Thursday, September 26, 2013

Eso’s Chronicles 217 / 3
Future 102 (3)
© Eso A.B.

As the link  points out about Jacobinism: “The name "Jacobins", given in France to the Dominicans (because their first house in Paris was in the Rue St Jacques), was first applied to the club in ridicule by its enemies. The title assumed by the club itself, after the promulgation of the constitution of 1791, was Société des amis de la constitution séants aux Jacobins à Paris, which was changed on 21 September 1792, after the fall of the monarchy, to Société des Jacobins, amis de la liberté et de l'égalité (Society of Jacobins, friends of liberty and equality).

Russia’s President Putin, to paraphrase RT (Russian Times) in a speech to an assembly of officials, politicians and political experts on the closing day of the international forum Valdai Club, said “…that the nation had already left behind the ‘fundamental conservatism’ characterized by the idealization of Russian history after 1917 and that it was impossible to resurrect Soviet ideology…. However, the president noted that those who supported conservative ideology were as far removed from real life as the followers of western-style liberalism.

Interestingly, President Putin echoes—if one reads the text in a ‘straight forward’ fashion—the opinions of Zbigniew Brezinski from the latter’s book “The Grand Chessboard”, p.122:

The key point to bear in min is that Russia cannot be in Europe without Ukraine also being in Europe. Assuming that Russia decides to cast its lot with Europe, it follows that ultimately it is to Russia’s own interest that Ukraine be included in the expanding European structures. Ukraine’s relationship to Europe could be a turning point for Russia itself. But that also means that the defining moment for Russia’s relationship to Europe is still some time off—‘defining’ in the sense that Ukraine’s choice in favor of Europe will bring to a head Russia’s decision regarding the next phase of its history: either to be part of Europe as well or become a Eurasian outcast, neither truly of Europe nor Asia and mired in its ‘near abroad’ conflicts.

Those are not Putin’s words; but Zbig would like to make them be.

Now a fast forward to the immanent war in Syria (despite various delays, I expect it will go ahead): though the goals of the war are said by various pundits (myself including) to be Syria, Iran, oil, and the seizure of the Asian underbelly, one goal—unmentioned==is the Anschluss of Ukraine to Europe. Is President Putin hinting that he is in agreement with the Brezinski plan?

The answer is ‘No!’ if one reads between the lines.

Mr. Brezinski is, both, an American and a Pole in his orientation, in the same way that I orient myself as an American and a Latvian. I assume that for this reason Mr. Brezinski finds Stratfors “geopolitical” rumination as wanting for breadth and predictably boring. Mr. Brezinski is pro-American because that is where the butter for his ‘bread’, too, comes from. On the other hand, if the dollar is forced to deflate to the present value of the rimini (about 16 cents), my SS will be less than $100 a month, and I will be joining those whose day is worth about $3.

President Putin is unlikely to take Brezinski’s advice, but do to the contrary. This does not mean that Putin will find the solution for the ‘dilemma’ of Russia. While Brezinski argues that the dilemma of Russia is geopolitical in nature, my opinion is that it is Cultural; and the big C is in Russia’s favor and grounded in human nature and ancient history.

I have argued in another series ( that the entire “western Petrine Europe” (as Brezinski calls neo-Christianity) is a False Flag created by the Franks after they were driven (around the 8th century) to the northwest of Europe from what historians know as ancient Thrace of Greek and/or Byzantine fame.

Seizing their exile as an opportunity, the Franks not only became the French, but their so-called literary renaissance consisted almost entirely of literary forgery. Not only did the famed ‘ancient Greek’ play by Sophocles, re “Oedipus Rex” was then rewritten and take its present incestuous form, but ancient Christianity itself—based on itinerants holy men known as Johns (also The Wandering Jew or Ahasver*, but the entire story of early Christianity was rewritten and turned into the story of Jesus. The latter was based on the story of one such sadhu or ‘wanderer’, aka John Basil (King) of Byzantium, who was thrown into a pit of fire by the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I in an attempt to centralize and make ‘more orderly’ his Empire. Because he was centralizing due to the encroaching Turkish tribes--which was the same reason the Franks were departing for the northeast—he inadvertently let the departing Franks steal his ideas.

If my sketch of real European history is on track, at least one of President Putin’s insistences—that Russia is of the West and Christian Petrine tradition is way off. In his speech Putin states: “We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilisation.” Well, maybe we can NOT see it as ‘real’ Western civilization. If the Christianity that President Putin supports is the ‘Petrine Europe’, the same Christianity that repressed as heretics the archaic Johns of the Cross who (as even today the sadhus of India) traversed the the Eurasian continent, then this is one of the items that Putins promotes that ought to come under analysis and criticism.

The same goes for President Putin’s apparent support of Capitalism, even though he expresses doubts about liberalism, which is at the foundation of Capitalism. I will explore this and Putin as agent of ‘a Republic of Virtue’, a Jacobin theme, in further blogs.

* A paraidolic guess: Ahasverus (Ahas-verus) may originate in the French word ‘Pastoureaux’. Since the legend of Ahasver originates in the 13th century, perhaps due to the so-called ‘Shepherds Crusade’, the legend of the Wandering Shepherds (there were thousands of them from all over Europe) ready to avenge the murder of their Holy leader King John or John Basil about a century before, the difficulty in pronouncing the suffix ‘reaux’ may have resulted in the easier ‘veru(s)’. In which case ‘ahas’ may have something to do with ‘avi(s)’, ram in Latvian; or ‘ave’ a greeting (butt heads?) in Latin.


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