Monarchies have been alive in history for thousands of years. Republics, just for several centuries, yet we assume that monarchies belong to the past and republics to the future.
Just som jeg kunne fortælle i mit sidste blogindlæg fortælle, hvordan Rusland formodentligt snart vil blive velsignet med en statssponsoret TV-kanal for sunde værdier, har en læser gjort mig opmærksom på den russiske rigmand Konstantin Malofeev og hans planer om TV-kanal for mennesker af sund moral og normal disposition.
Det venstrevredne Slate har i en nylig artikel sat fokus på Malofeevs planer. Står den fjendtlige dækning mål med virkeligheden, så er der håb om sundt og rent TV for det russiske folk. Og – og hvem ved? – måske også for os en dag:
“Just as Christians in the West in Ronald Reagan’s time helped us against the evil of communism, we now have to return our debt to Christians who are suffering under totalitarianism in the West,” he says. “This so-called liberalism, tolerance, and freedom, these are just words, but behind them you can see the totalitarianism.”
Asked for examples of this totalitarianism, he cites legal battles over U.S. businesses not providing flowers or cakes for gay weddings and the use of tear gas against anti-gay-marriage protesters in France. “We saw all of this in the 1920s in the Soviet Union. We know how it starts when the protection of minorities becomes the policy of the state,” he says…
“We want to build up [a network based on] Orthodox principles the way Fox News was built,” he says. “We want to show the news in the way that Orthodox people, who are 70 to 80 percent of the population, see it.” (Jack Hanick, a former Fox News employee, will be a producerfor the network.) I ask if Russia’s existing TV networks aren’t conservative enough. “Aren’t Orthodox enough,” he counters.
Besøg youtubekanalen Tasrgrad TV, Konstantin Malofeevs pilotprojekt.