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Konig The Skull Crusher says:
March 9, 2014 at 4:07 pm
Ugh… is anyone else absolutely sick to the fucking teeth of this daniels guy and his mostly singular agenda yet? FOR FUCK’S SAKE PLEASE STOP!!!!!
March 10, 2014 at 3:09 am
I don’t have a singular agenda (except perhaps to unify native European advocacy into a cooperative, non-conflictual mode). However, it is a highly relevant topic to redress: Hitler’s over-emphasis on life as “struggle” which takes human life as it actually is, mostly cooperative, and replaces it with excuse for inter-European war.
It is probably not a coincidence that the same over-emphasis on war is inherent in Odinism (If you are not constantly willing to risk your life in war then you are a coward; whereas if you do, you will have a maiden in valhala: that’s bullocks worthy of Islam
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The Red Shoes
Thanks for the tip, GW. This probably would have been too subtle for my vulgarized tastes to-attend-to properly without the orientation of your appreciation.
Yes, the decency and strongly taken for granted camaraderie (midtdasein) of the people in the movie is in striking contrast to later fare.
And Moira Shearer, Lady Kennedy is fantastic, beautiful - but I have an affinity for red heads anyway - I love the hair color, the very white skin ..add elegance and dance.
I suppose that my mother being a red head makes for kindredly warm feelings.
The orchestral music in the film is excellent. I don’t always find it to be the case that orchestral music is to my tastes.
As I said, I enjoy watching dance as it takes me to a semi hypnotic mental place where I feel profoundly at home in the world.
You’ve got me reconsidering a benign view of Being Toward Death. I have understood that for Heidegger the finititude of death meant agency but you’ve persuaded me that if optimal – viz., I suppose “most” is the problematic, toxic word from an ecological standpoint - it can guide authenticity as well.
Yes, you must be quite right that the background of WWII and Viet Nam encouraged these authentic moments of midtdasein and as you note, Being Toward Death – of necessary background. Surely our death is our individual own and Heidegger observed that quite correctly; but while I would not go to the other extreme of turning it (finititude and closed punctuation) on its head, as Sartre did, I would still note contingency and pragmatic connection – not to undermine the importance of what you say (I thoroughly appreciate the way you keep things on track of authenticity, it has really made this MR project fruitful for me personally and I suspect for others) but to place it in the proper context of midtdasein. Though I can agree that both are necessary to sufficient and genuinely motivated White unity, I maintain the reservation about the word “most” (as in, own-most being toward death) rather optimal being toward death, perhaps.
In fact, anti racism, as it vacuum packs and rivets favor upon a singular position of the universal alpha male/female ruptures the circuit of midt dasein and thus with it the authenticity which is surely an optimally ensconced and easily meandering process, not a rigidly own most, suicidal notion.
However, I do believe that Heidegger and, by turn, you have a point in that non-optimal being toward death can lead into the inauthenticity of the They (and surely has for me, at times).
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I am a little surprised oddball hasn’t been banned yet - there have been a couple of posts in particular that I was sure would have got me there.
I even got away with a post including a fake quote from the Talmud by Rabbi Goyim Shekelstein ffs. Yours and others posts all around it got deleted straight away.
I shall try harder.
Yeah, I’ll be more careful with any pics I post - they’re a bit silly on the whole, maybe better for a younger audience. I’ve got hundreds stored in my arsenal ready to launch.
I’ve got loads of Muslim/black ones too, you know, for equality.
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22 comments and no ban is quite a feat!
We could be onto something at Gellers blog and I might bring back some of my old DT accounts if this one is banned. I know that taking on the Counter Jihad gang was tried before, I remember a particularly good thread between Chechar and Fjordman, which led to a Mass banning of Nationalists after Fjordman and Baron Bodissey were left in ruins. So far the Pamster doesn’t seem to mind our presence but watch out for some of those pics you’re posting, we need to let the Jews and the weird Christians be seen as the bad guys, posting pics of Jews being punched in the face is not the best way to win recruits. That said, you have a lot of scope for string pulling type pics, they always go down a storm.
