Counter discourse. Eastern freethinker's perspective.Submitted by Jee-Host on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 08:20
So I noticed a lot of one-sided arguments on DP after a year here. At times I've said what I think about all that - and didn't get much attention. But that doesn't mean I should stop trying to change you all for the better, regardless of the fact if either you want it or not. Problem, that is probably familiar to many of you who are active about waking people up.
Post will be long, cause I'll be providing translation of an article that in many ways describes how free-thinkers over here view the ongoing situation with regard for some history. I think it is important to understand for all of you, cause in the end that is what all freedom fighters will have to do - not only understand each other, but also use correlated efforts to our advantage.
Also to note - I'll be skipping parts of the article that I feel will be important only to those interested in us enough to know the language. Those of you who are - just follow the link in the end and read original author's text.
Original author: Andrey Orekhov
It has been 20 years since the fall of USSR and end of Warsaw pact. And, somewhere quickly, somewhere slowly, died off most notable and popular slogan: "When we are united - we are unbeatable." Even now, saying it takes my breath away.
So what came in its stead? Everyone remembers an old saying: "holy place is never empty". So the age of differences came. Age of individualism, both among simple folk and entire countrises of the former socialist camp. I remember very well the time of fall of USSR - everything around us appeared to have changed. From everywhere they said: so good that prison of nations have fallen - now ukranians, russians, belorussians - are free. The long-suffering german nation after four decades of separation - is united again. Czechs no longer abuse slovakians, because every one can build his own national country now and look into the future with confidence. And supposedly everyone will be able to take a full breath.
Almost instantly from a big loving family we became foreighners to each other, and later - even devoted foes. Russia was blamed in occupations of Baltic States, Ukraine and, of course, all other countries of the former socialist camp, including former GDR.
Now many have come to understanding who is responsible for that propaganda, what purpose does it serve. USA and it's allies in Western Europe have succeeded in pushing through their own agent in USSR - Gorbachev, who forfeited not only USSR, but also all nations and national elites of all countries from the former socialist camp. Not only USSR, but also all nations throughout Central Europe were defeted in the cold war.
It's not difficult to guess, why our former allies so blatantly blame Russia, saying that Russia held Baltic States and Central Europe as slaves for half a century. Let's look at what happened with these countries in 1989-1992. They all got massive economical crisis. Same as in former USSR countries in the 90-s. But the truth of the matter is that it was not a crisis. This was a simple pillage of those defeated in the cold war by US and it's allies, and that pillage was conducted through economical means.
Occupants put their own administrations in every conquered territory. Not hard to prove really. Just look at Baltic States. Presidents in those countries were 'imported' from US so blatantly that nobody even hides it. All as one - US citizens. All countries of Central Europe admitted USA to be their main strategical partners. And so enemy became a friend. And friend (Russia) - an enemy.
The lone exception in all that was Serbia. USA punished them for their defiance in 1998. It was a good choice of year, considering Russia's default (thanks to Yeltsin's well-paid efforts) and inability to help our friends due to that. Serbia's defiance reminds me of Russia, which, even after losing some of it's territories, didn't stop fighting. And still Serbia continued to proclaim that it's most valuable friend and partner is Russia.
Despite the US bombings and massacres, it took 7 government changes to push through euro-integration in Serbia. And yet - vast majority of serbians are speaking out against EU and for integration with Russia. There is no doubt that if we had shared boundary with Serbia - it would be a mamber of customs union long ago. Serbians show everybody else the greatest example of loyalty towards thier slavic brothers, roots and traditions.
If we look at the process of separation of peoples of the former socialist camp through prism of defeat in cold war and US occupation - everythin fits into place. Immediately you start to understand why history is being rewritten, why many specific parts of it are being targeted and vehemetly lied about. Like Katyn'. Even today documents from german archives that could convince even the most anti-soviet person are being kept classified (Naturally - all this situation started in 80-s before nobody even bothered. Facts have been ignored up until recently in 2012 European Human Rights Court - not the most trustworthy institution but still - stated that USSR had nothing to do with that. Remark by Jee-Host.).
Few hints of that earlier was so carefully silenced that you can see that it's important to some people that Russia and Poland bump heads on this issue. Obviously neither russians nor polish need that. Similarly in Poland-Ukraine relations there was a tension because of operation "Visla". But when in 2006 Yushenko became president and declared course for EU-integration - that problem suddenly and magically went away.
All elements of this huge mosaic are put in their places: if you're against Russia - you're friend, if you're for Russia - you're an enemy. Andd all these actions have only one goal - keep their colonies in a suppressed state, keep them separated and humiliated. What can little Slovakia do against USA? Or Hungary? Or even Poland? History shows that neither Poland, nor Czechoslovakia couldn't do anything agains Germany, let alone modern USA.
Even more so - many polish poeple already forgot how they were conquered by nazis, how many death camp there were on their territory. Forgot that only because their brothers-warriors of Red Army they still have Krakow and Wroclaw. 600.000 of our soldiers died on polish lands. They forgot about Hitlers special hate towards slavic peoples (masterfully conducted by West as well as Hitler's image and his coming to power), supposed role of eternal slaves for ' great aryan race', if only we lost that war.
To say it plainly - only because of USSR slavic people in Central Europe still exist and not became a part of history. Nobody says that everything was ideal in these countries, nor that is said about USSR itself.
After just 20 years all countries of the foremer socialist camp (save some of the Baltic States) became members of the EU. Or to call it what it is - the 4th Reich. What Hitler couldn't do through strength - was done by EU through economical means and propaganda. Finally coutries of Central Europe entered a family of european countries, finally their opinions matter...
Or do they?
