Sunday, February 1, 2015

The appeal and fatal flaw of Vladimir Putin


It occurs to me that the only reason Putin has any admirers is because he behaves as how a Western leader would a 100 years ago - assertive, nationalistic ,imperialistic and charismatic.




Social conservatives in the West are understandably impressed with his Russian Orthodox inspired stance against the propagation of homosexuality and aberrant values which undermine bourgeois morality. Curiously these same conservatives particularly in America were virulently anti Russian 30 years ago as the latter were viewed as amoral communists out to undermine Western Christendom.

To be clear, I don't begrudge Russians for admiring Putin. It is natural for them to crave respect rather ridicule and degradation which is what occurred in the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union and the collapse and despair of Russian society. You had respectable grandmothers selling their family heirlooms on the street, wholesome mild mannered boys were reduced to thuggery and beautiful, sweet natured girls who should be going to college and practicing ballet took to selling their bodies all across the world so much so the word Russian in places as varied as Dubai and Berlin became synonymous with prostitute.

This of course is what occurs when a country is defeated. And it was a good thing that the Soviets were defeated and Reagan should a Nobel Peace Prize for it(but he wont). The Soviets were monsters and they had it coming. It is unfortunate the Russian people paid the price but that is collateral damage for you.

The salt on their wounds was the installation of Boris Yelstin- a fat,buffoonish drunk as President who had come to typify Russian fecklessness and incompetence in the post Cold War era.

Enter Vladmir Putin via some false flag bombings attributed to Chechens. At this point even false flags skeptics like me would say "oh come on that is just so obvious" . I wonder why an admirer of Putin and a false flag conspiracy enthusiast doesn't bring this up in his Putin worship..oh never mind.

The sleek well dressed judo champion and outdoor enthusiast Vladmir Putin projected a welcome image of strength, serenity ,dignity ,stoicism and resolve. A polar opposite of the drunken, buffoonish polar bear look alike Boris Yelstin. This came as a  relief and point of pride for Russian people. I remember when Putin came to power when I was in college in U.S and had a Russian friend who was doing his PhD in Material Sciences and Mechanics who lived in the same boarding house as me. We would often liquor up in the evening chatting about whatever came to our mind. As you may guessed he was incredibly intelligent not just in his science and tech field but also had sound knowledge of Russian European, Chinese and Middle Eastern history, classical music specifically the great Russians and Austrians composers, Renaissance paintings not to mention the great filmmakers such Tarkovsky and DW Griffith. And this guy , THIS GUY loved Putin. You would expect such an enlightened individual to go for a dovish leader but that would be misreading the Russian people in particular and humanity in general.

People if given half a chance would like to be associated with assertion of power so they can live vicariously through their leaders and derive the status that emanates from such displays.
Of course that is not the case with all people who believe that they had enough of applications of force. Hence the war weary Americans elected an effeminate ,glib and spineless Obama and the only Sikh that Indians put in high office was not the tought KPS Gill but the pencil neck Manmohan Singh. So when atrocities like 26/11 occurred and Indians REELECTED the same government who not only allowed for such lapses in intelligence(the NSA was busy dealing the LTTE who weren't a threat since the early 90s) and failed to punish the sponsoring nation of Pakistan appropriately I lost interest in all national security matters. There is nothing but heartache when one reads of Indian debacles during that administration.

Putin to be sure CRUSHED the Chechen rebellion. An amazing and unprecedented act. Imagine the ferocity of Pathan combined with tactics,organization and daring of the LTTE and then add the cohesion and ideological morale of Hezbollah and you have an idea of the Chechen rebels were like.

It alo helped that unlike Israel in Southern Lebanon and Americans in Iraq and Sri Lankans pre Rajapaksha, the Russians simply couldn't be bothered with caring about civilian casualties. Indeed that may have been even the aim. An untold number(possibly a third) of military age men were killed in the Chechen wars. The end result which a clownish Chechen version of Yelstin was installed as Putins personal sock puppet through whom he would keep a close eye on the troublesome Chechens.

