2015 July 02 Thursday
Russians Not Enthused About Real Democracy
Summing up Russia in a nutshell: Russian sociologist: ‘Almost no one in Russia wanted real democracy with separation of powers’.
Consequently, it is possible to say that “Russians have received what the majority of them wanted.”
Sounds about right. Why weren't elements of the old regime rooted out to allow democrats to flourish? There was no stomach for lustration (cleansing to remove remnants of the old regime).
Fearful of witch hunts, “no one raised the question of lustration.”
Lustration is much more in vogue among America's elites. Anyone who isn't pure of progressive heart is in danger of a slip of the tongue and banishment.
Also see Putin Allies Aided Russian Mafia in Spain, Prosecutors Say.
At some point it is going to sink in to white Western liberals that their preferences make them a dwindling minority. How will they respond? I'm curious to find out when they start to fear lustration.
By Randall Parker at 2015 July 02 03:06 PM
If they received what they wanted, isn't that the goal of democracy (or the #1 goal)
At some point it is going to sink in to white Western liberals that their preferences make them a dwindling minority. How will they respond?
If you're talking about mass migration then they'll respond by throwing themselves on the funeral pyre. I don't know what it will take to make conservatives and others understand that the modern political left is defined by its hatred of white people ("racism") and that destruction of white people ("anti-racism") IS the primary goal. They'll respond as as they already have responded, by moving away if things get too bad, but they'll never renounce multiculturalism - it's a religion, and it defines their very being. They would rather burn at the stake, or more accurately burn you at the stake, than admit it was a mistake. In short they'll do what they did in Detroit but on a larger scale.
da - Yes, in Russia the democratic choice was to get rid of democracy.
John - Since these leftists are themselves mostly white, how did it come about that hatred of whites is now so strong among them? It is interesting that Marx himself was very much a "racist" as that term is used today. He expressed contempt for Chinese civilization and frequently referred to Slavs as being inferior. The modern left has undergone a strange transformation. What happened?
It's a displacement mechanism. Their ideology tells them they should feel guilty, but nobody likes feeling guilty. So they erase the guilt by holding OTHER whites even more guilty.
That's why "You didn't build that!" is so popular with them. They know their own success is largely unearned, and parasitic, so they accuse others of unearned success to salve their consciences.
Likewise with racism. Liberals are just lousy with paternalistic racism, so they accuse people who just want equal treatment under the law of being the real racists, to feel better.
IMO, liberalism is less a political ideology than a psychological defense mechanism.