Putin Speech

23 May 2014: St Petersburg International Economic Forum

Read and think.

UPDATE 1315 EDT 28 MAY 2014: Lest one think this is a Putin fanboy site, see also this Samizdata article on how Vlad rolls re speech and the Internet.

16 responses to “Putin Speech

  1. It makes me sad to realize our leadership has managed to beclown themselves so severely that the former KGB apparatchik sounds like the most reasonable guy in the room. Buckle up folks, it’s going to get bumpy.

  2. At least Putin is not actively trying to destroy his country.

  3. Anonymous

    When speechwriters are more competent at being a ruling class, they make presidents sound like a competent executive, an economic war leader, a fair-minded but tough statesman. Which is the last US administration whose speeches sounded equally superficially plausible? Nixon? (If if we should want the Nixon or the China administration to do a man-in-the-middle attack on trade between America and China?)

    All political systems are the same, the differences are cosmetic. All political systems are aimed at the same goal of enabling family dynasties to be parasitic for generations. All political systems have the same structure: a king/frontman who is anointed by the dominant religion and does sales; a set of existing or wanna-be noble families who own the pile of capital savings and are the bankers, and hire and direct the frontman; a transient set of businessman who produce war supplies for the noble families; and a bunch of peasants who are farmed for taxes to pay for their own enslavement and buy the ‘divine right of whatever’ argument.

    Politics is a team sport, and it’s rare to have a frontman who is not directed by a partner who does the strategy. Wilson had House, JFK had RFK, Nixon had Brezhnev, Bill had Hillary, Shrub had Cheney, Obama has Jarret. LBJ might have done his own thing?

    If a political system appears to be run by a military dictator, then the noble families are hidden in the background for PR purposes. If a political system appears to be run by a small number of big corporations, then either the corporation boards and some executives are actually the nobles, or the frontman and the noble families are hidden in the background for PR purposes.

  4. The greatest difference with Putin is that he will face the issues squarely. You may not like what he says, you even may think he is lying, but he addresses the issues. The clear difference is in the problem of demographics. Putin feels he is defending Western Civilization and Whites. NO OTHER Politician, especially Obama (whose people are currently running a pogrom against Whites) will address the issue. Putin implements policies that boost the White birthrate and discusses it while Obama and his evil cronies rub their hands with glee (remember the CNN video of the black guy in the White guys face saying over and over “Demographics!”) and say that they look forward to the day the White Majority will be replaced.

  5. A rule to always remember about ANY politician: If their mouth is moving, they’re lying – it matters not from what country they hail, what religion they follow, to what party they belong, or what position or title they hold.

    Any truth told today, will become a lie tomorrow. Liars All.

    1) Any law the electorate sees as being open to being perverted from its original intent will be perverted in a manner that exceeds the manner of perversion seen at the time.
    2) Any law that is so difficult to pass it requires the citizens be assured it will not be a stepping stone to worse laws will in fact be a stepping stone to worse laws.
    3) Any law that requires the citizens be assured the law does not mean what the citizens fear, means exactly what the citizens fear.
    4) Any law passed in a good cause will be interpreted to apply to causes against the wishes of the people.
    5) Any law enacted to help any one group will be applied to harm people not in that group.
    6) Everything the government says will never happen will happen.
    7) What the government says it could not foresee, the government has planned for.
    8) When there is a budget shortfall to cover non-essential government services the citizens will be given the choice between higher taxes or the loss of essential government services.
    9) Should the citizens mount a successful effort to stop a piece of legislation the same legislation will be passed under a different name.
    10) All deprivations of freedom and choice will be increased rather than reversed.
    11) Any government that has to build safeguards into a law so that it will not be abused is providing guidelines for abusing the law without violating it.
    12) Any legislator up for re-election will vote against a bad law if and only if there are enough other votes to pass it.

  6. There are plenty executive types in this land who could equal or best Putin, but they are either repelled and or stunned by the doings of the DC crew. Instead of doing their duty they are busy amassing money and parking it outside the dollar, as if that will save them. Admittedly Putin is rare in that he can articulate his points and answer questions without a teleprompter. Sadly the Russian voter has better judgment than the American. He is a front-man , but at least he is fronting something that the boyars and the peasants agree on for the most part.

    @Anon, all political systems are the same? Would you have preferred Moscow or DC as your residence in 1955? The gains by rightist parties in Europe this past weekend will cause heartburn. The workings of political systems might be the same, but the quality of the population is the driver IMHO. Stalin went into 1941 an International Bolshevik, then turned on a dime and unleashed Russian patriotism to defeat Hitler. We are spinning our wheels because the bastards who own this country have left us a population in terrible moral , financial and even physical shape. Its not enough for this crew to abuse their herd – they actually hate their livestock. This is rare in even the most fucked up empires.

    • Anonymous

      all political systems are the same? Would you have preferred Moscow or DC as your residence in 1955?

      All political systems have the same structure, the same goals, the same lies, and the same basic trajectory of exponential growth until crack-up in about 200 years. That does not mean all political systems are in the same place in their trajectory at the same time. Prior to Hitler, Germany was the top country in science, industry, medicine, philosophy, music — and the art, food, and civil liberties were quite good. Today both Russia and China are past their recent genocides and things there are looking better, while America is on its way to a genocide.

      I am working on the hypothesis that all humans are reasonably genetically identical, and depth of totalitarianism is determined by cost of enforcement, which is determined by geography. All cultural talk of rugged individualism or collectivism is rationalization after the fact of the military balance of power between individuals and elites; the culture will change to excuse and justify whatever the military reality is. Low settlement density mountains like Afghanistan, Scotland, Appalachia, are expensive to enforce in, and therefore have more freedom. The industrial revolution happened in America because the people density was low in all that rich land and therefore enforcement was too expensive to do for a long time.

      I don’t know how Switzerland fits in this, it has settled mountains but it’s lasted too long and its settlement density isn’t low. The 200 year figure is a modern number, the cycles happened slower in the past.

      The workings of political systems might be the same, but the quality of the population is the driver IMHO.

      America was created by immigrants, and America contains the average of European genetics and the average of European culture, with the largest contribution from Germany. An averaging process reduces exceptions, and therefore one thing America will not be is exceptional.

      What exactly does ‘quality of the population’ mean, what biologically measurable traits do you claim improve? Japan used to produce junky gadgets, now it produces the best stuff. What changed? Is the population taller? Smarter? Since the results changed something somewhere must have changed, but I don’t think you have put your finger on it yet.

  7. great stuff. Exact opposite of those phony demoncrat-republicrat “debates” where a lib MSM “moderator” pees on the republicrat and he pretends it’s lemonade. Final score: Putin – 10, Cutmore – 0. I’m torn between not voting at all…and writing in Putin for all offices

  8. @Anon , good points but your Japan example focuses on ‘biologically measurable traits’ and ‘producing the best stuff’. These are all on the base material plane. The Japanese are a dronish , porno grubbing factory workforce, they were much more interesting before Commodore Perry and later unconditional defeat.

  9. Putin’s a ruling class thug, no different from Obama outside of being somewhat smarter. Of course he’s going to control (or attempt to control) the Russian internet. That’s what the ruling class does.