Reverse Reflections.

Things look very different when viewed from an alternative perspective.

Preamble.

Whilst looking at numerous posts on the internet on Sunday, this one caused pause for thought, it being the absolute paradox of global events, both past and present. In a world of haves and have-nots, let’s take a look at a very interesting thesis indeed.

The text of the original post appears below, this being the core of the matter under investigation.

‘Recently I wondered: what would Russia do if it was the richest country and controlled the world finances?!

Would our intelligence agencies push over other countries to a destroying bloody conflict in order to rob the lefts over? Or to gain from some gas contract?

Would we vaccinate helpless uneducated African woman to lose fertility? Shall we conduct experiments in bio-laboratories on other people’s DNA to create a weapon that could only kill one nation?

Would we shamelessly lie to entire world like Americans did? Would we in the first place own the whole worlds media to control minds? Could we provoke hatred for an entire nation of the whole world for the sake of money knowing that common people have nothing to do with their dirty business?!

Would entire continents be enslaved? And for hundreds years the wealth and slaves were out of them.

Would we bomb entire cities from air so there is nothing left at all? Would we steal the cultural heritage of entire civilizations?

And the worst thing, in my opinion: would they raise children with hatred for their neighbors and their own nation?

With these points in mind, one has to look at the world from a very different angle, the arguments presented clearly indicating an empire and one that describes the western establishment and status quo perfectly.

In order to answer these questions, they have to be examined individually, rather than being viewed as a whole.

The Russian ‘Empire’?

The idea of Russia ruling the world is interesting for a number of reasons, not least in that unlike other world powers, it never had a gamut of overseas territories. The only territories it has held outside of current contiguous Russia have been Alaska and Kaliningrad. Alaska was sold to the US in 1867 and Kaliningrad became part of the USSR in 1945 at the cessation of hostilities in Europe. Many claim that the Soviet Union was an empire, yet one only has to look at what went before and then thereafter to realize that this was different in numerous ways. With that, Russia has neither the history nor the legacy that blights many powers today, and no intention of burdening itself, politically or morally in the manner that the western world has as it rampaged around the globe, invading some nations, occupying others and pillaging yet more. Now on to the points.

Russian Riches?

‘Recently I wondered: what would Russia do if it was the richest country and controlled the world finances?!’

Russia at first glance is not a rich country per capita, yet when examined at from a Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) perspective, things do begin to look very different. Wages are much lower in Russia than in the western world, yet when balanced against the cost of living, finances do make sense. Hypothesizing as to if Russia were the richest nation on earth, knowing the mindset of both population and politician, most would be invested, be that in stable assets or the country itself. When looking at the little money that Moscow had immediately after the millennium, it is a miracle that the country has achieved what it has. Moreover, the returns on this spending within its own borders have allowed further investments, meaning that a ‘rolling snowball’ of improvements has been made possible in spite of the West attempting to start a new Cold War. If the Kremlin by some quirk of fate was to control global finances, we would see much of the same. Rather than Moscow attempting to govern centrally however, it would ensure that local knowledge was used to best effect, allowing micromanagement to bring about mega improvements, nobody knowing people’s needs better than the people of the region themselves.

Russian Revolution?

‘Would our intelligence agencies push over other countries to a destroying bloody conflict in order to rob the leftovers? Or to gain from some gas contract?’

Moscow is more aware than many capitals of the malfeasance that can be engineered by intelligence agencies, both it and its neighbors having been repeatedly targeted by spooks from a multitude of nations. Make no mistake, Russia has the same skills and networks as any other country, yet in contrast to its western opponents, it neither wants to fight wars nor get others to do so on its behalf. We only have to look at the chaos in the Ukraine today to understand the damage that can be done through meddling in the affairs of others. Moreover, with Russia having the wealth of resources that it does, the option of creating mayhem in order to acquire what it already has makes no sense whatsoever.

Russian Reactants?

‘Would we vaccinate helpless uneducated African woman to lose fertility? Shall we conduct experiments in bio-laboratories on other people’s DNA to create a weapon that could only kill one nation?’

Rather than regarding programs in Africa, we only need look over our shoulders to see how vaccines have become a weapon to be wielded under the auspices of healthcare. The wonders of medicine have accelerated exponentially over recent years, but just as there is a yin and a yang, the benefits are countered by those who use cures as cannons. The fact that Africans have had vaccines forced upon them speaks volumes of this and says a lot more of the West than it does of any potential action by Russia, remembering that Moscow did not force vaccines on its public during the pandemic whilst many other nations did precisely that to their own people. The Russian Federation, just as any nation, conducts biological research, yet until the full horrors of western research in the Ukraine are made public, it will be difficult to judge the magnitude of these operations. In the meantime, looking at past performances, one can say with virtual certainty that Russia is neither planning nor practicing anything resembling an Endlösung.

