…by Jonas E. Alexis
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who once was “the wealthiest man in Russia (with a fortune of over $15 billion) and one of the richest people in the world,” aspires to turn Russia into a revolutionary cell. Why?
Obviously it is because Russia (specifically Vladimir Putin) has made it extremely hard for people like Khodorkovsky to cheat the system. Last year, Khodorkovsky said that fighting against Vladimir Putin is “a revolution of justice.”
There is more to this “revolution of justice.” Sounding like the old Communist/Bolshevik regime, Khodorkovsky told the New York Times: “It’s not just Putin that needs to be replaced. The entire system needs to be changed.”
More recently, Khodorkovsky has been trying his best to carry this banner of subversion. He has declared that revolution in Russia is inevitable and, according to the Associated Press, “could happen as soon as 2018.” Khodorkovsky is serious here:
“Revolution in Russia is inevitable. The remnants of its reserves and the threat of repressions are only putting off its eventual arrival. The question is how can we make this revolution at least relatively peaceful.”
Khodorkovsky longs to see “economic and political collapse” in the country. He seems to fancy himself as a sort of Simon bar Kokhba who will bring about vast political and social changes in the region. He said:
“Putin and his circle must answer before society for what they have done in an independent court. I see this as my task.”
For Khodorkovsky, Putin and his associates ignored or “overthrew constitutional law” to get in power.
There is no doubt that Khodorkovsky hates Putin, but this man is hardly rational. Khodorkovsky got “convicted for tax evasion, money-laundering, and embezzlement.” The accusation is that Khodorkovsky
“created an organized group of individuals with the intention of taking control of the shares in Russian companies during the privatization process through deceit.”
Even the Guardian acknowledged in 2013 that Khodorkovsky’s “oil business expanded aggressively, sometimes by barging Western companies out of the way in a style that would have been unacceptable outside of Russia.”
By 2005, Khodorkovsky ended up spending some time behind bars. During that time, he wrote a political manifesto entitled “Left Turn,” in which he said:
“The next Russian administration will have to include the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the Motherland Party, or the historical successors to these parties.
“The left-wing liberals, including Yabloko, and right-wing Ryzhkov, Khakamada and others should decide whether to join the broad social-democratic coalition or to remain grumpy and without relevance on the political sidelines.
“In my opinion, they have to join because only the broadest composition of a coalition in which liberal-socialist (social-democratic) views will play the key role can save us from the emergence, in the process of this turn to the left turn, from a new ultra-authoritarian regime.
“The new Russian authorities will have to address a left-wing agenda and meet an irrepressible demand by the people for justice.”
Khodorkovsky obviously saw himself as an agent of the New World Order, and he sees that President Obama is simply a pawn in this ideological process:
“Barack Obama’s victory in the US presidential elections is not simply the latest change of power in one individual country, albeit a superpower. We are standing on the threshold of a change in the paradigm of world development.
“The era whose foundations were laid by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher three decades ago is ending. Unconditionally including myself in that part of society that has liberal views, I see: ahead – is a Turn to the Left.”
It was Putin who signed a pardon in 2013 freeing Khodorkovsky, but he is now turning around and desperately trying to stab Putin on the back. For him, it seems that the authorities should never have put him behind bars in the first place. In 2003, Khodorkovsky’s Jewish partner in the criminal world, Platon Lebedev,
“was arrested on suspicion of illegally acquiring a stake in the state-owned fertilizer firm Apatit in 1994. The arrest was followed by purported investigations into taxation returns filed by Yukos, and a delay in the antitrust commission’s approval of its merger with Sibneft.”
Khodorkovsky never lacks Jewish supporters during his time in jail. Jewish writer Massa Gessen wrote in 2012 that Khodorkovsky’s arrest was a “travesty.” Gessen promiscuously argued that Khodorkovsky was in trouble because he stood up to Putin’s tyranny, a fictional story which exists only in Gessen’s imagination.
