With Russia now firmly occupying Crimea, it makes the perfect time for America’s leaders to pontificate on our supposed moral superiority over our Slavic “enemies.”
John Kerry, without any irony, fired the ultimate self-righteous statement against Russia in this statement:
You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text.”
Good point because America has never ever done that before. We don’t invade countries because our fellow people are threatened, we only invade them when imaginary weapons are in play or when Europeans threaten their darker-skinned neighbors.
Besides, America brings freedom!
And you know what Russia brings when it invades countries now? According to National Review, it’s the evil ideology of Eurasianism!
To National Review, Eurasianism is everything they hate combinded together in one monstrous ideology. Anti-capitalism: check. Fascism: check. Marxism: check. Traditionalism: check. anti-individualism. Russia: double check.
The article presents a sensationalized version of Aleksandr Dugin’s prescient ideology to frighten its readers who would be terrified of “Marxist-Fascism,” but disregarding the hyperbole and smears, you get what NR hates about this ideology:
The core idea of Dugin’s Eurasianism is that “liberalism” (by which is meant the entire Western consensus) represents an assault on the traditional hierarchical organization of the world. Repeating the ideas of Nazi theorists Karl Haushofer, Rudolf Hess, Carl Schmitt, and Arthur Moeller van der Bruck, Dugin says that this liberal threat is not new, but is the ideology of the maritime cosmopolitan power “Atlantis,” which has conspired to subvert more conservative land-based societies since ancient times. Accordingly, he has written books in which he has reconstructed the entire history of the world as a continuous battle between these two factions, from Rome v. Carthage to Russia v. the Anglo Saxon “Atlantic Order,” today. If Russia is to win this fight against the subversive oceanic bearers of such “racist” (because foreign-imposed) ideas as human rights, however, it must unite around itself all the continental powers, including Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet republics, Turkey, Iran, and Korea, into a grand Eurasian Union strong enough to defeat the West.
At least America can congratulate itself on having an especially diverse Oscars while Putin once again shows up the US on the world stage.