Conveniently, I also like this Fat Boys track: LIE-Z and the lyrics are suitable to dissing Russian agitprop. Continue reading “The Fat Boys of Russian Propaganda”
In case you missed the big news, Steven Seagal ‘defected’ from the US to Russia several years ago and was granted citizenship by Presidential decree of Vladimir Putin. In August 2018, Seagal has just been named by Putin as Russia’s “special representative” on “humanitarian” efforts in the “culture, public, and youth exchanges” with the USA. Today, I am going to make fun of him for being a fat dupe of Russia.
And now, for something completely different… demonological cartooning.
A combination of William Blake’s The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun and St. Basil’s Cathedral of the Kremlin . This collage reflects on my impressions of Russia’s historical occultist perversion of religious traditions (not just Christianity) in order to subvert them and achieve their political ends. Since at least the reign of Ivan IV (beginning in 1547), through the time of Nicholas II, and quite likely to Putin today (beginning in 1999) – the sectarian and schismatic Orthodox Church with the “Tsar” as its dubiously-declared protector has seemingly employed such strategies.
“Unlike in the Soviet period, the state does not act as the official sponsor of anti-Semitism. Yet anti-Semitic literature that includes accusations that Jews engage in the ritual murder of Christian children is sold in the Russian State Duma building. The Russian Procuracy has not responded to complaints that such literature violates Russian laws against incitement of ethnic and religious hostility.” p. 4/16 (2007 report)
“Since 1991, when several monasteries ceased praying for Patriarch Aleksi 11 after his conciliatory speech before American rabbis, ROC leaders have not dared to speak directly against the antisemitism which serves as a major component of Russian ideological nationalism. There is no mention of antisemitism in the document Foundations for a Social Concept for the ROC (Osnovy sotsial’noi kontsepsii RPTs) adopted at the Jubilee Council. Meanwhile openly antisemitic literature, including The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, is frequently to be found on sale in Orthodox churches.” p. 1/13 (2002 report)
In fairness, Putin has since apologized for some of this behavior. But there is just as much evidence that it clandestinely persists; and they have now heaped their nationalist religious delusions onto the demonization of Islam as well.
I’m working on a new post on “MMA culture and propaganda”. Of course, in the context of this investigation, we will come back to John Milius, screenwriter of Apocalypse Now, NRA board member, and popularizer in film of the Nietzsche-inspired character Conan the Cimmerian. The octagonal ring of mixed martial arts (MMA) is said to have derived from the film Conan the Barbarian (written by Milius but with a first draft by Oliver Stone), and Milius was in fact an architect of the UFC and an early Hollywood practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Maybe it is a little funny that Colonel Sanders looks more than a little like Leon Trotsky.