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I haven’t really got much to say. Just checking in.
I had 22 comments deleted from a DT Lawrence thread the other day.
My comments in a Ukraine/Twitter thread got a thorough going over by the mods and were rendered incoherent and meaningless (doubt anyone would have noticed any difference !!).
Posting now - get lost spambot
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I’ve been back on that thread and the hatred by the Jews of European interests is totally obvious, I just posted this :
‘‘To my European brothers and sisters who read this blog. Yes, I understand that we need to get Islam out of Europe, but we also need to get rid of the rest of the Third World too. And you all know it. The so called Counter Jihad is using you, it is taking your legitimate anger, the betrayal we have suffered and redirecting it towards the enemies of the Jews. If you scroll down through these comments you will see that we Nationalists have entered polite debate with the regulars, if we suggest we want our lands back from ALL colonizers we are called Nazis, indeed, we are called Nazis for just about anything we say that the Jews do not like.
This is not the way, this is a scam and the people running it are using you.
Join us in White Nationalism, leave the Jews to do their own dirty work, we have to secure a safe and European future for our children.
White Nationalism, a movement for us.’‘
As a main post, if Pammy lets this stand I’m going to carry on, exposing the nature of the Jews before Whites who are already partially awake and anti establishment should be some very rich pickings indeed. I’d say the way forward is to go heavy on the links so they know where to go.
I much prefer threads such as the Lawrence threads because it gives the chance to inject a bit of humour into the general misery, the whole Lawrence affair is really quite ludicrous, as Oscar Wilde said of Little Dorrit ‘’ You would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh’‘
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You’re welcome. I certainly understand how you feel about Miss B, Circassian. But, after all, I did warn you about her in comment #20.
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Thank you for that video. She seems a bit upset. If she is not jewish, I don’t understand why does she sound and act like an agitated monkey. Could you explain that to me, Thorn.
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So “my share of that jewish looting” you speak of will dissipate
ALLAH ho Akbar!
In final analysis, the faster it does - the better for you as a human being.
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I did visit that thread. The usual abusive Jews helping to persuade whites as to the true nature of anti-jihadism.
Meanwhile, the latest Lawrence thread didn’t stay open for long, did it?
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Jews don’t hate you….
Uh .... yes they do....or at least the vast majority of them do.
I agree the jewish engineered economic system which we are currently experiancing is unsustainable and is going to implode. Ann Barnhardt explains why. So “my share of that jewish looting” you speak of will dissipate in faster than you can say ALLAH ho Akbar!
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We just want jews to cease and desist their anti-white behavior/actions
Yes, Thorn, I know what you want. You don’t mind jews as long as you get your share of looting that comes from jewish schemes without any strings attached to it. Well, you will have to excuse the jews: they won’t be able to deliver that to you for much longer.
For that very reason, jews have no other option but render whites impotent and helpless by the time of rude awakening for the whitey.
Jews don’t hate you, it’s not racial, it’s strictly business.
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Miss B sounds like a perfect Jewish slot (sic) to me.
She sounds like a devout Catholic to me.
As far as her eschewing identifying the main culprits in bringing about the dispossession of the white race, I think a couple possible reasons include: 1) She is defiantly not Jew wise. or 2) She has yet to learn why White Nationalism is essential in preserveing the faith, i.e., no white race = no Christianity. But does that in-and-of-itself make her a Jewish “slot”? HEH! I certainly don’t think so.
BTW, as it is with Miss B, virtually no WNs want to round up all the Jews in the world and exterminate them either. We just want jews to cease and desist their anti-white behavior/actions—post haste.
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Miss B sounds like a perfect Jewish slot to me. I have an interesting experiment for you to perform, Thorn.
Take the entire blog of that slot and search for the “J” word. I had to sift through
many long pages before I have located the first appearance, and that appearance reads:
And, for those who send me hate mail telling me that I have no right or authority to say, well, anything about anything (mostly cuckoo-pants sedevacantists who hate me because I don’t want to round up and murder every person on the planet with Jewish DNA), here ya go from paragraph 14
She has identified all the global ills of the planet without using the “J” word. Fascinating! That’s the definition of chutzpah in my book.
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Who the fuck is Miss B.
Ann Barnhardt. She’s both an exceedingly bright and indomitable young woman who has the rare ability to clearly and persuasively express her strong opinions on complex issues whilst backing them up with facts. Best of all, she’s entertaining. But I must make you aware, Circassian, she absolutely loathes Islam; hence, I know you will hate her.
BTW, good vid. Accurate content. Just when I thought that Hitler scene was a worn out shoe, out pops another useful version.
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One of my favourite opening scenes from any movie is the first moments of Powell & Pressburger’s The Red Shoes. It is focussed on the thunderous excitement of a group of students stampeding into the stalls of a theatre on the premier of a new ballet scored by their professor. The film was released in 1948 when much of Europe was in the most abject condition. But the opening few moments rock out an enthusiasm for life, for today and tomorrow, that touches something wonderful and elemental in human nature - not hope for a better world, not dissent or reaction of any kind, but a rude, unstoppable creative energy released into the present.
The Red Shoes is a high art film, of course, not only a film about high art. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is neither. But if one takes that moment of pure, life-giving energy from 1948 and fast-forwards thirteen years to the life of the characters in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it is interesting to see how it has washed away into a low and material but safe existence. In the same way, the tension in The Red Shoes between the devotion to high art and the devotion of Man and Woman to one other has become that between Holly’s amorality and “true love”. To borrow Neil’s terminology, something mythic has given way to iconoclasm.
That thunderous energy and excitement from the opening moments of the Red Shoes did re-appear a few years later, with the emergence of the hippy culture, as you have often noted. That, too, was a product of a war. Heidegger’s term for such was Sein-zum-Tode.
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There’s fun for all at Pamela Geller’s Blog ‘‘Atlas Shrugged’’
So far there seems to be no moderation at all, which is only right when we consider that Pammy is a Free Speech Warrior Legend.
What is it with the Counter Jihad and the weirdo Christian nuts :
‘’ Honestly I will pray for you tonight that you see the error of your ways. You have no idea of the folly of your belief. That one World War was not enough to teach you is amazing to me. Nevertheless God loves you unconditionally. Remember that.’‘
And doesn’t Pamela look strange? I mean I’m not one for insulting women but Pamela Geller just looks weird, like she’s melting or something.
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Who the fuck is Miss B. The following “take” on the events around Crimea is more to the point:
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Leon Haller wrote:
I read the Watchmen series in the 90s, and saw the movie a few years ago in the theater. I was not impressed. I read it only because it was described as “the greatest graphic novel ever”, so I said “why not give a try?”. I will not waste my time on another comic book in this life. I barely remember either, except for the Dr. Manhattan character (the translucent guy, right?), who was basically the superhero to end all superheroes, and really boring. I recall the fancy “Owl-ship”, some action on another planet, and that’s maybe it. I had really looked forward to the movie (esp as I LOVED 300 - a surprisingly racialist movie if ever there was one done by modern Hollywood), but I literally cannot remember it at all, which is unusual, as many films I recall almost perfectly even decades later.
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Desmond Jones wrote:
“Bernard of Chartres used to say that we [the Moderns] are like dwarves perched on the shoulders of giants [the Ancients], and thus we are able to see more and farther than the latter. And this is not at all because of the acuteness of our sight or the stature of our body, but because we are carried aloft and elevated by the magnitude of the giants.”
Giants are outliers.
“Majorities have never wrought creative achievements. Never have they given discoveries to mankind. The individual person has always been the originator of human progress.”
RACE AND WILL IN THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER
Hitler’s Zweites Buch
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Yes! I find that sort of thing very hard to do, I want to tell it like it is. It seems to come naturally to YKW. The false flag, the double standard.
