Voices from Russia

Saturday, 16 August 2014

16 October 2014. A I Solzhenitsyn on the Ukraine… Prophetic Words Written in 1968

00 Cuz Freedom Ain't Free. 26.10.13

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The Gulag Archipelago

Part 5, Chapter 2

(written 1968; published 1974)

It pains me to write this as the Ukraine and Russia are merged in my blood, in my heart, and in my thoughts. However, extensive experience of friendly contacts with Ukrainians in the camps has shown me how much of a painful grudge they hold. Our generation won’t escape from paying for the mistakes of our fathers. To stamp one’s foot and shout, “This is mine!” is the easiest option. It is far more difficult to say, “Those who want to live, live!” Surprising as it may be, the Marxist teaching prediction that nationalism is fading hasn’t come true. On the contrary, in an age of nuclear research and cybernetics, it has for some reason flourished. The time is coming for us, whether we like it or not, to repay all the promissory notes of self-determination and independence; we should do it ourselves and not wait to be burnt at the stake, drowned in a river, or beheaded. We must prove that we’re a great nation, not with the vastness of our territory or the number of peoples in our care, but with the greatness of our deeds, and with the depth of ploughing what we shall have left after those lands that won’t want to stay with us secede.

With the Ukraine, things will get extremely painful. Nevertheless, one has to understand the degree of tension they feel. As it’s been impossible for centuries to resolve it, it’s now down to us to show good sense. We must hand over the decision-making to them… federalists or separatists, whichever of them wins. Not to give in would be mad and cruel. The more lenient, patient, coherent we now are, the more hope there’d be to restore unity in future. Let them live it, let them test it. They’d soon understand that not all problems are resolved through separation. Since in different Ukrainian regions there are varying proportions of those who consider themselves Ukrainians, those who consider themselves Russians, and those who consider themselves neither, there’d be many difficulties there. Maybe, it’d be necessary to have a referendum in each region and then ensure preferential and delicate treatment of those who’d want to leave. Not the whole of the Ukraine in its current formal Soviet borders is indeed Ukrainian. Some regions on the left bank [of the Dnepr] clearly lean more towards Russia. As for the Crimea, Khrushchyov’s decision to hand it over to the Ukraine was totally arbitrary. What about Carpathian (Red) Ruthenia? That’d serve as a test, too… whilst demanding justice for themselves, how just will the Ukrainians be to Carpatho-Russians?

A I Solzhenitsyn

Thursday, 5 June 2014

5 June 2014. Two More Maps to Refute the Wild Uniate and Western Media Lies Out There

00 2010 Ukrainian presidential election

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00 Yushchenko. Yanukovich. map. 04.06.14.

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Firstly, here’s a list of links to help you to understand the second map:

Wild Lands

Cossacks

Steppe

Forest-steppe

Peace of Zborov

Western Ukrainian People’s Republic

Provisional Government

Unrecognised state of the Carpatho-Ukraine

Unfortunately, the narrative handed out by the Uniate hierarchy and the lickspittle pro-American junta is entirely crank and without foundation in the real world. Look at the above maps… firstly, note that the election results were virtually identical in 2004 and 2010. The Russian east voted for Yanukovich, the Ukrainian-speaking west and the surzhik-speaking centre did not. There’s another point in this that’s important for you to grasp… the areas that voted for Yanukovich PERFECTLY COINCIDE with the boundaries of Tsarist Novorossiya. PERFECTLY COINCIDE. These areas aren’t “Ukrainian” in the least, they’re Russian to the bone, and the election results prove it. Also, note that the heaviest areas of voting for Timoshenko in 2010 all laid within the borders of the 1918 Western Ukrainian People’s Republic. ALL. Hmm… can you see the pattern that I see? There is NO SUCH THING AS THE UKRAINE as the Uniate hierarchy proclaims it. The “Ukraine” doesn’t even go bump in the night! There are three parts… Galicia in the West is solidly pro-Western as its papist and anti-Orthodox. Novorossiya in the East is solidly pro-Russian as its Orthodox and anti-papist. This present civil war is over who’s going to control Malorossiya, in the centre.

