By Aleksandr Dugin
Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin is a extremely revered political thinker, analyst, and strategist in Russia whose status within the West is being questioned by legacy media by focused propaganda.
Due to his philosophical closeness to Vladimir Putin, his daughter Darya Dugina was murdered a couple of weeks in the past by a Ukrainian particular agent who in flip acquired killed later in revenge as effectively.
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Listed here are Dugin’s ideas on the current scenario in Russia and past.
For Moscow, this can be a mortal battle – however just for the necessities to change into an empire.
For us, due to this fact, the whole lot is at stake. Then again, the Sea (West) wouldn’t endure a lot even when it have been to lose all of Ukraine.
We’ve got been preventing for eight months, spilling rivers of blood, shedding many lives, together with harmless ones, breaking all ties and agreements, taking dangers, advancing, retreating, placing, and taking blows.
And already terrorist assaults on Russian territory have change into the norm, and every new assault is getting nastier and harsher, and everybody has the unusual feeling that we’re ready for one thing.
A form of purple line… All the pieces that may very well be crossed has been crossed.
Within the present scenario, it’s neither attainable to give up nor to barter. Both we are going to win, and victory can be complete, or we are going to lose, after which we won’t even be allowed to open our mouths.
We aren’t ready for something. There may be nothing to attend for.
We should be a part of the struggle and go to the entrance; those that aren’t with us are towards us, the entrance just isn’t solely outdoors the western borders of the Motherland, nevertheless it runs inside Russia.
It’s now in all places, and if somebody seems to be like a traitor and acts like a traitor, they’re more than likely a traitor.
There isn’t any want to attend any longer.
All the pieces depends upon us, on every certainly one of us. Energy alone, with out the folks, with out society, in a purely technical, surgically exact, and speedy method, because it appears to have been deliberate firstly, has not been capable of win this battle.
whether it is now our battle, the authorities even have obligations earlier than the folks and society.
Methods have to be formulated clearly and unemotionally.
Then the whole lot will go because it ought to, and nobody will wait any longer. One doesn’t wait on the entrance; one fights on the entrance.
In a folks’s battle, the individuals are the ability. The state ‘is’ us.
The federal government’s firstly obligation to the folks is to win the battle. Sure, altogether, however to win.
If there are not any assets, let’s create them collectively, discover them, and pull them out of the bottom.
If there are incompetent idiots on the prime, let’s look downstairs, two-story, three-story; let’s flip to those that have been sidelined, silenced, ignored, and feared for varied causes.
That is clearly the place the answer lies.
If individuals are patriotic and desirous to take part in Victory, sparing nothing, then allow them to attempt; in the event that they fail we are going to take others.
We’ve got an amazing nation, however we should open the doorways resulting in victory and glory and mercilessly weed out these connected to their place.
It’s essential to cease the method of rotation of elites in important situations for the nation; when one decides to be or to not be, it’s in itself a betrayal.
There are not any purple strains; we’re on the opposite aspect.
The enemy’s assaults will proceed in all instructions: the battle has been happening for a very long time inside Russia and may attain everybody.
Exterior Russia, the demonic scum will assault and tear each Russian aside, with out listening to their excuses.
The folks’s battle begins when a lethal risk looms over your complete nation and the a part of it that doesn’t take into account itself a folks or has by no means thought of it, and this half is now a goal.
The entrance is right here, now.
Infrequently, we have to name a spade a spade. The unstated and half-truths produce labyrinths of ambiguity, which in flip create whirlpools and turbulent currents by which fact disperses, and dissolves.
Transferring within the wake of the conjuncture, phrases and discourses degenerate irreversibly. In the end, nobody believes anybody anymore, and the whole lot comes crashing down.
We’re shut so far, so we will need to have the braveness to make issues clear.
The restrict is the undermining of the Crimean bridge.
Then there’s the reality – as arduous as it could be – and the arduous highway to salvation and victory. Or… And this you’ll be able to guess for your self, I don’t wish to scare anybody – everyone seems to be, I believe, sufficiently conscious of the gravity of our scenario.
There may be worldwide regulation, and there’s geopolitics. Worldwide regulation describes how issues ought to look; geopolitics describes how issues are.
There may be at all times a spot between ‘being’ and ‘seeming’.
Geopolitically talking, in 1991 Russia suffered a colossal defeat within the battle of Land versus Sea (Heartland versus Rimland, in line with the classes of classical geopolitics, Ed.).
We surrendered, threw down the white flag, and known as it Yeltsin (the Yeltsin Centre is similar factor, a monument to defeat and betrayal).
Furthermore, we accepted the ‘fact’ of the enemy, its worth system, its norms, its guidelines, parliamentarianism, liberal democracy, the ideology of individualism, hedonism, and luxury, the market.
Thus the Russian Federation was born, as a vassal of the West, and Moscow was compelled to acknowledge the independence of its former territories, the republics, which gained their independence from us and mechanically grew to become depending on the West.
