Voices from Russia

Sunday, 22 July 2018

22 July 2018. Things That Don’t Go Bump in the Night

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There are two descriptors going the routes that are pure bullshit. One is “Cultural Marxist”; the other is “Antifa”. Neither one corresponds to reality; people shouldn’t use either.

Let’s take the first one. I’m a leftist, a Christian Marxist to be precise. I can attest that Cultural Marxism is a total and utter fabrication, an imaginary construct of the Ruling Establishment. Virtually all of those labelled Cultural Marxists are in academe, not in real life at all. Most real Marxists want nothing to do with the cultural anarchy proposed by these sorts. Mind you, I believe that we should leave people alone and not legally persecute them for their choices. However, that isn’t the same as approving societal anarchy and labelling it “good”. The so-called Cultural Marxists are mostly university-bound Ivory Tower domeheads with no influence on real-world Marxists such as Comrades Zyuganov and Xi (or on real-world leftists in general). People will do what they’ll do and we shouldn’t give them legal penalties to punish them for their choices unless they actually hurt others or use force to coerce others into their practises. I’ll assert that most “non-traditional sexual minorities” (to use Patriarch Kirill’s careful and non-judgemental phraseology) don’t hurt anyone else nor do they coerce others to follow them. We should leave them be and let them live their lives in peace. If they show proper decorum, and respect other’s contrary choices, what’s there to complain about? That goes for all parties on all sides of the question, of course.

Antifa supposedly describes the Anti-fascist Left. As a real-life anti-fascist leftist, I can attest that it doesn’t go bump in the night, either. It’s a straw-man, an imaginary will o’ the wisp. It conceals the fact that a good deal of the Radical Right is, indeed, organised and disciplined. It posits a notional left that’s equally organised and disciplined (I wish that were so, but it isn’t, sadly enough). I can assure you that most leftists never heard of Antifa until it appeared in the media about a year ago. I certainly didn’t. None of my acquaintances and associates did either. There was no such organisation, nor was there any such real-life group calling itself thus until the label first appeared in the media. It’s utter bullshit from top to bottom; it’s complete moonshine from stem to stern. I wish that we leftists were as organised as some of the Radical Right is. I truly do, it’d mean that we might be able to fight the oligarchs and their Upper Middle minions and attack-dogs more effectively. However, an organised and disciplined movement called “Antifa” doesn’t exist, nor is there any indication that it’d arise anytime soon (or anytime later, for that matter).

Don’t let the Establishment and the Right label us. Explain things to those who might listen, pay no heed to the invincibly ignorant, and oppose the actual Radical Right (the smallest group of the three I just mentioned). Just because someone reposts Radical Right material doesn’t mean that they’re Radical Righties themselves. Have a care and show some charity and discernment. Don’t turn real and potential friends into implacable and hardened enemies… that’s the real intent of the Ruling Establishment assholes who invented the trashy “Cultural Marxist” and “Antifa” concepts in the first place (it’s divide et impera at its finest). Keep it focused and sweet.

BMD

Thursday, 2 October 2014

2 October 2014. You Can be Truthful or You Can be “Nice”…

00 Jesus Foreign Born Socialist. 10.10.13

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00 Art Young. Jesus wanted poster. He stirreth up the people. 1913

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I saw the following in an article:

We’ve lost something in our human nature since… we’re guessing… the conclusion of the Second World War… certainly, since Vietnam. We lost the willingness to be firm, to say things no one wants to hear, in person. We lost the muscle that allows us to say “no” to something because it might risk upsetting someone, even if it’s the right thing to do, because people are petty and insecure, and no matter what the substance of the message that goes along with “no”, it’ll be how you say “no” that overshadows why you say “no”. “No” means anything negative… “I disagree. You’re wrong. You didn’t do what you said you would. You’re late and wasted my time”. … It’s now human nature to play nice. Above all, be nice. They refer to it as being “professional” or being “collegial”. We’d always thought that risking screwing something up because you became preoccupied with hurting someone’s feelings was being unprofessional.

excerpted from here

Above all, the konvertsy toddlers, when vexed, will pout and say that we’re not being “nice”. I’d say that such people have no clue of what Our Lord Christ was all about. He was “the Way, the Truth, and the Life”… not Mr Nice Guy, the Consensus King, and Apologist for the Affluent Effluent. The Lord Christ went to the Cross because he WASN’T a “nice guy”. He was straight n’ true, he didn’t mince words in front of “power”, but he also didn’t go about being a nanny, pissing people off with criticisms of their behaviour, and being a general nudge. In short, he was as far as one could be from the average early-21st century Orthodox konvert in the USA. We should do likewise. All of us should stop all nattering about inconsequential bullshit such as the “Toll Houses” and we should all realise that worshipping “elders” (like the konvertsy who gather around such questionable sorts as Paffso, Ray Velencia, and Freddie M-G) is a soul-destroying charade. We should follow Christ… that means that we work hard on our own sins and don’t notice the sins of others until we’ve conquered our own. As for me, it’s a work in progress… I know of no one who’s reached the point of being able to point fingers at others (sanctity is rare… I’ve only met one or two that were close to it). Keep that in mind as you listen to the drivel issued by juvenile toddlers such as Mattingly and Dreher.

Our Lord Christ CHOSE not to be incarnate in the First Century equivalent of the Affluent Effluent Upper Middle Class. Ponder that…

BMD

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