By Batiushka for the Saker blog
The second half of this essay replies to a commentator who has written: ‘Batiushka, let us know how to read your prophecies’. Here there is a fundamental misunderstanding. However, before we get to that, let us look at the big picture of geopolitical events, only after which the second half will become relevant.
PART ONE: The US and its Lost War in the Ukraine
The US proxy war against Russia via the useful idiots of the Ukrainian puppet-elite was not so much about destroying Russia as weakening China from the north. For the US, China is the only real rival on the world scene. It is overtaking the US in terms of GNP, it is taking over Africa and Australia. China is the main manufacturing nation in BRICS and the SCO, which are replacing/have replaced the G7 club of US vassals. Korea and Japan will also fall to China and, frankly, all the Western Pacific will too. For the US, Russia is only a way of getting at China. China is the Superpower and Taiwan is the Ukraine of China. After nearly one year of the proxy war in the Ukraine, the US elite has realised that its Great Game in the Ukraine was an error. Attacking through the Ukraine will destroy neither Russia, nor, above all, China, which is the real aim.
The Ukraine was meant as a sideshow, but instead it has become a very serious distraction, depleting valuable military resources in a long and unsuccessful campaign. The war there is also destroying the West economically through its suicidal anti-Russian sanctions. The hubristic US totally underestimated Russia, as could be seen already in the arrogant claim of Obama on 25 March 2014 that Russia was just ‘a regional power’. Precious US military resources could be more effectively employed in ‘containing’ China, the real rival. Panic and desperation are now seizing the US. The Ukraine has to be dropped like the hot potato it is. Since even the neocons have now realised that the devastated Ukraine is not of any real interest to them, they have to find a face-saving way out.
The US will drop the Ukraine because it is corrupt/not fighting well/keeps losing equipment and will turn its attention to ‘the real enemy’ – China. Currently, there is talk of the CIA Director Burns offering Russia 20% of the Ukraine in return for peace – in other words, more or less the territory it already holds! It may be a false flag (in Russian ‘утка’, a duck, which is the translation of the French ‘canard’ meaning the same). But the mere fact that this story is even around proves that Washington is testing the water for reactions, watching for ripples after throwing its stone into the ‘duckpond’ and is contemplating dumping the Ukraine. As an attempt to bribe Russia, it is of course a ridiculous offer. Russia is going to remove the Ukraine as a threat. Totally. And there is some very solid other evidence for saying this.
The US and China
A whole sequence of dramatic events regarding US intentions towards China has unfolded since 2019. The first was the appearance of Covid-19. An experiment for a US bioweapon from the Wuhan Virological Centre which backfired through a leak? Who knows? What we can say for a fact is that Covid-19 involves the US and China. Then, as Stage 2, came another US and China operation – the ‘Quad’, the ‘Indo-Pacific Quadrilateral Dialogue’, seriously updated in March 2021. This was a pact made years ago between Australia, India, Japan and the US, maintained by talks between them and joint military exercises on an unprecedented scale.
This diplomatic and military arrangement was an aggressive response to growing Chinese economic and military power. Indeed, the Chinese responded to the Quad with protests to its members, accurately calling it ‘the Asian NATO’. After a period of Australian foot-dragging, the Quad was revived in 2017. Finally, in that joint statement in March 2021, ‘The Spirit of the Quad’, the Quad members described ‘a shared vision for a free and open (= US controlled) Indo-Pacific’ and a ‘rules-based (= US controlled) maritime order in the East and South China Seas’. The Quad then held a ‘Quad Plus’ meeting that included representatives from, predictably, South Korea and New Zealand and, surprisingly, Vietnam. The intentions were clear.
Six months later, on 15 September 2021, came Stage 3, AUKUS, the ‘security pact’ between Australia, the UK and the US for the Indo-Pacific region. Under the pact, the US and the UK will assist Australia in acquiring nuclear-powered submarines. (Perhaps the British will be supplying the superglue for repairs to bolts around the nuclear reactors)? The AUKUS pact includes co-operation on advanced cyber, artificial intelligence, undersea capabilities, electronic warfare, innovation and information sharing. The formation of AUKUS in 2021 reduced the French to blind fury because they had lost a huge Australian order worth tens of billions of euros for nuclear submarines, which do not need British superglue. Finally, on 2 August 2022, came the Stage 4 escalation, the ‘visit’ of Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to Taiwan and her threats to China. This was a clear declaration of Cold War.
