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Sunday, 26 October 2014

KPRF Launches “Krasnaya Liniya” (Red Line)… Online and Broadcast TV Outlet

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The KPRF launched a new initiative… Красная Линия (Krasnaya Liniya: Red Line). It’s an online/broadcast TV media outlet. Here’s its mission statement on its website:

TV Channel Red Line is a new KPRF informational outlet, available to all internet users at www.rline.tv. Our main objective is to be a source of information, as well as a discussion platform, for intelligent thoughtful people concerned about the way Russia and the world will evolve in the coming years. Politics, economics, education, health, national defence, and public utilities are critical topics for modern Russian society. We’ll discuss these issues and propose ways to address them, giving the communist viewpoint, together with the views of independent experts and of activists of other political and public associations. Red Line will broadcast around the clock. Most of the airtime will be its own programming… documentaries, special reports, political talk shows, interviews with scientists, politicians, economists, and public figures, many of whom, for various reasons, have long been “blacklisted” on federal TV channels. The main goal in preparing programmes for broadcast is to give an alternative view of the current problems of society, different from that imposed on the viewer by state and right-liberal media. We’re adamant… modern audiences today sorely lack political, economic, and social reporting, along with heated discussions and comments. Red Line is ready to offer all of this to its viewers.

http://www.rline.tv/about/

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The lying CIA filth at Radio Liberty didn’t post this in its entirety. Here’s what it posted:

A statement on the channel’s website said, “Our mission is to become a source of information and a platform for discussions among smart, thinking people, who are not indifferent to the ways Russia and the world are developing” (compare this to my second sentence above).

The channel said it would be airing documentary films, special reports, political talk shows, and interviews with scholars, politicians, economists and public figures who “for various reasons have been blocked from access to federal channels”.

http://www.rferl.mobi/a/russian-communists-tv-channel-license/26643763.html

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If you needed proof that Victor Potapov is a lying Republican POS propagandist… here it is. Note well that the Red Line post is 205 words, short enough to post in its entirety. Also, note that the Langley asshats didn’t give you a URL for Red Line, so that you could check things for yourself. This means that Potapov isn’t only base in motive (attacking the Motherland in the interests of Corporate America)… he’s a conniving Langley denizen who won’t give you “the truth and nothing but the truth”. He IS a smooth article and one of the most “sincere” and “convincing” salesmen out there. He does fool the superficial gullible (such as Freddy M-G and Dreher)… do remember Potapov’s vicious attack on the late Patriarch Aleksei in Georgetown… he does spring from the KONR milieu.

By the way, the RFE/RL translation is more “word-for-word” than mine is (I’m of the dynamic equivalence school)… that indicates an unskilled, inexperienced, or incompetent translator. It tells you much about their English language posts, doesn’t it?

Again, note the use of “liberal” in Russian terms to denote Anglosphere “conservatism”… that trips up Whiteford every time. Liberal = Rush Limbaugh… any questions?

BMD

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26 October 2014. A Point to Ponder… Lazar Puhalo Nailed It This Time

Tell the Truth

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Editor:

Yes… I know all about Lazar’s chequered history… we’ve all got a skeleton or two in our closets, don’t we? So far, he’s kept his word to the OCA SOBs (Synod Of Bishops or Sons Of Bitches… you pays your money and takes your choice). He’s nailed this one, though… it puts the harpoon to the clueless jabronies trying to ally the Church with the GOP (What concord hath Christ with Belial). Take a swig from the jug, Lazar, you did good.

BMD

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Secularism grows as more American Christians turn “‘churchless”

COMMENT:

A large part of the reason is that too many Churches have a political agenda that so far outweighs any Gospel agenda, that the Christ can hardly be seen in them and Jesus is only a name that they use to underwrite hate, malice, and ultra-rigtwingism. The fact that so many of these “churchless believers” still consider themselves to be Christian is telling. They have a deep desire for a life of faith and spiritual meaning. If some of the Churches would return to the Gospel and place Jesus ahead of their political party, and salvation ahead of their political agenda, there’s little doubt that many of the younger generation would be more open to “organised religion”. So long as hate and malice and the Republican Party outweigh Jesus Christ and the Gospel, one can’t blame the younger generation for baling out of Churches. However, if we want to bury our heads in the sand of our vain ideologies, then we’ll never be able to speak to the younger generation… which is so war-weary of our bigotry and hypocrisy… and the lies told by so many Christian leaders. Meanwhile, if you dance with Caesar, Caesar always leads. We need to stop the dancing and return to preaching the Gospel.

