“When the word comes it’s time’”

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1/28/2015

When the word comes ‘it’s time’

Russkiy Malchik

(We have to apologize to our readers: this was first attributed to Zakharchenko, however upon further investigation we found out this article came from the blog of Russky Malchik [Russian Boy])

Translated from Russian by J.Hawk

If one is to speak without geopolitical complexities and
nuances, the situation is extremely simple. This is a battle for the continent,
for the international system, for one’s own taiga. They are desperately
attacking us and are trying to take us down quickly. They use all means at
their disposal, except for direct military intervention on Russia’s territory.
They are destroying Russians outside their borders, they are raising foreign
legions in order to invade the country. The West undertook to destroy us for
the simple reason it is trying to avert its own destruction. The main factors
are the destruction of the economy and of the political authorities of Russia.

The main factor that might allow them to accomplish this is
the decay within Russia, a split within the Russian government, the spreading
of hatred among the people. That’s the reason for the constant provocations and
the divide-and-conquer policies: inter-ethnic animosities, hatred toward the
state, toward big capital (specifically the pro-Russian), toward the Orthodox
Church, toward its own people and everything around it. All of that is being
done to get Russia to destroy itself from within. But that’s precisely what is
not happening. Everything is breaking apart against the unity of the government
which has the support of its people which feels as if it was in a besieged
fortress together with its leader. Even capitalists like Usmanov, Vekselberg,
and others, who chose the West, moved their assets from offshore accounts back
to Russia. Even Shuvalov swore his loyalty to Putin in Davos. To say nothing of
ordinary mortals. No matter how much is said about “Putin the billionaire” and
the government for sale, in spite of all the problems and the worsening
financial situation, the solidarity with the national leader is not only not
growing weaker, but is getting stronger. What is more, the people want him to
act more firmly and not compromise with the West, no matter what the cost.

This is what angers the West so. It is trying to promote
division and chaos in Russia but it is not happening. The only remaining
possibility is to try to destroy the economy, to deprive Russia from access to
dollars (which for the West itself is the equivalent of hara-kiri), or to
convince Russians that Putin is their enemy and thus deprive him of his
national support. Yes, the so-called patriotic maidan. There is an opportunity
here, but a small one. And it is closely tied to the situation on the Donbass.
It’s a primitive calculation: keep shouting that “Donbass was abandoned”, “there
are idiots in the Kremlin”, “Surkov sold out”, etc. Putin is kept out of the
line of fire in the first round, and the whole emphasis is on the myth of a palace
coup (i.e., Putin was betrayed, they are deceiving him). But they are also
pushing the “Putin abandoned the Donbass” line, and sooner or later someone
will shout “we have no Czar!” and “down with the Czar!”. This, in a situation
of conflict with the West, ought to help topple the “Putin regime.” Donbass is
being used as leverage to increase dissatisfaction with the Kremlin: if you
introduce Russian forces, you become an international pariah and Hitler (which
is more or less how he has been labeled), if you don’t send in troops, you are
a traitor.

Moscow chose an intermediate approach of containing Western
aggression (until the x-hour) and indirect military confrontation on Ukraine’s
territory. Yes, this is not the best variant from the perspective of the
Donbass inhabitants. Moreover, it is a forced strategy based on the current
realities: Russia’s forces are insufficient for a rapid victory over the consolidated
West which, even though it is a giant clay feet, is still the dominant force in
the world. As part of this post-Crimean strategy, Russia is taking steps which
are far from obvious, but which nevertheless allow the aggression to be
repelled. Yes, the position adopted by the eternal critics, who demand a
cardinal resolution of the Ukrainian question arguing that it will have to be
done “sooner or later”, may seem just and attractive to a patriotically-minded
people who suffer at the sight of the dead inhabitants of the Donbass. But the
critics don’t want to understand that in their desire to strike the final blow
here and now, they are helping the West by forcing the Kremlin to strike when
the West still has sufficient power. But the time is working against
Washington. Even though it is assembling foreign legions against Russia and is
taking Russian lives every day, it is not accomplishing its own task of
destroying Russia in the nearest few months. To remove it from the world map as
a single political unit. Break it up as an organism. If you want to take up the
fight “sooner”, you may not find yourself living in Russia “later.”

If the majority of us understand it with our hearts and
minds, then the final victory will be Russia’s. But if we stray from that path,
even with good intentions, in the hopes of solving the problem here and now, we
will lose. Everyone’s duty right now is to help the Donbass to the extent they
can, and not give in to emotions, even if they are sincere or provocative. Be
fully prepared for the moment when the word comes “it’s time.”

Translator’s Note: 


The big picture is one in which the West is suffering a systemic crisis not
unlike the Great Depression, and is trying to stave off an internal breakdown
through political and economic expansion. Hence the recent regime changes in
the Middle East and elsewhere, hence the Maidan. EU and the US must keep
finding new markets, otherwise their internal policies of austerity are bound
to destroy their own economies. It need not be so—Greece’s recent election
represents a ray of hope that Western institutions may yet be reformed. But one
should not put too many hopes in the little Greece’s ability to stand alone against
Germany and its quislings within the EU bureaucracy. What is happening in
Ukraine is today’s equivalent of the Spanish Civil War. Then, too, USSR stood
alone against fascism, hoping to enlist the help of like-minded citizens of
Europe and to send a message to the aggressors. Had that war ended differently,
tens of millions of people would not have perished in the Second World War. The
stakes are equally high today. Russia’s stand is aimed at encouraging
resistance within the EU (Greece’s suggests its stand is already having an
effect) and also persuading would-be aggressors that the cost of aggression would
be too high. As much is at stake in the Donbass today as was in Spain in 1938.

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