Count Down to Zerotime – by Cliff Kincaid
Pat Buchanan’s column, “Is God Now on Russia’s Side?,” is difficult to read and almost laugh-out-loud funny, as Buchanan was once a staunch anti-communist who served President Reagan as his communications director during the Cold War. Buchanan’s opposition to the Evil Empire, as Reagan correctly called it, has given way to an unseemly embrace of former Soviet KGB colonel Vladimir Putin, the virtual dictator of Russia who served the “Evil Empire” for decades.
Once a sharp thinker, Buchanan argues that Putin is a Christian and Russia is now a Christian nation. We are apparently supposed to ignore, or forgive, Putin’s violations of human rights, including murders of journalists, and the invasion of Ukraine.
There is absolutely no evidence, aside from rhetoric, to suggest that Russia in general and Putin in particular have been converted to Christianity. Instead, what we are witnessing is a massive Russian “active measures” campaign that has ensnared many American conservatives, convincing them that Putin is somehow a legitimate alternative to President Obama’s decadent worldview. It is troubling to see some of these conservatives endorse Russia’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine.
The term “active measures” refers to influence operations that use agents of influence, disinformation and propaganda.
The main flaw in Buchanan’s argument is the lack of any real evidence that Russia has come to grips with—and disavowed—its Soviet past. To the contrary, Putin laments the passing of the USSR and has put the former KGB, now the FSB, in charge of the power centers in Russia. He celebrates Russian spying on America.
Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet bloc defector, says that Russia is “the first intelligence dictatorship in history.” Two brave Russian investigative journalists, Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, have captured the nature of the problem in their book, The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB.
Buchanan cites pro-family statements by Putin, and anti-gay and pro-life laws passed in Russia. But like the Soviet propaganda and disinformation that Buchanan fought to expose when he worked for Reagan, the Russian rhetoric and legislative maneuvers cannot be considered legitimate. It is a show, designed to mask the dangerous path Russia is on, both domestically and internationally.
Rather than embrace Christianity, the evidence shows Russia has embraced the Russian Orthodox Church, always a tool of Soviet intelligence. As we notedin an AIM Report back in 1984, John Barron’s authoritative book, KGB, said that the KGB’s Directorate 5 is assigned to “clandestinely control religion in the Soviet Union” and to “insure that the Russian Orthodox Church and all other churches serve as instruments of Soviet policy.” Barron added, “The directorate placed KGB officers within the Russian Orthodox Church hierarchy and recruits bona fide clergymen as agents. Much of its work is accomplished through the Council on Religious Affairs, which is heavily staffed with retired and disabled KGB officers.”
Nothing has really changed. In fact, the Russian Orthodox Church is even closer to the regime these days, and is still so morally bankrupt that it published a 2014 calendar in honor of Soviet mass murderer Joseph Stalin. Former KGB officer Konstantin Preobrazhensky has called it “Putin’s Espionage Church,” and devotes a major portion of his book, KGB/FSB’s New Trojan Horse, to its use by the Russian intelligence service.
The scholarly paper, “The Occult Revival in Russia Todayand Its Impact on Literature,” demonstrates the existence of something as sinister as the regime’s domination of the church for its own political purposes. It describes how “post-Soviet Russia” has embraced New Age and occult ideas, even what the author, German academic Birgit Menzel, calls “dark” or “evil forces.”
“The occult has always been used for different ends, for purposes that range from benignly spiritual to totalitarian or fascist,” she writes.
Menzel’s detailed article notes the impact of Theosophy on Russia and Russian Marxists. Founded by a Russian mystic named Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831–1891), who wrote The Secret Doctrine, Theosophy teaches that man can become God through mystical experiences, and can even perform miracles.
Traditional Christians have a different view. Theosophy, writes Dr. Peter Jones, one of the world’s foremost experts on paganism and the occult, is part of a movement which “plans to eat the Christian church alive in the days ahead.” He says Theosophy is at “the spiritual heart” of the United Nations and notes that the Lucis Trust (originally the Lucifer Trust) is an occult Theosophist group in charge of the United Nations’ Meditation Room.
7 thoughts on “Modern Day Russian Dupes”
“Once a sharp thinker, Buchanan argues that Putin is a Christian and Russia is now a Christian nation. We are apparently supposed to ignore, or forgive, Putin’s violations of human rights, including murders of journalists, and the invasion of Ukraine.”
Wow……Buchanan’s dumber and more naive than I thought. What a fool. So sad.
The fact remains that PUTIN with all his baggage has rebuilt the churches blown up by the Jewish Bolshaviks and instituted religious instruction (Christian) in the public schools. He also has muzzled at least the FAGGOT MAFIA. He got rid of a lot of the Jewish Mafia oligarchs.
On the negative side which is a deal killer for me is he refuses to even entertain the idea of repealing all the gun laws which their congress introduces every year. YOu cross Putin an you end up like that one woman reporter who was made into a bullet ridden corps who was reporting on his bombing of buildings in Moscow with the FSB.In this way he is no different than what we have.
He’s a mixed bag.
The Russian people? YOu are looking at the original Caucasions (white folks for those in Rio Linda, CA) and you are looking at a resurgence of CHRISENDOM.
Russia in many ways is becoming more free while we are allowing our beloved America to descend into tyranny.
Russia and Putin are controlled opposition. Always has been, always will.
Hey you cant blame and old man for being desperate i suppose. He’s watching his country and his race commit suicide. He’s looking
for a savior.
If Obama is the dog, then Putin is the pony. Do not get caught up in one or the other side of this “dog and pony show.”
Sorry if I insulted doggies and ponies here…I love dogs and ponies.
Yes, we are seeing a ‘dog and pony show’; however, the fact remains that Putin is forcing a return to a bipolar world stage. And his position appears to be much more pro-Christian and anti-Zionist than what the usual suspects in DC and Tel Aviv are running. The game is afoot and Mr. Putin appears to be a knowledgable player.
A few direct responses to some points from the article, written by Cliff Kinkaid, who, in my opinion, is in the bag for the Zionist NeoCon establishment.
“It is troubling to see some of these conservatives endorse Russia’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine.”
It is troubling to see patriots ignore the obvious influence of the West in foementing a putch in the Ukraine that ousted an elected Gov’t and installed a gang of criminals which will continue the business as usual rape and pilliage of the Ukrainian people for the INTL Banksters.
“Buchanan cites pro-family statements by Putin, and anti-gay and pro-life laws passed in Russia. But like the Soviet propaganda and disinformation that Buchanan fought to expose when he worked for Reagan, the Russian rhetoric and legislative maneuvers cannot be considered legitimate. It is a show, designed to mask the dangerous path Russia is on, both domestically and internationally.”
Dangerous to whom? The DC / Tel Aviv power axis?!
A couple of days back, there was an informative article on this great website that gave some great background on the rekindling of the ‘Cold War’ – it’s a must read.
The Putin bashers are probably homosexuals who are mad because he won’t allow their perversion of Russian children to take place.