(“Putin’s Russia has thrown down a real political gauntlet to the Western world of feminism and political correctness. More than the conflict over Ukraine or Syria, his ability to woo those disaffected by the pc/feminist world is providing a political leverage no mere battlefield victory could ever impose on the vanquished.”)
“When your opponent is suicidal, one need not ever fire a shot.” – anon
Feminism sustains itself on the presentation of the female gender as a victim of male oppression. Without that narrative, it cannot exist. But sustaining that oppressor/oppressed dynamic also forbids feminism from acting with responsible authority, because its (necessary) victimology ultimately rewards powerlessness. Feminism, when dissected, is not a vehicle for empowerment (except for the elite few at the top of its super-structure or in government) but is, instead, an idea which teaches women to embrace their inner victim.
Victimhood provides a moral license for feminism to operate, so it can’t just be let go. These days, if you haven’t suffered enough, or haven’t suffered for the right reasons… then you just ain’t suffered at all. Without the right skin and gender mix, you cannot quality for any suffering whatsoever. That is for the privileged members of the victimhood only.(*please note: some SWM-fellow travellers will be allowed, as long as terms and conditions are strictly adhered to: Apologies and self-deprecation will be demanded at regular intervals.)
Extending the status of oppressed victim to the white female (especially the white university educated female),however, is a difficult task. Whiteness implies guilt, so racial disqualification must be avoided by asserting victimhood on grounds of gender. Axiomatically, the white western university educated (f.) feminist, has identified the political means to hide her whiteness: the historic ‘culpability’ of the white western heterosexual male. In that historic configuration, the white world of terror and shame is one in which non-male/non-whites have no substantial role other than that of the ‘oppressed’, or the heroic resister to – the ‘patriarchy’. On the other side, if you are white and male, you are part of the ‘oppressor’ class. Of course, one of the benefits of this is that it enables the privileged, white, university educated female to talk down to the white male minimum wage slob. Privilege indeed.
This oppressor/oppressed narrative dismisses and exonerates the white woman as part of the culture of western imperial/colonial oppression. Western culture, after all, is to be deplored, except for its ultimate expression in the trappings narcissistic consumerism: the world of handbags, shoes and expensive clothes – (ironically, often times made by female child labour remunerated at a pittance.)
But feminism does not really have global reach, because history (shock horror) doesn’t contain a continuous dynamic everywhere at once. The oppressor/oppressed dynamic which casts the white male in the lead role does not penetrate the slavic world in anything like the same manner it does in the west.
For feminism, fitting the white Russian slav into the anti-white male oppressed/oppressor dynamic is not an easy task.
The North American/Germanic/Scandinavian idea that men exist merely to oppress women fails in the Russo-Slavic world with the indelible cultural stamp of past warfare: namely, Stalingrad. It is not a dynamic that North American or even Scandinavian women know. It is the cement that holds the concept of male sacrifice in place in the Russian mind. Russian women know this. American women, having never had their lives and their culture on the line in the same way, simply don’t. The white western feminist morality is one of convenience. Indeed, the white western feminists, taking their battle as an a priori liberation from an assumed all-powerful ‘patriarchy’ are having a tough time crossing the Russian ‘frontier’, and that is promoting a backlash. Feminism has gone beyond revealing its civic impotence, as it did in Rotherham, Cologne … and as it continues to do all over Europe and Scandinavia. It has now having broad international effects.
One of the unforeseen consequences of Rotherham and Cologne has been the elevation of the slavic world, not only as the potential saviour of the white hetero-male and the growing anti-feminist movement, but as the social force that will act as a future repository for the remains of western culture, when it succumbs to the self-destructive disaster that political correctness and feminism have created. That wasn’t supposed to happen. Vilification of the white male was supposed to be universal and easy to establish. The political and moral ‘surrender’ of the white male that the white western feminist was supposed to relish in appears to have backfired.
Already feminism is causing a noteworthy cultural and intellectual defection of western men into the orbit of a Russian/Slavic social order. Vilification of Putin is failing while ‘Putin admiration’ in the west is hitting highs. Western political failure is causing a rupture of the Republican party, while seeing a concomitant surge in anti-establishment western parties. Compared to Trump, Geert Wilders, UKIP, Marie Le Pen and Alternative for Deutschland, Russia looks like a bastion of political calm and stability. Western culture asks itself, why do ‘we’ get the preening White House narcissists, while the evil Russians get the chess-master Putin? Why do we have to hate ourselves for being white when the Slavic world doesn’t? This is dangerous territory for the west. It raises the spectre of an internal political defection brought about by feminism.
Putin himself seems aware of this and is already moving to capitalise on it. After all, feminism has provided him with a perfect opening.
In a December 2015 speech, Putin laid out his vision of Russia as a haven for those disaffected with political correctness and tired of feeling guilty for merely being white. In it, he implied that the western world’s penchant for openness and tolerance was but a mask for what is really a slide into immorality.
“Too may nations are revising their moral values and ethical norms. … Society is now required not only to recognise everyone’s right to the freedom of consciousness… but also to accept without question, the equality of good and evil, strange as it seems, concepts that are opposite in meaning. There are more and more people in the world who support our position on defending traditional values,” Putin said.
Putin’s Russia has thrown down a real political gauntlet to the Western world of feminism and political correctness. More than the conflict over Ukraine or Syria, his ability to woo those disaffected by the pc/feminist world is providing a political leverage no mere battlefield victory could ever impose on the vanquished. Feminism’s maintenance of the oppressor/oppressed narrative is beginning to produce societal and security ramifications in the west far beyond those that the world of their righteous indignation have ever envisioned. In addition to creating the political bandwidth for the unrestrained foreign immigration which is destabilizing western Europe, feminism, in its insistence on female ‘victimhood’, is also beginning to destroy western society from within.