America’s Weapons of World Domination — Sex and Kim Kardashian
Published on: June 14, 2012
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  • WigWag

    “…Sex is a big success tool in regards to America’s success so far in terms of dominating the world. For the last five decades, the American government has successfully created a world where sex is in control of virtually everything you can talk about. Using the media, they have successfully developed, grown and forced the act of sex worship in virtually every country across the world.” )Pravda

    For a minute there, I wasn’t sure if I was reading a quotation for the former atheistic communists who run Pravda or from Pope Benedict XVI, Pat Robertson or Yusuf al-Qaradawi

  • Kenny

    And what about rock-n-roll?

    But seriously, American popular culture has indeed polluted not only much of the world but America herself. Fact.

    Consider the this snippet from the recent news. The aging pop-icon, granny Madonna has recently exposed her nipple in Muslim Turkey and her butt in Rome. What a class act.

    So tell us, Mr. Mead, is that the freedom of speech the Founders had in mind when they wrote the constitution? Or was it pornography?

    IMHO, the [prostitute-ing] up of our culture is all part and parcel of the agenda of the secularists on Leftists to de-Christianize America. If they made much progress in this regard, and if they succeed, the Republic is lost.

  • Brett

    This can back-fire, though, when people discover that we’re not quite as competent as the conspiracy theories suggest. From what I’ve read, what much of the politically aware population in the Middle East didn’t expect from the Iraq situation is that we’d botch the post-war effort so badly for so long.

  • Anthony

    “…American leaders need to be aware of these narratives in order to avoid inadvertently feeding into them, and American diplomats and soliders need to understand how anti-Americanism – no matter how paranoid or delusional – really works among the populations they encounter.” A palliative international request WRM; now how do we activate sentiment in our complexly poderous country (cultural apparatus perhaps)?

    Similarly, perhaps Pravda is linking mass cultural communication as practiced in United States – a basic industry, as basic as transportation, finance, energy, etc. in its own way – to its conception of manipulative powers. The enterprise taken as a whole involves what C. Wright Mills called the “cultural apparatus” – some have argued that whatever class, power group, faction, political combine, etc. controls the cultural apparatus controls the destiny of the U.S. and by implication parts of the world. Perhaps WRM, Pravda is echoing old sentiments in new garb.

  • Steve M

    Quite handy for a power attempting to promote itself as a protector of Orthodox Christianity, and a Third Rome.

  • Anthony

    Correction @4 last question 1st paragraph: …ponderous country….

  • Jbird

    Kenny: Madonna doesn’t count against American culture ever since she developed a faux-British accent.

  • Jim.

    The old Catholic formulation would call Envy as bad a sin a Lust. The Russians are perhaps projecting; it’s a little surprising how many of their spies in the middle of the past century referred to themselves as “sexologists”, who believed in a revolution to throw off social mores, as well as “capitalistic oppression”.

    @Steve M-

    Good point. If you want to rally the rest of the world against “Americanism”, there are certainly worse strategies than taking a few shots at our gutter-infused culture.

    Faith in the degraded nature of humanity may be a safe bet, but overlooking the power of cultural institutions against it is foolish.

    Professor, please remind whatever intern wrote this of the history of the Anglosphere– specifically, the rise of the Victorian Age as a solution to the personal pain and suffering caused by Regency England’s (and Continental Europe’s) lack of morals, so similar to today’s.

    The impending social catastrophe of the Fatherless Generation in this country is going to drive a social movement, a severe backlash, against everything the current High and Mighty — from Hollywood slime to the feminists behind Obama’s “Julia” — represents.

    Russia’s trying to ride the wave in other countries. That wave is real, whether Russia manages to get any momentum out of it or not.

    Ask yourself– if the modern, hip, liberal, libertine forces are so strong, why did the liberals fare so badly in the Arab Spring?

  • Kris

    As you hinted as with your choice of photograph, Russia has decided to fight the fire of the Kim Kardashian sex worship with its own fire. What a hot hunk of beefcake this man is! Can you provide us with this studmuffin’s name, so that I may obtain more of his pictures and worship him appropriately?