The US Pivot to China of 2023
Already last November it had been reported by the American State mouthpiece, the New York Times, that the US military-industrial complex could not sustain the pace and scale of military supplies to Kiev. It followed repeated warnings about low stocks of ammunition in the US and other reports that the US was running out of arms to supply the Kiev regime with. That was followed this January by the US Naval Secretary Carlos del Toro, who declared that the US might soon have to choose whether to meet its minimum national security needs or those of the Ukraine. Then the RAND Corporation, one of the main Pentagon think-tanks, advised against continuing the US proxy war against Russia in the Ukraine, meaning the US must end the war asap. This was because a long war would degrade US capabilities against China.
On top of all this, a memo from Air Force General Minihan, leaked at the end of January 2023, stated that the US should be ready to fight a conventional war against China by 2025. In other words, the US must find a way to back out of its Ukrainian proxy war in 2023, so as to use 2024 to ready itself for war against China in 2025. Now come the absurd events of the first days of February, the huge Chinese airship, identified as a ‘spy-balloon’, floating 18 kms (12 miles) up in the air. (Curious, why use 1950s technology, a giant balloon/airship, when Chinese satellites overfly constantly? After all, China has landed on the dark side of the moon – the US has not).
Anyway, whatever the truth, this airship was the excuse for cancelling Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Beijing, which had been aimed at Sino-American ‘détente’. The very next day, 4 February, Beijing announced that it was reinforcing its relations with Russia. No détente there. Then came the brave US fighter pilot who in a valiant dogfight managed to shoot down the evil oriental airship with a single missile. Medals all round! Clearly, the geniuses at the White House are in a hurry with their face-saving exit strategy from the Ukraine. Threatened by a giant airship, or maybe a whole fleet of them as in a 1950s UFO movie, the US must refocus on China and forget distant Russia, which was only ever interested in the Ukraine (indeed, originally, in a small slice of the Russian Ukraine in the east and the south, though now it has been forced by US policy to neutralise the lot). Let us now turn to Russian Orthodox prophecies regarding all this, prophecies which I have known of for decades, but which made little sense until very recent years.
PART TWO: Orthodox Christianity
First of all, an apology. I know that most readers of this site are not Russian Orthodox Christians, not Orthodox Christians, perhaps not Christians of any sort, and perhaps not even believers in any kind of faith. Please just suspend your disbelief for a few minutes. I have no intention of trying to convert you. I am just a messenger. I just want to explain how most Russian Orthodox see current geopolitical events. Firstly, statistical facts: 200 million people belong to the Orthodox Church. Of these 140 million, 70%, are Russian Orthodox, though since that Church is multinational, only about 100 million of them are ethnic Russians, many others live or used to live in the Ukraine.
Another note: Most practising Russian Orthodox remain outside the artificial and absurd ‘left/right’ manipulation of Western politics, invented to hoodwink the zombified into thinking that they live in democracies and have democratic choices. True, the vast majority of Orthodox are social conservatives, making us in Western eyes, right-wing (‘Fascists’), but we are also for social justice, free health and education, making us in Western eyes left-wing (‘Socialists’). Just the opposite of the neocons, who are social liberals and economic liberals, LGBT anything goes plus law of the jungle capitalism, anti-Family and anti-Nation. Like the Chinese and other Non-Westerners, we are for pro-Family and pro-Nation policies which unite the people. That explains both President Putin, his ‘conservative’ Party called ‘United Russia’ with its national policy of Russian reunification in the Ukraine, as well as the ‘socialist free market’ policies of the Chinese ‘Communist’ Party.
The Orthodox Church has 1,000 bishops. 400 of these are in the Russian Orthodox Church. However, probably the most respected Orthodox bishops are in persecuted Serbia and the persecuted Ukraine, not in Russia. Once the Russian Orthodox Church has been cleansed of the corrupt Americanised inside itself, it will become an unmatchable spiritual rival to the USA. For though some traitors may have power in the Church, they have no authority in the Church. Those who have authority in the Church, who have the respect and reverence of the people, are the saints and righteous and those who are considered to be saints, elders and righteous, a few of whom are bishops, most of whom are not, and some of whom have made prophecies.
We must be very careful now to distinguish between prophecies and the hoaxes and frauds of attention-seekers and money-seekers. Any fraud can get up in the morning and say: ‘I received a message about the future, I had a dream about the future, and was told so and so’. No, I am talking about words said by those who have had authority for decades and generations, who are venerated for their humble lives, about saints or elders who will be declared saints by the people, if they have not already been. In other words, we are not talking about George Bush’s idiotic ‘God told me to invade Iraq’. We are talking about the spiritual.
Here it must be added that all authentic prophecies are conditional. Prophecies are only warnings, whose timings can be postponed by hundreds and even thousands of years. People can change their ways and then the realisation of the prophecies is postponed. The prophecies remain true, but their application may be delayed, depending on human reactions to the warnings they contain. Never doubt that people can regret, turn back and change. But also never doubt that the prophecies will come true, if there is no change in behaviour once the warning has been issued.
Now we come back to the commentator who asked: ‘Batiushka, let us know how to read your prophecies’. First of all, I have no prophecies. I am not in any way a prophet. But I do know of prophecies that are relevant here. Those for example of St Seraphim of Sarov (+ 1833), St John of Kronstadt (+ 1908), St Aristocleus the Athonite (+ 1918), Archbishop Theophan of Poltava (+ 1940), St Seraphim of Vyritsa (+ 1949), Elder Seraphim of Belgorod (+ 1982), with whose blessing I act, St Paisios the Athonite (+ 1994), whom I met, Elder Nikolai Guryanov (+ 2002), whom I venerate, and Elder Jonah of Odessa (+ 2012), on whose tomb I pray.
Here are some of their prophecies: St John of Kronstadt said that ‘the deliverance of Russia will come from the East’. At the end of his life St Aristocleus said that ‘the end will come through China. There will be an extraordinary outburst and a miracle will be revealed from God’. Archbishop Theophan of Poltava said that there must be a Tsar forechosen by God and that the restoration of Orthodoxy in Russia would provoke hatred in the world, which ‘will take up arms against Russia’. This was confirmed by Elder Nicholas Guryanov, who predicted that President Putin will be succeeded by a Tsar, as was predicted also by St Paisios the Athonite.
Elder Iona, beloved by Orthodox in Odessa, said: After me there will be a bloody Easter, a hungry Easter and a victorious Easter’. Of course, as with all prophecies, interpretations vary. Does a bloody Easter refer to 2022, a hungry Easter refer to 2023 and a victorious Easter refer to 2024? There are those who say that a victorious Easter may refer to 2023. If only it could be so…St Seraphim of Sarov predicted that: ‘Towards that time the bishops will become so impious that in their impiety they will surpass the Greek bishops of the time of Theodosius the Younger, so that they will no longer even believe in the chief dogma of the Christian Faith…There will begin the preaching of worldwide repentance’.
You can dismiss all this as nonsense, if you wish. But you will still have to admit that there are some curious coincidences. And that it is not nonsense for Orthodox Christians, Russian or not. We see that the White House thinks only in terms of world supremacy by force and that for it the real battle of the 21st century is not between the US and Russia, using the Ukraine as its ‘Tonkin incident’, but between the US and China using Taiwan as its ‘Tonkin incident’. For us, a cleansed Russia will be the real rival because that is where the spiritual potential is. China has only manufacturing potential. What the US secularists do not understand is that the long-term domination of the world does not come through secular power, which is only short-term, it comes through spiritual power, which is long-term. The White House is like the Roman governor Pontius Pilate who asked Christ: ‘What is Truth?’ because he had a secular mind. There was no answer to his question because he had asked the wrong question. He was staring the answer in the face. His question should have been: ‘Who is Truth’? And here we are, avoiding nuclear Armageddon and we shall continue to do so, however blind Pontius Pilate is.
5 February 2023
The round balloon, cleverly disguised as the full moon, was shot in the back as it attempted to escape.
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Thank you for another enlightening article. I do not wish to comment on its content, it would only add noise to an excellent symphony. Your article should be followed by personal reflexion, not some king of intellectual analysis.
I only want to express my gratitude for the time and efforts you take to add your light into a dark world. Your analyses combine the strategic and the spiritual, a dual dimension that is extremely rare in the current litterature. I am quite aware of what is going on, but the spiritual leg is often missing on the three-leg stool.
I hope that your spiritual inspiration will continue to bless you, you will have the incentive to continue, and that I will to have the privilege to share more of your thoughts.
I completely agree with Robert’s comment, and wish all the best to Baiushka and all the readers.
Launching a balloon to test new chips is easier than what it takes to place a satellite in orbit to test.
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What a great educational article, the other day I wrote here in a comment that as long as there are states (governments) there will be oppression (even Lenin said that), and that’s the basic theme of anarchism ideology. Even the philosopher Nietzsche was a little bit anarchist. He wrote that in the future when humans will be more mentally evolved (smarter) there won’t be states, governments, people all over the world who are not too well read still support states, because humans have a natural habit of being told what to do. In order for huimans to hate the state and support anarchism, they have to believe in the statements byRage Against the Machine who says in of their songs (at the end) “F*ck you I won’t do what you tell me”
So what is the government,the government is really a mafia cartel, (all governments of the world), here is an article about the real origin of the state
Nietzsche on the Origin of the State
By Michael Kleen
January 5, 2017
1 Commenton Nietzsche on the Origin of the State
In the mind of Nineteenth Century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the growth of the state (Staat) was one of the most alarming developments of the modern world. Where others saw the promise of a new democratic age in which “the people” ruled, Nietzsche saw a “cold monster” that was destructive of creative and independent forces. He described the state as a “clamp-iron” pressed upon society, shaping and harnessing it.
Artist’s impression of Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement
Artist’s impression of Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement
The modern state was particularly problematic because it potentially recognized no limits in its efforts to satisfy the wants and desires of the common man. To fully understand Nietzsche’s pessimistic understanding of the modern state, however, it is important to understand his beliefs about the origin of that state. Why is the modern state so different from what came before?
Prior to 4,000 BC, most if not all of humankind was organized into tribes and extended families that engaged in herding, hunting and gathering, trading, and subsistence farming. Some lived in cities like Çatal Höyük in modern day Turkey. According to archeologists, Çatal Höyük (7,500 – 5,700 BC) was absent of any public buildings. There are no signs of rulers, social stratification, or classes.
Then, around 4,000 BC, city-states began to emerge in Mesopotamia, and with them, hereditary dynasties. With some exceptions, the basic nature of these dynastic kingdoms, or states, did not change very much for the next several thousand years. In modern times, however, there has been a fundamental revolution in the nature of the state. Nietzsche’s perspective on this revolution, and why it occurred, is as challenging as it is insightful.
Like morality, Nietzsche contended that the purpose of the state had been inverted over time. Whereas, in the past, the state served an elite few (creators and conquerors), it now pandered to the many. Remarkably, Nietzsche believed this change was reflected in the way each era perceived the nature of labor. In “The Greek State” (1871), a preface to an unwritten book, he argued that one difference between Greeks and Moderns was that the Greeks were openly scornful of labor, whereas Moderns spoke of the “dignity of labor.” In an attitude that was reflected in their statecraft, the Greeks were far more “honest” about the nature of labor, which is that drudgery and toil is necessary for the creation of high culture. He wrote,
“Culture, which is first and foremost a real hunger for art, rests on one terrible premise…. In order for there to be a broad, deep, fertile soil for the development of art, the overwhelming majority has to be slavishly subjected to life’s necessity in the service of the minority, beyond the measure that is necessary for the individual. At their expense, through their extra work, that privileged class is to be removed from the struggle for existence, in order to produce and satisfy a new world of necessities.”
These “privileged Culture-men,” who believed that “power gives the first right,” gave birth to the ancient state. The origin of this state, then, was in the need of a conqueror to perpetuate the social process that relieved the few from the struggle for existence at the expense of the many, a social process that Nietzsche described as violent and “horrible.”
However, this state is necessary because “without which Nature might not succeed in coming, through Society, to her deliverance in semblance, in the mirror of the genius.” Nietzsche imagined the Greek State, on trial for its violent excesses, stepping forth and presenting its creation: Greek society (the “magnificently blossoming woman”).
Even in this primitive state, there was a tendency towards war and militarism, the division of society into slave and master. The military, Nietzsche argued, is a prototypical state. “The unconscious purpose of the whole movement forces every individual under its yoke, and even among heterogeneous natures produces, as it were, a chemical transformation of their characteristics until they are brought into affinity with that purpose.” The military genius was therefore the original founder of states.
