I was recently contacted by my friend Cynthia McKinney who told me that my article about what a Russian defeat would mean for the West was used as part of the course she teaches at North South University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. I have to admit that I was very touched by the idea that students in faraway Dhaka were reading my article, and I offered to answer any follow-up questions the students might have. So I recorded a hour long video in which I answered the follow-up questions from the students. I just want to add here that since I did not have a clear idea of how much these students had already knew, and since I tried to keep the video about one hour long, I had to, at times, simplify some issues (as some of these questions would deserve a semester-long class). Please don’t hold this against me.
I decided to repost this video on the blog (with Cynthia’s agreement) in the hope that at least some parts of this Q&A might be of interest to you.
thanks so much for this lovely video Andrei – its nice to SEE you
Thanks Ann for your kind words!
I hope that you are doing well.
I don’t feel I’m exceptional to anyone neither do I believe I’m better in anyway than another, but I’m patriotic to my nation. I believe you are taking about our political parties who I know are globalist elitist desiring to dominate and control the world order, but isn’t that true with all government leaders. Bribes change people without integrity.
Have you not listened to Putin’s speeches? Russia/RF are not out to make a living on the backs of the oppressed peoples of the world, precisely the opposite. The Western elite cockroaches, however, are determined to prevent this incursion on their gluttonous appetite for another sovereign’s resources, not dissimilar to enslavement.
I find it difficult to fathom any westerner feeling patriotic at this shameful period in its history.
I’m not knocking any particular world leader and I’m sure they are all rich and make money in their own right. I have listened to Mr. Putin’s speeches and have respect for him, more so than some leaders, and less so than others, none of them are a god to me. I’m patriotic to my nation not to a political party nor persons in high positions, I’m not a respect of persons nor any man. I serve the one true and living God at His pleasure.
I know one Bangladeshi – or at least one person who claims to be Bangladeshi and speaks Bangladeshi Bengali – who is highly knowledgeable about the war and claims to want to join the Russian army. However, he also wants to know details about how to do this and asks pro Russia people on Telegram for advice, which raises suspicions about his bona fides.
Just watched the Q&A and must say I’m impressed
To get to know a person better this is a good way to do it
Also interesting to see these very good questions coming from a country like Bangladesh it means the world is really waking up and there is a good chance for the multipolar better world to come true
Just we should not underestimate the still very powerful and extremely evil US government and the deep shit state that is behind it
That subject I mean deep state would be worth
This was an excellent and thoroughly professional presentation, Andrei.
Just me, but I think you should do more of this. It adds a very impressive personal dimension to your site.
Warm regards and seasons greetings to you and your family
Being in France I cannot access rumble but will try on the “opera” I installed but have not yet tried. Lovely to get news from Cynthia!
Great video well done, a very good addition to your regular insightful articles.
Dear Andrei, outstanding and substantial talk! Thank you for that.
One comment: there is substantial resistance to being a US colony in Germany. The reason you mostly hear complaints about money is that it is currently illegal under German law of Volksverhetzung to deny or diminish war crimes in the Ukraine. Even those politicians who clearly advocate for German national interest must do so while condemning the aggression, showing no closeness to Putin or the Russian Federation and limit the point they make to economic matters and generic concerns for WWIII and escalation. If you do not practice this form of diligent target denial, you will face the equivalent of air assault and neither the legal system nor the media will protect you.
Target denial is vital for any political activity in Germany today. Do not confuse the vector of resistance displayed with the nature of what is truly resisted.
Since 2014 with Euromaidan there has been a growing opposition movement that first ignited itself around the war mongering against Russia and lead to nation wide monday demonstrations. Core idea of these monday demonstrations were that the war mongering against Russia is a result of the debt-based fiat currency system that will inevitably push for war and imperialism. Also, not just to me personally but for virtually anyone I talked to on the demonstrations Russia herself was universally considered a friend for her honorable behaviour during the German reunification and not just by East Germans (I am West German). It still pains me that such a wonderful opportunity of peace and fraternity was trampled over with such a vile and treacherous attitude.
