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Pussy Riot, A Unwitting Tool For Tyranny

August 22, 2012 by  

Pussy Riot, A Unwitting Tool For Tyranny
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Three Pussy Riot members were convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years of hard time.

A shocking name, a group of young females rallying against a repressive government with passion and vigor in a bid to shine a bright, international light on the evils of tyranny: What more could American mainstream media have asked for?

For media, Pussy Riot is the stuff of underdog story dreams. They are Russians decrying the actions of the former KGB agent and questionably elected President Vladimir Putin. And he put his metaphorical boot on their throats. Youth, vigor, a name just uncomfortable enough to be catchy, and a disdain for the rigid, caste-like Russian society met with government persecution. And, as an added bonus, no matter how many times they hear it, Americans are more likely than not to stay tuned to a television or radio broadcast upon suddenly hearing the mention of the words “Pussy Riot” — verbal shock and awe.

Last February, the punk-rock outfit presented parishioners of the Saviour Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow, with a less-than-holy impromptu performance during which they implored the Virgin Mary to remove Putin from the nation’s presidency. They have been jailed since.

Last week, mainstream press was abuzz with reports about the outcome of the Moscow trial of Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina, 24; Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22; and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29. They were convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years of hard time.

The Kremlin has come under immense condemnation from international media outlets, activists groups, humanitarian watchdogs, celebrities and various governments. The U.S. State Department took a break from its own war on government critics — namely, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — to condemn the Russian court, claiming concern over “the verdict and the disproportionate sentences… and the negative impact on freedom of expression in Russia.” A White House spokesman also said America has “serious concerns about the way that these young women have been treated by the Russian judicial system.”

No word yet about whether or not Americans should expect a statement from the White House regarding draconian sentencing for American non-violent drug offenders, questionable military-beat-down-style arrests of American protestors in recent history (and likely many more to come), universal electronic spying that has led to government terrorism charges linked to online activity, or vast surveillance of certain religious groups within the Nation.

And, given some recent turns in America’s Federal policy toward dissidence or perception thereof (think NDAA, a continual move toward total surveillance and the recommendations of just about any document produced by the Department of Homeland Security), one could likely venture to say that a group of scantily clad punk rockers bursting into American churches with similar intentions would face at least some charges.

This, after all, was not Pussy Riot’s first gig. According to a recent opinion piece in The New York Times by Russia analyst Vadim Nakitin, Pussy Rioter Tolokonnikova asserted her free-speech rights back in 2008 “naked and heavily pregnant, in a public orgy at a Moscow museum.”

It is also worthy of note that a recent poll found most Russians don’t really care for Pussy Riot or its political agenda; only 5 percent of respondents argued that the members should have been absolved of charges. This isn’t heavily surprising, considering the fringe ideas of the activist musicians that resemble a hyped-up anarchist and overly sexualized version of America’s Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalism.

So why is the band’s sentence of two years’ imprisonment a big deal, worthy of American media’s total attention? One explanation could be the fact that many Americans are beginning to reject the image of the heavily bearded, turban-clad common enemy that unified the masses in acceptance of a full-on assault on American liberty. And as more and more Americans wake up to the fact that the most dangerous of enemies of the American way of life don’t live in holes in remote Mideast deserts, but rather walk marbled halls in Washington or have direct influence on those who do, the criminal enterprise that is the Federal government needs to change the narrative.

This has worked before. Does it feel like it is getting chilly in here?

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • eddie47d

    Russia has always been a draconian society whether under Communism or Capitalism. The iron fist still rules and sentencing for minor infractions are common. In other words look straight ahead and be afraid to speak unless spoken to. What Pussy Riot did was annoying but hardly considered a major crime with a prison term attached. (Maybe a charge of misdemeanor stupidity and a small fine would have been appriopriate?)They offended the church who had supported the lousy policies of Vladimir Putin. There was no vandalism or damage done yet there voice was stiffled. This makes it look like Mother Russia and the church are going back to the last turn of the century where they didn’t like Freedom of Speech or Assembly. Those in power do rule absolutely!

    • Retired Army Officer

      eddie47d…….”a draconian society whether under Communism or Capitalism”…..

      Seriously; and make no mistake about it…..Russia is capitalist in name only. If people here think there is a top economic 1% in the U.S., he11……it’s even worse in Russia; like a top .01%. And for the most part, the Russian middle class wouldn’t wouldn’t rate as lower-middle class here in the U.S.

      And as illustrated by this incident, Russian society is a repressed as it EVER was.

      Call it by whatever you want…..but ‘Russia’ is as corrupted as the USSR ever was…..

      • JustAnotherJoe

        You are right, Retired Army Officer. The only thing Russia did was change sheep suits. Underneath, they are the same as they have always been.

      • GALT

        Interesting………just for fun though…….let’s spin this to……..Putin is protecting and projecting a “respect for RELIGION”……….now that WOULD represent a “change”, would it not?

