World” According to the Western “Progressive Liberals”
By Andre Vltchek
you have already heard that tune, ten times, or maybe
one hundred, depending where you live and the circle of
friends you have. But let me remind you how it goes:
“I’ll never set foot in Singapore, because it is all
business there.” Or: “Let others go to Gulf countries,
I’d never do something like that. They have no culture
and it is all showing off and glitz there, purchased
with oil money... not to mention all those terrible
conflicts they are fueling in the region.” Then, there
is that big ugly “I” name: “Me going there? Over my dead
body! It is illegitimate; it is sitting on other
So it goes...
While genuine criticism is always healthy, it is
important to realize that many of those who get ignited
by even hearing the names of places like Dubai or
Singapore are actually living in the cities like New
York, Paris or London. Some are even practicing law, or
other mainstream professions that have to be defined as
the true mainstays of Western regimes.
Most of those opinionated individuals regurgitating a
variety of clichés are actually extremely selective in
choosing the targets of their rage. They like playing it
safe. Some admit that they are actually cowards, and
would never openly rock the boat, never identify with
any ‘radical’ (according to them, even being ‘Marxist’
or ‘revolutionary’ is ‘radical’ or ‘extreme’) labels, as
they’d never march publicly under any (especially if the
color is red) flag.
We are talking about ‘progressive liberals’, or
‘moderate leftists’ or ‘those who sympathize with the
left, but go by particular issues’: well, liberals in
Some are Westerners, locally ‘produced’ (or should we
say ‘mass-produced’), but others actually live in the
West but even come from countries such as Iraq,
Afghanistan or Libya, places thoroughly shattered by
Only a few of my friends (and I respect those few very
much for their proud and decisive stand) would ever say:
“I’ll never go to London, because Brits murdered
directly or indirectly few hundred millions of human
beings, and in a way they are doing it until now.”
If you boycott Dubai or Singapore, shouldn’t New York or
London actually be on the top of your list? Unless you
actually live there, enjoying countless benefits
financed by imperialist plunder. And if you are not so
‘pure’ yourself, then don’t be too fussy about others,
and about the ‘secondary centers of evil’.
There is plenty of shouting originating from millions of
comfy couches in the living rooms of the US, UK, France
or Germany, but too little appetite or cojones to
organize, show discipline and hard work, or to join some
good old-fashioned revolution or a revolutionary
movement, the only actions that could still actually
make some real change in those depressing, paralyzed
societies that are always living at someone else’s
expense, from someone else’s sweat and blood, while
continuously reserving ‘rights’ to moralize and to pass
lofty judgments against others.
While mainstream ‘left-leaning liberals’ are constantly
ridiculing Western pop and the mainstream (including, of
course, Western media), most of their references
actually come from exactly those sources! Take them to
Asia, Latin America or Africa, and their ignorance would
shine like that famous Cape of Good Hope lighthouse.
Outside of the realm of West-centered stereotypes, they
know very little, or close to nothing, but they have
always ‘their own’ opinion, about everything and about
Their assessments of places like Ecuador, Philippines,
China, Russia or Syria are based on thoroughly
mainstream logic. Or sorry, they are actually based on
the ‘liberal’ or ‘moderately progressively’ mainstream
If a traditional Latin American or Asian revolutionary
were to be locked, as a cruel punishment, with such
person or group of people in the same room for two or
three months, he or she would go insane, in the end
perhaps murdering them, or committing suicide. Soft
Western (or Westernized) left/mainstream left-leaning
liberals and people of true revolutionary left are two
opposites with absolute zero tolerance for each other
(but plenty of genuine allergy).
Once I spent a long evening in a pub in Manila with my
Chinese revolutionary Marxist friend, a musician, and a
British human rights lawyer. The encounter was truly
Kafkaesque. Although they debated in English (my
friend’s English was perfect), it often appeared that
they both needed an interpreter.
