Military Review

Values ​​of the "victors"

The difficulties of “Western values”, as some experts believe, are not at all in their content. The real problem was the “triumph” with which these values ​​were given after the “victory” of the West in the Cold War. The fact is that triumphant sentiments are still alive. Representatives of the West persistently idealize their own vision of the world, believing that the entire planet dreams of getting closer to it. European and American "victors" are paving the way for the "dream" not even with good intentions, but with clandestine operations and bloody wars.

This was told on the portal D. Ryan. His material is a response to article by Stephen Erlanger, a famous American journalist in international affairs, now heading the London bureau of The New York Times. To the theses of Mr. Erlanger the columnist added his “two cents”. In our opinion, these "cents" outweigh the article of Erlanger himself.

So, here is the analyst's answer to the famous international journalist.

D. Ryan believes that the main difficulty with “Western values” is not at all in the content of these notorious values ​​(although the doubtful content is subject to fair criticism).

The real problem, writes Ryan, is that after the "victory" in the Cold War, the West has taken over the triumphant mood. Such a "triumph" is dangerous, but the mood of the "winners" is still alive today.

We are convinced, the author writes, that everyone around still dreams of the same thing as we do. Therefore, we supposedly have the right to use any method, from the open and the most bloody to the secret and gentle, to sow our values ​​everywhere. The argument for the realization of this “right” is very simple: the end justifies the means.

Promoting its “righteous mission”, the Western community “closes its eyes to the side effects”. Such a “twisted mindset” tears apart the hearts of liberals: on the one hand, politicians are calling for a humane resolution of crises, on the other - they are ordering NATO to start bombing NATO.

This contradiction lies in the wrong idea. It consists in the fact that supposedly you can rid the world of the "bad" guys and fill it with "good". The West does not think that such a task is really impossible (or doable, but with the opposite result).

Why does the West make such monotonous mistakes? Because he is sure: Western values ​​are always "correct." Historian Paul Robinson is not easy to write that the failures of Western politics are rooted in the idea of ​​absolutizing the criteria of Western politics: they say that this policy can never be erroneous. Other approaches are not considered due to “too much cognitive dissonance.” And so everything goes on without end.

A Westerner, if you ask him something about geopolitics, will probably tell you that Western values ​​are in demand everywhere. And if so, trying to spread them is a noble goal.

Not so long ago, at the beginning of the Arab spring, the author recalls, the Western world triumphed, believing that the time had finally come when the Middle East and North Africa embraced ideas of democracy and corresponding values. Later, Ryan had a dispute on Twitter with the New York Times correspondent R. Cohen, who said that refugees from the countries of the Middle East and North Africa had come to Europe for European values. The journalist assured his opponent that it was for this reason that they arrived in the EU, and did not go anywhere in Russia. Ryan replied that if Russia were on the other side of the Mediterranean, like Italy and Greece, they would have floated there. According to Ryan, Western values ​​mean very little to most migrants. Otherwise, where are such problems with integration and assimilation between the indigenous population and immigrants? Problems everywhere - in the UK, France, Sweden ...

It is clear that most of the refugees would not have tried to get into Europe if their homes and cities had not been destroyed. By the way, they collapsed as a result of the “humanitarian interventions” of NATO, as a result of which wars and various local conflicts broke out.

As for Russia, this country with its special “mixture of authoritarianism and democracy” is interested in its “near abroad”. In neighboring countries, people speak Russian and share the culture of Russia. And they even feel themselves Russian. And this state of affairs does not necessarily mean that Putin is about to decide on some kind of "historical mission ”and march to the Baltic states and recreate the Soviet Union. B. Kh. Obama may think so, but in reality it simply means that Moscow considers neighboring countries to be “within its sphere of influence”. As a result, the Kremlin’s reaction “to events in these places” is understandable.

Washington, the author believes, is “absolutely convinced” that only he “has the right to a sphere of influence”. Moreover, this "sphere" can extend "to any territory and at any time."

Moscow simply does not have the ability to behave similarly to "even in its own backyard."

If you look wider, it will become clear: Russia, like China, has no interests in imposing its management model or cultural values ​​on the rest of the world. This is also indicated in the Kremlin, pointing to the importance of multipolarity and international systems based on mutual respect, and not dictatorship and violation of one’s sovereignty by “the self-appointed world leader”.

Western leaders and politicians cannot recognize that there can be a country where a different development model will work. And the statements of Western demagogues, with their incessant superiority, are "permeated with hypocrisy, which is becoming harder to accept."

Democracy, according to the analyst, “evaporates and appears” precisely in those cases when Western politicians, respectively, put their nose into their own business, or, on the contrary, do not climb. Double standards allow the West to make false judgments like these: if in one country or another the election was won by “our guy,” then democracy is a victory; if “not our boy” won, you should immediately throw him off the chair for the sake of “freedom and democracy”. The state borders in Syria have no meaning for the White House; However, the same boundaries in the case of the Crimea in the White House are “in vogue”. Western interests are necessarily declared lawful, transparent and truly moral; Russia's interests are always considered illegal, dark and morally low. This line adheres to the West, says Ryan.

This line of constant world dictatorship of "values", we add from ourselves, leads the planet no longer to the Cold War, but to the third world war.

It is known that the USA is preparing to place new nuclear bombs B61-12 in Germany (at the military airbase in Büchel, Rhineland-Palatinate, awaiting the arrival of two dozen such bombs). The Kremlin has already responded to such news: stated that, if necessary, countermeasures will be taken - the deployment of Iskander-M complexes in the Kaliningrad region.

The destruction of all life on Earth would probably be the latest achievement of Western "democracy" with its "values" and the desire for "triumph."

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. slizhov
    slizhov 25 September 2015 06: 18
    Dear Obama,
    The instigator of all the Maidans,
    What are you on the drum
    To be America or not?
    Spawned Baz everywhere
    The oligarchs gave a loan ???
    Beat Russia - not the dishes -
    Under the EU corps de ballet ...

    Remember Minin with Pozharsky ...
    Bonaparte's sorrow eyes
    You are "Sausage on Spasskaya"
    Rush right in!
    Remember Adolf with Merkel,
    In what was this century
    To Russian people
    Bored for a long time Mat ..?

    What do you want to go to the States
    Leaked colorado
    You now until the cotton wool,
    Because without brains!
    And wake up - it will be too late
    Too you knock menacingly ...
    You did not see a frost
    And the Battle of the Enemies !!!
  2. moskowit
    moskowit 25 September 2015 06: 49
    Everything is formulated correctly. "Euphoria of Winners". Stubborn Western policy. Only the "stubbornness" of politics largely depends on the "stubbornness" of the leaders. Now the countries of "enduring democratic values" are ruled by "pygmies", people incomparable with the former politicians who saw more broadly and understood more. They were much more flexible.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 25 September 2015 06: 50
    It turns out that the American land has not yet been fully impaired by intelligent and thinking people. The review is good. Oleg, thanks.
  4. RU-Officer
    RU-Officer 25 September 2015 07: 11
    Paradoxes of time: The Third World War, unfortunately, began long before the First - the war of individualism and collectivism ("hamsters" and "plankton" - a separate ardent greetings! hi ). And all this is happening behind the leaky and filthy screen of the "democracy" of the Western spill. negative And to turn away from the battle - will not work - evolution, however ... wink
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 25 September 2015 07: 20
    after the “victory” in the Cold War, triumphant moods seized the West. .. Yeah, the muscles poured strength, the wings behind him grew ... But the West, forgets .. that all the empires that arose in the West .. ceased to exist ..
  6. Riv
    Riv 25 September 2015 07: 50
    Oh mine gott! Obama with boobs ...
  7. bocsman
    bocsman 25 September 2015 08: 04
    What could be worse than a stupid and uneducated savage confident in his righteousness !? Moreover, inspired by the idea to bring happiness to all mankind! A savage who was taught from childhood that he was "an example of civilization" !!!
  8. zombiunian
    zombiunian 25 September 2015 08: 05
    "Western values"? - after Hiroshima Nagasaki? when a man "loves a man" and that man (whom they love) wants to be the Minister of Defense and conceive a child))))) (the more they want to conceive, the more the ass hurts), everything is upside down, and even then you cannot "pull it on your head "
  9. Jääkorppi
    Jääkorppi 25 September 2015 08: 26
    Western "values" are just an ideological cover for economic expansion. As well as the "white man's burden" of Victorian England! Imperialism has no human values ​​- there is no such crime that the bourgeois would not commit with the possibility of getting 100% profit.
    I will be happy to see how European culture and mentality interact with the mentality of Muslim refugees!
  10. Kingdino
    Kingdino 25 September 2015 08: 41
    stupid propaganda to good never brought, this applies more to the Russian Federation by the way ....
    1. zombiunian
      zombiunian 25 September 2015 14: 05
      and why the Russian Federation? Justify. aaaaaaaaa weakly with the mind that. right - spit a dummy on the pot and in the crib, among adult children there is nothing to do.
  11. Donrumum
    Donrumum 25 September 2015 09: 45
    The destruction of all life on Earth would probably be the latest achievement of Western "democracy" with its "values" and the desire for "triumph."

