Voices from Russia

Saturday, 11 March 2017

11 March 2017. A Read n’ Heed Point to Ponder

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Editor:

Vladyki Lazar gets it right. America will survive Trump and Clinton. America will survive Paul Ryan and Tom Perez. America will survive Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Serge Schmemann, and Sofiya Kishkovskaya. America will survive the Republicans and Establishment Dems. America IS better than all that. It’ll survive the Age of Greed ushered in by Reagan and the Clintons (and buttressed by Bush II and Obama). It’ll survive the phoney “religion” of the “conservatives” and the “liberals” alike. I have faith in this country of ours and in the solidity and moral fibre of its people… I have none in the Establishment, its media, and its political lapdogs. I’ll confide that I’m not alone in thinking that way.

One last thing… Vladyki Lazar’s take on “sexual minorities” is an almost word-for-word lifting of HH’s attitude on the subject. That should give you an idea on how Orthodox his loudmouth feral rightwing critics are. Interesting world that we live in, no?

BMD

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America isn’t in such dire straits. America is still strong, and the American people are still an essentially good and generous people. The fear and alarm about that is so ill-placed. What’s alarming is the callous savage attitude of so many rightwing “fearists” against the poor and against children who live in poverty above all. America is fine and will continue to be fine, despite her politicians. The greatness of America is its people, not its politicians.

Bishop Lazar Puhalo

Saturday, 9 July 2016

9 July 2016. Bill O’Reilly is Resurrecting the Old “Obama is a Muslim” Myth Again

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“Many Americans, including this one, believe Barack Obama’s emotional attachment to the Muslim world has hurt the USA”.

Need I go on and on, banging on about the right-obvious truth? Obama IS many things, indeed… but he’s no Muslim, and his support of ISIS has nothing to do with “’attachment’ to the Muslim world”. That support has everything to do with weakening Syria and helping Israel (which is NOT coeval with the USA, as anti-Semites claim, but Israel IS America’s dog-loyal client state). Do note that ISIS doesn’t target Israel or Israelis! Does O’Reilly really believe the arrant nonsense that he spouts? As for me, I think that his attitude is “Paris is worth a mass” and that anything that keeps the bucks rolling in is A-OK with him. That is, O’Reilly isn’t evil… he’s simply a nihilist mercenary, like Rod Dreher and Rich Lowry. Expect more such from him as the political season progresses…

BMD

Saturday, 25 April 2015

25 April 2015. Follow the Asses!

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The Republican Party is full of anti-patriotic asshats who want to rob the country blind. They refuse to serve their country in the forces, yet they scream for war incessantly. The next time that you hear Rush Limbaugh rant, the next time that you read Rod Dreher’s “conservative” drivel, or watch Bill O’Reilly broadcast more bullshit, reflect on the fact that all three were yellow cowards who refused to serve in the forces… they’re not alone by the way. Ya wonder where the yellow went? They all became Republicans and send other people to suffer and die for their profit.

None dare call it evil…

BMD

Sunday, 15 February 2015

15 February 2015. Why I Oppose Potapov, Dreher, Freddie M-G, and Mattingly So Bitterly

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Americans are no longer informed. One reason is that the FCC, under Republican pressure, scrapped the Fairness Doctrine. That is, if you stated something on the telly or over the radio, your adversary had the right to refute you IN THE SAME VENUE. There was no place for Rush Limboob… for Ann Coulter… for Bill O’Reilly… for Sarah Palin. The Republican Party didn’t nominate draft dodgers (Willy Romney) for President and the Democratic Party didn’t adulate crass semi-Republican greedsters like the Clintons. Shooting wars were rare, and never lasted a decade (WWII was a little under four years (for the USA), Korea lasted three years, and Vietnam (American troops) went on for seven). From 1941 to 1991, the USA was at war for 14 years, and at peace for 36. American cosmonauts went into space on American rockets… need I continue?

We’ve fallen and we REFUSE to get up! Greed is more important than anything else. The Republican Party is a whore for the oligarchs… the Democratic Party is a pimp for them… what’s worse? That’s why so many New Yorkers voted for Howie Hawkins for Governor the last time around. The press is no longer like Ernie Pyle, David Brinkley, or even William F Buckley (who held scumbag views, but had STYLE). They regurgitate whatever’s put in front of them, for they’re all afraid of losing their jobs. Look at the present coverage of the ISIS affair… the hate for Muslims just oozes out of it all. Look at the coverage of the Greek election… the Greeks are serious about renegotiating the debt, but the Western media treats them like spoilt children (although most of the debt came from arms purchases in France and Germany demanded by NATO, by the way). Look at the coverage of the hate crime in North Carolina… Richard Dawkins had nothing to do with it (he’s an asshat, but he had nothing to do with this crime)… the linking of secularism (AKA “atheism”) with the crime is nothing short of slander (ALL of the secular people that I know condemn this crime and those like it).

America’s a ravening beast that believes that it’s the Benefactor of the World. Recently, there was a declaration against Nazism at the UN… only three nations opposed it… the USA, Canada, and the Ukraine. The USA has been continually at war since 2001… fourteen years. In fact, the USA has run amuck since the suicide of the USSR in 1991 (the USA had nothing to do with it… Gorby did it; that’s no joke). This unfunded warfare (for the Bushies refused to raise the taxes to fund it) knackered the American economy and directly led to the 2008 meltdown (which was BEFORE Obama’s watch). It’s why the USA cut space exploration… it’s why the USA cut spending on the arts… it’s why the USA cut spending on education… it’s why the Republicans want to cut social spending entirely… the money’s gone for wars in far foreign parts, but it’s unsustainable… its “imperial overreach”. The USA HAS to pull back… or it faces disaster. It won’t… rancid Know Nothings like Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio won’t allow it. America can’t win… all that it can do is waste money and human lives… but Clinton, Biden, Cruz, and Rubio (and their ilk) don’t give a ruby-red goddamn. The wasted money is corruption that goes into their gaping maws, and the lives… “only the little people die in war… it’ll make such a wonderful Senate hearing to advance my career”.

That’s why I oppose Victor Potapov, Rod Dreher, Alexander Webster, Terrence Mattingly, Frederica Mathewes-Green, S L Kishkovskaya, and S A Schmemann, and I hate all that they stand for. They’ve CHOSEN to be part of the disinformation machine; they’ve chosen to lie in the service of the Neoliberal Moloch. All decent Orthodox people should oppose them and all that they write and create. After all, they purport to represent us… for the record, I only represent myself, an individual Orthodox Christian… I speak for no one else. However (as Chukcha the Wise would have it)… I’m not alone… the people named should reflect on that…

BMD

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