However, in the Greek State, all was put in the service of the preparation and procreation of the genius in a more general sense. Plato, in his perfect state, took it one step farther and proclaimed that all state-life should be put at the service of the genius of wisdom and knowledge. Plato excluded the artistic genius, Nietzsche argued, as a “consequence of the Socratian judgment on art.” Genius of one kind or another, nevertheless, was the raison d’être of these ancient and classical states.
Nietzsche’s views on the origin of the ancient state did not change much over the course of his lifetime. Sixteen years after he wrote “The Greek State,” he presented a similar narrative in On the Genealogy of Morals (1887). Before there were states, he explained in the second essay of that book, mankind was “unrestrained and shapeless,” and so it required a violent force to shape it. This violent force took the form of an organized and martial people that imposed itself on a more numerous but less organized people. This simple act, which established a “structure of domination” (Herrschafts-Gebilde), planted a seed of resentment among the conquered—a seed that ultimately grew to overthrow this order of things and which found its political expression in the modern state.
Source of article: https://michaelkleen.com/2017/01/05/nietzsche-on-the-origin-of-the-state-2/
Batiushka: I think you must be a highly sensitive person (HSP) and an empath. Highly Sensitive Humans and empathetic people percieve reality a lot more than regular humans. They have psychic powers, a developed third eye, can percieve positive and negative energies, UFOs and paranormal activity while regular humans who are not highly sensitive cannot. I think Hugo Chavez was a highly sensitive person. And Putin as well
Thanks for your great articles, I will share them with friends and families
You write: “Since even the neocons have now realised that the devastated Ukraine is not of any real interest to them”–I disagree; a large faction now has this position, but I think that the die-hard Ukronazi Khazars (the core neocons), are still all in on the Ukronazi war, unfortunately, The simple explanation: ample evidence exists for the following plan, initiated by Zionist Neocons about 2012: after the interruption of and failure of the Deuteronomy programme, being executed by (((crypto))) Wesley Clerk and others to annihilate seven ME countries to “make Israel safe for democracy”, they recognized that 10 million Israelis would never be secure in the midst of 150 M Moslems. The Nuland/Nudelman/Kagan plan was then developed by the Khazar/Ashkenazi Neocons to transfer the Zionist homeland from Palestine to the much longed-for Khazar homeland in, roughly, “Ukraine”/Novorussiya/Southern Russia Don valley. For that, the Maidan was initiated and developed for 10 years. The objective is a requisite complete genocide–an actual holocaust–of all Eastern Slavs from the “new Zion homeland”, to be followed by massive immigration of Jews to the productive black earth of greater Donbas, leaving the hopelessly barren Palestine. The plan is proceeding apace, to the last Ukrainian. But those pesky Orthodox–bane of the original Khazars in the 9th C.–are standing in the way again, as they did with the annihilation of the seven kingdoms. Hence, genocidal Russophobia, and all the talk of Nukes and Armageddon against traditional Gog and Magog (Russia and China). They think Yahweh guaranteed the win, because they’re all about Tanakh prophecy self-fulfillment. This accounts for all the data perplexing everyone.
Guess we’ll never know what preordination might have been….spend billions, kill and disrupt millions, to repatriate a chosen six million to the Ukraine so they can plant in some nice dU infused black soil, littered with undetonated incendiary devices …they have more than enough money, it could have been bought for much less.
The hatred for Russia, from a specific group of USUK neoconmen/persons/they/them/it, is the issue. Perhaps when Russia finishes the de neo Nazi military, sights will turn to deNeoconification and deWEFecation. Or it never ends…..
Your absolutely correct ,these are the same thought’s i believe to be true , it goes back to
the 9 th century with the Khazars tribe being destroyed ,that is why all the hatred against the Russian people,
which will never go away !!!
Thank you very much for your wisdom.
Expressing truth is expressing hope and hope is the basis for humanism, pluralism and faith.
Cheers from the south of France.
Man is still in the process of becoming truly human. Now man is still an animal that has just learned to think. Man is still lived by his animal instincts (e.g. fear and power) and ‘human’ emotions (e.g. lust and hatred). Man’s mind has not yet evolved enough to be truly civilized. As long as we do not go through this evolution, we will continue to repeat the cycle.
Whether or not you believe in God, man has nothing to say in evolution. You can say it’s God’s plan. You can also say that nature unfolds itself. You can say that everything is predestined. You can say that the DNA of life is a zip file of a complex program. In the end, man can do nothing but surrender to life itself. If you will to God. But without a hierarchical structure, because this is precisely what people who have not yet learned to put their thinking into perspective.
