The Absolute State of Higher Education in Russia
The entire indoctrinational-industrial complex in Russia is completely and totally Liberal. You wonder why there are students constantly protesting Russia and simping for the West? Look no further than their professors and their deans, who promote rabid anti-Russianism - all on the tax-payer’s dime.
I could share some anecdotes from my time in Russia’s higher educational system …
You know what, I will share one, actually. That map that is being circulated about the proposed balkanization of Russia?
I learned about it during my stint at the St. Petersburg State University. A professor of Skeskis ethnic origin taught my whole class about it. Russia could only become civilized and Liberal if it divided into smaller statelets - that was the key thesis. It’s not easy to figure our whose geopolitical interests such a proposal would serve. And yet, it was being taught within Russia. Can you imagine an analogous situation in the United States? Well, seeing as the Skeksis rule the United States, they have no interest in allowing their host to balkanize and practice freedom of association. This is condemned as dangerous White Supremacist rhetoric in America. Furthermore, in Ukraine, it is considered treason to even suggest a partition of Ukraine. But, in Russia? Well, a good rule of thumb is to realize that anything that promotes the interests of the Liberalist Totalitarian project and the tribe of Skeksis who promote it is good, moral, inevitable. Anything that presents an obstacle to the same is considered, bad, evil, unthinkable, even.
Long story short, after studying in America, I was very disappointed to learn that a very similar curriculum was being taught in Russia, and that I was, once again, a persecuted and despised minority in the classroom among my classmates.
But my personal anecdotes can be brushed aside as hearsay. Let’s look at what happened to someone else with similar views to mine quite recently at the highest university in the Slavlands.
On September 23, a third-year student of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University Stepan Antropov returned from a concert on Manezhnaya Square to his native university. The rally-concert, we recall, was dedicated to the start of referendums in the liberated territories of Ukraine. For clarification, Stepan returned not to the main building of the university on Sparrow Hills, but to the building of the Faculty of Journalism on Mokhovaya. He came for a reason - with the flag of the LPR and with a Z-t-shirt. Stepan decided to bring a bit of patriotism to the walls of the monastery of liberalism. As it turned out, recklessly.
Senior students, future reporters for the BBC and Radio Liberty, immediately reminded him of the unacceptability of the manifestation of their political views within the walls of the university. Sent away, to put it simply. This modest episode would have gone unnoticed, but the evil "golden youth" of Moscow State University gave the guy a real persecution on social networks. The range was wide - from mockery and ridicule to threats of physical violence. From the most "harmless":
“I regret writing this, but I can't stop writing, my hands are shaking, my teeth are chattering. Antropov, I wish you to understand everything and repent. And if not, I want you to be hurt, so that you suffer and suffer.
To stuff like this:
“Stepan, when will you finally commit suicide? You have to go to the fields of Donbass to “fertilize” them.”
After they started talking about it almost on the central TV channels, the faculty leadership had to react. What follows is the verbatim reaction of the dean's office of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University:
“The faculty of journalism was saddened to learn about the unacceptable reaction on social networks to the patriotic position of a 3rd year student S. Antropov. Rudeness and intolerance towards the expression of patriotism is unacceptable for the faculty. At the moment, work is underway to clarify the details and circumstances of this situation, followed by a discussion at a meeting of the Academic Council and the Ethical Commission of the faculty.”
Pay attention to how loyally the leadership reacted to the persecution of the patriot. There is not a single call to stop insulting Stepan and at least apologize.
Yeah, this kid was fed to the wolves.
No one is going to be disciplined at MGU for their attacks on him. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the professors probably encouraged attacks on the kid.
Liberals are hyenas that hide behind faux-moral posturing. They want only one thing: total submission to their disgusting totalitarian political project and backwards, barbaric code of ethics.
