Russia’s attitude to its veterans
America’s attitude to its veterans… or, rather, the Republican Party’s attitude to our veterans… DISGRACEFUL!
One of the most popular and spontaneous parts of Victory Day is the March of the Immortal Regiment. People take homemade placards with the pictures of their relatives who served in the VOV and are no longer with us. There was NOTHING analogous on American Memorial Day. True, the USA didn’t make as great a contribution to the defeat of Hitler as the USSR did (it was only in the war against Hitler, in essence, for only two years, from early 1943 until 1945), but it played a “second-rank major” part in that war… indeed, one could call it the most important of the soyuzniki (“little allies”). This year, TWELVE MILLION Russians took part in the March of the Immortal Regiment, all over the country, from Smolensk to Vladivostok, from Norilsk to Simferopol. There was nothing similar to it in the USA. True… the USA didn’t suffer as badly as the USSR did… no foreign troops occupied American soil… but America still lost about 400,000 dead. There are almost no memorials to the World War II dead in Washington.
I’ll tell you a sick reason why that’s so… the USA took part in World War II with a country and economy organised under the socialistic New Deal. The Republican “conservative” filth have always hated FDR and the New Deal, and they’ve never praised either. Look at what the Republicans did to patriots who served the USA selflessly in World War II during the McCarthy years. Look at how Republicans protected Nazis and saw to it that Nazis received pensions from the West German state (but saw to it that Germans who served the DDR got nothing).
America has to come to grips with the fact that American “conservatism” has been in bed with fascism. “Conservatism” is objectively evil, based on “Might makes right” and “He who has the gold rules”. You must NEVER give “conservatism” any quarter, at any time or any place. America haughtily spat on Russia on Victory Day, yet V V Putin still praised the role that the USA played in the Anti-Hitler coalition. Note well that no American politician showed any reciprocity. It does give one the measure of the Russian and Anglo American peoples, doesn’t it? Draw your own conclusions…