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Saturday, 20 December 2014

20 December 2014. Some More of My Favourite Things… More Music from the Hills

00 Kollarovci. Slovakia. 20.12.14

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Here’s some contemporary stuff… note the same Magyar influences that you found in the more “folky” music. Kollárovci (The Kollárs) is a Slovak ensemble that performs folk-flavoured songs in the Podhale dialect, a mixture of Polish and Slovak. The last clip is a longish set of Christmas Koledy from the region. I don’t claim that this is the greatest stuff on the planet… but I do like it (so, there!), so, it’s one of my favourite things… enjoy…

BMD

20 December 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… Ján Ambróz… Music from Prešov Kraj

00 Jan Ambroz. Slovakia. 20.12.14

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Ján Ambróz, from Prešov Kraj, is, of all things, both a lawyer and a folk-singer. I kid you not! The first selection is the familiar O kto, kto Nikolaja… done in a secular folklore style with cymbalon, fiddle, and stand-up bass bull fiddle. It’s coming straight at ya from the Carpathian foothills… enjoy!

BMD

Sunday, 19 October 2014

USA Imposed Sanctions on Magyar Officials

00 The Truth About Hungary! 19.10.14

Igazságot Magyarországnak! The Truth about Hungary! If you want to know that, the last people to attend to are American “conservatives”… they want to smash their heel into the faces of the Magyars without mercy for daring to tax American greedsters… oh, the humanity!

Oh, yes… the Magyars HAVEN’T forgotten Trianon… that is why they claim Podkarpatskaya, after all. The Ukie nationalists HAVE forgotten that, haven’t they?

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The Magyar government expressed perplexity at an American decision to impose sanctions on a number of Magyar politicians. André Goodfriend, US chargé d’affaires in Hungary, said on-air on TV that Washington imposed restrictions on the admission of a number of Magyar officials, without explaining exactly who was on the “Goodfriend List”. Magyar newspaper Napi Gazdaság reported that the sanctions were against members of the inner circle of Magyar Minister-President Viktor Orbán. In this case, the newspaper reported that the ban on entry into the USA might be because Magyar tax authorities recently announced that several American companies operating in Hungary are suspects in tax evasion cases. Other sources, such as Voice of Hungary-Hungarian News, hypothesised that Washington imposed sanctions against Magyar politicians as the Magyar government only reluctantly supported American-imposed sanctions against Russia. The Americans alleged that they imposed sanctions against Hungary due to “extortion” from the Magyar side. That is, Washington considers that a government trying to get American companies to pay the fair amount of taxes due them is extortion? Hungary should realise that Goodfriend isn’t a “Good Friend”…

19 October 2014

Military Review

http://topwar.ru/60694-ssha-vveli-sankcii-protiv-vengrii.html

Editor:

In July 2014, Orbán said, “The wind is blowing from the east”, in presenting the Russian anti-liberal state as a positive alternative to the “declining” Western liberal state. Of course, this is “liberal” in the European sense, which means “conservative” in the Anglosphere sense. As a group, American “conservatives” are so ignorant and stupid that they don’t see this. Liberalism in European terms means privatisation, no government regulation, and “economic freedom”… that is, Free Market buccaneers such as Willy Romney, the Waltons (of Wal-Mart), and the Koch Brothers get a full reign. Liberalism is the heart of the Republican Party and the Tea Party. The US Republican Party stands against Tradition, Legitimacy, and Patriotism… as shown by Willy Romney sending American jobs to China in the midst of the 2012 election campaign.

There is no such thing as Conservatism in the USA… there are NO American analogues of Franco, Bismarck, Stolypin, or even Diefenbaker. All Americans who call themselves “conservatives” are ignorant Yahoos who push for Know Nothing policies and empowerment of the Affluent Effluent, the very antithesis of Classical Conservatism (Burke would reject the GOP as a band of mercenary and greedy merchants). The “foot soldiers” of American “conservatism” are Evangelical sectarians (and those Catholics and Orthodox konvertsy who ape their boorish and cretinish ways)… whose Radical Sectarianism is the farthest thing from Conservatism that there is.

The American “conservatives” want to punish Hungary for turning away from Liberalism… for if Hungary does that, it means that Hungary intends to make American corporations dance to their tune and operate according to national interests. Note well that the USA won’t abide that. The fact that Hungary doesn’t support sanctions and is favourable to Russian POVs is secondary. For the USA, the main fact is that a country dared to put restrictions on American greedsters… that enrages the Republicans. That’s why their evil ideology won’t last (in historical terms).

Watch the Magyars… they just might abandon sanctions. They DO have an independent and stubborn streak… those Hunkies DO like going their own way…

BMD      

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

28 August 2012. A Remembrance of Our Past

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Editor’s Foreword:

A friend of mine sent me this… they saw it on one of the fora. Its well-worth repeating. I found it thought-provoking and sober. That is, do have a care with those who want to ally us to the papists. I don’t want any undue hatred or suspicion, but history has taught us much about alliance with such sorts… especially, about the Unia.

BMD

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Throughout the world this Sunday, Orthodox Carpatho-Russians and their descendants will remember the horrific genocide perpetrated against them by Vienna, “loving” Rome, and its Ukrainian Nationalist Uniate janissaries. Last year, for the first time in decades, the believers, together with their Orthodox hierarch, actually had a Memorial Cross-Procession and Pannikhida in the capitol city of the dreaded Unia, Lvov. God protected them, as there was no violence from neo-fascists, although it’s all too common in that area.