None of this can be substantially learned through others, it can only be known deep down in connection with… It can only be its own truth. Man is allowed to practice. Being touched. Surrender. Feel. Approximately know. Gaining respect for life. Being subservient to life. Living in harmony with nature. Become more aware. Making more conscious choices. Learn to meditate. Get involved. And letting go of so many distractions.
Maybe I’m wrong, just being a human in this phase of evolution. Doing my best, if that even helps. Learning to love God.
Thank you Batiushka.
The Prophecies seem to my Quaker mind absolutely reasonable. And the Russian Orthodox Church, of which I once knew nothing, seems increasingly “sound”. If I were young…
A Rabbi friend used to preach that “when God wishes to speak to man, first, He whispers, then, if man does not listen, He throws rocks.” I suppose Prophecies are somewhere between “whisper” and the “hammer”.
I would remark too, that they say that the Monks on Mt Athos seated V. Putin in the throne-chair of the Byzantine Emperor…true or only nearly true, that seemed to me to be an omen… Indeed, I since then have come to expect the Czar to return, though intuitively I began to suspect such an eventuality when it became obvious that V. Putin was incorruptible and a patriot, tough and kind, as proper Czar must be…the prototype. Anyway, about 10 years ago I began to suspect Russia was going to have again her proper form.
One thought to add> China and Russia are among few the surviving Civilizational States, genuine Nations. These have long Histories in Place and Peoples, Ways and Customs. Once, the AngloSaxon diaspora attempted to be, or pretended to be, a “civilization”. The “woke” and all that stuff proves that the A/S game of pretend has ended in failure – like all rackets.
The matter of 404, in that respect I tend to agree with “Black Mountain Analysis” when they write> “Here we are talking about Russia’s land access to Hungary and thereby to Serbia. Essentially, if Russia gets it, NATO and the EU is done. History. Not instantly, but within a reasonable number of years.” https://archive.ph/SqNM6
The Message floated high and harmless.
Accused of bringing war and hate.
Never mind it’s path was aimless
Silent peaceful met its fate.
Final chance for friendship shattered
By the deep unthinking State
@ Lost Caledonian.
Lovely little poem. I have taken the liberty of acknowledging it in “OffG” in their thread on the Chinese balloon. Hope you don’t mind, but those few lines bring some much needed balm for our fraught times.
I would be interested in translations of the actual prophecies. This is pretty vague to my thinking and 3rd hand.
The Anglo Saxons in the US and UK are ruled by the banking tribe.
I am a Christian, and though not Orthodox, am what you might call an Orthodox sympathizer. The communist atheism of China terrifies me. Just one example is the Chinese government’s support of iresearch into transgenic animals or chimeras, particularly incorporating animal genes into human beings. Official China, militantly atheist, has no moral limitations against transhumanism. In this respect, how is China any better than the Klaus Schwab WEF crowd?
I am deeply disturbed by Holy Russia strengthening its alliance with the most unholy China. I am convinced that Putin is doing this only because Russia simply MUST survive, and right now, with the whole West united against Russia, alliance with godless China is a necessary evil.
I have wondered if perhaps President Putin, with his goverment’s very strong support of the Orthodox Church, is hoping that in the civilizational clash, which will eventually come, between Russia and China, a culture in which Orthodox faith is strong and deep will triumph over an atheist one. I am not talking about a hot war, with battles and bloodshed, I am talking about a clash at a much deeper level.
You may be familiar with the concept of “civilizational vigor.” I think our dear Vladimir Vladimirovich is doing everything he can to ensure that Holy Russia has enough civilizational vigor — a deep enough, strong enough Orthodox faith — to resist ultimate takeover by atheist, amoral, cruel and godless China.
The UK is now facing problems that even superglue can’t fix. A succinct summary from the editor of the Morning Star…
Thank you for your contributions to the Vineyard.
I have a minor clarification to offer re the cancelled Australia-France submarine deal: this was for a number diesel-electric vessels, while your use of the term “nuclear submarine” suggests that these vessels would be nuclear-powered. Of course, they could still be nuclear-armed.
In any event, Australia is falling ever more under the control of the USA, and I believe they will ultimately come to regret this choice.
What will I do when you shut down this blog?