By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor on June 17, 2016
Putin’s Russia is a system of “sovereign democracy” moored between Orthodox Christianity and “Machiavellian realism”
…by Phil Butler, with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow
[ Editor’s note: Phil Butler brings us a fabulous piece today, one that jumped up to the number one read on NEO in just a day, a rare accomplishment. I warn you this is a “two read” kind of article, as it is both historical and philosophical with relatively unfamiliar Russian figures, so bookmark or archive it.
VT readers are already savvy to the theme that Putin represents a new Russia emerging, and not one that is a threat to the West in the Cold War lexicon.
What has the corrupt international crime syndicate that is running so much of the West worried is that Putin and his emerging “geopolitical alternative” is a direct threat against their power over our democracies-in-name-only, which they have been able to collect like little girls do with their charm bracelets.
This is why Putin and Lavrov have constantly offered their own alternative to the Western New World Order – an alternative that has frightened the Western power structure into conceiving of a new Cold War hoax, one that has been initiated to convince Western people they must be defended from a new threat from Russia, when the real security threat comes from our own compromised and corrupt governments.