Until 2007, the West supported the illusion of Russian unification with the West for the Russian elite, but later it cynically began to offer self-destruction. This is what philosopher, political analyst, and leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan stated in a new installment of his TV program, The Meaning of the Game, posted on the movement’s YouTube channel.
According to the political analyst, when discussing Vladimir Putin’s address to the nation “On the Recognition of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics,” the media ignored the fact that the head of state had talked to US leader Bill Clinton about Russia joining NATO.
The Russian president, realizing the sharpness of the current moment and the sensationalism of his message, lifted the veil and said that in 2000 he asked Clinton whether Russia would join NATO. It was President Putin who asked the US president about this. And he said: “I’m just now sharing that.“
“The mass media tried not to hear that. Our media (and not only ours) in its current state, can generate zero response to the loudest sensation and any nonsense can be turned into a sensation,” said Kurginyan.
According to the expert, what Putin said means that quite serious groups in Russia’s ” state elite” had a strong intention to enter the West on certain conditions.
“I call this policy the Kuusinen-Andropov course. And I insist that it was this course that led to the intended collapse of the Soviet Union,” stressed the leader of the Essence of Time.
The philosopher explained that the content of the course was that part of the elite aspiring to the West, firstly, feared the large, rapidly growing demographic masses of pro-Islamic population, capable of ignoring the interests of the titular nation in the future. Secondly, this group did not need an ideology claiming “Soviet-style vertical dominance” and an ideology opposing the USSR to the West. Thirdly, the Kuusinen-Andropov course envisioned “a networked system of many parties tied to one supra-party focus, a special focus.“
“This democratic system would make us indistinguishable from the West, would require the West to recognize us as part of Europe. We would enter Europe as the largest country in the European world. We will have the strongest army and the strongest nuclear weapons. And we will combine our raw material resources with the industrial capabilities of Europe and Germany in the first place. The question will soon arise why we need Americans in Europe if such an idyll has come about. And in the end we will not shrink, but expand and gain a whole new potential,” Kurginyan paraphrased the tasks of the Western-oriented Soviet elite.
The political scientist assured that he has heard about such a course “for many years from different people, of differing degrees of authority“, in particular in the West, from the inner circle of Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl (1982-1998). And the last “at least minimally reasonable hopes” for unification with Europe appeared after September 11, 2001, he said.
“Then, for a while, joint anti-terrorist strategic actions and many other things were discussed. George W. Bush started saying that he was a crusader, but he was quickly shut up“, – concluded the expert.
The philosopher confirmed that all promises and joint declarations were then discarded by the West, and by 2006-2007 they were literally replaced with “a direct bet on dismantling Russia“.
“When they wanted to sweeten it up a bit, they said ‘enter Europe bit by bit,’ and when they didn’t want to sweeten it up, they said ‘disintegrate, then we’ll think about what to do with you.’ And it is said with fairly harsh frankness at a fairly high level.” concluded Kurginyan.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency