Dull Gret by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (a fragment), 1563.
People, who consider the West their Mecca and Medina, cannot critically perceive information, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on January 31 on the air of the Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on the Russia One channel.
According to the political scientist, Navalny supporters’ inability to perceive reality critically can be explained by their holding the West as sacred.
Kurginyan said that one can prove 50 times a common truth like “two plus two is four” to fans of the West only only as long as the West doesn’t say that two plus two is five. After that, these Western-oriented people will begin to cry: “Two plus two is five!”
The expert stressed that one can prove 50 times that there is bare concrete in Gelendzhik—where “Putin’s palace” is allegedly located according to Navalny, but Navalny supporters will still say that they have been deceived.
Part of the Russian citizenry considers the West to be like Mecca and Medina, and this leads to distortions in their perception of information coming from the sacred West. “So, is it not time to stop making Mecca and Medina out of the West for the broad masses of our population?” asked the leader of the Essence of Time movement.
It is to be noted that on January 31 major Russian cities witnessed mass and illegal actions in the support of opposition blogger Aleksey Navalny. Earlier, on January 18, the blogger came back to Russia from Germany, where he was under treatment. In a Moscow airport he was arrested for violating probation in a criminal case.
Before his arrest, Navalny published an “investigation film” about an unknown house that allegedly belongs to Russian President Vladimir Putin. This film served as a pretext for organizing illegal street protests in Russian cities.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency