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“I have spent a good third of my professional life working to convince the readers—and often editors—of both Russian and American publications that Vladimir Putin is a threat to the world as we know it.” Thus spake Russian-born journalist and author Masha Gessen, a current heroine of the more intellectual part of the PC hive.

Gessen is a staff writer for the highbrow New Yorker and also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the New York Times, writing on such topics as Russia, autocracy, L.G.B.T. rights, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump. She is the author of nine books, her most recent being The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which won the National Book Award in 2017.

To understand Gessen’s mindset, it is important to look at her background. She was born in what was then the Soviet Union in 1967 to secular Jewish parents, and says she suffered from anti-Semitism. The 1970s were a time when Russian Jews began to strongly oppose the Soviet state, with many of the leading dissidents being Jewish.[1]Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century, Princeton University Press, 2004.

Gessen’s family was among the many Soviet Jews who emigrated to the United States, hers doing so in 1981. With the fall of Communism, however, she returned to Russia in 1991, where, working as a journalist, she remained until December 2013, when she would return to the United States out of fear that the Russian government’s new anti-homosexual propaganda law could be used to take away her adopted children, since she was regarded as “Russia’s leading LGBT rights activist.”


Her new book, The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, released at the beginning of October 2017, is now causing a stir. (This essay is not a review of this book, but it should be mentioned that it is a fairly good read and shows that Gessen is not completely one-sided.) More than a few commentators focus on the title’s reference to “totalitarianism.” But has Russia really returned to its totalitarian past? It should be noted that Gessen’s arguments in this book (which is also the case elsewhere) seem to have been either too erudite, convoluted, or contradictory for her reviewers to grasp. For example, the review in the Washington Post’s print version asks: “Is Putin’s brand of totalitarianism as repressive as Stalin’s?”[2]Susan B. Glasser, “Is Putin’s brand of totalitarianism as repressive as Stalin’s?,” Washington Post, p. B-1 and B-5, October 8, 2017. (This question is a loaded question since it contains an unjustified assumption—that Putin’s Russia is totalitarian. This is tantamount to the proverbial “Have you stopped beating your wife?”) The review’s author, Susan B. Glasser, former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post and co-author of a book on Putin, acknowledges in an overall favorable review that “Gessen’s provocative conclusion that Putin’s Russia is just as much a totalitarian society as Stalin’s Soviet Union or Hitler’s Germany may not convince all readers.”

In the New York Times, Francis Fukuyama likewise holds that Gessen sees Russia as being totalitarian: “As the subtitle of her book suggests, she believes that totalitarianism has reclaimed the country.” Fukuyama points out, however, that “One cannot really label Russia as totalitarian in the absence of a strongly mobilizing ideology.” In a favorable review in the Guardian, Daniel Beer, similarly refers to “Gessen’s extravagant claim: Putin’s regime is a ‘totalitarian’ successor of the murderous dictatorships of Stalin and Hitler.”

In various magazine articles, however, Gessen states directly, or implies, that Putin’s Russia is not a full-fledged totalitarian state, although it is moving in that direction . In an interview in Time Magazine, published in early October 2017, Gessen explicitly states that “[t]he regime that exists in Russia is not a totalitarian regime. Putin has created the regime of a mafia state. But because he created this regime on the ruins of a totalitarian society, totalitarian habits have kicked in. It’s a bizarre situation, where the regime sends out signals that aren’t about establishing totalitarian control. The regime just wants to plunder and stay in power. But society, which has been conditioned by so many years of totalitarianism, responds by creating totalitarian mechanisms, [like] when people start raiding bookstores in their own neighborhoods to make sure there is de facto censorship.”

Gessen also provides seemingly contradictory interpretations about why Russia was moving in a totalitarian direction. She maintains that the whole course of history had been changed with Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2015 and that this was the delayed response to the NATO bombing of Serbia during the Kosovo war in 1999. Russians regarded “Yugoslavia [as] being a rightful part of Moscow’s sphere of influence. Not being consulted—or even, apparently, warned—sent the very clear message that the U.S. had decided it now presided over a unipolar world. There was no longer even the pretense of recognizing Russia’s fading-superpower status.” Russians felt humiliated. Thus, Putin’s efforts to restore Russia’s military power were welcomed by the Russian public. “[B]y annexing Crimea,” Gessen asserts, “he [Putin] had avenged Russia for what had happened with Kosovo.” She opined that “[i]t is also impossible to know whether Putin would have happened to Russia if it had not been for the [NATO] bombing of Yugoslavia. I believe he would not have.” And it is Putin who has moved Russia in a totalitarian direction.

While Gessen is willing to accept the idea that NATO bombing of Serbia angered and humiliated Russians and caused an aggressive reaction, she denies that the U.S. expansion of NATO to include former Soviet satellites violates any Western promises to the contrary. It is this expansion of NATO, however, about which Putin now fulminates.[3]Masha Gessen, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, Penguin Publishing Group, Kindle Edition, pp. 275-77.

But contrary to what Gessent claims , recently released documents from the National Security Archives at George Washington University clearly “show that multiple national leaders were considering and rejecting Central and Eastern European membership in NATO as of early 1990 and through 1991, that discussions of NATO in the context of German unification negotiations in 1990 were not at all narrowly limited to the status of East German territory, and that subsequent Soviet and Russian complaints about being misled about NATO expansion were founded in written contemporaneous memcons [memoranda of face-to-face conversation] and telcons [memoranda of telephone conversation] at the highest levels.”

Denying that Putin has been really affected by NATO expansion, Gessen holds that his hostility to the U.S. and the West reflects “a clash of civilizations, nothing less than a confrontation with the West over the very values at the core of ‘the Russian world.’ The current view is that international law and all Western alliances are parts of a conspiracy to limit Russia’s ability to protect and spread traditional values. So-called strategic interests and the fate of ethnic Russians are merely pretexts for battles in the new worldwide conflict.”

“The West hopes its actions can change Putin’s [actions],” Gessen maintains. “Negotiating with Putin, trying to second-guess him, validating his bad-faith negotiations, searching for a solution that can mollify him—all of these approaches are willfully based on a false assumption. The very premise of realpolitik in this situation is a lie.”

It is not clear what Gessen actually means here. Does she really believe there is a “clash of civilizations,” or is she referring to what she regards as the current Putin line, similar to the old Soviet party line that could quickly be changed to advance other political interests? But Gessen clearly denies that alleged Russian geostrategic interests and the condition of ethnic Russians living outside of the Russian Federation really motivate Putin’s policy.

Russian People Responsible for a Putinesque Ruler

Yuri Levada (1930-2006), founder of the Levada Center, which conducts surveys of Russian public opinion, coined the term “Homo Sovieticus” to describe the average Soviet citizen–a fearful, isolated, authority-loving personality created by Communism. Adopting this analysis, Gessen writes in The Future is History: “The belief in a paternalistic state, and an utter dependence on it, were bred in Homo Sovieticus by the very nature of the Soviet state, which, Levada wrote, was not so much a complex of institutions, like the modern state, but rather a single superinstitution. He [Levada] described it as a ‘universal institution of a premodern paternalistic type, which reaches into every corner of human existence.’ The Soviet state was the ultimate parent: it fed, clothed, housed, and educated its citizen; it gave him a job and gave his life meaning; it rewarded him for doing good and punished him for doing wrong, no matter how small the transgression. ‘By its very design, the Soviet ‘socialist’ state is totalitarian because it must not leave the individual any independent space,’ wrote Levada.”[4]Gessen, The Future is History, Kindle, p. 59.

In the early 1990s, after the collapse of Communist rule, this type of individual seemed to be disappearing, and Levada, Gessen points out, thought it would become extinct as the Soviet generation died off, but by the end of that decade public opinion polls indicated that this was not the case. Upset with their country’s loss of status and longing for stability, Homo Sovieticus was, by the latter part of the tumultuous 1990s, “not only surviving but reproducing – and this meant that he was reclaiming his dominant position in the population.”[5]Gessen, The Future Is History, Kindle, pp. 201-202.

Gessen implies here that the attitudes of the Russian people shape the type of government under which they live. It would seem, therefore, that Putin, or someone like him, was bound to rule Homo Sovieticus. This conflicts with her negative references to Putin in which he seems to be history-shaping.

War and the Destabilization of Russia

What policy toward Russia does Gessen propose? In September 2014, she advocated that the U.S. “use the entire arsenal of financial and political sanctions at once” to wreck the Russian economy, which is about what the United States has done.

“After that,” she asserted, the United States should “do what can be done to physically protect those who are being attacked and those who are at risk: Ukraine, the Baltics, and – the most important criterion of all – anyone who asks for protection from this scourge. That probably means arming Ukraine and taking up positions in the Baltics. Yes, this puts the West on the verge of actual military engagement, but it is not only strategically dangerous but also morally corrupting to stand by and watch while Putin pounds unprotected neighbors.

“It is likely that none of this [will] stop him [Putin],” Gessen opines. “But at least it may keep us from falling into an abyss of lies and helplessness.”

Note that Gessen accepts the fact that her proposal would put the West on the “verge of actual military engagement”—that is, war—but she considers it to be morally wrong to do nothing to counter Putin. Moreover, she doubts that this effort would achieve success. Going to war, especially one that could lead to a horrendous result—i.e., nuclear war—while doubting success is a clear violation of just war principles.

Gessen, however, wants to do more than just protect countries from Russian aggression; she wants to destabilize Russia itself. She writes: “Bombing Moscow does not seem to be an option. [Note that she does not categorically rule this out.] But helping the Russian opposition in the same committed, involved, and even meddling manner as the U.S. once helped the Serbian opposition should be.” Gessen grants “that Putin is a lot stronger and harder to remove.” But she holds that this provides all “the more reason for the U.S. to put its best minds to work on helping Russians accomplish just this. It may be our only chance of righting the course of history.”

Gessen does not even stop with regime change. She wants Russia to break apart and thinks that Putin’s fall from power could precipitate that. “Russia continues to be an empire in a world that has pretty effectively dispensed with empires,” she avers. “So why is the Russian Federation of more than 80 constituent parts, most of which have distinct national identities, some of which have distinct languages and cultures, and all of which now, as a result of being plundered by the Putin regime, have nationalist movements – why should they stay together?” Gessen’s animosity is not simply toward Putin, but toward Russia, and it would seem, the bulk of the Russian people—as exemplified in the Homo Sovieticus theory—who, she believes, have essentially created the type of government that exists. Gessen’s vision for the future of Russia bears some resemblance to the harsh Morgenthau Plan for post-World War II Germany that proposed its pastoralization based on the assumption that it was not simply the Nazis who were dangerous but the German people. And it should be further noted that Stratfor, an American global intelligence firm that has been referred to as the “Shadow CIA,” predicts Russia’s breakup.

Russia and Trump

Gessen sees some similarities between Putin and Donald Trump. However, she rejects the narrative prevalent among many mainstream American liberals that Russian meddling in the 2016 election enabled Trump to triumph. Gessen writes this off as a conspiracy theory—conspiracy theories being repudiated ipso facto by the mainstream, and when the mainstream adopts this mode of thinking, as it has on the Russia issue, it is not referred to as a “conspiracy theory.” Gessen maintains that “conspiracies are perfect for simple thinking. . . . Because Russiagate explains how we got Trump and how we’re going to get rid of Trump. Russia elected him, and once it all comes to light, he’s magically going to disappear.”

Gessen writes: “These ideas—that Trump is like Putin and that he is Putin’s agent—are deeply flawed.” In her view, the “Putin fixation” is “a way to evade the fact that Trump is a thoroughly American creation that poses an existential threat to American democracy.” And she concludes her argument by appealing to the Marxist-Freudian Frankfurt School of sociology: “In the middle of the last century, a number of thinkers whose imaginations had been trained in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany tried to tell Americans that it can happen here. In such different books as Erich Fromm’s Escape from Freedom, Theodor Adorno and his group’s The Authoritarian Personality, and Herbert Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Man, the great European exiles warned that modern capitalist society creates the preconditions for the rise of fascism. America doesn’t need Putin for that.” [Note that this would seem to undercut the Homo Sovieticus theory, which emphasizes the specific environment of the Soviet Union.]