Lazar Puhalo

OCA Bishop

no URL available… sent to me as cut n’ paste

Update 15.16 EDT 26 October 2014:

Got this from the Cabinet:

It was posted on his Facebook page “22 hours ago”

BMD

26 October 2014. A Photo Essay… Gorlovka Stands Ready for the Uniate Pig Assault

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Gorlovka stands ready to face the expected Uniate pig sucker-punch. As one friend of mine put it, “We’ll settle scores with the Uniate and Protestant pigs after the war’s over. They’ve helped the junta and attacked good people. They have to go. They can become Orthodox like normal people are or leave. That’s fair… they don’t like us and our religion, so, they should go somewhere where we aren’t”. The UGKTs Uniates outside of Galicia are all carpetbaggers… they’re NOT natives. We should send them back to their noisome little backwater and let them rot. They glorify the Nazis, after all… their hero I I Slipy blessed the SS (the Sovs had him in the camps for good reason… he was a vicious and unrepentant traitor and enabler of fascism).

Let them go to Galicia and live under the Poles (for that’s what’ll happen in the end)… they’re more Polish than Russian, any road… they’re not of us, not like the Little Russians are and the Russians from the Crimea and Novorossiya are. They’ve chosen to kiss the Pope of Rome’s ass… that’s their choice. However, they should do so outside of Holy Rus… we can’t afford such traitors in our midst. The tsarist state was right in outlawing the Unia, as was the Soviet state… any future state would be prudent to do likewise. You don’t clasp vipers to your breast… you kill them (that is, expel them). That’s the way it’s always been, and that’s the way that it always should be.

BMD

Why Jews Will Vote Democrat Again: Preferring Donkeys Because They Have an Elephant’s Memory

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Milton Himmelfarb, essayist and thinker, once famously quipped, “Jews earn like Episcopalians, and vote like Puerto Ricans”. There’s some truth to this, and that’s why it prompts a laugh even from liberals.  However, what is this about? As the midterm elections approach, it’s worth contemplating why a resounding majority of us vote Democrat, almost reflexively. Jewish memory is responsible for the Jewish vote. Jews know what it is to be an outsider, and we know what it means when the town you live in turns on you, and would deprive your children of food or life because of your difference from the majority. We identify not with the overseers but with the slaves, not only because we were once slaves in Egypt, but also because we are, and will remain, a small vulnerable minority.

The explanation for our unseemly voting for the Democratic candidate lies not in our shopping habits or ZIP codes, but rather deep in our culture. We aren’t convinced that the poor deserve their fate. Our tradition teaches us to forgive debts in a scheduled way, and to leave enough at the margins of our fields so those without a harvest of their own can survive. Therefore, it’s hard for Jews to vote for a political party that suggests that if you don’t have medical care, it’s your own fault, and if you don’t have retirement funds, you’ve been guilty of sloth or stupidity and other sins that will do you in just as you deserve.

Many Jews went South in the early days of the civil rights movement, not because they faced lynching or restriction from lunch counters, but because Jews knew about restriction, prejudice, the calumny of the poisoned well, and the blood libels of Easter massacres. When the second or third generation of Jews learned that America accepted them, but rejected others, they understood in their deepest selves the insult and the pain that it brings. It was an old insult echoing the pogroms, yellow stars, and dunce hats of another place, as old as the Vienna ghetto and as recent as the “No Jews Need Apply” sign on the factory door, or the “No Jews” sign on the hotel lawn.

Nevertheless, what is it about Jewish memory that seems so long-lived, so unshakable? Our memory is our survival tool… a parachute that lands us safely on one continent or another. It’s part of all the forms of Judaism, and survives even in secular Jews, vivid, demanding, insisting on connections that go back centuries. You can avoid synagogue all that you like, but you still know the reason for the Seder, you still know that David was King, and that the crusaders murdered Jews along their route to the Holy Land. Jews know that exile, whether from Jerusalem to Babylon, from Madrid to Amsterdam, or England to Vienna, was their fate, and they told all those stories, mystical or factual, painful or shameful, generation to generation… in each telling, these memories carried a message to the future. This message places each Jewish child at some risk of life and limb, but also gives each Jewish child a collective story to carry into his or her own place in the world. That story leads to gratitude for the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, for the (not-so-sincere) pluralism of the founding fathers, whom Jews adopted as their own. Jewish political morals are about community, protection of the vulnerable, and the hardship of being a minority amongst a majority of others.

