What’s The Real Reason Why A Polish MEP Described Dissident Worldviews As “Treason”?
Radoslaw Sikorski is seriously scared that a Western-wide populist revolt might soon break out against the West’s supranational elite. That’s why he’s scaremongering by describing dissident worldviews like Russia’s as “treason” since in his mind anyone in Western Civilization who hasn’t been successfully indoctrinated into believing in their society’s discredited self-professed “exceptionalism” and “universality” is a latent threat to the elite’s grip on power.
Former Polish Foreign Minister and incumbent Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Radoslaw Sikorski condemned dissident worldviews as “treason” while ranting to fellow supranational lawmakers last week. In his words, “It is not okay to appear on Russian propaganda outlets. It is not okay to mouth Russian propaganda. It is not okay to accept donations from Russian outlets. Now that Vladimir Putin has declared war on Western civilisation, it is treason. It is treason to the people of Ukraine, it is treason to Europe and it’s a treason to this House.” This is nothing but a shameless declaration of fascism, though one that isn’t surprising at all considering recent trends in Poland and across Europe at large.
As the author explained in early May, “What’s Dishonestly Smeared As ‘Russian Propaganda’ Is Just The Multipolar Worldview”. The global systemic transition has catalyzed what can be called “The Great Bifurcation” whereby the formerly globalized international order is splitting along three levels: the systemic, ideological, and tactical. The first refers to the worldwide competition between the US-led Golden Billion and the BRICS-led Global South. The second, meanwhile, concerns the former’s unipolar liberal-globalist worldview (ULG) and the latter’s multipolar conservative-sovereigntist (MCS) one. The final level, the tactical one, deals with the divide between the establishment and populists.
These three primary fault lines are objectively existing and easily verifiable. In fact, the Golden Billion itself tacitly acknowledges them when claiming that the Russian-Chinese Entente supposedly intends to aggressively spread their so-called “authoritarian” models across the world by manipulating Western protest movements. This accusation, despite being completely false since it’s actually the West that believes in imposing its self-declared “universal” socio-political model onto all others, proves that Sikorski’s own bloc operates based on its leaders’ unofficial acceptance of “The Great Bifurcation”. Publicly drawing attention to this isn’t “treason”, nor is believing in the opposite worldview.
Rather, it’s the only way to pragmatically react to the rapidly emerging Multipolar World Order. Anything less isn’t just dishonest, but counterproductive from a policymaking standpoint since it presumes that “The Great Bifurcation” never happened and that International Relations have remained in their immediate state after the end of the Old Cold War wherein the US’ unipolar hegemony is still unchallenged and thus unquestionable. That’s not true whatsoever at all, but allowing Westerners to freely discuss the game-changing developments of the past three decades and especially the last five months since the start of Russia’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine scares policymakers.
That’s because they’re extremely self-conscious of the prediction that President Putin made in mid-June while speaking at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), during which time he said that the Golden Billion should expect a spree of populist-driven “elite changes” brought about by the counterproductive economic and political consequences of their unprecedented anti-Russian sanctions. He earlier trumpeted the cause of state sovereignty, which his Foreign Minister Lavrov later added is another thing that scares the West because its elite are afraid of their people’s reaction to seeing truly sovereign states uphold their national interests like Russia does.
From Sikorski’s perspective, the Western people are peasants who must be kept perpetually in the dark about the reality of International Relations. The only information that’s acceptable for them to be exposed to is that which has been approved by their governments and laundered through putatively “independent” Mainstream Media (MSM) outlets. He, like the rest of his elite ilk, is extremely concerned about the latent consequences of the West’s growing populist movements embracing the multipolar and sovereignty causes that Russia’s championing across the world. Sikorski is seriously scared that a Western-wide populist revolt might soon break out against the West’s supranational elite.
That’s why he’s scaremongering by describing dissident worldviews like Russia’s as “treason” since in his mind anyone in Western Civilization who hasn’t been successfully indoctrinated into believing in their society’s discredited self-professed “exceptionalism” and “universality” is a latent threat to the elite’s grip on power. If he can’t criminalize the public expression of their views, then he’ll at least do his utmost to thuggishly intimidate people into self-censoring out of fear that they might become targets of ultra-nationalist violence if they dare to continue sharing them publicly. Far from exuding confidence, however, Sikorski only showed just how scared and his fellow elite are of their own people.