Who are the most dangerous Russians in the world today?

Editors’ Note: TGP’s Opeds are articles we publish due to their overall great value, but which in a number of aspects, we may actually disagree with. Obviously, this is a fine piece, and the author a fine and well-meaning intellect, laying out pressing truths, so our critique here should not be interpreted as refuting his central theses, especially the description of the West’s cynical and absolutely evil assault on Russia and its possible world-ending consequences. So what are these differences? For example (as pointed in line already) we disagree with the author’s rather sweeping characterisation of Lenin and Trotsky, and a generally hostile view of the Soviet Union and its role in the world, even calling its leaders the “new terrorists”. We also see that he seems to imply a certain belief in the goodness of undisturbed “free markets,” a keystone of hardcore libertarianism, and what these portend, capitalist hell, sooner or later. Equally problematic is the author’s extremely rather reductionist view of the mainsprings of the Russian revolution, which he ascribes to a bankers’ plot conceived by a few families (he is probably thinking of the Rothchilds, and Jewish financiers, again), in support of the Bolsheviks! The idea, we are told, is that the Soviet revolution was supported by the dark forces of the west in order to give true Christianity its coup de grace! This is the kind of ultra-right views usually circulated in looney quarters in the US, and with good reason, and this is not to negate the extremely powerful and semi-hidden and even sinister role that international banking—an arm of global capitalism after all—plays in precipitating terrible human events. How Godwyn (in that aspect alone) seems to be on the same page with ultra-rightwingers who support fascism is a bit of a nasty contradiction since he is obviously a clear anti-fascist! Lastly, due to his rather undifferentiated anti-Sovietism, we say “undifferentiated” because understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the Soviet Union, its errors and accomplishments, requires a far more balanced view, one which incorporates the dialectic of 80 years of nonstop attacks on the Soviet experiment, including an all-out Nazi invasion and an unrelenting Cold War, he still thinks (like Orwell, actually) that it was the Soviet Union that represented and still represents the most extreme and successful case of “mass brainwash” in modern history, whereas anyone with an even basic grasp of US propaganda methods and media structure can see that it is the US—the anglo-saxon world—that is really the best example of pervasive, smooth and effective systemic indoctrination.—PG
About the author
The author writes frequently about Russia and her culture from a highly personal and original perspective, as evidenced by this extraordinary piece, which is also infused with a strong sense of morality. As he states in the essay, he has lived in Russia (St Petersburg, etc.) and is obviously well acquainted with Russian mores, media and current affairs. His dispatches are published in leading political alternative blogs including The Saker, Oriental Review, Russia Insider, etc.

MARCUS GODWYN—he violent overthrow of the Ukrainian government by The US and EU in February 2014 could oh so easily, if hotter heads had been in charge in the Kremlin, have led almost immediately to WW3. It is clear that the Russians did not expect such an extreme move from the west and were caught napping. If Putin was the kind of person who allows himself to be eaten by personal pride or whipped into action while smarting from loss of face and even a few of his ministers and advisers were of a similar hue we could all be radioactive dust by now.



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One thought on “Who are the most dangerous Russians in the world today?

  1. This long article concerning “the most dangerous Russians today” is a magnificent tour de force by a man highly qualified to sum up the behavior, atitudes and influence of several categories of anti-Russian Russians. Rightly, Marcus Godwyn who lived in Russia, in St. Petersburg for thirteen years covering the latter part of the Soviet era, the disastrous transition era headed by the Western puppet, President Boris Yeltsin, and well into the era of Valdimir Putin, offers us a perceptive summary of his findings. His sharp observations, which will upset the beliefs and convictions of many readers, pinpoint above all the most dangrous of all Russians: the so-called Liberals. Westerners as a rule do not understand who Russian Liberals are. First of all, there is nothing Liberal about them. In sum, they worship the West (the USA) and its values as they interpret them: the salvation of Russia, they believe. For example, even the corrupt Yelstin was their man. Godwin: “Russian liberals”! Those Russians who, stubbornly and obstinately and against all the overwhelming evidence that stands against them, still persist in believing that the west remains, (if it ever was), the guiding light on the hill, the pinnacle of justice, freedom, democracy, innovation, quality and the place where people simply have most “fun”.

    Although I personally see the historical role of the Russian Orthodox Church in a different light. Godwyn makes clear its significance for the Russian masses today.

    No one truly interested in what is happening in Russia will be the same after a study of this article.

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