Church of Satan responds to Russia officials’ call for the “desatanization” of Ukraine. Also, Bill summarizes his recent time as a guest on the nationally syndicated Coast to Coast AM radio show. Special thanks to Kelly Bogues (Zogthorgven at Bandcamp).
According to TASS, Aleksei Pavlov, an assistant secretary on the Security Council of Russia, has advocated for the “desatanization” of Ukraine: “I believe that with the continuation of the special military operation, it becomes more and more urgent to carry out the desatanization of Ukraine.” In social discourse, it has long been a common practice that some slur or epithet is employed to tarnish the reputation and credibility of anyone a commentator or leader wishes to attack. It is meant to be so reprehensible that it immediately condemns those defined by it. Historically, once Christianity was the major religion, “Satanism” […]
When Napoleon botched his invasion of Russia, he said, “It’s just a step between the sublime and the ridiculous.” The same goes for russophiles and russophobes. The former we have seen in the inane writings of Pat Buchanan (who is most likely on FSB payroll), and the latter we have seen in the fiery blog of La Russophobe (who is probably an expat of Russia). The recent PBS Frontline documentary on Putin is not necessarily about Putin. It’s about the hyper-corrupt culture of Russia and historical geopolitical policies, of which Putin is a product. (There’s a reason Europe has always […]
I’m so glad I don’t live in Russia. A few plutocrats have near-complete control over the media. Russian society lives in a world where apathetic cynicism is cultivated by the ruling classes, where “news” functions as an entertaining distraction and where any sort of intelligent discourse is quickly sidelined by provocateurs and trolls. Oh, wait… Pomerantsev’s critique of Putin is insightful and he correctly recognizes Russian superiority in the field of international online propaganda. But he fails to recognize the ways in which these same mechanisms function in America and Europe. When America’s choices are the Koch Brothers v. Huffington and […]