Here is Putin’s favorite Russian nationalist ideologue, Alexander Dugin, in less sunny words. Don’t forget that you don’t have to agree with Dugin, but you have to take seriously that a lot of Russians believe him.
The balance of power in Ukraine has shifted significantly in recent days. This must be understood in its entirety, writes Alexander Dugin .
The Kiev counter-attacks were generally unsuccessful in the Kherson region, but were unfortunately effective in the Kharkiv region. The situation in Kharkiv and the forced withdrawal of the Allied troops are the turning point. Apart from the psychological consequences and the legitimate feelings of the patriots, it must be noted that in the entire history of the SMO we have reached the “point of no return”.
Everyone is now recommending extraordinary measures to turn the situation around, and some of these suggestions are very rational. We make no claim to originality, but only try to summarize the main points and recommendations and place them in the global geopolitical context.
World War III
We are on the brink of World War III, which the West is compulsively pursuing. And this is no longer fear or expectation, but a fact. Russia is at war with the collective West, with NATO and its allies (though not with all of them: Turkey and Greece have their own point of view and some European countries, especially but not only France and Italy, do not want to actively participate in a war with Russia ). Yet the threat of a third world war is getting closer and closer.
Whether it will come to the use of nuclear weapons is an open question. But the chance of a nuclear Armageddon is growing by the day. It is obvious, and many US military commanders (such as former US commander in Europe Ben Hodges) openly declare that the West will not even be satisfied with our complete withdrawal from the territory of the former Ukraine, they will end up on their own soil and it urges “unconditional surrender” (Jens Stoltenberg), “de-imperialization” (Ben Hodges), dismantling of Russia.
In 1991 the West was satisfied with the collapse of the USSR and our ideological surrender, mainly by accepting Western liberal ideology, political system and economy under Western leadership. Today, the red line for the West is the existence of a sovereign Russia, even within the borders of the Russian Federation.
The AFU’s counter-attack in the Kharkiv region is a direct West’s attack on Russia. Everyone knows that this offensive was organized, prepared and equipped by the US and NATO military leadership and was under their direct supervision. It is not only the use of NATO military equipment, but also the direct involvement of Western air force intelligence agencies, mercenaries and instructors. In the eyes of the West, this is the beginning of “our end”. Once we have created a weakness in the defense of the areas under our control in the Kharkiv region, we can be further defeated. This is no small success of the Kiev counter-offensive, but the first tangible success of NATO forces’ Drang nach Osten.
Of course, one can try to attribute this to temporary “technical difficulties” and postpone the substantive analysis of the situation until later. But that would only delay the realization of the fait accompli and thus only depress and demoralize us.
It is therefore worth coldly admitting that the West has declared war on us and is already waging it. We did not choose this war, we did not want it. Even in 1941 we did not want war with Nazi Germany and refused to believe in it to the very end. But in the current situation, where the war is de facto waged against us, that is not decisive. All that matters now is that we win it by defending the right of Russia.
The end of the SMO
The SMO as a limited operation to liberate the Donbass and some areas in Novorossi has come to an end. It has gradually degenerated into a full-fledged war with the West, in which the Nazi terrorist regime in Kiev itself plays only an instrumental role. The attempt to besiege it and liberate some of the Nazi-controlled Ukrainian territories in Novorossia, while preserving the existing geopolitical balance in the world as a technical operation, has failed, pretending that we are just continuing the SMO – somewhere on the periphery of the public attention – is simply meaningless.
We are now at war against our will and this affects every Russian citizen: each of us is in the crosshairs of the enemy, the terrorist, the sniper, the DRG.
That said, the situation is such that, all things considered, it is impossible to return everything to its original conditions – before February 24, 2022. What has happened is irreversible and we should not fear concessions or compromises from our side. The enemy will only accept our total surrender, submission, dismantling and occupation. So we simply have no choice.
The end of the SMO means the need for a profound transformation of the entire political and social system of modern Russia – to bring the country to war strength – politically, economically, culturally and informationally. While the SMO has remained an important, but not the only, content of Russian social life. The war with the West subdues everything.
The ideological front
Russia is in a state of ideological war. The values championed by the globalist West – LGBT, legalization of perversion, drugs, the fusion of man and machine, total mixing through uncontrolled migration, etc. – are inextricably linked to its ideological front – are inextricably linked to its political-military hegemony and its unipolar system. Western liberalism and the global political-military and economic dominance of the US and NATO are one and the same. It is absurd to fight the West and accept (even partially) its values, in the name of which it is waging a war against us, a war of destruction.