What I’d suggest if you’re that way - and it’s a good way to be under normal circumstances but this is survival - is to treat it as the modern equivalent of the Great Game. The game has different rules to normal life.
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Miss B’s opinion:
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“And, second, who’s the outsider and the “good guy’.”
OK, Neil. I’ve been biting my tongue, but this post forces me to wonder aloud, whose side you are on?
“The heroine of the immortal Breakfast At Tiffany’s”
That was one of the most disgusting (and gay) movies that I have ever seen. It provided, and still provides, perfect evidence that decadence had set in America already prior to the “hippie” stuff - which Jewish interests encourage right-wingers to blame in order to distract from the “hippie” motive of White male midtdasein; and to divert attention from Jewish sponsored immigration, feminism, “civil rights”, and sexual revolution.
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“I’ve read some excellent pieces by Dalrymple over the years, but that was not one of them, which was actually disappointing to me.”
It may have been the first or second “piece” I’ve ever read from the guy. I did not “praise” him, as Thorn said. I thought it was clever, provided some insight, I said it was “good” and provided the link. I was not looking for anything from him, that is what I found.
Later on I might talk about what you are doing with the word, “weird”.. where it comes from, etc.
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Leon Haller wrote:
You really are a weird dude. I’ve read some excellent pieces by Dalrymple over the years, but that was not one of them, which was actually disappointing to me.
What is much more worthy of reflection is my comment @11.
The “Russian Question” is a complex one, but I think my gut response (as a far away American) is correct. Russia is not going to lose access to its Crimean naval assets through making a bad bet on the continued subservience of the regime in Kiev. A “Ukraine for Ukrainians”, including Crimea, might tilt decisively towards the EU. The more firmly ensconced in the West the Ukraine were to become, the more likely it would be that it could successfully demand and obtain the removal of Russian bases, which would be a very serious blow to Russian naval power.
What the West should be doing is everything it can to bring Russia into a collaborative relationship. Contesting Crimea, which we can’t do anything about anyway without potentially unleashing a devastating war, is simply not worth jeopardizing the racial gains which could come from persuading the Russians that their future lay with and not against Europe.
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those who adhere to the pattern of protecting Jews
...as it denotes who they represent; i.e., not Whites.
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Posted by Thorn on March 07, 2014, 07:09 PM | #
First off, Thornblosom, you walking piece of dog shit, I do not wish for you to refer to me as “Danny” a diminutive term of affection or condescension.
“That Dalrymple piece certainly didn’t live up to the high standards we’ve come to expect from him.”
Who is “we”, but your Jewish community?
“Leon is right.”
Of course he is not. He is governed by the same Jewish money that you are.
“Moreover, I’m amused at the fact YOU, Danny,”
I’ve asked you to not refer to me as “Danny” but you are who you are, a Jew.
“would praise a jewish author,”
It was a funny article. I liked it.
“yet, condemn anyone else that simply agrees with what a jew—ANY JEW—has to say.”
No, I condemn those who adhere to the pattern of protecting Jews, as you and Leon do.
You are schizophrenic, Danny.
No, I am not, Thornblossom.
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That Dalrymple piece certainly didn’t live up to the high standards we’ve come to expect from him.
Leon is right.
Moreover, I’m amused at the fact YOU, Danny, would praise a jewish author, yet, condemn anyone else that simply agrees with what a jew—ANY JEW—has to say.
You are schizophrenic, Danny.
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That takimag article by Dalrymple posted @1 was worthless (and I like him, Jewish or not).
Only because I said it, you lying faggot. For honest people, the rest is a moot point.
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Leon Haller wrote:
That takimag article by Dalrymple posted @1 was worthless (and I like him, Jewish or not).
Per GW, the concerns for nationalists are minimizing intra-white bloodshed and ill-feeling; supporting ethnocultural political self-determination and territorial sovereignty; and keeping America out of whatever series of conflicts may be inevitable.
