Vladimir Putin Slams The West As ‘Racist’ And Built On A Sad History Of Colonialism
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Vladimir Putin has slammed western countries of being ‘inherently racist’ and accused them of neo-colonialism.
TASS reports that the Russian President recently criticised the West for being founded on racist principles while being incapable of offering the world a model for the future.
He added that these countries follow the ‘golden billionaire’ structure, which refers to the phrase that elites pull strings to amass wealth while creating a significant divide between the rich and the poor.
He said: "The model of total domination of the so-called golden billion is unfair. Why should this ‘golden billion’ of all the population on the globe dominate over everyone and impose its own rules of behaviour?
“Based on the illusion of exceptionalism, it divides the peoples into those of first or second-rate, and therefore it is racist and neocolonial in its essence, while the globalist, allegedly liberal ideology underlying it, is more and more acquiring the features of totalitarianism, restraining the creative search and free historical creativeness.”
He added that western leaders ‘impose their own rules of conduct based on the illusion of exclusivity’.
Putin also described the west as accumulating their power purely by ‘robbing’ people in Africa and Asia.
Newsweek reports that the Russian leader had meetings with Iranian and Turkish leaders in Tehran this week to forge new alliances as the US and other western countries continue to impose sanctions.
He claimed that other global leaders and elites are now ‘terribly afraid’ that other countries ‘may present their own options for development’.
However, despite the barrage of sanctions, Putin said earlier this week it is impossible to isolate Moscow during a video conference, according to Al Jazeera.
He also warned that new world order was looming.
He said: “Not just restrictions but the almost-complete closure of access to foreign high-tech products is being deliberately, intentionally used against our country.
“It is clear that this is a huge challenge for our country, but … we are not going to give up and stay in a state of disarray or, as some of our ‘well-wishers’ predict, go back decades. Of course not.”
The European Union recently imposed stricter sanctions for a ban on Russian gold to further crumble Russia’s economy, according to RadioFreeEurope RadioLiberty.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement: “We are proposing today to tighten our hard-hitting EU sanctions against the Kremlin, enforce them more effectively, and extend them until January 2023.
"Moscow must continue to pay a high price for its aggression.”
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