“Russia and the U.S. were allies during the Second and the First World Wars ...something brings us together in difficult times... it has to do with geopolitical interests, and also has a moral component.”
                               ~Vladimir Putin

Indeed, Russia and the U.S. were allies during the two tragic conflicts of the Second and the First World Wars, which allows us to think there's something objectively bringing us together in difficult times, and I think - I believe - it has to do with geopolitical interests and also has a moral component. Vladimir Putin
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Even the most cursory look at the long history of Russia (Rus) illustrates an important political lesson. First a little history:

Today’s Russian Federation consists the world’s largest country. It is a land which is home to many, many cultures and peoples (over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples comprise the Russian population). While it attempts to sculpt its ultimate cultural and political form, the brave, good people of Russia have suffered under the weight of this long, long process.

In the Third Century, East Slavs emerged in that land. Then Varangian elites created the medieval state of Rus in the 9th century. It adopted Orthodox Christianity synthesizing the Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus eventually disintegrated into a number of smaller states which were overrun in the Mongol invasion, and these became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde. The Grand Duchy of Moscow reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, freed them from the Golden Horde. By the 18th Century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland in Europe to Alaska in North America!

Following the Russian Revolution, the Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the central power in the Soviet Union, the world's first constitutionally socialist state and a recognized superpower which played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality of the Union state.

The lesson is this: while Russia, under Putin, undergoes a revival of nationalism, attempting to define itself as proudly “Russian,” the United States has been moving in the opposite direction. Let us side-step the issue of Russia’s emerging oligarchy (a completely different lesson to be learned). Regardless of how Americans may feel about Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President appears to act in the best interests of those who proudly call themselves Russian – something we are not seeing in the United States. Quite the contrary, the U.S. is systematically being culturally Balkanized by the Left in an effort to promote dissent, the ultimate purpose of which appears to be increasing dependence upon the Federal Government and Washington, DC, thus insuring loyalty of the majority of voters. The Left in American is clearly more interested in its own survival than the survival of liberty. Geopolitical analysts coined the term Balkanization to describe the disunity of cultures and physical geography, after the long-standing political turmoil in the Balkans.

America’s Balkanization is not (yet) geographic, rather it is cultural. This is not a natural phenomenon, for example as in the case of Russia with large movements of different peoples across the broad swath of that land. Here, in the United States, Balkanization is imposed, continually promoted by a century-old political movement taken up with gusto by devious leaders, most recently by President Obama and his inner circle, aided by Mainstream Media the national education system and Hollywood. Following Alinsky political theory, this cabal did much to successfully divide the population by gender, by age, by race, economic class, religion, sexual preference, political sentiment, and by any other means possible.

In Obama, the Cloward-Piven gang found its perfect figurehead. One who, by his natural easy-going way, was popular among both those who pulled his political strings, and with a majority of brain-washed voters. This allowed him and his followers to do their uninhibited best to split this nation into the competing groups described above.

But will the groups behave the way the imposers hope? Will all women fall in line as government dependents? Will all America’s youth march to the same drummer, looking on their elders as useless consumers of resources, not worth saving? Do all middle and lower income Americans believe all wealthy Americans are heartless, greedy people who acquired their wealth by stepping on the less fortunate? Do people of different races and ethnic groups all hate each other? Are all gay and lesbian voters automatically drawn to the  Democratic Party? Will religious folks and atheists take up arms against one another? Do all Democrats and Independents believe all Republicans are in cahoots with wealthy capitalists against America’s working class?

I think you know the answer to all the above questions is no.

Destiny is an inscrutable Lady. She writes her own script and imposes it on Mankind while Man makes plans which rarely come to be. Destiny pitched us a change-up; abrupt technological advances which have altered the world as few even imagined just a short twenty years ago. It has caused a free-for-all of competing political tools and theory. Anyone who thinks he can own Destiny is a fool. The best Man can do is control his own actions.

Today, what America needs is not cultural Balkanization. It needs a new cultural paradigm which has the ability to bring together our many diverse groups. To inculcate a new spirit of nationalism and cooperation, setting aside each group’s narrow interests in favor of our common interests. Perhaps our cultural garden variety salad bowl will once more be a melting pot. America should be the world’s example of how dozens of cultural differences can be alloyed, discovering and utilizing the best of each, while minimizing the old prejudices. Instead, we have allowed ourselves to be manipulated, pushed in the opposite, negative, deleterious direction by narrow-minded self-serving leaders.

Instead of portraying Russia as an eternal enemy, we should accept the fact of its status as the largest, and one of the longest-struggling nations in history. As Vladimir Putin said, we have much in common with the Russian peoples. More than most Americans understand. More than we have with many other countries. Should we not embrace our similarities, make them work to the advantage of both, promote cooperation, and reject the propaganda of fear foisted upon us by our pathological Mainstream Media?