Western desire for convergence between the communist and noncommunist systems, is, by and large, sincere. There is genuine, intense, and legitimate concern about the avoidance of an East-West nuclear conflict.

Anatoliy Golitsyn, KGB defector

In this interview with Nevin Gussack we hear Nevin ask the question, “How has this country [America] managed to survive?” It is not a trivial question. America believed the Russian lies and dropped her guard. We elected “stealth socialists” to office. We allowed our nuclear forces to become obsolete. Now China and Russia are emerging with a military preponderance. How did we get here? Where is this headed?

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134 thoughts on “Interview With Nevin, Part III

  1. Dear Mr. Nyquist,

    I think in this part of your talks with Mr. Gussack or in the following one you both mention about a book of an journalist from San Diego regarding a Tijuana policeman and some rather interesting occurrences he witnessed down at the border. Could you shed some light on the author/book? I couldn’t quite grasp his name and the title while I was listening to the podcast…

    Thanks in advance and God bless.

    SARU

  2. Punisci i cattivi, premia i buoni,

    Morte di spada!

    un GRIDO DI BATTAGLIA ABBASTANZA BUON

      1. Since there are still people in Russia who favor a Monarchial revival, there are people who favor restoring the Imperium that ended a little over a century ago, and his comments can also reflect that interpretation and that segment of the Russian population as well as those who miss the Soviet Union to a degree.Often the Soviet-minded and the Monarchial-minded are the same people. This is strange only to Westerners who do not see the continuities of this separate civilization,or who abhor it.

  3. Mr. Nyquist, I must say that for this modern age, ”State Capitalism” or Corporatism as we can call it, is pretty much the trend to which all things turn.That’s what happens to all revolutions; American,French, or Russian, the Revolutionaries find out what works for them, today.

  4. Re; Dostyoevsky, Mr. Nyquist… Dostyoevsky was well aware of the trajectory of where Russian Civilization was headed,because of the Petrine delusion. Sure, one usually finds the real critique of the Papal Church in Dostyoevsky’s sub-story of the ‘Legend of the Grand Inquisitor’, but Dostyoevsky,(evading the censors in a clever way) was being just as critical of the nobility and intelligentsia. People forget that Vladimir Ulyanov came from the minor nobility, not the common people.

      1. Very deep criticism, lol. Indeed, Dostyoevsky skewers (in the Devils) both the generation of Liberal Bourgeoisie and also their literal Nihilistic sons and daughters who came after them, in the figures of Stepan Verkhovensky and his abominable son Pyotr.

      2. Now the tragical comedy presents us with a new chapter. How many millions did Dostoevsky say would be killed by socialism in twentieth century Russia? How many in the whole world during the twenty-first?

  5. If officers, desire to have control over their commands, they must remain
    habitually with them, industriously attend to their instruction and comfort,
    and in battle lead them well and in such a manner as to command their
    admiration.
    Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

    Oh, it would be a comfort to me if Jeff would avoid using his time
    reading the comments of that “C.” fellow.

    Time flies.

  6. Ungeklärter Mord an Treuhand-Chef: Polizeiakten zeigen Sicherheitsprobleme
    Auch 29 Jahre nach dem Mord an Detlev Karsten Rohwedder ist unklar, wer den damaligen Treuhand-Chef umgebracht hat. Wir veröffentlichen Dokumente des Polizeipräsidiums Düsseldorf, die vor und unmittelbar nach der Tat entstanden sind. Sie zeigen, warum Rohwedders Wohnhaus unzureichend gesichert war. https://fragdenstaat.de/blog/2020/04/01/mord-rohwedder-dokumente/

  7. Alfred Herrhausen (* 30. Januar 1930 in Essen; † 30. November 1989 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe) war ein deutscher Bankmanager und Vorstandssprecher der Deutschen Bank. Unter seiner Führung stieg die Deutsche Bank durch strategische Umstrukturierungen und Zukäufe in die Spitzengruppe der internationalen Geschäftsbanken auf. Er gab der Bank eine neue Unternehmensstruktur, die lange Bestand hatte, und machte sie zum unangefochtenen Marktführer in Westdeutschland.

    Herrhausen galt fachlich und persönlich als Ausnahmeerscheinung unter den deutschen Spitzenmanagern. Viele Beobachter betonten seine intellektuelle, rednerische und unternehmerische Brillanz, wobei seine häufig unkonventionellen Konzepte und Gedanken oft Kritik von Vorstandskollegen und der Bankenwelt hervorriefen. So betonte er, dass Banken mit ihrer Macht verantwortungsvoll umgehen müssten, und forderte mehr Transparenz. 1987 und 1988 stieß er mit Forderungen nach einem wirtschaftlich und ethisch begründeten Schuldenerlass für hochverschuldete Entwicklungsländer auf massiven Widerstand der internationalen Finanzwelt. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Herrhausen

  8. Mr. Nyquist, regarding Dostyoevsky’s prescience in predictions, in ”The Demons” the character Shigalov says that it would be necessary for ” 100 million” (Russians) to be murdered for Socialism to be created. and indeed, this was pretty much the case. What’s more,the comparisons between this nameless character in the novel at the literary gala scene and Lenin have stuck many readers;

    “a man of about forty, bald front and back, with a grayish little beard, who…keeps raising his fist over his head and bringing it down as if crushing some adversary to dust.”

    Dostyoevsky wrote this,I discovered, about the triumph of Communism;

    “Communism will conquer one day, irrespective of whether the Communists are right or wrong. But this triumph will stand very far from the Kingdom of Heaven. All the same, we must accept that this triumph will come one day, even though none of those who at present steer the world’s fate have any idea about it at all.”

    There is a Cosmic,an Eschatological and even Apocalyptic dimension to the struggle of Russian Orthodoxy and Communism, and in Russia the decisive battle will be fought.The Whites shall win at last and slay the Red Dragon in the Eurasian lands,the fabled ”Spring Offensive”;

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/66/8c/3f/668c3ff732a3820a3f628a908288981e.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d3/a6/dc/d3a6dc137bdcd9abcff9a163e5d5aa98.jpg

    Russia is the hinge of fate.

    1. Is Putin the red or the white? He’s a atheist and Communist. There is no hope.

      1. A man lives, there is hope. When we do not even know ourselves, how can one man judge another’s heart? You are too invested in ideas which hinge on the ”certainty” of the evil of this or that person.

      2. You are writing about a dictator who has sanctioned the killing of journalists and businessmen. Say whatever you like, but a certain skepticism and wariness is warranted. It is a fool who trusts in the ultimate goodness of such a person.

  9. Well, the South African government of the time also believed the Russian lies. Under this illusion they destroyed our nuclear armaments and handed South Africa to the black communists of the ANC.

      1. I am wondering if SA is not the canary in the coal mine. The communists here have started an assault on our firearms – can you imagine that they have come up with a proposed amendment to the existing act that would make posession of a firearm for purposes of self defence illegal!? They are proposing a total ban on reloading. They have also proposed an amendment to the Equality Act stating that the State would endeavour to make everyone equal. It is almost as if they have an indication that the communists worldwide are on the path to victory…

      2. The Communists worldwide are on a path to victory.
        Let us hope the Biden-Putin summit doesn’t hold any new strategic arms “treaty” surprises.
        Sooner or later, that balloon is going up.
        You probably didn’t hear it here first, but you did hear it.
        Inside word is the “Ground Based Strategic Deterrent” is in trouble in the Biden administration but he is going to offer Northup Grumman executives something to make up for the pending 13 billion dollar contract termination.

      3. I’ve also been thinking SA was an example or test case for the rest of the world. If SA hadn’t been derailed into a democratic communist revolution, and had been able to fight it out as a generally right wing state, it would be the only first world nation in Africa right now and would be a much better place to live for the black people there than it is now. Using race as a wrecking ball was tested and found to be spectacularly effective.

      4. Jeff, you probably have heard the GBSD vs Minuteman upgrade arguments. Plus the recent failure of a Minuteman III test resulted in discussions of a decommissioning of the entire fleet of 400 missiles.
        Plus, there has been cuts in the GBSD program financing in recent budgets. Also the 13 billion is only development money and doesn’t result in any deployments, that is estimated at 96 billion and we know the Marxist reps are already saying it will be 264 billion (or more, certainly more).

        https://www.defensenews.com/smr/nuclear-arsenal/2021/03/26/a-new-bill-would-defund-new-icbms-to-pay-for-coronavirus-vaccine-research/

        https://www.ucsusa.org/about/news/biden-administration-urged-reduce-nuclear-spending

        “Sen. Edward J. Markey and Rep. Ro Khanna set a good example by recently introducing the Investing in Cures Before Missiles (ICBM) Act of 2021 that proposes eliminating all funding for the GBSD and diverting $1 billion of that money toward the development of a universal coronavirus vaccine.”
        “The poster child of wasteful spending is the proposal to spend $264 billion for a new land-based nuclear-armed missile. Those missiles, vulnerable to attack and kept on hair trigger alert, actually increase the risk of nuclear war rather than reduce it.”

