MOSCOW, RUSSIA – On September 30th, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a scathing condemnation of the West, highlighting the embracing of transgenderism as well as unwanted meddling in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
In a speech delivered in Moscow that accompanied Putin’s signing of treaties that annexed four regions within Ukraine – the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Lugansk People’s Republic, the Zaporozhye Region, and the Kherson Region – the Russian president delivered a sharp rebuke of the West ranging from the modern culture to intervening with the conflict with Ukraine.
Saying that the “current neocolonial model is ultimately doomed,” Putin accused the West of abandoning “moral, religious, and family values,” which led Putin to posing a question to Russian citizens on whether they’d want the same radical gender ideology that he believes is currently plaguing the West.
“Do we want to have here, in our country, in Russia, ‘parent number one, parent number two and parent number three’ – they have completely lost it – instead of mother and father? Do we want our schools to impose on our children, from their earliest days in school, perversions that lead to degradation and extinction? Do we want to drum into their heads the ideas that certain other genders exist along with women and men and to offer them gender reassignment surgery? Is that what we want for our country and our children? This is all unacceptable to us. We have a different future of our own.”
Putin characterized the modernity prevalent within Western societies as one that has the propensity to infect “all societies,” accusing Western countries of harboring a “religion in reverse” that is tantamount to “pure Satanism.”
“Let me repeat that the dictatorship of the Western elites targets all societies, including the citizens of Western countries themselves. This is a challenge to all. This complete renunciation of what it means to be human, the overthrow of faith and traditional values, and the suppression of freedom are coming to resemble a ‘religion in reverse’ – pure Satanism. Exposing false messiahs, Jesus Christ said in the Sermon on the Mount, ‘By their fruits, ye shall know them.’ These poisonous fruits are already obvious to people, and not only in our country but also in all countries, including many people in the West itself.”
The Russian president is also quite aware of the United States and numerous other Western countries refusing to see his annexations of occupied Ukrainian territories as legitimate, saying that Western countries have no “moral right to weigh in” on the matter.
“That is why the choice of the people in Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye, and Kherson makes them so furiously angry. The West does not have any moral right to weigh in or even utter a word about freedom of democracy. It does not, and it never did.”