Stanislav Mishin, via Pravda, Lectures America

I believe it was Bunkerville that introduced me to the English version of Pravda some time ago. Recently I came across this article by Stanislav Mishin and published by Pravda in October 2009. The title of the article, The American Self Immolation , Truly a Sight to See, sets the tone.

Although I don’t like that Mr. Mishin is enjoying what he is observing about America, I have to say that his observations are pretty much on the mark. However, his prognosis of our future, in my opinion, underestimates the resolve of American people. Read these excerpts and I think you will see what I mean:

It can be safely said, that the last time a great nation destroyed itself through its own hubris and economic folly was the early Soviet Union (though in the end the late Soviet Union still died by the economic hand). Now we get the opportunity to watch the Americans do the exact same thing to themselves. The most amazing thing of course, is that they are just repeating the failed mistakes of the past. One would expect their fellow travelers in suicide, the British, to have spoken up by now, but unfortunately for the British, their education system is now even more of a joke than that of the Americans.

While taking a small breather from mouthing the never ending propaganda of recovery, never mind that every real indicator is pointing to death and destruction, the American Marxists have noticed that the French and Germans are out of recession and that Russia and Italy are heading out at a good clip themselves. Of course these facts have been wrapped up into their mind boggling non stop chant of “recovery” and hope-change-zombification. What is ignored, of course, is that we and the other three great nations all cut our taxes, cut our spending, made life easy for small business…in other words: the exact opposite of the Anglo-Sphere.

That brings us to Cap and Trade. Never in the history of humanity has a more idiotic plan been put forward and sold with bigger lies. Energy is the key stone to any and every economy, be it man power, animal power, wood or coal or nuclear. How else does one power industry that makes human life better (unless of course its making the bombs that end that human life, but that’s a different topic). Never in history, with the exception of the Japanese self imposed isolation in the 1600s, did a government actively force its people away from economic activity and industry.

When food goes up, and it surely will, as the diesel the farmer uses goes up as well as his fertilizers, the government will scream that the farmers are hording, thus undermining the efforts of the enlightened. There will be confiscations of all feed crops while the farmers will get production quotas to meet or have their land nationalized again. Do not believe me? Look at the people running your governments and ask yourself: would they rather take some one’s land or admit that they screwed up and ruined everything? After a point, only the corporate farms will remain, food by oligarch, just a like the factory farms. There will be plenty of dissidents to work them.

This will of course spread from industry to industry and within a rather short order, you will be living the new fractional dream, that is a fraction of what you have now. But on the bright side, for once, your children, working for government/oligarch run joint ventures, will be able to compete adequately with the Chinese, to feed the demands of Europe and Latin America. But that will take at least a generation or two first along with a cultural revolution or two.

I think that Mr. Mishin has a pretty clear picture of where our socialist/liberals would like to lead us. But, although we have traveled some distance down this road, I have to believe that enough of us have woken-up to the reality of where we are heading that we can and we will put a stop to the socialization of America. What do you think?

27 thoughts on “Stanislav Mishin, via Pravda, Lectures America

  1. I actually think it’s too late. Just imagine what it would take to clean up this mess. Closing down a gazillion unconstitutional federal departments such as Education (which would, of course, unleash millions of federal employees who would not be able to get a job), getting the feds out of the banking, and ridding ourselves of thousands of pages of onerous regulations, and returning the country to a semblance of morality is not something I forsee happening.

    I think the more possible scenario is a complete collapse and a rebuilding from the ground up. The historys of various civilizations back this up. Hopefully the adults will be in charge.

    I’m trying to not sound pessimistic – only realistic.

    1. “I think the more possible scenario is a complete collapse and a rebuilding from the ground up. The historys of various civilizations back this up. Hopefully the adults will be in charge.”

      I to am trying not to be pessimistic. I worry because the far left wants to see a complete collapse. They believe that they can convince the majority of Americans that the collapse is the fault of capitalism and, therefore, it will be they who get to rebuild America into their socialist dream.

    2. Adrienne…thinking the same thing lately. What if we were finally able to dismantle this insanity….what happens to the millions of bureaucrats who don’t know how to do anything in the real world? I imagine them creating rebellion in the streets. I also think sometimes, as you have mentioned, that the only way out of here is for the system to completely collapse and start all over again…but then you still have the same people blaming capitalism and refusing to restore the Constitution. It’s a dilemma…

      I guess we will find out sooner or later. …because the country cannot go on as it is.

      Hang on for the ride..

  2. Belittling America is one of the favorite pastimes of a Russian nationalist. Mishin’s essay is all true, but even after Obama is done with us the US will still be a great country with a stronger economy than Russia will ever have. A lot of undoing will have to be done, but I’m not pessimistic.

    1. Edge! Thanks for stopping by. I’m trying to stay optimistic but it is getting harder as more and more bad economic news keeps comimg out and Obama’s czars keep doing everything possible to make matters worse. The situation in the Middle East may turn into the final straw. SoI’ll hope that you are right and I am wrong.

      1. I think a lot depends on what will happen after Obama. The way things are now, I just don’t see him getting reelected. It’s very important to get a strong Republican majority in Senate to get Obamacare repealed.

  3. Thanks for the mention. It is amazing what a different world view one gets from foreign sources. Our own myopia gets in the way of seeing our sad truth.

  4. I wonder if the guy is actually trying to goad us into action…
    There still remains a lot of respect for the US around the world, at least by thinking people.

    1. I don’t know if he is trying to goad us or not. He appears to think that we are not going to recover from this tailspin we are in. His points about Cap and Trade really hit home with me. He wonders how we can be so stupid. a lot of us have been wondering that.

  5. You hear and see things like this from time to time. People that lived through the cold war on the other side are screaming warnings to us, but people aren’t listening.

  6. He is absolutely spot-on about our current march towards socialism; however I believe we will prevail in bringing and end to it. I must believe this Jim. The more Obama pulls the nation to the left, the more we resist. The thirst for liberty is returning in America.

  7. Wow… you know you’re in trouble when a Russian is telling you you’re too socialist. And bragging that Russia will recover faster because they are taking more pro-business, pro-liberty steps…

    Please, everybody, start following what Tim Pawlenty is saying in his campaign. He’s hitting the nail on the head, and also taking it straight at Obama. I don’t even like following campaigns this far away from an election, but in terms of leadership the Republican party is looking for, right now my go-to guys are Paul Ryan (not running) and Tim Pawlenty. Two mid-westerners from Dem dominated states, oddly enough (WI and MN respectively).

    There’s a good piece at http://www.powerlineblog.com today (Thurs) about Pawlenty’s latest speech. To sum up, he’s speaking very directly about the need to shrink government, reform taxes, unburden us from excessive regulation, address entitlements, and how doing these things can make the economy GROW. The absolutely economically clueless progressives have no idea that a wealth generating, growing economy actually produces more revenue to the government which, if not sunk into more government, can actually pay off debt.

    There’s hope… but only if we make a change. Odd how that is boomeranging on Obama.

    1. Pawlenty is saying all the right things and he is on my current short list (see response to Bunkerville). We can’t let the Establishment or the MSM pick our candidate. As you say, we have to make the change.

  8. The irony is that if Pravda, the old voice of the Soviet State, was published in the US, it’d be considered by the MSM to be a ‘right-wing’ paper.

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