Brussels is preparing to adopt an act that would prohibit the dissemination of "Russian propaganda" in the European Union. Chairman of Pravda.Ru Board of Directors Vadim Gorshenin believes that the law, if passed, would ban all Russian media outlets in the EU.
After the adoption of the document, the servers of all Russian mass media - all of them - may find themselves outlawed.
European officials thus want to protect European readers from the possibility to learn new opinions on a wide range of issues, including foreign policy, migration, economic issues and so on.
It is not Russia that goes back into the totalitarian past, as American and European mass media report - it is Europe that wants to go back to the rigid ideological totalitarian future. It is Europe that starts to show its ideological looseness and helplessness, because the adoption of this document means voluntary capitulation.
We all remember the fruit of the activity to silence the BBC, the Voice of America, Deutsche Welle and so on. Some representatives of Soviet intelligentsia firmly believe that the truth is hidden in silence. If they silence a station, then this station speaks the truth.
Something similar is going to happen to Europe. Of course, one needs to express indignation about violations of fundamental human rights that European officials plan. At the same time, one should bear in mind the fact that the plan will eventually work to the detriment of EU structures and unity. If they want that, they can take that.
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