        More propaganda and disinformation formation, 05-04-2021.
        https://www.fcnl.org/updates/2021-05/cancel-ground-based-strategic-deterrent

        “As Congress struggles to meet the challenges of Covid-19 and climate change, these expensive new missiles are a poor use of U.S. taxpayer dollars. GBSD provides no military capability that U.S. nuclear missile submarines and bombers do not—and in fact it would increase the risk of blundering into a nuclear war by accident or miscalculation. There are cheaper and more effective ways to address the real security challenges America faces without escalating nuclear risks.”

        I love how the ground based ICBMs are claimed to “escalate nuclear risks.”

        https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamhartung/2021/03/24/theres-plenty-of-room-to-reduce-the-pentagon-budget/?sh=1364b3b20010

        “Then there’s the new ICBM, known formally as the GBSD but dubbed by critics as the “money-pit missile.” As former Secretary of Defense William Perry has pointed out, ICBMs are “some of the most dangerous weapons in the world” because a president would only have a matter of minutes to decide whether to launch them on warning of attack, greatly increasing the risk of an accidental nuclear war. Even if the Pentagon and the Air Force were to persist in deploying ICBMs – which are both dangerous and obsolete – they could save tens of billions in the years to come by cancelling the new ICBM and refurbishing existing missiles. Governmental and private analysts from the Congressional Budget Office to the RAND Corporation have indicated that existing missiles could be made reliable for another two decades or more in lieu of building an expensive new ICBM.”

        TWENTY more years life in the Minuteman III is insane, but this is a clear example of this massive and growing effort to guarantee our future vulnerability, and such articles are being “encouraged” by the current administration, if that is what you want to call it the Marxists running our government.

        Dr. Peter Pry has written extensively on this subject, and he is not wrong.
        Not even close to wrong

        And here is the link to a pdf on “Alternatives to the GBSD”

        https://fas.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Alternatives-to-the-GBSD-Feb.-2021.pdf

        Option 1: Pursue GBSD at reduced force levels
        Option 2: Minuteman III life-extension at current force levels
        Option 3: Minuteman III life-extension at reduced force levels
        Option 4: Phase out ICBMs entirely from the US nuclear arsenal

        Something tells me they will opt for Option 4.

        “However, in today’s multipolar nuclear environment, the possibility of a Russian surprise first-strike like this is, in the words of former Defense Secretary William Perry and Ploughshares Fund’s Tom Collina, “vanishingly small.”1 This is largely due to the survivability of the US ballistic missile submarine force, which carries approximately 70% of the United States’ deployed nuclear warheads. Even without the ICBMs, an adversary could never hope to destroy every US bomber and nuclear-armed submarine in an attempted first strike—which is why such a strike remains incredibly unlikely today. Therefore, a reduced number of ICBMs—or even their complete elimination—would not meaningfully affect an adversary’s deterrence calculations.”

        This “invulnerability” had actually vanished due to efforts of Hansen and the Walker spy ring in the late 80s. Does anyone actually think our submarine patrol routes are more secure today? Remember how the USSR was going to use SS-18 missiles against the Ohio class sub routes.

      5. Yes. SS-18’s could serve as depth-charges. Because of the fear of war with China the administration has now made a commitment to keeping our land-based missiles. I do not know the details of the commitment. One fears the fine print.

      6. You might be right, but the devil is in the details and it is hard to be optimistic.
        Northup Grumman is also involved in the next generation sat sensor network which has a huge price tag, plenty of opportunities for executives an could eventually be of great use to our adversaries.
        It is hard to trust any information being released right now.
        However, the direction of the propaganda and disinformation is unmistakeable.

      7. What i notice is that no-one ever is prepared to defend the apartheid.Yes it was a ‘tough’ system,but perhaps practical realities just dont always leave room for neat and tidy solutions (besides,what in this world is perfect?).How for instance could anyone envision rolling back communist encroachment,multiculturalism and mass-immigration in our Western nations?I mean in an anesthetized way?

        Lets suppose the whites had carved out a homeland for themselves -northern Transvaal or even just a small enclave in die Kaap-,does anyone really believe that the UN,the Commonwealth,the communists and the white-skinned leftists would then have left them alone?

        We’re way past simple remedies and either way its going to be nasty (for us).So at long last we ought to now at least say that our Boer-breathen were right and that we betrayed them.Confession is good for the soul and it might even provide us with a more clearheaded way forward.

  10. The first image says ”Russia is United/for United Russia!”,words to that effect in English. The second says on the shield of the Kynaz; ”The ”I Am” God” and ”Russia will be reborn” and below; ”Christ Is Risen!”

    They are powerful images, because they are true. In the Soviet Union, you couldn’t make a movie sympathetic to Admiral Kolchak, like this movie made in 2008, especially this scene;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJUgnG18SQA

    Which I cannot watch to this day without being moved to tears…

    1. Btw, in the video, Admiral Kolchak is swearing to Almighty God,upon the Evangel and the Life-Giving Cross of Christ, to take upon the Supreme Rulership of the Russian people and lands.

      1. Specifically;

        “I pledge and swear before Almighty God, His Holy Gospel and the Life-Giving Cross:
        to be faithful and ever true to the Russian state as my Homeland. I pledge and swear to serve it as the Supreme Ruler of Russia, without regard for my life, family ties or friendship, enmity, or gain, and mindful only of the revival and success of the Russian state. Hereby I make the sign of the cross, and kiss the words and Cross of my Saviour.

        Amen.”

  11. Mr.Nyquist, a certain skepticism and wariness is fine, sure, but what will it teach us other than that ”the double minded man is unstable in all his ways”? Foxes and Lions. The test shall be what condition he or any leader leave their nation when they relinquish the reigns of power. Trust never had anything to do with it.

    1. Double-minded? Unstable? Surely, this is mockery. You are the one who is double-minded, not me. Your suggestion that Putin may leave Russia a better country contradicts Orthodox teaching. On no account can a ruler of Putin’s type be credited with improving his country; for real improvement is a spiritual measure, and he can make none. It is a shame you cannot see this. Like Claudius in Shakespeare’s play, his repentance would require abdication. He would have to confess his many crimes. But he will not take this path. He has become predictable in his political career. Providence can, of course, make good out of evil; but Putin cannot do so. He is impotent and has fallen in with a dark ambition. Have you not listened to him talk about Christianity? What a transparent fraud he is! His blasphemies are very sly. Don’t tell me you have not heard them. And would you dare deny his culpability in the murder of Boris Nemtsov, Anna Politkovskaya and Alexander Litvinenko? — and what of countless others. He is a poisoner and assassin. A sinister man does not have a good legacy. Nothing good comes of Putin unless Providence makes a good outcome in spite of him. I cannot believe you are serious in defending him. He is not a God-ordained tsar. He is an imposter. That you will not admit this is disappointing. I have known Orthodox clergy and even a Bishop. I have read Orthodox theologians. Putin is not Orthodox. He has blood on his hands. It is a tragedy for Russia.

      1. Trust me, I know all about my poor Russia. Mr. Nyquist!

        There are people who have the Name of Christ, but who are spiritually dead inside. There are people who are Orthodox in a formal sense, but it’s hard to see them as having the grace. We all have dark corners in our lives no matter how good we think we are,and while alive, there are points of light in a dark soul that can further illuminated. I know my own heart; I don’t think of myself as a particularly good man,and this makes me extremely hesitant to judge others. Judge their actions,sure.

        But what is the Orthodox Christian Faith to do, the One,Holy,Apostolic and Catholic Church established for the healing and enlightenment of all men,when it comes to the rulers of this world? Especially those who claim to be of Christ? The Church is not a courtroom,nor is it a prison nor a self-help seminar. It is a Hospital for healing. It is there for all,from myself to President Putin and everyone in between. Nobody in the true Orthodoxy in Russia is fooled,by anyone or anything.

