Relationships among these superpowers, one of which always personified a communist dictatorship and the other a stronghold for democracy and freedom, were fundamental in world politics and influencing the state of affairs in the entire world.
Today, the situation is aggravated by new forces that keep showing up on the world arena such as international terrorist organizations, as well as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. How do you evaluate the relations between Russia and the US and the prospect for their development?
Answer: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, there are 70 different nations in the world, each with their specific character, speed, and direction of development. The 70 nations spread around the world and established mutual liaisons based on their individual characteristics.
Along with the development of nations and the relations between them, economics, international trade and international relations also advanced. The military, industry, culture, education, Internet connection also developed in conjunction with each nation’s character.
The 70 nations of the world do not develop in isolation, each on its own. There is a common development program undertaken by international trade and relations between the countries, who exchange goods and information.
Due to cultural development and mass education, the impact of various countries upon each other is extremely strong. It is impossible to present things in just two colors. There is more than just black and white, good and bad.
Each country remains very special: France is France, Italy remains Italy, and Spain is Spain. Each country has their specific features that are based on the character of the people that live in their territory. Besides, there are additions acquired through communication with other countries.
It’s impossible to live in isolation in this world. That’s why each country receives a certain “input” that adds to their national style. Usually, this kind of interference doesn’t benefit the country. Nobody wants it. Italians want to continue living as Italians, Spanish as Spanish, French as French. There is no choice but to accept external additions that impact local national cultures, systems of education, routine behavior, and legal systems.
There is international law. As a rule, it is a number of limitations stemming from UNESCO, the UN, and other international organizations. Willingly or unwillingly, every country has to accept their rules although sometimes they can be a burden for a country.
If we speak about Russia and the US, we have to realize that these countries are cardinally different because of their peoples’ nature. The US was founded by Anglo-Saxons and Germans. During the time America was founded, almost 40% of the people living there were Germans. There was even an issue about which language would become the national language in the country: English or German.
Therefore, the old spirit of America was both English and German, with a little French influence. But it was relatively homogeneous European culture that laid the foundation of the nation.
Russia is quite the opposite in spirit. Russians really differ from all other nations. Russians originally came from Asia and later dwelled in the European part of the Eurasian continent. In fact, Europe is not an appropriate place for Russians at all. This explains why this nation possesses a unique character, not very pragmatic.
For Russians, the most important thing in the world is their national pride. They expect other nations to respect and fear them; nothing else matters. If they feel that they are respected and that others fear them, Russians will always be happy with their lives.
In other words, Russians can go hungry and barefoot, but they will still only care about being a strong superpower that everybody fears. It doesn’t matter if other nations consider them stupid; the main thing is that they have to feel that they are heroes. This is the Russian mentality.
Anglo-Saxons exercise a totally different approach, purely pragmatic. They don’t care what other nations think about them and whether they ever take them into consideration or not. The main thing for them is to advance: develop education, culture, industry, etc. to progress.
For Russia the main thing is the unity of the people, national pride and in the US, on the contrary, it is granting each individual maximum freedom, because free enterprise leads to economic flourishment.
It all depends on the national character; that’s why we should never compare one nation to another, nor can we state that one people is any better than the other. They are just different!
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 8/6/15