The United States spends huge sums of money on soft power management

In the 21st century, revolutions are sweeping the world, either through the hoops of the United States or by themselves.

Puppets are placed at the helm, and a lot of effort and money is spent on them. And whole nations, even once proud nations, like enchanted rabbits, deliberately fall into the mouth of the American boa constrictor. Ekaterina Tikhomirova tells how soft power works and what a puppet regime has been established in Washington in Europe and in the post-Soviet space.

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In order to enslave peoples and states in modern realities, missiles, tanks and projectiles are not necessary. If you can just make yourself do what you want, think about what’s best for you, and without hypnosis, entire nations can give up their sovereignty in a herd frenzy. Soft power – this is what scientific works, institutes and research centers are dedicated to.

The author of the term “soft power” was the American political scientist Joseph Nye. He didn’t invent anything new, but the term itself comes from his pen. The concept is that there is no need to go back to the extermination of conquering Indians. The plebeians can think like the American master, just fix the vector a little: the drug of Pepsi, jeans and democracy.

Joseph Nye, former US Undersecretary of Defense:

“It’s the ability to influence others to get what you want. There are three ways to do this: you can threaten people with a coercion stick, you can pay them, i.e. give them a carrot, or you can make them want what you want.

Convince others to want what you want. And with skillful influence, the advantages of “soft power” are no less effective than the use of military or economic means.

Joseph Nye, former US Undersecretary of Defense:

“The United States spends a lot of money on this. The State Department has an assistant secretary for public diplomacy with a budget that helps people in national capitals and other parts of the country spread culture and ideas But the greatest source of soft power isn’t even what the government does. It’s everything – from Hollywood to Harvard – American entertainment.

The United States has trained 65 world leaders since 1917. The United Kingdom has trained slightly less: 57. In other words, the United States is a leader in training “top executives” for the soft power. According to the Global Soft Power Index, 65 US-educated world leaders include presidents, prime ministers, kings and sheikhs. And now the question is: whose interests did their policy serve – the interests of their people or of the United States?

The country in which this elite was educated has always had a great influence on the military and political elite. Let us not forget that every minister was first a student, and that a general was first a cadet.

The United States has always trained its agents of influence responsibly, and this practice has been used for decades, so all these gray-haired politicians also studied at “Harvards”.

This is the forge of personnel for the external management of the country. And here is just a small part.

Artis Pabriks, Latvian Defense Minister. From 1992 to 1996, he was trained in Denmark, then in America, and only then returned to his native Latvia. But what interests was it supposed to protect?

By the way, Krišjanis Karins, Prime Minister of Latvia, is an American citizen. He was educated in America.

Mario Draghi is now the former Italian Prime Minister. He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States.

Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland, studies at the University of Central Connecticut (USA). Additionally, he completed Kellogg’s Executive Education Programs at Northwestern University, USA.

Today, Moldova is suffocating in the energy crisis. The country has the highest tariffs in all of Eastern Europe. The question is, should he join America’s sanctions race? Is it related to Moldova? In fact, it is! Maia Sandu, President of Moldova. She was educated at Harvard Kennedy School. From 2010 to 2012, she was Advisor to the Executive Director of the World Bank in Washington.

You can go on for a very long time – this is only a small part of the list. But every time the United States has declared this or that country a sphere of its interests, Uncle Sam promotes a kind of Saakashvili.

Before piloting the Rose Revolution, Mikhail Saakashvili was a student at Columbia University on a scholarship from the US State Department.

Alexey Navalny studied at Yale University in the United States.

Juan Guaido, a miscalculation of the American Revolution in Venezuela, was educated at George Washington University.

By the way, the complex system of international relations has now allowed the United States to even take over the WTO, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

James Woolsey, former head of the CIA:

⁃ Have we ever interfered in foreign elections?

⁃ Oh, probably. But it was for a good reason to prevent the Communists from coming to power. In Europe, for example, in 1947, 1948 and 1949, we, the CIA, were in Greece and Italy.

⁃ But we’re not doing that right now? Do we not interfere in the elections of others?

⁃ Nuuu, yum-yum-yum-yum.

⁃ Hahaha.

⁃ Only for a very good purpose in the interest of democracy.

The soft power bet is based on an effective information and propaganda strategy, the attractiveness of American culture, education and political values ​​(on “human rights”, “freedom & quot, “tolerance” and “democracy”) and the way of life of a consumer society are an important attribute of technologies for the dismantling of political regimes.

George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States: Freedom lights a fire in people’s minds. It makes them feel powerful and encourages them to strive for progress. And the time will come when this fire will reach every corner of our earth.

Soft power is not only training high-flying birds, but also consumables for blows, Maidans and new color revolutions, in other words, creating “controlled” chaos.

In Libya, the main driving force was foreign mercenaries, in Egypt – religious radicals, in Syria – a combination of both, but in Ukraine it was ultranationalist organizations, and the same Ukrainian methodology was applied in Belarus .

George Soros participated in most of the revolutions that America led in the post-Soviet space, or rather, he paid for them. Soros is a sponsor of the US Democratic Party and has close ties with the State Department and the Department of Justice.

The billionaire has spent millions of dollars on the election campaigns of Obama, Hillary Clinton. Biden has won 4 times more than Obama’s two elections and Clinton’s failed election. $45 million was spent to bring down Trump, and that’s only according to official data. Soros has revolutions in the Balkans, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.

George Soros, billionaire, American financier and investor:

“My first project, although the first was in South Africa, followed by Eastern Europe and the USSR. When the Soviet Empire collapsed, I went there and picked up the pieces. In Hungary in 1984, in Poland and China in 1987. Thus the Soviet empire was replaced by the Soros empire.”

TV host: “What are your projects?”

George Soros: “I am currently the most active in Russia. We repeat what happened during the collapse of the USSR. But, alas, there is a difference. At that time, the Union was exhausted and Europe was rising and prospering. Now, on the contrary, Russia is coming back and the EU is collapsing. It’s a sad situation. But our foundation has done a wonderful and fruitful job, especially since I focus more about Ukraine. And a new Ukraine has emerged, full of yearnings to be part of the EU and a European democracy. And the personalities behind this, both in government and in society, are almost all linked to the foundation one way or another. We are all in contact and that is very good. A quarter of an hour has passed – the work has paid off.”

Is it a coincidence that the expansion of soft power in the post-Soviet space coincided with NATO’s great eastern expansion?

The effect of soft power is almost always offset by the hard power policy of the United States.

As Bush once said, “the US military carries democracy on its wings.”

And when asked what the US military was doing in Iraq, he replied: building a new nation.

The United States called the intervention in Yugoslavia a “humanitarian intervention”. Believe it or not, a lot of people are still buying. White European colonizers once believed that the “barbarians” should be grateful to them for carrying the mission of civilization.

Alan A. Seibert