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In the West - Propaganda, Hysteria and Truly Foul Breath!

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If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be laughable: the political brigands in North America and Europe are fuming, spitting and rolling their eyes upwards towards the ceiling. They are pointing fingers in all directions, shouting incoherently “China!”, “Russia!”, “Venezuela and Cuba!”, “Iran!”; “You, You, YOU!”.

China and Russia are quietly building a new world, which includes brand new infrastructure, factories and entire neighborhoods for the people. Hospitals are being constructed, and so are universities, parks, concert halls and public transportation networks. Both countries are doing all this quickly and noiselessly, and with great determination. And despite sanctions and embargos, they never shout back at the salivating, angry mouths of the Western gurus of brainwashing.

The difference between the West and the two mighty allies in the East, is enormous. In fact, it is not a difference, but an outright contrast.

It is not that China and Russia are perfect countries. No. Perfection is depressing and it is aimed at by religious fanatics and (thank God, unsuccessfully), by fashion magazines. I don’t even know what it really means, philosophically – perfection.

What I do know is that in both China and Russia, people come first. Their standards of living are at the center of almost all the efforts of the planned economies. Beijing and Moscow and most of their bureaucracies exist so that the people live longer, better, and have more meaningful lives. The cities and villages are designed for citizens to become more educated, healthier, while enjoying a deeper cultural life.

Visiting Russia, from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, as well as China, from Guangzhou to Urumqi; it is clearly visible, undeniable.

Western mass media and Western governments stopped asking all the basic questions, and preventing others from asking them publicly. Questions like: “What do we really want from life?” “What are we scared of?” “What kind of society do we want to live in?”

Say, seriously: do you really, really want to live in a country, where you and your family could drive the latest Maserati or Lamborghini, on some road which is surrounded by infested slums? Do you? Do you want to shop in malls where the toilets are decorated in marble and with gold-plated faucets, while people are dying, just a 100 meters away, without basic sanitation and decent medical care?

Do you want to live in a bubble or your tiny country which is doing damn well, simply because it used to colonize some enormous territories, and continues to colonize them, indirectly, to this very moment? Or in a country which prides itself on never colonizing anybody directly, but which has been “investing” in Western expansionism for decades and centuries. Notice, this time I am not naming names, not pointing fingers. I let the reader fill in the........

© New Eastern Outlook