For a New Middle Ages: Against Western Decadence
Alexander Dugin contrasts Russia’s traditional values with the West’s moral decline, highlighting a favorable view of Trump’s America against the broader Western backdrop.
The war that we are currently waging against the collective West is a war of civilisations, where the civilisation of the Antichrist, the civilisation of Satan, a Satanic and devilish society, is waging war against us. Russia is fighting against this. We are fighting this civilisation in the name of God.
True Satanism prevailed when liberalism was left alone.
Such a Satanic civilisation, which cancels gender, negates the family, abolishes all prohibitions, permits all forms of pathologies and perversions, and even forces them on people, up to gender changes in children, such a devilish civilisation humanity has never known.
The idea that the hordes of the Antichrist control the majority of the Earth’s nations, with an openly devilish ideology, is something we are unfamiliar with. True Satanism prevailed when liberalism was left alone.
In reality, we are one foot into the kingdom of the Antichrist. We barely avoided full integration into it in the 1990s, if not for Putin, who started pulling the country out of this abyss. Putin’s mission has a religious dimension.
The Soviet period of history is a part of our Russian history, an immensely significant part.
In the West, a war has been declared on all kinds of traditional values. This means that any collective group is being dismantled; any sense of the sacred is being rejected; everything is subjected to relativisation, and the individual is prioritised above all else.
The West denies all traditional values; it distorts everything one can possibly imagine. It warps Christianity; it doesn’t just create an anti-Christian civilisation but also distorts it, introducing female priesthood, which is strictly prohibited, gay priests, same-sex marriages, and the same with cannibalism, the legalisation of various perversions, tattoos, and drugs.
The Middle Ages were slandered and maligned as part of the PR project of the ‘Enlightenment of the New Age’. The civilisation of the Middle Ages was deeply spiritual and profoundly human, centred on the immortality of the human soul. What could be more beautiful than a society built around the immortality of the soul? Yet, the idea of progress has replaced this spiritual verticality with the dubious idea of comfort. I believe that we should be more attentive and critical towards the ideas of evolution, progress, and technological development, because it doesn’t come with an elevation or depth of the human spirit but rather leads to its decline. Progress is a highly questionable thing.
The idea of the ‘dark’ Middle Ages, that traditional values will only split society, that we need to be modern and universal – this is the self-awareness of a Western agent.
If a person can be replaced by a machine, then they’re already a machine, just a poor one. A genuine thinking person, a person with a soul, a person looking towards immortality, a religious person, a person rooted in the sacred and relying on traditional values, cannot be replaced by a computer.
We need decolonisation. But what we require is the decolonisation of the Russian consciousness. This is because we are under the influence of Western colonisation. We don’t live with our own thoughts, not with our own Russian Logos. We are a mental and cultural colony of the West.
We should return to our tradition, and we shouldn’t be embarrassed about it. The idea of the ‘dark’ Middle Ages, that traditional values will only split society, that we need to be modern and universal – this is the self-awareness of a Western agent. The Middle Ages are wonderful; the Russian costume is splendid; the State is the ultimate value. Yes, we have a sacred authority, and yes, we believe that our leader and supreme commander is our father. We shouldn’t feel shy about this.
We need decolonisation as a complete uprooting of Western attitudes from our society. Thankfully, we have a term like ‘foreign agent’. This foreign agent is anyone who continues, against all odds, to profess a liberal and Western viewpoint.
If a man doesn’t have a beard – what does that mean? In the seventeenth century, it was a very suspicious sign. If an adult man walks around without a beard, where did he come from? He’s either a foreigner or even worse. So, be careful with razors.
They’d sooner kill Trump than let him win.
Trump would be great for all of humanity, for America, for Europe, for us. Trump is a representative of the classical American political tradition, more inclined towards isolationism, towards realism in foreign policy; he’s a proponent of paleoconservatives, not neoconservatives; he’s pragmatic; he’s a typical American. His opponents are post-Americans; they are profoundly abnormal.
The Democratic Party is a gathering of aggressive, maniacal Trotskyist-capitalists, an entirely pathological political form. But within them, there’s a wonderful individual named Robert Kennedy – he’s almost a Trumpist. I think that more than half of the Republican Party are convinced Trumpists. That’s the America we lost. On behalf of America, perverts, bearded women, monsters, fanatics, and madmen now speak. They’d sooner kill Trump than let him win.
Effectively, there exists a totalitarian liberal dictatorship in the United States. It’s not American and has nothing in common with classical American democracy, with classical old American liberalism.
Anyone who believes that democracy is the rule of the majority is a fascist. Therefore, venerate the minorities, any of them, diverse, colourful, transgender; they are democracy.