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Russia: Anti-globalist oasis or clot-shot hellhole?
Part I of an Ongoing Discussion
It’s decision time, friends. It’s time to decide, once and for all, how you are going to survive the approaching shitstorm that threatens to flatten civilization into a very thin and very sad blini.
Do you stay put—even if you are already being curb-stomped by cattle-tag jihadists—and enlist with the local pureblood partisans? Even if it seems hopeless there is such a thing as homefield advantage. Also, there is a certain dignity in standing your ground even though you are guaranteed to be steamrolled by Boston Dynamics dog-bots armed with Uzis. (The people who “like” those dancing robot videos, by the way—shame on you. Those mechanical beasts will be dancing on your skull soon enough. Won’t be so “lol” then, will it?)
Okay, that’s one option—being brave and getting murdered by robots. There are other options though. Like running far, far away. To the most remote corner of the earth. To Russia, for example.
But is this a good idea? Who says Russia won’t also be a clot-shot deathtrap?
We receive semi-regular emails asking us our opinion on this matter. We have our own views about these thought-provoking questions—but isn’t it time to open the floor to discussion? Yes, it is time.
If you live in Russia or used to live in Russia or believe you can offer insight to help solve this burning question (“Should everyone flee to Russia?”), we want to hear from you. Our email is: riley (dot) waggaman (at) gmail (dot) com. We have already started to reach out to individuals whom we believe will help provide a range of interesting and provocative opinions on this matter.
By the way: that’s what we want—a range of views. Even views that will make people uncomfortable. Oftentimes those are the most useful views.
It would be nice if we could all talk openly and honestly about these issues without being bombarded with asinine accusations. As you probably know, unrestricted discussion about Russia is strictly verboten on the internet.
According to Responsible Western Media, anyone who has a single nice thing to say about Russia personally stole the US presidency from Hillary Clinton—the most unlikeable space lizard to have ever existed.
On the other hand, according to the Incredulous 5D Russia Blogs, anyone who has a single negative thing to say about Russia is part of an elaborate deep state blog-plot to overthrow Vladimir Putin and install Margarita Simonyan as Embezzlement Empress of Eurasia (God have mercy). Guys, just trust us on this one.
(By the way: there’s nothing wrong with being extreme on some issues. For example, your humble Moscow correspondent is extremely anti-cattle tag—proving beyond a reasonable doubt that we are the most intelligent, thoughtful, trustworthy and handsome blogger on the entire internet.)
Anyway. Over the next week or two this blog will feature a colorful assortment of opinions on whether or not Russia is (or will be) a safe haven from Klaus Schwab’s stormtroopers. It will be very interesting, we promise you!
We’re going to kick-off this discussion with a radical thesis: Russia could potentially provide a refuge for cattle-tagged asylum seekers from all over the world. We know, quite an incendiary claim.
This observation was made by Dr. Vladislav Shafalinov while being interviewed by Krasnaya Vesnya at the Doctor’s for Truth conference in Moscow held in December. (We attended.)
Shafalinov didn’t really elaborate, but he mentioned how people—specifically foreigners—were contacting him and telling him they were watching the developments in Russia closely. Many people clearly see Russia as a potential beacon of hope.
We’re including excerpts from the interview below. Shafalinov says something about how if the Russian government were smart (very big “if” there, sorry to have to say) it would open its doors to refugees from all over and then harness their talents to do cool stuff. He mentions something about Stalin doing that? Below is an incomplete transcript so if someone wants to add to it/correct it, that would be awesome.
We also included interesting comments he made about COVID-related stuff.
Krasnaya Vesnya: You invited experts from, let's say, another [viewpoint]…
Dr. Shafalinov: I invited those from the other “camp,” although I knew perfectly well that they probably wouldn't come. Well, for many reasons I wanted to convey to them that there are many in the medical community, including the scientific world, who do not share the positions that the various heads of the Ministry of Health, of Rospotrebnadzor, and so on have been expressing to us for a year and a half.
We have an alternative point of view… But of course, [none of these officials] came. But I think that we are being watched very closely…
I wanted to say one more thing very important to me, many foreigners contact me and say we are all watching what is happening in Russia.
If Russia does not adopt this global agenda… then perhaps we will be an island where many smart people will come later. […] By the way, I consider this from the point of view of huge benefits for the state because Stalin did it at the time, because he invited when he realized that, sorry, industrialization is not working for us. He invited the directors of large factories and specialists invited from Europe and actually they first developed the economy and then they advised our own directors and specialists. In the same way, today's situation can be used with great benefit, sorry for the tautology, with great benefit for Russia.
Krasnaya Vesnya: What can the adoption of these QR codes, which curtail the rights of citizens, mean for the country?
Dr. Shafalinov: This is a policy of segregation in the truest sense of the word and it cannot be called anything else. Of course, this has nothing to do with medicine. Professor Vitaly Zverev and many others have spoken about this. That is, it is absolutely clear to all of us doctors that [the adoption of QR codes] can lead to serious serious social tension and even at some stage civil resistance, which is completely unacceptable today in modern Russia. That it is necessary to avoid this by all means.
Krasnaya Vesnya: Are there any negative consequences of mobilizing the entire healthcare sector to fight the virus?
Dr. Shafalinov: Of course there are other causes of natural mortality which are being neglected, including planned medical care to those who need it. The consequences are very sad. […]
Krasnaya Vesnya: Do authorities have statistics on COVID-attributed deaths that involved comorbidities, or deaths resulting from improper medical treatment or hospital-transmitted infections?
Dr. Shafalinov: From my point of view, there are inaccuracies in the statistics, in particular, the diagnosis of COVID-19 patients who died obviously from heart failure, who did not have a positive PCR test. As for deaths inside hospital from pneumonia, this is an extremely relevant topic. [Chief physician of Kommunarka hospital] Denis Protsenko said a year ago that most COVID patients die from hospital-transmitted infection.
Here’s the full interview (in Russian):