a reply to: maghun
Thank you, the truth is that I have been researching all forms of alternative history for almost fifteen years and has never watched TV regularly.
Globalresearch has not been recently a good source for me as far as Russian affairs are concerned. Though this article you quote is better than the
average Russian propaganda these days (which works too well among the Western alternatives), it is heavily slanted. Shamir keeps on using words like
junta and coup. All is instigated by the US, Kiev is full of misguided people and active fascists.
I have grown up in Eastern Europe and I lived well over a decade in America so I think I know some of the worst and the best in both worlds. Thank
you, but I am not a friend of the neoliberal economic order (just recap the book
), neither am I unaware of some revolting manipulations of the
world by negative forces of the West, from the 1973 Chile coup to other things.
Plus I am generally not in sympathy with the right wing and nationalism anywhere. And yet...
I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle; in particular issues one side can be faulted while in others, the other side. Yes, it is deplorable
how Bandera is whitewashed these days. Yes, I am aware of the fact that foreign-incited "popular movements" have used the color orange as a symbol
everywhere from Ukraine to the former Soviet states in Asian and even in Hungary, as it was in the Ukrainian "Orange Revolution."
Yet, Russian state propaganda these days stoops lower and lower to me. It is more insidious because it is claimed that Western alternatives research
and write all this stuff. Anyone who is dissatisfied by their Western power system will turn to Russia these days, just like Snowden did.
Recent Russian state propaganda simplifies everything to a degree of total paranoia.
Let me recap some basic points in the recent truth revision campaign.
- Ukrainians have basically no right to exist independently of Russia, they have no right to their country, they are collectively at fault for the
sins of some World War 2 bandits. Interestingly enough (this article fails to address that point), these supposed Fascists are somehow collaborating
with Jewish oligarchs.
I need not point out the irony of that.
- The entire Maidan series of events was merely a Western psyop, staged and financed, nothing was genuine. The change of government (by election) was
a coup, and the result is a junta.
Well, this did not appear so by anyone who watched videos and live segments from Kiev. Plus, it appears to me that it would simply take billions and
billions of dollars and years of preparation to artificially incite a riot taking hundreds of thousands of people for several months anywhere in
Europe. Something that realistically may be tried in a major oil producing country far away (try Venezuela), but certainly not in a poor Eastern
To me it seemed that the ordinary people got fed up with their Russian-controlled oligarchs and simply refused to go home.
- The modern State of Russia is always right, it is always on the more benevolent and humane side, it never ever started a conflict, nor did it ever
commit any inhumane act: truly, Russians are the chosen people and everyone (especially the US, that old gangster) conspires to fault this nation of
victims and saviors.
Well, remember Anna Politkovskaya? Just where did that woman disappear and why? Remember the guy killed with a radioactive isotope in London? Remember
Pussy Riot? How about the Yukos scandal? How about the 2008 war in the Caucaus? How about bombed-out Grozny in Chechnya (which I would have let go
long ago if I were Russian)?
If propaganda goes on like this, it will soon be claimed that Christ was really born Russian and that the war in Afghanistan did not happen.