Why Conservative Americans Admire Putin
By Xavier Lerma
America's president has torn his land into a thousand pieces. The propaganda media machine covers Obama's trail of blood and shows the president in a good way without a word of dissent. During his time in office there has been a boiling pot in America that began with the Tea Party in 2010 that took back the House of Representatives. The original Tea Party of 1773 protested the British government's high taxes on the American colonies. The modern Tea Party's success was short lived by Obama's illegal interference. In addition, these American Christian conservatives feel their voice ignored by the 2 major political powers in America: the Democrats and the Republicans. They feel betrayed and helpless in a land turned upside down. Slowly they began to notice President Vladimir Putin's actions and deemed him worthy of admiration and respect by all conservatives.
When Obama won again in 2012 there were claims of fraud and stolen elections. All was done electronically at the voting booth. For the first time paper ballots were not used ensuring Obama's victory. People claimed they clicked one name but Obama's name would only show. Where was the Tea Party? It had so much power in 2010. Even other conservative groups were nowhere to be found. Only some radio and internet outlets spoke of the fraud and stolen elections. Obama's logic prevailed.
This year it was proven that Obama's regime openly went after Tea Party leaders and other members with the IRS whose power it is to impose higher taxes and force audits upon them. Now things began to be clear as to why the conservative movement seemed powerless. An American housewife wrote me, "In the land of the "free" and the "brave," we are not permitted to voice our opinion publicly (we are simply the invisible, pathetic tax-payers or tributaries of the present regime)."
After the Great Patriotic War, Americans looked at Russians as atheists and communists. Russians were viewed as intelligent but liars and devils not to be trusted. When Solzhenitsyn came to America he was looked upon as a hero from the Soviet Union by the American press. The US media later portrayed him in a negative way calling him naïve and ignorant of American society even though Solzhenitsyn was only pointing out the truth known by many conservative Americans. His 1978 speech in this video in America at the Harvard University is not only true about America but prophetic as well. Solzhenitsyn knew communism was infecting society and saw its effect. He also saw "Destructive and irresponsible freedom" in America.
Solzhenitsyn says in the USA, "Society appears to have little defense against the abyss of human decadence, such as, for example, misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, motion pictures full of pornography, crime and horror. It is considered to be part of freedom and theoretically counter-balanced by the young people's right not to look or not to accept. Life organized legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil." The US media made sure his words were ignored by many and society has become much worse in the last 30 years in America.
At another time he warns not only Americans but Russians as well, "We should teach future generations so they can avoid the mistakes of those who turn away from God. Otherwise, they will suffer the same fate as those who were murdered." Many conservative Americans understood Solzhenitsyn as they knew America was changing for the worse at that time. Yet, these American minds were always persuaded to see Russians as their enemy.
During the 70's for example, on TV they showed the Victory Day parade from Moscow as the "May Day" parade as described by ABC, CBC and NBC news. They would stand in front of St Basil's cathedral and firmly state in a loud and pompous voice, "Here we are in front of the Kremlin... in this parade the Soviet Union is proud to show the world their military power". They never knew that St Basil was not the Kremlin but they managed to make Americans think that Russians were arrogantly threatening them with world domination.
Alexis de Tocqueville saw America in its youth and wrote in his Democracy in America, "I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors...; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." During the Cold War one American was able to see Russia's true spirituality; "The secret of her genius and power."
Reagan turned America's eyes towards Russia's goodness when he said on May 30, 1988 in Moscow, at the Danilov Monastery: "There is a beautiful passage that I'd just like to read, if I may. It's from one of this country's great writers and believers, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, about the faith that is as elemental to this land as the dark and fertile soil. He wrote: "When you travel the byroads of central Russia, you begin to understand the secret of the pacifying Russian countryside. It is in the churches. They lift their bell-towers-graceful, shapely, all different-high over mundane timber and thatch. From villages that are cut off and invisible to each other, they soar to the same heaven.... The evening chimes used to ring out, floating over the villages, fields, and woods, reminding men that they must abandon trivial concerns of this world and give time and thought to eternity."
When conservatives elected their own champion in 1980 the world seemed right again. President Ronald Reagan admired Solzhenitsyn. Reagan called the Soviet Union the evil empire but many forget he also called communism in America evil as well. He warned his fellow Americans, "If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." In 1983 President Ronald Reagan declared that year as the national Year of the Bible. He said, "Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face." Also saying, "Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."
Reagan was trying to bring God back into the public. Already laws were established to keep prayer out of schools and nativity scenes banned. Even the 10 commandments were forbidden in many public places. He knew that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, "separation of church and state", meant that the Church must be protected from the state not as the American communists defined it as religion prohibited in public places.
Americans watch Obama destroying their own country and the world. They do not want war in Syria or Iran. With no hero to save them they become frustrated and look to Putin. Although they hear the same mantra from their TV that Putin is a dictator, Putin is evil, Putin is a murderer; from the internet they see him kneeling at Christ's Holy Sepulcher which Obama never does when visiting Jerusalem. They see him going to church when they know Obama favors Muslims who attack Christians and their churches. They see Putin establishing laws to protect the church and laws against homosexuality. This they admire and this brings them hope. Hope in their upside down world where there is a leader willing to follow Christ. They have no Reagan but they see Putin whom they wish was their president. Here are a few examples of the thousands of emails I have received:
"One of my fantasies is to kidnap Vladimir Putin and make him the leader of the US." - Jim. "The fact that Putin allows Christianity is an AMAZING thing, while Christians, true ones, are persecuted in anti christ America." - Robert. "Putin has encouraged the nation of Russia to return to spiritual values, whereas the US. is going in the opposite direction. " - Glen . "It is a shame that it takes someone from Russia to speak the truth that our media refuses to do. The reason they don't is because they are communists themselves. " - Steve. "Obama is definitely a communist, I have believed this all along. Ronald Reagan is turning over in his grave." - John. "I used to live in a country where strong conservative morale character meant something. No longer and the days of darkness here in the USA have begun. " - Loy. "Putin seems like he is really trying to lead and do the right thing for his country. You are lucky. Obama is not done destroying my country." - Loy
"We are witnessing the slow decline and eventual destruction of the United States, as was the case for the Roman and Greek Empires. When history is recorded of the deeds, actions, and accomplishments of great leaders, President Putin will stand tall because he dared to uphold the virtues of the Christian faith and civilization itself. " - Richard Dixon
Americans can almost say like Tocqueville , "In America (France) I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions. But in Russia (America) I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country."
If you still do not understand why American Christians admire Putin then see the video my US Marine friend made below. All agree with what Putin said and did in the video and prefer him or someone like him as their president. American conservatives hear only lies from their TV but what they see on the internet from Russia regarding Putin is true because Christ guides them to see the Truth. The Holy Spirit does not fail them and inspires them to see Russia. They know a tree by its fruit. Putin obviously respects the Christian Church but Obama and their American government does not.
Putin- Defender of the Faith
Xavier Lerma can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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