The place the Land goes, the Sea comes. That’s the regulation. Three of the Baltic territories have been instantly included in NATO; the others fell into line.
Internationally, this was mirrored within the Russian Federation’s recognition of the independence of the previous components of Better Russia, nevertheless it was solely a mirrored image of geopolitical realities.
Motherland had misplaced and was compelled to acknowledge the desire of the victorious Sea.
We have been additional ‘compelled’ to offer away Chechnya, the North Caucasus, the Volga area, the Urals, Siberia, and the Far East.
‘Take all of the sovereignty you need,’ it learn.
On the finish of 1993, Yeltsin all of a sudden realized and determined that he was not ‘compelled’.
Thus started the primary Chechen marketing campaign. It was a horrible, shameful, monstrous marketing campaign, however… it was the primary signal that there was one thing in Russia that resisted its full occupation by the Sea.
The liberals have been on the aspect of the separatists.
Our reformers noticed themselves as a colonial administration, the gauleiter of subjugated areas in a geopolitical battle. The Russian Federation was conceived as a colonial entity with minimal sovereignty, and this sovereignty was to change into much less and fewer.
The post-Soviet house, and within the plans of Western strategists the post-Russian house, was to steadily come beneath the direct management of NATO, and the fifth column of liberals ruling in Moscow on the time was to facilitate this course of in any approach attainable.
This included sabotaging the primary Chechen marketing campaign.
This culminated within the Khasavyurt peace course of and the consolidation of the oligarchs round Yeltsin, who had utterly misplaced the folks’s belief and talent to control.
Common Lebed is the prime instance of a high-ranking Russian navy officer who betrayed the state and went into the enemy’s service.
All of it ended within the late Nineties when the Western-controlled Wahhabis invaded Moscow and Dagestan and directed terror (assaults, sabotage, raids).
Russia’s ‘forcing’ in direction of additional disintegration continued. The scenario grew to become important, as it’s now, certainly extra so than then.
Then got here the Putin period, which was a radical change, firstly in geopolitics. The Earth refused to disintegrate and started a determined wrestle to regain sovereignty.
That is the second Chechen marketing campaign, very troublesome, however victorious.
It cast the phenomenon of Kadyrov and the ability of the Mainland, Eurasia, and Hartland, which defended itself towards the assault of the Sea.
Putin is now on the highway to geopolitical reconquest; that is his mission.
Putin is Eurasia returning to its subjectivity. And nothing else. All the pieces else is non-Putin.
On the degree of worldwide regulation, Russia’s rise from its knees has already been compressed right into a framework of recognition of the independence of the nations of the previous USSR, and this type of ‘coercion’ has been secured by the geopolitical potential of NATO.
In a speech in Munich in 2007, Putin challenged this establishment within the geopolitical steadiness on a theoretical degree.
In 2008, in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Russia challenged the post-Soviet establishment in observe.
That’s, the strengthening of our geopolitical sovereignty led us to dare to vary the post-Soviet borders. Geopolitics got here into play, compressing worldwide regulation.
Then got here Maidan, the reunification of Crimea, and the Donbas rebel.
Maidan grew to become the Sea’s gesture of assault, whereas Crimea and Donbas grew to become the Earth’s response. As soon as once more, we now have restructured worldwide regulation to suit geopolitics.
Worldwide regulation comprises an ambiguous clause in regards to the precedence of the territorial integrity of nation-states and on the identical time the best of peoples to self-determination.
In observe, it at all times leads to a geopolitical steadiness of energy between Land and Sea.
The Heartland insists that South Ossetia and Abkhazia are impartial, whereas Crimea, at present’s Donetsk and Lugansk Republics, Kherson, and Zaporizhia are ours.
Sea insists Yugoslavia is not any extra and Kosovo is ‘impartial’. Solely drive. Solely geopolitics.
And worldwide regulation adapts publish factum to what emerges in geopolitical observe. Geopolitics is the bare fact, whereas worldwide regulation is a superstructure, a swimsuit, a body.
Now take into account the SMO (Russian particular navy operation): it was initiated as a result of the nation determined to take an additional step to revive its place within the steadiness of energy.
Moscow’s conduct within the Putin period, and thus within the interval of restoring geopolitical sovereignty, has not been very according to worldwide regulation, which established the existence of nation-states within the post-Soviet house.
The distinction is that Russia beneath Yeltsin was semi-colonial, whereas beneath Putin it has taken the highway to true independence.
Nevertheless, the Yeltsin Centre exists, as does Moscow’s formal recognition of Ukraine as a ‘nation-state’.
There are additionally liberal reformers in Russia itself, as continuity and whilst a compromise between betrayal and loyalty.
This ambivalence led to 2014.
Stopping our eastward motion in Ukraine and making an attempt to accept Crimea was a mistake. That is now apparent to everybody.
Why hold mendacity in regards to the ‘crafty plan’?
There was none, however the connection to Yeltsin’s middle, the attachment to the Nineties, the West, globalism, and the ocean was answerable for this deadly mistake.
