Monday, March 9, 2009

Radical Russian Nationalism

http://windowoneurasia.blogspot.com/2009/03/window-on-eurasia-radical-russian.html

The above article is by Paul Goble. It is entitled “Radical Russian Nationalism becoming ever more dangerous, SOVA says.”

What is contained in this article causes me to wonder what Michael Kuznetsov’s views on Russian Nationalism are, especially, “today’s nationalists act according to a simplified schema, and their calls are reduced to calls for rooting out peoples who are ethnically alien to them and to demands that power be handed over to the Russian nationalists,” a chance that has allowed them to work together and thus to pose a greater threat.”

COMMENT:

The economies of Liberal Democracies are based upon growing populations. All European nations, and Russia as well, have declining populations. European nations such as France make up the shortfall, or at least assume that the shortfall will be made up by immigration. In the case of France most immigrants are Arabs from North Africa, especially Algeria. But France like other European nations has a people who resents aliens. It is okay to visit. Visitors are good, but if you want to live here you had better become just like us as quickly as possible. But not only do you have French people resisting what attempts immigrants are willing to make to integrate, but you have the immigrants themselves influenced, in many cases after they reach Europe, by an ideology that encourages separatism. Very often these immigrants become a drain upon the economy; which defeats the purpose of increasing the population by means of immigration.

The words quoted above have a flavor all their own, but they are similar to words I’ve read spoken by “right-wing” nationalists from the Netherlands, Italy, and elsewhere.

1 comment:

Michael Kuznetsov said...

SOVA has the same controversial reputaion in Russia as Noam Chomsky has it in the USA.

Islam and Orthodox Christianity in Russia (as well as all over the world) are unmixable like water and oil.

Yes, we resist any possible "islamization" of our cities. And I hope Moscow will always remain Moscow, unlike the present Londonabad.