The biggest Western conspiracy is that the 'Western propaganda' itself is the most effective anti-Western propaganda possible (Captain Obviov).
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?”
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son,
the jaws that bite and claws that scratch
Beware the jubjub bird
and shun the frumious bandersnatch.“
Lewis Carroll, “Jabberwocky”.
It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.
Nikolai Gogol, “The Inspector General”.
Russia is the ideal Other for the West (and vice versa). It is rather obvious to me yet often overlooked by various Russia watchers and experts. The reason behind this phenomenon is not only ‘bias’ or ‘propaganda’. Continue reading “Russia as the Ideal Other for the West”