        Metropolitan saint Philip of Moscow criticized Tsar Ivan Grozny for his open bloody deeds, and was murdered. Today’s rulers around the world do not exactly advertise their wrongdoing,and of course the ”official” state church isn’t headed by anyone of the caliber of Saint Philip,Metropolitan of Moscow.

        Did I not write to you before of the ”Time of Troubles”,when a third of the people died in only a handful of years, foreign invaders occupied and divided the land,and sinister boyars schemed and plotted against each other while the country was headed towards the Abyss? What is time now if not a similar period of transition?

        And politicians can leave their country a better place in spite of themselves, bringing about that which they do not truly wish to bring about,and failing to do that which they wish to do. Or they can do the right thing for the wrong reasons, this happens also.

    2. With all due respect Mr. Vladimir but the only “religion” that Putin is a devotee of is the pragmatism of Lenin. Just as in the 1920s, with Lenin’s curbing of the “Sexual Revolution” (as showcased in E. Michael Jones book, Libido Dominandi) and the implementation of the NEP, both “conservative” policies solely for the intent of consolidating his power, Putin will weaponize and bolster Orthodox faith for the same purposes.

      And while naive westerners will look at such portrayal as a showcase of Russian “conservatism”, Spetnaz operators proudly and openly display their burgundy berets with the Hammer and Sickle emblem…

      Best,

      SARU

      1. True Orthodoxy cannot be ”weaponized”, with all due respect. For Orthodoxy is of Christ Himself. God can produce humble and obedient martyrs when faced with an Emperor like Nero or worse, a Diocletian,and God can also raise up a Prince Saint Alexander Nevsky. Rulers can be ”pragmatic” all they want or not, but it is God Who ultimately decides what shall be and why. A murderer can save a child from being run over by a moving truck.

        As for the ”Spetsial’noye Naznacheneiye”,I have absolute trust in the defenders of Russia, and know that the very nature of their training means that they cannot truly betray the Russian people. As i’ve said before,I am not intimidated by symbols which hearken these days not so much in people’s minds to 1917 and the Bolshevik God-fighters, but to the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. And in any case, it’s a Communist misuse originally of a symbol of the unity of the common working people, workers in industry and farmers in agriculture.

      2. I’ll also add that Orthodoxy in Russia is quite shallow. There are high numbers of members but very little actual attendance. It’s sort of like Catholicism: a whole country can call itself Catholic (like Mexico), but the religion itself is essentially dead and has no impact on the health of the nation.

  12. Pardon me for changing the subject; but isn’t a more accurate
    psychological assessment of “world leaders” in order?

    Versus D.J.Trump:

    Where one despises, one cannot wage war.
    Where one commands, where one sees something
    as beneath oneself — one cannot wage war.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Yet did not Trump constantly engage the leftist press?

    1. What do you mean by this? The press despised Trump. Trump never despised the press. As for enemies, who is despising anyone? Making an accurate assessment is not to despise. It is precision. An enemy must be respected, to be sure. But that doesn’t mean you are blind to the enemy’s moral nature.

      1. I agree, it is not good to personalize and to lend too much emotion to analysis, to accurate assessment. Certainly doesn’t make a person blind if they are more dispassionate; ”wise as serpents but harmless as doves”.

        Regarding Trump, I think he was a strong US President, and far too intelligent and wise to not understand the truth about a great many things, knowing he’d have few if any real political allies before he even ran for President in 2015. And a man like Trump, with a mentor like Roy Cohn and retainers like Steve Bannon and Roger Stone, is one who would be wise to Communist plots.

        Does he subscribe to the ”Golitsyn Thesis” as a theory of an ongoing strategic threat? I wonder.

  13. China knows the gig is up on both the covid front and the election fraud front.

    I said from day one there was a trifecta of evil trying to take over the planet. The corrupt politicians in Washington along with Hollyweird and all their evil.

    Then you had the freemasons and Davos elite which I assume for the most part are one and the same and then you had China who was gonna benefit by being the worlds superpower and have all controls under China style communism and oppression.

    Russia will never side with a Bidan America but I would bet anything Russia knows Trump won and will be back.

    Russia will always work with a Trump led America.

    After that China is on their own.

  14. Mr. Nyquist

    Would like to thank you for your writings, and the continuation of this blog…

    I purchased your book year’s ago, ( late 1990’s ? ) and have been following developments with one eye while living life since then…

    Amazing and sad how much America has deteriorated since then. The things our “leaders” say are simply baffling to me. ( BIden saying in a speech to military students yesterday ), “The Joint Chiefs of the Military say that “climate change” is the #1 threat to the nation.” ( Paraphrased )

    Our people and our leaders are just not willing to face reality in some ways…

    Well, they say we get the leaders that we deserve, so we are all guilty to some extent..

    I would say that you have gone above and beyond your duty to try and warn this nation and its people.

    Anyway, wish you the best…

  15. You are quite wrong, Mr. Galvan, about the spiritual renaissance of Orthodoxy in Russia. It is genuinely something to behold, which I of course have beheld. Russia is awakening. The why and how it is awakening, can be debated, but it is a simple fact. And we’re not talking about old pensioners either, but young people, spiritually strong and optimistic about their future in Russia.

    ”Russia, Awake!” a painting by Ilya Glazonov;

    https://02varvara.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/ilya-glazunov-russia-wake-up-1994-e1278434605240.jpg?w=600

    Perhaps this instead is the root of so much fear and hatred, the awakening.

    1. “Perhaps this instead is the root of so much fear and hatred, the awakening”

      The Great Deceiver?

      1. It never fails. In all the years that I have observed people who subscribe to some variant of the ”Golitsyn Thesis”,the overwhelming majority I have interacted with are persons who absolutely hate Russia and Orthodox Christianity with a supernatural hatred. People who regardless if Russia were absolutely 100% Communist-influence free and totally what she has been for the better part of her 1000 year history, totally awakened and recovered from the 20th century, they would still loathe Russia and long for her destruction. You 907ie are no exception to that general rule. Like so many, you take the facts and bend them to fit your beliefs. There is nothing that a real Russian and/or Orthodox Christian could say or show to you, everything can be bent to ”prove” a malign Russian plot. It’s so foul and unspeakably disgusting,and beneath contempt.

      2. Perhaps you are too sensitive, Vladimir. Americans have never been taught to hate Russians. We loosely use the word Russian instead of “Soviet” because they took that word away from us. My writings do not encourage hatred of Russia. It is the secret rulers of Russia — the communists — that I wish to contain.

      3. “My writings do not encourage hatred of Russia. It is the secret rulers of Russia — the communists — that I wish to contain.”

        Sir, you have absolutely no way of measuring what your writings encourage in your readers. You sit here day after day slandering anyone who has a compassionate bone in their body towards the less fortunate and least understood people in the world as a “Communist”, “Marxist”, or “Useful Idiot” and somehow believe that you’re only criticizing the “secret rulers of Russia”. Not your neighbor and fellow countryman who might not see the “Evil” that you see in Socialist ideology; you would never encourage hate against them! Only the faceless, nameless harbingers of some phantom war you desperately want to happen so that you can be “right”. These are the only villains you believe you’re writing into your story? You’re so very wrong, and willfully ignorant of the damage you do to this country on a daily basis. You should be ashamed.

      4. Socialism is a scam and you are one of its dupes. And I do not want a war. I just want a normal country without a socialist dictatorship.

      5. Again, I say “Socialist Ideology” and you reactively reduce it to “Socialism” as a form of government specifically meant to rule over you. This is not what I mean by Socialist Ideology, but you treat me like it is. Whoever these Socialist are that you’re so afraid of, I’m not one. And I wouldn’t let America be run by them (and no, they currently are not). Your broad definition of that word and concept neuters your position and relegates you to the fringe.

  16. The “Golitsyn thesis makes a lot of sense to me… but i can honestly say i do not hate Russia, or the Russian people… ( or the Chinese either )

    I have met a few Russian immigrant truck drivers in my former working life in the midwest United States.. i found them interesting and friendly… i tried to talk with them as much as possible to try and give them a good impression of the American people… I have always had an interest in Russia, not a hatred.

    Perhaps this is some kind of end times scenario playing out… somewhere in the bible it says that God puts a “hook in the jaw” of a nation to drag them to war.. ( Gog Magog – Ezekiel? ) like they do not want to do it… but are compelled…

    I think it may be possible that God could be using Russia and China to “punish” the United States… and the world for that matter… somewhat like in the Old Testament…

    Its possible that the world is just getting way too far “off-track” to continue on this way…

    Most people in America do not “hate” very easily in my opinion… they are just going about their lives… same as most Russian and Chinese people are…

    Who knows why the world is like it is, i sure have a hard time figuring it out..

