Sergey Lavrov's statement that racism in the West has not disappeared anywhere caused a mixed reaction.

For some reason, some people think that the world has changed a lot in recent decades, and that the West has fundamentally changed, for which racism until recently was immanently inherent and the only possible model of behavior, and now everything is different there, and we, they say we still don't understand it.

I regularly meet such opinions in Telegram and social networks, and not only from those who are now called “soy emigrants”, but also from seemingly wise people.

Well, age brings wisdom to some, and to someone it comes alone.

It is obvious that it is impossible to get rid of the habit of dividing people into grades just like that, at the wave of a wand or on instructions from above.

Human nature, in principle, changes very slowly - who knows if not us, the victims of the 70-year-old Bolshevik experiment?

For decades, the communists fought against private initiative and religion, and so what?

At the first opportunity that appeared, the inhabitants of the former USSR returned to the capitalist economy and Orthodoxy, Islam and Buddhism, as if there had been no attempt to create homo soveticus all these 70 years.

For centuries, Western Europe and the United States treated blacks as a commodity, and Asians and Indians as second-class citizens.

Racist segregation laws were in effect in the US until 1964.

Joe Biden was 22 at the time, a big boy.

And how can we believe that the West is no longer racist at all?

The attitude towards Russians as "white negroes" also has deep historical roots.

The Orthodox have always been "not like that" first for the Catholic and then for the Protestant West.

With the same contempt, by the way, the West treated the Serbs, and the Greeks, and the Romanians, and the Bulgarians.

The Orthodox peoples under the rule of the Ottoman Empire were enslaved brothers for Russia, and for the West they were either nobody or an instrument of political struggle against the Turks.

It is a pity that these peoples, and those who now live in Ukraine, know history so poorly.

Because nothing changes.

The West during the 19th century did not support the Poles because it was so sympathetic to their liberation struggle against the "Russian colonizers".

For some reason, no one supported the Irish who fought against Britain.

And the Poles were a convenient tool in the fight against the Russian Empire, and no one in Europe cared about the fact that the Polish uprisings inspired by the West and supported by the West brought only senseless victims to the Polish people.

Exactly the same thing is happening now.

The Ukrainian struggle "to the last Ukrainian" is supported by the West and financed by the West with only one goal - to weaken Russia, divert Russian resources, and, if possible, achieve the destruction of Russia.

No one cares about the suffering of the people of Ukraine.

And of course, the Ukrainians for the West are the same second-class people as the Russians.

Hitler's Nazism is called a wrong turn, a perversion of the great European culture.

But he had very powerful roots in the history of all Western European peoples.

The British and Spaniards have been destroying the Untermensch in America for centuries and have seriously debated whether the Indians have a soul.

The Belgians staged a real genocide at the end of the 19th century in the Congo.

The French committed atrocities in North Africa and Vietnam.

Therefore, yes, Europeans are racists, Americans are racists who destroyed the natives, Australians and New Zealanders are also racists.

From the fact that they began to better mask their true intentions and true goals, nothing changes.

The methods are the same - to divide and dominate, to put pressure on the weak and weaken the strong, and most importantly - not to consider the opponent equal to oneself.

Only humiliation, only suppression, only death and destruction.

Russia now has the strength to resist the collective West.

And of course, we must convey our point of view to the whole world, remind that now in Ukraine we are confronting those who have been killing others for centuries simply because of a different skin color, eye shape, religion, or simply because the other had what very much like a European.

The one who now pretends to be tolerant and humane, but does it extremely ineptly.

The point of view of the author may not coincide with the position of the editors.