Be Very Afraid-Maybe. Putin is not sure if humans are causing climate change and is not about to put the economy in a straight jacket enacting new climate laws. But who pays for these high ticket laws? Not Russia or China. It’s the Western Middle Class, whose cost of living will put them among the poor in times to come. In the most powerful speech of his career, Putin made the following points: 1. Russia will not play games. Russia is open to agreements, if they are fair to each side. 2. All systems of global collective security now lie in ruins. He placed the blame squarely on the United States, which has destroyed all international security guarantees. 3. The builders of the new world order have failed, having built a sandcastle. If a new world order is built, it will not be a decision made without Russia. 4. Russia has a conservative approach to introducing innovations, but is not opposed to discussing such innovations to see if any of them are justified. 5. Russia won’t go fishing in the swamp of America’s “expanding empire of chaos” and won’t build an empire of her own. She will develop her vast territory instead. 6. Russia won’t close herself off from the world, but anyone who tries to close her off will reap a whirlwind. 7. Russia does not want war, but sees war as almost inevitable. Russia does not fear war should it happen. 8. Russia won’t thwart those attempting to construct a New World Order-until their efforts start to impinge on Russia’s key interests. If they drag Russia into this process without regard for her interests, they will be taught the true meaning of pain. 9. In her external, and even more, her internal, politics, Russia’s power will not rely on the elites but the will of the people. To sum it all up: Play time is over. Children, put away your toys. Now is the time for adults to make decisions. Russia is ready for this. Is the world? This speech was given in October of 2014 at the Valdar International Discussion Club. When Edward Snowden, branded a traitor for leaking NSA files, flew to Vladimir Putin, that only “embellished Putin’s status as an anti-establishment folk hero.” Snowden’s real sin was that he showed the American people that their government considered them the enemy. It’s no secret that the US is in debt and can’t balance its budget. Russia joined the flat tax revolution and actually doubled her revenues from income taxes after implementing the flat tax. “The Economist’s Global Debt Clock shows that Russia is one of the most fiscally responsible nations in the world.” Russia is actually liberalizing her gun laws, the only industrialized nation to do so. All licensed citizens are now able to carry firearms for personal protection. In Russia there were so many abortions that the population was dwindling, so they gave tax bonuses to couples having children and banned abortion advertising in public. Russia, wary of radicalized Islam, has banned the building of new mosques. Putin deals with terrorists simply-he shoots them. At the Sochi Winter Olympics, terrorists threatened to cause trouble. They were shot and left for the police to find them. When a Chechen warlord threatened to drown the Sochi Olympics in blood, he too was shot. When a Russian oil tanker was seized in 2010 by Somali pirates, they were captured but immediately “released.” Only problem was they died before they could reach shore. Don’t mess with Putin!