    1. The world is the way it is because of sin. I am responsible, for I am a sinner. But I will say this,my friend; thinking that a 150 year old theologically and historically ignorant opinion about Russia being ”Magog” from Biblical prophesy, isn’t going to enlighten you or me or anyone else. I’m just being honest. Most elites who rule the countries are vampires, parasites,some worse than others but most in this modern age,are very bad. Russians don’t want war,most of the time it’s other peoples East or West of Russia invading. America is protected by oceans from two-legged wolves, Russia is not.

      1. There is a famous curse at the end of The Apocalypse of St. John. It warns against adding or subtracting from that book. Many have not taken that warning seriously.

  17. Valdimir,

    What kind of people created the Soviet-Russian “Dead Hand” program?
    (looks like pure psychopathic spite)

    Jeff, “Trump never despised the press.” I’m not talking about Trump
    being a “strong” or a useful President. I thought the point I was making
    was simple – “Trump didn’t despise (the intellectual methods) of the
    leftist press – because he was on their intellectual level.

    If he was speaking as he did because his advisors told him to, or
    whether it was his idea and policy, still, If his natural feelings were
    to strongly despise (the intellectual methods) the leftist (as he should),
    don’t you think that at some point in his four year sentence he
    would have rebelled at least once for a few weeks?

    What is important is his results as a war President, if he becomes such.

    1. How can Trump become a war president? He is out of office. I do not understand what you mean. And I do not understand what you mean by “intellectual method.” Repeating disinformation is a method but it is not intellectual.

      1. There are people convinced that President Trump will return to office once the 2020 election results are forensically audited in key states proving that Trump really won, forcing Biden/Harris administration into resignations.

        I don’t know what to make of it as far as a basis in reality for holding to this.

      2. If you are talking about Mike Lindell’s efforts, I believe he has been given bad information and bad advice. He will almost certainly lose in court.

    2. The ”Dead Hand” capability prevents a nuclear power from thinking an attempt at a quick and surgical nuclear strike will just decapitate the other countries leadership and end the war, without a devastating response.

  18. Russia’s “spiritual awakening” with Orthodoxy is part of Putin’s preparations to get the Russian people ready for war. Even Stalin knew not to use Marxism as a rallying point in WW2; instead, he invoked Mother Russia; this time, it will be “Православная (Pravoslavnaya)”, literally, “true faith” or transliterated for a more accurate rendition in English as, “the one true faith”.

    So while on the one hand Putin positively promotes Orthodoxy, on the other he remains a committed atheist, unapologetic communist and persecutor of evangelicals within Russia. And the more he looks south towards Israel, the more he looks to me like Gog, the “doubly prepared one” of Ezekiel 38 verse 7. That’s why he’s been slower than we may have expected to take down the West; he’s cautious, methodical, meticulous in his preparations. If and when he moves on Israel, it won’t be until he has secured his western flank and has the US distracted in the Pacific with China or otherwise taken out of the picture.

    I disagree that he is being compelled against his will into this interest in Israel’s energy resources; it’s covetousness, arrogance and over confidence that will take him – and the communist east – into destruction when he makes that move.

    1. You’re a little bit wrong on a number of things,so let me respond. You said;

      ”Russia’s “spiritual awakening” with Orthodoxy is part of Putin’s preparations to get the Russian people ready for war.”

      Wrong. Russia’s spiritual awakening is the will of God, since in His mercy He has given all mankind the Orthodox Christian faith for the enlightenment of all nations, and is returning Russia to the fold of His Sheep, like the prodigal son to his father. And, the Russian people have always been ”ready for war”,we don’t need Mr. Putin to remind us. It’s a rough neighborhood,and there is not a family without members dead from the recent war of attempted extermination.

      ”Even Stalin knew not to use Marxism as a rallying point in WW2; instead, he invoked Mother Russia; this time, it will be “Православная (Pravoslavnaya)”, literally, “true faith” or transliterated for a more accurate rendition in English as, “the one true faith”. ”

      Wrong again,on both counts. Stalin had no choice in the matter whatsoever, back in 1941,but that’s a whole other story.

      There is no ”this time”…

      And the words you are using do not mean what you say. Russian is in some ways more expressive and different than English. For example the Russian word ”Mir” can mean in English either ”Peace” or ”World”, but neither captures the Russian meaning exactly, it losses a little in translation because the word ”Mir” evokes both meanings at the same time, together. ”Proslaviye” means in English ”Right Belief”, ”Right Glory”, and ”Right Word”, because in Russian, it means all of them together.

      ”So while on the one hand Putin positively promotes Orthodoxy, on the other he remains a committed atheist, unapologetic communist and persecutor of evangelicals within Russia. And the more he looks south towards Israel, the more he looks to me like Gog, the “doubly prepared one” of Ezekiel 38 verse 7. That’s why he’s been slower than we may have expected to take down the West; he’s cautious, methodical, meticulous in his preparations. If and when he moves on Israel, it won’t be until he has secured his western flank and has the US distracted in the Pacific with China or otherwise taken out of the picture.I disagree that he is being compelled against his will into this interest in Israel’s energy resources; it’s covetousness, arrogance and over confidence that will take him – and the communist east – into destruction when he makes that move.”

      I’m sorry,but this is insane,ignorant of historical facts. It’s not your fault that you were preached this and read this as God’s truth, that Russia is ”Magog” of the st. prophet Ezechiel Chapter 38 prophesy,and Russia will invade Israel,but none of that is true,it was an invention of about 150-200 years ago,and none of the peoples mentioned in the prophesy were from what is now Russia. Most were from what is now Turkey, the Caucasus, and the Middle East/North Africa.

      1. The Land of Magog is the homeland of the Scythians, as the ancient writers said. That’s southern Russia, regardless of whether or not the Magog people originated from south of the Caucasus mountains.

        Secondly, I was told by a native Russian speaker what Pravoslavnaya means, so it’s not my own dodgy translation. That Russian actually introduced me to the term.

        But my main point is, Putin is seeking basing rights all over the eastern Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea; he is heavily invested in supplying gas to Europe via the Nord Stream pipelines and so it’s reasonable to presume he is less than delighted to learn that Israel has signed a memo of understanding with Italy and Greece to supply gas via a South Stream line from its vast Leviathan gas field off its coast. Combine that with Russia positioning itself as peace broker and “all things to all men” in the Middle East, I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to envisage Putin presiding over a “peace in our time” deal in the near future that mentally disarms Israel, especially if it includes promises of security (military protection) and investment in its gas infrastructure. A wilder version of this conjecture might include Israel agreeing to give up its nukes as a token of goodwill, leaving it totally trusting in Russia for its security, esp. as the US seems less and less able to act as its traditional helper.

        If that theory is in any way grounded in reality, Putin will have to secure Russia’s western flank; a German pivot to Moscow would play a huge part in that and so may a distraction for the US in the Pacific, courtesy of China. So at some point we should expect an effort to split NATO and tie the USA down or militarily defeat America outright.

  19. One of your best interviews with Mike Adams, I passed it on. Enjoyed your content. Hope you will do more with him…Thank you

  20. Thank you Mr. Nyquist I have been following you for quite awhile. A great interview with Mike Adams! Thanks so much. Please come and do another interview with him. Yes we are in a very dangerous time in America! Will God answer our pleas? I seriously don’t know. If a nation turns from Him well look at the ones who did in the Bible…. God Help Us!

  21. Mr. Nyquist, you replied to me that;

    ”Perhaps you are too sensitive, Vladimir. Americans have never been taught to hate Russians. We loosely use the word Russian instead of “Soviet” because they took that word away from us. My writings do not encourage hatred of Russia. It is the secret rulers of Russia — the communists — that I wish to contain. ”

    Jeff, I read the expressed fear and the hatred of Russians from Americans all the time. Perhaps you may not think it a malignant lunacy bereft of any historical or theological sense for an American Evangelical to hate and fear Russia because one thinks that someday Russia will invade Israel, triggering the End Times? I do.

    But we’ve talked about that before. I’m not holding you responsible, anymore than you should hold Russia responsible for certain lessons learned from centuries of invaders bent on conquest, plunder,and extermination. World Wars happen. One should prepare for them in order to have a measure of peace until the next one, for one’s people to survive, yes? Could such a healthy instinct for collective national survival be exploited? Sure,but what do you want us to do,lay down and die? Well, actually I’m certain some in the West do.