    Golden words!
  12. EFA
    EFA 25 September 2015 10: 13
    The rulers of America, headed by the BHO, simply cannot do otherwise, they are hostages of the paradigm they nurtured and nurtured.

    If they go in a different direction: to conduct a dialogue with Russia, and even with smaller countries, and generally turn to face the world, then ordinary citizens will not like this, who will begin to ask questions and demand that all American haters kick their asses.
  13. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 25 September 2015 10: 45
    Once global capital, bankers, etc. they will be absolutely sure that in no bunker, in any country in the world they will not be able to sit out a vigorous war. That we will uncompromisingly cover them both in Australia, and in New Zealand, and on the ocean island, and in Switzerland, and everywhere, then, perhaps, they won’t be so nomadic.
    It is necessary for them to hammer this confidence into their perverted minds.
  14. Arkan
    Arkan 25 September 2015 11: 19
    refugees from the Middle East and North Africa came to Europe for European values.

    Of course, onet values ​​came to Europe (s), such as an egg, milk, ford, iPhone, white bulka, Deutscher woman.
  15. Geser
    Geser 25 September 2015 11: 28
    These are these "values". In Norway, children in a manger are read tales of a prince in love with a king.

    - In Sweden, boys should be brought to kindergarten in dresses.

    - In Denmark, on the lampposts posted ads: "For rent a horse for sex."

    - In Germany, 10 zoobordels work in one town.

    - In the USA, beauty contests are held among transvestites - boys of six years.

    - In Canada, experiments on children are legalized - sterilization, lobotomy.

    - In Switzerland, 30 children have been removed from traditional parents and have been transferred to same-sex parents.

    - In Norway, the incest subject will appear in the school schedule for first-graders.

    - In Canada, pedophilia is an officially recognized sexual orientation.

    - In 2013, “boys” and “girls” were canceled in all schools in France.

    - In the Netherlands, the party of PEDOPHILES legally works, and infantophilia, or intimacy with newborns, is rampant.
    1. cumastra1
      cumastra1 25 September 2015 13: 45
      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA curtain, give an urgent curtain! You can even iron.
    2. the villain
      the villain 25 September 2015 23: 32
      It seems like the countries are all traditionally Christian ... There were at least ... We must - remember how things ended in Sodom and Gomor.
  16. fsps
    fsps 25 September 2015 12: 33
    Dollars, euros and others - these are the main "universal values ​​of world democracy." Everything is very simple.
  17. zombiunian
    zombiunian 25 September 2015 14: 06
    do not understand worms
  18. kotev19
    kotev19 25 September 2015 14: 39
    The favorite pastime of Western "culture experts" is spitting on someone else's history! But they never spit on their own! Here is a sample of the creativity of the "triumphers":
    ALEA IACTA EST 25 September 2015 18: 32
    "Values" ... Total lies and the imposition of pederasty are the most insignificant "deeds" of these "most democratic and exceptional".
    PS And the picture of Delacroix was wasted in vain by these ghouls with the black lord at the head ...