The Empire Strikes Back

The American apparatus of state is an extraordinarily formidable adversary. Already in the process of routing–and ultimately removing–its own founding nation, it has kept the whole of Europe at heel for 70 years and established a global acne of military blemishes from which Washington directives are enforced. This while deposing a long series of regional insubordinates. To all: you will be genetically blended, your traditions will succumb to our shifting cultural fashion, and most importantly…you will obey.

And with such a gracious offer extended, we can certainly understand the consternation over Putin’s refusal to accept on Russia’s behalf. Perhaps it was the engineered puppetization of a border state that housed millions of ethnic Russians and a key naval installation. Who can say for certain? Though everyone knows that a Chinese-led coup of Canada followed by southern-pointed missile batteries in Toronto would certainly not warrant a response from Washington. As we would be bound by our oft-displayed principles of national sovereignty. Though principles are much like the US constitution: things that losers of the future hope to rely upon today.

The realpolitik is that Putin didn’t submit and the USG went to war. And through the combined arms of commodity energy dumping, sanctions, and closed western capital markets, “we” and our retinue of unsovereign satellite states have hurt Russia badly. The ruble has been defenestrated at approximately half its earlier year conversion to the dollar (depending on what time of the wildly volatile trading day it’s marked). Capital outflows have been vicious, and Russian businesses are denied Western financing to meet newly converted obligations. Inflation is surging, and interest rates have been ratcheted to 17% in an effort to stem the flight into dollars. Of course this effort, much like global cooling, bears its own battery of cons, with the expected result being significant economic contraction in 2015. Already Russian GDP has receded to something approximating Mexico. That’s fairly remarkable. And as a result, Russian debt/GDP has spiked to 70%. For comparison, America’s rock-solid economy boasts an immaterial debt of only around 106%. But forget that.

The USG talks loudly, carries a big stick, and swings it at anything that moves.

And what it is swinging at presently is Putin’s head. Plainly we are back in regime change mode and hoping that the imposition of sufficient pain will motivate the Russian people to execute it on “our” behalf. But I wonder.

I mostly wonder about the wisdom of this fanatical aggression. I do not think that Vlad is going to be dragged out of a spider hole anytime soon for his march to the gallows. Though I do think the USG might foment a heady potpourri of fury and desperation in the Kremlin. And what could ever go wrong in that environment? Perhaps 4,500 nuclear warheads?

Putin has previously warned of nuclear consequences. I think most dismiss this as impotent posturing. Though I don’t think launching nukes is necessarily the consequence to which he is referring. What would you do if being financially strangled and in possession of thousands of extremely coveted firecrackers? If the pain became too acute, you might start marketing the surplus. And your first customers might be the enemies of your antagonist. I’m guessing Iran and NKorea would be interested. Maybe Brazil? Turkey? Saudi Arabia? They might even give a couple to Assad gratis out of spite.

I don’t know if such a scenario is remotely within the realm of possibility. Though I do know the range of infelicitous options weighs the scale far heavier than merely ceding a bunch of Russians in the Crimea and Donbass to their mother country. And that sort of thinking is why we don’t allow extremists into the U.S. government.

9 thoughts on “The Empire Strikes Back

  1. Remember anti-apartheid demonstrations at Ivy League schools in the 80s? No interest in the result whatsoever. Today, the focus is to scapegoat and humiliate non-feminized white men in our own country. Russia is an outlying bastion, evidently, that must rankle like an open wound.

  2. … ceding a bunch of Russians in the Crimea and Donbass to their mother country.

    Or try on a couple of these substitutions for size:

    Albanians in Kosovo;
    Mexicans in California and Arizona (and Nevada and New Mexico and Texas…);
    Africans in Mississippi;
    Algerians in France;
    etc.

  3. Though everyone knows that a Chinese-led coup of Canada followed by southern-pointed missile batteries in Toronto would certainly not warrant a response from Washington.

    A better analogy would be a mass uprising by Canadians — spearheaded by a core of rightwing nationalist patriots — that led to the overthrow of a thoroughly corrupt, leftist prime minister. A furious President Obama, calling Canada’s new government a pack of neo-Nazis and anti-Semites, invaded and annexed Nova Scotia, installing a local mafia boss known as ‘Goblin’ as puppet leader there.

    Not content with that, Obama then proceeded to arm and supply groups of gangsters and criminals to foment bloody rebellion in New Brunswick and set up a so-called “Peoples Republic of Acadia”, an American-controlled statelet on Canadian territory. Among the military equipment that Obama sent to these gangsters were anti-aircraft batteries, which they then used to shoot down a commercial airliner, killing hundreds.

    Then Russia, the EU, Japan, Australia, etc. imposed some limited sanctions on the US and travel bans on some high-ranking officials of Obama’s regime who were directly implicated in the bloodshed in Canada. So who can blame Obama for threatening “nuclear consequences” against those who would dare sanction the US? Canada is a fake ‘nation’ to begin with and it clearly lies within America’s sphere of influence, so the rest of the world should just shut up and butt out.

  4. Actually, Putin’s actions in Ukraine have strengthened the hands of the most virulent Russophobes in Congress (McCain, Lindsey Graham) and the media (Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer). People are actually listening to what these Tajikis (with their inbred anti-Russian ethnic animus) and their Christian Tajikonist flunkies have to say now, instead of shunning them as the neocon retreads they were widely regarded as before this whole kerfluffle began.