  • http://personalliberty gottaplenty

    They were only showing thier rightful place in (sosiety) After all the already have half of the money and ALL of the [expletive deleted].

  • Chester

    Putin is doing his best to imitate Joe Stalin. Only thing is, those girls would have disappeared, never to be heard of again, had Uncle Joe still been alive. Putin believes in democracy and a free economy the way Bugs Bunny believes Elmer Fudd just wants to be friends.

    • cerebus23

      Honestly, what i thought, why not dissappear them? it would have caused alot less fuss,

      Unless it was a message to someone a big F you, i know this is going to get a reaction, i want you to call me out and i want to tell you to go f yourself it is my country and you have no say here.

      He has had people assassinated on foreign soil that were speaking out against the p man, they were calling this monster a monster when bush jr was kissing the mans ass at the white house.

      He had any number of options open to him, and yet he chose the VERY public one of having them arrested tried and put in max prison for a year, that man does not do anything at all without weighing his options.

  • http://att.net Peter

    Love Russia and Russian people. It is beautiful country with beautiful architecture. I have been their 3 times… I went to Yekaterinburg, Russia. It was like another planet! I love Metro stations. Light blue eyed people. Strong faces and beautiful children. Sometimes I feel like there is somuch hatred against Russia, Serbia and Slovakia, I don´t know why…

    • Steve

      It’s not Russia or the people that are hated, it’s the government and the black market mafia like groups of Russia that people hate.

  • Saj

    Maybe they should put the show on in the new white house brewery..?

  • Humpty Dumpty

    Sam, you had better watch out! Aren’t similar tactics by government taking place in the USA? Do you want us to bake a cake with a file in it for you? That may sound off-the-wall, but my remark ought to be considered a modified ‘pussy riot’ American style.

  • http://yahoo mike

    Interesting story. Too bad Mr. Rolley is a typical jounalist and doesn’t know he should have said “an unwitting” instead of “a unwitting”. I’m no english teacher but the ones I had all through school would be astonished at the number of times this error occurs in print and on television these days by people that are supposed to know better.

    • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

      Dear mike,

      You write: ” Too bad Mr. Rolley is a typical jounalist and doesn’t know he should have said “an unwitting” instead of ‘a unwitting’.” We are not writing for English teachers. AP style, which we use, says: “Use the article a before consonant sounds… Use the article an before vowel sounds.”

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • a

        hahaha that’s government run education for ya!

      • Chris Kendell

        Bob, If you are following the AP style guide, as you say, then you should have gotten it right – “un” is a vowel sound – not a consonant sound.

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.754 Benjamin Fox

    The USA is becoming not a socialist nation but, just like Russia, a communist nation with a dictator, KGB and all, Obozo as czar and Homeland Security as the KGB, coming to America soon.

    • Greg Y.

      The initials “KGB” mean in English, “Home Land Security Agency” … just fyi … greg

      • GALT

        F.S.B.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003193378921 Matthew Ford Jr.

    Look, this was done in a church which was outrageous and sacrilegious in itself. Then they also mocked people making the sign of the cross. I feel no sympathy for them.

    Had this been done in a synagogue.The media would have been crying for their heads.

    • Greg Y.

      KGB in Russian means “Home Land Security Agency” .. just fyi … greg

      • Greg Y.

        I meant this KGB reply to be for Benjamin Fox Jr. … g

  • Greg Y.

    It is always fair to listen to both sides of the story …

    http://www.pravmir.com/open-letter-of-fr-sergy-ribko-to-sir-paul-mccartney/

    … I wonder what would have happened if they had an orgy inside a museum here in the U.S. … or did what they did in a church, temple or Masque here in the U.S.? … just curious.

    Greg

    • a

      With the first amendment, Trespassing should have been the end of it.

  • Jon

    Obama is not likely to condemn these actions. He’s taking notes.

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

    GLOBAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST MORALITY AND RELIGION

    Pussy Riot now joins the bare-breasted Ukranian Femen group, the “March of the Sluts” groups and the Gay Parades that have been in the news lately. Always well funded, their agenda is extreme feminism, cultural marxism and the destruction of all traditional relgious and family values. The use of “frontmen”, agents provocateurs who end up as “victims” after intentional confrontation is an old tactic of Cultural Marxists.

    Russia is now a special target since the country has turned to more nationalist, conservative ways. Recently, Russia has forbidden gay parades for 100 years, and Saint Petersburg does not allow propaganda that may expose children to the gay lifestyle. They also regulated and controlled foreign-funded NGOs, thus cutting the arms of foreign influence in Russia.

    The proof that the global media doesn’t care about freedom of expression is that, almost at the same time, Julian Assange from Wikileaks fame was thrown to the dogs. There was even talk about Britain invading the Ecuador embassy in order to arrest him. Madonna surely didn’t utter a word to support him.

