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Clash of Religions Underpins Ukraine War and All Politics in the World
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Arvind Kumar | Date:04 Aug , 2022 0 Comments
Arvind Kumar
Arvind Kumar is a writer and an activist. He has analyzed conflicts and assessed geopolitical risks in his professional capacity for trading in the energy market. He lives in Houston, Texas. He can be reached at

The war in Ukraine has brought a stark reality to the fore – all politics of Europe and America, as well as all of their wars around the world, are rooted primarily in the mutual hatreds of various religions towards one another with ethnic and racial divisions being important secondary factors. While Russian President Vladimir Putin has described Ukrainians as belonging to his Orthodox Christian faith and has termed the Russians and Ukrainians as one people[1] in the context of opposing Catholic Europe’s use of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to expand eastwards, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who is a Jew, has appealed to the global Jewry to oppose Russia[2].

Within America, it is the Roman Catholics and the Jews, particularly those of Russian and Polish descent, who have labeled themselves ‘liberals’ and ‘progressives,’ and have persistently advocated the idea of annihilating Russia. Both the East European Jews, known as the Ostjuden, and the Roman Catholics hold a deep-seated grudge against the Russian Orthodox Christians, and in the past hundred years, have used America as a tool to wreak vengeance against the Russian Orthodox Christians for the various defeats they have suffered at the hands of the Russians over several centuries.

On the other hand, Americans who have historically supported an isolationist foreign policy such as passing laws that existed between the two world wars which required non-interference in other countries’ wars, have been Protestants. This division has once again manifested itself within the US, including within the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., with the strongest American supporters of US involvement in the Russia-Ukraine war being Catholics and East European Jews in both the Republican and Democratic parties and the strongest opponents being Protestants. Influential figures in the media and academia too, regardless of political affiliation, are split along the same lines. Among the popular Republican-leaning radio and television anchors, Mark Levin who is Jewish, and Sean Hannity who is a Catholic, have expressed support for American involvement in the war, while Fox TV’s Tucker Carlson who is a Protestant is opposed to any involvement.

American politics, in general, is also organized along the same lines with the Republican Party representing the Protestants who are vocal in their calls for liberty, while the Democratic Party’s values are shaped by White Catholics and White Jews who seek a greater role for the government. Blacks, Hispanics and Sunni Muslims are accommodated within the Democratic Party to the extent that they help achieve a majority to pass legislation, and as long as they limit themselves to playing second fiddle to the White leadership. The leadership of this coalition has weaponized Sunni Islam and wields the Muslims as swords in one hand while they wield Blacks and Hispanics as human shields on the other hand.

It is in this context that the US State Department has used terrorists such as the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kosovo Liberation Army, and Osama bin Laden to destabilize other cultures, even as the Democrats have hidden behind organizations like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and movements like Black Lives Matter which purportedly exist to help Blacks but were founded, funded, and operated by Whites. For more than 65 years after its founding, NAACP had only White Jewish Presidents, and it would be 1976 before it got its first Black President.

In contrast to the Sunni Muslims, Shias are treated as enemies, as Shia dominated Iran is seen as an ally of the Russian Orthodox Christians. Even the Mizrahi Jews, who are of Asian and African descent, are disdainfully described as ‘Black Jews,’ branded as ‘Zionists,’ accused of running an apartheid state in Israel, and thrown under the bus by the Jews of European descent who view the Mizrahi Jews, the Likud party which is a party of the Mizrahi Jews as has been pointed out by the late Israeli politician Uri Avnery[3], and even Israel as existential threats to the Catholic-Ostjuden relationship with Sunni Islam.

The Ostjuden are Europeans first, and it is Europe and its politics, and not Israel, with which they feel a strong connection. Another reason that the White Jews view the Sunni Muslims in a favorable light is that the Ottoman Empire provided shelter to the Jews who were persecuted in Europe.

American elections too reflect these religious divisions with states where Catholics overwhelmingly outnumber Protestants being Democratic strongholds while Protestant dominated states tend to vote Republican. The swing states are those where the numerical strengths of the two groups are close to one another. Additionally, Jews vote overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party, and one exception to the Catholic-Protestant divide has been the Episcopalian church, which, despite being a tiny minority, has a disproportionately powerful presence in Washington, D.C.’s political establishment.

The leaders of this Protestant church have allied themselves with the Catholics ever since the interfaith dialogues were launched as part of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican in the 1960s, and this alliance has been responsible for many of the bipartisan measures in America’s two-party system, much to the chagrin of many Republican voters, who, without realizing the religious motives, view the bipartisanship by the Republican politicians as a betrayal of their values.

Although the Protestants are a majority in the US, the Catholic-Ostjuden coalition, which often becomes the Catholic-Ashkenazi coalition whenever the American Jews of Germanic descent join the coalition, has succeeded in using the policy of divide-and-rule to keep a tight grip on political power. The coalition instructs Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, Muslims, Hindus and other minorities that their enemies are the White Protestants who are routinely vilified with labels such as ‘fascists,’ ‘crazy,’ ‘lunatics,’ ‘extremists,’ ‘racists,’ ‘white supremacists,’ ‘Nazis,’ and the two terms ‘far-right’ and ‘nationalists’ which are used with a negative connotation. Outside the US, these groups are set upon one another.

For their part, the White American Protestants are used as tools after being made to swallow the false propaganda fed to them that their enemies are the people of various religions and ethnicities throughout the world (except Catholics and Jews), all of whom allegedly persecute Christians. It is for sustaining this narrative that the US government invests billions of dollars every year in the media and academia, and the US State Department oversees the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) which generates propaganda against various religions and races of the world. In utter disregard for the principle of the separation of church and state, the US government has allowed USCIRF to be run by rabbis, bishops, cardinals and key functionaries of various religious organizations[4].

Among the targets of the US State Department’s defamatory attacks have been Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, both of whom are Protestants, and Azerbaijan’s President IlhamAliyev who has a Shia Muslim background. The media in the US is also segregated along religious and racial lines with the major media houses in both the print sector and the broadcast sector, including outlets such as the New York Times and CNN, being owned and run by members of a specific religion and race.

Even though the Protestants created the United States Constitution along with the Bill of Rights in order to prevent the kind of religious persecution they had faced in Europe at the hands of the Catholic and Anglican churches, the history of American Protestants, at least since the outbreak of the first world war, has been one of repeatedly being dragged into fighting various wars and creating social unrest in other countries on behalf of either the Catholics or the Ashkenazi Jews.

In the recent past, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, former US President Richard Nixon, and James Baker who was the Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush, argued in favor of an aid package for Russia with the aim of integrating it into Europe. They outlined a proposal that would be similar to the Marshall Plan which was used to peacefully integrate Germany into Europe after it was defeated in the Second World War. While Baker and Nixon were Republicans, their proposal to integrate Russia into Europe found support among key people in the Democratic Party too with US President Bill Clinton’s first Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, proposing the ‘Partnership for Peace’ program in January 1994 which would be open to Russia in order to achieve a united Europe. According to Warren Christopher, the program was intended to “turn former adversaries into partners” and “be open to all nations in Eastern Europe on a non-discriminatory basis.”[5]

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