Nations around the world are increasingly growing weary of the West’s incessant use of soft power “junk culture” to score points in an increasingly interconnected world where music, film, and social media are becoming weapons of political warfare.
Nothing exemplifies the use of music as a soft power weapon more than the annual Eurovision song contest. At this year’s Eurovision contest held in Stockholm, the winner was Jamala of Ukraine.
Her winning was for her song “1944”, an anti-Joseph Stalin song about his deportation of Crimean Tatars at the height of World War II. Stalin feared the Tatars’ collaboration with the German Nazis. Stalin had good reason to fear Adolf Hitler’s links to the Tatars. Evidence of Hitler’s mutual love affair with European Muslims extended throughout Balkan Muslim communities in Bosnia, Sanjak, and Albania, which were absorbed into the Third Reich.
As is the usual situation with today’s Eurovision, Jamala and her song were chosen as a way to bash Russia over the retrocession of Crimea to the Russian Federation in 2014. It did not matter to the Eurovision officials that Russian performer Sergey Lazarev was the odds-on favorite to win this year’s Eurovision.
For Russia, Jamala’s win evoked memories of 2014 Eurovision winner, the bearded Austrian transvestite Thomas Neuwirth, also known as “Conchita Wurst”. It was clear that the Copenhagen Eurovision contest chose Neuwirth to send a “soft power” message to Russia and other conservative-minded Eastern European countries, which opposed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) of the US State Department and George Soros’s various non-governmental organization fronts.
The Eurovision political win for Ukraine’s contestant this year does not bode well for next year’s Eurovision contest in Kiev. Although politics are to be left off of the Eurovision performance stages, per Eurovision’s own rules, the contest has taken a decidedly political turn in being used to attack Russia and advance causes unpopular in the Orthodox Christian east.
Russian Senator Frants Klintsevich, the first deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, understands well the use of Eurovision as a cultural soft weapon by the West. Pointing to next year’s Eurovision contest in Ukraine, Klintsevich said, Russia may boycott the contest since Ukraine will undoubtedly use the event to score cheap propaganda points against Russia.
As with most cockamamie foreign policy strategies infecting the Western world, the concept of using “soft power” as a strategic force multiplier was conceived by a globalist veteran of US Intelligence-sponsored think tanks and cabalistic power centers. The father of soft power is Joseph Nye, a habitué of Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs, which not coincidentally shares its initials with the Central Intelligence Agency – “CIA”.
Nye has also served as a top dog with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, Aspen Institute, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Nye served in the Clinton administration and provides key foreign policy advice to his old friend, Secretary of State John Kerry.
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