A wise man once said that politicans are like women, watch what they do , not what they say. Well I would say that the general public is also like a woman. Just as women CLAIM they want decent ,respectable,kind gentleman and yet quickly throw themselves at an attractive, self confident and assertive tough so too the public which crows about human rights in Palestine, Iraq etc due to good natured bungling by Israeli and American governments suddenly falls in love with Vladmir Putin who unapologetically slaughters anyone who comes in his way.

Putin contrary to what some conspiracy prone fan boys claim is not an anti Semite. He has a very cosy relationship with Israel(sorry captain). And he is supported by all the major Rabbis in Russia. His crusade against billionaire Jewish oligarchs was mostly stemmed from the fact that he wanted their riches for himself. Not due to any anti Jewish animus.

To be sure, there are a great number of American Jews in the media and academia who loathe Vladimir Putin but that is because they are leftists with a dash of anti Russian prejudices thrown in.This applies to American Jews of both West European and Russian origin(such as actor Michael Douglas whose father had escaped from Cossack oppression)

This is aided by Apocalyptic texts such as Book of Revelations where it is prophesised that the nations of Gog and Magog will invaded Israel in the end times. Gog and Magog in those days was associated with Scythia (known in India as Sakas and as per legend created from Vasishtas cow).

And Scythia was the progenitor of many nations including Russia ,Parthia(as distinct from Media) and the Turks.

Hence there is a good reason for Russia to be allied with Iran ,apart its former relationship as a colonial occupier of Teheran. Russians and Iranians are aware of this distant relationship and have a common interest in restraining the excitable Central Asian and Caucasian peoples over whom Iran holds considerable influence (In the words of Robert Kaplan, Iran is a cultural lode star for the Central Asians, a honor which until about 400 AD belonged to India)

Similarly its support for Syria and Palestine is motivated by a sympathy for the Orthodox sect of Christians who are heavily involved in the military security apparatus. Indeed in some ways the Lebanese civil war of the 1970s was just as much Greek Orthodox Syrian supported Alawites vs Lebanese Maronite Catholics as it was Sunni Lebanese and Shia Iranians. But then again there was no shortage of sectarian hatreds in that hornets nest which was once known as Switzerland of the Middle East.

It was a Greek Orthodox militia member in Beirut who had beaten up Christopher Hitchens in 2006 after he had defaced a swastika in the Orthodox style. A reminder that in some parts of the world, the Ribbentrop Molotov pact is still honored.

All in all, whatever one thinks of Russia's alliances , it make sense from a strategic, political, military and cultural point of view and it is na├»ve for the West to expect Russians under Putin to give up these relationships for the sake of the formers interests.

I don't believe in demonizing Putin but let us keep things in perspective. There is no reason to celebrate him.

His rise to power was lubricated by the blood of noble and patriotic Russians be they journalists, political opponents, business magnates or activists.

The Russian economy had failed to capitalize on high oil prices when the time was ripe and neglected diversification of its economy and vast potential of an educated and industrious middle class. Serious economic reform and infrastructure were woefully neglected.

As was a 100 years ago as it is now- Moscow and St Petersburg as two small islands amidst and cold ocean of darkness and despair.
That type of country is not sustainable. Already in the vast Siberian tundra there is talk of Chinese colonialism and economic supremacy complete with Chinese settlers.
And even in Moscow and St Petersburg tends to be rather provincial when compared to West European cities. Hardly any there speaks English and Russian is a notoriously difficult language to pick up. It is on top with Japanese and Arabic in the  5 hardest languages. This intimidates foreigners and discourages assimilation.

High oil prices don't last forever and the ramshackle Russian army ,though spirited ,courageous and resourceful, is still something that youth try to avoid. Unlike the U.S army where voluntary enlisting was high even during the darkest days of the Iraq war (2005-2007), the Russian army finds it hard to meet its quota even during peace time. Many young men of means go so far as to attend foreign universities to the extant of overstaying their visas just so that they are too old to be eligible for the draft.

