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The EU’s “Ideological Sanctions” Against Russia and… Poland

Western liberalism has become similar to a militant religious cult. When it perceives a threat to its hegemony, it will get violent even with its most loyal vassals, like Poland.

Elena Troyanova

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Having cracked down by sanctions on Russia, the European Commission during the last week has been reviewing the chances of imposing economic sanctions on Poland – allegedly for limitations on the activities of the pro-EU Civic Platform party in that country.

So, the inability of the European Union to conduct meaningful diplomacy – having a dialogue instead of a barrage of ultimatums, threats, economic sanctions and joint military invasions with the US – this inability has revealed itself in full.

The threat of sanctions against modern Poland – a willing participant in recent Western pseudo-crusades against Serbia, Iraq and Afghanistan, a newly made enemy of everything Russian – this threat demonstrates the EU’s inability to have a dialogue even with faithful allies.

The limitations which Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party is accused by the EU of perpetrating against the “liberal” opposition in that country are, in fact, laughable.

Putting a new woman judge as the chairman of the country’s Constitutional Tribunal (this new chairman being a former ambassador of Poland to Germany, pretty loyal to the EU’s political correctness); not allowing the hostile journalists from pro-EU publications to harass Law and Justice’s deputies in the Polish parliament…

Is this really a reason for imposing economic sanctions?

The EU, which has recently welcomed (and helped) the violent ousting of a legally elected president in Ukraine, and turned a blind eye to the killing of several thousand Ukrainian citizens, mostly civilians, by the Ukrainian army’s aviation and artillery – this European Union is now “gravely concerned” by the “limitations on the work of journalists inside the Polish parliament”? Give me a break!

So, how come the freedom loving European Union is preparing to use article 7 of the EU treaty (allowing a punishment of member states that breach the “rule of law” on their territories) – to use that “nuclear option” against Poland? (The copyright for the “nuclear option” expression belongs to the European Commission’s former chairman Jose Manuel Barroso and not to some “Kremlin propagandist.”)

The explanation is not pragmatic. The sanctions against two great Slavic nations, Russia and Poland, are not in the interest of Europe, and go against the spirit of true European traditions. The explanation is ideological.

The recent unprecedented crusade of the Western elites against any entity that disobeys their vision of “new brave liberal world” leads to striking parallels with the now defunct totalitarian systems and even with quasi-religious fanaticism.

Just like Jihadist radical “Muslims” hijacked and perverted the noble principles of Islam, the Western elites hijacked and perverted the noble ideas of democracy and human rights.

Liberalism, once noble and fair, has become a militant religious cult of the West, a state religion inseparable from its political system.

Any nation that disagrees with the Western idea of democracy will be declared a tyranny, and the holy war will be waged on it, under the flag of bringing democracy and protecting human rights.

This war can be fought by military means, as in Yugoslavia in 1999, or it can be continued by the economic means, as it is being done in Russia’s case, and can be done in the near future in the Polish case.

All of this is presumably done for the ‘holy’ idea of bestowing the ultimate order on the world, “the Democracy”, with subsequent “end of history,” as prescribed by Dr. Francis Fukuyama back in 1989. And if the “democratised” country happens to have some valuable natural resources, it will be a nice bonus for the cult leaders, allowing them to add pleasure (for themselves) to a useful lesson (for others).

The Western mainstream media has become a church, a medium blessed by the cult leaders that tells you what’s right and what’s wrong. Often not knowing a word of Polish, this church’s preachers feel qualified to pass judgement on Polish democracy.

Just like US secretary of state John Kerry, not knowing a word of Russian or Ukrainian, allowed himself to deliberate on “non-local accents” of the people resisting the onslaught of Ukrainian army against the formally East-Ukrainian, but actually Russian-speaking cities of Donetsk and Lugansk.

The true gate-keepers of this totalitarian “liberalism”, the journalists of the mainstream media believe they possess the monopoly on truth. They dehumanize and punish the infidels – anyone who disagrees with their narrative. As the Polish example shows, this includes even recent “allies of convenience” – the Polish nationalists, who had just recently been useful to the EU by their support for the new nationalist regime in Kiev. A support based exclusively on the joint hatred towards Russia – from both the Polish and the Ukrainian radical nationalists.

If you dare to question the cult’s narrative, you will be inevitably punished. On a state level, you will get sanctions or bombs (depending on the mood of the world’s new masters). On a personal level, you may be blocked on social media, accused of spreading fake news, called a Kremlin puppet. Or you may even end up in jail, as Russia’s friend Mateusz Piskorski, the chairman of the Zmiana party in Poland, post-communist Poland’s first political prisoner, whose name is not even mentioned in the EU’s reports on Poland.