My own opinion depends upon the character of Putin, which I am unsure about. Is he at heart a Russian WHITE nationalist, a Russian ORTHODOX nationalist, or merely a straightforward RUSSIAN (or even just “Putinian”) nationalist? If #1 or 2, I would tend to support him, on the ground that a strong Russia may be necessary for ultimate European survival, even in an increasingly globalized world economy. The traditional geocivilizational enemies came from the East and especially Islamic South. The former is probably not a threat for the foreseeable future. The latter, however, is both an ongoing demographic threat, and, given rabidly differential fertility levels, I suspect a future military one (especially as the idiot Europeans, in particular the social democratic types some “ethnocommuntarians” at MR somehow presume are better for the race than traditional conservatives, are dramatically reducing their already enervated national militaries - the better to shovel more money into their greedy public unions and various state pension schemes). The “clash of civilizations” between the West and the caliphate is not remotely over; indeed, it will steadily intensify over this century. We need a Russia which is strong, and strongly antagonistic towards Islam (whether ideologically or merely as a function of historically derived conflicting interests and power relations).
OTOH, if all Putin really cares about is maintaining himself at the top of a progressively more powerful country, a Russia without racial or civilizational loyalties, and as ready to exploit fellow whites as to resist nonwhites, then Western nationalists should seek to isolate him as much as possible, while constantly working to remove whites peoples from his orbit. Not that the EU is anything but anathema to nationalists, but the bigger “Europe” grows - provided the new numbers or nations are exclusively white, of course - the better it will be in the long run for white survival. Ultimately, if Russia can ever cleanse itself of criminals and its culture of corruption (a big “if”), the final goal of nationalists should be to bring Russia itself into “Europe” - a Europe extending from Ireland to Siberia, with plenty of living space for the future expansion of our race (of increasing relevance as we lose our racial hold on the New World).
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Reading GW is helpful in understanding why the Jews and the English are such a perfect match.
It’s not an easy task to tell where Jewish intellectual skulduggery ends and GW style slime sophistry begins.
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Leon Haller wrote:
The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt
Conn Hallinan and Foreign Policy In Focus on March 6, 2014
This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus.
The April 6 rally in Cherkasy, a city 100 miles southeast of Kiev, turned violent after six men took off their jackets to reveal T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Beat the Kikes” and “Svoboda,” the name of the Ukrainian ultranationalist movement and the Ukrainian word for “freedom.”
– Jewish Telegraphic Agency, April 12, 2013
While most of the Western media describe the current crisis in Ukraine as a confrontation between authoritarianism and democracy, many of the shock troops who have manned barricades in Kiev and the western city of Lviv these past months represent a dark page in the country’s history and have little interest in either democracy or the liberalism of Western Europe and the United States.
“You’d never know from most of the reporting that far-right nationalists and fascists have been at the heart of the protests and attacks on government buildings,” reports Seumas Milne of the British Guardian. The most prominent of the groups has been the ultra-right-wing Svoboda or “Freedom” Party.
The demand for integration with Western Europe appears to be more a tactic than a strategy: “The participation of Ukrainian nationalism and Svoboda in the process of EU [European Union] integration,” admits Svoboda political council member Yury Noyevy, “is a means to break our ties with Russia.”
And lest one think that Svoboda, and parties even further to the right, will strike their tents and disappear, Ukrainian News reported on February 26 that Svoboda party members have temporarily been appointed to the posts of vice prime minister, minister of education, minister of agrarian policy and food supplies, and minister of ecology and natural resources.
Svoboda is hardly a fringe organization. In the 2012 election won by the now deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych, the party took 10.45 percent of the vote and over 40 percent in parts of the western Ukraine. While the west voted overwhelmingly for the Fatherland Party’s Yulia Tymoshenko, the more populous east went overwhelmingly for the Party of Regions’ Yanukovych. The latter won the election handily, 48.8 percent to 45.7 percent.
