No, thanks
Social-Political Issues
donate Books CDs HOME updates search contact

Moscow’s Fifth Column - IV

Dugin’s Poisonous Ruse

Phillip Mericle
All history is driven by ideas, and thus the thinker is, ultimately, the more potent agent than the warrior who merely translates those thoughts into action.

Alexander Dugin is easily the most important thinker in present-day Russia. Whether we call him “Putin’s Mentor,” “Putin’s Brain,” or “The New Rasputin,” his nationalist thought has permeated even to the highest reaches of the Kremlin, and he dreams of a world where Russia reigns supreme.

Dugin & Putin, two Russian supremacists

Born in Moscow to a military family, Dugin became a dissident not because he was opposed to Communism per se, but because he believed the Soviet system had become too sclerotic and corrupted to achieve anything revolutionary.

Now, decades later, his Fourth Political Theory, is an attempt to synthesize both the Communist left and Nazi right.

From a fringe dissident, Dugin has risen over the past few decades to be the main voice echoing in the Kremlin’s halls. His thoughts and ideas now permeate Moscow and influence all its decisions. Though it is said that they have never met personally, Putin himself acts fully in line with the philosophy laid out by Dugin’s Russo-messianism.

Dugin is the prophet of the resurgent Russian nationalism.

The universal church of Russia

Although the phase of Communism with the USSR failed, Dugin still believes his nation is destined to bring the world to a Russo-centric utopia. As such, he holds that Russia is duty bound to vanquish the “evil” alliance of Western nations, which he terms Atlanticists in his books, in a final apocalyptic war that will herald the rebirth of a resplendent Russian Empire.

Dugin’s view of a globe stradling Russian Empire

This will, in turn, usher in a golden age under benevolent Russian care. From the historian’s view we see little difference between this and the Soviet Union’s aspirations to a utopian brotherhood going hand in hand with its dreams of universal domination.

This new empire, unlike the USSR, would be so thoroughly schismatic, and the “churchification” of Russia would be so complete, that the Russian nation would be viewed simply as “the Church.” 1 This, along with his blatant admission that they must “destroy Catholicism from within” belies the seemingly peaceful overtures Dugin has made to Western traditionalists.

Dugin’s Putin war

It was Dugin’s writings that caused a previously secular Putin to start viewing the spread of Catholicism in Eastern Europe as a dangerous rejection of Russian influence. Ukraine’s drifting away from Russian “religion” thus contributed to the perceived threat, culminating in the full blown war now playing out across the fields of Ukraine.

Dugin himself has repeatedly railed that the invasion of Ukraine is the beginning of his fabled apocalyptic war, an existential conflict that Russia must win even at the price of a nuclear hecatomb. It is now clear just how deeply Putin has taken Dugin’s thinking to heart. Putin’s world is seen through Dugin’s lens: This is a war of existential importance for the dictator just as much as it is, in his mind, for Russia.

Insidious propaganda

Both Dugin and Putin know full well the greatest enemy to their ambitions in the socio-political level is the United States. Eastern Europe has eagerly abandoned the praxis of the ex-Soviet Union, and now enjoys the freedoms that the Western world has to offer. While this entails a certain degree of American hegemony, the USA has fallen far short of the coercion and brutality of the old Bolshevik system.

Dugin rages at the world’s part he sees having falling under the influence of Russia’s great enemy. Thus what better way to undermine the West than to appeal to its disaffected conservatives?

Dugin speaking

For years Dugin has been hard at work
trying to sway conservatives to favor Russia

For years Dugin has been masterminding schemes across Europe trying to capitalize on the disaffected political Right. Using the (admittedly easy) targets of Western moral corruption and falsely portraying Russia as an alternative paragon, he has been successful in wooing some conservatives into at least harboring pro-Russian sentiments, if not becoming enthusiastic supporters of the “new Russia.”

Any wavering in the unity of Western opposition to Russia is, to Dugin, its own little victory. Destabilizing the West in any way possible makes the path of Russian domination easier. At root he does not care about the consequences, the grievances or the ideals. To him it is all merely a means to an end, and that end is Russian supremacy. The sacrifice of individuals is of no consequence in Dugin’s mind. All he cares about is to weaken the West and aggrandize the Rus.

Thus anyone who opposes Dugin’s ideas is condemned as a sycophant of America. His advice to those Westerners who do side with him is “put on a mask and go out of your house at night and kill a Yankee.”

Dugin’s deception

Fundamentally little has changed in Russia since the Soviet Union’s messianic dreams of world domination. Dugin’s attempt to synthesize the extreme Left and Right into a fashionable fusion to destroy the West merely puts a different, more mystical nationalist spin on the same crushing totalitarian dystopia of Communism.

Dugin Stalin quote

Remember where Dugin casts his allegiance

Anyone who doubts the sincerity of Dugin’s collectivism need only look to the man’s own words: “The nation is everything; the individual is nothing.”2

It is imperative for traditionalists to see Dugin’s deceptions for what they are: a mere ploy for Russian supremacy, a game to undermine the convictions of those who ought to resist totalitarianism.

Though the Western world is rotten, though the Church has been infiltrated by Progressivism, we ultimately have the certainty that the Catholic Faith will triumph and Christian Civilization will be restored in the Reign of Mary promised by Our Lady of Fatima.

Let us take this confidence to heart, gather our strength and fight.

  1. Aleksandr Dugin, Osnovy geopolitiki: Geopoliticheskoe budushchee Rossii (Moscow: Arktogeya, 1997), pp. 254-256.
  2. Ibid., p. 257.


Blason de Charlemagne
Follow us

Posted February 21, 2024

Related Topics of Interest

Related Works of Interest

Murky Waters of Vatican II

Volume I
Desire to offend

Volume II
Animus Injuriandi II

Volume III
Desire to Destroy

Volume IV
Desire to Destroy II

Volume V
Animus Injuriandi II

Volume VI
destructio dei

Volume VII
fumus satanae

Volume VIII

Volume IX
volume 10

Volume X

Volume XI
Eli, Eli lamma sabacthani

Special Edition