The Jerusalem Post and much of the Zionist media also give the impression that Khodorkovsky is being persecuted for criticizing Putin. Yet in order to seduce her readers, Gessen gravitated toward big lies about Putin:
“Putin made it abundantly clear what he wanted from the oligarchs: he wanted them to share their wealth with him and his allies, and he wanted them to stay out of politics. Those who refused would not be around to complain.”
The evidence? Gessen cited Vladimir Gusinsky, president of the Jewish World Congress and a Russian media tycoon.
“Gusinsky had owned a media company, including two television networks and several magazines; his journalists had been highly critical of Putin. Gusinsky was arrested and forced to sign over his company to the state. He was then allowed to leave the country. Once in the West, he claimed that his signature had been coerced. Russia responded by issuing an international warrant for his arrest. Gusinsky has spent the last 11 years living in Israel.”
Gessen, because she is morally corrupt and intellectually blind, cannot not see the difference between Russia and America. In America, Goldman Sachs can literally screw customers and get away with it. Under the banner of “capitalism” and “free market economy” (two main vehicles for rapacious usury), companies like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase can ride high and garner millions upon millions of dollars and in the process bludgeon everyone else to death. To cite again journalist Matt Taibbi,
“The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it’s everywhere. The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.
“In fact, the history of the recent financial crisis, which doubles as a history of the rapid decline and fall of the suddenly swindled dry American empire, reads like a Who’s Who of Goldman Sachs graduates.”
Taibbi has probably never read Marx’s essay on this very issue. He probably has never heard of a Jewish writer by the name of Heinrich Heine, but both Marx and Heine said almost the same thing hundreds of years ago. “What is the secular basis of Judaism?,” Marx asked,
“Practical need, self-interest. What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money…We recognize in Judaism, therefore, a general anti-social element of the present time…”
The Dreadful Few have always used economic manipulation to bludgeon the Goyim to death and to produce “anti-social element.” According to Werner Sombart, they “resisted regulation, supported free trade, free competition,” among other things, to reduce the Goyim to what Civilta Cattolica calls metaphysical nothingness.
“The Jewish and the German economic systems were incompatible because their worldviews were incompatible. The German system was based on stability, on tilling the soil, and on providing a just return on labor; the Jewish system was based on money-lending, i.e., usury, which is to say predatory economic behavior that facilitated the systematic exploitation of non-Jews whenever they came in contact with them….
“The source of both the German and Jewish economic systems was religious. The German system was Catholic and based on the Benedictine motto ‘ora et labora.’ The Jewish system was based on the Talmud, which taught Jews that cheating the goyim was praiseworthy.”
Jewish historian Heinrich Gratz did not hesitate to write that when the Jews began to study the Talmud in places like Poland in the 1600s, the Goyim were doomed to face economic misery:
“To twist a phrase out of its meaning, to use all the tricks of the clever advocate, to play upon words, and to condemn what they did not understand…such were the characteristics of the Polish Jew….
“Honesty and right-thinking he lost as completely as simplicity and truthfulness. He made himself master of all the gymnastics of the School and applied them to obtain advantage over any one more cunning than himself. He took delight in cheating and overreaching, which gave him a sort of joy of victory…It was the non-Jew who, to his loss, felt the consequences of the Talmudically trained mind of the Polish Jew.”
Here is what Graetz said in his fifth volume of the History of the Jews:
“A love of twisting, distorting, ingenious quibbling, and a foregone antipathy to what did not lie within their field of vision, constituted the character of the Polish Jews. Pride in their knowledge of the Talmud and a spirit of dogmatism attached even to the best rabbis, and undermined their moral sense…
“Integrity and right-mindedness they had lost as completely as simplicity and the sense of truth. The vulgar acquired the quibbling method of the schools, and employed it to outwit the less cunning.
“They found pleasure and a sort of triumphant delight in deception and cheating against members of their own race; cunning could not well be employed, because they were sharp-witted; but the non-Jewish world with which they came into contact experienced to its disadvantage the superiority of the Talmudical spirit of the Polish Jews.”
