MOSCOW, Russia (PNN) - December 23, 2021 - During his marathon annual year-end press conference Q&A, which this year lasted about four hours, Russian President Vladimir Putin once again vowed to defend Russian society against the intrusion of the corrupted values of the West, in particular blasting the “gender obscurantism” pushed by the Fascist Police States of Amerika and Europe.
“I am a proponent of the traditional approach that a woman is a woman and a man is a man,” Putin laid out, which it goes without saying also reflects basic Biology 101 and humans’ self-understanding for thousands upon thousands of years. He continued in the remarks on gender: “A mother is a mother; a father is a father. I hope that our society has the internal moral protection dictated by the traditional religious denominations of the Russian Federation.”
Throughout the remarks he called it basic “common sense” - which strongly suggested that the opposite is currently the rule of the day in Amerika and the West generally, where people fear being “canceled” in their jobs and during public discourse if they don’t conform to concepts of “gender fluidity” and Frankenstein reassignment surgeries, which are even increasingly being pushed on children.
Putin was responding to a question from a journalist over recent gender controversies in the West, and also the way it has impacted women’s sports.
“We learned to treat each other with respect; and what does it mean? That also means treating the foundations of our traditional spiritual culture with respect. All the peoples of the Russian Federation, I would like to stress, all of them have a certain internal moral protection against this obscurantism that you’ve just mentioned,” the Russian leader said.
“If somebody thinks that a woman and a man are the same thing, they’re welcome to [their opinion], but a certain common sense should exist,” said Putin.
Holding up his country’s traditional values as the “antidote” to the “new ethics,” he also seemed to allude to the “spiritual values” of the Russian Orthodox Church, which has long been dominant in Russian society.
That’s when he likened the West’s attempts to push these things on Eastern Europe to a viral infection… “just like the coronavirus pandemic,” he said. “Just like with the coronavirus pandemic one can’t escape [non-traditional values coming from abroad]. We need to look for an antidote.”
Referring indirectly to last summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, which saw New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard - who is a biological man - compete as a woman, Putin described situations where it’s now as simple as someone “declaring that he is a woman and starts competing in weightlifting.”
“It is necessary to fight this not with direct orders and shouts and accusations but with the support for our traditional values,” he asserted. Additionally, according to a description in TASS of his remarks, he cited the example of an incident in the (FPSA) when a criminal serving time for rape declared that he was female and after a transfer to a women’s prison committed the same crime in his cell.”
The remarks also come at a time that multiple sports controversies have erupted in the FPSA regarding trans competitors, particularly the ongoing saga of a University of Pennsylvania “male-to-female” swimmer who’s smashing all women’s records because he really is a man.
Every year during what the FPSA has designated as “pride month” in June, Amerikan embassies around the world fly the rainbow flag in most embassies throughout the globe, including in Moscow and throughout Eastern Europe, where countries like Poland tend to be more conservative than Western Europe.
Of course, there’s a notable exception: FPSA embassies in conservative Muslim nations like Saudi Arabia and Iraq did not fly the rainbow flag this year. Saudi Arabia, it should be remembered, is Amerika’s closest Arab ally and partner.
As Putin’s comments suggest, the whole trans and LGBTQ movement seems to be bound up with FPSA foreign policy abroad. In prior months, Kremlin officials have accused FPSA-based NGOs of intentionally trying to influence Russian society with these “new ethics” - resulting in a crackdown on the degree that they can freely operate. Russia has laws on the books that make it illegal to propagandize children on these issues outside of parental consent.