I recently watched with great delight a television
debate (in fact a duel) between my Argentinian friend
and comrade, left-wing historian Néstor Gorojovsky, and
some Spanish ‘progressive’ self appointed ‘judge’ of the
Presidents Assad and Putin. Their relatively polite
exchange lasted for approximately 2 minutes. What
followed were naked insults. It was truly delightful to
watch! It just so rarely happens in the West and
especially when English language is used, that such
great thinker like Néstor would explode live on TV and
suddenly employ fitting gutter language (the only one
that he actually really wants to use on such an
occasion) attacking and defining his archenemy – a
‘moderate’, mainstream, cowardly and submissive leftist.
Of course the language that was used on the program was
Oh, how scared are liberals of such explosions! How much
they hate it when first Chavez and then Duterte
unleashed it in front of television cameras, even at the
United Nations! They hate is simply because they’d never
dare to confront the establishment, the global regime,
at least not publicly, not outside their pub. It is ‘too
impolite’, ‘too vulgar’, isn’t it? Or is it actually
just too impractical?
In London and New York, they dance like animals, like
maniacs, drunk or stoned in their clubs, wagging
buttocks to the most absurd and primitive rhythms, but
to shout insults at the mass murderers is ‘vulgar’.
Yes, there is nothing more pathetic than ‘moderate
movements’ and individuals, than ‘moderately progressive
masses’. They kill the very essence of human existence,
which is, of course, rebellion. No progress could ever
come from intellectual or political moderation. Genius
is always extreme. Courage is extreme! Only a coward
could call for upholding the law or for some static,
boring, despotic harmony (like that promoted by
Confucius or now by Western liberalism).
In 1911, the great Czech novelist Jaroslav Hašek,
launched his political party - Strana mírného pokroku v
mezích zákona. Loosely translated into English it means
“Party of Measured Progress, Within the Parameters of
Law”. It was a joke, of course, a typical Czech
intellectual piss take. Hašek knew perfectly well, that
no progress could be ‘measured’, and no true change
could ever be ‘legal’.
The problem is that Western mainstream liberals, and
even their layers (¡Ay, qué horror!) actually do travel
abroad. Many go far away, as far as Asia, Latin America,
even Africa. And they bring with them their little,
scared, conformist, indecisive and essentially cowardly
Their guilt from overindulging and doing nothing and
challenging nothing at home, converts into a species of
violently distasteful political correctness. Abroad they
feel like ‘overcompensating’. They become excessively
polite to hotel and airline staff, to porters and
waitresses. Some even begin making their own beds in
five-star hotels. They are constantly looking for ‘real
people’, for ‘traditional places’ and for ‘real life’.
It is pointless to show or to explain anything to them:
they trust exclusively and arrogantly, their ‘own
instinct’ only, which was (of course they’d passionately
deny it), formed by the mainstream back in the US, UK,
France, or elsewhere in the West.
Tell them the truth that a ‘real’ Thai or Vietnamese
family would rather eat out in a Japanese or Korean
restaurant than in traditional local eatery, and they’d
spit in your face. You would trigger the same reaction,
if you tried to deconstruct their preconceptions about
Zimbabwe, Soviet Union, Syria, or present day
Intellectually, their ‘good intentions’ often do more
harm than Western spy agencies. The best would be to
prevent them (somehow) from interacting with local
intelligentsias (to avert contamination), as all they
bring with them are boorish clichés, passivity,
spinelessness, and yes, embarrassing ignorance!
In a way (but don’t tell them, please), they are like
Obama or the Clintons. They know how to talk, but there
is no substance, no true passion, no poetry, and no fire
behind their perfect pronunciation. Their gutlessness
They have no ideology, and no beliefs. Their passions
are shallow and short-lived. Their world is surreal. It
kills; their world murders all higher aspirations, it
chokes dreams, it gags revolutionary shouts and blocks
any courageous action!