This energized an anti-Jewish spirit among the Poles, for they knew that they were being cheated. This quickly led to violence among the Gentiles, who in 1638 “slew 200 Jews, and destroyed several synagogues.”
Ten years later, Jews clung to the book of Zohar for Messianic revolution, and this again caused “bloody retribution,” during which both innocent and guilty Jews were slain. Because of this, both Jews and gentiles died by the thousands in the same year.
Within the next three years, anti-Jewish resistance led again to a bloody war that took the lives of thousands of Jews, and caused many others to move to places like the Netherlands, Bohemia, Austria, Italy, and Hungary.
Wherever they went, however, the Jews took the study of the Talmud with them, bearing the same attitudes towards Gentiles. “Far from giving up their own method in a foreign country,” Graetz wrote, “they demanded that all the world should be regulated by them, and they gained their point.” Once they “gained their point,” the same anti-Jewish reaction started all over again, which again caused bloody retribution.
This has been the history of economic thought and practice in Europe for hundreds of years, and both Werner Sombart and others have pointed this out. “According to German or Medieval view,” writes E. Michael Jones,
“producers and traders’ income was to be determined by what was fair and ‘what was sufficient for your need,’ which ‘tradition and custom determined.’ Income was to be determined ‘by the standard of comfort in their station in life.’ Competition ‘was quite out of the question.’
“It was especially ‘contemptible,’ unchristian and immoral’ to lure customers away from another merchant, nor was it permissible to increase the size of a business to the point where it would ruin other businesses.”
We all know that once the economic system is destroyed, then family formation is almost impossible. The crash market in 2008-2009 and perpetual wars in the Middle East are classic examples:
“In a new study, scientists from the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) identify that economic recessions tend to be followed by a decline in fertility rates — and also identify how specific groups of people are influenced by a recession.
“The 2008-2009 global economic recession, the first major recession since that caused by the oil shocks of the 1970s, brought a sudden trend reversal to the previous pattern of rising fertility rates in several highly developed countries, including Spain and the United States.
“A larger group of countries including England and Wales, Ireland, Italy, and Ukraine experienced stagnation of fertility rates, following a decade of generally rising fertility after 1998.”
What Gessen and her brethren do not want to tell the masses is that the Jewish oligarchs cannot do whatever they want in Russia. Many of them have been tamed, and this is obviously why Gessen and her brethren are upset. Read some of the accounts that have been published in Western media and you will hear that Khodorkovsky was placed in jail because Putin does not like opposition.
Gessen for example keeps referring to Putin as a former KGB. Astonishingly, she never refers to Khodorkovsky as a former Communist Youth League leader, which he was! The New York Times would like us to believe that Khodorkovsky is just a political dissent and nothing more. And his only goal is to bring “democracy” to Russia.
As scholar John M. Schuessler has recently shown, the word “democracy” in America is basically another term for perpetual wars. And by pursuing perpetual wars, we end up chasing ghosts and fighting things that really do not exist. Building on John J. Mearsheimer’s Why Leaders Lie, Schuessler asserts that
“democratic leaders regularly resort to deception to maximize domestic support for war…Democratic leaders want to secure broad support for war, support that cannot be taken for granted at either the mass or elite levels…
“As a general matter, the benefits of war are usually ambiguous enough and the potential costs substantial enough that leaders have to grapple with some level of domestic opposition, even if only latent.”
What the New York Times hasn’t really addressed is that Khodorkovsky wants to establish “cut-throat capitalism,” which is to say that oligarchs like Khodorkovsky have the opportunity to send the average Russian to the economic henhouse.
Khodorkovsky said specifically: “Our guiding light is Profit.” In other words, morality and practical reason are out of the economic equation. In that sense, Khodorkovsky is immoral, which is to say that he has abandoned the light of what Emmanuel Kant calls practical reason and has twisted the truth to suit his essentially Talmudic appetite.