There are a few myths that the Uniate establishment fosters that decent people need to refute. Firstly, there is the “Golodomor genocide” myth. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn stated that the Golodomor was no different from the Russian famine of 1921, as ruthless grain procurements caused both. He noted that the lie of the Golodomor genocide came decades later after the event and the nationalist effort to have the famine recognised as genocide is an act of historical revisionism surpassing the level of communist agitprop. He warned that the West might accept this false claim of genocide due to general Western ignorance of Russian and Ukrainian history. The famine spread throughout the USSR, and was a direct result of the collectivisation campaign… it had NOTHING to do with “Ukrainians”. In fact, goofball “Ukrainians” tried peddling this notion at the UN and the PACE… they failed in both instances. However, here’s the most important takeaway in this… the Uniates were in Poland… they didn’t suffer at all! Nope! Nada! Nichevo! They lost NOBODY! Yet, they make the most noise about this… I wonder why? The Ukrainian excuses about a Sov “cover-up” are phantasmagorical and smack of conspiracy theory/flying saucer nutters… things that grounded people should stay away from.

Secondly, there is their cover-up of Galician collaboration with the Nazis in the VOV. They boast, “They weren’t war criminals… the West didn’t send them back to the USSR”. Hmm… the members of the SS division involved held prewar Polish passports, so, sympathetic rightwing officers in the American military sheltered them on the excuse that they weren’t Soviet citizens. After World War II, Langley sheltered Nazis under the excuse of “anti-communism”, which led to it using such former unrepentant Nazis as Klaus Barbie and Otto Skorzeny. The Galician SS were of similar calibre, indeed, they were no better than any other SS unit, which meant that they were very bad, indeed. Archbishop Iosif Slipy blessed Nazi SS troopers, a fact attested to by films and photos. He was in the GULag for a reason… he was a vile traitor and enemy of humanity (anyone who’d bless Nazis is a low mofo in my book). Today, the Uniate hierarchy praises and blesses the memory of these Nazi traitors and criminals. It’s enough to make one hurl.

The “Greater Ukraine” bruited by the Uniate officialdom and press doesn’t exist. It never has and never will. Look at the maps… the truth WILL set you free… but only if you let it.

BMD

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Thursday, 27 February 2014

27 February. A Thought for the End of Black History Month… Just How Can One Uproot Racism?

00 N Kogout. In God's Country, That Is, The USA. Bezbozhnik. 1930

In God’s Country, That Is, The USA

Nikolai Kogout

1930

Bezbozhnik

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A 10-minute trailer about a documentary about the connection between the USSR and American black folks

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How does one uproot racism? Firstly, let’s look at this from Solzhenitsyn:

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were only necessary to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. However, the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. Who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

If we don’t face our own personal evil… our own personal ego… our own personal greed… our own personal disposition to selfish self-aggrandisement, no amount of railing at external “racists” will do any good at all. In fact, it’ll make our efforts against “racism” counterproductive… everyone around us will see our patent hypocrisy and obvious imposture. That’s why racism shackles the contemporary “right” (“conservative” in Anglosphere terms)… it refuses to renounce its sinful greed and self-absorption. It’s why no one believes contemporary “progressives” (“liberals” in Anglosphere terms)… people see them as self-righteous hypocrites and poseurs. Our own society lies broken and smashed in bits on the floor… yet, we have the manifest impudence to lecture others and use treacherous means to export our pus and corruption. We have a great of healing to do… ourselves! Physician, heal thyself!

BMD

 

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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Snowden: The Only Solzhenitsyn We Deserve

00 Cuz Freedom Ain't Free. 26.10.13

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Is the former NSA analyst a modern-day dissident? There are many interesting similarities between Edward Snowden and the famous Russian dissident writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008). The most recent example of these is the interview Snowden recently gave to the New York Times explaining his actions; he denied rumours that he’d passed American secrets to the Russian and Chinese special services. This interview came too late. It took place several months after the peak of the Snowden hysteria. In the same way, many viewed Solzhenitsyn’s return to Russia in 1994, 20 years after his exile from the USSR in 1974, as belated… ­ it should’ve taken place in 1989-91 as the Soviet state was collapsing.

In the interview, Snowden explained that he didn’t consider his action anti-American and that he didn’t carry any sensitive documents after releasing the information on the NSA’s surveillance programmes to journalists in Hong Kong. He also defended himself against accusations of working for Chinese or Russian intelligence, stating that he’d carefully protected sensitive data from Chinese intelligence officers because he’d studied Chinese intelligence intensively and was well aware of its capabilities. In the interview, Snowden added that the NSA knew that he hadn’t revealed any secrets to the Chinese. For Snowden’s reputation, these explanations also came too late, ­which brings another comparison to Solzhenitsyn. For several months during the spring and summer, American officials mounted an aggressive campaign against Snowden, calling him a traitor, hinting at possible material interests he might be pursuing by making his revelations in Hong Kong and Russia.