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    *he puts his little finger to the corner of his mouth* WwwaaaaHaa Ha Ha Ha, “this is only the conspiracy we wanted them to find” “our true plans lie much deeper, plans within plans, within plans”

  • Since conspiracy theorists presuppose extremely competent, super agents/ civil servants, they actually do the US gov’t a great service by giving credence to the idea that the US gov’t has the personnel capable of doing all they’re accused of doing.

  • Hiram Maxim

    In this case, they’re right.

  • Jim

    Here is where Tunku Varadarajan commented on “Farrah Fawcett, American Ambassador”
    http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/26/farrah-fawcett-michael-jackson-poster-opinions-columnists-tunku-varadarajan.html

  • Somes Holdings

    “Democracy! Whiskey! Sexy!”
    Not necessarily in that order.

  • Duke

    Wait, there’s a sex tape of Kim Khadashian? Let me just google that… in obedience to my American controllers.

  • Democracy, Whiskey, Sexy!

  • I (and Steven Green) actually knew this in 2005: see Wingnuts and Dreck.

  • alittlesense

    Social catastrophes, giant space ships, Madonna and Kim Kardashian sex worship? Mother of Pearl!……I’m going to hide under my bed.

  • Tblakely

    To anti-americans, both in and out of this country, America is both super smart and super stupid often at the same time. Even one of the posters here has fallen victim to the ‘super stupid’ meme.

    I’ve noticed that a lot of asians are honestly puzzled how America rose to dominance and has maintained that position. To asians you need a ‘Great Leader’ to guide a nation to greatness with authoritarian powers. In America all they see is chaos thus the need for a hidden cabal lurking in the shadows pulling strings. They really don’t understand how a polygot nation without an established culture can possibly get anything done much less excel.

  • fresno dan

    “American leaders need to be aware of these narratives in order to avoid inadvertently feeding into them….”

    Uh, I say we should confess and tell the rest of the world that they can never match our waxed, pumped, siliconzed, and surgery enhanced sex goddesses. Just submit to our big breasted amazons…you’ll like it.

  • Is the English-language Pravda Online actually run by former apparatchiks? It’s been my impression that the post-modern Pravda was a nest of squirrelly, irony-poisoned techno-hipsters, who like to publish Onion-esque clownwork which occasionally shades into old-fashioned Russian paranoia. What I’ve seen tends to tremble on the razors-edge tension between ironic lunacy and lunatic irony.

  • Gary from Jersey

    I just spent the last hour reading in Pravda that: a cemetery of giant beings was found Africa; that bones and human footprints were found on the moon; that a half-human, half-something caused a riot in Nigeria, and that Obama won’t face jail because of an insidious Dem-GOP conspiracy. Thank you, Prof. Mead.

  • teapartydoc

    I didn’t know about the sex tape, either. This Russian guy has sure enough developed a fixation on this chick, though. Maybe this is why the Turks tried to wipe out the Armenians, maybe they could see this coming.

  • Narr

    I love seeing Red Babushkas squirm and clutch at their icons.

  • PTL

    America=Freedom. Sex. Coca Cola. McDonalds.
    Russia=Dictators. Gulag. KGB. Mass murder.
    Makes you wonder what people will choose.

  • Sam L.

    Sounds like the Commies are still writing PRAVDA as in the ’50s and ’60s and ’70s.

  • jkl

    is that the freedom of speech the Founders had in mind when they wrote the constitution? Or was it pornography?
    For Ben , yes.
    Essay about fart, another one about how to keep a misstress..

  • srp

    Maybe American diplomats and policy makers should go with the flow on these narratives rather than trying to refute them. If they think we have mind-control rays we could really screw with them–how could they trust any of their perceptions?

  • Jim.

    @PTL:

    Have you seen the recent Egyptian election results?

    Your worldview lacks depth.

  • Scott Moss

    Can’t wait for the new TV series…”Keeping up with the Putins”

  • Whenever you think politics in this country is inane, just check out Pravda and you shall be comforted.

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