Why is unapologetic hatred of Russia accepted all over the western world? Aside from the geopolitical reasons for the media to whip up anti-Russia hysteria (Russia is sitting on loads of fresh water, oil, natural gas, precious minerals, lumber, etc.), is there something deeper at play?
We think so. It's become more and more clear that Russia is essentially the only remaining country on earth where white Christians aren't ashamed of being white Christians. There's none of the self-flagellation that you see in the west — the endless cryfests and apologies about "privilege". Russia is a multi-ethnic, multi-religions country where you don't have to be sorry for being a white Christian. Hard to imagine, right?
Trump just made this loathing for Russia even worse.
Most liberals and neocons are suicide watch now that two strong white Christian men are the leaders of the two most powerful countries in the world.
Gregory Hood does an excellent job of highlighting the sniveling hypocrisy and self-loathing at play here:
In today's world, even a mildly conservative "sovereign democracy" is enough to inspire the fanatical rage of the Washington governing class and its pet media. The American media resorted to outright falsity when portraying the conflict in South Ossetia years ago. More recently, when Russia hosted the Winter Olympics, Western newspapers were filled with taunts and stories portraying the country as a kind of Third World disaster out of Borat. Strangely, the mass riots and collapsing infrastructure of World Cup host Brazil went all but unmentioned. When Pussy Riot disrupted a mass with an obscenity filled protest, the American Secretary of State posed with them for a picture, and National Review's John O'Sullivan called them "virtuous" and "religious." The liberal American media is far more hostile towards Putin's Russia than they were to the Soviet Union, and conservatives seem excited to fight a politically correct enemy rather than more hapless brown people.