Needless to say the German security apparatus declared the fast growing and spreading nationwide monday demonstrations a threat and therefore (how else could it be?) antisemitic. How so? Well, a radical faction within the German left has decided that any criticism of a debt-based monetary system is “structural antisemitism” because this is what the Nazis critized. This faction ist the so-called “Antigermans”. Antigermans, an openly racist fringe branch of Antifa, propagate that only US-American and Israeli nationalism are legitimate after WWII and all other nationalisms, especially German one, must be annihilated. They also demand unconditional support for Israel and are anti-Palestinian, which is why there is quite some tension in the Left around this issue. All in all they function like a classic hate group. What they do is spend their time in an online echo-chamber passing around ugly screenshots reinforcing their hate, fear and especially disgust circuits relating to Germans as an ethnicity that has no right to exist in their view. They also deny that there is a German people and that the word “Volk” should never be used, that all German culture is suspect of Nazism and inherently hateworthy and to be annihilated and they answer any commemoration of the British Dresden war crime with widely displayed “Bomber Harris do it again” T-Shirts, which is in no way prosecuted by the German government for Volksverhetzung. They act with visible impunity, which emboldens them and makes target denial absolutely vital.
It is this fringe group that is in charge of stiffening the Left like the Asowites stiffen the UAF and a member of these is now our minister of the interior, ergo: she declared war on the so-called right which is Germans as an ethnicity and as a culture for the Antigermans (again their slogan is: Nie, nie, nie wieder Deutschland). Currently she openly advocates for doing away with the presumption of innocence and inverse the burden of proof in order to be able to purge all public offices from “right-wingers” based on a mere accusation. All based on that staged “coup attempt” by those 25 senior citizens recently.
In addition to that, I would like to remind you that doormat Germany basically spearheaded the Covid resistance movement. I see fairly little respect for that in the Russian sphere although it did not contribute to this international effort in any visible way. Covid put Davos on the map for many people and therefore the subject of sovereignty.
The problem with Germany is conflicts of conscience. “Right-wingers” (vast majority of them classical Leftists, but the system needs simplicity) and paradigmatically the AfD are enforced to be treated as an untouchable caste, meaning contact guilt really does make you unclean. This caste formation conditioning is being pumped into Germany absolutely mercilessly and has dramatically escalated during the past couple of years. Although this has lost many Germans that have not been convinced at all, it has made people very cautious about what they say in public. Please bear that in mind.
This being said: there is a widening split between those whose fear of damnation binds them to the US and those who are irreversibly lost to propaganda. The latter group is increasing and estimated to be about a third of the population at this point according to Gregor Gysi.
So this much for the situation in Germany. Only God knows, what will happen if the PR machine suffers another defeat in the Ukraine with the Russian final offensive.
All the best and thank you for your wonderful blog that has become an almost daily staple.
Much love from Berlin
China has pragmatically set aside her territorial claims to Sakhalin and Amur, but they will likely always be considered stolen Chinese lands (in much the same way as unrelated East Asians are held to be members of a fantasy ‘Han’ ethnicity). So it’s not inconceivable that China might attack Russia in the far future. As for the United States, I believe that the re-invention which would be required, if the US were to break up into its constituent parts. might well prove to be salvific. Many Scots believe that Scottish independence will turn out be a great blessing for the English, because they will then have to examine themselves and their behaviour (for the first time in centuries).
Russia and China has settled their border disputes. To insinuate that China ‘might’ break their honour by attacking Russia is not very repectful towards the Chinese. I find it highly unlikely.
I wrote ‘in the far future’ so the ‘honour’ of the present day Chinese Communist Party (such as it is) is totally irrelevant. I notice that you have also erroneously equated ‘China’ with the ‘Chinese’ people.
I see. You are questioning the validity of the signature of China. I presume you view Putin as a dictator as well.
You’re the one trolling my posts, so why don’t tell me what I’m really saying lol. The Chinese Communist Party is not ‘China’, it won’t last forever, and ‘China’ is also not an ethnicity.
President Putin is the greatest world leader of the modern era. I pray for the total victory of the Russian military, especially the ‘cruel’ Buryat Mongol soldiers (no, they aren’t ‘China’ either).