When I was a young boy back in the 60s, the Soviet Union was THE menace—a horrible place where the unspeakable was everyday life. Their leaders were evil, their people drunk and stupid, their way of life backward and they could destroy the U.S. with the push of a button.
The civil service drills of scurrying under your desk at school with the sound of an alarm that drilled terror into a young boy went well, from what I remember. We'd nervously look at each other and then peer out from under our desks, looking for our teacher, who was either under her desk or down the hall getting a quick cup of coffee. Who knew for sure.
Parents back then shook their head with worry or disgust, or both, when "that" country was mentioned. The Soviet Union, the "Red menace", home to communists who sought to take us over and do unimaginable things to us—that was the message. Even a picture of a bear could invoke images of mushroom clouds exploding overhead.
With the assassination of JFK, the Cold War became solidly entrenched in American geopolitical operations and allowed the military/security complex to flourish. The more nuclear weapons the USA had the better. Military expenditures for the USA during theCold War are estimated at $8 trillion.
Even writers critical of Washington, such as Paul Street’s recent article on CounterPunch and the English language Russian website, Strategic Culture Foundation, cannot bring themselves to state the truth that the US military/security complex needs a major enemy, has elected Russia for that role, and intends to defend this orchestration to the end of humanity on earth.
Street writes about “How Russia Became ‘Our Adversary’ Again.” According to Street, Russia became the enemy of choice because Russia protected part of the world’s population and resources from being exploited by global capital. Russia became the number one enemy of the US also because Putin stopped the American exploitation of Russia economically. Putin is in the way of Washington’s exploitation of the world.
And Putin has done what any sane leader of a country would do—protect the nation he leads from economic ruin and moral degeneration. To quote Putin:
Without the moral values that are rooted in Christianity and other world religions, without rules and moral values which have formed and been developed over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity.
AND RUSSIA THINKS IT IS RIGHT AND NATURAL TO DEFEND AND PRESERVE THESE MORAL VALUES.
When Washington and their media slaves (or is it vice-versa) hears of such talk, they first soil themselves, then start their hyena-like chorus of derision, proclaiming that such moral values are outdated and exclusionary, especially in an advanced, progressive and tolerant country such as the USA, that tolerates anything and everything, except moral values.
Washington’s exploitation of the world continues—thankfully, Russia continues to resist
Decker writes for DispatchesfromtheAsylum.com, a website dedicated to observing various modern day absurdities, nuttiness and insanity and ripping them apart via the written word