    1. I have met many evangelical Protestants and do not know any personally who hate Russians. I had a friend who was a missionary in Novosibirsk for a few years. He loved the people there. He was an Evangelical Christian. In fact, he married a Russian. I know that some Evangelicals have this belief that Russia will attack Israel. I believe Hal Lindsay popularized this idea.

      1. I know more than a few personally who are so into this ”Russia attacking Israel” belief that (given their attitudes on Israel-a whole other topic) that were Russia totally free of the after effects of the Soviet era, they’d still try to make hostility to Russia a cornerstone of American foreign policy. I have also known more than a few Israelis-sometimes their ”allies” among the evangelicals bewilder them.

        Most of the Evangelicals are sincere and good people, even those with these innately hostile-to-Russia beliefs. But surely you can see how these politically active people can influence politicians and therefore,foreign policy?

    2. Vladimir

      I don,t know of any Americans, including myself, who hate Russia or Russians.
      Do you hate America or Americans ?

      1. I do know both Americans who hate Russia and the Russian People,and Russians who hate America and Americans, sure. I do not hate America or Americans,really I hate nobody. I hate the enemies of God alone, the Devil and his Angels. What I do know though is that generally speaking,sick and evil people invent ideas which the unlearned and unstable use to justify hatreds and lay blame on their own victims prior to plundering and murdering them.They also invent ideas which exalt themselves and their way of life. At no time do they have any real regard for the truth.

        Modernism is at the root of much of this; previous ages saw invaders bent on conquest of others simply going out and warring with them to try to get what they wanted, but now people seek to hide behind justifications and rationalizations for what is still little more than banditry.

        Alexander the Great once captured a Pirate,and prior to executing him, he asked him why the pirate did what he did. The Pirate replied; ”the same reasons you do. But whereas I ravage the sea with one ship, you do the same on land with your whole army”. And so it is.

        People may say they don’t hate other peoples, but it really doesn’t matter what justifications a man has when he is pointing a gun at you ready to shoot.

      2. Do you think, Vladimir, that Russian state media has been ramping up anti-Americanism in recent years? Particularly after events in Crimea?

  22. Mr. Nyquist, you said;

    ”There is a famous curse at the end of The Apocalypse of St. John. It warns against adding or subtracting from that book. Many have not taken that warning seriously. ”

    I agree, and thank you. The Orthodox Church has no readings from the Apocalypse in her yearly liturgical cycle, even though the Fathers commented on It and it is canonical Scripture. It simply is too holy to encourage the unlearned and the unstable to destroy themselves and others with false readings, anymore than they already do. It’s wisdom will be timely enough as the whole eschatological story is revealed.

  23. Mr. Nyquist, I was aware previously of the Webster Tarpley article and the history behind it, which is largely factually correct in a historical sense; Imperial Russia did save the Union during the American Civil War by preventing British and French intervention on the side of the Confederacy. However in my opinion, I do not see the Romanov intervention as being a good one, having a negative set of effects. To provide some context; I am very much a traditionalist, anti-modern and anti-Socialist, my views on natural heirarchy in this world reflected in the 16th century Russian book, the ”Domostroi” or ”Domestic Order”;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domostroy

    This Domostroy book has had something of a revival in modern Russia, by the way. Another oblique indication of my preferences and American favorites is that one of the most popular English-language movies (and novel) in Russia continues to be ”Gone with the Wind”….

  24. To my comment on the theory of President Trump returning to office based on a forensic audit, Mr. Nyquist you said in reply that;

    ”If you are talking about Mike Lindell’s efforts, I believe he has been given bad information and bad advice. He will almost certainly lose in court. ”

    Yes, he’s one of them,another might be Lin Wood, among others. I just don’t yet see any indication of any larger strategic thinking among these people, not that I think their opponents are any better. There is no sense among them, they are perfect children. Fools.

    They seem to believe that mass indignation at the ”true” election results will lead to a populist revolt which will sweep Trump’s opponents out of office and lead to Trump’s return. I believe that this is a vestigial Monarchial impulse (the ‘return of the king/the lost king/hidden king archetype), not necessarily bad in itself. But I see nothing from Trump indicating that he wants to return in a extra-constitutional 2020-2024 term.

    I suspect that instead,Trump wants to return to office in 2024.

    1. While I wouldn’t call guys like Lindell, Powell, Lin Wood, Gen. Flynn et al. crooks they definitely have been somewhat mislead by reading too much into the Q phenomena (something that I myself was guilty of too).

      Perhaps Mr. Nyquist knowledge could further out this line of thought but isn’t this some sort of Political Gnosticism like Voegelin would describe? Although I would admit that some of Q’s past posts and intel ended up being materialized (such as the events in January 6 and the subsequent lockdown of D.C.), deriving eschatological conclusions and political “salvation” from an anonymous board on the internet seems childish behavior indeed, Mr. Vladimir.

      Our best hope is for the Arizona Audit to deliver some rock solid evidence and spread the truth about the blatant fraud far and wide. Whatever happens next is out of our scope of influence.

      Best,

      SARU

      1. Yes. We are all hoping that the Arizona audit will open the way to a remedy. Meanwhile, the enemies of the country are trying to salt the truth with falsehood. I feel sorry that Mr. Lindell has been duped. I believe he is a patriot. As a side comment: This game of duping conservatives has become very sophisticated. Q’s cryptic statements never fully squared with certain big-picture facts. It was tantalizing, to be sure, but did not pass my smell test. So I wondered who was behind Q. He was either dishonest or mistaken. But how could such “mistakes” be honest? There is also a problem with any anonymous “authority” that makes claims to be “in the know.” How can such a source be held to account? If you want to say something important you must stand up and say it — not hide behind anonymity. It is also very manipulative to leverage people’s religious beliefs when offering “political” truths. This smacks of a targeted manipulation.

  25. (UPDATE) Putin signs new restrictions that limit where and how Christians share the … laws against sharing faith in homes, online, or anywhere but recognized church buildings , … A true man of God doing God’s work. Russia’s Newest Law: No Evangelizing Outside of Church | News & Reporting | Christianity Today
    https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2016/june/no-evangelizing-outside-of-church-russia-proposes.html. As far as Russian 20 to 30 something’s. I have known 10 or so closely enough to talk politics and religion. Besides a strong aversion to such talk I never met one that claimed a Christian belief although most were raised Russ. Ortho. 3 of my friends married Russian women in their late 20s. One a non practicing non believing Muslim Tatar, one Chelyabinsk non believer and one RO non practitioner.These were college students in my home town of Lewes Rehobeth area in Delaware come from Russia for summer work in the 2000s decade.Every summer we have a flood of Russsians Ukrainians Poles and Irish. Most nominaly Catholics and Russian Orthodox. Of the ones that reluctantly engage in political or religious talk none stood out strongly Christian. If fact there is a Catholic Church 3 blocks from where we worked. None of the Poles or Irish I knew ever attended. Btw I’m a confirmed Catholic, that left RC Church. Statistics I’ve seen show that mellinials are even more likely to be non believers. Forbidding Christian expression in Russia to official Churches is surely not helping matters.

    1. It’s certainly possible that you’ve met modern people who are secularized and indifferent to Christian or any other belief. But I do not share your enthusiasm for modern theories on freedom of religion, the modern idea of freedom of religion which actually goes along way towards that secularism and indifference that you seem to reject.

  26. ”Anonymous”,you said in answer to my reply;

    ”The Land of Magog is the homeland of the Scythians, as the ancient writers said. That’s southern Russia, regardless of whether or not the Magog people originated from south of the Caucasus mountains.”

    Of the ancient writers, only Josephus says ”Magog” is ”Scythia”,and they didn’t hardly live anywhere near the lands of historical Russia, of Moscovy. The Scythians in fact lived in what is now the Ukraine, Southern Russia just north of the Caucasus, and Central Asia. ”Magog” itself means ”land of Gog”. As he is chief prince of ”Meshech” and ”Tubal” in Scripture, you will likely find ”Magog” when you know where those places are. Fortunately, ancient Assyrian records show those lands are in Anatolia, which is where Turkey and the Caucasian countries are. This is not anything new, it’s a very stupid lie concocted around the time of the Crimean war, that Russia is somehow ”Magog”.

    ”Secondly, I was told by a native Russian speaker what Pravoslavnaya means, so it’s not my own dodgy translation. That Russian actually introduced me to the term.”

    It is someone’s ‘dodgy translation’, perhaps there was a miscommunication, but you are not correct. ”True Belief” is ”Istinnaya Vera” in Russian. The only thing that is correct, that a Russian Orthodox Christian would likely say, would be in saying that Orthodox Christianity is the true Belief.

