The Duginist (Russian) Narrative
If there’s one thing that the Kremlin is good at, it’s lying a lot and having takes on issues that are so stupid they make Chunk Yogurt look like a genius.
Alexander Dugin is a Russian political operative close to Putin’s regime and a key player in this propaganda you’ve been reading from various troll commentators. Here’s how to quickly spot Duginist propagandists:
- Claims a narrative of Russian victimization after the Cold War (in reality, Russia could have been a truly great nation by following a process of democratization similar to other ex-commie eastern European nations, but they decided to go full stupid instead)
- Shows support for a so-called “multipolar world” (in practice this just means Russia wants to control eastern European and re-establish the sphere of influence they had during Soviet times, no concern is paid to the idea that none of those countries want anything to do with Russia and long-term Russia would want influence over all of Europe and beyond)
Honestly, even the idea of a multipolar world at face value is cancer. Nobody wants to be ruled by Russia or China, no one trusts these garbage places that don’t honor their written agreements and don’t have any liberty.
This is why Russia needs to fail in Ukraine or at least succeed with very heavy casualties and a high cost that makes the entire thing not worth it. Think of Russia as the school bully. You won’t stop the bully unless you beat him into submission. Failing in Ukraine means they don’t have the resources or the will to continue. Whatever they had planned after Ukraine would have to be scaled back for at least a decade.
Claims that NATO “expanded” after the 90’s in former Soviet states (nevermind that those countries wanted to join BECAUSE they don’t trust Russia).
Claims that NATO “expanding” to Ukraine (which hasn’t happened and was still many years away if it ever did) poses a threat to Russia or to Moscow (nevermind that Russia has nukes and is the largest country in the world, by this logic Finland and Sweden, both much smaller countries with 0 nukes, should be afraid of NATO which is just an insane assertion)
“Ukraine isn’t a real nation.” (Wrong!)
Claims that the West is decadent (true to an extent, you can thank Russian subversion in the 60’s) and that a Christian Orthodox Russia is the solution (completely false, Russia is far more decadent than the West, has an even lower birthrate, has far more teen pregancies, just google the drug crocodile, Chechnya or watch any gopnik video and you can easily tell that Russia isn’t what it presents itself to be)
“Putin is a true Orthodox Christian who will save Christianity” (a reminder that Putin kills Orthodox Christians in Ukraine, including through Muslim mercenaries sent from Chechnya, Putin is ex-KGB which almost certainly means he was an atheist for pretty much the majority of his life and likely still is one, using religion to fool gullible Russians into supporting him, also, thou shall not kill)
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