Voices from Russia

Monday, 16 November 2015

16 November 2015. A Point to Ponder from Frantz Fanon… DO NOT ARGUE WITH FANATICS…

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Do NOT argue with know-alls, fanatics, true believers, or the messianic. You’ll not only get nowhere, you might actually WORSEN the situation. Sometimes, the only thing that a decent person of good-sense can do is to let the idiots ramble on. Trust me, they refute themselves through their own words! You might even garner sympathy for them if you jumped in. Let the disconnected incoherency and loopy trumpery of their thought strut out in all its “finery”. Let it blossom forth in all its Jabberwockian inanity. Besides, pass the jug… people will see that YOU aren’t flustered by their numbskulled and knuckleheaded bloviations. “Often, we mar what’s well enough by trying to do better”… NEVER forget that.

Patience IS a virtue… God does reward one for it. I KNOW…



Tuesday, 14 October 2014

14 October 2014. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky. We Have Long Arms!

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This is Podvitsky’s commentary on the “resignation” of Valery Geletei, the so-called “Defence Minister of the Ukraine”. Geletei wasn’t a military man (unlike most Defence Ministers on the post-Soviet space)… he was only a policeman who protected political figures. Yushchenko made him a Colonel General! Fancy that… it didn’t save him from rustication during Yanukovich’s time. Doglike in loyalty… yes… competent in military affairs… no. He claimed that Russia invaded the Ukraine… that’s absurd… Russian offensive doctrine wasn’t followed and there were no discernible Russian forces on the ground. There WERE plenty of junta troops who switched sides and joined the patriots, though! One of Geletei’s more quaint outbursts was that he claimed that Russia used nuclear weapons against junta forces. Yes… he did threaten to invade the Crimea… you can see why Podvitsky pictured him as a madman in restraints.

“Off with their heads!” One expects the Jabberwocky and the Queen of Hearts in Kiev… it wouldn’t surprise anybody…



Saturday, 25 August 2012

25 August 2012. As The Icon Burns… It Just Gets Better, Kids…


Just got this in from one of the Cabinet:

The OCA Holy Synod refused to meet with an emissary from the Centre. Not sure who. The emissary wanted to meet with the Synod in Detroit when it met. Synod refused, they said OCA was autocephelous.

Well, well, well… it looks like the pot’s really roiling… but it’s not going to boil over tomorrow. The OCA Holy Synod better step with some care… the Centre’s their sole canonical lifeline. Things ARE getting “curiouser and curiouser”… shall we meet the Jabberwocky and Tweedledee and Tweedledum (or, is it Tweedledum and Tweedledee)? The rate things are going, all the pink flamingoes in Parma shall come alive and dance in their white socks (shades of Big Chuck and Lil’ John) when the OCA Travellin’ Circus comes to town… that is, if it does. If this buzz is spot-on, the OCA Holy Synod’s playing with hand grenades with the pins pulled out. Do keep your distance, and do mind the fragments. I don’t want to see anyone hurt.


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