just returned from a trip to Russia, I am pleased to report that the Russian
people and the officialdom that I encountered displayed none of the vitriol
towards Americans that I half expected as a response to the vilifying of Moscow
and all its works that pervades the U.S. media and Establishment.
sure, many Russians I spoke with were quick to criticize the Trump
Administration for its hot and cold performance vis-à-vis the bilateral ties to
Moscow while also expressing mystification over why the relationship had gone
south so quickly, but this anger over foreign policy did not necessarily
translate into contempt for the American people and way of life that
characterized the Soviet period. At least not yet.
Somewhat to my
surprise, ordinary Russians
were also quick to openly criticize President Vladimir Putin for his autocratic tendencies and his
willingness to continue to tolerate corruption, but everyone I spoke to also conceded
that he had generally acted constructively and had greatly improved life for
ordinary people. Putin remains wildly popular.
One question that came
up frequently was “Who
is driving the hostility towards Russia?” I responded that the answer is not
so simple and there are a number of constituencies that, for one reason or
another, need a powerful enemy to justify policies that would otherwise be
contractors need a foe to justify their existence while congressmen need
the contractors to fund their campaigns. The media needs a good fearmongering story to help
sell itself and the public also is accustomed to having a world in which
terrible threats lurk just below the horizon, thereby increasing support for
government control of everyday life to keep everyone “safe.”
And then there are the neocons. As always, they are a distinct force for creative
destruction, as they put it, certainly first in line with their hands
out to get the funding of their no-expenses-spared foundations and think tanks,
but also driven ideologically, which has made them the intellectual vanguard of
provide the palatable intellectual framework for America to take on the world,
metaphorically speaking, and constitute the strike force that is always ready
to appear on television talk shows or to be quoted in the media with an
appropriate intelligent sounding one liner that can be used to justify the
unthinkable. In return they are richly rewarded both with money and status.
The neocons believe in only two things.
First, that the United
States is the sole world superpower, given license by something like a Divine
Entity to exercise global
leadership by force if necessary. That has been translated to the public
as “American exceptionalism.” Indeed, U.S. interventionism in practice has been
by force majeure preferably as it leaves little room for debate or discussion.
And the second neocon
guiding principle is that everything possible must be done to protect and promote Israel.
Absent these two beliefs, you do not have a neocon.
The founding fathers
of neoconism were New York Jewish “intellectuals” who evolved (or devolved)
from being bomb throwing Trotskyites to “conservatives,” a process they
self-define as “idealism getting mugged by reality.”
The only reality is
that they have always been faux conservatives, embracing a number of aggressive
foreign policy and national security positions while also privately endorsing
the standard Jewish liberal line on social issues. Neocon fanaticism on the
issues that they do promote also suggests that more that a little of the
Trotskyism remains in their character, hence their tenacity and ability to
slither between the Democratic and Republican parties while also appearing
comfortably on disparate media outlets considered to be either liberal or
conservative, i.e. on both Fox news and MSNBC programs featuring the likes of
I have long believed that the core hatred of Russia
comes from the neocons and is to a large extent tribal or, if you prefer,
ethno-religious based. Why?
Because if the neoconservatives were actually foreign policy realists there is
no good reason to express any visceral dislike of Russia or its government.
The allegations that
Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election in the U.S. are clearly a sham, just as are the tales of the
alleged Russian poisoning of the Skripals in Salisbury England and, most
recently, the claimed assassination of journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kiev which
turned out to be a false flag. Even the most cursory examination of the past
decade’s developments in Georgia and Ukraine reveal that Russia was reacting to
legitimate major security threats engineered by the United States with a little
help from Israel and others. Russia has not since the Cold War ended threatened
the United States and its ability to re-acquire its former Eastern European
satellites is a fantasy. So why the hatred?
In fact, the neocons got along quite well with Russia
when they and their overwhelmingly Jewish oligarchs and international commodity
thieves cum financier friends were looting the resources of the old Soviet
Union under the hapless Boris
Yeltsin during the
1990s. Alarms about the alleged Russian threat only re-emerged in the neocon
dominated media and think tanks when old fashioned nationalist Vladimir Putin
took office and made it a principal
goal of his government to turn off the money tap.
With the looting
stopped by Putin, the neocons and friends no longer had any reason to play
nice, so they used their considerable resources in the media and within the
halls of power in places like Washington, London and Paris to turn on Moscow.