Russian Righteousness?

‘Would we shamelessly lie to entire world like Americans did? Would we in the first place own the whole worlds media to control minds? Could we provoke hatred for an entire nation of the whole world for the sake of money knowing that common people have nothing to do with their dirty business?’

One thing that has to be emphasized from the outset is that ALL governments lie. This may manifest itself as economy of truth, half-truths or downright lies, yet there is not, never was and never will be an administration on this planet that is completely transparent. Moreover, with the media being what it is, nothing is ever published that does not have a slant, however slight, in what is presented to the public. That said, there is a difference between a regime and its propaganda compared to a government and its media, and this is another area in which there is a gulf of difference between the East and West. Russian politics are as vicious as any in the West, yet after the lawmakers have finished trying to bite each other in the ass, they don’t try kicking anyone else in the butt. This is very different to the scenery on show in the West. Numerous campaigns have been waged from the US where both congressmen and correspondents have fired off together against a certain nation that has irked them, a concerted and concentrated attack being the only way that the wheels of power in Washington can get the military on the move. One word that is of prominence in this statement is ‘shamelessly’. In Russia, both politics and people revolve around facts and results, any discrepancy between the two causing furore in the Duma and public whereas in the West, lies are now so commonplace as to be considered normal. Politicians, just like the media, lie every day, yet it is the shameless way that it is done in the West which draws the line between it and the East.

Russian Restrictions?

‘Would entire continents be enslaved? And for hundreds years the wealth and slaves were out of them.’

Even when Russia has moved in the past, it has made no effort to enslave either either country or community. In this enlightened day and age, the world is conscious of sins from the past and Russia would not want to repeat them in any way. One only has to look at the areas of the former Ukraine that are now under Russian control to see that when Moscow is outside its own borders, it should be business as usual as soon as possible. Western empires were to a good degree based upon the blood and sweat of subjugated peoples, yet when we look at how the Russian Federation behaves today when outside of its own borders, it neither coerces those in its sphere nor treats them in any way differently than it would treat its own people.

Russian Ruin?

‘Would we bomb entire cities from air so there is nothing left at all? Would we steal the cultural heritage of entire civilizations?’

There are obviously very strong opinions presently circulating due to Russia’s Special Operation in the Ukraine, yet the principal reason that Russian forces have moved so slowly has been to ensure that casualties and damage are kept to a minimum. The lessons learnt in Dresden, Tokyo, Vietnam and the Middle East have demonstrated time and again that destroying for destruction’s sake serves no purpose whatsoever. Stealing culture is a whole different game however. No nation that prides itself on its own values can rob those of another without its own coming under intense scrutiny.

One only has to look at the pillage, carnage and general desecration of numerous nations by western armies compared to Russian actions in Afghanistan and elsewhere to know that if Russia were overseas, destruction of what many hold dear would not be in the crosshairs of Moscow’s military doctrine.

Russian Relatives?

‘And the worst thing, in my opinion: would they raise children with hatred for their neighbors and their own nation?’

Family values are a cornerstone of Russian life, and even the most inept parent should know that good kids are not a product of bad ideology. There have been a myriad of examples around the globe whereby children have been (and still are) forced to follow very strict religious or moral ideas from a very young age. This invariably leads to most if not all of them growing up into troubled teenagers and in many cases, downright dangerous adults. With Moscow needing a productive rather than problematic population, the last thing it wants is social unrest or extremists in its midst. Good kids will grow into good parents, and the further that youngsters are kept away from hate, the closer they will be to the values that have kept Russia what it is for centuries.

Summary.

A number of very interesting questions leads so a number of equally interesting conclusions, looking at Russia in a western light giving pause for thought in the current climate. The country has operated from a pretty strict moral code for centuries, yet concerning western events over the last few decades, attempting to imagine Moscow acting as the West has for so long is a very difficult indeed. Rather than the western and Russian worlds arriving at the same destination, Moscow would never follow Washington’s route nor head anywhere that was of interest to the western world. Russia has never held the sway nor influence of the West, yet for all of that, Russia would not be Russia and the people not be Russian were it to have the past, present and future that is an integral part of the West…

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