The Red Army liberated Auschwitz… to exclude V V Putin is to spit in the face of all the surviving World War II vets and of all camp survivors to suck up to Nazi collaborationists, Nazis, and their successors. The Ukraine is now ruled by those who revere Nazi collaborationists and who allow neofascists to prance around in SS uniforms in public. None dare call it evil and obscene…
Glancing at the headlines, one might believe President Putin had inappropriately decided not to attend Holocaust commemorations in Poland. In one breathtaking display of misinformation, Reuters reported in its article Putin will not attend Holocaust commemorations in Poland that, “On Monday, sources told Reuters that Putin was unlikely to join world leaders gathering at the site of the Auschwitz death camp because distrust caused by the conflict in the Ukraine cast a pall on arrangements”. In reality, Poland, the nation hosting the commemorations, never invited Russian leader. The geopolitical thrust and accompanying misinformation wants to reinforce the perception that Russia is now a hegemonic threat, on par with Nazi Germany during World War II. Reality couldn’t contradict this contrived narrative more.
On 22 June 1941, Operation Barbarossa began. Three massive German armies moved at lightning speed into the USSR as part of a long-anticipated Nazi attempt to conquer Russia. The invasion would quickly overwhelm unprepared Russian forces, bringing German armies up to the gates of several major Russian cities, including Moscow. Along their way, Nazi forces would carry out mass arrests and executions of Eastern European Jews, Slavs, and Russians. The Russian people and their allies fought bitterly at the cost of millions of lives to first slow, then, stop the invasion, then, turn it back, before finally reaching the gates of Berlin themselves. Europe’s Jews, imprisoned and mass murdered by the millions, owe their eventual liberation to the heroic sacrifices of the Russian people who fought the majority of the war in Europe against Germany, years before American boots landed on the beaches of Normandy in 1944.
Thus, President Putin represents a nation and people that formed the vanguard against the Nazi scourge and ended the threat of fascism in Europe. At the end of the war, whilst American soldiers found Hitler’s death camps shocking, the Russian people lived the nightmare of Germany’s systematic regional genocide for years, first-hand. Putin’s exclusion from Holocaust commemorations is more than mere politics; it warns us that an old enemy once again stirs in its dark lair. After the end of World War II, the Americans, along with their newly formed NATO alliance, quickly used Nazis who surrendered to them so as not to face “justice” at the hands of the Soviets for their serial crimes against humanity. The Americans integrated them into some more noble causes such as space exploration, but also amongst darker networks including intelligence, propaganda, and even domestic terror networks (later, known notoriously as Operation Gladio).
At the end of the World War, NATO consistently backed former Nazis and their ideological allies in Soviet territory like the Ukraine, to resist Soviet rule. These networks have survived, continuously, and manifest themselves even today in the form of the current Kiev junta, which violently overthrew the elected Ukrainian government between late 2013 and early 2014. Fully backed by NATO, these successors of Nazi collaborators who literally served Adolf Hitler’s catastrophically tragic bid at global domination and assisted the genocide that accompanied that bid, carry out out similar dark deeds in [Novorossiya], albeit on a smaller but no less tragic scale. In true form, reflecting the obscenely dishonest narratives woven by Nazi propagandists like Joseph Goebbels, the Western world sidestepped these historic and current realities. Instead, they insist that Russia, not literal fascists carrying Nazi flags, represents a resurgent fascism threatening Europe today.
President Putin’s exclusion from Holocaust commemorations is a direct part of forming and reinforcing this narrative. No one could give a greater insult to the victims, survivors, and heroes who suffered and eventually overcame the Nazi scourge than to twist and intentionally distort history, propping up the successors of villains and condemning those representing the millions of Russian lives lost to face such villains and a people who are once again ready to face them again. Once again, Europe approaches precariously the precipice of self-inflicted tragedy. Fascism both old and new is festering and spreading in all directions as European leaders and the special interests that direct them seek a familiar ploy used when all else fails to unite and regiment their peoples. Once again, Russia seems to be standing alone in the face of this growing menace along their border, and once again, the Russian people are quietly preparing to make sacrifices befitting the heroic deeds of their fore-bearers.
Must it come to this? What if people saw and pointed to the gross hypocrisy and betrayal of Poland and the forces of fascism once again festering within that dealt the nation such a tragic blow during the last World War? What if people realised, regardless of their feelings toward Russia, that the path that they’re on leads only to self-ruination? Could Europeans as a whole realise that there’s a middle path between the extremes presented before them? The coming weeks and months will yield these answers. For those who have keenly kept one eye on history, and one on current events today, they must try to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, remembering the lessons World War II has taught them, even if such lessons seem to be lost on everyone else.
19 January 2015
New Eastern Outlook
Poland DID invite P A Poroshenko, the fascist junta strongman. I’ll keep it simple… Russians and other Soviet peoples LIBERATED Auschwitz… Galician Uniates helped OPERATE Auschwitz. I find this disgusting and beyond the pale. As I said, this spits in the face of all World War II vets… it honours those who revere Nazi collaborators. It tells you much about the contemporary West, doesn’t it? It started when US Army career officers sheltered Nazis, as they found the anti-leftist and anti-labour viewpoints of the Nazis congenial. Don’t forget, the USA that fought World War II was a centre-left polity… most US Army prewar career officers hated the New Deal… ironically, they hated the very ideology that won the war, as they were mostly rightwing Republicans. That’s why they protected Nazis… it’s why they went along with Cold War rhetoric. In today’s Germany, Nazi officials receive pensions… NVA officers don’t. Now, I call that EVIL. This infection has festered for a VERY long time… the US Republican Party was its “godfather”.
I know that the Uniates and “Ukrainian Orthodox” have prepared for this for years. Sadly, these groups allowed fascist collaborators into their leading circles. I was at a Ukrainian Christmas party where they inappropriately inserted a little sketch attacking Russians and Soviets. This was a holiday party, but they inserted racial hatred into it. Can you think of anything lower? That was over thirty years ago, but I’ve never forgotten it. That explains it all… hatred burns bright in the Galician diaspora. It’s like the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol… I’m thinking of the two urchins that clung to him. The two urchins are Nationalism and Hate… the girl is Nationalism; the boy is Hate. “Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom unless the writing be erased”.
Look at the Galician diaspora. Hate is corrosive… don’t give it harbour in your heart.