Laying ou t her own theory for Trump’s victory, Gessen sermonizes: “Trump got elected on the promise of a return to an imaginary past—a time we don’t remember because it never actually was, but one when America was a kind of great [sic] that Trump has promised to restore. Trump shares this brand of nostalgia with Vladimir Putin, who has spent the last five years talking about Russian ‘traditional values,’ with Hungarian president Viktor Orbán, who has warned LGBT people against becoming ‘provocative,’ and with any number of European populists who promise a return to a mythical ‘traditional’ past.”

LBGT Folks Are the Bane of Autocracy

In Gessen’s view , the greatest fear of these autocratic simplifiers is LGBT rights. “With few exceptions,” Gessen opines, “countries that have grown less democratic in recent years have drawn a battle line on the issue of LGBT rights. Moscow has banned Pride parades and the ‘propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations,’ while Chechnya—technically a region of Russia—has undertaken a campaign to purge itself of queers.” She also includes Orban’s Hungary, Erdogan’s Turkey, Modi’s India, and el-Sissi’s Egypt in this “less democratic” category.

“The appeal of autocracy lies in its promise of radical simplicity, an absence of choice,” Gessen asserts. “In Trump’s imaginary past, every person had his place and a securely circumscribed future, everyone and everything was exactly as it seemed, and government was run by one man issuing orders that could not and need not be questioned. The very existence of queer people—and especially transgender people—is an affront to this vision. Trans people complicate things, throw the future into question by shaping their own, add layers of interpretation to appearances, and challenge the logic of any one man decreeing the fate of people and country.”

Historical Evidence that LBGT People Are Not Necessarily Opposed to Autocracy

There is ample historical evidence to refute Gessen’s contention that the existence of “queer people” is antithetical to autocracy, since that label could be applied to such autocrats as Roman emperors Caligula, Nero, and Hadrian; Alexander the Great and Frederick the Great. Furthermore, Nazism used to be connected with homosexuality when homosexuality was considered to be a deviant behavior. For example, in his popularly acclaimed historical work, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, published in 1960, establishment author William Shirer described Ernst Röhm, head of the notorious Stormtroopers (SA), as “a tough, ruthless, driving man—albeit like so many of the early Nazis, a homosexual.”[6]William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, 1960, Pdf version, p.35. WikiSpooks Main-page.png — An encyclopedia of deep politics.,

Trump Destroying American Democracy

In an article written before Trump was elected president, Gessen claimed that he “will have to begin destroying the institutions of American democracy—not because they get in the way of anything specific he wants to do, like build the wall . . . but because they are an obstacle to the way he wants to do them. A fascist leader needs mobilization. The slow and deliberative passage of even the most heinous legislation is unlikely to supply that. Wars do, and there will be wars. These wars will occur both abroad and at home. They will make us wish that Trump really were Putin’s agent: at least then there would be no threat of nuclear war.”

“There is no way to tell who will be targeted by the wars at home,” Gessen avers, but she regarded it most likely to be “the LGBT community because its acceptance is the most clear and drastic social change in America of the last decade, so an antigay campaign would capture the desire to return to a time in which Trump’s constituency felt comfortable.”

While usually focusing on Trump as though he is radically different from other American presidents, Gessen acknowledges that the conditions for autocracy are the result of the American reaction to the September 11 terrorist attack. “The state of emergency that went into effect three days after September 11th has never been lifted,” she points out. And she maintains that, concomitantly, there has been a “16-year run of . . . [an] increasing concentration of power in the executive branch.” Gessen states that this “chain of events did a lot to create the possibility of Trump, to create the very possibility of a politician who could run for autocrat in this country and get elected.”

Gessen Contra Freedom of Speech

Whereas Gessen rails against Putin and Trump for purportedly suppressing freedom of speech in their countries, she explicitly rejects this concept as illustrated by her following pontification: “Otherwise sane Americans routinely argue that the regulation of speech is incompatible with liberal democracy. This is a patently untrue statement. To take just one example, virtually all member countries of the European Union have so-called memory laws, which outlaw certain statements about history. A great many Americans are convinced that the right to free speech in this country is absolute, as though various American authorities did not police pornography, the portrayal of sex in movies, and the language used by broadcast media, to name just a few of the most obvious speech-regulation practices that Americans encounter every day.”

Note that Gessen is claiming that the belief that “regulation” of speech is incompatible with liberal democracy is “insane.” One might recall that the Soviet Union in its more “tolerant” latter days labeled dissidents as insane and needing treatment with psychiatric drugs. The fact that members of the European Union have laws prohibiting political and historical views does not mean that such a prohibition is not contrary to a free society, and it is certainly contrary to the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court. Sometimes so-called liberal democracies, including the U.S., have acted in an illiberal manner. In 1952, when Communist subversion was a major concern, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, a liberal icon, stated that “Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions.”

Apparently, Gessen believes that pornography should not have less protection than speech pertaining to politics, science, and history, which has never been the case in the United States or, until perhaps recently, in other Western countries. Nonetheless , pornography is not currently banned in the United States.

Gessen also wants to make sure that views she opposes are kept out of academia and is upset when this does not happen. Regarding an effort to have a dissident view expressed at the University of California-Berkley, she writes: “Milo Yiannopoulos, that gay firebrand of homophobia and misogyny, will be appearing at so-called free-speech events at Berkeley this week, with his allies Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, and James Damore, the former Google employee who gained fame with his pseudoscientific memo on women in tech.” It is not clear why people such as Damore, with his alleged pseudoscience, cannot be easily refuted. Wouldn’t it be better to refute these ideas than prohibit them? People, especially the highly intelligent students who attend Berkeley, might come to think—though may be fearful of expressing–that the reason for suppressing ideas is that they cannot be refuted.

Gessen was also enraged that the annual conference at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College allowed among its more than 20 speakers–which included Gessen–a German rightist parliament member, Marc Jongen, to express his opposition to immigration in Germany. Gessen complained: “If the organizers’ intent was to facilitate a debate with a living specimen of the new far right, it failed. What Jongen said had been heard before, and could have been discussed in his absence. More to the point, whatever the organizers’ intention, an invitation to talk at a famous center at a prestigious college does lend legitimacy to the speaker and his views.” In other words, opposition to immigration is outside the bounds of allowable opinion, although most countries have laws restricting immigration.

Gessen claimed that Hannah Arendt, a major writer on totalitarianism, would have held the same view, contending that “she stressed the simplicity and the ‘preposterous’ nature of ideas that underlie evil: these were ideas to be called out, not debated. She was also sensitive to the appearance of legitimacy that an invitation can lend. In December 1948, she signed a letter to the Times about the visit to the United States of the Israeli politician Menachem Begin, whose organization the letter likened to the Nazi Party.” However, there doesn’t seem to be any equivalency between Jongen’s verbal opposition to immigration and Begin’s leadership of the terrorist group Irgun, which engaged in mass murder to dispossess the native Palestinians.


While Gessen is a skilled and prolific writer, far more intelligent than most PC feminine icons, her radical lesbianism—which seems to be the cynosure of her Weltanschauung and serves as a significant reason for her intense hostility to Putin—mars her objectivity. But it undoubtedly increases her appeal to the liberal establishment. Also contributing to her appeal is her willingness to sometimes differ from the current PC party line—e.g., on Russiagate—while not straying beyond the bounds of allowable thought. Thus, she is often proclaimed to be provocative, a quality undoubtedly enhanced by her inconsistencies: one cannot predict exactly what she will say.

Gessen seems to believe that views she supports should be given free rein while views she detests should be prohibited. If Gessen wants to look at totalitarianism, autocracy, or any other fearful development she conjures up, she would do well to study her own mind. And she might be able to recognize that she is as much a product of Soviet Communism as Homo Sovieticus was, but instead of being an obedient follower, she is more like a would-be Soviet commissar.


[1] Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century, Princeton University Press, 2004.

[2] Susan B. Glasser, “Is Putin’s brand of totalitarianism as repressive as Stalin’s?,” Washington Post, p. B-1 and B-5, October 8, 2017.

[3] Masha Gessen, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, Penguin Publishing Group, Kindle Edition, pp. 275-77.

[4] Gessen, The Future is History, Kindle, p. 59.

[5] Gessen, The Future Is History, Kindle, pp. 201-202.

[6] William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, 1960, Pdf version, p.35. WikiSpooks Main-page.png — An encyclopedia of deep politics.,

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  1. WHAT says:

    Jesus Christ, for a moment I thought the creature on title photo was male. I’m still pretty sure it identifies as one!

  2. She is right here and there, but mostly she is wrong.
    Many people om this site will truly enjoy to dissect her ideas.

    • Replies: @voicum
  3. Fran800 says:

    It’s hard to believe that anyone as duplicitous and radical as Masha Gessen should be taken seriously by anyone. Take her stance on gay marriage. She is a Lesbian and fought for gay marriage. But she also says: “It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. …(F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. ” I notice also that in this article she quotes the members of the Frankfurt School favourably — and these people made no secret of their (Communist) desire to destroy the social system and generally the society of the West. She claims that Victor Orban is anti-democratic, but seems to think the EU is democratic. This woman is creepily evil

  4. I never thought I’d see the day when a fellow Pole – Sniegoski – had to be called in to defend Russia (or at least call for nuance) because the debate on all things Russian in the West has become so utterly deluded and obsessive that even Poles, notorious overindulgers in Russophobia in our own right, are now slowly starting to notice the insanity. When even we notice it, you know its bad.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @XEagle eye
  5. Biff says:

    Being a hetero, I’ve always wondered what makes the gay male so pleasant and happy(hence, the word gay), but conversely the gay female unpleasant and sometimes combative?

    Something beyond my understanding I guess.

    • Replies: @David
    , @Bardon Kaldian
    , @Bill
  6. Masculine women and homosexuals have generally done pretty well out of secular totalitarianism and nationalism. It’s the religious theocracies that tend to crack down on them. During the 1930s, a number of masculine women in England joined Oswald Mosley’s party because they had heard about the progressive stuff Mussolini was doing for women in Italy. Similarly, there is no shortage of homosexuals in modern European populist parties like the Front National.

  7. map says:

    She is easy.

    Social Justice Warriors always project.

  8. Wally says: • Website

    was said:
    “William Shirer described Ernst Röhm, head of the notorious Stormtroopers (SA), as “a tough, ruthless, driving man—albeit like so many of the early Nazis, a homosexual.”

    But the scientifically impossible & ridiculous ‘holocau$t’ narrative includes claims that ‘the Nazi’s exterminated countless homosexuals because they were homosexual’.
    So, the liars can’t even keep their lies straight.

    The German National Socialist policies and actions towards homosexuals were no different than other governments at the time, and in many cases less severe. There is absolutely no proof that they executed homosexuals, none.
    The fact is that the ‘homosexuals & gypsies’ canard is merely an attempt by Jews to buy votes for their laughable and impossible ‘6M, 5M others & gas chambers’.
    The Myth of Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals:
    Gypsies and Homosexuals in the Camps:
    Homosexuals – Yad Vashem:

  9. JustJeff says:

    Смерть жидам

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  10. Wally says:

    was stated: “virtually all member countries of the European Union have so-called memory laws, which outlaw certain statements about history.”

    The map below is where free speech on the impossible ‘holocaust’ storyline is actually illegal, violators go to prison for Thought Crimes. An obvious admission that the ‘holocau$t’ narrative doesn’t stand up to scientific, logical, & rational scrutiny.
    the facts are:
    The ‘holocaust’ storyline is one of the most easily debunked narratives ever contrived. That is why those who question it are arrested and persecuted. That is why violent, racist, & privileged Jewish supremacists demand censorship.

