The creation of the empire and the speed of war
Our war with the West on the territory of south-west Russia has a characteristic feature: the difference in timing, i.e. in the speed of mobilization, actions and reactions, and decision-making.
On the one hand, it is obvious that in most cases the enemy acts faster than we do, orients itself more quickly, boldly adopts the advanced technologies of network warfare, combines information strategies with a system of terrorist attacks, demonstration atrocities, attacks in unexpected places, conducts operations by small DRGs in the style of DDoS attacks, rapidly uses artfully mounted scenes and promptly throws them into the Western media sphere. The enemy passes off its terrorist attacks as 'brilliantly conducted operations', while the failures are cleverly disguised. The victims are presented as 'aggressors'.
To all this we respond with a distinct delay, not so fast, not so efficient, not so consistent. Yes, we are conducting massive frontal counter-propaganda, but it is aimed almost exclusively at a Russian domestic audience (which, by the way, is very, very important, because at the beginning of the war society was completely unprepared for this). We have practically no transmission of meaning and vectors to Ukraine. What we are doing on this earth, we cannot clearly transmit to the Ukrainians, and apparently we won't, leaving a huge psychological war territory for the enemy. There is only one thing that can be said here: we are the Empire and we also consider you a constituent part of us, a rebellious province; you have betrayed us in favor of another 'empire', the 'empire of evil', the satanic western civilization. This is the Fourth Punic War, in which we are Rome and you have taken the side of Carthage. That is why we are here, and that is why we are moving towards the western borders, that is our empire (shared with you).
This should have been said a long time ago, quickly and effectively, then find a way to bring it to every Ukrainian and let them choose. Someone would surely have made a choice in our favor, not just because of inertia, the Soviet past or the Russian language, but for more fundamental and weighty reasons.
For some reason, we keep apologizing to the West and complaining about double standards; there, opinions on the war are divided, half the Western world is on our side. Yes, the elites are against us and are unanimous in this. but Western societies are not at all. Have we done anything about this in a year and a half? Have we reached beyond the heads of the globalist Atlanticist elites to the peoples of Europe and America? Herein lies the point. We continue - seemingly out of inertia - our tedious bickering with those who cannot see us, cannot hear us, and do not want to know us as long as we are alive, as long as we are free, as long as we are Russia, so let us help the peoples of the West overthrow these corrupt and rotten liberal-globalist regimes. Doesn't that make sense?
We also invite the non-Western collectivity to imagine for themselves what we are doing, why and for what. We have not sent any clear message to China, the Islamic world, India, Africa or Latin America. The only exception is the fundamental idea of multipolarity, where, indeed, the meanings are there and are extremely profound; but having identified this very important vector, we do not cultivate it, we do not develop it, we do not saturate it with content, we do not put structures in place.
We are lagging behind technologically and again, the question is: where were we before? How were we preparing for war? Where are our UAVs and the latest devices? Where are the practical skills of network warfare, whose strategies have dominated the Pentagon and NATO countries since the early 1990s? Well, we are now catching up both in the State and the Ministry of Defense, and above all in the heroic momentum of volunteers, such as Vladlen Tatarsky and his like-minded colleagues in 'Dronnitsa' and many other initiatives.
The first conclusion we can draw is: the fact that we are lagging behind is negative, but not fatal. The main thing is the determination to build the empire, this will decide the outcome, not the timing.
However, another thing is also worth noting: how lucky we were to start the Special Military Operation. Unexpectedly, ahead of schedule, quickly, boldly. Four huge areas of strategic importance to the Empire (not counting Crimea, which had previously returned home) were liberated, at lightning speed, and here we did not wait or procrastinate. It was unfortunate that we had to leave Sumy, Chernigov, the Kharkov region and, from below Kiev, even the Russian city of Kherson. More on this later. A fundamental miscalculation was made somewhere, but by acting with maximum speed, we achieved a lot. This is our main bridgehead today, solid and fortified. Despite everything, it was a huge success.
The second conclusion is that in some cases even the Empire has to make a sudden, lightning-fast and irresistible leap, the same way a tiger leaps. Not the painful bite of a rat, but the impeccably calibrated killing blow of a large and proud beast. The brutal blow of the Empire.
Translation by Lorenzo Maria Pacini