The World according to the Western liberals is an
extremely orderly place. Paradoxically, most of them
‘don’t trust any government’, and some even call
themselves ‘anarchists’ (my goodness, I cannot imagine
any of them breaking even the speed limit, let alone a
window! What anarchy, bordel!?).
If you leave it up to them, nothing would ever change.
When Fidel died, many of them were ‘heartbroken’, but
the closest they ever got to him was Hotel Tropicana in
Havana, or that tourist trap La Bodegita de Medio. As
steamy Buena Vista Social Club (brought to the limelight
in the West by a German film director Wim Wenders) is
their symbol of Cuban music, Fidel and Che personify
their secret ‘dark’ dreams, periodically reminding them
what they lost or betrayed, what is truly human, and
what they will never manage to become, anymore!
They admire science, partially because they absolutely
don’t understand it, but mainly because it symbolizes
some sort of opposite to the most beautiful and most
powerful human instincts (which they lost many years
ago): passionate and irrational belief in much better
world, an unconditional and single-minded loyalty to the
cause (exactly what made both Fidel and Che defeat
oppressive and reactionary forces), as well as emotions
and instincts that are always much more precious and
human than any logic or reason!
If you’d get locked in the same room with ‘them’, you’ll
soon lose all your ability to create, to think
imaginatively, and to struggle. If you were in the
middle of writing a novel, you’d lose your plot. If you
were charging, metaphorically running towards the enemy
lines, you’d stumble and fall.
If you’d spend too much time in that room, you would
betray. Even longer, and you’d die, at least as an
independent, free thinker, and a dreamer. Your flags and
your beloved labels would be dragged through dirt. Your
essence would be questioned and challenged. Nothing
would remain pure, nothing sacred.
The world of the Western (or Westernized) mainstream
liberals is like a swamp. You should never come close to
it. There is no need to be close. There is nothing there
for you. One wrong step and you will die, for nothing,
for absolutely nothing. Of course that ‘nothing’ is nor
really ‘nothing’; it consists of passivity, of lazy
cowardice (intellectual, artistic, simply human), and it
could even be, to some extent, and in a perverse way,
attractive. You’d be sucked in, then reshaped and
reconditioned, and finally end up like the others,
sharing a bed with oblivion.
Most of the world has been already sucked into this,
conditioned, lobotomized and ‘pacified’.
You know it. You sense it. You saw others being
destroyed. Still you and those like you, periodically
make those fatal errors and follow the honey-coated
voices of the ‘moderately-left-leaning-liberal’
mermaids, then ending up in a gutter, stripped of all
your powers, self-respect and courage.
Three most beautiful Russian names, three symbols of
existence, are exactly what that swamp is not: Love,
Belief and Hope. Add to them Courage, add Loyalty, and
you get Life. The essence of it is what you get.
Something great and worth living and fighting for,
something that has been, temporarily, wiped out from the
surface of Earth, by ‘reason’ which is not real reason
at all, by illogical logic, by kitschy and cheap
feelings, by unsavory surrogates of love, by inability
to trust, to believe, and to stand tall and proud,
against all odds, against the entire world, if that is
what the moment is calling for.
Only with Love, Belief and Hope, big battles for the
benefit of humanity can be won. If all three were
present, then two beautiful sisters - Courage and
Loyalty – would definitely come and stay. Rationality
and logic can make life more comfortable, sometimes, but
only if there actually still is some life left.
The “outside world” is in turmoil, once again. Rebellion
against the Western regime, against the Empire is
brewing. These are good days; this is the era that will
be remembered by future generations.
Let us keep Western mainstream liberals at bay. Let’s
not allow their nihilism, their neurotic selfishness,
ignorance, emotional laziness and passivity influence
that great reawakening that is taking place on all
continents of the world.
Let them remain on their couches and in their pubs.
And let us get to work: first constructing the
barricades under our beloved and now undusted labels and
flags, and then (after the victory) rebuilding the
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