Voices from Russia

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Ukrainian Jewish Committee Warns Kiev About Glorifying World War II Murderers of Jews

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On Friday, Eduard Dolinsky, Director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, told golos.ua:

The veneration of World War II-era Nazi groups and surging anti-Semitism in the Ukraine will inevitably affect relations with Israel. Currently, both countries enjoy a good relationship. However, the Ukraine’s glorification of the murderers of the Jewish population will eventually come back to haunt Kiev in its relations with Israel. This’ll happen shortly. This’ll depend on how the Ukraine acts. For example, Poland, as you know, banned entry for (the director of the Institute of National Memory) Vyatrovich as well as some of his allies and nationalists. Israel may also take similar measures. Besides, ultra-right sentiment and extremist groups will grow in the Ukraine if the government remains idle. The whole world is witnessing mounting rightwing extremist sentiment and stepped-up activity by radical groups in social life. If they take no action to counter this, this’ll build up day by day. In addition, their numbers would increase, eventually making the fight against them more difficult.

According to the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, the number of anti-Semitic incidents doubled in the Ukraine in 2017 year-on-year, which comes against the backdrop of a glorification of nationalist leaders responsible for the murders and expulsion of Jews during World War II. It noted:

For a second successive year, the Ukraine saw the biggest number of anti-Semitic incidents among the former Soviet Union republics. There was anti-Semitic propaganda in politics, vandalism targeting Jewish cemeteries, buildings, and social centres, as well as monuments to Holocaust victims. However, they don’t take any effective action against vandals, with anti-Semitic incidents qualified as just hooliganism and not as hate crimes.

In May 2015, Ukrainian President P A Poroshenko signed a law glorifying the OUN (Ukrainian nationalists) and the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army), a terrorist group outlawed in Russia, labelling their activity as a struggle for the country’s independence. Statues to nationalist Nazi collaborators S A Bandera and R I Shukhevich arise across the Ukraine, memorial events and torchlight processions occur in their memory, and they name streets after them.

1 June 2018

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

9 March 2016. A Busted Clock is Right Twice a Day… Glenn Beck Actually Speaks Truth on the Ottoman Turkish Christian Holocaust

00 Tatev Monastery. ARMENIA. Russia and Armenia Friends

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This is very short. Who woulda thunk it… Beck speaks the truth about the Ottoman Turkish Christian Holocaust. He’s still chock fulla shit on everything else. However, on this, he’s right… and I believe in posting the truth, regardless of the source.

BMD

Monday, 2 November 2015

2 November 2015. No Words Necessary Department…

00 archbishop damaskinos greece jews 301015

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In a Greek country town, the fascist occupiers and their local collaborators set up a stage. They gathered the people and promised them all sorts of material incentives to help search for Jews. Many appeared to be moved by this and seemed ready to help the fascists. The local pappas came on the scene, walking through the crowd, looking at everyone. When he got in front of them, he simply said:

Our Lord Christ lived and died a Jew.

Nothing more. He left with composure and dignity, not in a hurry at all. The crowd dispersed.

That is the Churchly attitude to anti-Semitism. Oppose it wherever you find it. It’s most common in the ROCOR (and other Russian Orthodox bodies, too), most often found amongst “conservatives” (both White Guard and American varieties). Have a care… anti-Semitism can rot out your Orthodoxy from the inside out. Like all hate, there’s nothing positive about it. Be on your guard… the times are evil…

BMD

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

5 May 2015. Racism is Racism… There is No “Unique” Form of It, I’m Afraid

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. American Democracy. 2015

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There’s no such thing as a unique form of racism. That is, there’s no form of racism that’s worse than another one is. They’re all equally vile… they’re all equally corrosive to the society and people that shelter it. For instance, the USA hasn’t dealt with its refusal to recognise that racism against non-whites is endemic. Likewise, the Galician Uniates have a deep-seated hatred of Russians that they refuse to admit. Both are similar to the Central European antisemitism that gave birth to Nazism. It doesn’t matter what the object of hatred is (Roma, Jews, blacks, Mexicans, American Indians, Russian Orthodox, Armenians)… the hatred directed at a particular class is identical to the hatred one sees in other situations. That is, the American hatred of blacks is analogous to Galician Uniate hatred of Russians, just as Central European hatred of Jews and Turkish hatred of Armenians is the same thing.

There’s no “UNIQUE” racism… as much as this-or-that group may think so, there isn’t. It’s all of-a-piece, sadly enough. That is, George Zimmerman gunning down Trayvon Martin was no different from a Galician Azov Battalion tough raping a woman in Mariupol. I’d say that the racist motivation behind both were not only same… it’s the only form that racism can take. Love is creative… hate is not. That’s why racism is so distressingly similar in its banality and horror. That’s why I won’t vote Republican ever again. The Republican Party smiles at American racism and it smiles at Galician Uniate racism. Don’t forget Pastor Niemöller’s poem… if you don’t stand up for others, there won’t be anyone to stand up for YOU. Think on that…

BMD

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