Putin Defends Christian Values

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-09-25 18:14


“We believe that it is natural and appropriate to defend those values. Any minority deserves respect for its distinctive identity, but the rights of the majority must not be questioned,” Putin said during a meeting of the Valdai discussion club....

“Events that take place in the world represent one more serious challenge to the Russian identity. There are foreign policy and moral aspects to this. We have been able to see many Euro-Atlantic countries effectively embark on a path of renouncing their roots, including Christian values, which underlie Western civilization,” Putin said.

“That involves the negation of moral principles and any traditional identity – national, cultural, religious, or even sexual,” he said.

“Policies are pursued that put large families and same-sex partnerships in the same category, belief in God and belief in Satan. Excesses of political correctness reach the point where there are serious discussions on the registration of parties that have propaganda of pedophilia as their objective. People in many European countries are ashamed and afraid of speaking about their religion, holidays are abolished or given other names, names that shyly conceal the nature of those holidays, and aggressive attempts are made to force this model on the rest of the world,” Putin said.

“This is a direct path to degradation and primitiveness, to deep demographic and moral crises,” he said.

“What can be a better indication of a moral crisis in human society than its loss of the ability for self-reproduction?” Putin said. (emphasis added)

This is basic Paleo-Conservatism. What we are seeing is a Reactionary-Right response to egalitarian Left-Liberalism. Objectivism and libertarianism on that scale believe it or not actually lean to the left, significantly. Are the Russians Communists anymore? Or even Leftists?

Many on the Right are starting to respect Russia more than America. See my post on Solzhenitsyn to see more on this.

he did

Doug Bandler's picture

Auster often said that Russia was the only Caucasian country that was outside the realm of liberalism (either left or right versions).

I wonder if the nationalism of Orthodoxy is better than the mamby pampy nature of contemporary RCism

Its definitely not as pusillanimous. For reasons which I don't have a full grasp of, Russia actually rejected cultural Marxism even while it accepted economic Marxism. They haven't been PC'd to death like Westerners.

Didn't LA . . .

Neil Parille's picture

Say that Russia offered hope to Western Civilization?

I wonder if the nationalism of Orthodoxy is better than the mamby pampy nature of contemporary RCism

good one

Doug Bandler's picture

He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward all his brothers.

Ain't that the truth.

It's a bit old now but...

reed's picture

The Assad interview

Doug Bandler's picture

Here is the interview I think you were referring to.

Assad is a dictator. He is not a pro-liberty guy. But look at the people he governs. Only a strong man can keep Muslims in check. The combination of in-bred tribalism and Islam make Islamic populations perpetually belligerent. I don't see Western style democratic governance as having any chance in a Middle or Near Eastern or North African nation.

I watched the Assad interview

reed's picture

I watched the Assad interview and was amazed at how he was able to make such good moral arguments. Assad might be evil (I don't know enough of the facts) but he has a grasp of right and wrong.

Obama, judging by his speeches, has absolutely no idea of right and wrong.

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