The Western bias on the Pussy Riot case

I have intentionally waited for the verdict of the band to be decided, so that I first read all the commentaries and then respond.

The bias and naivety of Western journalists and youth is disappointing, as usual. While Pussy Riot had with no doubt committed a crime not just against a religious community, but against the religion with which Russian culture, tradition and world-view identifies, it is still unclear who exactly are these Pussy Riot? Another, more obvious question, is what are they victims of?

I’ve had a discussion on the issue, and have read comments from both pro-justice and pro-Pussy Riot people. But I still wonder – are these Pussy Riot women immature rebels who want to “fight” for freedom, or  are they really a group who is intentionally paid by the West or Russian Liberals? That matters, because two of the ladies are in their twenties, while one (who participated in an anti-Putin porn movie while pregnant) in her thirties, so it is hard for me to understand. In both the cases, they are useful to the anti-Putin Russian minority and, perhaps to the West, but I care to know simply so that I condemn the act as the immature behavior of useful fools, or as a direct expression of the Liberal war against non-conformism to Liberal Democracy? It seems to me that the Russian Orthodox Church and (publicly at least) Putin think it is the first, since they asked that Pussy Riot be shown mercy.

Now, to the immature young (and not so young) supporters of Pussy Riot in the West. You believe propaganda. Briefly and simply. I don’t know if there is a Western plan à-la-neoconservative to discredit Putin in order to support another brutish “[Russian] spring”, I’ve heard it but still have a hard time believing it. Putin is still strong, and Liberal forces in Russia (like antifascists or the Ukrainian FEMEN) are still microscopic. There is even “a Slavic supremacist organization called Holy Rus” (link) (thanks for the compliment, but that’s not the case), who is surely with Putin, along with other such groups. Politically, even communists are more popular than Liberals.

We have to notice, that the protest of Pussy Riot was illegal. Yes, even if it is a protest, they deserve to go to jail by the authority of the law. So what the West is trying to show is – we are the Western democracies, and Putin is a KGB “agent” who is corrupt and oppresses Russia. And he oppresses freedom of speech, including the purposeful attack on Russian national identity, history and the Orthodox Church, as a means to the end of attacking the reputation of Putin.

Well, first and foremost, there is such a thing as “hate crime” in the West too, so what’s wrong with this? Germany reacted the same way, and so would have most countries. No human being, group of people or anything sacred should be treated as a means to an end, including the memory of ancestors, national identity, and most of all – the Church. I’m sure it would be called a hate crime if a white supremacist who only sings a song against the cultural Marxist president Obama in a Jewish synagogue would be punished, so… piss off with your hypocrisy.

Second, an atheistic revolt of young uneducated people, like in the 60s, may want to erupt. In this case, the most responsible are the irresponsible (not educating children in values and Christianity) and overly-tolerant (there is as word in some Slavic language, it would be translated as tolerasty, who describes it) parents. Then, once this becomes a big movement (it hasn’t yet), it could be useful to Big business or a Western government to make non-Liberal regimes fall. Communism taught, not exactly in the same way as Christianity, the virtue of obedience. So the Russian population still knows obedience as a virtue, and at least this was transmitted to today’s adults in Russia. Maybe Orthodoxy will be thought to the young, but rechristianization is far from complete.

Another objection is the nonsensical idea that Russia is not a democracy. It certainly isn’t the same as the West, but then every nation should have the (today unrecognized) right to self-determination. The Arab spring gave the peoples the right to reconsider who should rule them – they chose the authoritarian and far from tolerant Islamists.  Russia’s president Putin is a capitalist, so he supports a free market, but he also is a patriot – that is, he defends the economic interests of Russia. In fact, he of course is defending Big business, so this is something I’d object to. My objection would be a replacement of that with more small businesses, but Big business allies to Putin are important to him; the West – it would only put its Big business puppets in Russia, that’s its solution.
There is also order, in Russia, and censorship (it is rather weak, since except anti-Kremlin criticism, all is OK).  And I myself think it is OK for a government to defend itself against alien ideologies and to defend its legitimacy. Apart from that, there is freedom of speech. What Pussy Riot were doing was a crime in a public place, not a private concert of their pseudo-art, so clearly here freedom of speech is just as concerned as the cases of “hate crime” in the West. The elections are probably unfair, but to a degree which cannot influence the result – Putin always not only wins – he crushes (in popular vote) his opponents.
Also, the Russian people seems determined to have good and, bit by bit, closer relations with the Orthodox Church. The West, of course, objects to it because Orthodoxy respects nations and cultures, and because, in the “us versus them” mindset of Liberals, the Church is more with Putin and it is obedient, and thus it is an enemy. It cannot be used as a means to a revolution… dammit!

Putin, also, is a Liberal Conservative. He knows how to put order, so he didn’t crush what was left in the USSR, because it would create the same misery as in ex-communist Romania and Bulgaria. He’s determined to be an economic nationalist (in supporting Russian Big business) and politically – also a patriot who wants his country to be independent and strong. The latter qualities having been achieved, why wonder that Russians love him? Surely he isn’t a monarch, but he is far better than what is in the West. And he is also just as humane as the West – so you can’t accuse him to be a Fascist.

Madonna being produced by Western Big business and the Western media belonging to Big business as well, we can’t trust them. What the hell does an artist know about politics to be followed even more than political commentators, leaders and ideologues? It was the case in the 70s and 80s, it is the case now with Madonna.

 

In conclusion, Putin is not economically and culturally useful to the Western States, and so some want him down. He is strong, independent from the West, and Russia is big and resistant to Liberalism. I’m asking myself, is this intolerant “spread democracy” mostly American State ideology going to continue for long? Is there going to be a war? I don’t know.

But Pussy Riot’s punishment was necessary – it thought them a lesson, and though spectators a lesson. Maybe the Western youth don’t understand what’s wrong with disrespecting churches since many don’t believe in sacredness and God, but this is the way Russia is determined to be, and if it is not OK – stop hypocritically preaching tolerance or the “sacredness” of the “martyrs” from Pussy Riot and wait for me on the battlefield to fight against your senseless revolt, if you are so determined!

 

A link – Alexandr Dugin, Russian Neo-Eurasianist leader and traditionalist philosopher on Pussy Riot’s case as a clash of civilizations.

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