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Monday, 5 February 2018

5 February 2018. Uniate Nationalists Burn Orthodox Church in Lvov

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This is the Church of St Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles in Lvov. It’s a parish of the UPTs/MP… Galician Uniate fanatics torched it. Many Orthodox bishops asked the Pope of Rome to rein in the Uniate nutters, but Franky Bergoglio refuses to do so. Bear that in mind whenever you see one of his well-orchestrated public appearances. He refuses to rein in his Uniate attack dogs. Bastard…

BMD

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

16 January 2018. MLK on the “Measure of a Man”

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By this standard, the men of the DNR and the LNR in the Donbass are men indeed. They stood up when the situation required it. There are also many patriots in American-occupied Banderstan who resist the Uniate criminal junta, either as partisans or in many more passive (but still important) ways. The Americans are trying to prop up a minority… a feral and vicious minority that has a history of servile collaboration with foreign occupiers and brutal opposition to healthy national forces. The men of the Donbass show by their courage that they have “the measure of a man” per MLK’s statement. Our world is better for such people…

BMD

Monday, 15 January 2018

Trump, Golstein, and “The Saker”: Three Stooges Plus One

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Truth can’t emerge from bullshit, and the truth is the truth, whether you like it or not. The truth doesn’t care whether you like it or not, and neither do I.

Russell “Texas” Bentley

I read a couple of articles about Trump in the last few days, from so-called “alternative media”. Specifically, Vladimir Golstein’s Trump is Liberating Us from the Empire’s Lies, and “The Saker’s” The Good News about the Trump Presidency: Stupid Can Be Good. Well, if “The Saker” is correct, both of these articles can be very, very good. Unfortunately, the premise of both articles is very, very stupid… so stupid I had to re-read them both and ask myself if they could be satire. Indeed, they are. However, the idiots (and liars) who wrote them and the many fools who read and applauded them don’t realise it. Nevertheless, these are more than stupid satires. They’re fucking lies.

I first want to say that anyone who “still believes in Trump” is as worthy of ridicule as any adult who seriously says they still believe in Santa Claus bringing presents down the chimney on Christmas Eve. Yes, Trump is (perhaps a little) better than Clinton, and yes, the depth of stupidity of anyone who would even for a second consider “President Oprah” is beyond measure and beneath contempt, but for some reason, there are still people who believe in Santa. I mean Trump. That’s stupid and stupid isn’t good…

Why? How can this be? How can people still be so stupid as to overlook the countless crimes and lies of Trump in just his first year? Probably due in large part to the scribblings of dudes like Golstein and “The Saker”, who claim the mantle of alt-progressive “intellectuals” while still towing the party line of the Establishment, and who actually still support Trump with drivel like Trump the Liberator and Stupid Can Be Good. How stupid do you have to be to believe (or write) either of these propositions? I don’t intend to deconstruct these articles line by line, just the ideas and messages behind them. However, suffice to say, every line in both is a joke. Either you get it or you don’t. Remember, not just a joke, a fucking lie. Moreover, lies aren’t funny.

If “Stupid can be good”, exactly how stupid do you have to be to be “good”? Stupid enough to overlook the reality of Trump’s continuation and escalation of the criminal wars in Syria and the Donbass, his insane attempt to reignite war in Korea, and his new nuclear doctrine… first use and smaller “easier to use” bombs. All of these can lead directly to a Third World War, literally the end of Humanity. For starters. However, as Trump the smarmy huckster himself might say, “But wait, there’s more!” His criminal tax break to the oligarchs and corporations, his escalation of arms sales, his appointment of malignant scum like Nicky Haley, Steve Mnuchin, and Jeff Sessions to positions where they can and will do immeasurable harm. His decision to “recognise” Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, contravening history and justice, and outraging world opinion. What’s “good” about a dangerous and loud-mouthed buffoon whose stupidity offends the world and shames every decent American with his every utterance and tweet?

As for “Trump the Liberator” liberating us from lies, I wonder if Golstein is talking about the same Trump I am. Because I’m talking about the Trump whose every single campaign promise was a lie, the same Trump who lied when he recently took credit for defeating ISIS in Syria and defeating the German Nazis in the Second World War, raping history and the truth with his despicable bullshit, trying to rob Russia of the rightful honours they earned with their blood, courage, and sacrifice. Every move Trump has made, his every tweet and utterance, has been a débâcle and a disgrace, and the exact opposite of the truth. You can forgive a person for voting against Hillary Clinton, but anyone who says they “still believe in” Trump is either an idiot or a liar… or both. I say Trump, “The Saker”, and Vladimir Golstein are both. Idiots and liars.

All three are the controlled-opposition professional bullshit artists of the lowest order, fake rebels, phoney populists, who sucker those who are of good hearts but simple minds. They’re the political and moral equivalent of the pimps who haunt the bus stations in New York and LA, waiting to “help and guide” innocent naïfs who are seeking direction in a scary and confusing world. They’re the Orwellian opposite of what they pretend to be. Literally… what’s the difference between “Stupid Can Be Good” and “War is Peace” or “Freedom is Slavery?” Isn’t the meaning of the phrase “Stupid Can Be Good” exactly the same as “Ignorance is Strength?”  Isn’t it?! ISN’T IT?! Nevertheless, the impact isn’t exactly the same. It’s worse, as stupidity is worse than ignorance, and “The Saker” posts his vile motto as a political fact. It’s the opposite of the truth in real life, not in a book. Yet, real idiots believe it. As for Golstein’s “Trump the Liberator”, it reminds me of the portraits the German Nazis brought with them to Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine in the Great Patriotic War…

Pseudo-alternative pseudo-intellectuals like Golstein and “The Saker” and phoney populists like Trump perform a very important function for the fascist oligarchy that owns and controls them. They perpetuate the lie that there’s any difference in who is elected in the USA, that elections in the USA make any difference at all, that the USA still has anything to do with “democracy”. Only an idiot could believe these lies, but too many idiots do as it’s easier, safer and more comfortable (for the moment) to do so. Only an idiot can fail to see the decline the USA has been in for the past fifty years and can believe they’d ever change it by voting for a Trump or Oprah to “liberate” us. Only an idiot can fail to see where this road to perdition will finally lead.

As Emma Goldman said, “If voting changed anything, they wouldn’t let us do it”. Einstein defined insanity as, “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”. Only idiots and self-deluded cowards vote in the USA anymore. It doesn’t change shit. The primaries are rigged, the machines are rigged, and the count is rigged. If by chance the vote was so overwhelmingly against Clinton in the last election that the people who rule the USA weren’t able to appoint their chosen minion as President, you can be sure they’d not let it happen again. They’ve shown that they have complete control over the eunuch buffoon in the White House, so what’s the difference anyway? Voting in the USA is political masturbation, an exercise in self-deception and futility. As for the stooges who tell you that Trump is a liberator or that stupid is good, they’re liars, and only perpetuate the deception and futility, and confuse and misdirect those who sincerely seek the truth. If you believe Trump, Golstein, or “The Saker”, you might as well believe what you see on FOX News or CNN… or believe in Santa Claus.

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As long as I’m winning friends and influencing people with my tact, diplomacy, and charm, I might as well mention one more “Comrade”, an alleged “Donbass war journalist and humanitarian”, George “G.H.” Eliason. I first became aware of Eliason back in the Summer of 2015. He was doing a fundraiser on Indie Go Go for $4,500, to buy a camera and open a bakery in Lugansk. It was clear he’d actually been in the LNR in 2014, but I found no evidence or sign other than his fund-raiser that he was still here. I contacted him via social media and asked to meet. Either he could come to Donetsk or I could go to Lugansk. He replied that he couldn’t come to Donetsk because it was “too difficult to cross the checkpoints” (between LNR and DNR, not the Republics and Ukraine.) This seemed odd, but I offered to come to Lugansk and meet, and he told me he was too busy. When I asked for proof he was still in Donbass, he sent me photos of him here in 2014. When I pointed out that the photos showed people in winter clothing and it was July, that offended him and he cut off communication.

I checked all his social media – his VKhis FBhis Twitter and his Quora.  He’s still active on all, but I could find no evidence that he’s still in the Donbass or was even here when he ran his fundraiser more than 2 years ago, or has been here since. However, according to his recent article Tale of 2 Ukraines posted a couple of weeks ago, he’s still here. I’m not saying he’s a liar, but I’m saying I’d like to see some proof.

He got over $2,500 from his fund-raiser for the camera and bakery, but I know he never opened or sponsored a bakery in Lugansk or anywhere else in Donbass. He wrote in his final update on Indie Go Go that “The camera is in hand, set up properly, and ready to go”. However, I’ve been unable to find a single video or even photo he’s posted from the Donbass that I can verify as his. I have friends (more than one) in Lugansk, and specifically in Prizrak, and they and everyone they’ve asked there has never heard of George Eliason or an American “war journalist and humanitarian” living there. I can tell you from my own personal experience that Americans are quite rare in the Donbass, and tend to be noticed wherever they go here. Does this seem strange to anyone besides me?

I don’t care if Eliason kept the money for the camera and bakery two years ago, that’s between him and his donors, and I didn’t give. However, if he says he’s a war correspondent and humanitarian living in the Donbass and he’s actually not here, then he’s not a war correspondent or a humanitarian, either. He’s a fucking liar. I AM a war correspondent and humanitarian living in Donbass, and I can damn well prove it. Therefore, I’m asking Eliason to do the same. Prove it… because if he can’t, then, he’s not here, and he IS a fucking liar, and he discredits me, all real correspondents and humanitarians in the Donbass Republics and all the supposedly progressive and credulous sites (including “The Saker”) that post his writings. Because if he’s not here, what he writes is bullshit, and a LOT of sites have posted it.

Of course, I could be wrong about Eliason. It’s not likely, but it’s possible. I encourage him or anyone else to publish proof he’s in the Donbass, and I’ll eat my words and publicly apologise to him and anyone else I’ve offended by questioning his veracity. However, if I were a gambling man, I wouldn’t bet on me being wrong. In fact, I AM a gambling man. I’m taking quite a risk, of looking like a real asshole and fool if I’m wrong. Yet, I’m willing to take that risk, because speaking truth to phoney “comrades” is just as important (and almost as risky) as speaking truth to power. Speaking truth is what I do; it’s my job. So prove me wrong, or face the truth, even if you don’t like it, or me, because the truth is the truth, whether you like it or not.

13 January 2018

Russell “Texas” Bentley

http://www.russelltexasbentley.com/2018/01/trump-golstein-and-saker-three-stooges.html

Editor:

Texas Bentley is a stand-up guy who’s put his ass on the line and he’s had the Ukrops shooting at him. He’s the real deal. There are many phonies out there… I don’t trust much of what I see on the web about the Donbass unless it comes from the Peoples Republics. As Mr Bentley puts it so well, bullshit is afoot and pro-oligarch bullshit artists sling it… don’t forget… “The Saker” boasts of being one of the Affluent Effluent… that’s why I don’t trust him at all.

You can have a Texas Bentley who’s been out on the firing line or you can have bullshit artists purveying pseudo-alternative pabulum. The choice is yours… choose wisely…

BMD

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Isn’t It My Country?

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I’m Ukrainian. Explain to me why I should praise Bandera if my grandfather died in Rovno at the hands of the fascists and their Banderovtsy running-dogs. Why should I have to go to kill my brother in the Donbass just because he protects his family from bandits who seized power in an armed coup, who sicced the army against our brothers? Why should I believe the “Ukrainian” media If I know that they lie? Why should I be silent and be afraid of SBU prisons or ultranationalist thugs in my country just because I know the truth and see their lies? Why should I have to go to Europe? I want to live in the Ukraine, in a Russian Ukraine, and teach my children in Russian… the language of my ancestors since the time of Kievan Rus. After all, why do I have to hide and be afraid to say that I’m a Russian Ukrainian? Why do I have to pay for rent and utilities more than I earn, even though no one asked me if I we should have these IMF loans on such terms and if we should have this association with the EU?

How will our fathers and grandfathers survive? Why do the oligarchs who stole everything that our parents created have so much? Why am I a foreigner in my own country? Why am I an outcast in my country and persecuted for my beliefs? I’m Ukrainian… yet, they can cheat, terrorise, humiliate, and kill me, and I can’t even strike back. If it’s the Ukraine, then, why do I, a Ukrainian, find it unbearable to live my life in my country? Isn’t it my country? Aren’t I the master of it? Why are Georgians, Americans, Jews, Balts, and Poles telling me how to live in my country? Hey… you politicians in Georgia, the USA, Israel, the Baltic states, and Poland! This is my country… it’s my Ukraine! I’m Ukrainian… a Russian Ukrainian. I’ll clean up my house if it needs it. Be good.

12 January 2018

Yuri Kot

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