Let’s play a game: guess (without googling) which [country] this quote is referring to as well as the political standpoint of the author – (far-)left or (far-)right. You can also try to attribute the quote. Good luck! Continue reading If the Horseshoe Fits, Wear It!
The Politics of Music & the Music of Politics.
Track №3: “The Afterglow after Afterparty”.
Again a tussle with Europe (oh, it’s not a war yet: they say that we – Russia, that is – are still a long way from war). Again the endless Eastern Question is in the news; and again in Europe they are looking mistrustfully at Russia. . . . Yet why we should go running to seek Europe’s trust? Did Europe ever trust the Russians? Can she ever trust us and stop seeing us as her enemy? Oh, of course this view will change someday; someday Europe will better be able to make us out and realize what we are like; and it is certainly worth discussing this someday; but meanwhile a somewhat irrelevant question or side issue has occured to me and I have recently been busy to solve it. No one may agree with me, yet I think that I am right – in part, maybe, but right. Continue reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky “My Paradox” (Extract)
Ride the snake, he’s old, and his skin is cold
The west is the best, the west is the best
Get here, and we’ll do the rest
The blue bus is callin’ us, the blue bus is callin’ us
Driver, where you taken us
The Doors “The End”.
Russia and the West need a peaceful, civilized divorce. It’s a break-up due to ‘irreconcilable differences‘. There’s no use in pointing the finger at each other: “it takes two to tango”.
As for me, the motto of this year could be: part
ying with illusions.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
I’ve said it earlier that Russia is the ideal Other for the West and vice versa. Hence, if there is Russian whataboutism why there can’t be an American/Western one? Continue reading Lost in Translation: W-word, or What about #Whataboutism?