_nato_nuclear_surprise/
Dmitry Sudakov, “Russia takes complete advantage of castrated armed forces of the West,” Pravda, — https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pravdareport.com/amp/russia/129021-russia_usa_nuclear_weapons/