Capture of Europe! Attach Europe – this is "Russian-style"!
the lack of national idea is felt very acutely. On the one hand, everyone
understands it is necessary, on the other hand, it's not that easy to offer
something reasonable, something new or something convincing yet. For many years
I have been thinking over this problem and poring at a problem of national idea
and recently (while analyzing the events in the world, visiting different
European countries) one thought crossed my mind – concerning the way to manage
the issue of national idea. I will express it as an offer, as ahypothesis and
then probably the society or, above all, the State will decide to accept it or
not. The idea is that we need to occupy Europe!
To Conquer! And
Here firstly many
people would say: well, what is it, what does this idea mean: to conquer, to
annex, to include in own borders, to win? How comes? And, on
the other hand, after this initial hostility is over, or indignation, or the
feeling that something wrong is said or thought. Or maybe it's a wrong
time, a wrong epoch; and indeed, what does it mean to invade Europe?
When it will take place, well, it is necessary to give people the opportunity
to groan, shout there.
Liberals will say:
well, we have always assumed that and that's why you have behaved in such a way...
And when this wave will come down, squealing agents of the West, the fifth
column, other forces of the kind and the bewilderment of patriots who, in
general, understate the agenda in order to be saved, if only to survive, that's
when the indignation wave is over, one might think: why not? And then remember,
for example, the projects of our great poet Fyodor Tyutchev, who appeared with
this concept in the 19th century.
He believed that
the Russian empire must conquer Europe, that the Russian tsar (=monarch) must
be the pan-European king and in such a way to recreate the Byzantine
Empire. You can give them a high degree of autonomy within the
framework of the global Roman Empire or the
Third Rome. Orthodoxy may perfectly come to an agreement with the conservative
We won't forbid
Catholics to practice their religion on our imperial territory, as it was in
earlier periods of imperial unity, let's say from the era of Constantine the
Great to Charlemagne, and having a certain level of autonomy, Western
Europe admitted the unity of the Byzantine emperor anyway.
On the other hand,
the same imperial idea can be seen in Nietzsche's works. Nietzsche said: let
Europe be like Greece under
the protection of Rome, let Russians conquer Europe. Nietzsche have already
said it from the position of the Germans. It will be much better, then we can
focus on the development of our culture, our national identity, and we will not
take care of the strategic issues. Russian troops put their guard, their
patrols on our territory, they will just protect us, defend us and we'll rise
as a unique cultural background.
In other words,
there are representatives of this idea in Europe
thought the same way. A friend of Merezhkovskii, Arthur Moeller van den Bruck,
who admired Dostoevsky, shared the same opinion. In fact, the European elite
(to a great extent) considered the prospect of surrendering Europe to Russia. Strong Russia, conservative Russia,
self-confident Russia, Russia on the
rise. In other words – we are sure to have a fifth column (pro-Russian)
in Europe. These are the European
intellectuals who want to strengthen their own identity.
You can look at the
armed forces in Europe. And these are almost
zero. Of course there is NATO, but the thing is that NATO doesn't meddle in
harsh military operations. We can see it through the examples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. We clashed with their friend
Saakashvili and we emerged the winners. There was a lot of noise and some
"water ballet" in the Black Sea –
American cruisers, NATO cruisers, so what? South Ossetia
and Abkhazia are ours! Or our own!
So, we will offer Europe to be itself. We will just establish a
protectorate over them all!
So there is also a
question that Europe is militarily weak. Of
course we do not need to fight. And why would we fight with weapons? Let's
fight the soft power. Let us offer to protect Europe from gay marriage, from
FEMEN, from Pussy Riot and save Europe from itself (=save Europe from Europe). After all, Europe, European consciousness is
decomposing and all sane Europeans understand that after a while Europe will turn into an abyss. There will be just
enclaves of degenerates, archaic emigrants who simply destroy the European
identity. They need to do something about it, and look
they are like Breivik – they already shoot their own citizens. So they start to
destroy themselves because they don't understand what to do. So let's tell
them: this is under our protectorate, we will provide protection! You see our
Pussy Riot serve time in prison! And we will put into prison yours! You have
FEMEN roistering in churches; they quickly get a bludgeon in the snoot here and
are sent to garbage trucks, which is their historic homeland! Then Ukraine or Georgia
will havenowhere to hurry and while going to Europe, they will come to us.
Consequently Europe benefits from this Russian protectorate. Secondly,
in fact Europe hates itself so much, repents so much in front of everybody, in
fact Europe is tired of going down this path of nihilism. And we'll say: we
have no complaints for you. It's enough to repent! We will establish the order!
You aren't able to cope with emigration, but we will handle it. Well, the
solution for immigrants is the following – a suitcase, train station, go back home!
Of course we will have to tighten our migration laws a little bit too. But
anyway the situation we have stands no comparison with what is happening in Europe. Europe is simply
disappearing right in front of our eyes. Therefore, we are the Indo-European
people. We can also remind that in this case we have a wide variety of other
ethnic groups; we have the experience of the present, effective
multiculturalism. So those who are afraid that they will be evicted
immediately, don't worry, we will not evict them immediately. We'll offer them
a system of adaptation measures in order to stay in our global Eurasian empire
– empire that includes Europe. Another example
of absolutely perfect use of our Eurasian cultural diversity in Europe, we will show what real tolerance is. Not by
attitude, not as indifference to strangers, but as integration of a variety of
societies and cultures into one civilization.