And they also might have perceived that there was a worse threat looming. The
Putin government appeared to be resurrecting what the neocons might perceive as
pogrom plagued Holy Russia! Old churches razed by the Bolsheviks were being
rebuilt and people were again going to mass and claiming belief in Jesus
Christ. The former Red Square now hosts a Christmas market while the nearby
tomb of Lenin is only open one morning in the week and attracts few visitors.
I would like to
suggest that it is quite possible that the historically well-informed neocons
are merely longing for the good old Bolshevik days in Russia. The fact is that
much of Bolshevik state atheism was driven by the large overrepresentation of
Jews in the party in its formative days. British journalist Robert
meticulously researched 1920 study “The Last Days of the
Romanovs” describes how David
United States ambassador in Russia, warned in a January 1918 message to
“The Bolshevik leaders here, most of whom
are Jews and 90 percent of whom are returned exiles, care little for Russia or
any other country but are internationalists and they are trying to start a
worldwide social revolution.”
Bolshevism is nipped in the bud immediately, it is bound to spread in one form
or another over Europe and the whole world as it is organized and worked by
Jews who have no nationality, and whose one object is to destroy for their own
ends the existing order of things.”
twentieth century writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, feted in the west
for his staunch resistance to Soviet authoritarianism, suddenly found himself
friendless by the media and publishing world when he wrote “Two Centuries
Together: A Russo-Jewish History to 1972”, recounting some of the dark side of
the Russian-Jewish experience. In particular,
Solzhenitsyn cited the significant overrepresentation of Russian Jews both as
Bolsheviks and, prior to that time, as
Jews notably played a
particularly disproportionate role in the Soviet secret police, which began as
the Cheka and eventually became the KGB. Jewish historian Leonard
Schapironoted how “Anyone who had the misfortune to fall into
the hands of the Cheka “stood a very good chance of finding himself confronted
with, and possibly shot by, a Jewish investigator.” In Ukraine, “Jews made up
nearly eighty percent of the rank-and-file Cheka agents.”
In light of all this
it should surprise no one that the new Russian government of 1918 issued a
decree a few months after taking power making anti-Semitism a crime in Russia.
The Communist regime became the world’s first to criminally punish any
Wilton used official
Russian government documents to identify the make-up of the Bolshevik regime in
The 62 members of the
Central Committee included 41 Jews, while the Extraordinary Cheka Commission Cheka of Moscow’s 36 members included
The 22 strong Council
of the People’s Commissars numbered had 17 Jews.
According to data
furnished by the Soviet authorities, out of the 556 most important functionaries
of the Bolshevik state in 1918-1919 there were: 17 Russians, two Ukrainians,
eleven Armenians, 35 Latvians, 15 Germans, one Hungarian, ten Georgians, three
Poles, three Finns, one Czech and 458 Jews.
In 1918-9, effective
Russian governmental power rested in the
Central Committee of the Bolshevik party. In 1918 this body had twelve members, of whom nine were of Jewish origin, and three
The nine Jews were: Trotsky, Zinoviev, Larine,
Uritsky, Volodarski, Kamenev, Smidovich, Yankel, and Steklov. The three
Russians were: Lenin, Krylenko, and Lunacharsky.
The Communist diaspora
in Europe and America was also largely Jewish, including the cabal of founders
of neoconservativism in New York City. The United States Communist Party was
from the start predominantly Jewish. It was in the 1930s headed by Jew Earl Browder, grandfather of
the current snake oil salesman Bill
has been sanctimoniously proclaiming his desire to punish Vladimir Putin for
various alleged high crimes. Browder is a complete hypocrite who has fabricated
and sold to Congress a largely phony and self-serving narrative relating to
Russian corruption. He is also not surprisingly a neocon media darling in the
U.S. It has been more than plausibly claimed that Browder was a principal
looter of Russia’s resources in the 1990s and Russian courts have convicted him
of tax evasion among other crimes.
historical affinity of Jews for the Bolshevik brand of communism coupled with
the Jewishness of the so-called oligarchs rather suggests that the hatred of a
Russia that has turned its back on those particular aspects of Jewish heritage
might be at least part of what drives some neocons. Just as in the case of
Syria which the neocons, bowing to Israel’s interests, prefer to see in chaos,
some might long for a return to the good old days of looting by mostly Jewish
foreign interests, as under Yeltsin, or even better for the heady days of
1918-9 Bolshevism when Jews ruled all of Russia.