    Only liars demand censorship.
    The ‘6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here:
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  11. Tbbh says:

    It has nothing to do with Putin, Trump, or us deplorables. It’s because she is a bitter and disturbed dyke. She needs psychiatric help, not publishers.

  12. Putin has jailed some of her oligarch pals. She is a warrior for the tribe, the Satanic cult whose self-defined mission is to “destroy every unity save our own”.

    The only reason she gets the tiniest attention is because the entire media are in the hands of said cult.

    It is about time we-the-people demanded that our representatives address this issue directly and write some anti-racist, anti-monopoly, “equality” laws that give us some alternatives to these diabolical fiends.

    WE are occupied territory.

    • Agree: jacques sheete, Druid
  13. fish says:

    Didn’t think it was male……looked like Rachel Maddow after an 8 day pub crawl!

  14. “And she might be able to recognize that she is as much a product of Soviet Communism as Homo Sovieticus was, but instead of being an obedient follower, she is more like a would-be Soviet commissar.”

    No, she is not. The author has no clue what Homo Soveticus was. He thinks of us as something bad, but on the contrary it was next step in human evolution After all, it was Homo Soveticus that won against West combined military power in 1941-1945 against all odds and then rebuilt the country without any outside help within few years.
    The creature on the picture is a moral freak. There is nothing of the Soviet person in there.
    People who often put common good above own interests cannot be bad.

    • Agree: Andrei Martyanov
    • Replies: @Kam Phlodius
  15. I have firm believe that society and majority interests must be protected against such vile deviations at all costs. Being lenient to these people makes things worth and undermines society foundation. They are not happy to just being left alone as current developments show, they want to go mainstream and force the rest to accept their freakishness as normal.
    They are freaks of nature no doubt and freaks are not normal.

  16. I find Masha Gessen a “Bought” person, she is a typical voice of the NeoLib US, and as such she is in stark opposition to everything I stand for as a European socialist. Her class has been responsible for the eradication of the US middle class, the dismantling of of welfare and protection of the poor, she is full throated librul Clintonista/Obamista supported by the mega rich, furthermore she is a backer of the hellhole called Israel, the new harsher apartheid Haven. She is a warmonger, calling for interventions everywhere on Earth, if people there reject US Imperialism.
    I hope God loves her so much he calls her home soon. Spit.
    The problem with the US left is that it does not excist, anything that you can label Socialist is rejected out of hand, so the US will only grow worse for the unprivileged. But whatever carry on.
    Us in Scandinavia will just have to continue with living in squalor, get no education and health care, no paid hollidays, continue to beg in the streets, waiting for rich American tourists…..

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  17. Anonymous [AKA "SomeDailyStormerGuy"] says: • Website

    Gessen ? Hmmm…What kind of name is that ? Oh wait…its jewish.Another coincedence goyim !
    And for whom is the writing for ? New York Times and Time Magazine ? Wait…thats also jewish owned ! Coincedence !!!!

    And what does she stand for my dear goyim:

    Hate: Putin,Trump,Alt-Right,Nationalism(if its white),Closed borders (if its not Israel),Victor Orban,

    Love: LGBTs,open borders(but not for Israel),multiculturalism,ways to topple political leaders she as a jewish woman doesnt like,neoconservatism and war

    ““Trump got elected on the promise of a return to an imaginary past—”

    Yes goyim.You never had a history ! The US was never white ! That is imaginary !

    And now I say what this the f… is.

    Hatefull jews who hate russians want to destroy Russia because Russia is a threat to the ZOG world order.
    Hatefull jews who hate whites want to destroy all whites because if they become self aware would become a danger to the ZOG empire.

    The US is captured by a jewish oligarchy dominating all spectrums on actual policy.
    Sanctions on Russia,War with Russia makes no sense for a sovereign nation that the USA should be.
    In matters of foreign policy jews support ultra hawish neoconservatism tapping the power of the US military.
    In matters of internal policy jews support ultra leftists agendas to destroy a healthy society.

    If you are white draw your conclusions.

    • Replies: @bartok
    , @Anonymous
  18. bjdubbs says:

    Can somebody say what her biological sex is?

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  19. gessen is a cliche!

    secular jewish soviet emigre
    lesbian of the radical view which simply means you must change your views on matters, not her
    plays the i am an anti semite victim card ….as needed

    she like so many are one trick ponies on the left is every bit as totalitarian as the place she escaped…. the ussr itself a creation of radical boshevik jews.

    sergey brin a google founder shares the same totalitarian streak and for many of the same reasons,,,,,,,,his red headed step child google shows its totalitarian roots in its policies everyday

    i do not understand how these people fool so many with their single cell bullshit..

    if you know how the story begins the end comes as no surprise

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  20. Too long an article (I’ve read just a small part). So:

    a) images of fugly women hurt normal men retina.

    b) Putin is authoritarian, not totalitarian. His regime had done good in a few areas, bad in others. Life is a complex issue.

    c) it’s not simply Homo Sovieticus, but it applies to all Asian & Euro-Asian peoples. This strand of Russian mentality goes back to Mongol yoke.

  21. Thank Vladimir and God, promotion of perversion is not allowed in RF.

  22. Renoman says:

    Well the ugly truth is the vast majority of people don’t like fags or Jews, they are willing to tolerate them if they keep a low profile but they don’t want to be around them and regard them as a pain in the ass. In the West people are afraid to say so as where in Russia they are not.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  23. This is a great piece, thank you.

  24. Re: the conclusion: So she’s left-wing Latynina, huh. (Never really bothered to find out what her views were before beyond pro-LGBT and anti-Putin.)

    It occurs to me that the bit about Putin simply using Russian ethnic minority rights abroad as an excuse to advance his own agenda may apply to her as well, with regards to the whole LGBT vs. authoritarianism thing. Not so sure that the best thing one can do for LGBT people in Russia is to repeatedly and publicly encourage an absolute identification of them with the anti-Russian liberal cause.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  25. David says:

    Lesbians are like vegetarians. They are anti meat, not pro vegetable.

    BTW, if anyone finds anything interesting in this article, let me know.

  26. Mikhail says: • Website

    Way too much time has been spent on the likes of her, when compared to some of the great counter-material out there regularly getting downplayed.

  27. Jewish homosexuals yeah that’s the ticket! They’ll set things right.

  28. @paraglider

    The end involves us goyim living in peace , prosperity and happiness?

    • Replies: @Frankie P
  29. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Guess some people never learn that the majority of sane people don’t want to hear tales of depraved morality from those with ulterior motives.

    Gessen would probably cheer on an Antifa riot while deriding those who want nothing to do with their deranged mentality.

    Then when the next wave of pogroms hit, the ones being rounded up shriek, “What have I done, I’m for the proletariat!?

  30. n230099 says:

    One word ‘Masha’…thorazine. Get some quick, you’re over thinking the world.

  31. @Fran800

    Ultimately she has attitudes and views in extreme form, that are held in milder form by most liberal Jews.

    • Agree: Alden
  32. @Daniil Adamov

    More generally, people like Gessen become the public face of Jews, which is obviously not good for ordinary Jews who simply go about their lives.

    • Replies: @Alden
  33. @Renoman

    Which is why there is hope for Russia but not Western Europe and America. Ironically it’s the Eastern Europe counties that fell under Soviet domination after the war, that have the best chance of surviving all this.

  34. @JustJeff

    Gordon’s knot? Little bit radical!

    • Replies: @JustJeff
  35. Another piece of radical judeo-trash making lots of noise on the Jew circuit in New York. This woman is sick and should be ignored. But in upside-downville aka NYC she is celebrated as some sort of sage of carpet munching, replete with book of the year. With the Jews now pumping their sexual dysphorias to the goyim as the greatest thing since sliced bread, they should not be surprised the their enemies are starting to pile up. I feel bad for all the working class goyim parents dealing with the fallout from these Jew pogroms. I have seen these kids. Blue hair, born in wrong body so cross dressing, hooked on oxy-contin. This radical Jew is here to tell them it’s their parents fault and it’s going to take a bigger government to ever get things right.

    Shameful behavior by the filthy Jew scum in NYC. What else is new? Is it any wonder these vile Jews wind up in predicaments they don’t like? I say when you try to twist and pervert the minds of children you are playing with fire. I hope she gets what she deserves along with the rest of her kind.

  36. She seems oblivious to the concept of “Sauce for the goose ….”

  37. Gessen is a perfect embodiment, a distilled material expression, of both what is wrong with the American Russia so called “scholarship” and completely detached from reality view of historic Russia’s 20th and 21st century history. Using term “literati” towards most so called Soviet/Russian dissidentry as well as to the overwhelming majority of Western Russia “observers” is an insult to a basic intelligence and real scholarship. Pushkin gave a definition of this Boheme long ago in his Evgenii Onegin:

    “We all meandered through our schooling / haphazard; so, to God be thanks, / it’s easy, without too much fooling, / to pass for cultured in our ranks.”(c)

    I will abstain from commenting on American “intellectualism”, especially of the last quarter century, but the fact that large part of self-proclaimed American so called “literati” (and not) accepts Gessen’s “ideas” as valid is an indictment, not a diagnosis.

  38. @Bardon Kaldian

    Agree, except for this:

    This strand of Russian mentality goes back to Mongol yoke.

    It goes back to a warfare of a modern continental type and especially so of the 19th-20th centuries. The scale and scope of it is beyond the grasp of Western in general and American in particular “academe”/”literati”–they simply have no point of reference for that. WW II alone had a cultural and mental impact which dwarfs any impact Mongol Yoke might have had in a long run.

  39. “So why is the Russian Federation of more than 80 constituent parts, most of which have distinct national identities, some of which have distinct languages and cultures, and all of which now, as a result of being plundered by the Putin regime, have nationalist movements – why should they stay together?”

    I don’t care for Putin & his crony capitalism combined with national rhetoric, but this is beyond, beyond….

    No normal Russian-or, for that matter, member of any nation- would even contemplate discussing anything with anyone espousing such views. It would be just a waste of time.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  40. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Polish Perspective

    Did you see Karlin’s blog post on how Poland will legalize gay marriage in 10 years? You can’t go bitch for the West/globalism and expect to retain your Christian values and your homogeneous country. Globalism (international finance) is losing its patience with the Polski and will be kicking in the door soon enough.

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
  41. @Bardon Kaldian

    The idea that people who often put common good above own interests is automatically a negative about a population is silly.

  42. OBEE says:

    The New Yorker highbrow? Middlebrow at best and that was long, long ago.

  43. @Anonymous

    From an objective perspective, this is simply the result of homosexuals being a perpetual minority(unlikely to exceed 5% at maximum) who therefore will perceive themselves eternally under threat. If you were in their shoes and had deeply held beliefs about how you should continue to exist with minimum difficulty for your life goals and sexuality, then any one in a group who comments about how you’re a confused faggot constitutes a threat, but more importantly, is posturing that he has higher status than you in certain situations despite whatever other accomplishments that you have.

    This means that the only way to silence such individuals is to change the entire venue and setting, including bringing in outside influences if necessary. You would see it as vital for your survival, as would the necessity of gay marriage, the ability to adopt, etc – any and all signifier that you were not accorded the same rights as heterosexuals would be status-lowering.

    So bioleninism endures, eternally.

    • Replies: @Anon
  44. geokat62 says:

    “In such different books… the great European exiles warned that modern capitalist society creates the preconditions for the rise of fascism. America doesn’t need Putin for that.”

    Let’s not overly complicate things. Just as Fascism was a reaction to Bolshevism (classical Marxism), the alt-right is a reaction to political correctness (cultural Marxism).

    If The Lobby would cease and desist from implementing their program, the Dumb Goyim would not have to react to protect themselves.

    This isn’t rocket science.

    • Replies: @iffen
  45. What policy toward Russia does Gessen propose? In September 2014, she advocated that the U.S. “use the entire arsenal of financial and political sanctions at once” to wreck the Russian economy, which is about what the United States has done.