Furthermore, if the English oligarchs used capitalism to starve the poor Irish during the Irish Potato Famine, who is to say that Khodorkovsky cannot use capitalism to suck the blood of the average Russian? If the West allowed Stalin to slaughter more than ten million peasants within less than five years, why not starving the Russians again through sophisticated but deceptive means such as capitalism?
What we are seeing here is that Whig ideology is simply worthless when it comes to fighting people like Khodorkovsky. In fact, one can say that Khodorkovsky’s ideology and Whiggish history end up in the same corridor, even though their departing points are superficially different.
The New York Times says that Putin pardoned Khodorkovsky right “before the Sochi Olympics” so that he could clean up his image and expand his political horizon. Khodorkovsky is now writing articles in the Huffington Post saying that he was arrested “after criticizing President Vladimir Putin and spent 11 years in prison.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. As we have been pointed out in numerous articles, Putin is hated because he is putting the fear of God in the New World Order. Gessen seems to forget that Putin knew Alexander Solzhenitsyn pretty well.
As we recall, it was Solzhenitsyn who assiduously detailed the Jewish involvement in the Bolshevik Revolution, which created massive terror in much of Europe and which gave rise to anti-Jewish reaction in places like Poland, Romania, and Hungary. This is even admitted by philo-Semitic historians such as Paul Johnson.
But because she is an ideologue, Gessen can never address that fact at all. Moreover, she will never tell her readers that Jewish oligarchs like Khodorkovsky have been using “gangster capitalism” and the oil industry to literally cripple the Russian economy, a fact which was indirectly pointed out by the chief editor of the Russian edition of Forbes, Paul Klebnikov, who was “shot nine times from a semiautomatic pistol as he walked out of his Moscow office” in July 2004.
Days before the incident, Russian Jewish oligarch and mathematician Boris Abramovich Berezovsky called Klebnikov “a dishonest reporter.” Obviously Klebnikov was getting under Berezovsky’s skin and spotted his diabolical plan. Klebnikov accused Berezovsky of looting Russia. Klebnikov wrote:
“By the mid-1990s, close observers of Russia already knew that many companies were being looted by their managers and intermediaries. The capital-flight statistics indicated that a huge portion of the profits of Russian enterprises were evading both the tax collectors and the shareholders.
“The looting ruined many of Russia’s best enterprises, starving them of investment capital, while the capital flight eventually doomed Russia’s efforts at monetary stabilization.
“Few outsiders understood the precise mechanisms by which a particular company was looted and the capital funneled abroad.”
Klebnikov argues that the Yeltsin government was corrupt and made a sort of diabolical deal with oligarchs like Berezovsky.
“During the loans-for-shares auctions, state equity stakes worth $14 billion on the stock market in July 1997 were sold to the oligarchs for less than $1 billion. This was not the only way the Yeltsin government paid for the support of Berezovsky and his colleagues.
“The businessmen were promised additional privatization windfalls after Yeltsin’s reelection….Berezovsky and the other oligarchs received the opportunity to skim the campaign treasury.”
Berezovsky himself was convicted of fraud and embezzlement.
Through capitalism, Berezovsky became super rich, which meant he had to cheat the system. One judge found Berezovsky an “unreliable person” who viewed “truth as a transitory, flexible concept, which could be molded to suit his current purposes.” The judge also saw that
“the evidence which he gave was deliberately dishonest; sometimes he was clearly making his evidence up as he went along in response to the perceived difficulty in answering the questions.”
It was no surprise that Berezovsky found himself in a cosmic conflict with Klebnikov. The British newspaper the Independent reported:
“Some said that [Klebnikov’s] book about Mr. Berezovsky – Godfather of the Kremlin: The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism – was anti-Semitic in tone and overly critical of the tycoon at the expense of other key characters such as Russia’s former president Boris Yeltsin.”
We know who those people are, and we know that their revolutionary descendent has been involved in covert assassination in Russia for a long time.
It was Jewish Bolshevik Yakov Yurovsky, along with a group of fellow Bolsheviks, who murdered the last Tsar and his family in 1918. Yurovsky, who went to a Talmudic school, saw his act as a form of revenge. After his father had been sent to a Jewish settlement for theft, Yurovsky developed an undying hatred for the Tsar.
