It’s official, it is time to panic. The world has been pushed by Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to the brink of peace. I can already see the looks of fear and trepidation on the faces of the corrupt bloodthirsty princes of Saudi Arabia, the despots of Qatar, the apparatchiks of Brussels, the tired old guard of London and because Angela Merkel constantly looks miserable, I can detect no tangible change to her countenance whatsoever.
But the biggest surprise surrounding the phone call between the leaders of the world’s two most geopolitically powerful and relevant states, is that anyone is at all surprised. As I wrote hours ago, those who are waiting for President-elect Trump to backtrack on his pledges and break his word are going to be sorrowfully disappointed, as disappointed as the filthy scum in the mainstream media who wish physical harm to President Putin, only to realise that he is as fit and intellectually able as any man in the world.
Trump is a man who is open for business and as the world knows all too well, Putin is a man who means business.
The only surprise is that if someone had told me as little as three years ago that there would be an American leader who would not only reach out to the Russian President, but understand that the crux of world peace and general prosperity is contingent upon the two countries working in concert, rather than under the guise of suspicion and hatred, I would have said, it will never happen in my lifetime.
This is, for all intents and purposes the closest that America and Russia have been since the Alaska Purchase of 1867. What’s more though, is that whilst that was a financial transaction born out of pragmatism on both sides and a healthy dose of mitigating skepticism from both sides, the embryonic yet evolving relationship between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin is born out of something vastly more profound than a transactional relationship.
Both men agree that strong states needs strong leaders with a strong purpose. Both understand that the main threat to wider world stability and peace is the Wahhabist terrorism funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the outgoing American government and aided by elements of the Turkish Republic. I hope that soon both men will make equally compelling statements in support of pulling the plug on the fascist regime in Kiev, a regime as evil as ISIS, though with fewer global ambitions or strategic capabilities.
Todays’ phone call also represents a vindication for those in United Russia who want to establish joint political dialogue between members of the Russian State Duma and the US Houses of Congress. In terms of longer lasting profundity, it represents an opportunity for both countries to gain a deeper cultural understanding with one another, as was recently proposed by the LDPR.
Russian people have never had any animosity for the existence of the United States and its magnetic culture. Likewise, Russian culture captivates and inspires millions of Americans as it always has done. The fact that both men discussed the possibilities of further trade, makes me optimistic in this sense. Because of geographical distance and a recent history of political divide, Russians and Americans do not have the opportunity to trade as much as they’d like to or ought to.
Opening up such avenues can only be an enriching process for each country and can help form the basis of further cultural exchange.
When two superpowers unite in the name of justice and prosperity, one has the feeling that a war has been won without a shot being fired. That’s how many will feel tonight, though not everywhere.
The mainstream media in America, still controlled by a failing cabal of liberal miscreants will try and damn Trump, but they are only damning themselves to further oblivion.
The biggest losers, though, are Britain and Germany, two nations whose governments remain intransigent in the face of new, emerging geopolitical realities. Germany is a peculiar case. In spite of membership of the short lived Three Emperors League between the years 1873-1887, after the wise and politically satisfied Otto von Bismarck was forced from power, the ultimate goal of a united German state has been and remains the destruction of Russia.
The fact that Angela Merkel has imported thousands of violent men of military age under the guise of humanitarianism, speaks to the fact that Germany is looking to build a mercenary fighting force directed at a traditional late-modern enemy.
As frightening as the prospect sounds, there is a silver lining in this. The fact that Merkel needs to important young, violent men to do her bidding, means that actual Germans have little appetite for repeating the atrocities of their grandfathers and great-grandfathers. Both in the former DDR and BRD, people have indeed learnt the lessons of the 9th of May and understand the concept of Vergangenheitsbewältigung (overcoming the past) in its truest sense.
They understand that a commitment to reconciliation and atoning for the anti-Russian aggression that destroyed many German lives and families in addition to the proximate victims of German aggression, must be avoided at all costs. Many Germans continue to lay flowers on Soviet war memorials in the spirit of reconciliation in which Willy Brandt governed West Germany. This spirit is profoundly lacking in the current German Chancellor.
I have no doubt that whether the blow comes from a left-hook or a right-jab, Merkel’s political fight will end in a knock out, one which will ultimately give Europe a more meaningful and less aggressive trajectory towards Russia.
Then one must turn to Britain. Britain too bears a paradoxical relationship to Russia. Britain’s most glorious military victories have been achieved whilst working with Russia. I speak obviously about the victory first over Napoleon and then over Hitler. Yet there is a deeply ingrained racism against Russia in certain quarters of the British establishment, one which would frankly make many in America cringe.
These people have internalised the madness of the Crimean War without repentance, these are the people who tacitly supported the Nihilists who assassinated Tsar Alexander II. These are indeed the people who at first cheered the October Revolution in the hopes it would make Russia crippled and weak.
These are the people who believe Orthodox Christians are somehow less worthy than Protestants and Catholics. These are the people who now hide behind every flag from those of Al Qaeda to the rainbow in trying to make Russia look barbaric and evil, whilst failing to convince the world of their own myopic ideals.
But there is also another Britain, the Britain of Nigel Farage on the right and George Galloway on the left who realise that in trying to agitate Russia, Britain is making herself look foolish in the eyes of the wider world which now seems to also include the United States.
It is up to Germans to reject Merkel’s neo-imperialist agitations and it is up to fair minded, enlightened and patriotic Britons to reject the ill-convinced racism of their government.
In any case, with the geopolitical weight of Russia, America and possibly China and the rest of the BRICS on one side and Germany and Britain on the other, one doesn’t need to be a master strategist to see where the weight of power and influence lies.
Poland and Latvia will simply have to accept that they’ll no longer court attention by peddling the anti-Russian line. Estonia by contrast is about to install a government which will diminish its hostility both towards the Russian Federation and Russians living in modern Estonia.
Finally, to those who doubted Donald Trump, I spit on you. You have wished and continue to wish the man failure. The failure that you wish for will plunge the world into war and stifle many cultural and economic opportunities which cooperation between superpowers virtually guarantees. May you be damned for your lack of human charity.
Before even entering the White House, Donald Trump has made the world a safer and better place. There is much work to be done and things will not always – if ever – be easy. But there is much to rejoice in. The unthinkable is on the verge of becoming the inevitable. May fortune smile on Vladimir Vladimirovich and Donald John.
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