    That’s as far as I got. The bitch wants war between Russia and the U.S.. Probably because it would mean the death of millions of heterosexuals.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  46. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    I don’t care for Putin & his crony capitalism combined with national rhetoric, but this is beyond, beyond….

    The globalist puppet masters are determined that this white Christian country as it now stands must be ended! If this means creating a global Gulf of Tonkin/‘WMDs’/‘gassing his own people’ narrative then so be it.

    Sweden sends leaflets to 5 million homes on how to prepare for war with Russia

    Sweden is preparing to issue a public information manual on what to do in the event of war, as debate in the country grows over how to deal with the threat from Russia.

    The brochure, due to be sent to 4.7m households, will inform the public how they can take part in “total defence” during a war and secure water, food and heating.

    The booklet with the working title If Crisis or War Comes will also give guidance on dealing with threats from cyber attacks, terrorism and climate change, the FT reported.

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military support for Ukrainian separatists, along with increased activity and exercises near the Baltics and Scandinavia have caused deep unease in Sweden.

    The neutral country has begun to reverse deep post war defence cuts and incursions by Russian planes and submarines have sparked intense public debate over whether to join Nato.

    In September 2017, the country held its biggest military exercise in 23 years, with war games involving 19,000 Swedish personnel and allies from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Norway and America.

    The country last year voted to reintroduce conscription.

    “All of society needs to be prepared for conflict, not just the military. We haven’t been using words such as total defence or high alert for 25-30 years or more. So the knowledge among citizens is very low,” said Christina Andersson, leader of the project at the Swedish civil contingencies agency.

    Forget the increasing ‘no go zones’ and our women being raped by Muslim gangs, we have a country on our doorstep that is intent on invading us and making us listen to Tchaikovsky and do Lobachevskian mathematics!

    • LOL: Clyde
    • Replies: @Den Lille Abe
  47. Z-man says:

    Who is that man?
    A Satanic member of the Cabal.

  48. Interesting. I wouldn’t call the Russian Federation totalitarian. Putin isn’t Stalin, if for no other reason because he’s a bumbling, flat-footed Russian and not a wily Georgian. The Russian Federation is indeed a mafia state but Putin didn’t create that regime. The mafia bosses created it and put Putin into power as their front man essentially because he had acquired some standing on the world stage under Yeltsin. Putin’s blundering in Ukraine and Syria has deprived him of that standing and he has now become a liability to the mafia bosses who back him. The only question is whether they will be able to destroy him before his blundering destroys them.
    The problem is that the mafia bosses indeed just want to plunder and stay in power so that they can continue to plunder. “Nothing personal, just business” said Don Corleone. Putin, however, has made it personal by wrapping himself in the cloak of Russian nationalism, regarding the Russian Federation as the sole “legitimate” successor to the former Soviet Union and thereby entitled to reconstitute the Soviet state by conquering all the former Soviet republics and bringing them under the control of the Russian Federation. That undoubtedly pleases the increasingly elderly Soviet generation (Putin himself is now 65) but it isn’t sustainable. The secret of criminal success, so to speak, is the single-minded, amoral pursuit of wealth. Introducing a political ideology like classic European “hate thy neighbour” ethnic nationalism into the mix effectively reverses the criminals’ business model. Instead of the state serving the economic interests of the mafia bosses, the wealth and international networks of those bosses are being made to serve the nationalist political agenda. European ethnic nationalism, precisely because of its “hate thy neighbour” core, postulates rivalry, conflict and, ultimately, war. Thus, if the Russian mafia bosses don’t remove Putin from power, a third general war in Europe seems inevitable. The US tried but failed to stay out of the previous two. It probably won’t be able to avoid the third one either.

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
  49. Alright, I’ve wasted a few minutes of my life reading this. I don’t intend to waste anymore by writing a long comment.

    What this babble about life & cosmos boils down to is: this woman is an abject failure in life. Life worth living. I guess it is, basically, two things: her sexual orientation as unhappy & obsessive lesbian; her Jewish ethnicity colored by almost racialized enmity toward Russian “being” (not just this or that issue-the attitude reminds of anti-German hatred espoused by Jewish American quasi scholar Daniel J. Goldhagen).

    For anyone interested in (mostly) great overview of Russian culture & identity, I would recommend James Billington’s “The Icon and the Axe”: , ). Although I disagree on some points & although the book is in not few aspects dated, it is vastly preferable to all the”pundits” gobbledygook.

  50. Altai says:

    Why is it I can predict all her political opinions (Except not endorsing Russiagate, including an almost atavistic hatred for ethnic Russians and Germans) from looking at her face and being told she’s a Russian Jew?

    The only compelling case she seems to make is that /pol/ was right.

    • Agree: Beefcake the Mighty
  51. @Anonymous

    Nato is pr c defunt in Europe. I dont European Nato could muster more than 2 Brigades, 250 fighter aircraft and some tanks. I do know Germany subs are in for repair, they hardly have an airforce and on at the moment 100 combat ready tanks. Denmark is irrelevant. France hmmm I do not know. Sweden has only had a very, very capable Defense , but not big. If Russia wanted Gotland, we could not prevent it.
    And I am a Swede too, and you are a loonie!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Alden
  52. That did not take long. Now all the bat shit cracies out from under the rocks. It started with an option to comment on the views of a horrible women, and here russophobia, and most the commenters are not outright racist, xenophobic and nonsense spouting. I was not aware the asylums had Internet. But of couse as long as they post, they do no self harm.

  53. So let me get this straight, Gender is a social construct but being a faggot or tranny is something you were born that way.

    Seems to me that gender is readily observable and indisputable whereas all this faggotry is a social construct. Further, nasty Jews like the one pictured aboves only claim to fame is helping to craft these social constructs and attempt to provide some sort of rationale for the rest of us to believe in them.

    Again, the real losers here are the kids of the west who buy into this horse shit.

  54. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    This is a case of the personal becoming public, turned inside out. She hates herself and thus ends up hating everyone and everything else. The world should be destroyed, everything turned upside down. With these specimens what’s really important is their sex life and how they’ll find their next titillation. They’re on stage and demand applause. This person is certainly crazed by hate, though. They do this ‘let’s you and him fight’ routine, hoping for a US-Russian confrontation, a confrontation weirdos like this would never get close to. Does anyone really believe that she actually cares about the welfare of Ukrainians or people of the Baltic countries? Or for that matter seeing as she hates the Russians and fantasizes their country being demolished into many little states then why does she pretend to be worried about them having a bad man as a dictator?
    What’s noteworthy about her is how she can make a handsome living here in the US. She’s given a platform and paid to be part of the current chorus singing the same songs, all part of the well-paid public relations machine that’s on overdrive. There’s hardly anything actually intellectual about this public ‘intellectual’, who is also incompetent, but that goes unnoticed by the vast majority of people in the US who hardly read anything of value at all. Various personalities like this are promoted from behind.

  55. @Michael Kenny

    Thus, if the Russian mafia bosses don’t remove Putin from power, a third general war in Europe seems inevitable. The US tried but failed to stay out of the previous two. It probably won’t be able to avoid the third one either.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
    , @V
  56. @WHAT

    Heaven deliver us!

    Dear UR, please exercise some mercy, if not discretion, regarding the pictures you publish!

    This is a new nadir and thanks for the nightmares!

  57. iffen says:

    So you are in agreement that the alt-right is fascist?

  58. tjm says:

    This has nothing to do with her being gay, but about her being a jew. I remember when Obama nominated Chuck Hagel, a man who dared to question Jewish power in DC. The Jews went out and paid the Log Cabin republicans to come out against Hagel. The Jews don’t like to be out front in a fight, they like to use their filthy ill gotten made money, to buy support.

    They like to muddy the waters, and above all use divide and conquer techniques to undermine those who wish to stop the Zionist’s influence.

    Zionist Jews are the greatest threat to America and the world, bar none.

    • Replies: @Kya
  59. Bill says:

    Gay men are not, by and large, happy or pleasant. Prone to suicide, drug dependency, and a constellation of mental health issues, yes. Happy, no. Hollywood lies.

  60. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    For your education:

    Xe is worse than Gessen, for xe writes the ideas that journalists rehash. Quite influential. Frankfurt School on steroids.

    • Replies: @WHAT
  61. iffen says:

    Have John Oliver, Rachel Maddow and Masha Gessen ever been seen in the same room together?

  62. @anonymous

    What’s noteworthy about her is how she can make a handsome living here in the US.

    It is noteworthy NOT about her, it is noteworthy of the state of the contemporary (post-WW II) American “intellectualism” and all that this term entails.

  63. Biff says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Wow! Interesting link. Thanks.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  64. @WorkingClass

    That’s as far as I got.

    You beat me. I saw the pic and jumped for the comments. Glad I did.

  65. nickels says:

    A form of autocracy or absolute Monarchy is the ONLY protection of the people against the scourge of the financiers.
    The ‘liberal’ revolutions throughout Europe in the 18th and 19th century were nothing more than the destruction of the power that represented the people for the interests of the financial Oligarchy.

    The sooner people realize that, the better.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  66. @Daniel Chieh

    Don’t be ridiculous. Russia would destroy all US from Canada to Mexico in one salvo.

  67. Democracy and dictatorship.

    I do not know that you will understand this but you could try.
    What we are witnessing today in US and to the lesser extent all over the world is the battle between Democracy and Dictatorship.

    From the down of the time in tribal society dictatorship ruled. There was naturally collection of elders who were advising the leader’ but the final decision was made by leader. Eventually tribes developed into kingdoms. Kings naturally were dictators.
    Naturally people’s preference guided by instinct was always for dictatorship.
    Problem with dictatorship was that there were good dictators, and bad dictators.
    Eventually people have risen against bad dictators.

    Democracy was a later system of rule, which did try to eliminate this malaise in ruling the people. But democracies have eventually have felled everywhere where they were applied. There are multitudes of examples but typical ones were in England (Cromwell), and France (Napoleon)
    Trouble of democracy is that there is no individual personal responsibility; there is a group responsibility. Group responsibility descents only to pointing the fingers at each other when there is decision, which resulted in catastrophe.

    US democracy is now exhibiting mortal sickness that will result in its demise.

    Russians now adopted correct system. It is dictatorship. But here Russian people have a means to depose the dictator by election. While in case of the kings, there was not such option.

    • Replies: @Heymrguda
  68. Mulegino1 says:

    Could a more perfect likeness of of the archetypal, nasty, radicalized homosexual Jewess be found anywhere?

    Voila! The new dyke version of Le Happy Merchant.

    The western elites have two overarching reasons for hating Putin (and by extension all of Russia and most Russians) and they are these: he makes them all look incompetent, completely emasculated and utterly and pitifully weak by comparison. He is the proverbial lion in a den of Daniels. The other is that Russia cannot be credibly threatened in a military sense, and as such, is the impediment to their absolute hegemony over the earth.

    I believe that Trump has the capacity to relate well to Putin on a personal level and this could possibly enable him to finally cut the Gordian knot binding the energies and treasure of the American nation to the criminal geopolitics practiced by the Atlanticist-Zionist cabal.

  69. anon • Disclaimer says:

    The regime just wants to plunder and stay in power.

    That was the Yeltsin regime that Putin inherited. Putin being the pragmatist allowed the oligarchs to continue as long as they started paying taxes and contribute to society. Putin restored the social safety net that was completely destroyed under Yeltsin. Isn’t it funny how the west loved Yeltsin but hates Putin? It’s because they want Russia to become a powerless state or group of states, speaking of which …

    She wants Russia to break apart … “So why is the Russian Federation of more than 80 constituent parts, … [and now] as a result of being plundered by the Putin regime, have nationalist movements – why should they stay together?”

    And this is the real payday, the dream of all western Neocons and everyone who is on their payroll. It is about power and eliminating any country that stands in the way of achieving total power. I just wish they were honest about it and didn’t couch it in all of these pseudo intellectual and moralistic platitudes.

