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Leonid Nevzlin: It's impossible to defeat evil with weakness, neither Hamas nor Putin's Russia. You can only stand in solidarity with it.

06 Nov, 2023
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Leonid Nevzlin: It's impossible to defeat evil with weakness, neither Hamas nor Putin's Russia. You can only stand in solidarity with it.

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"In the condemnation of Israel worldwide, a very strange yet entirely predictable coalition has formed. The relentless hatred for Israel by various Muslim factions is evident. They can't stand live Jews in proximity to their Al-Aqsa (in fact, all live Jews in general). Full support for terrorists by Putin is understood, as he needs to divert the world's attention from the aggression in Ukraine and give the American allies, including Israel, an extra reminder. What's peculiar is that people who are usually in complete opposition to Islamists and Putin, such as the young, educated, well-dressed, progressive, liberal (even in their own, if not the genuine sense of the word), and fashionable individuals, have aligned with them. They represent the embodiment of everything that both Islamists and Putin despise and hate, and for which they wage their sacred wars."

This opinion was expressed by Leonid Nevzlin, a Russian-Israeli entrepreneur and public figure, former vice president of "Yukos."

"However, this strangeness is only apparent. These people fight just as uncompromisingly (in any way they can) against the West, their very own homeland. The West, though, is no stranger to this. Over the past two centuries, in almost every generation, there have been its detractors, more or less revolutionary (in the penultimate instance, it even reached the adoration of the deceased Lenin and the living Mao Zedong).

The West not only allows its children to safely expose its real or imagined flaws but also occasionally listens to their permanent protest. The protest itself has become the natural state of young souls, regardless of its momentary goals and slogans.

Modern activists have set noble goals of unyielding defense for everything that, in their understanding, is subjected to oppression and ridicule—women, Black people, LGBT+, nature, and so on. They have included Palestinian Arabs among the oppressed and marginalized, without distinguishing how each of them feels about beheading Jewish children—simply for being weaker than the Israeli army.

The current "agenda" always portrays the strong as wrong in any case because the strong is always viewed as the aggressor. Any display of strength is interpreted either as machismo or colonialism and cannot be seen as anything else. The strong, therefore, should not evoke any sympathy, even in a situation when they are entirely right and acting against blatant evil. This recent cult of weakness, combined with the usual socialist demands for universal equality, makes all Gaza residents, including even blatant Hamas terrorists, victims of "Israeli militarism" because they are weaker.

However, it's impossible to defeat evil with weakness, neither Hamas nor Putin's Russia. You can only stand in solidarity with it."

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