    ”But my main point is, Putin is seeking basing rights all over the eastern Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea; he is heavily invested in supplying gas to Europe via the Nord Stream pipelines and so it’s reasonable to presume he is less than delighted to learn that Israel has signed a memo of understanding with Italy and Greece to supply gas via a South Stream line from its vast Leviathan gas field off its coast. Combine that with Russia positioning itself as peace broker and “all things to all men” in the Middle East, I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to envisage Putin presiding over a “peace in our time” deal in the near future that mentally disarms Israel, especially if it includes promises of security (military protection) and investment in its gas infrastructure. A wilder version of this conjecture might include Israel agreeing to give up its nukes as a token of goodwill, leaving it totally trusting in Russia for its security, esp. as the US seems less and less able to act as its traditional helper.”

    What you are doing is reading into the facts an analytical bias. Convinced that Russia is ”Magog” and that Putin is ”Gog”,and that the ”Holy Land” to be invaded is the modern state of Israel, you are shoe horning the information to fit that, leaving out any anomalies.

    ”If that theory is in any way grounded in reality, Putin will have to secure Russia’s western flank; a German pivot to Moscow would play a huge part in that and so may a distraction for the US in the Pacific, courtesy of China. So at some point we should expect an effort to split NATO and tie the USA down or militarily defeat America outright.”

    But it isn’t grounded in reality. You want to believe in the prophesy in what you think is a ”literal” manner and yet you reject the geography, the history, and the stated literal military technology of the invader hosts. If Scripture says they’re riding horses and wearing armor, using the weapons armies of horsemen always have like lances and bows and arrows, then I am prepared to believe that. Who is to say that in the future, man will once again be reduced in his technological means?

    1. Golius and Paulus Venetus also identify the Land of Magog as southern Russia, so it’s not just Josephus.

      Setting aside prophecy for one moment, ask yourself what on earth Putin is doing building up alliances and military bases in the Middle East and all around the Red Sea and Med?

      Why is he in bed with the Turks, who are now only nominal members of NATO?

      Why is he also cosy with Iran and describing Russia as Islam’s natural ally, while also, on the other hand, being sweet to Israel?

      Why has he the Black Sea almost totally locked down? And warships in the Caspian Sea with missiles that can reach far to the west, into Palestine?

      Do you think he will be okay about Israel connecting a South Stream pipeline into southern Europe that would rival his Nord Streams? That he will just sit there with his ever growing army in Syria to the north and just… do nothing about such a serious threat to Russia’s gas-exports-based economic security?

      I’m asking you to speculate / extrapolate ahead here without any consideration of prophecy.

      1. Anonymous, you said;

        ”Golius and Paulus Venetus also identify the Land of Magog as southern Russia, so it’s not just Josephus.”

        They are not ancient writers, their source is Josephus.

        ”Setting aside prophecy for one moment, ask yourself what on earth Putin is doing building up alliances and military bases in the Middle East and all around the Red Sea and Med?”

        It’s the Great Power thing to do. Same as China and the United States, I might add. Ever read about ”Peak Oil”? That’s a possible factor too. That could collapse Modernity altogether.

        ”Why is he in bed with the Turks, who are now only nominal members of NATO?”

        The Turks are a Eurasian power and culture. The West is always wanting Russia at war with Turkey.We were about 15 times and won every time, but lost the peace because of the intrigues of Western powers. Having decent relations with an former enemy is not being in bed with them.

        ”Why is he also cosy with Iran and describing Russia as Islam’s natural ally, while also, on the other hand, being sweet to Israel?”

        Geopolitically Russia has almost always had good relations with Persia,no matter who rules. It makes sense. It also makes sense to some to have good relations with Israel,because of the large number of Russian Jewish immigrants there. Russia is often the back channel in communications between Iran and Israel. Now, I am no fan of Islam, or of Judaism, both are false religions. But people should try to get along and trade, on a natural level.

        ”Why has he the Black Sea almost totally locked down?”

        What? That’s news to me.

        ”And warships in the Caspian Sea with missiles that can reach far to the west, into Palestine?”

        Think. Make a circle, and realize where else those missiles in the Caspian can reach.

        ”Do you think he will be okay about Israel connecting a South Stream pipeline into southern Europe that would rival his Nord Streams? That he will just sit there with his ever growing army in Syria to the north and just… do nothing about such a serious threat to Russia’s gas-exports-based economic security?”

        It’s not a threat, because Russia ensures Syria’s good behavior vis-a-vis Israel, and vice versa, while Russia has also diversified it’s economy in critical sectors. Russian/Israeli joint ventures in high tech are also a factor. Russian forces are in Syria to prevent a Sunni Jihadi takeover while preventing a Syrian turn to Iran for more protection instead. This is also in the Israeli interest. Nor are forces there ”growing”, there is no need.

        ”I’m asking you to speculate / extrapolate ahead here without any consideration of prophecy.”

        As am I.

  27. Mr Nyquist, you said about ”Q” and so forth that;

    ”Yes. We are all hoping that the Arizona audit will open the way to a remedy. Meanwhile, the enemies of the country are trying to salt the truth with falsehood. I feel sorry that Mr. Lindell has been duped. I believe he is a patriot. As a side comment: This game of duping conservatives has become very sophisticated. Q’s cryptic statements never fully squared with certain big-picture facts. It was tantalizing, to be sure, but did not pass my smell test. So I wondered who was behind Q. He was either dishonest or mistaken. But how could such “mistakes” be honest? There is also a problem with any anonymous “authority” that makes claims to be “in the know.” How can such a source be held to account? If you want to say something important you must stand up and say it — not hide behind anonymity. It is also very manipulative to leverage people’s religious beliefs when offering “political” truths. This smacks of a targeted manipulation”

    In my opinion, it is. But, from whom? To me having read quite a few of the messages, it had a Gnostic/New Age UFO phenomenon feel to it, making me suspect a collective of a heterodox American cult, one that believed(or still believes) that it’s getting it’s message out is a kind of sophisticated performance art that will produce the effects it desires in due time.

    1. The Q messages had a certain sophistication, however. I once got an email from Dr. Corsi about a Q message that mentioned my friend, Col. Lunev. Corsi wanted my opinion on Q’s meaning. I had only a vague idea what it might mean. It struck me at the time: why would Q mention Lunev at all. It gave me an unsettled feeling, like I might know the perpetrator of this hoax. Whoever wrote those Q messages had a broader knowledge of contemporary events than most educated people; and he used that knowledge to promote a campaign of false hope. I would not rule out Q as a sophisticated operation by a team. But who knows?

      1. I cannot at the moment recall a ”Q” message mentioning Col. Lunev, but I certainly agree on ”Q’s” knowledge-it is impressive, suspiciously impressive.

        Like maybe also the foul ”Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, perhaps this is an example of a superior and non-human praeturnatural intelligence.

      2. Conspiracy theory is an effective tool for manipulating millions of people. It simplifies the world for those who do not care for the details of history. It simplifies for those who cannot think in depth. A well-crafted conspriacy theory offers an interpretation of the world — a theory of everything — which works for those who have superficial knowledge. Anyone with any depth of knowledge quickly finds that it does not fit all the facts. But a cleverly designed theory will always make special cases for itself, and avoid falsification. If you say, the “rich get rich and the poor get poor,” you have a formula many people will readily accept. It appeals to resentment and envy, as well. Then you say, for example, that “the rich are Jews” because they dominate in high finance. Then you build more formulas until you have the kind of structure that draws people in. It only needs to match up with a few facts. And if you are careful, you need not account for the inconsisitencies. You simply redirect attention to those points which match. Then, “confirmation bias” takes over from there. Once trained to see the world through the lense of anti-Semitism, the believer sees the Jewish conspiracy at work on every side. He sees them controlling Red China. He sees them behind “Jewish Bolshevism” in Russia. He denounces any fact or person who threatens to falsify the theory, and therefore he protects it with all his might. It becomes, in the eyes of the conspiracy theorist, an infallible guide. Here is the problem with every simple understanding of a movement, of a religion, or an event. People are not simple. Communism, for example, is not simple. The power of a person is in it. Human beings have a remarkable adaptabiliity and flexibility. At some point a belief can become something different. Yet it remains the same. Yet there are underlying characteristics.

