To paraphrase contemporary Russian writer Viktor Pelevin, the International Russian Conspiracy does exist – the problem is that the majority of adult population of Western liberal democracies is a part of it. Continue reading The (EcoNo)Mist of War
‘Pro-Russian‘ is not a ‘neutral’ term. It is a negative marker in the (current) Western master discourse of Russia. It’s an ‘evil twin‘ of a positive marker, i.e. ‘pro-Western‘. The root of the word ‘pro-Russian’ (‘Russia’) is itself a logoepisteme –
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Reds Ruskies crossed the Rubicon Red line! The Russian aggression is now on a whole different level.
I’ve just found a picture [this is my edit of Patriot’s version below] illustrating the views expressed on this blog: the West and Russia are the ideal Other for each other. It’s a mirror thing: be it ‘Russian reversals‘, ‘whataboutism‘ or ‘Russian/Western propaganda‘, etc.
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?