What is unconditional in monitoring the state of the present unipolarity is its subjective assessment. It is unanimously pessimistic. Even if the view that liberal democracy is the lesser of evils still prevails, today, in the absence of a formal opposition, the emphasis shifts from the word “less” to the word “evil.” A unipolar status quo is recognized by the majority of humanity, but the same majority sees the situation in alarming tones. Important: what is, no longer causes enthusiasm and, on the contrary, awakens more fears, fears and unpleasant surprises. Yes, the world is as it is, but it is some kind of a wrong world, standing on the verge of something terrible. The subjective factor has in society, in civilization a huge (if not decisive) value. If we treat an event as a success, it will be a success. If as a failure, it will be a failure. The unipolar moment today is almost unanimously qualified as a failure, as an end, as the threshold of a catastrophe, although – if we ignore the subjective assessment – everything in the world is built in the way or almost as planned by the liberals and supporters of the global victory of the West. The victory was achieved, but it turned out to be quite different than expected.
Lecture of Leonid Savin in the Institute of Caucasian Studies of Tehran University.
May 21, 2017 was held lecture of chief editor of Geopolitica.ru Leonid Savin in the Institute of Caucasian Studies of Tehran University (Islamic Republic of Iran).
I am invited to deliver a lecture concerning geopolitics of the Kurdish region, of Kurdish people, concerning Kurdish identity – how we understand it in the geopolitical science, the ethno-sociological science I am developing in Russia. It is my first visit in Iraq and in Kurdistan and the Kurdish area, to Erbil. I am very happy because it is the first time I get to know better Kurds, to understand desires of Kurdish people, to speak with different personalities of academic circles, of political circles. It is a first meeting with the Kurdish people. I know some Kurds in Russia and elsewhere, but it is the first time that I am in the land of Kurds, that is very important.
The leader of the “Eurasian Movement” Professor Alexander Dugin delivered a lecture on the Fourth Political Theory, as well as the ideology of Eurasianism in the context of contemporary international relations and the realities of the Greater Middle East.
All these philosophical considerations (conceptual steps rendering the structure of Fourth Political Theory explicit) can be translated in the political praxis. It is only one possible way to project the main idea of 4PT to the reality of many other, but it is the more evident application. In the last scheme we observe where we are politically, with whom we have to fight and what kind of alliances we should conclude. This map of the ideological reality becomes each day more and more transparent and obvious. So now we are fully prepared and armed to interpret correctly the (political) world around us and to treat it as it deserves.
I’m forbidden to appear on some channels, on some programs. I’m doing it a little now. But here, due to the fact that I refuse to glorify this ingeniously clever plan, it is ugliness, to praise it as the great wisdom of all times and peoples. Ugliness is ugliness! And, criminal, bloody, dishonest ugliness. When I say this, they tell me that I rock the boat. And I speak the truth and do not swing anything. I am a supporter of Putin, Russia, and it’s hard to suspect me otherwise. But when they show the horse and say “this is a cat”, I still say – no, this is not a cat. With all the wild love for Putin – no.
I am absolutely convinced that the opposition of Russia and Romania in the Moldovan society is completely false, unproductive, destructive, since it splits the population, the Moldovan people, on completely false grounds. I think it’s just some form of ideological Subversion, if you will, because if people do not feel their unity, but if we Russians will not feel unity with their Slavs, if we do not understand this broader identity than we, then we just turn into a shard of some sort, in the part of the Slavic world, oppose themselves to the whole. Or the same against the Orthodox world.
Yes, such “vertical geopolitics”, the struggle of the people against the globalist elite and against the Swamp, did not last long. But it is a symptom. Disappointment with trump is a natural phenomenon, and traitors generally suffer a vile fate. But still we can not clearly and simply identify the Atlanticism and globalism with the United States and America. We saw in this election a different America, the America of the deep worthy and courageous.
The idea about the predestination of time involves an alienated understanding of time, as the Stoics or, as in Calvinism. This is obviously not Orthodox, because an Orthodox person time is not an object. No man lives in time, and we’re on our own there is a modus of time. The relation of time to eternity does not mean that there is one future. Any time of eternity contains an infinite number of future, otherwise eternity would be simple and stupid, not forever, and its simulacrum. A real eternity is alive. The life of the next century is not what will happen “the day after tomorrow”. The life of the next century is a special ontology and cosmology, which we understand in the light of the resurrection is not just a reproduction of the same body, resurrection is a new in all respects time is permeated with eternity.
The war is no more immoral than all other aspects of earthly existence. She just strips, multiplies, exposes the fact that in other areas is hidden, veiled, powdered. The mortality of man as one of the fundamental characteristics of its structure comes to the fore here. In a peaceful, civil society, the death shaded on the periphery, exhibited somewhat distant and uninvolved. In war, the death manifests itself as naked and intimate as a reality of direct experience. The finiteness of human beings there is found a fully.Therefore, a direct existential experience of the war becomes a philosophical fact. Everyone can be killed, but everyone can become a cause of death of another creature. Death as the most significant and profound moment of human destiny is full of opens as bilateral mechanism — as subject and object. Death personified, is people, subjects them to his particular logic, its own unique mood.
