Why the demonization of Putin by Glenn Beck and other western media? First off, let me just say that I enjoy watching many programs on the Blaze, but on Russia, Glenn is listening to the wrong people. Glenn Beck has recently put out a one sided three part series ominously called, “The Red Storm” which caricatures Russia as an end times force of the “anti-christ” focused on destroying the west. While the background history on the split between the Orthodox east and Catholic west was well done, the modern analysis falls apart and is easily refuted with just a cursory review of online sources. Thank God for the internet and the ability to sift through the spin. So why are western media trying to turn Russia into the next Bogeyman?
Recall that the vassal western media portrayed everything the buffoon Boris Yeltsin did as a move away from communism and towards democracy, but everything Putin has done is “bad and sinister”. Glenn follows in this vein with his series and seems to have a problem with a Putin who does not cave in to US foreign policy hegemony. Russia has also been returning to more traditional Christian values and supporting oppressed Middle-Eastern Christians, but oddly this seems to bother Beck. Putins’ refusal to turn Assad and the Christian minority he protects over to Saudi Arabia’s evil ISIS allies in Syria seems to rub Beck and neocons the wrong way. In a bizarre move, Glenn seems more interested in standing with “GLAAD”(Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) than he is with persecuted Christians in Syria. Glenn seems confused since he left Fox as to whether or not he still needs to tow the neo-con foreign policy line by keeping his CIA connected Buck Sexton on the program. The fact is that Russia has been helping the West in its common fight against Islamic terrorism by allowing US access to bases and resources in Russia and has tried to work as a partner economically as well because they have many shared interests.
While I respect Glenn’s search for the truth, he is too accepting of bad research and opinion like that of Ariel Cohen. Despite the Victoria Nuland leaks and $5 billion in aid the US gave Ukraine prior to the coup, Cohen boldly tried to pedal State Department propaganda denying US involvement in the Ukrainian coup that toppled the duly elected Ukrainian government. Then there is also the case of McCain supporting the Nazi Ukrainian thugs of Svoboda party so denying direct US involvement is laughable.
Glenn also falls for the false historical narrative that Crimea was “taken” from Ukraine when in fact Russia has more of a longstanding historical claim(conquered in 1783) to the Crimea than the US has on California(1848). The US State Department and its lap-dog media tried to portray violent, firebombings as “peaceful” protests that should be respected and which led to the violent coup against the democratically elected Yanukovich. On the other hand, Russia encouraged a peaceful referendum which revealed over 90% of Crimeans in favor of integration with the Russian Federation.
Oddly Beck doesn’t seem to like Russia reclaiming its rightful role as the protector of Orthodox Christianity and opposing western cultural decadence. He fear mongers his audience into believing that Putin is the next Hitler because he is trying to combine nationalism and Christianity when in fact many of Glenn’s own shows have done just that. Glenn asks his audience to check his facts and the bottom line is that he is just confused and misguided here. Putin is not a threat to the American people, just a threat to the globalist elite that seek to squeeze out more profits and power from US hegemony. In fact, Russia is leaving its communist past behind and should be encouraged to continue to work together with America for peace in Europe and the Middle-East and strengthen its Christian culture. The last thing our media needs to do is warmongering against Russia unless the establishment wants to create a self-fulfilling prophecy that does turn the Russian “Bear” into our enemy in order to distract us from the many domestic enemies of our great republic.
My response to Glenn Beck below: Click for > Glenn Beck’s rebuttal:
First of all I’d like to personally thank you Glenn Beck, who I admire greatly, for taking time out of your busy schedule to clarify why your show demonized Vladimir Putin. I also have big respect for your willingness to admit that the Iraq war was a terrible mistake and that America should be more like Switzerland and not so quick to intervene in other countries. While we may not agree on everything, I was happy to read that you did not concur with our governments’ intervention in the Ukrainian conflict as this kind of hawkishness is not in keeping with American principles.
As to what constitutes those principles we may need further clarification. Nationalism is not always a bad thing. I like to call it patriotism, and it is a very good thing when it opposes the cultural marxists who are trying to undermine Judeo-Christian values and the nation-state. As far as I can tell, Russia was being consistent with its principles in allowing Crimea to hold a referendum and peacefully choose to join the Russian Federation. It is also keeping with its principles in protecting the rights of Russian minorities in the east and their desire for greater autonomy from the fascist regime of Pornoshenko who is the real promoter of chaos. Sometimes principles and national interest are intertwined.
While you are free to stand up for homosexual rights in Russia, my question is will you also stand up for persecuted Christians in the Middle-East like Putin has? For opposing Obama’s insane war against Syria’s secular regime, Putin should be applauded. Had Obama and his Saudi ISIS allies been successful, Christianity in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon would have been obliterated.
I do hope to hear from you again and find The Blaze a much better alternative to “Faux” news and wish you much success!