It is obvious to everybody that voice of Germany is the loudest all the time. Sometimes matched by France and even rarer - Britain. Others - are just notaries, signing signing decision made by those three. Did standard of living in newfound EU member become as in those countries? It didn't. Was the unemployment solved? No, it became much worse. What become of industry and agriculture, which were supported by USSR at the time? In vast majority of cases they utterly degraded or become non-existent. How is the situation with poverty? Grows very fast. In Hungary, for instance, 40% of the populace live under the line of poverty.
Here and there there are some controversial articles about Poland. Some state that it has strongest economy out of those new member in the EU, that it's GDP rises even in crisis times. Others though say that more and more poeple in Poland are about to lose everything cause of debt. Nations of such countries slowly die off, birthrate is in decline, pension threshold rises.
Could all that be considered an achievment of civilization?
When you talk with poles and czechs, opinion that in times of USSR there was assurance of job and overall confidence in the day tomorrow is overwhelming. Nothing of this exists now. Paradox is that in their eyes russia represents a demon that wants to take their sovereignty 'again'. Many poles and czechs consider ukrainians to be a threat to their already depleted jobs. Thankfully, that is not a national rhetoric. However, almost everyone agrees that Ukraine should be helped into EU. Propaganda does it's dirty work.
It's good that in these countriese there are still enough people, who didn't forget how to think, analyze and not believe blatant lies and empty slogans. Numbers of awakened people are growing. Little by little they come to their senses, and those euro-integrated slavic people start to realize that this integration - is a lifeline for the West on the account of Central Europe, destruction of slavic traditions and ascendance of liberal junk - "non-accoutability freedom" - in their stead.
Despite 20 years of differences propaganda - it becomes more and more obvious that differences between slavic nations are miniscule, but what we share - is far, hundred times greater than that. There is almost no difference in mentality. All slavic people tend to be responsive and open. After just a short conversation social barrier completely disappears, which would be utterly out of character for per say anglosaxons. We speak different languages, but that is actually just an appearance.
Any ukrainian or russian needs only couple of days to adapt to each other's language. I remember one time, long ago, in my school time we went on a trip to Slovakia. So we spoke ukrainian to them and they spoke slovakian in return - 90% of things said were understood completely. Or another example. Me and my polish friend were talking via skype, and at some point he decided to invite his slovenian buddy on a condition that we all speak our native languages. And we understood each other perfectly, so nice lively conversation between three slavic brothers emerged.
What conclusion can we draw from this?
Only one comes to my mind: If one language is spread over vast territory and kept it's integrity for many centuries, then advanced slavic civilization must have existed. And in such a civilization communication means were supplied by a concrete language structure, which was understood even in the the farthest reaches of the country. And "enlightened" West was just a bunch of small sovereign countries. More over, West lacks slavic loyalty and honor. With fear and inability to comprehend they see the fact that for slavic people money and profit are not the most important thing, the fact that we protect our land to the last drop of blood.
Throughout the last millenia West constantly tried to divide slavic nations, forcing many types of differences. First and foremost - latinization of western slavs (poles, czechs, slovaks) and some southern (slovens, croatians), when cyrillic lettering was changed into latin one. Some slavs lived under occupation of Osmans, Austro-Hungary, Prussia and then Germany, which changed their genofond, affected mentality. But no irreversible encryption of consciosness was made, thankfully. Slavic spirit turned out to be strong and the hour of it's awakening is near.
In light of what had been said we can firmy conclude that all slavs - are one nation, which tends and will tend to be reunited. At times the idea of this union shone through and was supressed by West's lackeys. But, times change, and this idea grow stronger with each passing day. More and more slavic people start to think that we have our own civilization with our own values, different from those of the West. And, in light of this, Russia must yet again bear her historical role. Role of liberator and unificator.
Slowly but surely Russia grows in strength, freeing herself from West's occupation, and already firmly proclaims that russian (and be extension - slavic) civilization is to be! History repeats itself, powerful, though yet "oppositional", movements grow in Ukraine and Serbia. And soon USA's "warfare" will be pushed on their own soil (Here author points out psychological, economical and so on warfare of US government puppeteers - remark by Jee-Host.).
Reunion of Russia and Ukraine will create a huge gravity well for all other slavic nations, which will awaken their genetic memory for realizing themselves to be a part of one nation. That is what scares US so fiercely. They understand what consequence these events would bear. That is why Hillary Clinton openly stated that "USA will do everything in their power to hamper or at least slow down "immersion" of Ukraine into Russia's Customs Union and Eurasian Union."
Note the wording on that - "hamper or at least slow down" - meaning they simply don't have the means to stop it and preserve the status-quo. Soon there will be a time for another Stalingrad, one we'll win again, and USA understands that. That will signify unification of slavic world and final end of politically single-poled world.
Now if you managed to sit through that and keep cool head, refer to my words in the very beginning. I completely understand that for many here this will be anything from "I don't even bother" to "enraging", but I still dare to put it on. May it be a somewhat of a measurement of you people and your ability to look forward and analyze on your own. I know there are plenty of people here who do analyze, and this article is mostly for you. What I wnat to achieve is that for you to adjust your 'creative juices' to see the bigger picture. Obviously I'm not reagarding this article as an example of sheer wisdom, it's not supposed to be so anyway. My main wish is for people, who are apt and able - to strife for knowledge of everything, to question everything and to check everything for themselves. Sounds easy enough, but I've seen unintentional hypocrisy on that so many times I don't even know even 100500 facepalm would cut it. So here goes.
Thanks for your attention.
P.S. I don't expect this to become a popular material, but anyway - please do not comment unless you have substantial point you think is really worth hearing. And don't call the title misleading - that is not the case if you read carefully. Last thing - English is not my native language, so cut me some slack.