So, the jihadi liberals’ punishment will destroy lives, damage careers and businesses, turn people into political prisoners and may even get you killed. It’s a Sharia law in the Western ‘liberal’ emanation of it.

To this new version of “liberalism”, Russians (with the exception of local pro-Western groups) are the same as Jews to the jihadis, a “pagan nation” that dares to resist.

Just like some previous forms of totalitarianism, jihadi liberalism can’t “coexist” with infidels, it seeks to subdue or even destroy them. So, for the mainstream media, Russia has become an embodiment of all evil, the enemy that must be sooner or later subdued by all means: be it an economic war through sanctions, or an all-out war. Their hatred of Russia and her President is irrational, absurd and is not based on any facts. And as the Polish example shows, in future this hatred can easily be turned against other nations. This hatred is “ideological,” not ‘personal.’

The Polish authorities try to reason with the EU, inviting its representatives for talks and showing them the true state of affairs in Poland, where the real chase is not for liberals, but for the ubiquitous “Kremlin agents.”

But I am afraid, the Polish authorities are doing the work of Sisyphus, trying to reason with EU officials. Merely because the Western liberalism is a religious cult, no reasoning works with its prophets and preachers. When challenged, they will only double-down on peddling their perverted version of reality.

George Soros with his spider web of numerous NGOs is a good example of this attitude. When some voices among the EU member states asked not to start the sanctions procedure this week, a representative of Soros-funded Open Society European Policy Institute, one Natacha Kazatchkine, “regretted that it had yet again failed to take decisive action against deliberate and severe undermining of the rule of law in Europe.” Just like Hitler and Stalin, Soros has no permanent allies, not even the traditionally anti-Russian Poland. He has only permanent interests and a permanent rigid ideology.

The consequences of the wars and forced regime changes that this ideology led during the recent decades are horrendous: failed states, destroyed economies, the rise of the monstrous so called Islamic State, about one million of dead and maimed in Iraq alone, millions of refugees.

With the Western liberal cult resembling the Wahhabi cult to such a great extent, is it a coincidence that Saudi Arabia is the West’s closest ally? Personally, I don’t think so. There is something on a deep, almost mystical, level that connects those two systems. It’s time that the world stood up and resisted the great danger threatening its very existence.

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Russia’s economy continues to outperform as gold takes center stage (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine how US and EU sanctions have continued to provide a huge boost to Russia’s economy. Russia’s food sovereignty has practically been achieved, as the Russian central bank continues to buy gold and lower its exposure to western financial markets.

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Outside pressure in the form of sanctions has become an incentive to resolve various issues of Russia’s economy, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.

He noted that through introducing sanctions against Russia, “the West aims to destabilize Russia’s economy and to create social and political tensions in society.”

“But during the difficult times, Russians have always stuck together and mobilized their resources in order to ensure the country’s sovereignty. This is what is happening now – the outside pressure has become an incentive to resolve many problems in Russia’s economy,” he said.

“Before the sanctions, it seemed that we would never be able to feed ourselves and that we are doomed to be dependent on Western import. However, right now, Russia’s food sovereignty in crucial sectors has practically been achieved, and in some areas, Russia has become the leading exporter,” Patrushev noted.

Those who apply the sanctions “can see that they (the sanctions – TASS) are ineffective and often achieve the opposite goal,” the Russian security chief concluded.

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US Neocon Foreign Policy and the War Waged Against Serbia

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign.

Richard Galustian

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The ‘witch-hunt’ against President Trump over Russian collusion has officially ended, following the submission of the Mueller Report, enabling us to now focus on the real problems of America that effects the whole world.

In the hope of a waining of the Russophobia in America, let’s look at the US’s recent war history by starting with the 20th anniversary this month of the NATO war on Serbia in 1999 which amounted to almost 100 days of bombing of historic cities and infrastructure.

Firstly, these problems are, in the main caused by the Neocons, or Deep State, whatever you wish to call them, and the continuing promotion, by the US Military-Security Industrial Complex, of wars and regime change and secondly, Trump’s unreserved support for Israel, regardless of war crimes they may continue to commit against the Palestinians.

Incredibly after that one sided unjust and illegal war that NATO executed, NATO has the audacity to invite Serbia to join it! Something that will never happen. What do they smoke in DC, in the Pentagon and Brussels based NATO?

To compound these overall problems, the US Military and Israeli Defence Forces collaborate on these US regime change policies on all continents evidenced most recently by the arrival of crack Israeli troops last month in Brazil, prepared to support an attack potentially by Brazil and Columbia on Venezuela.

