Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

3 June 2015. A FUN Way for Your Kids to Learn Russian… “The Three Kittens”

00 three kittens. cartoon. russia. 03.06.15

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Here’s a fun way for your kids to learn Russian! The Three Little Kittens are popular in the Rodina… they teach little ones all sorts of good lessons. It’s the kind of sweet stuff that they made in the Soviet days… the Evil Empire wasn’t so evil, was it? The USA lied about the USSR… that’s why Patriarch Kirill aided the KGB intel people… he saw the inequality and barbarous corrupt behaviour of the Western rich. Oh… I forgot… we’re supposed to worship at the feet of those selfish grasping bastards… they’re SUCCESSFUL. Well, here’s something that’s good and without guile, coming to you from the land of the so-called Evil Empire. If that’s Evil, I say, give me a double helping…

BMD

3 June 2015. Óscar Romero’s “Homily of Fire”… It Still Has Cred and Tread Today

00 Convent of the Iveron Mother of God. Donetsk. ruins. 13.03.15

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The Homily of Fire

Preached one day before his martyrdom by American-financed and -directed fascists

The Law of God that says, “Thou shalt not murder” overrides any order given to you by a man to kill another man. No soldier need obey any order against the Law of God. You needn’t obey immoral orders. It’s time to regain your conscience, to obey your conscience instead of following sinful orders. The Church is the defender of our God-given rights, of God’s law, and of human dignity… no one can remain silent in the face of such abomination. We want the government to consider seriously that reforms are useless if they stain them with so much blood. In the name of God, in the name of this suffering people whose ever-more tumultuous cries rise to heaven each day, I beseech you, I beg you, I order you… in the name of God! Stop the repression!

Most Rev Blessed Martyr Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (+1980)

Archbishop of San Salvador

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Editor:

What does this tell us about the Galician Uniate nationalists who gleefully bombard civilians in Novorossiya? What does it tell us about their American sugar-daddies? What I fear is that innocents will pay the blood-price for the guilty. Innocent Galician Uniates will suffer for being what they are… that isn’t right at all. That’s why one should never go to war unless one must, for war unleashes a feral side of our nature. Blood and iron take the place of love and mercy… until the hot emotion of revenge exacts its full price. That’s what I fear is going to happen… “revengers” will exact a toll on Uniates for the actions of an evil minority. That’s not kosher… but the only thing that one can say is that you hope that they flee for their lives. I do… I hope that they save their lives by leaving Orthodox lands. There’s been enough blood spilt. However, I fear that the book of blood isn’t closed yet. Satan hasn’t taken his full cut… sadly enough.

May God have mercy on all the suffering peoples of Novorossiya, Malorossiya, the Lvovshchina, and Podkarpatskaya Krai… all the innocents. ALL OF THEM. WITHOUT EXCEPTION. If you can’t pray that, you’re no Christian. As I say, we’re Christians, that’s what we do… “Dear Lord, deliver all the innocents and let Thy judgement fall on the guilty only”. Pray THAT…

BMD

3 June 2015. “We Will Work in Cubicles”… A Vision of the Republican Party’s Neoliberal Hell

00 Free Market Trickle Down Economics at Work. 15.05.13

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We will work in cubicles

In concrete buildings without windows.
We will move to wherever jobs are, leaving home and family behind.
We will not have such silliness as imagination, as only dull repetitive labour making things is profitable.
Even if they are things you don’t need and can’t use.
We must buy them anyway, to keep ourselves in jobs.
Jobs that don’t pay enough to purchase our eventual freedom. Oh no.
Jobs that pay only enough to keep us working.
There will be no pleasure, unless it comes from pharmaceuticals judiciously doled out by our masters, to make us more efficient, and needless of sleep.
Art? Music? Beauty of any kind?
Those are all above our pay grade. Don’t you get it?

Marina

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The above is the wet-dream of the Republican Party… therefore, I oppose everything that Victor Potapov, Rod Dreher, Terrence Mattingly, Patrick Reardon, Freddie M-G, and Fatso advocate with utter vehemence and the full application of my talents. They’ve all sold out to the “conservative” Moloch… they’ve all become whores for the GOP in one way or another. They don’t give a good god-damn what happens to ordinary folk so long as they can indulge their “Pro-Life” and “Family Values” fantasies. These have no reality… for no political faction that wants to cut Social Security (after having raided the Trust Fund for war funding and tax cuts to Affluent Effluent drones) is Pro-Life. No political faction that denies school lunches to poor kids has any Family Values.

The people that I named are the worst… most of the so-called “Orthodox” bloviators on the internet in English are of this sort, caterwauling about Toll Houses, homosexuality, and Culture War. Do NOT argue with them. Do NOT engage them in the commboxes. Do NOT quote them in your blogs or Facebook pages. Do NOT give them any publicity. They’re asshats playing at religion… that’s the worst form of imposture out there. The people that I named are the worst negative examples of “faith” that I know. People like this drive people out of faith and into scepticism.

As for me, if I thought that these people incarnated Christianity, I’d leave, with no regrets. Their writings and actions say that religion is nothing but a grand and glorious mindfuck… then, you die, for good and all. Don’t stoop to their level. There are no easy answers… there are no pat solutions… there is no unbreakable and inflexible Law of God. Christ asks all of us… “Who do YOU say I am?” Don’t be quick to answer that. I’m 61… I’m still working on it…

There be counterfeits in circulation. Bite the coin before accepting it…

BMD

3 June 2015. A Thought from Archimandrite Kirill Pavlov

00 Panthers Bluff. Simpson PA USA. 01.06.15

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