  70. JustJeff says:

    Considering how Masha Gessen and her ilk want to starve Russians to death, not really

  71. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Den Lille Abe

    Sweden has only had a very, very capable Defense , but not big. If Russia wanted Gotland, we could not prevent it.

    And of course I’m sure Russian generals are sitting thinking of the possibilities.

    “Igor, if we take over Sweden, we can take all of their low-IQed rapeugee Mohammedans!”

    “Not to mention all the Ikeas and halal butcheries, Ivan!”

    “Let’s roll! Onward to Malmö!”

    And I am a Swede too, and you are a loonie!

    Whatever. Just such up and protect your women from gang rapes and Mohammedan sex traffickers! Ok, Sven?

  72. Masha Gessen is an intelligent loser. How sad it must be to walk around in her shoes. She is an incredibly ugly person with interests no woman of worth would dare invest a second.

    I like the jews. They are capable people. Funny too. They are not cut out for leadership roles. Their ego eclipses their ability. Gessen is captured by this big ego. She writes well. So what? If the only people who read your books are people who agree with you already, you are only hardening and reinforcing your followers opinions.

    Gessen is increasing ignorance and closing minds with her works. She is making monoliths and know it alls out of lost people. All flash. No substance.

    Just another Democrat, really.

  73. @Sergey Krieger

    Read Albert L. Weeks’s “Russia’s Life-Saver” then post again. And, heed Putin’s repeated, unambiguous, videotaped repudiations of Marxism-Leninism and Stalin, which can be seen on RT’s You Tube channel.

    All across the globe, people still give thanks for the liberation of the captive “Soviet” peoples from their living hell, on Christmas Day, 1991.

    As for the freak who wrote this chilling essay, she is the new face of the Soviet terror. It simply moved to New York City and adapted to already favorable conditions.

  74. WHAT says:

    Thank you for the wonderful screaming nightmares that await me tonight!

  75. geokat62 says:

    So… the alt-right is fascist?

    I hope not.

    • Replies: @iffen
  76. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Daniel Chieh

    You DID read the list of counter-examples Sniegoski produced in the article above, right? You think this explains the behavior of Alexander or Friedrich II? Would it not only occur in societies poisoned by the Jew virus, so that they would “perceive themselves” as a threatened minority rather than, say, an ELITE? Do you not see how the Jew replaces the natural elite of the Aryan society with itself, an alien elite (cf Christian Zionist larping)?

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
  77. @Anon

    His examples were those of absolute elites who could afford to dally(or like Röhm, removed when convenient). Consider even elites like Alan Turing or Oscar Wilde who could take substantial status loss from their homosexuality regardless of their position in life.

    And of course, I agree with his thesis. Its not like homosexuals reject autocracy, as anyone familiar with leftist and liberal views now popular would know, especially for “safety.” They just want to be on the winning side of oppression.

  78. iffen says:

    geokat62 says:

    January 17, 2018 at 6:33 pm GMT

    So… the alt-right is fascist?

    I hope not.

    Not fashy enough?

  79. Why does this woman look like a angry man? Why does she manifest a false male personna?

    Doesn’t this unsightly Jewess qualify as a male impersonator?

    Why do dykes like Gessen assume this ridiculous pose?

    Gessen is queer. Her worldview is queer. And it is inescapably Jewish. This baggage alone disqualifies her as a legitimate scholar.

    Who gives operatives like Gessen such authority? Is it deserved? Why are Jewish homosexuals so overrepresented in media and education?

    It’s time to critically examine this phenomena. Might it not be a kind of mental disorder?

    Plus there’s the matter of free-floating Jewish malevolence that distorts the judgement of so many Jewish intellectuals. They use their scholarship as a weapon. It’s insidious. It’s dishonest. And it produces real harm.

    Gessen’s queer Jewish perspective certainly affects her militant ideology as well as her pro-Zionist sympathies. When will these tortured prevarications be repudiated?

    This woman should be working in a machine shop. She does not deserve to be taken seriously as a scholar.

    • Replies: @Wally
  80. JL says:

    I can’t believe someone bothered to write a 4000+ word article on Masha Gessen, of all people. Nobody in Russia takes her seriously, not even her would be comrades-in-arms. Hell, she couldn’t even hold down a job as an editor at some random travel magazine, her subordinates hated her (which was the real reason she left Russia for the States, not some LGBT persecution thing). Of course, in the US, she’s considered edgy, insightful and oh so knowledgeable about the evil Putin regime. But, hey, bonus for the captain obvious observation about Russiagate being a conspiracy theory.

  81. Moi says:

    Gessen also says (it’s there on Youtube) that she also wants to destroy traditional marriage.

  82. This is truly a big pile a bullshit….Putin a threat to the world ! How do these people get away with this type of hyped fiction. When was the last time she looked at Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria…the constant posturing and threats against Iran or anyone else for that matter that happens to be in the sights of the neocon lead American political system? What about the trashing of the most comprehensive document of checks and balances against this ramped trampeling of free speech, human and civil rights, the American Constitution ? Where is the disgust for Bush and co’s crimes against humanity…the Clinton’s blantant cronyism and provocations in eastern europe and Libya?? Americans are living in denial dreamland, waiting for some metamorphical savior like Oprah to take them by the hand and lead them to never never land. I am so sorry that someone of the level of Gore Vidal is no longer around to short sitdown with creep like this ……Well to her maybe Putin is the greatest danger to mankind but Russia and the Russian people better be glad that he is running the show at this particular junction in human history …Russian history. Otherwise I cannot imagine another personality of his stature and nature keeping his wits and controling any gut reaction to the constant provocations and humiliations that the US has inflicted on Russia since Gorbachev’s naive belief in America keeping its word. Just the fact that this moron is unaware of the colassal con job that Reagan and co pulled on Russia at the precise moment in history could have brought the two countries togeather, for the better of the entire world is enough to discard any positive light that she may have otherwise brought to the subject. She is not serious and should not be taken as such by any observer of the myriad historical facts that serve to dispel the major content of this rubbish. Dream on America …….you have been bested by what is surly a man that is flawed in many ways but is the one person that has the dexterity to control his emotions while waiting for your immenent demise.

  83. @Polish Perspective

    Thank you for this kind Polish gentleman …..I was think that Poland and the Polish people are forever lost.

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
  84. Anonymous [AKA "Del Gue"] says:

    I thought it was a younger Woody Allen at first glance.

  85. @JL

    I think you answered your own question: she’s considered useful as a propaganda fount, hence she gets a cushy gig at the American oligarchs chief media organ.

  86. nickels says:

    Here is an example of how an autocrat can work for you (the people) against the greed of the corporate scumbags:

    Only an autocrat with power can stand up for the little man.

  87. @Anonymous

    No not loonie, completely of the bat… I dont know where you get these ideas from. Are you spoon fed them in the asylum

  88. @WHAT

    Is it just me or does she remind anyone else of Milhouse?

    • LOL: JL
  89. voicum says:

    she has none , mostly ineligible ramblings.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  90. Anonymous [AKA "ricki tiki"] says:

    could not agree more… the holocaust should be renamed holohoax

    • Replies: @Wally
  91. @voicum

    She is sooooooooooo eager to solve world problems. I would advise her to commit suicide.
    That would help a little bit.

    • Replies: @Druid
  92. @nickels

    How right you are. Not like in US where Government and press are arguing about if Trump said shithole or shithouse.

    Quite a difference.

  93. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    They will just send the Chechens against the refugees. Russian Muslims are the best Muslims.

  94. @Boston guy

    Actually what this girl has is a mental indigestion. (Actually many Jews have this affliction)

  95. Dr. X says:

    Gawd… she actually makes Rachel Maddow and Rosie O’Donnell look beautiful by comparison…

  96. V says:
    @Daniel Chieh

    Great poster. A lot of people don’t realize just how powerful the US/UK bloc and it’s client states are.

    • Replies: @Kya
  97. L Bean says:

    Oh make no mistake, she’s the kapo of this “literati” scene. Anyone know the FX show “The Americans”? It’s an award winning, viciously anti-Russian thing literally written/produced by a CIA agent. Masha, with the fetish for genociding her motherland always in mind, provides the Russian translation for this show and has for years, before she was appearing regularly in the big name “serious” media like NYT. So she’s been chosen for some time to catapult the propaganda. There are a lot of expat Russians with grudges employed as experts in the promotion of this hysteria; “Hire a professional”, is the mantra of the ruling class.

  98. Frankie P says:
    @Father O'Hara

    Yes, if the goyim removes the parasite before the damage is too extensive.

  99. V says:

    “Russia continues to be an empire in a world that has pretty effectively dispensed with empires,” she avers.

    If she thinks that she must not be at all familiar with the Anglo-Saxon elite’s historic ideology of the ‘New Rome’ or of W T Stead, a close associate of Cecil Rhodes of British Empire fame, and his 1901 book The Americanisation of the World which I’ve linked to below. In that book, published roughly at the same time not coincidentally as the formation of ‘the special relationship’ in 1900 between the US and UK, a relationship only just short of an outright political union, Stead calculates on pg 11 & 12 of the first chapter that the US and UK have acquired between themselves three times the wealth and economic resources of the combined French, Russian, and German Empires. The pages of the first chapter are titled with telling headlines in reference to the US and UK and the then new ‘special relationship’…ie ‘The Supreme Power’, ‘World Conquerers’, ‘ The Decree of Destiny’, and ‘ The United States Leads’. On pg 8 he sums up the gist of the book with this ‘The lion’s share of the world is ours, not only in bulk, but in tidbits also.’

    In other words the world was already largely conquered at the latest by about 1900 when the US and UK formed their new relationship. With that type of wealth and economic power, the US/UK bloc would have had the ability to underwrite both its own Capitalist orientated initiatives and projects as well as greatly aid and steer the development and evolution of what would become the Soviet Communist bloc, the synthesis of the Capitalist and Red systems having the aim I can only suppose, to create a new person, the New Multicultural Man with which to repopulate the earth. The world wars and systematic destruction of peoples’ identities since that time (1900) have been fought to consolidate and expand upon this global hegemony with the ultimate objective as with all empires, being nothing less than the obtainment of total world power. Neither the Central Powers nor the Axis of WWI and WWII had any real chance against such a force. And though the UK lost it physical colonies, as it was a commercial empire, a lot of the physical assets of the Empire were probably monetized and it still has or can command similar economic power as Stead describes acting in conjunction with the US. As to the present a united front of Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and a quasi Islamic Caliphate of some type would also have almost no chance against the US/UK bloc in what would likely be a carefully planned, manipulated, and choreographed (not to mention rigged!) WWIII.

    Regarding the Anglo-Saxon plans of empire and the New Rome it is outlined in a little known book I’ve linked below by that same title published in the US in 1853. It exposits that the 1776 Revolution was a planned geopolitical false split between the US and UK; this split would allow time and space for the new democratic republic of the United States to grow and mature unmolested as it conquered the bulk of North America. Left unsaid was that this false split between the US and UK also would help lull the rest of the world into complacency as to the growing power of the Anglo-Saxon; if upon the French defeat in 1763 what in time would be the US (the thirteen colonies) had openly stayed a part of the British Empire and had acted to expand British control to almost the entire continent of North America, the very act of having openly done so would of created its own resistance in the form of various alliances between countries wishing to protect themselves and their combining against this newly acquired great power of the British. The US by consolidating British control of North America under cover of this false split avoided this occurence. England had watched and learned during the previous centuries from the Spanish experience with their Empire’s open conquest and consolidation of the whole of the continent of South America and the international resistance the act of doing so had created and wished to avoid it.

