Putin and the woke: Both fighting imaginary fascists

Putin and the woke: Both fighting imaginary fascists. By Nitay Arbel.

On the one hand, hard authoritarian Putin and his oligarchy of siloviki (security apparatus head honchos who edged out the billionaires), who loudly professes his belief in traditional values and scoffs at some Western cultural pathologies like the gender ideology…

On the other hand, the billionaires running Big Tech and other transnational corporations, and the clerisy of academia and the media world, denigrating nationalism and glorifying “global citizen” transnationalism, demonizing the majority population while holding up the most dysfunctional bad examples of minorities as saints, relentlessly pushing an agenda of hedonism and the selfsame gender ideology…

They would at first seem to be polar opposites, right?

In style and emphasis, perhaps. But in substance?

They are both looking to set up neo-feudal systems with themselves at the top, with a willing clerisy as enforcers looking to ‘cancel’ anyone who isn’t down with the program.

Both greatly benefit the feudal lieges at the top (cf. Orwell’s “Inner Party”), somewhat benefit those staffing the clerisy and enforcement apparatus (cf. Orwell’s Outer Party), and fornicate over the vast majority of their “Proles” — aside from this or that mascot group that is temporarily useful to their regimes.

And since neither is able to substantially and durably deliver the goods to the Proles …, the one thing both have to do to legitimize their rule is find some “fascist” or “Nazi” monster that they are supposedly fighting.

In the case of Vlad Puttanesca, it’s the laughable pretense that Ukraine needs to be ‘liberated’ from drug-addled Nazis, thus making anyone questioning the wisdom of this delusional war an ally of National Socialism (FFS, no!)

In the case of the Biden-Harris marionette show and of EUrocrats like Ursula von der Leyen, it’s declaring anyone not down with their green-left feudal agenda a “semi-fascist” and “right-wing extremist”.

Good point. And both are profoundly anti-democratic, while pretending to hold free and fair elections. A pox on both their houses.