As historical accounts have discovered, Yurovsky was one of Lenin’s willing executioners. German historian Joachim Hoffmann notes that both Lenin and Trotsky issued the order to assassinate the Tsar. After seventy-two years, even the New York Times was willing to admit this incontrovertible fact:
“In the early morning dark of July 17, 1918, they were taken to the basement and shot by local Chekists, members of the Bolshevik secret police. Bullets ricocheted from the jewels hidden in the corsets of the royal daughters, who had to be finished off with bayonets.
“When the screams died down, the bodies were carted to the countryside, stripped, burned and tossed in a mine shaft. The next night, to prevent a cult of the Romanovs, the leader of the firing squad exhumed the remains, doused them with disfiguring acid and reburied them in a secret grave.”
So, it should not be a big surprise if the Dreadful Few get caught in assassination plot again. Khodorkovsky himself was implicated in the death of a Siberian city mayor by the name of Vladimir Petukhov, “who came into conflict with Khodorkovsky and other Yukos stakeholders and managers and was killed on June 26, 1998 – Khodorkovsky’s birthday.”
Khodorkovsky, of course, knew that the end of his world was coming to an end in Russia, but he did the next best thing:
“In 2003 Khodorkovsky’s shares in Yukos passed to Jacob Rothschild under a deal that they had concluded prior to Khodorkovsky’s arrest.”
Birds of a feather flock together.
If Russia survived the Bolshevik Revolution—which sought “to destroy the old world and to create a new world and a new man,” devoid of the moral law and practical reason—then Russia will survive Khodorkovsky and his brethren.
We have seen some indications that the country will thrive to the end. As we have already pointed out, the country has recently kicked Jewish oligarch George Soros out and told him to go home.
What if America does something similar? What if the criminals behind Goldman Sachs get to go to jail? What if the masses wake up and say something like, “No, we ain’t gonna take it anymore”?
It would be a painful thing for the New World Order, and perhaps this is one reason why its agents continue to live in fear.
Finally, it was Logos that brought back Russia to reality after the Bolshevik Revolution. The fact that Putin repeatedly made reference to the moral order and even to a Satanic force which seeks to destroy the West is enough to say that he understands Logos, as did Cyrus, King of Persia.
As E. Michael Jones has recently pointed out, “the three Persians whom we call the Magi” understood that Logos as well. It is this Logos that makes us who we are: our origin, our identity and our destiny. It is “the source of our liberation.” Our enemy and those who despise Logos
“believe that will is superior to reason. We are wise men because we believe in the opposite; We believe in subordinating our will to the Logos. We believe in following the Star which symbolizes the Logos which is God. As the Gospel of St. John reminds us: ‘Verbum erat Deus.’ With the Magi as our role models in mind, we ask for the courage to follow that star wherever it leads us.”
May this Logos continue to guide us all as we face new challenges next year.
 Peter Baker, “Russian Dissident Opens New Chapter in His Anti-Putin Movement,” NY Times, October 2, 2014.
 Terry Macalister, “Mikhail Khodorkovsky: how the Yukos tycoon became Russia’s richest man,” Guardian, December 20, 2013.
 Massa Gessen, “The Wrath of Putin,” Vanity Fair, March 31, 2012.
 “Russian court orders arrest of Jewish Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky,” Jerusalem Post, December 23, 2015; “Russia declares Khodorkovsky arrested in absentia,” Associated Press, December 23, 2015; Anna Smolchenko, “Russia issues arrest warrant for Kremlin foe Khodorkovsky,” AFP, December 23, 2015; Tom Porter, “Putin is going after one of his biggest opponents just two years after pardoning him,” Business Insider, December 24, 2015.
 Gessen, “The Wrath of Putin,” Vanity Fair, March 31, 2012.
 Greg Smith, “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” NY Times, March 14, 2012.