Then, our citizens
will be satisfied, because the visa issues will be solved automatically. There
won't be visa control questions and any borders. The EU will simply enter the
Eurasian Union as a part of it. And then our pro-westerners will be completely
satisfied also, because we will be in Europe. Russia will become Europe
to some extent, because the borders will not exist. European values may move
toward us if the Europeans save them, because these European values in their
present post-modern terms, are exactly the thing that is killing Europe. So actually, we will introduce some patriotic
censorship in the European media. Not liberal as now, when different levels of
liberal newspapers are checked ten thousand times whether there is any
In other words,
there is a real totalitarian racist, Western, Eurocentric liberal censorship. We
will cancel this censorship, give people the opportunity to express their
opinions freely, but we will introduce censorship, for example, anti-nihilistic
censorship, censorship that will deter or simply locate nihilistic
manifestations of the human soul. Moreover, because we have had the experience
of such an expansion in Europe during the Soviet era, when our Communist Party
Cominform) achieved very powerful results... in penetrating the parliaments of
European countries. Yes, it was an instrument of our foreign policy.
Today the situation
has changed, we are no longer communist countries, but we can find other
partners. And then, if we now put national ideas – the annexation of the
European Union in the Eurasian Union, expansion in Europe
– we can actually get together around a great purpose. Imagine, then, to join Europe! This, this is – in the Russian style! If we are
told to increase the GDP by 0.1-3 percent, accommodate migrants, or vaccinate
dogs – it is certainly cool, but it's not in Russian style.
That's why we don't
do anything of this. We are not going to increase any GDP, because we don't
care about it. Russians mobilize for a great purpose. To annex Europe – is a great goal. By the way, Russian Westerners
of the 19th century, who admired the West – how did they admire it? They wanted
to adopt Western technology for Russia
to become powerful and great, so that Russia could win the West – let us
also appeal to the same Westernism.
You like the
European technology – let's, let us take it. How do we get it? They will give
it in dribs and drabs – transfer one transistor in exchange for oil, for gas.
No, let's take it
all together, all European high technologies at a time, it is simple: we grab Europe and we have all the high technology! Here it is
-development, modernization, if we wanted it! Here it is – the Europeanization
of our society! Peter I (the Great) opened a window to Europe
and what did he show from there? He showed... He simply moved out the cannon
(gun), and began to participate in European politics: launched Russian soldiers
and Cossacks in the center of Europe. Bistro,
we left such traces. Therefore, it seems to me that this throw to the West is
extremely important now. This Eurasian idea, and, if you will,
Europeanization and modernization, and national self-affirmation, and a great
national project. Well, for example let's take Chubais with
nanotechnology? Firstly, the whole country hates him. He was given
nanotechnology in order for him not to see anything else, so then he is gone to
this microcosm and never shows up. Now they look where the money is gone.
There, in nano-micro world. Naturally, this microman, this micro idea,
nano-idea, nano people they can't become national ideas. This is nano national
idea of some sort. That means we will disappear in the microscopic space, and
there will disappear the budget and the money too. We are able to do this
easily. So, let's do macro-global macro-fundamental project, for real: the
conquest of Europe! Yes, we will have to
convince someone. So what? After all, I think we should use not the hard power
but the soft power for this, Eurasian soft power, find the fifth column, to
form and move forward, lead our people to power in Europe, to strengthen, for
example, by means of the Gazprom money – to buy principal advertising agencies
in European publications, which have influence on the press, and simply to
operate as active as the West acts towards us. In fact – to
counterattack. They attack us with their NGOs, with their doctors
without borders, cyclists who help rebels and the Wahhabis.
Well, we'll play
with them according to their rules. And there is nothing personal. In the
paradigm of international politics realism it is quite natural. That is, we
started with the fact that this thesis is impossible, absurd, paranoid, we
haven't resources, desire, will. Well, these seem to be natural arguments,
which are on the surface. But, if you look in a different way, if the discourse
is configured differently, then it is a great national idea! Concerning this
Solovyov, Vladimir Solovyov, the founder of Russian religious philosophy,
thought that it is necessary to unite Russia
and Europe, but under the auspices of the
Russian Tsar! For some reason it is forgotten.
I gave a speech in
a very large Catholic conservative center, there were loads of people, just
almost the size of a stadium in Paris
recently, and I told them about our things in common. They said: we want to
unite with you! They say: you have such a conservative church, you have such a
society, it still retains decency unlike our society, we
simply admire you!
Let's unite! I say
– let's! It is a good idea.
But let us remember
those times that really allowed us to be together. It was before Charlemagne.
This imperial period from the fourth to the ninth century, when we lived in a
single empire, the united Christian world, and then it began to divide, well,
it came to the great schism. So, let's unite not on the Catholic, Uniat papal
principle, when all of you admit the greatness of the Pope, and everything else
you want, let's unite not on this modernist principle, but on the Imperial:
single Russian king or Russian President for the whole Europe with the
diversity of the Eastern and the Western Church. We can unite, not exactly
unite, but cooperate with each other, because we have a common enemy, we are
attacked by evil. Their churches and our churches, their culture, and our
culture are attacked. And Protestants, especially those that are believers
(spiritual), not just nominal Protestants, but those who really accept Christ
by faith, Christians, they also won't be against such an association.
Of course they
won't, because Russia
gives them protection from the kingdom of the Antichrist. That is the mission –
the katahon and the mission of the withstanding, the mission of restricting the
world of Antichrist and apostasy, which should not enter the society. This is
the sense of the empire. We'll just bring back the European, Roman, and Greek
Byzantine Empire in their place. We are building an empire. They are building
the European Union, a kind of an empire too, but the principles are very
miserable. They are weak, for example, if the economy does not work well, they
just fall apart! And we'll say: we don't care if the economy is good or bad,
we'll do what Russian – Eurasian well – European, Imperial, Roman king or our
Russian Roman king will say. So where will you go? Economics – good, but it
does not matter! Not by bread alone... the king will remind! The main thing is
to respect human dignity. Here it is – a humane, new Roman idea. I think it is
a good project for Russia.
After all, the most optimal form of presentation of the national idea.