But the story gets worse:
But history is gradually moving beyond simple, albeit offensive, rhetoric. The second victim of the situation was a fourth-year journalism student Mark Luzhkovsky, who dared to stand up for Stepan. According to journalist and media expert Anton Korobkov-Zemlyansky, two thugs tried to force Mark to apologize on camera for supporting Antropov's Z-action. As a result, a student who did not bend over and, concurrently, an RT employee, was beaten.
Liberals are worse than animals. They deserve a punishment so severe that I hesitate to articulate it on Substack. Feel free to fill in the gaps with your imagination.
People often ask me if living in Russia is easy for a person with patriotic, nationalistic views.
The answer is that it is - but only if you learn to avoid the schools, the corporate world, the bar scene, the music scene, the normie internet, the women, the old-timers and so on. Avoid society in general. Instead, find some solid lads and you’ll experience a little bit of that Russian SOVL that you hear so much about.
Everything else deserves to be purged with fire.
There is no need to look far for examples - in the forefront are the Higher School of Economics and the Faculty of International Journalism of MGIMO. Here, guys like Stepan Antropov are an absolute minority. Sorry, but there are direct associations with Ukraine, where the most zealous nationalists are among the majority of local universities. Youth is the main striking force of Bandera in Ukraine. In our country, it turns out, the fifth column of Russophobe-liberals is hiding behind the walls of state universities? Elite universities, whose graduates will get the most prestigious jobs, and people like Antropov will shed blood for the "golden youth". Stepan, by the way, has already expressed his determination to go to the Donbass as a volunteer.
The bitterness with which the position of a patriot was met at the leading university in Russia (also in the world top 100) cannot simply be explained by convulsions of the “golden youth” of Moscow. Liberal views are frankly broadcast, and sometimes even imposed by the teaching staff. By definition, there is nothing seditious in love of freedom, but when it is thickly mixed with fear and hostility towards everything Russian, then it is time for teachers to look for another job. And it is better to stay away from the youth and closer to the traditional "European values". That is, to emigrate, comrade professors with associate professors! Moreover, for the last 10-15 years, the journalism departments of the country have seen a massive influx of journalists from the dissolved publishing houses. The venerable bosses of the pseudo-independent media with halos on their heads leaked into the specialized faculties. Etched from one place so now they have become sculptors of human souls. Where will they move next? To schools?
All students who are allergic to the flags of Russia-LDNR should be sent to Donbass on the first flight. For professional practice. To the victims of the still ongoing shelling. Let them shoot documentaries, write a couple of dozen articles about how children died in the hands of their parents. Or they will interview Nastya Gritsenko from Yasinovataya, who lost her leg after another Nazi shell from the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We've kept our young elites in the dark for too long, it's time to fix that.
Do you see now how similar the situation in Russia is to the situation in the West?
Hostile Liberals who indoctrinate the youth to hate themselves and their county sit like parasites in all the major Liberal institutions i.e., the media, the schools, the think tanks, the professional bureaucracy, the financial institutions, etc.
Do you now understand why one man in power - whether it be Putin or Trump - is not enough to address the situation?
Liberalism has to be rooted out, root and stem. Liberalism does not advance at the forefront of the popular vote. Elections have nothing to do with Liberalism. At its core, Liberalism is malignant elitism - a cultivated culture of disdain and contempt for the masses of one’s country because they pose a threat to the power of the oligarchs and the Liberal ideology that they promote.
To defeat Liberalism, all Liberal institutions have to be purged and, eventually eliminated. Society has to be reformed so that the media, the educational system and the oligarchs no longer constitute the de facto ruling class. Universities, in particular, were created in Russia to create a generation of loyal shock troopers fighting for the Westernization of the recalcitrant Russian masses. These universities have churned out generation after generation of blood-soaked terrorists who went on to massacre countless Russian lives.
Bring back vocational training, apprenticeships, family trades and guilds.
End the university system.
End the professional media - force those prostitutes of the oligarchic agenda to seek work in the coal mines or use them as forced labor if need be.
Finally, nationalize the wealth of the oligarchs. Watch Ayn Rand turn over in her grave and laugh.
This is the only way forward for Russia.