    The book goes on to say that in the future the US and UK will join back up to form a nearly unbeatable united front to the world, and that when this reunification takes place the center of power of the British Empire will move from England to the US. The united front of the US and UK will first proceed to conquer and gain control of Germany, the ‘hearth stone of Europe’, ie the center of power upon continental Europe. Russia is identified as a geopolitical adversary specifically of the United States for the domination of Europe; therefore immediately after the conquest of Germany by the US and UK a great struggle is to commence between the US and Russia, Russia and its allies pitted against the US and its allies in a global struggle to determine who will dominate Europe and thus the world. The US ultimately overcomes Russia in this struggle according to the books two mid 19th century writers. The book hints at a US backdoor attack upon Russia by way of its Pacific coastline. The book also states that in the future the US will dominate the air and that it will be the military projection of this air power against Russia’s land forces that will give the US the upper hand. Ultimately the book expresses that it is the US economic system of Capitilism that is more than anything to give to the United States, the planned direct continuation of the British Empire, the ’empire of the world’, the ‘New Rome’.

    Reflective of the long dysfunctional relationship between the Anglo-Saxon and Jewish peoples, there is a Jewish aspect to the Anglo-Saxon ideology of the New Rome of which I’ve excepted below some info from a now defunct website. I’ve also included a link below to a 1912 booklet entitled A Political Prophecy about the 1853 New Rome book as well as a link to a site which has excerpted quotes from The New Rome. It’s all light reading and well worth the time to give a person insight into much of the geopolitical ongoings of the present world.

    Study of the ideas of the leaders of these forces within Freemasonry reveals that their dream, intention and plan was to create out of Britain and America a New Rome, a new World Empire, a new uniformity of thought and lifestyle that would embrace the whole world. To this end, a new state, the United States of America, was established, the first “world state”…

    The New Rome

    Both in Britain and in the USA in the 18th and 19th centuries, aristocratic, oligarchical and anti-democratic forces working within the hierarchical structure of Freemasonry ensconced themselves within the political establishments of those countries – to what end ? Study of the ideas of the leaders of these forces within Freemasonry reveals that their dream, intention and plan was to create out of Britain and America a New Rome, a new World Empire, a new uniformity of thought and lifestyle that would embrace the whole world. To this end, a new state, the United States of America, was established, the first “world state”, made up of immigrants from all over the world rather than just from one ethnic community – a New Atlantis as intended by the British Elizabethan occultist John Dee, adviser to the Virgin Queen, and by Francis Bacon, James I’s Chancellor, and ruled by a scientific priestly elite. This is how the Freemasons of the Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary generations saw themselves..

    He goes on…

    The Temple and the Roman Imperial Spirit

    The Jerusalem Temple and Imperial Rome: these are what have linked Freemasonry with the New Rome of the New World Order since the days of the Templars, who based their esotericism on the symbology of the Temple of Solomon which they had learned in the Crusades. Their very name was associated with the Temple, and many of Freemasonry’s rites too are based on the Temple of Solomon. The god-given esotericism of ancient Israel was thus conjoined with what was essentially an imperial Roman will to power. Today we see again an alliance between those forces that lead the Jewish people and those that lead the New Rome; indeed the State of Israel today, just as in Herod’s day, is a client state of an Imperial Rome, the only difference being that, unlike Herod’s kingdom, without the aid of the New Rome, the modern State of Israel would very likely not have survived.

  100. @nickels

    “I can’t see your signature”
    “Give me back my pen”
    Hahaha omigod that’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen!

  101. Alden says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty

    But ordinary Jews read and believe every word of the “prestigious press” and parrot them back to the rest of us.

    As a group, Jews tend to be very gullible to propaganda Maybe it’s because they are liberal, maybe it’s because they are Jews.

    • Replies: @Wally
  102. @nickels

    Putin or the effeminate, pussy-hatted, hand-wringing, limp-wristed, dickless politicians of the West?

    Hobson’s choice?

    • Replies: @nickels
  103. Wally says:

    “he holocaust should be renamed holohoax”

    That in fact IS what it’s called by many.

    Support CODOH.
    Reaching a critical mass on the ultimate Big Lie is the only thing that will stop The Usual Enemies of Free Speech.
    The fake & impossible ‘holocaust’ is their Achilles heel, and they certainly know it.

    The destructive behavior of Jews ends when we say it ends. They need us, we do not need them.

    “We can force through any lie. It just has to be big enough so that a normal person says, ‘Well that cannot be a lie!’. Then the lie cannot be recognized as such. And the lie has to be repeated continuously. Then it is believed and is powerful because it is the belief in a ‘truth.’”

    from: ‘Propaganda’, by Zionist Jew, Edward Bernays

  104. Druid says:

    Never trust a Ziofascist

  105. alexander says:
    @Boston guy

    She is an “incredibly” ugly person ?

    Hahahahaha ……

    What does that have to do with the price of beans ?



    Priceless commentary !!!!!

    Truly priceless ! !!!

  106. Druid says:

    It’s tribal nepotism. It’s everywhere!!!! Ive seen it numerous times. Incompetents in influential band good positions, undeserved.

  107. Druid says:

    She and most of her tribal ilk!

  108. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Is that Groucho Marx in drag? Woody Allen? The idea of that that freak thinks she has the right to decide to future of Russia.- What a sick world we live in.

  109. Ace says:
    @Den Lille Abe

    And licking the boots of your new Muslim and African overlords.

  110. renfro says:

    Queer Jew who hates Russia and America……..nothing new there except queer plus Jew doubles her hate of the non freak world.

  111. Some crazy Russian professor has said that US will fall apart. It did sound crazy.
    But unbelievable thing just happened. Californian governor declared that it will defy any order concerning emigration coming from federal government. (CNN)

  112. Anonymous [AKA "Sig Sour"] says:

    There is a photo of Woody Allen at the head of this article because Masha Potato Head is a Woody Allen parody of a Jewish intellectual.

  113. Wally says: • Website
    @Mark Green

    It is peculiar that men hating lesbians always try to imitate men.
    Some sort of ‘envy’ no doubt.

    Mark asks:
    “When will these tortured prevarications be repudiated?”

    The lying nature of the deranged Chosen Ones is best brought to light by exposing the utterly fake & scientifically impossible ‘6M Jews’ Big Lie.

    “We can force through any lie. It just has to be big enough so that a normal person says, ‘Well that cannot be a lie!’. Then the lie cannot be recognized as such. And the lie has to be repeated continuously. Then it is believed and is powerful because it is the belief in a ‘truth.’”

    from: ‘Propaganda’, by Zionist Jew, Edward Bernays

  114. Wally says:

    They accept anything at anyone else’s expense as long as it’s “good for Jews”.
    And everyone knows it.

    The True Cost of Parasite Israel
    Forced US taxpayers money to Israel goes far beyond the official numbers

  115. nickels says:
    @The King is A Fink

    Hobson’s choice?

    I suppose, although with Putin I’d say one is pretty lucky.
    Autocrat in general, yeah, maybe a dicey proposition. But at least things can happen in autocracy.
    I’m reading PCR’s book ‘The Supply Side Revolution’, in which the process that creates US economic policy is exposed as the by-committe-dysfunctional-fiftyheadedhyrda that it is.
    Democracy is simply dysfunctional to the extreme. And the Oligarchs use their influence to take advantage of that.

    At the very least, this line of reasoning exposes the anti-authoritarian hysterics as complete phonies.

  116. nickels says:

    Very relevant Stephen Cohen video that just came up, bashing many of the ‘Evil Russian Autocrat’ myths:

  117. bjondo says:

    this ‘book’ can be judged by contents and cover.

  118. Anonymous [AKA "Paulie D"] says:

    Another vile, although prettier, jewess constantly ripping on anything russian is Julia Ioffe. Jews in general are a difficult bunch, but from my experience russian jews in particular are some of The nastiest people I’ve ever met. Arrogance is through the roof with these people, and they have an opinion on pretty much everything.

  119. Anonymous [AKA "Arethereanyhandlesleft"] says:

    I had no idea so many stereotypes could be squeezed into one hideous photo.

  120. Robjil says:

    She is the true face of terror. Read Chris Bollyn’s Solving 911. The truth will set us free.

  121. @nickels

    He was showing them who is the Boss. But no consequences. were investigations into their dealings and sources of their wealth and privatization launched and then action taken then I would agree. Otherwise it is all for show. it was also long time ago.

  122. @bjdubbs

    She is FEMALE.

    But she doesn’t want to be. Like her ethnic ally Barbara Lerner Spectre, she wants to be an international hero, leader, intellectual, political saviour, and arch-destroyer of the White Anglo-Saxon heterosexual male worldview, and complete extended world history.

    She – and millions like her from the ranks of the aggressive, mentally sub-normal Ashkenazis – is the personification of irredeemably closed-minded, brainwashed, neurotic, lying, corrupted, hate-filled, venomous, anti-White racist, cultural-marxist nation-wrecking Jew filth.

    And unless we do something about them, they will eventually take power and destroy us all.

  123. V says:

    She [Gessen] writes: “Bombing Moscow does not seem to be an option.

    Hmm…she indeed must not know of the Anglo-Saxon ideology of the ‘New Rome’ or of the US published 1853 geo-political book by that same name. The book’s two mid 19th-century writer’s declared that it would be just that, ie the projection of US air power that would overcome Russia’s land armies.


    ‘It [air power] will give us the victory over Russian continentalism. American air-privateers will be down upon the Russian garrisons, to use our own expressive slang, ‘like a parcel of bricks’…

    The New Rome; or, the United States of the World – 1853

    We are on the eve of aerial navigation…

    The first four acts already past,
    A fifth shall close the drama with the day;
    Time’s noblest offspring is the last.

    The sea is less confined than the river, the ocean more ubiquitous than the sea, but the air alone is fitted for a universal civilization. Its shores are every where; it can penetrate the poles ; it will settle the wilds of Tartary and the valleys of Central Africa. It will know no harbors and no ports, no depots and no entrepots. It will make all parts of the earth alike passable and alike accessible. It will give us the victory over Russian continentalism. Freedom is now limited to the oceanic world, to England and America ; Russia, with its continental dependencies, is despotic ; it has no ships, and therefore no freedom ; no freedom, and therefore no navy; having no navy, it can never do great injury to the seafaring world. But its despotism gives it an army, and its army will protect its despotism. The seafaring nations, on the other hand, have their navy to protect their freedom, but they will never have a large standing army to extend their system. To suppose this, would be to deny every leading characteristic of Americanism. This would keep the two halves of the world in a state of perpetual isolation, did not the navigation of the air restore them to a common element. American air-privateers will be down upon the Russian garrisons — to use our own expressive slang — ” like a parcel of bricks ;” and the Russian serfs will fasten to their skirts, and be elevated to a share in their liberties.

    pg 105

    ‘Then will the mastery of Europe be the prize of the death-struggle
    between the Union [the United States] and the Czar.’

    …the Anglo-Saxon empire shall lay its slow but unyielding grasp upon the countries of the Germanic confederation.

    Then will the mastery of Europe be the prize of the death struggle between the Union and the Czar. That mighty power now governs the continent from the coasts of Siberia to the German Ocean, and from the English Channel to the Mediterranean…

    pg 109

    ‘Thus the lines are drawn. The choirs are marshalled on each wing of the world’s stage, Russia leading the one, the United States the other. Yet the world is too small for both, and the contest must end in the downfall of the one and the victory of the other.’

    Thus the lines are drawn. The choirs are marshalled on each wing of the world’s stage, Russia leading the one, the United States the other. Yet the world is too small for both, and the contest must end in the downfall of the one and the victory of the other. Let those who will speculate on the permanent universality of subjection ; the stakes are safe on the side of the universe of sovereigns. Russia has expended all her forces in making a formidable display on her Western border. The United States are already digging the trenches for an attack in the rear.

    Compare the above excerpt from pg 155-156 of the 1853 New Rome book referencing US/UK domination of the sea and air with something written about the modern Russian Alexander Dugin below. A person might begin to think that these things were being manipulated between the US and Russia. Dugin’s theories foresee an eternal world conflict between land and sea, and hence, Dugin believes, the U.S. and Russia.