As, has now come to be expected, America pursues its Venezuelan regime change with full main stream media (MSM) cooperation, using well proven sophisticated propaganda techniques along with a variety of pretexts.

From Serbia to Iraq to Libya, where does it end? Observe that Trump is now seeking a ‘NATO alliance’ offering NATO status, to President Bolsonaro of Brazil to back the invasion of Venezuela.

So it is important to remember, as an example, that after a long war of economic and financial destabilization ended with the bombing of Serbia.

Serbia was previously a part of Yugoslavia, a country which had successfully evolved after 1945 to solve the old rivalries of the 19th and early 20th Century Balkan ethnic animosities which was, prior to the advent of power of President Tito, its past history.

The United Nations, instead of supporting, in effect, so called ‘humanitarian wars’ and ‘regime change wars’ by the US, using NATO, helped and relentlessly driven home by MSM outlets like CNN and FOX NEWS into people’s heads, must finally take a stand.

So too, Yugoslavia, once the envy of many in the world, given its then ‘non-aligned’ status under President Tito, was destroyed and broken up; ‘Balkanized’ in the early 1990s.

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign. That’s what we can expect in Venezuela next.

This ‘Balkanization’ strategy similarly applies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria et al. It serves US Neocon interests to dismember States in the world and create smaller more ‘manageable’ countries.

‘Regime change’ runs against the intent, the very words contained in the US Constitution. No one in MSM ever reminds us of that fact. Nevertheless America’s ambition to overthrow other States continues, which they arrogantly now make no secret of. The next States will probably be Nicaragua then Iran to name but two.

A very noteworthy most recent outrageous unilateral declaration was made by President Trump, not yet formally agreed by US institutions, ‘giving’ something he has no authority to give; Syrian territory, the Golan Heights to be precise, to Israel. Something that one day could trigger a full scale Arab-Israeli War.

This is of extreme importance yet no real outcry comes from world leaders; well not so far.

The main reason for that decision given by senior US Administration figures is that “God anointed Trump to save the Jews”.

Not forgetting Trump’s need (which we the people don’t understand exactly why) to support Prime Minister Netanyahu in his difficult upcoming elections in Israel – in part because both countries failed to ‘regime change’ Syria – but more importantly to help the ‘financial terrorists’ who formed a company jointly that has already started drilling for oil in the Golan Heights. You might like to know who owns such oil drilling company which should answer a plethora of questions in one go that you must be asking yourselves.

The shareholder’s names tells us everything; Dick Cheney; Baron Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch. The titular heads of neocons, bankers and media on the planet.

In ending there is no more evidence required for us, the people of the world, to rise up against the globalist dark forces wherever they exist, be it in Brussels, London, France or Washington. We must demand democratic elections or start revolutions, the latter has already begun in France in the form of ‘the yellow vests’. And Brexit, by definition, is a rejection by the British people of globalism and American Hegemony.

The pattern of US destabilization and destruction of States to loot them of their sovereign resources is the unseen history of the last 100 years, not taught in any university, anywhere in the West.

As far as Ukraine is concerned, its government was taken down by the CIA and replaced by an ultra fascist regime that has full backing from America. This is no secret. But the MSM simple don’t report it.

US led NATO is ‘the transnational war machine’ of the world, devouring almost all free countries wealth. It can extort to terrorize all into conformity to the global ‘carcinogenic’ US Neocon imperialistic strategy.

A total estimated 20m people around the world have died since the end of WW11 at the hands of US Forces. Think about that for a moment.

One of the most famous sayings attributed to America’s great President Abraham Lincoln is about deception: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

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‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU approves controversial copyright reform

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.

Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern everything from audiovisual content to memes, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.

MEPs passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274 Tuesday. Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made but their efforts were in vain.

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.

The process of updating the bloc’s copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe’s publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.

By essentially forcing companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to pay artists and publishers for the reproduction of their work online, include in meme format, the EU is effectively clamping down on online memery.

The onus will now be on tech companies to clamp down on content-sharing on their platforms, which will likely ensure yet more draconian policing of speech and content.

EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.

Tens of thousands marched in protest across Germany ahead of the vote, decrying what they viewed as severe online censorship.

Tech giant Google said that while the directive is “improved” it will still lead to legal uncertainty and will damage Europe’s creative and digital economies.

Critics have argued that the only way for Article 13 to be effectively enforced would be through the use of upload filters which automatically check content to see if it’s copyrighted or not, at least in theory. However, the exact mechanics of such a system have yet to be fully debated and the potential for abuse is immediately clear.

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