Svoboda—which currently has thirty-six deputies in the 450-member Ukrainian parliament—began life in the mid-1990s as the Social National Party of the Ukraine, but its roots lie in World War II, when Ukrainian nationalists and Nazis found common ground in the ideology of anti-communism and anti-Semitism. In April 1943, Dr. Otto von Wachter, the Nazi commander of Galicia—the name for western Ukraine—turned the First Division of the Ukrainian National Army into the 14 Grenadier Division of the Waffen SS, the so-called “Galicia Division.”
The Waffen SS was the armed wing of the Nazi Party, and while serving alongside the regular army, or Wehrmacht, the party controlled the SS’s thirty-eight-plus divisions. While all Nazi forces took part in massacres and atrocities, the Waffen SS did so with particular efficiency. The postwar Nuremberg trials designated it a “criminal organization.”
Svoboda has always had a soft spot for the Galicia Division, and one of its parliament members, Oleg Pankevich, took part in a ceremony last April honoring the unit. Pankevich joined with a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church near Lviv to celebrate the unit’s seventieth anniversary and rebury some of the division’s dead.
“I was horrified to see photographs…of young Ukrainians wearing the dreaded SS uniform with swastikas clearly visible on their helmets as they carried caskets of members of this Nazi unit, lowered them into the ground, and fired gun salutes in their honor,” World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder wrote in a letter to the Patriarch of the Ukrainian church. He asked Patriarch, Filret, to “prevent any further rehabilitation of Nazism or the SS.”
Some 800,000 Jews were murdered in Ukraine during the German occupation, many of them by Ukrainian auxiliaries and units like the Galicia Division.
Three months after the April ceremony, Ukrainians re-enacted the battle of Brody between the Galicia Division and Soviet troops, where the German XIII Army Corps was trying to hold off the Russians commanded by Marshall Ivan Konev. In general, going up against Konev meant a quick trip to Valhalla. In six days of fighting the Galicians lost two-thirds of their division and the XIII Corps was sent reeling back to Poland. The Galicia Division survivors were shipped off to fight anti-Nazi partisans in Yugoslavia. In 1945, remnants of the unit surrendered to the Americans in Italy, and in 1947 many of them were allowed to emigrate to Britain and Canada.
The US press has downplayed the role of Svoboda, and even more far-right groups like Right Sector and Common Cause, but Britain’s Channel 4 News reports that such quasi-fascist groups “played a leading role” in organizing the demonstrations and keeping them going.
In the intercepted phone call between US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, the two were, as Russian expert Stephen Cohen put it to Democracy Now, “plotting a coup d’état against the elected president of Ukraine.”
At one point in the call, Nuland endorsed “Yat” as the head of a new government, referring to Arseniy Yatsenyuk of the Fatherland Party, who indeed is now acting prime minister. But she went on to say that Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok should be kept “on the outside.”
Her plan to sideline Tyahnybok as a post-coup player, however, may be wishful thinking, given the importance of the party in the demonstrations.
Tyahnybok is an anti-Semite who says “organized Jewry” controls the Ukraine’s media and government, and is planning “genocide” against Christians. He has turned Svoboda into the fourth-largest party in the country, and, this past December, US Senator John McCain shared a platform and an embrace with Tyahnybok at a rally in Kiev.
Svoboda has links with other ultra-right parties in Europe through the Alliance of European National Movements. Founded in 2009 in Budapest, the alliance includes Svoboda, Hungary’s violently racist Jobbik, the British National Party, Italy’s Tricolor Flame, Sweden’s National Democrats and Belgium’s National Front. The party also has close ties to France’s xenophobic National Front. The Front’s anti-Semitic former leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was honored at Svoboda’s 2004 congress.
Svoboda would stop immigration and reserve civil service jobs for “ethnic Ukrainians.” It would end abortion and gun control, “ban the Communist Ideology” and list religious affiliation and ethnicity on identity documents. It claims as its mentor the Nazi-collaborator Stepan Bandera, whose Ukrainian Insurgent Army massacred Jews and Poles during World War II. The party’s demand that all official business be conducted in Ukrainian was recently endorsed by the parliament, disenfranchising thirty percent of the country’s population that speaks Russian. Russian speakers are generally concentrated in the Ukraine’s east and south, and particularly in the Crimean Peninsula.
