Book excerpt: How I became a Kremlin troll by The Saker


 THE SAKER is an ex-military analyst who was born in Europe to a family of Russian refugees. He now lives in Florida where he writes the Vineyard of the Saker blog and is a regular contributor to  The Unz Review. Like The Greanville Post, with which it is now allied in his war against official disinformation, the Saker’s site, VINEYARD OF THE SAKER, is the hub of an international network of sites devoted to fighting the “billion-dollar deception machinery” supporting the empire’s wars against Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and any other independent nation opposing or standing in the way of Washington’s drive for global hegemony.  The Saker is published in more than half a dozen languages. A Saker is a very large falcon, native to Europe and Asia. 

Please click on the orange button below.

Phil Butler is a digital, media, and geopolitical analyst, who was first influential in the Web technology space. After joining a prominent digital public relations firm in Germany, Pamil Visions PR, he became an influencer on internet media relations. 

As a digital analyst and futurist, Butler examined and advised major web-based companies on leveraging online traditional and social media. His work during this time enabled technology startup companies to achieve success in a highly competitive market, providing forward-looking marketing services that promoted them to better understand the digital media landscape. As a result of his work in this field, Butler helped develop some of the most successful digital PR and marketing strategies. 

At the onset of the new “media war” in between the United States and EU actors, Butler served as an analyst to help independent media better understand the tools being arrayed against Russia and all opponents to the globalist narrative. A sought-after media analyst and speaker, Butler has been a guest on RTTV, Russia One TV, NTV Russia, and a cited authority by dozens of other major independent media outlets worldwide. 

He now lives on the Island of Crete in Greece with his wife Mihaela, and their young son Paul-Jules.

THE SAKER—Putin inspired me to make a dramatic choice: will I stick to my lifelong prejudices or will I let reality prove my lifelong prejudices wrong. The first option was far more comfortable to me, and all my friends would approve. The second one was far trickier, and it would cost me the friendship of many people. But what was the better option for Russia? Could it be that it was the right thing for a “White Russian” to join forces with the ex-KGB officer?

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License



^0Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed people on the planet.

Ignorant about domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most.

The most important act anyone can do is stop using all mainstream media.

No exceptions whatsoever. It’s brainwash propaganda.

Toxic sludge for the mind.

Voices like this are NEVER heard on the mainstream media.

The "1%" is the global plutocracy, the billionaires.

A sociopathic, puny segment of humanity.

These people pretend to honor and defend democracy.

But are its murderers and undertakers.

Gross injustice, war, grotesque inequality is their handiwork.

And the murder of the planet

Just 8 billionaires own as much wealth as HALF of all humanity.

That's 8 guys are richer than 4 billion people.

The corporate media is their main line of defense.

That's why the best way to break their hold on us...

Is to break their media.

The corporate chokehold on political information is killing us.

Save humanity, the planet and its innocent creatures.

Increase public distrust in the mainstream media.

Defeat their power to mislead.

They lie 24/7. They sell you war. Injustice. Death. Confusion.

And they never stop.

Some more obviously than others, but they all lie.

So trust no one on the Big Media.

And beware of "entertainment shows".

Most also carry highly toxic imperialist propaganda.

Like the fungal NCIS series. Or "24", glorifying DHS.

The police state.

Or CBS Madam Secretary.

A ridiculous show, like The West Wing.

Telling us the US government is good.

That the president is good...that its cabinet is good.

That the US establishment—which they represent...

has noble aims. Rubbish!

Get the healing truth from citizens' media.

Like The Greanville Post and similar free voices.

Do your part to break the power of the mainstream media.

Defeat the presstitutes. The media felons.

Become a soldier in the battle of communications.

Which we must win.

As the ruling cliques prepare the world for nuclear war...

now it's a matter of survival!

Start today! Share our articles on your social media.

Put us on Facebook, Twitter, Google or Instagram accounts!

By subscribing you won’t miss the special editions.

