Voices from Russia

Sunday, 15 May 2016

15 May 2016. Have a Care With Apparatchiki… Whether They be Political, Religious, or Corporate

01 whatever happend it wasnt me


I posted this as a FB comment:

There’s an old Russian peasant proverb, “The cow that died gave the most milk”. That’s nostalgia concisely. One sees this especially in some White Guard Russian émigrés, most Balts (including Baltic Germans), Galicians, Croats, and White Poles… that’s why so many of those in these cohorts became rabid running dogs of the Anglo Establishment.

There are several kinds of apparatchiki… some are Church apparatchiks, such as Eric Tosi. Some are corporate apparatchiks, such as Rebecca Matovic. Others are political apparatchiks, such as DWS. The fact of being an apparatchik isn’t blameworthy… but it does explain the behaviour of some people. Whether they recognise it or not, the apparatchik adopts the POV of the apparat that they work in. They truly don’t see that those outside the apparat think differently. That is, they become “goodthinkers” to some extent or another. They take on the Weltanschauung of the organisation and don’t really comprehend that their reality now corresponds to the notional construct of the apparat and not the real reality in the outside world.

This is most marked in the District amongst political and military apparatchiki. Don’t argue with such sorts… they truly do believe the Inside the Beltway fantasies… they really do live in a Neoliberal Cloud-Cuckoo Land. They believe the USA is a “hyperpower” and that it can intervene wherever, whenever, and however it pleases. They’ve drunk the Kool-Aid about foreign lands and leaders. Some have the disease worse than others do. A recent correspondent was a case in point. In many ways, this person did escape much of the negative conditioning… but I noticed it was still there. I won’t give details, as I don’t wish to unmask my interlocutor (that’s not only crass, it’s indecent and without humanity).

If such a person is a Facebook “friend” don’t unfriend them unless they start posting organisation drivel on your wall. If such a person is in your parish, simply don’t rile them and rattle their cage… you know what they’re going to say. If they do start pushing goodthinker notions and apparat dezinformatsiya… then, block them and be done with them. Don’t hate. Don’t argue. Don’t drag them through the mud. In many ways, they’ve proven themselves weak, not evil.

However, here’s a meaty reflection… most bad in the world comes from weak people, not evil people. That’s why you must beware the apparatchik…



15 May 2016. The Rich DO Get Richer

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15 May 2016. If You Want to KNOW About a Topic… Ask Specialists… NOT Activists… NOT Politicos… NOT “Preachers”… NOT Ignorant Lay People

00 Andy Marlette. Obama Bathroom Debates. 2016


I saw the following on FB in re the current imbroglio over Target’s “bathroom policy”:

I love how ignorant people are. They boycott Target because of bathrooms, but not all the other corporations sending our jobs overseas putting our people out of work, or Wal-Mart for not paying their employees a liveable wage, forcing them to take welfare at the expense of the taxpayers. People in America have their values up their asses!

Let’s all step back and take a deep breath. Transsexuality is a medical situation, treatable by modern medicine, using standard diagnoses and protocols. Therefore, it makes sense that the only people who can comment coherently and authoritatively on the topic are MDs who deal with such clinical affairs. Here’s the rub… NONE OF THE LOUDEST AND MOST STRIDENT COMMENTERS ON THE SITUATION BEFORE US ARE EVEN MEDICAL DOCTORS! NONE!

If it’s clear that the only reasonable commentary can come from MDs, then, it’s obvious that all the present brouhaha before us is loud and malodorous bullshit. That is, none of it’s worthy of any attention from decent and grounded people. If you want the real-deal intel, look up a MD who’s active in treating the syndrome. My information comes from an MD who interned at the Mayo Clinic, is a full professor of endocrinology at a second-tier medical college, a board-certified endocrinologist, a division head at a regional medical centre, and a clinician with experience of over 100 cases of this sort. Such a person can speak to the issue. Phil Robertson can’t… Greg Abbot can’t… the American Family Association can’t… the legislature of North Carolina can’t. If you lack the medical chops, you don’t have the creds to issue coherent comments. If you lack such standing, shut the fuck up (that’s why I’m not discussing it now, as I lack the creds to do so… that’s an attitude that Rod Dreher and John Whiteford would do well to emulate).

There’s nothing else to say. Never give bigots, religious fanatics, and the ignorant a forum. NEVER.


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