Voices from Russia

Saturday, 24 December 2011

24 December 2011. Video. How Broad is My Motherland!

1 May: The Day of International Labour Solidarity

Unknown Artist

1980s

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Art is a Miracle

Unknown Artist

1970s

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We’re Coming to the Victory of Communist Labour

Unknown  Artist

1970s

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All races… all religions… all nationalities… Great Russia is about ALL of us… NEVER forget that!

Now, after twenty years, Russian people know the TRUTH about the West‘s avaricious greed and its lying creed of “democracy” and “freedom”… don’t forget, the KPRF was the main organisation behind the recent protests, for after all, Russians now realise, “They told us the truth about capitalism”. The West has forgotten Metternich‘s dictum… “Russia‘s never as strong as she appears… Russia’s never as weak as she appears”… they’ll learn it anew, no doubt, and in short order, at that…

BMD 

24 December 2011. It’s Almost Here… “Merry Christmas” to My Catholic and Protestant Friends

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You made it. The tree’s up… the presents are bought and wrapped… the cookies are baked… the very little ones are getting ready for bed. Pour yourself an adult beverage and smile. Another holiday just went swimmingly. Sure, there was this, that, and the other… isn’t that always the case? Slip out of your hose and heels, and slip into something comfy. It’s OVER…

UNTIL NEXT YEAR…

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Saturday 24 December 2011

Albany NY 

24 December 2011. My Christmas Wish… LET RACISM BE GONE!

Jean Gregoire Sagbo (1962- ) (left), Benin-born Russian local official in Tver Oblast

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During the time of legalised segregation in the USA, some 36,000 American blacks went to the USSR, where they had a better life. Not perfect… better. There are thousands of black and mixed race people in Russia and the Ukraine. No… they don’t make up one percent of the population, but they’re there and they’re not going away. Racism reared its ugly head again after the fall of the USSR. I notice that the rightwing’s invariably racist in one way or another. Everything Russian is ours… all of it from Akademgorodok to Zelenograd! That includes “Black Russians“… and I’ll defend them as part of our naroda to the last drop of my blood. That’s the way it is!

That’s why so many want the old Soviet motherland back… to fight race hatred and oligarch greed, to build up a powerful Rodina again. The Church is for it… the Party is for it… the People are for it… and to hell with the oligarchs and their corrupt mouthpieces. It’s time to recapture the dream of the mid-eighties… we did it then… we can do it now. America can go and pout in a corner… they don’t want the betterment of any country… all that they want is to funnel all the profits from all over the world into their bottomless maw (to finance their McMansions and guarded gated communities).

Don’t let the rightwing swine divide us. We must all stand together or we’ll all be raped together… it’s quite that simple!

BMD  

24 December 2011. The Intel Flows In on Jerome’s Folly…

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A kindly interlocutor sent me this (it stands on its own… it doesn’t need my two cents):

Yuck, Barbara, did you have to post snaps of Bishop Jerome on your blog without a kindly warning for the sensitive? 😦  According to a ROCOR clergyman, Shaw received the delightful Brother Nathaniel. I wonder if anyone has a photo of them together? I think the best thing about the MP subsuming the ROCOR would be the end of those Western Rite people. Anthony Bondi, the person in charge of it, is “interesting”. He’s only Subdeacon Anthony Bondi. They promised him the priesthood when he and his vagante sect entered, and then (only then?) discovered that he’d been married twice, and his second wife had been the wife of an OCA priest who’d left him to shack up with … get this… “Archbishop” Bondi. Can you believe that they really didn’t know that until after they’d received him? Has any vagante “bishop” not been dodgy in the relationship/marriage department? I suppose it’s a cause for rejoicing when the dodginess is only canoodling with adult women, but come on. Anyway, his “Fraternity of St Gregory” runs the Western Rite in the ROCOR now and they’ve frozen out the original people that Metropolitan Hilarion originally encouraged. They claim on their web page (click here) that they were originally encouraged by Fr Daniil Sysoev to come to Moscow and be received with their Western Rite crapola there. The mind boggles at it, doesn’t it? {What tips off all comers that Bondi’s lying is that he juxtaposes Sysoev and the Blunder, when the two couldn’t stand one another’s presence: editor}

I don’t know how true it is, but I hear Bondi’s liturgy’s more modern Roman than Sarum or anything else they pretend to (from what I’ve personally heard of their version of “Sarum”, its warmed-over BCP) and there was a priceless exchange on the Occidentalis list a while back… Bondi’s people discussed in nauseating detail how much Roman tat they could wear. You should know that those cream/gold vestments Shaw wore in the image are pure silk and were made by a young struggling vestment maker whose original customer, a ROCOR priest sucking up to Shaw, refused to pay up. The boy sent them to Shaw anyway, but no one anywhere gave him a penny, yet he spent his tax refund on food and gas to get them finished as well as buying the fabric. It makes me sick every time I see a snap of him in them.

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There one has it. The perspirin’ minds are talking… and the story that they tell is disturbing. Let’s not lose sight of the prize. What we see in both the OCA and ROCOR apparats is a wholehearted willingness to step on the believers… a haughty contempt that you can feel. Whether it’s Jerome Shaw or JP Fathausen… or Victor Potapov or Alexander Webster, they’re a prize lot, with absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. They’re not like Lebedeff, who’s a competent historian and canonist, besides being personally nasty, or like Mel Pleska, who has the right instincts, but who’s outvoted by his bovine colleagues on the OCA Holy Synod (Mel should pull out the Jenga block to topple the whole edifice and embarrass ‘em all in public… it’d cut short the present charade that we’re all suffering through). However… Nathaniel and Jerome Shaw… if like calls unto like… WOW! As for Daniil Sysoev of happy memory having ANYTHING to do with this dodgy nutbag lot, I asked Russian friends, and they said NADA, NO WAY. This is what’s out there… have a care, kids, there be dragons, and some of ‘em are dressed as “sheep” (that is, “pastors” of the flock being devourers of the flock, instead)…

BMD

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