Pravda Turns Paleocon Against Bailout USA
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama (right)
Last week Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA), the number two Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, compared President Barack Obama to Russian leader Vladimir Putin in an interview with the Associated Press. Cantor did not mean the comparison in a flattering way.
While criticizing the Obama Administration's handling of the bankruptcy of General Motors and Chrysler, Cantor declared:
"They said, 'Set aside the rule of law, let's strip secured creditors, bondholders, of their rights. Take them away outside of the bankruptcy process and give them to the political cronies and the auto workers' unions...it's almost like looking at Putin's Russia...you want to reward your political friends at the expense of the certainty of law?"
Meanwhile, in an ironic twist on the usual U.S.-Russia war of words, an editorial published April 27, 2009 by the Russian tabloid Pravda has gained considerable circulation by accusing the United States of a rapid "descent into Marxism". The essay has been circulating among American conservatives on the Internet since the The American Spectator, Cybercast News Service (CNS News) and Fox News TV host Glenn Beck all republished the column on their own websites (you can read more about Glenn Beck and his incredulity that Russian leaders would be warning the U.S. against the dangers of excessive statism here).
In a two page essay titled, "American Capitalism Gone With a Whimper", Russian writer Stanislav Mishin accuses the Obama Administration of turning America into a Marxist country along the lines of the old Soviet Union. Mr. Mishin savagely attacks what he perceives as fake evangelical megachurches, empty debt-enabled consumerism, and corrupt government bailouts in America. Along the way, he accuses "Wall Street" of propping up the old Soviet Union for seventy years, and apocolyptically predicts that Washington is going to set off Weimar Republic-style hyperinflation of the dollar. Mr. Mishin first published his essay on his Russian and English-language Orthodox nationalist blog, Mat Rodina (Motherland) here.
You can read an excerpt of this article below. Regardless of how extreme Mr. Mishin's rhetoric appears to be, we are entering interesting times when Russian newspapers are accusing America of becoming Soviet and an ex-KGB man is warning the U.S. against too much government intervention in the global economy. After years of listening to Western NGOs and politicians' complaints about backsliding on democracy and the nationalization of the Yukos oil company by the Russian government, many Russians are happy to hurl these accusation back against Washington in spades.
American Capitalism Gone With a Whimper
27.04.2009 Source: Pravda.Ru
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.
Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.
Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top Protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.
The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.
These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?
These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American Congress (parliament). Again, Congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.
Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.
So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.
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