      3. There are many clever models of reality that are flat wrong. But they look correct. In fact, almost all modeling of reality involves a falsification of reality. Conspiracy theories are a kind of modeling. Politics, war and business are games. As games they can be modeled. A conspiracy theory is simultaneously a Devil Theory. If you say, with Marx, that the game is between rich and poor, your model is plausible (but hardly honest). The rich are the bad guys, of course, because you are demagogically appealling to the masses. But if you argue that the ultimate malefactors of great wealthy are the Jews, you can dispense with Marxist complexity and appeal to common prejudice. Add rules of thumb, like, “The rich get rich and the poor get poor.” Add resentment because of your personal failings. Add envy. BINGO! Persons with a chip on their shoulder, who feel sorry for themselves, will readily (even fanatically) grab hold of your “theory.” Marxism rises above conspiracy theory by its intellectual complexity; but in reality it amounts to the same thing with intellectual trimmings. Yet the basic totalitarian formula is found, quite rudely, in anti-Semitism. Why is it totalitarian? Because it has no spiritual component. All moral failings are projected outward, on the Jews or the rich. You postulate a malevolent conspiracy of a handful of malefactors. If these are overthrown, then the earth becomes a paradise. Such is the promise of the New Religion — what Eric Voegelin calls “gnosticism.” For the anti-Semite, the model presented in the Protocols seems prophetic. But this is an illusion. The degenerative trends of modernity were noted long before the Protocols were forged. But since the Protocols pretend that the complex process of universal degeneracy is a Jewish conspiracy, confirmation bias produces a curious effect on the foolish reader’s mind. Simpletons will then conclude, since the degeneration has continued apace, that the Jews are to blame. The Protocols are then seen as “prophetic.” The formula for Q has a similar structure, though the enemy is vaguely painted and more luridly drawn. When pediophile rings operated by certain intelligence services are cashiered, there will be a strategic profit-taking. Q merely borrowed from that profit in advance.

      4. Here it is, gentlemen. Q post #827, on February 24, 2018:

        “Stanislav LUNEV.
        The BRIDGE.
        Payback for today.
        Q”

        Here’s the link: https://qalerts.app/?q=Lunev

        I only did a quick look but apparently he is the only defector explicitly mentioned. I tried term searching such as other individuals as Golitsyn, Bezmenov, Mihai Pacepa…but no dice.

        Best,

        SARU

      5. I thought Q was a good thing. But maybe I just wanted more hope.
        It appeared to me that Q was white hat government agents in the DIA, NSA, Army intelligence and other agencies who saw a leftist coup happening before their eyes. And they were willing to act to stop it. I think they were also loyal to President Trump.
        I think at a certain point Trump or even Q themselves decided Americans were not ready to fight back. That to fight back would appear as a coup even to most Americans.
        I think our domestic situation needs to get worse before people take things back. And I think it will get worse and I hope people will take their government back.
        People need to discern between the real Q and fake Q,s. The “Q shaman” was not Q. He was a two bit actor who liked to dance around at Antifa / BLM rallies.
        There was a lot of good information on various topics put out early by Q. I think they use secrecy because the black hats would kill them.
        I think hit teams have already been active. ( Harrison Deal, etc. ).
        Anyhow read the actual Q drops.
        I hope Q is right in the long run.
        Or we are really in trouble.

        Call me crazy and a cautious fan of Q.

      6. Hope can be a drug. What we need is real leaders, not anonymous riddlers like Q. The ideology of the New Religion rejects anyone with genuine leadership ability and crushes independent thinking. Stupid ideas like Global Warming, vaccine passports, and Critical Race Theory prevail in our governing structures. If you disagree with these ideas you are marginalized or persecuted. Educated idiots are too numerous and entrenched in our country’s institutions — from school boards to the White House. How can we beat them? Tremendous agreement is necessary on who our enemy is. But we have no such agreement. People are sheep. Rather than learn about Marxism they are more inclined to blame the rich. Marxism has become, in their eyes, a mere tool of the rich. So they end by joining the revolution from the right, opening the way to the final “convergence” Golitsyn warned us about. Yes. The right and left are converging in the sense that they both have declared war on the same enemy: capitalism. But that enemy is a great big NOTHING. Most people would rather talk about evil elitists than the complexities of communist subversion and infiltration. And now that the infiltration has succeeded, and the “invasion of the body snatchers” has had its way, we find that the elite is permeated by Marxists and leftists who have now declared war on men and white people. Meanwhile, the growing craze for conspiracy theory paralyzes all sensible action. We cannot act on a vague theory that points back to the Illuminati or secret “insiders.” You have to name your enemy to defeat him. You have to properly identify that enemy. I get emails every day from people who want to teach me what I am missing. “Look,” they say. “You are only half right.” Forget about Russia and China. The real danger is the Jews or the Vatican or the British Royal Family or the Reptilians from Zeta Ridiculi. In the end, nobody wants to fight the communists. It’’s not sexy and it’s dangerous! I went to school with Marxists. I know how they were trained. I can see where today’s ruling ideas come from. It’s communism, Mr. Q-Anon. And the headquarters of communism are in the capitals of the communist bloc countries. In truth, communism is the ruling ideology in China and in our universities. This we can fight. Q did not forthrightly speak to this. The conspiracy theorists all evade it!

  28. Mr. Nyquist, you asked me this;

    ”Do you think, Vladimir, that Russian state media has been ramping up anti-Americanism in recent years? Particularly after events in Crimea?”

    No, not really. An anger and dismay at a hostile American foreign policy that disregards the suffering of the Russian people of the Donbass and supports OUN/B types in the Ukraine, yes.

    What I’m seeing from the televised discussions is an inflection point in which Russia is very much over her love affair with the West as far as the geopolitical and ideological veneer goes, but doesn’t know how yet to remove the alien Modernism from her cultural and spiritual life, which was also received from the West. People look back at the Old Russia with half-remembered longing, but it seems alien especially to the older Soviet-era people. Watch the reaction of the musical judges on TV to 14 year old Old Believer Maria Klimova singing ”the Merchant had a daughter”, about a young woman who refuses to marry a man arranged for her and decides to become a nun;

      1. I don’t think ”fair” enters into it, because this crisis with the Ukrainians should never have happened. This is labyrinthine story, the roots of which lie in hell. For many, this goes back to the Great Patriotic War.

  29. Mr Nyquist, about ”Q”, conspiracy theory, and right/left convergence, you said;

    ”Hope can be a drug. What we need is real leaders, not anonymous riddlers like Q. The ideology of the New Religion rejects anyone with genuine leadership ability and crushes independent thinking. Stupid ideas like Global Warming, vaccine passports, and Critical Race Theory prevail in our governing structures. If you disagree with these ideas you are marginalized or persecuted. Educated idiots are too numerous and entrenched in our country’s institutions — from school boards to the White House. How can we beat them? Tremendous agreement is necessary on who our enemy is. But we have no such agreement. People are sheep. Rather than learn about Marxism they are more inclined to blame the rich. Marxism has become, in their eyes, a mere tool of the rich. So they end by joining the revolution from the right, opening the way to the final “convergence” Golitsyn warned us about. Yes. The right and left are converging in the sense that they both have declared war on the same enemy: capitalism. But that enemy is a great big NOTHING. Most people would rather talk about evil elitists than the complexities of communist subversion and infiltration. And now that the infiltration has succeeded, and the “invasion of the body snatchers” has had its way, we find that the elite is permeated by Marxists and leftists who have now declared war on men and white people. Meanwhile, the growing craze for conspiracy theory paralyzes all sensible action. We cannot act on a vague theory that points back to the Illuminati or secret “insiders.” You have to name your enemy to defeat him. You have to properly identify that enemy. I get emails every day from people who want to teach me what I am missing. “Look,” they say. “You are only half right.” Forget about Russia and China. The real danger is the Jews or the Vatican or the British Royal Family or the Reptilians from Zeta Ridiculi. In the end, nobody wants to fight the communists. It’’s not sexy and it’s dangerous! I went to school with Marxists. I know how they were trained. I can see where today’s ruling ideas come from. It’s communism, Mr. Q-Anon. And the headquarters of communism are in the capitals of the communist bloc countries. In truth, communism is the ruling ideology in China and in our universities. This we can fight. Q did not forthrightly speak to this. The conspiracy theorists all evade it! ”

    Russian Orthodox are of the sort of people (aside from an Anti-Semitic contingent in the Diaspora) who believe that the Devil is obligated to ”warn” his victims beforehand,and must be invited into a home to work his dark art. There is always something there that openly shows people how evil and/or lunatic something is. One only has to pay attention.

    We were warned. We were told before it happened, what would happen on a tactical and strategic level and why, and who would carry it out.