    Are the peoples of the world being played on a mass scale?

    Dugin’s theories foresee an eternal world conflict between land and sea, and hence, Dugin believes, the U.S. and Russia. He says, “In principle, Eurasia and our space, the heartland Russia, remain the staging area of a new anti-bourgeois, anti-American revolution.” According to his 1997 book, The Basics of Geopolitics, “The new Eurasian empire will be constructed on the fundamental principle of the common enemy: the rejection of Atlanticism, strategic control of the USA, and the refusal to allow liberal [anarchic] values to dominate us. This common civilizational impulse will be the basis of a political and strategic union.”

  124. C’mon Stephen, why gives this Jew lesbian any credibility?

    Masha Gessen is part of the Jew media network that owns all the TV stations, all the publishing houses, the entire press, YouTube, Google, and the entire Main Stream Media. That’s the only reason the goys ever hear of her.

    And like all Jews, Gessen’s peeing in her panties (stinky Jew panties!) because Putin’s taking on the Jew World Order and succeeding.

    See my Article: The Enemies Of Vladimr Putin @

    And my Video: Jewish War On Holy Russia @

    +Brother Nathanael Kapner
    Owner, Real Jew News @

  125. Heymrguda says:

    My dad had a doctors degree in zoology but political commentary was one of his many interests and he would have agreed with you and “nickels” completely.
    He used to say that democracy was doomed To fail because there was simply no mechanism for rolling back excessive government largesse or growth, resulting in the situation we see today. What was needed was some kind of “benevolent dictatorship” that would make tough decisions. He said this more than 50 yrs ago when lbj was in office, and many of his predictions have been borne out.
    I recall him making some comment about something and concluding it with “if the country lasts that long,” which I thought st the time to be outrageous hyperbole. Not so much any more.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
    , @Miro23
  126. A number of readers maintain that my discussion of Gessen was totally unnecessary because of her outrageous views. But that she is held in the highest esteem by the educated elite is the reason to write about her. And as far as I can tell, my article on Gessen is the only critical article written about her. Below is an article from the allegedly conservative National Review about Gessen.
    National Review: “Gessen is no conservative, but she is strongly anti-Putin and anti-Trump, and she has been praised in these pages for her honest and detailed dissection of the implausible Russian ‘collusion’ narrative. People who are the hardest to pigeonhole can sometimes have the most interesting takes.”
    Read more at:

    • Replies: @iffen
    , @Vinteuil
    , @Anon
  127. @Heymrguda

    Thank you! I think that Swiss had a democracy where major decision that Government could not solve was decided by plebiscite.I do not know if they still practice that.

  128. bjondo says:

    [This is your last warning about using proper capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Unless you mend your ways, you can expect that many of your future comments will get trashed.]

    guessing fred schwartz, nat review article author, is jew.
    national review is a neocon/jewcon rag.
    be anti putin, anti iran, anti whatever israel hates,
    national review(jew review) will give blessings.

  129. Miro23 says:

    He used to say that democracy was doomed To fail because there was simply no mechanism for rolling back excessive government largesse or growth, resulting in the situation we see today. What was needed was some kind of “benevolent dictatorship” that would make tough decisions.

    Democracy isn’t doomed to fail – it depends on how you do it. If you keep it local, at for example County or State level with most taxation and spending local, and a high degree of citizen participation it works. If you “outsource ” it to “representatives” in Washington it fails. The concept is OK but it needs locality, commitment and hard work.

  130. iffen says:
    @Stephen Sniegoski

    A number of readers maintain that my discussion of Gessen was totally unnecessary because of her outrageous views.

    Good for you. That is not a valid reason to refrain from writing or reading.

    I almost didn’t read this article because the previous ones of yours that I read were, if not outrageous, then parts were.

    Bottom line; I think this one is a very good piece.

  131. Z-man says:

    I’ve now seen Masha Gessen’s face, but now I can’t un-see it!

    • Replies: @Alden
  132. Vinteuil says:
    @Stephen Sniegoski

    “…that she is held in the highest esteem by the educated elite is the reason to write about her…”

    Precisely so. This dreadful woman (if, indeed, she is a woman) bestrides the world of The Goodwhites like a colossus. She enjoys about a hundred & fifty times the legacy media exposure of Steve Sailer.

    Many thanks, SS, for your post.

  133. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Stephen Sniegoski

    Thanks for the piece. While others are busy rehashing the finer points of Nazism or Marxism, they haven’t noticed that the new authoritarianism is precisely the one that empowers Gessen. Gender ideologists, gays in general, are working to construct the New World Order. Putin, they’ll just have to break him.

  134. Alden says:

    I remember that maybe 10 12 years agoww when it looked as though gay marriage would never be legalized the gay leadership and bien pensants were writing op eds that since gays could not be legally married, no one should be given that privilege.

    Therefore marriage should be abolished.

    The more liberals get, the more they demand.

    Now they have transgender bathrooms,
    Their next step is to lower the age of consent. As young commie attorneys, both Hildabeast and Darth Vader Ginsburg wrote articles musing about lowering the age of consent.

    • Agree: Andrei Martyanov
    • Replies: @Spisarevski
  135. Alden says:

    The Jewish women who followed Lenin into the Duma building to overthrow the Kerenski government November 1917 must have looked like her.

  136. Alden says:
    @Den Lille Abe

    “ If Russia wanted Gotland we could not prevent it. “

    Which is why Sweden wants to join NATO.

  137. Stephen, I wonder, what is her position re the state of Israel? Intuitively she’s got to be anti-zionist, but perhaps she would make an exception)) If it was referred by somebody, I missed it.

    • Replies: @Stephen Sniegoski
  138. @Israel Shamir

    Gessen speaks and writes on a wide-range of subjects, authoring books on: Russian math genius Grigori Perelman, the Boston Marathon bombers, the Soviet planned Jewish homeland, Birobidzhan. However, not only is there no focus on Israel, she barely makes mention of the situation in Israel. I found one criticism of Israel, which was in her article “Why Autocrats Fear LGBT Rights”: “Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israel is a telling exception to the rule: the government has touted its record on LGBT rights precisely to assert its otherwise tattered democratic credentials.” This was the only mention of Israel in an article that focused on how LGBT folks are the bane of autocracies. “Why Autocrats Fear LGBT Rights” by Masha Gessen, NYR Daily,

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  139. @Stephen Sniegoski

    Interesting. Her silence parallels the silence of Jewish liberals in the West, who utterly ignore Israeli policies, that they castigate if pursued even very mildly in the West, e.g. restrictionist immigration policy, police state tactics against minorities, citizenship claims based on race, religious fanatics involved in politics, etc.

    BTW, many thanks for the great work you’ve done over the years.

  140. Respect says:

    Mr Gessen is just a rusophobic , a russian hater person . Probably he hates also anglos , hispanics …. , and everyone but israelis , probably even he hates himself .

    A pity that the north american and european liberal ” culture ” are producing such ” flowers ” . These ” flowers ” are creating a growing rejection of large areas areas of the world to what they see as western degenerate culture .

  141. Respect says:

    He looks like Woody Allen , hehehehe

  142. Respect says:

    Documentary : President Putin , english subtitles

  143. @Alden

    Their next step is to lower the age of consent

    While the slippery slope is real and I would not be surprised if they try to legalize zoophilia and actual pedophilia too, lowering the age of consent by itself would not be a bad thing.

    You Americans are absolutely insane calling people attracted to 16year olds “pedophiles” or suing sexting teenagers for “child pornography”.

  144. Kya says:

    You are describing english nation.

    All plots r done by the evil english nation (an English Caliphate wrongly called british empire) �a soggy island of pirates called england-read dumas interview-and then they pass the blame to jews if plots turned unpopular.
    England is head of the family. USA is just the loud mouthed son with a fancy car.
    Why can those under attack from anglos not kill soros, tony blair, bush war criminals and also all of the British spy journalists who are the main pusher for destabilization the world over. let Russia and others start killing these enemies of humanity.

    Even after French ex minster Dumas saying that English planned Syrian terrorism years ago-rus talks?
    england is running a WW3 against all non-anglo nations of course it needs American arms for that.
    The United States Declaration of Independence accused the British government of “a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinc[ing] a design to reduce [the people] under absolute Despotism”. Britian today has not changed at all from that time.
    Only difference is that she employs the same tactics and strategy but not openly and does it behind the veil.

    Gulf war plotted by witch thatcher, first Iraq war by criminal tony blair- this Syrian war again by english rats which borne their ugly child ISIS.
    only when wars become unpopular the english stop taking credit for that and let blame b placed on Jews
    and stupid people including hitler blamed jews while it was all along the english parasites who loot.
    Cold war against Russia was started for the same reason as cold war against Germany has started. TO keep britain in picture as it gives them a sense of false position, to harass other country and wreck others economy. IN august 1990, the soviets had captured some persons with british passports who were pumping up False notes of Roubles in Russia. IN other words they were british agents who ,by putting illegal tenders were making rouble go down in value and ultimately wrecking Russian economy.

    england lives off protection money from the international criminals who get asylum in england 4 money. It is a mafia MOB living off protection racket on a global scale.
    biggest money laundering is done by the english race in london calling it service industry.
    The English and anglo americans have become a biblical plague of cockroaches upon the earth consuming and destroying everything in their path for the purpose of self enrichment, their endless thirst for the blood of their competetors (who they consider enemis) has destroyed their Souls and reduced them to animals.
    Truly they are the filth of humanity.
    There is nothing these anglosaxon creatures enjoy more than hating or being jealous of others, either the poor and downtrodden, those of other races or religions.
    anglophile Kissinger promised british controlled gulf monarchies protection racket run by the british -usa.

    World war one and two plotted and started by england.
    Docherty, Gerry; MacGregor, James (2013-07-04). Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War (Kindle Locations 753-755). Mainstream Publishing. Kindle Edition.
    if anglo controleld west want war with russia-and its head of anglo evil empire england is always planning something against one country or another then it is time for russia to wake up and hit one country with maximum leverage in the war -hit england with massive armaments and nukes so that with destruction of england the war plotted by the english will stop in its track
    There is no other way around
    forget about targeting latvia or poland -that is what vile english nation wants russia to do so that her power is friterred away in fighting inconsequential nations while anglos prepare to sweep in after weakened russia.

    The evidence is overwhelming that that is the anglo�s plan. Whether this particular scheme is real or not is unimportant, the plan is real. What to do to prevent it is the question, and the only question.

  145. Kya says:

    [Commenters who suddenly appear and spew forth a vast number of long copy-and-paste comments with very poor spelling, grammar, punctuation, and organization are not engaging in proper behavior and should not expect those comments to be published.]

    England lives off stolem money.

  146. Kya says:

    It is anglosaxon especially england’ s attack on europe , russia and on world.

    Fancy Bears Leak Reveals IOC Concern Over WADA’s Alleged ‘Anglo-Saxon Bias’


    22:06 15.01.2018

  147. Franz says:

    I tried but could not finish the entire article as the toxic Marcia Gessen inhabited it like a squid squirting poison. I am sorry that she is, in this way, dignified by analysis, which is, of necessity, infinitely more intelligent than her tawdry, hate-speech, for that is all it is.

    I see that in blaming the Russian people for their inherent ‘totalitarianism’, she, with the support of Yuri Levada, also a Jew, omit any mention of the 80 years of the ‘Red’ Jewish Terror (Stalin continued by inertia what Trotsky, Lenin and Gessen’s tribe had begun).

    According to Gessen, Eighty years of summary executions, ethnic cleansing, reprisals, mass drownings and freezings, the Gulag (A Jewish -Naftaly Frankel -invention), genocidal population transfers, innumerable rapes (which make the alleged rapes in Berlin look like a shy courtship ritual), and the genocide of entire classes of persons – all of the above perpetrated by Jews or by others under Jewish edict – all of these and more had nothing at all do with the creation of an alleged Homus Sovieticus, or Russian ‘totalitarianism’. According to her, Russians are just innately evil. She even cites Schmule Huntington’s Clash of Civilizlations, and of course, blames Putin – her bread and butter as a propagandist.

