By Sean Jobst
Go beyond the false claims of “traditionalism” and you find Dugin’s works to be an assorted mishmash of using and distorting any ideas that can be manipulated towards “chaos”; demoralizing Europa towards his imperialistic vision of “Eurasia”. Yet there is a distinctly Jewish inspiration behind Duginism. In 2002, Dugin’s AGRAF publishing house published Evrei i Evraziia (The Jews and Eurasia), a collection of writings by the self-proclaimed Jewish Eurasianist of the 1920s and ’30s, Yakov Bromberg, and Dugin’s modern Zionist associate, Avigdor Eskin. Excerpts from the compilation were published on an Israeli Eurasianist website and are cited throughout this article.
The volume was part of an effort to strengthen ties between the Eurasianist movement and Chabad and far-right-wing Zionist movements, approvingly quoting one of Bromberg’s contemporaries (Lev Karsavin, who greeted the Soviet regime) about the “primordial tie between the Jewish people and Russia”. Dugin has praised the predominant Jewish role in Bolshevism as representing a continued “positive” Jewry, that can now contribute to “the general struggle against Western culture” and to the founding of the “Great Eurasian Empire”. He extolled “messianic national-bolshevism” as “the spiritual union of Jewish and Russian eurasists”.
Continuing this tradition, Dugin has opened his organizations to a number of Jews beyond their proportion of the Russian population – with Kahanist Avigdor Eskin, MAOF Analytical Group head Vladimir Boukharsky, and leader of the hardline-Zionist Be’ad Artzeinu and Hassidic Rabbi Avram Shmulevich all holding leading positions in the Eurasianist apparatus. Shmulevich maintains links with the Jewish supremacist and messianic Chabad movement, via Putin’s Rabbi, Berel Lazar. This is not surprising, given Dugin’s interest in Jewish messianism, including the Kabbala and Hasidism, of which Chabad is one branch.
When Eskin in early 2014, “made a presentation on one of the leading Russian TV channels praising both Jews and Russians as the true spiritual and messianic people – the audience responded with a standing ovation”, noted the Jerusalem Post at the time. Similarly, with Eurasianism Bromberg envisioned a Jewish revival of “the stream of messianic-eschatological energies that has dried up in our spiritual life” (Bromberg, Evrei i Evraziia, Moscow: AGRAF, 2002, pp. 168-169).
Dugin has posited a similar “messianic mission” for Eurasianist Russians, proposing “our special Russian truth” in an interview with BBC’s Newsnight in October 2016. His is not a truly nationalist vision, as shown by his criticism of Russian nationalists throughout his article because they oppose the influence of Jewish oligarchs and messianists in Dugin’s movement and Putin’s regime, and also since they despise the same Bolsheviks that Dugin extols. He had earlier repudiated the nationalists’ idea of an ethno-state, since for him Russia “never made its goal the creation of a mono-ethnic, racially uniform state” (Dugin, The Foundations of Geopolitics, Moscow: Arktogeia, 1997, p. 190).
His Jewish inspiration is evident when he praises Jews for “that vaguely guessed solidarity with another tragic and beautiful people of history, too elected, chosen by God, the Russian people – all this cannot be uprooted from a definite part of hebraism, it is inseparable from its unique destiny”. As he expressed earlier in The Foundations of Geopolitics, Russians are “the bearers of a unique civilization”, a messianic people who possess “universal, pan-human significance” (p. 189), so they have a duty to recreate a great Eurasian “supra-national empire” where ethnic Russians would occupy “a privileged position” (pp. 251-252).
The Kalergi Plan, advocated by Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi in his 1925 book, Practical Idealism, is well-known. So too was his extolling the “purity” of the Jews, who constituted a “spiritual nobility of Europe”, while he advocated that all Gentile peoples become one “Eurasian-Negroid” mixture. Less well-known is an interesting quote that finds parallels with Dugin’s Eurasianism: “The precursor of the planetary man of the future is the Russian Slavic-Tatar-Finnish mongrel of modern Europe; because he, among all the peoples of Europe, is the race of the typical multi-soul people with a wide ranging, encompassing soul” (Praktischer-Idealismus, Wien/Leipzig: Pan-Europa-Verlag, 1925, p. 23).
In his 1999 article for a Kabbalistic website, Dugin praised the Jewish supremacist concept of “Tikkun Olum” as a resolution between what he termed a conflict between “manifestationism” and “creationism”. Tikkum Olum is the concept of “repair of the world”, used by Jewish supremacists to refer to the special role of Jews in “bringing light to the nations (goyim)”. Dugin has a special affinity towards Kabbalah, with his friend Eskin famously invoking a Kabbalistic “pulsa dinura” (death curse) against Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. The Kabbalah is the common link between various Hassidic streams represented by Shmulevich, the Kahanist/Kachist Eskin, and Chabad. Quite unusual for a non-Jew, Dugin has spoken as a guest at Kabbalistic functions in France:
“While in France, Dugin spoke alongside Jewish Orthodox rabbis who are into Kabbalah teaching and belong either to the Haredi or to the Zionist-religious movement. On January 9, 2011, on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of Guénon’s death, the Tikkoun Olam Center, led by Rav Leo Guez from Nice, convened a conference whose main speakers were Dugin; Bouchet; Avigdor Eskin, a militant of the Israeli extreme right Kahana Haï movement; and the renowned Jerusalem Kabbalist, Rav Mordekhai Chriqui. The goal of the meeting was to bring together Jews and Christians who aim at countering modernity” (Jean-Yves Camus, “A Long-Lasting Friendship: Alexander Dugin and the French Radical Right,” in Eurasianism and the European Far Right: Reshaping the Europe-Russia Relationship, ed. Marlene Laruelle, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015, p. 89)
Yakov Bromberg distinguished between two types of Jews, each including a religious and a secular stream. One was “Jewish occidentalism”, or an “Atlanticist Jewry” which manifests religiously as Rationalistic and Maimonidic, and in secular form is humanistic, bourgeois-capitalistic, liberal-democratic. The other was “Jewish orientalism”, or a “Eurasianist Jewry” that manifests religiously as Hassidic, Kabbalistic and Sabbatean, and in secular form as Marxist, revolutionary, Bolshevik. He praised the latter, while the Eurasianist Mikhail Agursky more explicitly called this latter stream “Jewish national-bolshevism”. Dugin sees no contradiction here between religious and secular Jews, stating his affinity towards a “Chasidic-Marxist milieu” (Bromberg, op. cit., p. 280). This fits his assertion elsewhere that Marxism is “tremendously useful and applicable” (Dugin, The Fourth Political Theory, 2012, p. 50).
Following in their Nazbol godfather’s footsteps, Duginist agents in the West and most notably the “Alt-Right” cucks such as Richard Spencer toy with the idea of an alliance with the most hardcore, right-wing, fanatical Zionists. Spencer made the case in his 2010 article, “An Alliance With The Jews”. This is based on an ignorance of the true nature of Zionism, assuming those Kahanist, Kachist, settler elements are somehow content with Israel and so allegedly desire to leave the West alone. Spencer asks, “Who knows? Israeli nationalists might want to help finance the far Right in Europe and North America. Certainly, if the two camps could grasp that their interests are complimentary, an improbable grand alliance might be in the cards.”
Yet, even these most extreme elements in Israel still have no problem with the subversion of U.S. and European policies towards a pro-Israel policy, and the lobbying of its political leaders to serve as the cash-cow and mercenary “goyim” for this “Eretz Yisrael”. Nor do these elements cease with their constant guilt-tripping about “the Holocaust” or “anti-Semitism”. Many of these elements are part of the same networks involved in the Kremlin’s subversion and the Israeli theft of the West’s technology and cyber-security known as Operation Talpiot. The cash flow continues into the pockets of the many dual-citizen Russian-Israeli oligarchs that enjoy the confidence of both Netanyahu and Putin.
For all their appeals about “white identity” and a “pan-European imperium”, the “Alt-Right” Nazbol cucks such as Richard Spencer and his ilk are lackeys of Israeli-Russian imperialism against Europa and America….in their endless search for shekels and rubles, their tireless devotion to Dugin’s (and the Jewish Kabbalists behind him) demoralization against Europa and the Occident, betrays their hallowed words about “identity”.