Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the U.S. under Joe Biden for promoting “aggression against white people” and inciting global “cultural revolution”.
During a national television interview with political scientists, Moscow’s top diplomat said that Russia has long supported a global trend in which “everyone wants to get rid of racism” and has promoted “equal rights of people of any skin color”, Moscow Times reported.
However, he stressed that 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 2013 and became a rallying cry after the killing by U.S. police of the unarmed black man George Floyd last May, the far-left Black Lives Matter movement has launched unprovoked attacks on white people, citing twisted racial justice arguments.
The movement has sparked a national debate about race, rights of people of color, and the removal of statues of figures associated with slavery or colonization in countries U.S. and UK.
Lavrov claimed that the U.S. under Biden administration was now promoting a “cultural revolution” to spread these cultural Marxist values 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.”
Lavrov went on to describe the madness of modern American political correctness. “I’ve seen Black people play in Shakespeare’s comedies. Only I don’t know when there will be a white Othello,” Lavrov added. “You see this is absurd. Political correctness taken to the point of absurdity will not end well.”
During his first few months in office, Biden has taken a tough stance toward Russia, imposing new sanctions on U.S. exports to Russia and labeling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” during a television interview. Democrats have accused Russia of secretly supporting Trump for years, and they have made it clear that they want the country to pay for it.