We’re again to the identical level, solely in a a lot worse beginning place, which may have been solved by the success of the SMO in its first part, however this didn’t occur.
From a geopolitical standpoint, Russia can not even permit the very existence of Ukraine because the bridgehead of the Atlantic, Sea, and Western Terrorist Organisations.
All geopoliticians – from the founding father of this science, Mackinder, the previous Entente Commissioner for Ukraine, and Zbigniew Brzezinski to our Eurasians and the trendy Russian faculty of geopolitics – have understood this very effectively.
Russia is a topic, an empire, an impartial geopolitical drive solely along with Ukraine (no less than along with Novorossia).
That is… the regulation. Mackinder and Brzezinski have concluded that the West should get Ukraine out from beneath Russia’s ft in any respect prices.
Russian geopoliticians have come to the precise reverse conclusion: Ukraine and Russia (in addition to different components of Better Russia, the post-Soviet house) should stand with Russia or no less than be impartial.
Direct hostility and management over them by the Sea is dominated out, and no worldwide regulation is an impediment right here. If we’re certainly Russia, then there needs to be no anti-Russia alongside our borders.
In different phrases: the Belovezh Accords (Minsk agreements) as a signature of our loss solely exist so long as Russia stays beneath the Western rule, weak and principally occupied, led by a colonial elite.
If Russia is really sovereign, it’s the just one that needs to be so in your complete post-Soviet house.
That is what the SMO is all about.
When diplomacy, economics, and worldwide treaties start, all this not issues. Solely geopolitics stays. Solely victory, in any respect ranges and on all fronts.
That is the primary time that Russia intends to overview the geopolitical outcomes of the Chilly Conflict on a big scale.
It implies that Russia has determined – it has already determined, we’re speaking in regards to the latest previous and the current, not simply the long run – to vary the unipolar world order and enter into direct battle with the Sea Civilisation, with its Anglo-Saxon core.
It’s a mortal battle for Moscow – however just for the necessities to change into an empire.
For us, due to this fact, the whole lot is at stake. Then again, the Sea wouldn’t endure a lot even when it misplaced all of Ukraine.
There’ll nonetheless be some ways by which the West will attempt to stifle it with sanctions, commerce restrictions, and technological hunger.
However for us, the weak spot of the SMO is solely deadly.
It’s inconceivable, nor mandatory, to elucidate to anybody that we have been compelled to provoke it and that we have been guided solely by humanitarian issues. That is rhetoric. We’ve got staked the whole lot on the true sovereignty of civilization.
It’s, due to this fact, mandatory to comprehend this. Russia has determined to vary the world order and now your complete society have to be rapidly rebuilt in a brand new Eurasian and patriotic approach.
It issues the ability constructions, the place clearly many issues accrued throughout the semi-colonial period.
Partially, there’s actual sabotage – the skillful promotion to key positions of blatantly inept figures, the marginalization of deserving and robust leaders, the deliberate immersion in numerous technical particulars, and, lastly, outright corruption – successfully legalized by capitalism and the ‘Yeltsin Centre’ period.
We see this within the conduct of Voentorg throughout the partial mobilization and in all places else.
The primary drawback at present is our vitality potential, the roots of which lie in society, the absence of ideology, the comfy and decadent way of life, and the fact imposed on us after the defeat and capitulation of the Nineties.
We’re reaping the fruits of a paradigmatic psychological occupation of Russia.
Putin has already given the tip sign, however to whom has he given it?
If not the direct influencers, then the merchandise of this long-term sabotage – the spoiled, corrupt, cynical, and infrequently merely incompetent and intellectually inferior (in caring for their very own bellies, nonetheless, they’re fairly full) representatives of the elite that developed within the black Nineties.
And this garbage is designed to make sure Russia’s victory in probably the most troublesome confrontation with a monstrous enemy, resolute, technically geared up, and maniacally satisfied of its rightness…
That is actually not in regards to the Ukrainians, who’re zombified victims among the many Jap Slavs, and who’re our brothers.
It’s in regards to the West, in regards to the Sea civilization, in regards to the plans of the globalist elites to show world domination right into a triumph of Devil’s civilization, and they’re decided to do it.
Look what fashionable Western gender and post-humanist tradition and philosophy have became, a veritable direct chanting of hell.
In Russia itself, a second of radical, speedy, and pressing change has arrived.
A second when the phrases ‘brothers and sisters’ fairly than ‘expensive Russians’ come from the guts.
“All for the entrance and all for victory” fairly than the pathetic babbling of officers making an attempt to unite the inseparable.
The sacred battle of your complete nation not for all times however dying, and the foundations of worldwide regulation that nobody respects.
To interrupt by the fronts, we should struggle arduous inside. The period of half-measures and compromises is over, and our battle has each probability of being, this time, the final.
Translation by Lorenzo Maria Pacini
This publish is mirrored and was printed first in Russia.
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