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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

18 April 2017. These are My Heroes…

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On 17 April 1945, the Nazis executed Hannie Schaft, a brave Dutch communist antifascist fighter. Hannie… or the “Red-haired girl”… started her antifascist fight with small acts. She used to steal ID cards for Jewish residents. Upon leaving university, she joined the Raad van Verzet or “Council of Resistance”, a resistance movement that had close ties to the Communist Party of the Netherlands. Rather than act as a courier, Schaft wanted to work with weapons. She was responsible for sabotaging and assassinating various targets. She carried out various attacks on Germans and Dutch Nazis, collaborators, and traitors. The Nazis eventually arrested her at a military checkpoint in Haarlem on 21 March 1945, whilst distributing the illegal communist newspaper de Waarheid. After interrogation, torture, and solitary confinement, Dutch Nazi officials identified and assassinated Schaft on 17 April 1945.

17 April 2017

Dmitri Kovalevich

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

2 March 2017. Lest We Forget… It Was 74 Years Ago…

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The White Rose Group went to the guillotine 74 years ago for their opposition to fascism. Read the above… it could’ve been written yesterday. Now, that’s a meaty reflection. Do remember that all totalitarian systems find willing stoolies and executioners… beware the well-known rightwingers amongst us (we all know who they are, kids)… they’re of that ilk and they idolise Joseph McCarthy. Freisler lives today… and he calls himself “conservative”. The present is all too much like the past, I fear…

BMD

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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

4 October 2016. Hitler is a Needed Comparison, At Times… This is One of Them

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Hitler wasn’t crazy… he wasn’t insane. That’s why his career is a warning for the ages. If you allow racialist rhetoric to flourish, it inevitably leads to unbridled evil and to blatant murder. It started with a boycott… then, the Nürnberg laws… the ghettos came next… only after a long time in the boiling water, did extermination camps arise. The Germans who staffed the camps were normal people… mesmerised by a charismatic leader. For the most part, they weren’t criminals, they weren’t perverts, and they weren’t deluded. They were just ordinary workaday sorts, with no impulses to mayhem and violence. Yet, they murdered on cue… they committed all sorts of evil with no compunction or remorse. Think on that… it applies to more than one candidate this year, not just Trump the Chump. Indeed, the people who resemble Hitler’s followers the most are those who back Chilly Hilly. They don’t want to hear about any of the verifiable facts about their idol. They don’t care that Hilly wants perpetual war in foreign parts. They don’t care that Hilly’s enemies tend to die at “convenient” times. They don’t care that Hilly wants to suck up to the powers-that-be MORE than Trump and Johnson do… that’s saying a lot, as Trump and Johnson are both lapdogs of the oligarch plutocracy.

Chilly Hilly is for the rich all the way… she’s not of them, as she wasn’t born into the oligarchy. In a perverse way, Hilly is an “outsider”… she’s always wanted to be part of the oligarch set, but they’ve never accepted her or Bill. The Clintons live in Chappaqua as that’s a well-known parvenu suburb… they wanted to live in toney Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow, but the resident oligarchs didn’t want them there. The Clintons weren’t allowed in as members in any of the élite “Episcopalian” country clubs (they had to join one of the lesser-cachet “Jewish” clubs). Even though the Old Money set hates her and spurns her, Hilly’s dream is to be finally part of the Horsey Set… she’ll do anything to get that. She’ll do ANYTHING to get that. Do recall that one of her main assistants is James Carville… he did say, “Elections are about fucking your enemies. Winning is about fucking your friends”. That gives you the ethos of Chilly Hilly and her set. They care for nothing but winning and enrichment for themselves and their cronies and underlings. The rest of us can eat shit and die.

There’s not much difference between Scary Gary, Trump the Chump, and Chilly Hilly… the first two are simply a little less evil than Chilly is. You know what to do… vote for Dr Jill. You CAN vote for objective good. History WILL judge…

BMD

Saturday, 11 June 2016

11 June 2016. The 74th Anniversary of the Massacre of Lidice… An Enormity Repeated Many Times in the Third World by the Neoliberal USA

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This memorial represents the 82 Czech kids from Lidice gassed at Chelmno (what does that tell you about the Holocaust Denier Patrick Buchanan and his drooling disciples Dreher and Whiteford?)

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On 10 June 1942, in present-day Czechia* (then, the German-run Protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia), the fascists destroyed the village of Lidice. The Germans killed all 192 men present (one man was in prison and two were in the Czech forces in the UK; they survived), they deported 213 women to concentration camps (153 returned after the war) and gassed 82 children at Chelmno (6 more kids died in German orphanages and 17 other children passed to German families returned after the war). The fascists even killed all the pet and farm animals. This made the death-toll of Lidice stand at 340 out of 513 total inhabitants (that’s two-thirds of all the souls present in the village)… sounds like a present-day American drone bombing, doesn’t it?

  • Czechia: I’d say that this is the best Englishing of the Czech “Česko”… “Czech Republic” is overly pretentious and a bit “over-correct” (in the linguistic sense); it identifies a nation-area with a particular form of polity and a particular state. It’s why we prefer “Germany” to “German Federal Republic”, amongst others.

Here’s a point to ponder… American “conservatives” (both Repugs and Dems) protected the German killers in their portion of postwar Germany. They allowed them high positions in the government, military, and intel apparats. Now, why doesn’t it surprise us when we see the USA acting like Nazi Germany on the international stage? Note well that the more-unbalanced members of the American apparat want to repeat Operation Barbarossa! We all know how that ended… give heed to the fact that Chilly Hilly wants such an invasion. What does that tell you about her? What does that tell you about her backers?

There is an Orthodox tie-in to this… Bishop Gorazd Pavlík of Praha took the blame for the Czech murderers of the fascist hangsman Heydrich holing up in his cathedral. Of course, that meant that the fascists killed him. He’s a Martyr, the Church of Serbia glorified him in 1961; his feastday is 22 August/4 September.

BMD

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