The differences between Democrats and Republicans lie in their basic assumptions about people. Democrats look at social and economic circumstances and want to improve schools and opportunity and offer child care or food stamps to those in need. Republicans look at those same circumstances and blame the poor; they want to guard the rewards of society for those deemed worthy because they already have these goods. This is the old Protestant ethic that sees proof of God’s love in one’s wealth… damning those who don’t manage to make it in the same way.

The Jewish neoconservatives are as American as hot dogs on the Fourth of July, but they wear shoes that will always pinch like Cinderella’s slipper on the foot of the wicked stepsister. Republicans think of military solutions when threatened. Democrats, at least some of them, think of allies, negotiations, and solutions that might end threats to all. The Democratic idea isn’t to grab your gun, but to sit down and talk (yes, yes, Vietnam, alas). Jews are good at talking. In the great rabbinic battle, Shammai didn’t take a knife and pierce Hillel’s aorta. If he had, we might be more eager to rush to the ramparts and release our drones. Republicans are for manning our borders with militias and for protecting our country from those wandering across deserts, in search of a better life. Jews are on the side of the wanderers.

Hence, of course, most Jews still vote Democratic, and will for the foreseeable future. It isn’t about our private bank accounts or our children who now have legacy admission advantages in the best universities across the land: It’s about the core of the community, the memory of the community, about the deep identification with those without power, those hungry and at the hard edge of American life. We may play golf and drive Mercedes-Benzes, or at least some of us may, but we all know how easy it is for the Jewish family to become the prey in a nasty Hobbesian world where compassion is in short supply. Then, there are the social issues. Jews… we aren’t all the same… aren’t necessarily more tolerant of private sexual behaviours than others are, but we have a stake in protecting the private from government intervention. That doesn’t mean that all Jews are especially pleased with same-sex marriage or abortion rights or the right to die when ill, or to smoke pot, or to have sex outside marriage, but when it comes to private behaviour, they understand that government, with its majority voice, needs to be very cautious when dealing with people’s personal choices… sexual, financial, religious.

There is a levee here that has to hold if Jews can be comfortable in a pluralistic America, and Democrats are ready to pile on the sandbags, whereas Republicans are the river itself coming to drown us in their own vision of the moral life. Consequently, Jews will vote blue again this November and for the foreseeable future. The official mascot of the Democratic Party is the donkey, but Jewish Democrats are more like elephants… we don’t forget.

24 October 2014

Anne Roiphe

The Jewish Daily Forward

http://forward.com/articles/207855/why-jews-will-vote-democrat-again/

Editor:

If you vote Republican, you vote for pigs that kicked Dede and Baba in the face for the sake of profit. If you vote Republican, you vote for pigs who hated and hate our separate culture and civilisation. If you vote Republican, you vote for pigs who believe that Anglo Americans are special, and that everyone else has the duty and obligation to kiss their collective ass constantly and without let-up. If you vote Republican, you repudiate His Holiness and all those who agree with him. If you vote Republican, you repudiate timeless Orthodox Truth and embrace expedient Evangelical heresy for the entire world to see. If you vote Republican, you repudiate Almighty God and bow down before the Almighty Dollar (For no man can have two masters).

Russian Orthodox people are like Jews… we’re a small minority in the USA and Canada, and will remain such. We should remember who and what we are… we are NOT Republican oppressors and aggressors. The konvertsy should take heed of that, change their tune, or leave us… that’s only truthful. The First Century equivalents of Republicans crucified Our Lord Christ… is that what you want? You can stand for Caiaphas or you can stand for Christ… if you vote Republican, you don’t stand for Christ and that’s that. What concord hath Christ with Belial? What concord hath Orthodox Christians with Radical Sectarians?

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition… remember Baba and Dede… don’t vote Republican… it’s the Luciferian choice!

BMD

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