This genocide was much more than just “Europe‘s First Death Camps” at Talerhof (Austria) and Terezín (Czechia). At the same time, there was a village-by-village genocide. When people failed to answer the question, “Are you Catholic and Ukrainian, or Orthodox and Russian?” in the “right” way, entire communities disappeared. One example is the devoutly Russian Orthodox village of Teretske (in the Lemko region). After the “inspection”, only the cemetery survived. My own mother’s cousin, Ivan Popikov, was “caught” praying in the Orthodox manner at a roadside Cross by a Hungarian policemen. When he answered “The Question” the wrong way (thus confessing Holy Orthodoxy and remaining loyal to his nationality), they shot him in the lung. He died three days later, but thanks to a daring Orthodox priest, one Fr Vinogradov, he had an Orthodox burial despite the Imperial authority’s demands to the contrary. I rejoice to have a New Martyr of the Latin Yoke in my immediate family! However, I cannot boast too much… thousands of believers in the USA of Carpatho-Russian descent do, as well.

After Talerhof and Terezín, there was severe persecution of the Orthodox for some twenty years in interwar Poland. The Poles closed or demolished Orthodox churches literally by the hundreds. They blew up cathedrals and handed over confiscated monasteries and seminaries to the Uniates. Such sectarian wrath didn’t even spare wonderworking icons. Archbishop Afanassy of Buenos Aires wrote much of this literal holocaust in “Russian Poland”, and how the Poles hacked the wonderworking Turkovits (Turkowice) Icon of the Mother of God to pieces and burned it in its church {the monastery was restored in the early 2000s: editor}.

Afterwards, came Orthodox Serbia‘s turn, with the horrific Death Camp of Jasenovac established by the Croat Ustaše with the blessing of the Roman Catholic Church. Over 600,000 believers perished there… Orthodox Serbs, Roma, and other Yugoslav minorities. Please, search the name of “Jasenovac” on YouTube and Google to see what was done to those of our Serbian brethren who remained faithful to Christ and His Church at the hands of the Ustaše fascists and “Blessed” Alojzije Viktor Cardinal Stepanac.

I’m all for friendship, cooperation, and mutual respect. However, we Orthodox forget our immediate history at our own peril. Some of the heterodox are sincere in their desire for rapprochement with Christ’s Church. Others, when the mask slips, expose quite another agenda. Let’s be as innocent as doves BUT ALSO as wise as serpents as Someone once said! Holy New Martyrs of Carpatho-Russia, Poland, Romania and Serbia Pray to God for Us!

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Orthodox church in Turkovits (Turkowice) in 1916… destroyed by the Polish papists in 1938. The monastery’s been restored in the early 2000s.

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Editor’s Afterword:

I’m sorry that I don’t have a URL for this… it was sent as a “cut n’ paste”. One of the things that tells you when someone is on the wrong road is if they talk about a notional “Eastern Church”. Such a fabulous beast has never existed. A Church is, simply put, a group that’s in communion with one another. Heretics and schismatics are NOT part of the Church. That’s to say, Uniates, Old Ritualists, schismatic “Orthodox”, and autogenetic so-called vagante “Orthodox” are all equally outside the Church, and are NOT part of it. Oriental Orthodox are a different matter… they’re in communion with each other, and they’re not a dagger pointed at our backs.

It doesn’t matter if a group shares a “common ritus” with the Church. Hell, it could have an IDENTICAL ritus, but if it isn’t in communion with us, it’s not part of the Church, and that’s that. Communion makes the Church, not the rituale used. That’s why Freddie M-G is so deeply sunk in prelest and deception… she believes that Uniates and Orthodox are equivalent, one sees this in her writing and speaking. Ergo, that means that she doesn’t believe in the Church… and that’s serious, as she’s nominally Orthodox.

Do have a care with all former Anglicans (Freddie is one). They’re thoroughly contaminated with the heresy of the Branch Theory, and they never ever shake it off entirely. It’s why we should never ordain former Episkie clergy… they’ll lead people astray, as we’ve seen with all too many konvertsy clergy (Paffhausen being a prime example of it). They have a treacly notion of an “invisible Church” that isn’t Orthodox in the least. Indeed, as careful as we must be with papists, they’re a known quantity… the formerly-Proddie konvertsy amongst us are far worse. Look at their advocacy of such anti-Christian practises as tithing… I rest my case (the two-tier membership created by tithing is wicked and not of Our Lord Christ, that’s for sure).

There be landmines in that field out there. However, most papists are harmless. Be kind… be generous… be hospitable. Congratulate their rector on his anniversary as a priest… that’s human and right. Most Anglicans are decent sorts, too… don’t be fooled by the bitter konvertsy hatred of them. Don’t forget how they helped so many of our original parishes here. Be a good neighbour.

However, the Church is the Church… and that’s that. I’ll tell you a secret (you must promise not to spread it, though)… most papists agree with the last sentence, although they see it in a different light. I can have respect for that… I have no respect for vapid ecumenism and all of its “works”. Again, I think that many in the papist confession would agree with me on that. Richard… where’s the church key and corkscrew? There’s an obligation of hospitality to carry out, dontcha know…

BMD

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