An ideology of our own would not only be “useful” for us today; if we don’t have it, we will lose. The West will continue to attack us, both from the outside, with armed and trained Ukrainian Nazis, and from within, with the ever-liberal fifth column cleverly corrupting the minds and souls of the younger generations. Without our own ideology, which clearly defines who is friend and who is enemy, we would be almost powerless in such a situation.
The ideology must be proclaimed immediately and its essence must be a total and direct rejection of Western ideology, globalism and totalitarian liberalism, with all its instrumental subspecies – including neo-Nazis, racism and extremism.
Mobilization is inevitable. War affects everyone and everything, but mobilization does not mean forcibly sending conscripts to the front, this can be prevented, for example, by forming a full-fledged volunteer movement, with the necessary compensation and government support.
We must focus on veterans and special support for the Novorossian fighters. Russia has few, but there are also supporters abroad. We should not be shy about forming anti-Nazi and anti-globalization inter-brigades with honest people from East and West.
Above all, we should not underestimate the Russians. We are a nation of heroes. At great cost, but a terrible enemy we have not defeated once or twice in our glorious history. Also this time we will be victorious, if only in the war against the West, and this time it will be a people’s war. We win the people’s wars, wars in which the great people have awakened to fight.
Mobilization implies a complete change of information policy. The peace norms (which essentially consist of blindly copying Western programs and entertainment strategies that do nothing but corrupt society) must be abolished. Television and the media in general must become instruments of patriotic mobilization in wartime. All performances on the front, also on the home front. It has started little by little, but for now it only concerns a small part of the channels. But it should be everywhere.
Culture, information, education, enlightenment, politics, the social sphere: everything has to work in unison for the war, that is, for victory.
Each sovereign state can issue as much national currency as it needs. If he is truly sovereign. War with the West makes it pointless to continue playing economic games by the rules. A war economy can only be sovereign. For wins must be spent as much as necessary. Only for strategic purposes should the expenditure be concentrated in a special circuit. Corruption in such circumstances should be equated with a war crime.
War and comfort are incompatible. Comfort as a goal, as a reference point in life, must be abandoned; only nations prepared for hardship can win real wars.
In these situations, there is always a new crop of economists whose goal is to save the state, especially this one. Dogmas, schools, methods and approaches are secondary.
We can call such an economy a mobilization economy or simply a war economy.
In any war, the role of allies is extremely important. Today Russia doesn’t have that many, but they do exist. First of all, we are talking about the countries that reject the Western liberal unipolar order. These are the proponents of multipolarism, such as China, Iran, North Korea, Serbia, Syria, the Central African Republic, Mali, but also, to some extent, India, Turkey, some Islamic, African and Latin American countries ( notably Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela).
To confront them, all available means must be mobilized, not only professional diplomacy, but also popular diplomacy, which again requires ideology. We must convince our allies that we have decided on an irreversible break with globalism and Western hegemony, and that we are ready to do everything in our power to build a multipolar world. Here we must be consistent and resolute. The time of half views and compromises is over. The war of the West against Russia divides humanity on different sides of the barricades.
The core of the global confrontation that has begun is the spiritual, religious aspect. Russia is at war with an anti-religious civilization that is fighting God and overturning the very foundations of spiritual and moral values: God, the Church, the family, gender, man. Despite all the differences between orthodoxy, traditional Islam, Judaism, Hinduism or Buddhism, all religions and the cultures built upon them recognize divine truth, the high spiritual and moral dignity of man, honoring traditions and institutions – the state, the family, the community. The modern West has abolished all this and replaced it with virtual reality, extreme individualism, the destruction of gender, universal surveillance, a totalitarian “abolition culture”, a post-truth society.
Overt Satanism and outright racism are thriving in Ukraine, and the West only supports them.
We are dealing with what the orthodox elders call the “civilization of the antichrist.” The role of Russia, therefore, is to unite believers of different faiths in this decisive battle.
You should not wait for the world enemy to destroy your house, kill your husband, son or daughter… At some point it will be too late. God forbid we experience such a moment.
The enemy offensive in the Kharkiv region is just that: the beginning of a real war of the West against us.
The West is showing its intention to start a war of destruction against us – World War III. We must bring together all of our deepest national potential to repel this attack. By any means: thought, military might, economy, culture, art, internal mobilization of all state structures and each of us.