Voices from Russia

Sunday, 10 April 2016

10 April 2016. From the Russian Web… Here’s My Superhero! 28 Days to Victory Day

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This is one of the most-recognisable “faces” of Victory Day. A viral meme on the RuNet is “Here’s my superhero!” I’ll only say that one can have real heroes like this or false pseudo-heroes will fill the vacuüm. You can have the true heroes of the Red Army or the gangster “heroes” of the Maidan and the UPA… that be the choice out there…

BMD

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10 April 2016. Bernie’s from BROOKLYN… Chilly Hilly’s a Carpetbagger… Who Do YOU Want to Vote For?

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Bernie’s from Brooklyn… he’s the real deal. Chilly Hilly is a rootless and power-hungry carpetbagger who moved to New York State because she couldn’t get elected in Arkansas or Illinois (people there knew her too well, I’d warrant). On 19 April, you can vote for a real-deal mensch or you can vote for a moneygrubbing bitch who’d give head to all of Wall Street if they paid her enough to do it. That’s the real choice on offer. You can have an honest man or you can have the fatcats’ whore. It’s quite that simple…

BMD

10 April 2016. “Republican Kindergarten” and My Reaction to It

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I wrote this as a reaction to seeing the above image on FB:

Socialist Kindergarten… kids work together on a garden, harvest the veggies, prepare and cook them, and have a good meal together. No one goes lacking and no one idled without working. Let’s keep the rightwing lies where they belong… in the outer darkness where there’s wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Don’t fall for rightwing lies about socialism. Libertarianism, in particular, is an evil godless antitheistic ideology condemned by the Church. The Church blesses the state, for if the choice is between state regulation and unrestrained anarchy, the Church always chooses the former, for it believes in the Fallenness of Mankind. Libertarianism can only work where people are perfectible… that’s beyond comprehension; indeed, it’s Cloud Cuckoo Land. The Church believes in reality and groundedness, so, since Libertarianism is a monstrous fable, it condemns it as unrealisable nonsense.

Libertarianism is nothing but specious and tawdry fancy-vesture for “might makes right”. Never accept it and fight it wherever it appears.

BMD

10 April 2016. A Point to Ponder on Struggle

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Revolution is about construction, not destruction. Rage and anger is understandable and rational, especially from the most oppressed, but it isn’t a basis for a political movement. Those who get involved in the struggle to overthrow capitalism simply because they want to punish people or be a “big shot” have done more harm than good. Left organisations should empower and unleash their members, not hold them back and degrade them.

Caleb Maupin

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