    The last time we heard of such a tidy criminal act of labeling and libel was when the German Nazis said something practically identical of the Jews. But as it is being said of Russians the Western mass media fail to even feign a blush.

    It is breathtaking to see the New York Times, New Yorker, New York Times Book Review and all the other Jewish-led media give this demagogic Hitler with tits, and in pants, a complete pass to practice something that makes Antisemitism (Dislike of Jews) pale in comparison. The first, and decisive, lie is to treat this mentally deranged activist as a journalist and an author.

    Alas, that there is currently no word to describe the monstrous perfidy of this angry, degenerate Jewish-lesbian clown, but perhaps now that a debate is becoming possible, a word to describe these latter day incarnations of Goebbels, Trotsky, Caligula, Netanyahu and Hitler will become self-evident.

    It is hard to understand the intensity of the Jews hatred of Russia. They often cite pogroms but they have themselves arguably done worse in Palestine and over a longer period of time and with less compunction. Possibly it is a hatred of Christianity and Orthodox Christianity in particular masquerading as historically rational and justified hatred.

    But since Gessen allows herself to write utter lies and rubbish, and free-associates as to causes, I feel emboldened to venture a wild guess as to causes as well:

    Is it possible that the enormity of the Jewish crimes against Russian Christians is so immeasurably greater than anything that has gone before, (estimates range between 20 and 100 million dead) that, in their denial of reality, the tribe has become collectively and clinically insane and is actually incapable of reflection, let alone remorse and apology?

    Or are they simply, as any psychopathic criminal would be, afraid of justice?

    After all, the list of people who have now been subjected [sic] to Jewish tender loving care is growing. Russians, Syrians, Palestinians, Libyans (the entire Middle East) and to some extent even Americans now know that something is not quite right with a large majority of the Jewish Tribe.

  148. Catte says: • Website

    Is the author approving of his article being republished on Russia Insider and the title changed to “Masha Gessen – Exhibit A in the Jewish Assault on Putin’s Russia”?

    If anyone did that to a piece of mine I would not be best pleased

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    , @Stephen Sniegoski
  149. Franz says:

    C’mon Catte. Get off the warpath. And try not to be a snitch.

  150. @Catte

    I knew nothing about this change of title by another publication. I checked it out and saw the following:

    The original title of this excellent article was ‘The Literati’s Scourge of Putin and Trump’, and we changed it without the author’s permission. It originally appeared in the Unz Review

    This makes it clear that it was not the title that I authorized.

    • Replies: @Catte
  151. Anonymous [AKA "Scooterlibby"] says:

    It’s Jewish and a woman! How dare you Sir!

  152. Eagle Eye says:
    @XEagle eye

    Hi Eagle eye (note no caps),

    Could you kindly pick another handle to post comments here? Eagle Eye (with caps) is taken and has been in use for years.

    Thank you,


    TO OTHER READERS – Please note that the comment posted by “Eagle eye” is NOT connected in any manner with the poster “Eagle Eye.”

  153. An excellent review of an author who, it would appear, explains developments in Russia to emerge from the alleged malevolent character of its leader. Little or nothing is mentioned of the looting of Russia under the auspices of the IMF, World Bank, and camouflaged by the US academics under such titles as shock therapy and the implementation of the Washington consensus. The reaction of Putin to his alcoholic successor’s complicity in the disgraceful episode is understandable, as is his clawing back from the oligarchs some of these riches. The Russians can be forgiven for believing that the Americans understand Democracy to be a means by which they and their friends loot at will without facing any complaints from the people.

  154. Kya says:

    England is the main evil state in world which uses others as parsies like english created taliban
    Jews are patsies working fir english pirates.

  155. Catte says: • Website
    @Stephen Sniegoski

    Hi Stephen – it’s your call obviously, but be prepared for the probability a high percentage of readers will miss the clarification and assume the racist title and therefore a racist intent are yours. This is the more regrettable as your analysis of Gessen here is very good and a rare commodity

    • Replies: @Stephen Sniegoski
  156. @Catte

    Thanks for making this issue known to me and your favorable comments and concern. However, I think RI goes pretty far in distinguishing what it added, though I would have preferred that my title was featured. .

    After the acknowledgement that the title has been changed, there is an introduction from RI Editor Charles Bausman, in which he, after making a number of very favorable comments, writes: “My only criticism of Sniegoski’s is that he presents her arguments as in some way reasonable, and worthy of serious consideration and refutation. They in no wise do, – she is a fraud and a hoax pushed on us by her higher-ups, which says more about their derangement than hers.” In short, Bausman pointed out how he differed with me—although I only believe that Gessen’s arguments deserve refutation because many important people seem to believe them.

    Now, I realize that some people do not care to read more than a couple of words before making negative comments and others intentionally misread what is written to advance their own agenda. And there is also the “guilt by publication” argument. Of course, if one is affected by these things, one wouldn’t write anything that strayed from the PC line.

  157. lavoisier says: • Website

    If Gessen wants to look at totalitarianism, autocracy, or any other fearful development she conjures up, she would do well to study her own mind. And she might be able to recognize that she is as much a product of Soviet Communism as Homo Sovieticus was, but instead of being an obedient follower, she is more like a would-be Soviet commissar.

    Well put. And I would argue that she should look very carefully at the role played by her Tribe in creating that monster of Homo Sovieticus. I am always amazed at the failure of most Jewish intellectuals to ever look in the mirror and ask themselves if the Jews and their culture have any significant responsibility for the leftist totalitarianism and mass genocide that has gripped the West for the last one hundred years.

    • Replies: @skyler7p
  158. I am a biologist. I am not a lawyer, a social worker, a follower of Gorgias, or a politician.

    The picture of the mammal depicted in the top of this article shows a very angry ugly-looking man.

    I think the subject identifies ITSELF as a woman.

    The subject does not look like a bonobo (Pan paniscus).

    If the subject identifies itself as a human, then it does not know what gender it is.

    It is better to be Homo sovieticus than Homo erectus.

  159. Anonymous [AKA "Rosa Klebb"] says:

    Masha Gessen comes from a family of refuseniks. Refuseniki have always been CIA puppets and tools. She grew up at a time when CIA was struggling to thwart Europe’s efforts to break free of the US-imposed ECHR and affirm world-standard human rights. So if you want to see Masha’s fetching cognitive-dissidence O face, just confront her with the following facts:

    The Russia government affords its citizens more rights than the USA.

    The Russian government meets the world standard for institutionalized human rights protection under independent international oversight. The USA does not.

    The Russian government allows its citizens to go over its head and appeal state decisions to independent international human rights experts. The USA does not.

    Gessen, like all CIA tools, does not know her rights. Gessen, like all CIA tools, is scared of rights. Lke all CIA tools, Gessen would not know a totalitarian state from a strap-on. All she can do is parrot the CIA line. She can’t talk sense to anyone outside the US Iron Curtain.

  160. skyler7p says:

    My sincere compliment to your excellent exposé of Masha Gessen. A truly great analysis of her contradictory and in my opinion fascistic view on freedom of speech. According to her, views contrary to her own (and the people for whom she’s a mouthpiece) should be rightfully censured on the grounds as it opens the gateway towards fascism ! What an ironic argumentation ! While she obviously supports the concept of “memory laws”, (laws enshrining state-approved interpretations of particular historical events and promotes certain narratives about the past, often at the expense of alternative historical interpretations), which in certain countries criminalises genocide denial or gross trivialisation, bans propagation of totalitarian ideologies), she does not give any examples here-of, but I’m sure if pressed, her first example would be Holocaust, which in my opinion is represent exactly the kind of totalitarian intellectual thought police, most countries already have in place and had for some time ! One can wonder, why a law is needed to protect against the apparent truth, as so to deny any debate, research on the various aspects of Holocaust and other genocides, e.g. the basis for the estimated numbers killed (6 million), whether camps were intentionally death camps or deteriorating labour camps, methods/causes of deaths/killings etc. When it comes to Freedom of Speech, there simply CANNOT be any limits or censorship, as long as they are not forced upon people in public, like being shouted out with a microphone in public areas, similar to public obscenity. Any opinion or viewpoint, however crazy or insensitive to some it is, should be judged alone by its rationality and argumentation and should die itself due when in lack of support, not because somebody find it insulting !
    While she correctly points out, that the various acts and laws implemented in the aftermath of the 9.11 event, which alarmingly has encroached the constitutional right and liberties of the American people, hereunder increasing the power of the executive branch, she completely miss the boat, namely that this was all done by design as was the 9.11 events [1,2,3] and never were meant to be only temporary measures. Instead, she uses the 9.11 events to ironically propose that ”this chain of events” paved the way for the election of Trump as US President, who according to her ran as an autocrat, hereby implying that the American people had gotten used to be controlled and now would accept or even long to be ruled by one. What an irrational argumentation ! She seem oblivious to the fact that Trump was elected mainly as a protest against politicians and especially in defiance of Hillary, as she for most Americans represent corrupt politicians. With his straight, often abusive talk and absolute politically in-correctness, people had hoped that he would be different, that he would clean the swamp would make peace with Russia, spend less money on Military Offence and interfering in other countries internal matters. That he would bring back the power to the people from the federal government and Big Corporations ! So, no, I don’t buy her theory that the enslavement of the American people by their own surveillance/police state had anything to do with Trumps victory, but his time in office and his reversal on many of his stands only shows us that a President has a rather limited power as he is merely a puppet of the Deep State, the real people in power ! Alternatively, that he was a puppet from the get go (although, personally I have a hard time believing he’s that great an actor)

    In Masha Gessen I not only see a LBGT and leftwing, progressive liberal activist, but a mouth piece, an errand girl for the Zionist elite, working towards a totalitarian state, a New World Order run by the same, Rothschild and his comrades. Restricting Freedom of speech through PC is a wonderful tool to accomplish that along with restriction people’s right to defend themselves – against their own overreaching, surveilling government.

    PS. I certainly do not expect the author or the reader here to be in agreement with all my views, at least be open for the alternative narrative of the 9.11 events and watch the videos here. To understand that event is an eye-opener for what is really going on behind the scene, at least it was for me !

    1. 9.11: A conspiracy:
    2. Architects and Engineers for 9.11 Truth: (here their official site:
    3. ZERO: An Investigation Into 9/11: CxA3iBHzA&t=112s

  161. skyler7p says:

    “And I would argue that she should look very carefully at the role played by her Tribe in creating that monster of Homo Sovieticus”

    Well put, yourself

  162. I have always found irritating the manner in which small political emigre extremist groups can hijack a nation state and then proceed to frame and dictate its foreign policy in order to attack another nation state.

    Drawing an analogy: There is a particular type of parasite which preys on humans – dracunculus – which can reach a metre in length. Care must be taken extracting these creatures since when one simply pulls off the protruding head of the worm, the worm will break and leak high levels of foreign antigen which can lead to anaphylactic shock and fast death of the host.

    Time and again we are able to bear witness to this phenomenon. In Canada the Ukrainian diaspora is busy shaping the host’s foreign policy, but the archetype of this practise is of course Israel, a tiny state which basically controls the foreign policy of the United States.

    Beware these groups don’t drag your country into an unwanted war, since that this their covert aim. And here we have the latest fashionable Russophobic foghorn baying for war against Russia.

    But frankly I don’t give a damn about the internal affairs of a powerful sovereign state. The only thing that concerns me is the question of a possible clash of interests between the Russian Federation and my own country. End of discussion. It might be a very good idea if nations simply minded their own business and didn’t get pulled into a pointless and costly war at the behest of deranged Russophobes like the unprepossessing Ms Geesen? Want to fight Russia? Okay, get yourself a one-way ticket to Latvia, Ukraine or Georgia. You won’t be sorely missed.

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