Russia has so far put on a beautiful Olympics, and the opening ceremony was both dazzling and dignified, an expression of national pride, but more subdued than the heavy-handed Bejing Games.
And yet there are Russia haters everywhere, especially in the West. They are rooting against the success of this Olympics and applying double standards–knocking Russia’s infrastructure for example–in ways they would never apply to African, Asian, or Latin countries. And they hate Russia for the very reasons conservatives should like it: Russia has taken a stand for Christianity and against the fanatical anti-family gay agenda, Russia is one of the sole European nations with some ethno-national pride, and, more generally, Russia is now a normal country not totally destroyed by corrosive political correctness.
Yet Google makes a rainbow their monicker, just so we know where they stand. And even so-called conservatives are trashing Russia for its censorship because of its popular law preventing gay recruitment of children and related propaganda.
I’m generally for free speech, particularly in the US, but it differs a lot from place to place. There are rules, and every society has its blasphemies. Where are these free speech purists when European countries persecute conservatives under their meddlesome “hate speech” laws? And, more important, why do conservatives feel the need slavishly to adopt liberal terminology and its scale of values? This is the real problem, and it needs to stop.
For example conservatives are now as prone as liberals to a “five minute hate” regarding racism accusations, and they now bend over backwards to promote interracial marriage, as if opposition to these things was a real problem in the country. These are private decisions. Real racism has largely disappeared. Racism used to mean you were hostile to another race and viewed them as inferior; it now means, apparently, that you do not want to have sex with someone of another race, as if your duty to “do the right thing” requires one to be an equal opportunity employer in his personal life. No, these are nonproblems, other than to the extent people feel they are problems.
Rather, it is liberalism itself that is poison, along with its opposition to all tradition, all religion, the family, and our historical people and government. Instead of conservatives saying, “We’re not racist, you’re racist,” why not say, “You are destroying the history, traditions, and very blood of my historical people; I do not care what you degenerates think of me and aim to suppress you and your allies as a matter of civilizational self defense.”
The former cedes the terms of the debate and the location of the field of battle. The latter is a declaration of independence from the very structure of liberalism.