Solzhenitsyn was also very careless in terms of personal PR… instead of protecting himself against the accusations of treason mounted against him by the Soviet authorities, he always talked about the global problems of Russia and the world in general, never revealing details of his personal life or otherwise catering to the public’s curiosity. The disparity between Solzhenitsyn and Snowden is in form, not in substance. In the 1950s and 1960s, when Solzhenitsyn wrote his best books, people still read epistolary novels, with letters written by an author of fiction. In Snowden’s time, people prefer the real thing… genuine e-mail messages leaked on the internet. However, in both cases, the authorities reacted the same way. Both the Soviet authorities in Solzhenitsyn’s 1970s and the American authorities in 2013 didn’t deny that the revelations were true.

The authorities just said that the two authors were presenting atypical phenomena. Leonid Brezhnev couldn’t deny the GULag‘s existence, but he said that they were “deviations from the way of Socialist law” and “individual mistakes”. In the same way, the NSA’s defenders in the USA said that the PRISM programme targeted terrorists. They added that it was unfortunate if the NSA sometimes eavesdropped on ordinary citizens; however, this wasn’t standard practise… even if one could count the “individual mistakes” in millions, just like Solzhenitsyn’s revelation about the “archipelago” of labour camps. Some of their compatriots criticised both Solzhenitsyn and Snowden for revealing their findings to foreigners and not to their own domestic bureaucracy. The people who helped Solzhenitsyn transfer the manuscripts of his novels abroad had problems with the KGB, just as the American and British authorities put pressure on the journalists who helped Snowden publicise his secrets.

In both cases, the truth-seekers found some support and understanding abroad. However, here, the similarities of the stories end. Brezhnev could’ve sent Solzhenitsyn to the GULag, the system of camps was still functioning in 1970s, albeit on a smaller scale, but the Soviet leader preferred to avoid a trial, which would’ve been a public relations disaster for the USSR. Instead, he sent Solzhenitsyn to West Germany. Snowden, however, was already in exile when he made his revelations. Since then, US President Barack Obama has attempted to bring him back to the USA to stand trial. In the case of Snowden, the saying is true that history repeats itself not as tragedy, but as a particularly Orwellian type of farce.

21 October 2013

Dmitri Babich

Russia Behind the Headlines               

http://rbth.ru/opinion/2013/10/21/snowden_the_only_solzhenitsyn_we_deserve_31015.html

Editor’s Note:

The Snowden Affair revealed that the WASP Amerikantsy (and those who suck up to them by imitating them) are amongst the most nasty, cruel, egotistical, and foolish hypocrites that the world has ever known. The motto of America is, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”. Note well that Vince Lombardi evaded military service in World War II, hiding behind a deferment as a teacher. That’s what America has become… a violent bully bent on winning at all cost, scorning all duties to the greater society. This is especially prevalent in the Republican Party… after all, they nominated a draft-dodgin’ tax evader as President (who sent American jobs to China during the election campaign… now, that’s patriotism for ya! Marx was right… “Capital knows no homeland”).

Edward Snowden’s a hero… those who criticise him are cowardly putzes, all of ‘em, no exception. America’s become a rogue nation… it’s been the main cause of war in the world since 1991. If one can say that any nation sponsors terror, the USA does that in spades with its drone strikes, CIA interventions, and indefinite detention at Guantánamo. The Taliban and Palestinian “terrorists” (the former are mostly Afghan patriots fighting the latest feringhi invader, and the latter have a legit grievance per the UN) are bush-leaguers in comparison… the number of their victims pales in comparison to the pile of dead left by “peaceful” America. The USSR bankrupted itself arming itself to defend itself against American aggression (Iran, Chile, Guatemala, and Nicaragua proved that the USA trampled on all those it considered weaklings)… the USA bankrupted itself reaching for world hegemony whilst coddling the Affluent Effluent at the same time. The two situations are in no way comparable.

WASP Amerikantsy love preaching to all of us (that’s why the konvertsy are forever preaching to we ethnic Orthodox). They’re “better” than all the rest of us, dontcha know… as proven by Wounded Knee, the Trail of Tears, Hiroshima, Agent Orange, and PRISM… I think that I’m going to stop there. Don’t they make you sick beyond all words? God has a special cold corner of Hell for such evil sorts (especially for the Born Agains and their hangers-on… there’s nothing worse than a godless hypocrite spouting religion). May God see this and judge…

BMD

 

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