 Halah Touryalai, “Jamie Dimon Gets $20 Million For His Worst Year As CEO, Why The Big Raise?,” Forbes, January 24, 2014.
 Matt Taibbi, “The Great American Bubble Machine,” Rolling Stone, April 5, 2010.
 Quoted in Niall Ferguson, The House of Rothschild: Money’s Prophets, 1798-1848 (New York: Penguin, 1999), 440.
 Cited in E. Michael Jones, Barren Metal: A History of Capitalism as the Conflict Between Labor and Usury (South Bend: Fidelity Press, 2014), 831-832.
 Ibid., 822.
 Cited in ibid., 822-823.
 Heinrich Graetz, History of the Jews, Vol. V (Philadelphia: Jewish Publications of America, 1893), 4-6.
 Ibid., 6-7.
 Ibid., 17.
 See Jones, Barren Metal, 824.
 “Fertility rates affected by global economic crisis,” Science Daily, June 28, 2011; see also Sabrina Tavernise, “Dip in Birth Rates Reflects Recession, Report Suggests,” NY Times, October 12, 2011; Olga Khazan, “The Recession’s Baby Bust,” NY Times, September 30, 2014; Tamar Lewin, “U.S. Birthrate Declines for Sixth Consecutive Year; Economy Could Be Factor,” NY Times, December 4, 2014; “As U.S. birth rate drops, concern for the future mounts,” USA Today, February 13, 2013; “Olga Khazan, “The Childless Millennial,” Atlantic, April 29, 2015; “John Bingham, “Births within wedlock on course to become a minority,” Telegraph, November 16, 2015.
 See for example Julia Iofee, “Remote Control,” New Yorker, January 12, 2015.
 Neil Buckley, “Lunch with the FT: Mikhail Khodorkovsky,” Financial Times, December 19, 2014.
 Peter Baker, “Russian Dissident Opens New Chapter in His Anti-Putin Movement,” NY Times, October 2, 2014; Andrew Meier, “Who Fears a Free Mikhail Khodorkovsky?,” NY Times, November 18, 2009.
 For a scholarly study on similar issues, see John Mueller and Mark Stewart, Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).
 John M. Schuessler, Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015), 3.
 John Paul O’Malley, “In ‘My Fellow Prisoners,’ Mikhail Khodorkovsky recounts his prison years,” Washington Post, March 6, 2015.
 See Jones, Barren Metal, 975-1012.
 Mikhail Khodorkovsky, “In Response to Putin’s New Cold War, the West Must Be Warm to the Russian People,” Huffington Post, December 11, 2014.
 Paul Johnson, History of the Jews (New York: Harper & Row, 1987), 451-453.
 Paul Klebnikov, The Godfather of the Kremlin: The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism (Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc., 2000).
 Richard Behar, “Did Boris Berezovsky Kill Himself? More Compelling, Did He Kill Forbes Editor Paul Klebnikov?,” Forbes, March 24, 2013.
 Klebnikov, Godfather of the Kremlin, 181.
 Ibid., 223.
 “Roman Abramovich wins court battle against Berezovsky,” BBC, August 31, 2012.
 Andrew Osborn, “Editor who unmasked super-rich of Russia is shot dead in Moscow,” The Independent, July 10, 2004
 Mark Franchetti, “Shooting of editor may be revenge for delving into Russia’s rich,” Sunday Times, July 11, 2004.
 Helen Rappaport, The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekateringburg (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009), 131-133.
 Hoffmann, Stalin’s War of Extermination, 195-196.
 Bill Keller, “Cult of the Last Czar Takes Root in Russia,” NY Times, November 21, 1990.
 “Khodorkovsky faces new charges within 1998 assassination case – report,” Russia Today, December 8, 2015.
 Sheila Fitzpatrick, Everyday Stalinism: Soviet Russia in the 1930s (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 2.
 E. Michael Jones, “Soros or Cyrus?: The Violent Legacy of the Black/Jewish Alliance,” Culture Wars, December 2015.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, history of Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.