Lavrov Annoyed by Secretary General Importing US-Style Wokeness to the UN
"This is the United Nations Organization, not the organization promoting american concepts, or american trends"
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday warned that anti-white racism might be building in the United States and said that political correctness “taken to the extreme” would have lamentable consequences.
In an interview with political scientists broadcast on national television, Moscow’s top diplomat said Russia had long supported a worldwide trend that “everyone wants to get rid of racism.”
“We were pioneers of the movement promoting equal rights of people of any skin color,” he said.
But Lavrov stressed it was important “not to switch to the other extreme which we saw during the ‘BLM’ (Black Lives Matter) events and the aggression against white people, white U.S. citizens.”
Founded in the United States in 2013, Black Lives Matter is a movement which became a rallying cry after the killing by U.S. police of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, last May.
The movement has led to a major debate about race, rights of people of color and the toppling of statues of figures linked to slavery or colonization in countries including the United States and the United Kingdom.
Lavrov accused the United States of seeking to spread what he called “a cultural revolution” around the world.
“They have colossal possibilities for it,” he said in the interview.
“Hollywood is now also changing its rules so that everything reflects the diversity of modern society,” he said, calling that “a form of censorship.”
“I’ve seen Black people play in Shakespeare’s comedies. Only I don’t know when there will be a white Othello,” Lavrov said.
“You see this is absurd. Political correctness taken to the point of absurdity will not end well.”
Source: The Moscow Times
Political correctness taken to absurdity, displayed by the US today, won’t end well, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview Thursday.
“Hollywood changes its rules now, too, so that everything reflects the diversity of modern society, which is likewise a form of censorship, which stifles art and imposes various artificial restrictions and demands. I saw black people playing in Shakespeare’s comedies. I don’t know when we will have a white Othello,” he said. “You see, that’s absurdity. Political correctness pushed to such absurdity won’t end well.”
Commenting on the ongoing rethinking of culture in the US, the Minister noted that processes indeed take place there that “deserve to be described this way.”
“Probably, everyone wants to get rid of racism, and we never doubted that. We were the pioneers of the movement for equal rights of people of any skin color. But there is a risk of reaching the other extremity, what we observed during the BLM events and the aggression displayed against white people, white US citizens,” he noted.
“They have colossal capabilities for that,” he added.
According to the Russian top diplomat, an international day, dedicated to this issue, took place recently, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said before the General Assembly that the past year was a year of numerous and severe displays of white “supremacy.”
“I requested a full text of his speech. I would like to understand what exactly he meant,” Lavrov continued.
The top diplomat underscored that, if this is simply a desire to be “trending,” then this is regrettable.
“This is the United Nations Organization, not the Organization Promoting American concepts, or American trends,” the diplomatic chief noted.