Zbigniew Brzezinski has been guiding foreign policy in the United States for nearly fifty years, starting with the Johnson administration right up to the present. He works through the Council on Foreign Relations of which, he proudly tells us, he was a founder.
Zbiggy is a genius; if you don’t believe me, watch him in an any interview. No matter who interviews him, Zbiggy’s brilliant mind shines through. But a genius can have a blind spot and his blind spot is that he hates Russia with the fires of a thousand burning suns.
Why would he hate Russia? Because they were wicked commies who denied human rights? Because they threatened the USA with nuclear holocaust? Because they were imperialists, trying to take over other countries?
He mentioned all those things as the years went by but Zbiggy really hates Russia because he is Polish and the Poles hate Russians. The animosity is mutual and goes back for centuries, as first one and then the other country invaded and slaughtered the citizens of the other.
A funny incident occurred during the otherwise distinctly un-funny Time of Troubles in Russia from 1598-1613. A severe famine killed one-third of the population, the throne was vacant; nobles quarreled among themselves; the Orthodox Patriarch was imprisoned; Catholic Poles occupied the Kremlin; Tatar raids left the south borderlands devastated.
Tens of thousands died in battles and riots; in March 1611, the Poles and German mercenaries suppressed riots in Moscow; they massacred 7,000 Muscovites and set the city on fire.
During this period a man came along claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne. He succeeded with this ruse for nearly a year and then was finally killed, cremated and his ashes loaded into a cannon. They shot this “False Dimitry” back toward Poland where he came from.
So the hatred goes way, way back and is still evident today. Zbiggy’s dad was a high official in Poland who fled for his life to Canada, where Zbiggy was born. The fact that Zbiggy hates Russia is understandable.
But do you see the problem? The Communists are long gone, the False Dimitry is blowing in the wind and still, today, a man with massive influence on US foreign policy hates, viscerally hates, Russia.
A genius seething with hatred becomes an evil genius. Lord deliver us from blind spots…and from evil geniuses.