The world upside down: Pravda hurls jeremiads at America … for going leftist

(Note [May 17]: see the comments which suggest there’s something fishy about this column. Commenter MG thinks that Mishin is KGB.)

The author of the below op-ed appearing in Pravda, Stanislav Mishin, sounds like a traditionalist conservative. To think that only 18 years ago the USSR came to an end, and now an article like this appears in Pravda, lambasting America for its turn to the radical left! Shall American conservatives now look to Russia for succor? (There are many typos and misspellings in the article; I am leaving them as is. Emphases are mine.)

American capitalism gone with a whimper
by Stanislav Mishin
April 27, 2009

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a “bold” move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK’s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “freeman” whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

The article has been reprinted with the kind permission from the author and originally appears on his blog, Mat Rodina. © 1999-2009. PRAVDA.Ru. When reproducing our materials in whole or in part, hyperlink to PRAVDA.Ru should be made. The opinions and views of the authors do not always coincide with the point of view of PRAVDA.Ru’s editors.

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May 17 8 p.m.

LA writes:

Re-reading Mishin’s column today, I noticed odd things. First, had this been written initially in Russian or English? The use of the American English pun “sheeple” suggested it had been written in English. Also, there were many misspellings, such as repeatedly spelling “than” as “then.”

Also, there is a crudity to his arguments, and the strangeness of his blaming Wall Street for supporting Communism. Armand Hammer’s pro-Soviet activities alone would not justify such a broad statement. There’s just a question of where is this writer coming from and who is he?

And now I see that readers are having similar reactions.

Sage McLaughlin writes:

Sorry, but it’s a little bit rich for ANY Russian, anywhere, at any time, until the world shall end, to deride America for the anti-business lawlessness of its leadership. After Communism (!), and after a decade of unabashedly fascistic rule by Putin’s wealth-grabbing bullies and assassins, the Russians have forever lost the right to criticize the American people, or any people, in this arena. When GM execs start getting gunned down in the street or jailed summarily on trumped up charges, while their businesses are plundered by well-connected power ministers and intelligence officials, then I might allow that smug Russian author a mild smirk of satisfaction. But considering that the errors of American leftism are essentially the products of his country’s century-long war on freedom and its extensive, intentional corruption of the free West’s intelligentsia, I’d recommend he keep his jeremiads to himself.

MG writes:

Something did not seat quite right when I read this article and I have glanced over his blog, Mat Rodina (Mother Homeland). Blog has brought even more suspicions.

After ten minutes of research I suspect that “Stanislav Mishin” is a one or more writers from the USA group of KGB (FSB) propaganda department or a part time agent of that department.

Here are my reasons:

1. Blog is written in English with no text in Russian. Why? Many entries could appeal to Russians or Russians and Westerners. Not many Russians read English, why limit readership?

2. Is it possible that writer does not write in Russian? Not likely. English used in the blog is a typical bureaucrateese written by Russian apparatchick who is very fluent in English.

3. There is no hits for “Stanislav Mishin” spelled in English and Russian in Russian search engines. Google has only western links. Wikipedia,org and do not have “Stanislav Mishin”.

4. Ostensible purpose of the blog is to influence Russian government policies, especially concerning Russian Diaspora. If so, choice of media and language is very strange.

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