he recent flurry of writing on Russian politics, nationalism and Alexander Dugin shows the contemptible inability of western savants to apprehend any idea beyond the cliche’s of stagnant neo-liberalism. Worse, “Russia specialists” in academia are now tripping over themselves trying to “analyze” Dugin and the Eurasianist idea. Bereft of the vocabulary to understand the concept, they merely apply fashionable labels from western political thought onto Russia in a pathetic and pretentious attempt to show how “dangerous” such ideas are to “European values.” Continue reading →
Novorossiya: Analysis of the Propaganda War – Methods and Framework
Among ostensibly pro-Novorossiyan analysts, bloggers, and activist-journalists, blaming Putin’s lack of bellicosity for the real crimes of the Kiev Junta has become increasingly popular since the tactical withdrawal from Slaviansk. This is bound to have disastrous results and is itself the product of an intentional disinfo project from NATO’s ‘alternative’ media establishment. Continue reading →
NATO’s resolve against Russia has little to do with Crimea or Ukraine. Capitalism and the money system are not ends within themselves, but instead means towards a still mysterious process where a struggle over the soul of humanity itself appears more clearly to be subject. It is not a simple material struggle, but instead the material struggle is a method of organization for power.
… the fact that after more than twenty years, Russia has returned as an historical force. It is a matter of political realism.
The crisis in Ukraine is still far from over, but it is clear that it is the most important central event in the early 21st century to date, much more important than Libya, the invasion of Afghanistan, or the question of the future of Iraq. Even Syria can be measured with it. The crisis is not yet resolved, but some answers are already apparent: Continue reading →
Part II: Mode of Production Distortions on Historical Chronology
In Part I of our series, we looked at the particular case of the alleged antiquity historian ‘Herodotus’ and we were able to trace the extended works to the Renaissance in Italy, about 1,900 consensus dating (hereafter ‘c.d’) years after the claimed date of production.
In that article we made reference, without elaboration, to two particular mechanisms of historical distortion. At the time we wrote: Continue reading →