The blog — is back.
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. +