Putin: in Russia no gender and cancel culture

… the crisis we are facing is conceptual and even civilisation-related

… What are the general ethical limits in the world where the potential of science and machines are becoming almost boundless?

… Only sovereign states can effectively respond to the challenges of the times
and the demands of the citizens

… the demand to give up the traditional notions of mother, father, family and even gender

… they believe that all of these are the mileposts on the path towards social renewal

… We believe that we must rely on our own spiritual values

… their prescriptions are not new at all

… the Bolsheviks, relying on the dogmas of Marx and Engels, also said that they would change existing ways and customs

… not just political and economic ones, but the very notion of human morality and the foundations of a healthy society

… destruction of age-old values, religion and relations between people, up to and including the total rejection of family … all this was proclaimed progress

… The fight for equality and against discrimination has turned into aggressive dogmatism

… the works of the great authors of the past – such as Shakespeare – are no longer taught at schools

… The classics are declared backward and ignorant of the importance of gender or race

… In Hollywood memos are distributed about proper storytelling and how many characters of what colour or gender should be in a movie

… s even worse than the agitprop department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

… The obsessive emphasis on race is further dividing people

… the real fighters for civil rights dreamed precisely about erasing differences and refusing to divide people by skin colour

… Anyone who dares mention that men and women actually exist, which is
a biological fact, risk being ostracised

… “Parent number one” and “parent number two,” “’birthing parent” instead of “mother,”

… “human milk” replacing “breastmilk” because it might upset the people who are unsure about their own gender

… this is nothing new; in the 1920s … Soviet Kulturtraegers also invented some newspeak believing they were creating a new consciousness and changing values

… it still makes one shudder at times

… when children are taught from an early age that a boy can easily become a girl and vice versa

… his verges on a crime against humanity, and it is being done in the name and under the banner of progress

… we will be guided by a healthy conservatism

… is not about an ignorant traditionalism, a fear of change … much less about withdrawing into our own shell

… for us in Russia, these are not some speculative postulates, but lessons from our difficult and sometimes tragic history

… can destroy … the spiritual foundations of human existence

… will excuse me if I do not quote his exact words: “Conservatism is not something preventing upward, forward movement, but something preventing you from sliding back into chaos.”