    Russophiles and White Internationalists like me only want Russia to get along famously with their Slavic and Orthodox brethren (especially Ukraine) and with all Europeans and their descendants worldwide. But Putin doesn’t want that, he wants to attack and kill his white neighbours and steal their territory. He wants Russia to be a hewer-of-wood-and-drawer-of-water vassal state of the Chinese, allied with the Muslim world against the West. He is a Eurasianist race-traitor and the biggest enemy of white unity in the world today, and the sooner the Russian people get rid of him the better.

  5. Jeppo, no.

    rah rah rasputin

    Regarding the new handle…you’re typically a sober commenter. Thus I’m heartened you remain sufficiently so to eschew writing under “Kakistocracy Sux!”

    a mass uprising by Canadians — spearheaded by a core of rightwing nationalist patriots

    Nationalist patriots who find themselves where? How many current Ukrainian presidents, prime ministers, cabinet members, or governors represent Svboda and Right Sector? Was the Maidan an organic uprising or one engineered externally? I don’t think either of us has that information, though the following question will provide an indication…

    Is Ukraine now being run by and for its patriotic nationalists?

    A furious President Obama, calling Canada’s new government a pack of neo-Nazis and anti-Semites, invaded and annexed Nova Scotia

    In this analogy, are the people living in Nova Scotia Canadians or Americans? And were those Nova Scotians celebrating and/or begging for American troops? Does it matter in your estimation? Or are you an advocate of magical borders and proposition nations? A Canadian is one who lives in Canada, and one who lives in Canada is Canadian.

    installing a local mafia boss known as ‘Goblin’ as puppet leader there.

    Do the Nova Scotians support or reject this ‘Goblin puppet leader?’ How do the Nova Scotians feel about this other goblin puppet leader?

    Obama then proceeded to arm and supply groups of gangsters and criminals to foment bloody rebellion in New Brunswick

    Two bloody rebellions have been fomented in “Canada” this year. One of these was noble and the other “gangster and criminal.” Though which is which seems to change by each person I ask.

    an American-controlled statelet on Canadian territory

    What of a Chinese controlled state on Canadian territory?

    Among the military equipment that Obama sent to these gangsters were anti-aircraft batteries, which they then used to shoot down a commercial airliner, killing hundreds

    And that has been proven to your satisfaction?

    Then Russia, the EU, Japan, Australia, etc. imposed some limited sanctions on the US

    Don’t succumb to hyperbole. “Limited” is strong language for only cutting your currency in half and driving oil down from $112 to $60 in six months.

    and travel bans on high-ranking officials of Obama’s regime who were directly implicated in the bloodshed in Canada.

    And whose travel got banned for the bloodshed in Ottowa? Any Chinese officials?

    Canada is a fake ‘nation’ to begin with and it clearly lies within America’s sphere of influence, so the rest of the world should just shut up and butt out.

    Is the Monroe Doctrine also a concept contrived by analogous “Obama?” Do you disagree that there are such things as spheres of influence, buffer states, and artificial nations? Or are you of the mind that more young white soldiers need to perish to keep something called “Iraq” in the illusion of a nation? And finally, what’s your willing price of butting in?

    People are actually listening to what these Tajikis (with their inbred anti-Russian ethnic animus) and their Christian Tajikonist flunkies have to say now, instead of shunning them as the neocon retreads they were widely regarded as before this whole kerfuffle began.

    I don’t know to what extent this is true. I’ll concede that all a certain segment requires is a nudge before exclaiming “look what dem commie basturds done now!” But that cohort can be influenced into any position as convenient regardless. And if Putin is replaced, it will either be by an oligarch or one like Putin who is equally ambivalent toward American constriction. I don’t see the former as being an improvement.

    But Putin doesn’t want that, he wants to attack and kill his white neighbours and steal their territory.

    I haven’t peered into Putin’s soul recently, though I’ll set my concise speculation beside yours and let them both season.

    A) Putin wants to keep NATO and its armaments off his border and maintain a buffer of contiguous states.

    B) Putin wants to attack and kill his white neighbors and steal their territory.

    He wants Russia to be a hewer-of-wood-and-drawer-of-water vassal state of the Chinese

    Again, we haven’t spoken in ages, but I don’t think this is what he wants. I think it’s exactly where we are pushing him.

    He is a Eurasianist race-traitor

    I don’t disagree. Russia is falling demographically along with the West as a whole, and he seems as sanguine about the fact as any other leader. Though as a sponsor of multiple European nationalist movements I find his anti-whiteness to be relatively benign compared to its competition.

    (Putin is) the biggest enemy of white unity in the world today

    🗿

  6. Good post. I find it most strange certain pro European sites like alt right and counter currents probably have more anti Putin articles than any other white leader. Shouldn’t they be writing about David Cameron’s wish for a Paki PM just as we are finding out about Rotherham? Or perhaps they correctly perceive that Putin is the only white political leader on earth that actually has agency?

    I’ve never seen or heard anyone suggest Putin is the saviour of our civilisation, why do they keep making this assertion? It’s pretty simple for me, US/UK/EU want the cultural and genetic destruction of my people, that’s pretty much the most evil thing imaginable, Putin wants to prevent the same forces infecting his country, therefore I wish Putin well and will cheer his every success.

    For western nationalists to want a Russian withdrawal from Ukraine in the hope a few patriots there can succeed where nationalists have failed in EVERY other European country in resisting US/UK/EU, is absurd.

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