Published: August 6, 2019.
My comments inserted below, and please read and share the original here: https://creativedestructionmedia.com/opinion/2019/08/06/putin-is-a-tyrant-but-western-progressives-are-destroying-civilization/
After observing the recent demonstrations in downtown Moscow by students against unfair municipal elections, and the rabid anti-Trump snarls of the corrupt American media, and the seditious political establishment against POTUS in the United States in the last week, I have come to the conclusion that although Putin is a tyrant intent on staying in power, the treasonous Left in the West is after nothing less than the destruction of civilization.
Putin has imprisoned thousands recently, beaten some, and some face long prison terms for inciting unlawful demonstrations. He may have even had Boris Nemptsov and others killed. He has threatened, invaded former Soviet satellites and territories in Russia’s ‘near abroad’.
However, what he has done well is champion the Russian nation and Russian civilization, with all its faults, and successes.
You cannot say that about the seditious media and Marxist pols in the United States and the West. They are literally destroying Western civilization. (Just ask the average German citizen that can’t leave their homes for fear or rape or violence) Western civilization has lifted the world out of poverty, spread freedom around the globe, increased life expectancy for billions, and pushed the human spirit to formerly unfathomable heights. This is the same civilization that has allowed ‘progressives’ to be ‘liberal’ (in the Marxist sense, not classical liberalism) in the first place.
The West allows gays to live their lives in peace where in Muslim countries they are thrown off rooftops. The West allows unbridled opportunity for those willing to work for success (key word ‘work’). The West allows you to be who you want to be, defend your own property, and seek life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Communism, Marxism, socialism, progressivism, are the exact opposite of all this.
[Bud: Simply put, communism, Marxism, socialism, progressivism mean more government is the solution to every problem. Therefore, they never let a crisis go to waste and they create crises for government to solve; examples are multitude. So-called “progressivism” and its woke culture of identity politics, epitomized by Barack Obama’s statement,”We are the ones we have been waiting for,” are culturally regressive, always resulting in tyrannies (Oh Canada!), economic slavery, war and more death. Bend the knee, they say they know what’s best, kiss the ring, obey, or be cancelled.]
Now the Left wants us to not bear children, descent into sexual perversion, destroy our children’s lives, stop defending our borders, spend ourselves into oblivion, forget our religious heritage, and erase our history.
200 million people died in the 20th century from the communist ideology. Hundreds of millions more will die if the Left is allowed to succeed in their current quest.
Communism is not about fairness; it always only about control in the end.
So I ask you, who is worse? Vladimir Putin or Bill De Blasio who allows a great city to become vermin infested with rolling blackouts during a massive heat wave? Vladimir Putin or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who wants to control your life, destroy commerce, even kill children after they are born? Who is worse, Vladimir Putin, or Hillary Clinton who wanted to corrupt our entire government and sell us out to the Chinese? Vladimir Putin or Barack Obama who used the awesome power of the American federal government against his political enemies?
I think the answer is obvious to these questions.
Americans need to realize what is going on. This current gun-control push (under the duress of dubious mass shootings) is not about guns; it is about control. They want to control everything you do. They cannot control you if you are armed.
[Bud: The current covid “crisis” is not about your health. The illegal immigration crisis on the U.S. border, the crises in Taiwan and Ukraine, the global warming /climate change fraud, the global government debt problem, all of these crises are designed to retain control of political and economic power. Uber-wealthy, ‘Global Reset’ elitists are ruthlessly protecting what they have; there are very few exceptions down through history, they will will do anything to prevent freedom for middle and lower classes because greater wealth and power in those classes enables them to buy political power just as uber-wealthy in every age have bought political power.]
I’m not supporting Vladimir Putin or his methods; I’m simply stating the obvious. Quoting the Bible, America needs to ‘take the log out of its own eye, before pointing out the speck in others’.
We have massive problems at home. We are facing a communist revolution, nothing less, just like Russia in 1917 that destroyed the tsarist system and replaced it with even more unimaginable evil under Lenin and Stalin, where entire civilizations were destroyed.
I know America won’t let that happen. There are too many patriots who value freedom and all it stands for.
L Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is “Currency.” Todd has been a national security columnist for The Washington Times and contributed to One American News, Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, the New York Post, National Review, the Jerusalem Post, Zero Hedge and others. He is also founder/publisher of CDMedia and editor-in-chief of Tsarizm.com. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.