Voices from Russia

Friday, 20 October 2017

20 October 2017. You Can’t Pull Words Out of a Song!

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“You can’t pull words out of a song!” That’s an old Russian saying. That is, you can’t change the past. It’s what it is, whether you liked what happened or not. Should we remove statues of Robert E Lee or Jefferson Davis? I think that’s far deeper than what many believe it to be, both “liberal” and “conservative”. It’s not merely racism. That’s an evasion. Yes… racism was deep in the Confederate States of America. It lost its bid for national independence because it wouldn’t abandon human bondage. That’s all that the Brits wanted. If the secessionists had abolished slavery, the Royal Navy would’ve escorted British-flag ships into Southern ports… “free trade” was their mantra, after all.

Yet… racism wasn’t the only trope in the Confederacy. You demean them by defining them solely as such. Another point of contention, one still unresolved at present, I might add, was the relationship of the constituent states to the federal government. Still another was the cultural difference between the Southern and Northern states (a difference that still exists… a difference as deep as that between Prussians and Austrians). It was like the Whites in the Russian Civil War. Yes… they were for an Upper Middle Class dictatorship over all other classes (which was the primary reason for their failure), but that wasn’t the end-all and be-all of their movement.

American history is more than just slavery and the war against the Native population. Yes… both these themes are there and both are seminal, both are a blot on the national consciousness, but they’re not the entirety of the story. I’d be careful about removing statues. Today, it’s THEIR statues. Tomorrow, it’ll be YOURS. Do think on that…

BMD

Saturday, 12 March 2016

12 March 2016. Why the Stars n’ Bars Aren’t Just “Southern Heritage”

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These are the sorts who fly the Confederate banner proudly… I need add nothing…

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Let’s keep it simple for the simple-minded… SLAVERY. The Confederate banner is a symbol of oppression and human degradation. After all, the CSA did instigate and fight a war to extend slavery’s existence and extent… Lord Palmerston told Slidell and Mason that if the CSA abolished slavery, Britain would break the blockade. Note well that human bondage was so important to the CSA that it chose national death as it couldn’t bear even the thought of abolishing it. Ergo, the CSA was objectively evil, and all those who praise it share in that evil.

BMD

Friday, 27 June 2014

27 June 2014. The New Flag of the Federal State of Novorossiya… and a Refutation of an Ignorant Anglo Criticism of It

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For Independence from Galicians!

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Victory!

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Can you believe that some Anglo assholes were saying that the Novorossiyan banner came from the American Confederate flag, so, it was an appropriate symbol for “separatists?” What a buncha maroons! There are three inspirations for this flag, none of which are American, and all of them are purely Russian. For instance look at the tsarist (and present Russian) naval jack:

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00 russian naval jack. 26.06.14

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Now, look at the Soviet naval jack of 1924-32:

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00 soviet naval jack. 1924-32. 26.06.14

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Well, well, well… the Novorossiyan banner is almost identical to the naval jack, which had nothing to do with the Confederate flag, as it appeared in the 18th century. That’s not all… this flag is a conscious mixture of Tsarist and Soviet symbols… the blue saltire of St Andrew married to the Soviet red banner, symbolising the importance and indispensability of our COMPLETE Russian History (not the distorted “edited” and “truncated” version offered by Potapov et al). In short, the Anglos don’t know what they’re talking about… why isn’t that a surprise?

The Novorossiyan banner is an all-Russian creation in spirit, conception, and execution. It has nothing in common with the Confederacy or any of its notions. That’s that…

BMD

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