The US and the EU have hailed the resignation of President Yanukovych and the triumph of “people power” over the elected government—Ambassador Pyatt called it “a day for the history books”—but what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
Before the deployment of Russian troops this past week, anti-coup, pro-Russian crowds massed in the streets in Crimea’s capital, Simferopol, and seized government buildings. While there was little support for the ousted president—who most Ukrainians believe is corrupt—there was deep anger at the de-recognition of the Russian language and contempt for what many said were “fascists” in Kiev and Lviv.
Until 1954, Crimea was always part of Russia until, for administrative and bureaucratic reasons, it was made part of Ukraine. At the time, Ukraine was one of fifteen Soviet republics.
Ukraine is in deep economic trouble, and for the past year the government has been casting about for a way out. Bailout negotiations were opened with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, but the loan would have required onerous austerity measures that, according to Citibank analyst Ivan Tchakarov, would “most probably mean a recession in 2014.”
It was at this juncture that Yanukovych abandoned talks with the EU and opened negotiations with the Russians. That turnaround was the spark for last November’s demonstrations.
But as Ben Aris, editor of Business News Europe, says, “Under the terms of the EU offer of last year—which virtually nobody in the Western media has seriously examined—the EU was offering $160 million per year for the next five years, while just the bond payments to the IMF were greater than that.”
Russia, on the other hand, “offered $15 billion in cash and immediately paid $3 billion.… Had Yanukovych accepted the EU deal, the country would have collapsed,” says Aris.
The current situation is dangerous precisely because it touches a Russian security nerve. The Soviet Union lost some twenty-five to twenty-seven million people in World War II, and Russians to this day are touchy about their borders. They also know who inflicted those casualties, and those who celebrate a Waffen SS division are not likely to be well thought of in the south or the east of Ukraine.
Border security is hardly ancient history for the Kremlin. As Russian expert Cohen points out, “Since the Clinton administration in the 1990s, the US-led West has been on a steady march toward post-Soviet Russia, beginning with the expansion of NATO…all the way to the Russian border.”
NATO now includes Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia and former Soviet-led Warsaw Pact members Albania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s comment that the IMF-EU package for Ukraine would have been “a major boost for Euro-Atlantic security” suggests that NATO had set its sights on bringing Ukraine into the military alliance.
The massive demonstrations over the past three months reflected widespread outrage at the corruption of the Yanukovych regime, but they have also unleashed a dark side of Ukraine’s politics. That dark side was on display at last year’s rally in Cherkasy. Victor Smal, a lawyer and human rights activist, said he told “the men in the T-shirts they were promoting hatred. They beat me to the ground until I lost consciousness.”
Svoboda and its allies do not make up a majority of the demonstrators, but as Cohen points out, “Five percent of a population that’s tough, resolute, ruthless, armed and well funded, and knows what it wants, can make history.”
It is not the kind of history most would like to repeat.
This comment appeared in entry '+ + + PRESS RELEASE + + +' on 03/06/14, 08:11 PM. (go to entry to post a reply)
The Right Sector and Svoboda support the EU accord in the belief that it is purely an economic arrangement. Poor judgement*. They have the security ministry, but that’s all. They could do with some more sophisticated support from European comrades and some increased quality national media time.
* Svoboda also supports NATO..
This comment appeared in entry '+ + + PRESS RELEASE + + +' on 03/06/14, 06:13 PM. (go to entry to post a reply)
Tried new Disqus ID at the DT. Banned from the off! Switched on that Hotspot shield thingy and bingo, that ID was allowed to post.
So in this case the ban is purely based on IP address, not comments, followers, followed. (Ive already emailed that ID to you Morgoth) but perhaps better not to post it here.
This comment appeared in entry 'The unfolding hostility at the DT' on 03/06/14, 01:28 PM. (go to entry to post a reply)
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