December 27, 2019
This wasn’t supposed to happen, I don’t think.
President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia has got a strong edge in designing new weapons and that it has become the only country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons.
Speaking at a meeting with top military brass, Putin said that for the first time in history Russia is now leading the world in developing an entire new class of weapons unlike in the past when it was catching up with the United States.
The Russian leader noted that during Cold War times, the Soviet Union was behind the United States in designing the atomic bomb and building strategic bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles.
“Now we have a situation that is unique in modern history when they are trying to catch up to us,” he said. “Not a single country has hypersonic weapons, let alone hypersonic weapons of intercontinental range.”
The Pentagon and the U.S. military services have been working on the development of hypersonic weapons in recent years, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in August that he believes “it’s probably a matter of a couple of years” before the U.S. has one. He has called it a priority as the military works to develop new long-range fire capabilities.
What we have to ask is: are futuristic military weapons even relevant anymore?
Right now, it appears to me that all global power gains are being made using psychological warfare. In particular, the US has gotten really good at using internet media to stir up populations into rioting against their own governments, and then using Western media to back up the fake revolutionaries as fighters for freedom and democracy.
The US has thrown revolutions to take over huge parts of Russian territory.
They’ve taken both Georgia and the Ukraine. Now there are people rioting in Belarus.
And in Moscow.
Russia appears to have absolutely zero ability to counter any of this.
This is probably because the US currently has an ideology that it is pushing: anal sex and tattoos.
Russia, which used to have communism, does not currently have a clear ideology to sell to the world.
The obvious thing for Russia to do would be to push traditional Christianity and traditional Christian values as a counter vision of man’s position in the universe to that being presented by the West.
I don’t really understand why they’re not doing this. It just seems so obvious.
During the revolution in the Ukraine, it would have been very easy to have the Russian-backed establishment – that got overthrown – represent Christianity against the Western values of gay sex. They would have gotten a lot more support. As it stood, the president who was overthrown represented nothing at all other than “Russia” in a vague sense, I guess primarily as an ethnicity and linguistic identity.
Of course, the Ukraine ended up with gay sex parades immediately after the revolution.
If the population had known that “anti-Russia” means “gay sex parades,” they probably would have been much less comfortable with the revolution.
There’s also the whole “immigrant flood” issue, which is a massive cultural dividing line. And everyone is aware that Russia isn’t allowing itself to be buried in refugees, but Russia never makes it a point to play this up on the world stage.
I mean – they do have this value system. It is both “the last Christian country” and “the last white country” in many senses (yes, you have Poland and Hungary, but they’re already in the EU and it’s only a matter of time before they go full anal/Islam). Why they don’t market themselves as this, I just cannot really grasp.
It is definitely amazing that Russia, still a relatively poor country that is under constant bombardment by the West, and is actually still recovering from the fall of the Soviet Union, was able to pull ahead of the US in terms of development of military technology. I don’t mean to try to negate that massive accomplishment.
But I do wish that Russia would be more aware of the development of this new battlefield that has emerged over the last 15 years, which is an ideological battlefield. If they got into the game, it wouldn’t be hard to win it.
Right now, the US is able to be everything to everyone. They promote radical Islam in the Middle East, they promote neo-Nazism in the Ukraine, they promote British imperialism (I guess) in Hong Kong. If Russia took a hard stance as a defender of the traditional values of Europe on the global stage, it would be the perfect counter to all of this.
An amazing and historical thing happened in 2015, when Angela Merkel was flooding Germany with Moslem rape gangs: people marching against the invasion broke out with chants of “Putin to Berlin, Merkel to Siberia.”
This was totally unsolicited.
It was simply a result of people naturally, intuitively feeling that Russia represents Christendom and white people.
This is all so obvious. It’s frustrating to me.