More Medvedev, Because it Matters

Nadin Brzezinski
7 min readJul 7, 2022

The latest from Dmitry Medvedev is a long rant that goes strictly into Whataboutism. This is a propaganda technique usually uses to address those outside Russia. The fact that he is now using it inside has me wondering if some of the horrors of Ukraine are coming home?

Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, I called crazy any attempts to create tribunals or courts for the so-called investigation of Russia’s actions. These proposals are not only legally void. The idea of ​​punishing the country that has the largest nuclear potential is absurd in itself. And potentially threatens the existence of mankind. But now I would like to elaborate on something else. Namely, who is yelling that it is necessary to arrange a trial of Russia and involve supranational bodies for this? Who is this daredevil or idiot?

He of course opens with a threat to use nuclear weapons. This is the norm in modern-day Russia. It’s bark at this point, but one that may be empty. Also, that would be quite the crime against humanity, so it is funny to a point.

>The high priest is known to all. And he did a very good job in order to sow chaos and devastation around the world under the sauce of the notorious “true democracy”. He knows how to brutally and primitively impose his will, using money, spineless vassals, for decency called “allies”, and weapons of the highest quality.

This is an attack not just on the United States, but also on the Enlightenment. There is something else that’s striking here. Medvedev is complaining that the US knows how to use soft power. It is telling because Russia is lacking quite a bit of it.

In fact, the country is closing down from the west and it has very little soft power left. What it has is with the global south, not precisely one that is very good at threatening the US, which Russia sees as an enemy.

All American history, from the time of the conquest of the Indians, is a bloody war of annihilation. And we are talking about the most brutal extermination of the civilian population. It has become a signature style of American politics. Whoever is in power there. During World War II, the United States destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this way — only to justify the huge expenses for the nuclear “Manhattan Project”.

This is a whole stream of Whataboutism. Yes, it’s true. American history is replete with horrors, but the point of the exercise is to make the reader…

Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB