Voices from Russia

Sunday, 10 September 2017

10 September 2017. Even the Birds Know That “Trickle Down” Is a CROCK

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Even the bird-brains know that “trickle down” is a disgusting crock of shit, purveyed by soulless scumbags like Rod Dreher and clueless yahoos like John Whiteford. Prosperity works UPWARD… that is, the people create the wealth… not the oligarch boodlers and their Upper Middle henchmen. The boodlers steal the wealth created by the people… and the people are getting wise to it! The Millenials don’t believe in the Free Market fairy tale dispensed by “conservatives” and “liberals” alike. The upsurge for Bernie should’ve warned ’em… but it didn’t. Chilly Hilly even blamed the Bern for her defeat (she’s the most-hated pol in all of “flyover America”… that’s why she lost).

Here in Schenectady NY, we’re on the border between “Colonial America” and “Mid-America”. I like to say, “Middle America begins across the Western Gateway Bridge”. We’re the last gasp of the area in New York City’s economic zone of influence. Therefore, I’ve seen Rustbelt America up close and personal. Places such as Amsterdam, Gloversville, and Johnstown are economic no-go zones. They’re not untypical of many places in the USA, ruined by the avarice and greed of the oligarchs and their Upper Middle goons. That’s why Chilly Hilly lost… the people of Mid-America hate her for ruining their lives and wrecking their communities. Bernie had nothing to do with it at all. The Repugs fail to realise that the votes of many in Mid-America for Trump were AGAINST Hilly and not for the Donald. If Bernie had run, he’d have won handily, by all accounts. There’s a world of hurt out there and both the Repugs and Establishment Dems don’t give a flying fuck. People know this. They’re losing hope… hopeless people make revolutions (“We have nothing to lose but our chains”). The neoliberal Dems and Repugs party on, oblivious to the pain that they inflict (just like the Russian ruling class in the early 1900s). There WILL be a reckoning.

We know what “trickles down”, Rod Dreher… you’re a пиздец (the nastiest Russian insult… it’s one of the Big Five pits-of-Russsian mat words) for cheerleading the oligarchs and their programme (to be fair, all “conservative” pundits share the blame… he’s not alone). However, a spectre IS haunting Mar-a-Lago…

BMD

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

12 February 2017. The Church Is NOT Rightwing… Konvertsy Rants to the Contrary Notwithstanding

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Rod Dreher (and those of his ideological deformation) claim that the Church and the rightwing are soulmates… natural allies. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Look at the above image and be enlightened. The Church does NOT endorse, teach, or bless the evil spouted by Anglosphere “conservatives”. In particular, it condemns the Free Market that’s at the very centre of “conservative” “thought”. You may follow Archbishop Iakovos Koukouzis or you may follow Pat Buchanan, the author of the racist “Southern Strategy” and the arranger of Reagan’s visit to Bitburg (with its SS graves). Rod Dreher follows Pat Buchanan (and takes Buchanan’s money)… I follow Archbishop Iakovos.

Whom do you follow? You can’t follow both… they’re incompatible. Choose wisely…

BMD

Monday, 28 November 2016

28 November 2016. How Should Christians Respond to the Likes of Rod Dreher?

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I and a friend had a colloquy about Dreher. Basically, my attitude is, “If they don’t like our Church, why are they in it?” All of my friends in Russia are lefties… mostly, working-class commies who go to Church. The Party and Church made up way back in the 90s… Dreher won’t admit that, but only God can change Dreher’s mind… we can’t. He’s not alone, sadly enough. I’m surprised he hasn’t joined forces with that turd Matthew Heimbach. However, let him be. He’s lost in irrelevance, as far as Church matters go. As long as he posts no heresy, we should ignore him and his rants from now on. He shot his credibility during the brouhaha over Paffhausen’s “resignation”. If you want to talk about Paffso’s removal, if the Centre were behind him, he’d still be Metropolitan, and he isn’t. Note how they give Mollard things that they never gave Paffso.

There comes a time when you simply have to leave ranters be and let them maunder on. We all do have better things to do with our God-given time… if it comes down to our Holy Patriarch or Rod Dreher, there’s no contest. Leave him be… no good will come of any intervention or reply. It’s time to let this one go… it’s in God’s hands now.

BMD

Sunday, 4 September 2016

4 September 2016. Dreher Planning New Book on “Benedict Option”… Continues to Drink from Heterodox not Orthodox Sources

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Rod Dreher is writing a book on his vacuous “Benedict Option”. I posted this as a comment on a blogpost about that:

“Benedict Option” shows Dreher’s ignorance of and lack of contact with the real Orthodox tradition. For instance, Patriarch Kirill sent birthday greetings to Comrade Fidel… NOT Trump or Pence or Franklin Graham (I’m talking official greetings posted on patriarchia.ru). His Holiness calls Free Market Crapitalism a fraud in public utterances (again, posted on the MP official website). Lastly, His Holiness attacks the Creationism so prevalent in the rightwing circles that Dreher frequents, “It’d be naïve to read the book of Genesis as a textbook on anthropogenesis (human origin)” (talk to scientists posted on 1 August). In short, Orthodox Christians need no reference to Benny Ratz (or to St Benedict, a rather WESTERN figure)… our own leaders and saints are so much better than they ever were! We’re not even talking our historical leaders such as Metropolitan Antony Khrapovitsky or Archbishop Antony Bartoshevich (the first was the founder of the ROCOR… I met the second, the “Conscience of the ROCOR”). Until he drinks from Orthodox, not from heterodox, sources, he’s an ignorant and marginal figure in Orthodox circles (he does claim to be Orthodox, after all). BTW… here’s an image of HH with his good friend, Comrade Fidel. Marxism and Christianity are soulmates… get with the programme. After all, GREED, not homosexality or abortion, is the root of all evil according to the Apostle…

Rod Dreher is ignorant, unfocused, and out of touch with actual lived Orthodoxy. “Benedict Option”… that proves to all (including the slow learners) that Dreher doesn’t have an Orthodox bone in his body or an iota of Orthodoxy in his soul. Let’s leave it at that…

BMD

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