    1. Hmm, my comment above is in moderation.Is there an issue with what I wrote?

  30. Sure, this is what I posted;

    Mr Nyquist, about ”Q”, conspiracy theory, and right/left convergence, you said;

    ”Hope can be a drug. What we need is real leaders, not anonymous riddlers like Q. The ideology of the New Religion rejects anyone with genuine leadership ability and crushes independent thinking. Stupid ideas like Global Warming, vaccine passports, and Critical Race Theory prevail in our governing structures. If you disagree with these ideas you are marginalized or persecuted. Educated idiots are too numerous and entrenched in our country’s institutions — from school boards to the White House. How can we beat them? Tremendous agreement is necessary on who our enemy is. But we have no such agreement. People are sheep. Rather than learn about Marxism they are more inclined to blame the rich. Marxism has become, in their eyes, a mere tool of the rich. So they end by joining the revolution from the right, opening the way to the final “convergence” Golitsyn warned us about. Yes. The right and left are converging in the sense that they both have declared war on the same enemy: capitalism. But that enemy is a great big NOTHING. Most people would rather talk about evil elitists than the complexities of communist subversion and infiltration. And now that the infiltration has succeeded, and the “invasion of the body snatchers” has had its way, we find that the elite is permeated by Marxists and leftists who have now declared war on men and white people. Meanwhile, the growing craze for conspiracy theory paralyzes all sensible action. We cannot act on a vague theory that points back to the Illuminati or secret “insiders.” You have to name your enemy to defeat him. You have to properly identify that enemy. I get emails every day from people who want to teach me what I am missing. “Look,” they say. “You are only half right.” Forget about Russia and China. The real danger is the Jews or the Vatican or the British Royal Family or the Reptilians from Zeta Ridiculi. In the end, nobody wants to fight the communists. It’’s not sexy and it’s dangerous! I went to school with Marxists. I know how they were trained. I can see where today’s ruling ideas come from. It’s communism, Mr. Q-Anon. And the headquarters of communism are in the capitals of the communist bloc countries. In truth, communism is the ruling ideology in China and in our universities. This we can fight. Q did not forthrightly speak to this. The conspiracy theorists all evade it! ”

    Russian Orthodox are of the sort of people (aside from an Anti-Semitic contingent in the Diaspora) who believe that the Devil is obligated to ”warn” his victims beforehand,and must be invited into a home to work his dark art. There is always something there that openly shows people how evil and/or lunatic something is. One only has to pay attention.

    We were warned. We were told before it happened, what would happen on a tactical and strategic level and why, and who would carry it out.

  31. Hello Mr. Nyquist, my previous replies concerning ”Q” and all that are still in moderation, including my second one. Basically I was in agreement with you about a realistic assessment of all that business.

    As to the Budapest memorandum, the facts on the ground in Russian-majority places like the Donbass and Crimea rendered the agreement moot. Donbass is now not the Russian Federation or the Ukraine, but the Lugansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic. Crimea voted to join the Russian Federation, which would never allow the Crimea to fall to a geopolitically Anti-Russian government in any case. The whole situation is confused and anarchic, as frontier zones always are.(the Ukraine literally meaning ”the frontier”.

    I wanted also to clear up any possible false impression about the American Civil War and my dislike for the intervention the Russian Imperial Government made in 1863. Hating Serfdom/Slavery, I could only support Lincoln and the Union, as noble as the Southern planter aristocracy might have been initially. With men like Alexander Stephens and his ”Cornerstone Speech”,what was developing in the Secession-minded South was a kind of Totalitarian proto-fascism, in my opinion.

    1. I do not understand your answer on the Budapest Memorandum. There was no honesty in Moscow’s original pledge or in the subsequent justification for annexing Crimea. This was not complicated at all. It was a cynical breach of faith. Realpolitiks, plain and simple. Furthermore, NATO is an incredibly weak alliance. After all, France is coming apart. Germany is economically bound to Moscow. Hungary would leave NATO in a heartbeat. Scandinavia is frightened. Britain is clueless. America is pinned down by China. In fact, Russia should have no worries about NATO. And, I will argue, there was no American coup in Kiev. The real coup was in Washington in January 2009. Moscow deserves real congratulations for this victory. The problem was how to make use of it. What was the Kremlin waiting for in 2016? And then came Trump — a wild card. The solution was ill-chosen by Beijing. Never serve bat soup to the world when you can’t feed your own people. Such a shame. Russia has real strategists, and maybe they will find a way out. Even under optimal conditions world war is not the right choice for Moscow. Can war be avoided? What do you think?

      1. If there was any cynical realpolitik involved, it was against the people of the Donbass, who in any case are apparently governing themselves, to the dismay of some perhaps.

        In any case, the strategic lessons of the Great Patriotic War, with the dawn of the nuclear age, apply as much to a Post-Soviet Russia as they did to the Soviet Union after 1945. Fascism as a world geopolitical power, especially Fascism w/Nuclear Weapons, can never happen, or even the possibility of such happening.

        I think that world war cannot be avoided forever, but war with Russia can be avoided, as long as the proverbial saying is kept in mind; ”Whoever will come to us with a sword, from a sword will perish”.

  32. Jeff, you said;

    ”Nobody is planning to invade Russia. At least nobody in the West. And nobody has prepared for such an invasion. ”

    Last time didn’t work out so well, did it? Deterrence works. Unfortunately, Mackinder and the rest of the geopolitical scientists are also correct to a significant degree, so continued vigilance is necessary.

  33. ”Anyone who can read an Order of Battle can see the truth.”

    Yes indeed. NATO forces can now strike St. Petersburg and Moscow in 2-3 minutes, for all the good it will do them.

    It’s still about the lessons learned from 1914-1945. Can the West destroy Russia? There are people who always seem to want to try, people who cry out as if in pain when they strike you.

    As for myself, for the sake of the remnant of the Orthodox Commonwealth and the Lord’s Christ-Adoring Armies both living and dead, I want peace. I say let these would-be vultures do without our help or hinderance, and let them deal with the Muslims and the Chinese on their own. Autarky is a fine thing I think.

    1. Such warm feelings you have for my country in its desperate hour. And to think how we poured food and war supplies into your country, in massive quantities, in 1942, 1943, and 1944, etc. Yes, in Russia’s hour of need we were sending all we could. Of course, you will dance on our grave, believing the hateful lies of your neo-Bolshevik government. I understand you perfectly. And you liken NATO to a gaggle of vultures! But isn’t Russia playing the vulture, as you confessed at the end of your last paragraph? — with the Chinese missiles wrecking the US Navy in the Pacific, and the Muslims paralyzing Paris and London? After that, Europe will be ripe for Russian dominance. The double-headed eagle will then have its fill. Oh yes, you see the situation clearly. So please be honest. Do not play the victim. It’s so predictably socialist, and so undignified. Let us go over the balance of forces in Europe, and see what the fools in Brussels have to compare with the riches of the Kremlin. First, Moscow has assembled the equipment for two Guards Tank armies! Yet you make it sound like NATO is militarily threatening Russia and not the other way around. Do you think I cannot read military tables of organization? Russia has 20,000 tactical nuclear weapons preserved from the Cold War. NATO has one or two hundred (held back in the UK). And you write as if NATO’s forces in Estonia threaten St. Petersburg. Hilarious! Estonia’s military is minuscule and incapable. And it would be suicide to reinforce that hopeless position. No NATO force deployed to that indefensible protrusion could hold. The same is true of the other Baltic States and those symbolic little regiments rotating through Lithuania and Latvia as a tripwire! There is no Wehrmacht poised on Russia’s border. Oh no. The few Polish brigades in Poland cannot even defend the approaches to Germany properly, and are incapable of attacking as their composition is for holding actions only. The Baltic States have the shabbiest tiny infantry formations. France’s Army needs two years of readiness training before they can match Russian troops; and besides, the French are deployed defensively behind the Rhine. Germany’s army is not in working order. Spain and Italy have only light rapid reaction forces to send, and these could never stand up against Russian armor. In fact, Putin has bragged that the Russian military can occupy five NATO capitals in 72 hours. And you, Vladimir, are knowledgeable enough to know that Putin was telling the truth. So I can only think that your professed fear of NATO is a cynical, mocking, pretense. And I really do not appreciate your deceitful likening of today’s Muslim-ridden Europe to Nazi Germany in 1941. You have totally destroyed the image I had of you — as an honest person; for you could not be so misinformed as to believe that NATO has the power or the mentality to repeat June 22, 1941. You are too intelligent to be so poorly informed.

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