    PUTIN, THE RIDDLE

    Putin inherited a country in ruins. Russia had life expectancy levels comparable to some poor African countries. Once known as a source of Nobel Prizes, now Russia ranks behind Turkey in educational tests and produces less than 1.7% of all published scientific research in the world.

    The demographic situation of the country is abysmal. Russia is the largest country in area in the world but its population is declining by the day. Considering that Russia ranks first in natural gas reserves with 643 trillion cubic feet, we see that Russia is like a wounded bear, ready for the hyenas to attack.

    It is common knowledge that Gorbatchev intended to deliver Soviet Union into the hands of the new world order elite. A New Ager himself, he put almost all riches of the country in pockets of Masonic bankers and oligarchs who were front men to Rothschild interests.

    However, they underestimated the strength of the KGB and the star of Putin. Gorbachev could move to San Francisco, but the KGB officials wanted to keep their power.

    Marxist Russia was, after all, more Russian than Marxist. Even in Stalinist times, Russians always wanted their country to be the leader of the Communist world. They built a state bureaucracy so strong that it resisted the end of materialist Marxism. Putin (and his mentor Aleksandr Dugin) still believe in the promise of an Eurasian empire led by Russia, Marxist or not.

    Putin must have realized that Russia was at a crossroad and strong action was needed to save the country from more plunder and the destruction of the government bureaucracy (KGB) privileges. He confronted the oligarchs and send many to jail. He allied himself with the Orthodox Church and the patriotic spirit of the people, and that’s why he is loved by so many Russians.

    Russia is now more concerned with its power as a nation and its state bureaucracy than championing Marxism. Materialist Marxism has passed its expiry date and now Cultural Marxism has been adopted by the western new world order elite. It is the way they control societies.

    Finally, let’s remember that Russia is no angel. Putin is indeed an authoritarian leader and KGB is still active in several countries. Its profile is fascist. It is very ironic that Cultural Marxism is being used to attack Russia, the same tool that it used successfully for decades against the West.

    CONCLUSION

    The western satanic elite is using NGOs to destabilize countries which are resisting their new world order and undermine any values that empower the individual, such as family, patriotism and religion.

    In typical School of Frankfurt strategy, it works with opinion leaders, the media, show business and education. They make it look like the desired change had grassroots origins. In integrated countries, it mostly uses political correctness and eco-nazism (Greenpeace, WWF).

    The so-called Arab spring was without a doubt the most successful application of this strategy so far. Small groups funded by the elite, many times through George Soros and his many organizations, spread dissent in society (agitprop Marxist tactics). In the Islamic countries, this resulted in the coming to power of the Muslim Brotherhood, a Masonic organization which works for the NWO. Now the elite is trying the same strategy with Russia.

    It seems there is resistance to the western-based New World Order in Russia and perhaps China. These countries have been in and out of control, but their patriotism and isolationism make them special cases.

    Geopolitics is still relevant. Unfortunately, both have maintained some sovereignty from the western NWO only through authoritarian (and in the Chinese case, murderous) regimes.

    If Russia, through Putin, has indeed deviated the western New World Order, we can be
    sure that conflict can only escalate in the future.

    http://www.henrymakow.com/medi-whores-go-ape-over.html

  • whatmeworry

    Our leaders during WW 2 should have listen to Patton !!To bad!!!We would’ve had a lot less trouble had they done so.

    • GALT

      So true……we would have LOST………or did you not notice that in spite of taking on the BEST the germans had, and taking most of the casualties…….they still beat us to Berlin and past it…….leaving it as an isolated pocket behind enemy lines?

      That Russia was going to be a problem was not an unknown, that winning was not logistically possible was Patton’s mistake……….which is why they did NOT LISTEN.

  • Ash Median

    Is it what you call personal freedom to use provocative puppets to desecrate the christian orthodox religion?.Russian government has been very keen with only two years in jail.As if by chance it never happens in a mosque,even less in a synagogue,always in a church of course.Muslim brotherhood,masons or not, everybody seems to defend here when they kill christians rightly would have them beheaded.And I doubt that any muslim or jewish woman would even think doing such an obnoxious desecration.
    Pussy riot,lets hope they get what they want;(offensive comment removed)
    If this is all about personal liberty for you guys to defile temples and churches then we can see that you are of the same creed as those that you seem to criticize everyday.
    We can see that tyranny for you is the christianity,you hate it.Everything is used in the name of liberty of expression to destroy christianity.You set up yourself as a supporter of personal freedom!Why dont you think about the faithfulls attending the mass who may have been greatly disturbed by that excremental show?They dont have the right to express themselves??For you of course not since they are christians.
    As a defender against which is unamerican you should applaud russian govt because like it or not america is still a christian country no matter all the non christians who are pouring in everyday and the zionist media soft dictature
    I dont care about russia but there is more liberty in russia now than in your new jerusalem.
    And when the NWO or whatever will crumble,because it will,well we will be still around..

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