The Islamic world is far from homogeneous. There are a few geopolitical units, each of which relies on distinct historical, religious, cultural and civilizational trends, conducting independent strategic line both globally and locally. In addition to fundamentalism in Islam, there are many other versions and trends. But more importantly for the concept of “Islamic fundamentalism” is somewhat not just different, but contradictory trends. Not realizing this, we will not be able to adequately understand or sense what is happening today crisis events in Chechnya and Dagestan (also in the North Caucasus and the looming disaster in other areas with the Muslim population on the territory of the Russian Federation), or what is happening in the Islamic world as a whole.
So today we can talk about the geopolitics of the Russian-Shia Alliance. Of course, Russia makes this choice not so much in ideological, religious as in the pragmatic sphere, but nevertheless, the fact of the Russian-Shia Alliance is obvious. I suggest to pay attention to it. And not coincidentally, the same forces that confront our two countries – Russia and Iran – in Syria, fighting us in other parts of the globe. And even in the North Caucasus, on our own territory. And in Bahrain, in Yemen – we are today on all fronts together. This is no accident. Russian-Shia Alliance – the imperative of modern Russian (and Iranian) politics.
The sixth column does not go to the square and blows himself up in the car of the St. Petersburg metro. But it – as part of the global liberal globalist network carries the principal responsibility. Because it creates the preconditions for this, the starting conditions. Russia stubbornly resists the stranglehold of globalization. And we suffer and pay with the lives of our people, our loved ones in St. Petersburg or in the Donbass for it. And it is increasingly clear that the choice of camp is not just positioning. There is something deeply religious, as the renunciation of Satan or the service.
Our goal is to connect there is an intellectual effort of a Eurasian think tank, as the website katehon.com on which we have worked, some will change its format and will evolve independently. We will focus from now on geopolitica.ru. There will be articles, video blogs, etc. The same place the archive of geopolitical texts, textbooks, forecasts, videos, courses, etc. There will also be information on conferences, lectures, and other events of the Eurasian orientation. We start with 4 languages – English Russian Spanish and Serbian, because now there are 4 groups of enthusiasts who enthusiastically engaged in a geopolitical monitoring and intellectual war for a multipolar world. But it’s a start. Language base can grow and expand.
With us this time is Leonid Savin, Moscow State University, for a long interview as member of the Eurasian Movement, founded by the philosopher Alexandr Dugin and his close associate. Dr. Savin is the author of several books about the main issues of geopolitics and recently participated as moderator for a panel discussion at the Russian Parliament on, among other things, patriotic education and falsification of History.
How close are you with Putin?
“It’s hard to say, I am not so close to the President as some think, but many ideas that I expressed in philosophy, politics, have influenced many including Putin. It should not be exaggerated, although it is true that there was a genuine influence on my ideas to the President. Ideas have one of their own destiny and can influence policy logic and history. Ideas are living entities and can find many ways to reach people. The problem with the West is precisely this, is that no longer believes in the idea, that in the West is no longer recognized. “
Geopolitics is a worldview, and as such it is best not to compare with science, but with the system of science. It is on the same level as that of Marxism, liberalism, etc., IE, systems of interpretation of society and history, stand out as a basic principle of any one essential criterion, and which reduce it to all the other countless aspects of human and nature.
Mysticism anarchists rests on a special Gnostic formula. The gist of it boils down to this: there is not one reality, hierarchically arranged, harmonious, good in itself, but two (or more). Immanent reality rests on usurpation, on the attempt to pass the worst for the best, the only and uncontested. And so the immanent power is the power ontologically wrong, unjust, evil. The early Gnostics relied on the Apostle Paul “because our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual maliceheaven” the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul “TO the EPHESIANS” Chapter 6 (similar the mind Jn.12,31; Jn.14,30; Eph.2). The Christian version of the Gnostic anarchism rests on this Foundation.
There are many reasons why the “Philadelphia plan” apocalyptic the restoration of Church Unity, understood solely in the Orthodox sense, may seem utopian. The Church today like never before far away not only from enterprises, but is constantly under the threat of further fragmentation and progressive collapse. Dark heresy liberal reforms, blatant aggression of the West antichrist fall on this ship of Salvation with a new unprecedented power. It seems that would be enough forces to preserve what is left, where there is dreaming of Rebirth…
God, how I’ve waited for this moment, when the blood and the pain, spasms and dirt will awaken the heart of our rage! Special services Eurasia created now. This new continental KGB. Meta-KGB. Knows no pity, ironic, in Golden gloves, with the Serbian longing, with crimson spark in his eyes. This time without the escort of cotton pants. The way it’s in the nightmares dreamed of the saxophone Clinton. Solar transcendental KGB. With leather wings of ancient flying beasts. With binoculars and a cane with a poison ring and a clockwork bomb. The KGB…