As a result nearly a fifth is composed of Muslim recruits of Central Asian origin. The Russian demographic collapse was apparently exaggerated and has recovered but it is on the precipice. And only time will tell if the Tatar and Central Asian Muslims will out breed their Orthodox Christian overlords. Right now the smart money is on the former.

The Russian army is never far away from a complete breakdown in discipline a collapse of morale due to the near non existent NCOs. Russians are great are expelling invaders but not so at invading and maintain their new acquisitions. Those days ended with Catherine and Peter the Great.


The great Russian industry of armaments also suffered serious PR damage when its top client India complained of shoddy quality and delayed deliverables.

Russia Today is a blatant propaganda network for Putin coupled with a very coarse anti Americanism. To call it the Fox News of Russia is a disservice to Fox News. At least Fox News does present an anti establishment and pro liberty view points which are at odds of any administration Republican or Democrat. Not so Russia Today. There are few dictators that they dislike.

Ultimately what may do in Putin and therefore damage Russia is his own personal ego. This is an individual who understably has to cultivate a macho image to present to this constituents. Remember this is a country where the Enlightment only did half its work due to the conquest of Byzantium(which used to much needed Hellenic culture to the pastoral cultures of Finnic Scythian Slavic and Scandinavian mix that is Russian civilization). Hence they have a pre modern notion of what constitutes their leader. A big man who does great things , preferably in nature. Admittedly he does look good without a shirt. However some who wish to emulate him do not.

                                                                           Yes

                                                                                    No

                                     Also acceptable(really an antidote for the previous photo)

What ever his glories and warts and he has quite a few of each, he is certainly not the leader of the free world. Neither Putin nor the author of that ridiculous post would know freedom even if it bit them on the ass.

And if he actually believes this hype, and it is quite possible he does, it can well be the cause of his downfall as he will inevitably over reach as that is what he is doing in Ukraine and I'm afraid he will bring down quite a few of now powerful but ultimately hollow edifices with clay foundations with him.

All in all , the Russian people are tough ,resilient, intelligent, brave, cultured, tragic, artistic and sentimental people(what else explains their penchant for Bollywood?) with a culture to reflect all these aspects. So therefore let us celebrate it.






10 comments:

  1. Hats off YSV! One of the best takes on Putin I have seen on the net till now.

    "It occurs to me that the only reason Putin has any admirers is because he behaves as how a Western leader would a 100 years ago - assertive, nationalistic ,imperialistic and charismatic." - Modi offered a similar kind of image for the electorate to ponder over before the elections.But now when everything has cooled down,his image is also cooling off :)!

    "To be clear, I don't begrudge Russians for admiring Putin.." - Actually similar to Modi,Putin is probably the best option today in Russian politics,just like Modi.However this is not a good scenario after all.I would have liked a nationalistic and resilient Rahul Gandhi to be the competitor of Modi,and not the happy-go-lucky type which the former embodies at this moment.This is because only competition brings out the best in us.And this is the reason why free economy always wins over socialism.
    Ofcourse I am not equating India and Russia politically.The very structure of Russian democracy is such that Putin would have no worthy challenger to his crown.But in our Indian democracy,Modi can be dismantled by a simple no-confidence motion.

    "The great Russian industry of armaments also suffered serious PR damage when its top client India complained of shoddy quality and delayed deliverables." - this is the real reason why India is looking for other reliable defence partners,and not some zionist influence.Russia has been consistently failing in both quality and time limits in its delivery of weapon systems to India for the last 25 to 30 years.Sure MIG 21 earned respect over its western counterparts but that era is long gone .China,in the future,might overtake Russia in supply of defence systems particularly to the third world nations.

    "he is certainly not the leader of the free world..." - Admiring Putin is one thing but placing him on so high an altar is more like a parody than serious analysis.If Putin is a patriot,then he will care only for the interests of his nation and not the free world.And it is better that way.We cannot and shouldn't expect Putin to do anything beyond the interests of his nation.

    A final point,neither the Russian nor the Chinese economy seem to be on very firm grounds.I feel that both of them might collapse at some point in future.So it is best for India to diversify its economic involvement and not limit it to BRICS nations.Ofcourse here Modi is walking in the right direction.


