The E'er Good Pundit

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The blog  is back.

I am not dead yet, though I feel thoroughly deadened by the collapse of the Yanukovych government in Ukraine. I am gravely disappointed with the people of Ukraine for swallowing Western propaganda and seeking to expand ties with the European Union, just after the Swiss electorate jettisoned the EU's suicidal open borders policy, and Hungary under the honorable Prime Minister Victor Orbán approved a nuclear power development deal with Russia. Alexander Dugin gave an informative analysis of the situation in an interview during the demonstrations, and while the geopolitical guru is ever respectful of the opinions of western Ukrainians, and that many of the protesters are radical nationalists rather than liberals, he recognizes that, in the real world, being truly non-aligned is a virtual impossibility. Sure enough, no sooner had the revolution succeeded, and the Western media proceeded to demonize Yanukovych for merely achieving the luxurious lifestyle glorified by our popular music, than recently released embezzler and seemingly President-in-waiting Yulia Tymoshenko promised the nation would join the EU. At least it is reported that there were hecklers who remembered that her seven year sentence was for abuse of power. Beyond that, I could cite, reported in the same source,

crowds gathering in the east of the country, in Kharkiv, Donetsk and cities in the Crimea denouncing Mr Yanukovych's removal as a conspiracy, threatening the opposition and charging that "criminals and fascists" have taken power.

All very good to know. Yet it cannot be denied that the most vocal and active element of the Ukrainian people, majority Orthodox with a minority of Catholics, arose to depose a ruler who, while flawed, was a solid friend of Russia, which — one hardly need be Orthodox to recognize  is the stronghold of Christendom in the West. Even as I am loyal to the First Rome, the traditional claims of to Third Rome status are with great merit.

That our pro-regime media hates Putin's Russia so very much is a strong indicator of how much he's doing right. As the Media Research Center notes, for every story exposing attacks on Syrian Christians, there were thirteen attacking Russia's law against sodomite propaganda to the young. Despite the venom spewed at the Cossacks for giving Pussy Riot a whipping before they could cause a ruckus, the actions seem to have been immensely popular, if a YouTube count of thumbs is any indication. There is still conscience evident in casual viewers, however ill formed.

As usual, the United States regime and financiers played a significant role in the protests, if not engineering them from the beginning. It is very distressing to hear Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, spouse of Project for the New American Century co-founder Robert Kagan, admit

Since Ukraine's independence in 1991 the United States has supported Ukrainians as they build democratic skills and institutions as they promote civic participation and good governance, all of which are pre-conditions for Ukraine to achieve its European aspirations. We've invested over five billion dollars to assist Ukraine in these and other goals that will assure a secure and prosperous and democratic Ukraine.

Neoconservative/neoliberal Senators John McCain and Chris Murphy, of course, addressed the rioters in Kiev. In addition, it is known that the ever-present George Soros had a hand in the developments, as his Open Society Institute funded Spilna Sprava, a key Ukrainian opposition group that occupied several government offices; the group was called "an integral part of the Open Society Institute network" in a 2009 report. The hand of the Marxist West was evident in the revolution; yet it could not have succeeded had west Ukrainians served as foot soldiers  or had east Ukrainians risen in as one in defense of the president they elected. (Well, at least in the majority Russian Crimea, the Maidan supporters got the treatment they deserved — fun link I promise you!) Alas, as I have come to expect in these epochal events, the Church betrayed Christendom by supporting the rioters, and hence allied itself with the bolshevist West and against Orthodox Russia.

In fact, as you may have noticed above, the "communists" of Ukraine are actually pro-Russian, and opposed the attempted coup from the start. There you have it: The Communist Party of Ukraine is, for all intents and purposes, more conservative than the Republican Party; even they, sharing their tried-and-true criticisms of "bourgeois decadence" with the authentic Right, recognize that ties with the EU means little more than domination by high finance.

Paul Craig Roberts believes the pro-EU groups backed by Washington are not firmly in charge, and that the revolution may unleash Syria style strife, allowing nationalists to take charge, but I pessimistically doubt it. The conditions in the  Middle East are vastly different from those in Eastern Europe, where US foreign policy has a much more successful track record. In Ukraine, it took two uprisings a decade apart to keep one russophile politician out of power. Despite the eventual failure of the First Orange Revolution, with the Second Orange Revolution this nation may have succeeded in gaining lasting control of the country, and severely weakening the position of Putin's Russia. All very depressing.

Our Lady of Fatima, please, pray for Russia and Ukraine. +


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've got to be kidding me. You are out to lunch about what's really going on over there. For starters, read Timothy Snyder's new piece:

8:41 AM  
Blogger crusader said...

Better eating my own lunch than being spoon fed the propaganda on every news station and nearly every paper.

It is hard for me to fathom that anyone could still grant such establishment organs as, say, the New York Review of Books credibility. As far as the popularity of the uprising, evidently you missed the acknowledgment of the same in my post, as well as the revelation of the $5+ billion our government and George Soros had given to finance the organizations that organized the protests, explaining their support and success.

If this was really a "popular revolution" (the only true example of which I can recall being the Haitian Revolution, all the rest being directed by an aspiring new elite), then why was an unpopular technocrat, the "Yats" Victoria Nuland said the US favored, made the new Prime Minister with a near unanimous vote? Take it from Forbes, hardly a tin-foil publication.

Beyond that, there is the persistent question of who the snipers who killed the majority of Maidan casualties were hired for. Even a new government official has the integrity to admit they targeted both protesters (not that I don't think they deserved to be shot dead, one and all) AND police in an attempt to overthrow the government, though he blames Russia. Yet for Russia to be behind it is as hard to fathom as the liberal accusation that Bush was behind the 9/11 attacks, since Putin supported the Yanukovych regime from the start. Read it in the Christian Science Monitor.

Gladly, Russia has taken back Crimea since, and with tomorrow's vote it will be back in Russia for good. My hope is that Putin sends in the tanks, and annexes at least eastern Ukraine, but hopefully all of it.

Now, I can do nothing if the west Ukrainians, including the institutional Catholic Church, want to sell themselves into slavery to Brussels, but insofar as the fate of the whole West lies in the survival of Russia as a Christian, anti-liberal power, I will cheer on Putin and his allies every step of the way.

Viva Cristo Rey!

12:29 AM  
Blogger crusader said...

Two of the best commentaries of the Ukraine upheaval are linked below, authored respectively by Eurasianist geopolitical sage Alexander Dugin and par-European nationalist Guillaume Faye.

12:48 AM  

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