Parting shot—a word from the editors
The Best Definition of Donald Trump We Have Found

In his zeal to prove to his antagonists in the War Party that he is as bloodthirsty as their champion, Hillary Clinton, and more manly than Barack Obama, Trump seems to have gone “play-crazy” — acting like an unpredictable maniac in order to terrorize the Russians into forcing some kind of dramatic concessions from their Syrian allies, or risk Armageddon.However, the “play-crazy” gambit can only work when the leader is, in real life, a disciplined and intelligent actor, who knows precisely what actual boundaries must not be crossed. That ain’t Donald Trump — a pitifully shallow and ill-disciplined man, emotionally handicapped by obscene privilege and cognitively crippled by white American chauvinism. By pushing Trump into a corner and demanding that he display his most bellicose self, or be ceaselessly mocked as a “puppet” and minion of Russia, a lesser power, the War Party and its media and clandestine services have created a perfect storm of mayhem that may consume us all. Glen Ford, Editor in Chief, Black Agenda Report 

If YOU don't share this, who will? Break the system's disinformation machine. Share!
  • 3

4 thoughts on “Book excerpt: How I became a Kremlin troll by The Saker

  1. It seems to me Mr. Saker would have us believe a military analyst (be he of the White variety) needed to see Western advisors at work in Russia before he could have second thoughts about the aims of Democracy. Heaven knows, we are lucky he was Russian (as opposed to being one without a country) and finally resonated with another Russian (reportedly not that Red), for other countries’ experience with Democracy (way prior to the ’90s) had left him unmoved.

    Was he too young ? Was the White heritage too heavy ?

    As I’m no expert at anything, perhaps somebody would bother to elaborate.

    Besides, what exactly were Mr. Saker’s philosophical disagreements with the Reds ? Does he explain that anywhere/elsewhere ?


    In (the unlikely) case Mr. Saker would reciprocate with similar questions: I saw Democracy “modernizing” education systems which the Reds (the illiterates they were/are) had just inherited and just (mostly) opened to the masses. Something virtually nobody writes about (be he Red or White!). My uneducated guess: in the case of the Reds, they are not worthy of their diplomas hanging on their walls. In the case of the Whites: no expectations, really.

  2. Interesting article, the missing puzzle in the “Saker’s” resume finally explaining his good skills in geopolitical analysis and abysmal one in social sciences!

    Very rare for an White-heavily-brainwashed-emigree, who was footsoldier bidding for the western imperialism and even today praising puppets the likes of Solzhenitsyn, to be able switch sides at least on geopolitical question and be better then most of “leftists” is very encouraging! Shows that western propaganda machine is useless when people bind their interests to the right side.

    1. Yes, his biography made me vomit several times and made me nauseous throught.

      It just shows how a bit of knowledge and experience in analysis can make you more accessible then your background.

      If i read his bio first without reading some of his works, i would be hard pressed to waste time reading anything, at least his geopolitical analysis are miles ahead of the alt. left and progressives.

  3. THE SAKER IS AN HONEST MAN IN WHAT I PERCEIVE AS CONSTANT EVOLUTION. This evolution has not ended, and probably will not end until his final days. He’s a learner with moral integrity.

    Like any decent person who respects truth and fairness he has been able to shed many of those prejudices that clouded his evaluation of many things, including the two sides in the communist/anti-communist struggle. At least he is making his peace with the value of Marxism and the tremendous accomplishments of the Soviet Union, secured at much higher cost than necessary because of the deeply engrained absolutely hostile class interest of the capitalist west always seeking ways to kill, deform or torpedo any type of successful non-capitalist construction. That the last years of the SU were marred by a great deal of corruption, ineptitude and disintegration is a tragedy, but it is also an explainable tragedy and not inherent—as enemies of revolution would like us to think—inherent in revolutionary processes, and less so in the character of the peoples involved—Russian, Iranian, Venezuelan, Cuban or any other. The free-fall that took pace when Yeltsin and his merry band of US-advised “reformers” and outright corporate gangsters is a sordid period for Russia during which millions of people sank to a level of despair not even seen during the Great War.

    All in all a very uplifiting read.
    Thanks for publishing it.

    Leverett S.

Comments are closed.


WOLF GORDON CLIFTON—"It turns out the glass walls metaphor is inadequate for understanding the complexities involved in creating awareness that...