Weaponization of Conspiracy Theories


Russia & the West.

Pt. X: Weaponization of Conspiracy Theories.

Ptichka in ushanka
Ptichka in ushanka

Putin’s Cunning Plan is still making the rounds in the US and the West in general. Of course, it is used as a political tool to derail political opponents, but many people seem to genuinely believe in the #RussiansDidIt narrative. The idea that Russia weaponizes everything from information and data to migration (sic!) was expressed by Molly McKew in her latest Foreign Policy article.

Russia also weaponizes the Internet via hacking, thought process via argumentation, and poisons the well discourse, uses art as a means of soft power, etc. All this is done to win the billion-year hybrid war against the West.

#EsotericRussialism


Esoteric Russialism

This blog is 4 years old. It’s time to reflect on some of the main ideas, which I’ve come up with over the years.

I like neologisms and inventing new words because they are stripped from any previous meanings and history: they are valuable due to their conceptual purity. Hence, I abandoned terms like Russian Stereotypes or Russophobia. Many seem to employ such terms loosely, making any specific meaning vague; rather like an image on a old coin. Over time and excessive usage, many such terms tend to become a mere parody of their former intended meaning. Continue reading “#EsotericRussialism”

Kislyakophobia


joke is circulating in the Russosphere:

As Sergey Kislyak walks through the streets of Washington after work they get empty. He calls: “People! People, where are you?”. But silence is the answer.

Post-Pravda


The New Yorker: Real post-truth for real comrades!

Russian Regression Roulette


Russia & the West.

Pt. IX: Russian Regression Roulette

Stephen King Flexible Bullet

Stephen King in his 1984 novella titled “The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet” presents a scary story, which shows how fragile our ‘normal’ consciousness is and that madness is actually contagious. Very little is needed for ‘the roof to start leaking‘ (krýsha poteklá – Russian idiom on going cuckoo). Continue reading “Russian Regression Roulette”