Long-awaited Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 17 speech Presented at the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the West “imposed crude and shameless thoughts on their ethics, their views on culture, and their history, sometimes questioning national sovereignty and integrity. It threatens their very existence. “
Commentators do not focus on his discussion of the impact of economic sanctions on Russia and the justification of Russia’s “special military action” in Ukraine, but Putin’s comments on the western imposition of their “ethics”. Is mostly overlooked.
Putin’s comments should be carefully considered as they imply that the imposition of Western “their ethics” and “their views on culture and thought” threatens Russia’s existence.
Western countries, including the United States, Canada and Australia, to name just a few, are implementing social engineering agendas. On-demand abortion-now returned to the US state parliament, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, shame, especially of the Western civilization that despises the role of religion in society, compulsory critical racial studies, and transgenderism.
Recently, the issue of transgender rights has been embraced by class nations and activists. Transgender proponents argue that the view that people have the right to move to a different gender than their biological gender and that people are born either male or female is an example of rampant discrimination and homosexuality. doing. Their claim is taken seriously by the legislatures of Western countries, including Australia.
An example is Victoria, Australia’s Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practice Ban Act 2021. It criminalizes behavior that frustrates people’s desire to move to another sex. The Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission commented on this, explaining: “It is harmful and illegal to try to change or hide someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” “”It prohibits these modification or suppression practices and offers various options to prevent and respond to them. “
The American Psychiatric Association said, “Support for people with gender identity may include a free quest for gender identity and expressive emotions and experiences.” On the other hand, “Transgender people are cisgender. Psychological attempts to force (sometimes referred to as) “identity conversion efforts or so-called” gender identity conversion therapy “) are considered unethical. “
Therefore, the ban on gender identity conversion strategies to treat gender identity is being promoted as the next human rights challenge. To that effect, comments that do not violate official policy may be severely criticized as “homosexual disgust.” There are many examples of people who have lost their jobs to convey the belief that they were born biologically either male or female.
What is a “woman”?
Some social critics oppose the adoption of laws that allow or encourage transgender. For example, JK Rowling, a prominent writer who upheld the right to abortion and made a generous donation to the British Labor Party, said: “Scientifically observable biological differences between men and women are realistic and valuable. It was recently censored as showing that it is a distinction. “
The transgender activist brigade couldn’t trust her view and immediately took action to destroy her reputation. However, these transgender activists do not understand the obvious that the concept of “female” would be meaningless if extended to include biological men transitioning to women.
This is well explained by Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was successfully nominated by US President Joe Biden for the US Supreme Court.
But there are some backlashes. In March 2020, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed the fairness of the Women’s Sports Act. The law prohibits transgender athletes from competing in sports with athletes of other biological genders.
FINA has also recently decided to exclude transgender female athletes from women’s elite swimming competitions. FINA foresaw the establishment of another competition for transgender athletes. However, this may not be able to relieve the pain felt by people suffering from gender identity, a pain that can disrupt the lives of many.
As highlighted in the report entitled “Russian Transgender Situation” (pdf), This also applies to Russia, where these people are suffering from social discrimination.
Do we protect civilization?
Putin’s claim that the West seems to have lost its moral compass and that its civilization is experiencing an existential crisis should be taken seriously. But his claim, even if it works, does not hide the perception that the geopolitical ambitions of the Russian administration are unfavorable and endanger world peace, but it does give Russia Western values. Imposing is not the answer to the war of aggression in Ukraine.
Uncontrolled mushroom hunting in social engineering laws is a product of the last 50 years. In the 1960s and 1970s, human rights law focused primarily on ensuring equal opportunity for men and women.
In the June 2022 issue of the quadrant, Andrew Cusack argued today that the unfavorable comments and views expressed by social conservatives on the adequacy of social engineering development were dismissed as irrelevant.
So why do social conservatives do what they do? The answer is that the West needs to do more to push back the relentless march to undermine the rich civilizations that are beneficiaries and maintainers. But I’m not sure if people are willing to put their heads on chopping blocks and endanger their comfortable presence to write about Western licenses.
Perhaps the number and quality of comments on this opinion piece show the Western commitment to maintain our civilization.
President Putin said in a speech at the forum that Western economic sanctions have not affected Russia and will overcome NATO and Western hostility.
He also suggested that the fall of the West was slowly petrifying the civilization, eventually ensuring that Russia survived and perhaps even won. Not surprisingly, Putin’s view of imposing Western ethics on Russia is likely to be dismissed as the ramblings of an old man whose spirit is rapidly deteriorating.
So the question remains, who will win the conflict of competing civilizations?
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