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    1. How did I miss these pearls of wisdom?! And this was posted back in Feb!!I will leave it up here as an indicator of the intellectual caliber of the average follower of Vadakayil.

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  4. @YSV

    Looks like Captain has finally grown tired of Putin as well. Suddenly the 'Putin is a war hero' pictures has given way to 'Putin is a war criminal' pictures because he started bombing Syrian rebels. Apparently Putin has also joined the growing list of Rothschild supporters!

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    1. Oh dear now on whom will I depend for fighting Rothschilds and Jews out of this world ? Capt and his porn blog alone ? :P

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    2. All is going as I have foreseen (rubbing hands together and cackling with glee)...Let me guess.. the captain in his infinite perception has suddenly "exhumed" the fact that Putin isnt really an anti Semitic crank but a pragmatist who has a blow hot blow cold relationship with Israel! Never mind this was obvious to anyone who can read a newspaper and has above 85 IQ!

      But wait a minute....I though the Syrian rebels were associated with ISIS which is a creation of Israel and that Assad ,an ally of Putin had impeccable anti Zionist credentials so surely......oh never mind..once you enter the maze that is the captains "logic" you never get out.

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    3. @YSV

      I hereby declare that your perception levels have officially crossed Vadakayil's :) U were always right about Putin from the very beginning.You never adored him out of proportions like the SM Hindutva brigade is doing.Infact this post of yours on Putin might become an eyeopener for many Putin followers(non vadakayils ofcourse) who have a wrong notion of Putin.I admire Putin for his tough stance on Islam though,but that doesnt mean I would make him our messiah.And frankly Capt himself is afraid of taking a brazen anti ISIS stance(remember he lives in Kerala which is going to become the next Kashmir in a few years).Borrowing Iniyavel's words Capt is "mortally afraid of Islam".We all know Jew bashing is safe for health and wont kill us :) Capt's minions lack the perception to decode this thing.
      While Russia is militarily strong,most people dont realise the fact that as of now USA is still the mightiest in this sector.Even if we add up Russia+China together,their combined arsenals(whether nuclear or conventional) will not match USA's numerically.This is something Russia patronizers overlook gleefully.There is a rampant false perception that Russia is the strongest nation in the world.Russia matched with USA way back in the Soviet era,but after that Russian economy didnt perform well enough to sustain the kind of defence spending USA have done till now.Though a direct faceoff between the two is unlikely,but contrary to the propaganda that china or Russia will singlehandedly blow NATO away,I dont think that's feasible.I agree Putin has an upper hand in Asia as of now but that might not translate to a decisive military success against all zionist nations (though I doubt how much of a Jew hater Putin really is :) ).
      Food for thought for Vadakayilites :) Have u ever pondered why all Russia lovers would eventually choose USA or an West European country over Russia/NorthKorea all the time for building up their careers?Whats the big deal here?If North Korea is the sole nation which hasnt allowed zionism till now,why dont folks flock there,they would be so safe from Jews!!And capt's son himself didnt go to Russia or North Korea but a zionist R funded university of USA.

      Enjoy :)

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    4. The tiff of Russia with NATO lies in its anti Western stance which was formed since it looked to Byzantine rather than Rome as its cultural lodestar. The Ottoman conquest of Constantinople really damaged and delayed Russian renaissance by atleast 200 years.
      NATO roughly makes up the countries that were the former Roman and Holy Roman Empire(the U.S being an offspring of a former Catholic country)

      And that rivalry and prejudice (which the Western countries reciprocated) carries on to this day across the Crimean war,cold war and to Putins snubbing Obama over Syria etc.

      To be fair, even now there are students from India who attend colleges in Russia and CIS states including some of my friends. Some of these institutions are actually good but they attended these mostly because its inexpensive! If they had the funds, they would make way for Freemason controlled U.S itself and obviously captain feels the same way!
      Ok thats for education , but even with this moribund economy Western countries are your best bet. North Korea only survives due to the cash infusion it gets from Rothschild friendly China as well as its once thriving export of counterfeit U.S currency!

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