A friend of mine from my former country the Ukraine had warned me that it is inappropriate now to badmouth Hitler in Ukraine, whether in the media or on Social networks. Praising Hitler is OK, cursing him can lead to undesirable consequences.
That's nothing personal; just a reality. The official story is that it is a will of the people; no governmental decrees or official policies exists on that issue. When it comes to the epitome of democracy, Hillary Clinton-style, such phenomena can be attributed to the diversity of opinions, nothing more. Ukrainian nationalism is the prevailing ideology now in the "democratic" Ukraine and the perpetrators of the nationalistic insurgency during the 1940s-1950s are now proclaimed the legendary heroes; streets are named after them and monuments are erected in their honor. Officially they are considered not the collaborators with the Nazis (as they were) but an independent force, dedicated to the eternal struggle for the Ukrainian freedom against godless Bolsheviks. Hitler is now treated as their ally in that struggle and as such- a controversial but friendly figure in the revised Ukrainian history. There is no monument to him yet but that may happen after he becomes a honorary Ukrainian. I am pretty sure that Hillary Clinton or Condi Rice, whoever will be a US Secretary of State by that time will lay a wreath at his feet. It is just a matter of time.
The phenomena is by no means unique. The revival of the former nationalist and Nazi collaborators under the premise of the struggle against the Russians is on the rapid rise through Baltics and Eastern Europe. From Salashists in Hungary to Slovakian legions, from Ustashi in Croatia to Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian SS -formations- all over the the region the old symbols are revived, the so called veteran unions march out on the streets and, banners float from coast to coast and Nazi or pro-Nazi insignia is openly legit. Former concentration camps are pronounced to be rehab facilities and the only military struggle listed is against the Soviet Army. Those movements are intense, highly organized and politically savvy; judging from the level of the organized effort it is pretty obvious that they are richly funded and supported by some sources from the West, especially when they claim their allegiance to the Western Democracy and plurality of opinions. Turned out that the only country in the region which still strictly follows the Nuremberg protocols is Byelorussia, the one called by Hillary Clinton the last remaining dictatorship in Europe and viciously boycotted by the so-called "free world."
There, in Byelorussia, they still remember what Hitler had devised for them and they still remember children hanged and people burned alive. There they still honor Russia as their savior and celebrate May 9th as a holiday. We here don't.
It would be educational to consider how the Western democracies react to the events above. I don't want to insult the Catholic Church but the way they treat it can be only called a "Jesuit maneuver." On one side those revived movements are not only funded from the West but they are instigated as the tools against Russia and Russian people. As one German specialist (frequently published on OEN) remarked, "[The] West is not interested in reviving the friendly relationships between Russia and Ukraine." On the other side, those nationalists are the descendants of the genocidal murderers and our "loving westerners" don't want to feel embarrassed. So they had adopted the best possible strategy - "see no evil, hear no evil, know no evil." They absolutely never criticize those Mini- Me's of them; instead they promote them as diverse trends of new democracies which although sometimes seeming extreme, are good in heart. At the same time in the West, especially in Germany a coordinated permanent campaign is unleashed to covertly rehabilitate Hitler. Several aspect of this campaign deserve to be outlined:
1.Absolute ignoring of the Russian role in WWII- from promoting of the similarity between Stalin and Hitler to total disregard of all pre-1991 Russian and Eastern Block literature on the subject. Russian experience in the fight and defeat of fascism, communist contribution - all is absolutely and deliberately ignored.
2.Deliberate disregard of all historical and relevant historic fiction literature dedicated to the Nazi period if that one was published by the left-wing writers, scientists or historians whether before or after the WWII. This includes an absolute nonsense-writing off the whole antifascist literature of the former German Democratic Republic.
3. Deliberate and vicious slander of the greatest German and other authors as soon as those somehow were socialist sympathizers. This includes such great names as Hans Fallada, Berthold Brecht, Carl Von Ocetski, Anna Zegers, Lyons Feichtwanger and many others, also reasonably modern names as Gunther Walraff and Berngt Engelmann. They are just forgotten.
4. Making everything a topic for "debate." That is an American method to bury a serious issue in the eternal sea of discussion, sort of talking the topic to death. Germans implement it with gusto and now there is no end to senseless and malicious discussions of the role of Hitler thus exonerating him from being a non-human figure of the German history.
5. The most interesting aspect in all that is the approach to the "Jewish question" - the one and only official embarrassment which cannot be forgotten. Thus if it cannot be forgotten - folks in Europe adopt an American approach of chopping the issue into pieces.
The original Nuremberg protocols and decisions treated SS, Vermacht and Gestapo as criminal organizations - serial killers. They were accused of deliberate orchestration and perpetration of murdering millions of people: Jews, Roma (gypsies), Communists, Socialists, union leaders, Sorbs (a Slavic-German minority), Slavs, the mentally disabled, homosexuals, intelligent anti-Nazis and WHOEVER THEY TARGETED. Although the Tribunal outlined the Genocide of the Jews as an example of the POLICY OF MURDER, it did not qualitatively distinguish between the vicious beating to death of General Schleicher in 1933 and rolling the tanks over the Roma children in the 1940s. The victims were the same and the murderers were the same.
That was then. But starting from Y1991 that formula had been perpetually undermined with the effort lead and coordinated specifically by the groups from the US. The primary goal was and is to somehow put Jews separately as the only victims of the Nazis while all the others mentioned should fall under the category of "forget about it." Communists, of course, were the first to go - they got what they deserved. After them the cloud of forgetfulness began to cover Slavic people - as soon as they did not raise the issue, why bother? Nobody cared for Roma, obviously. The issue of mentally disabled was embarrassing but really, deep inside don't we all want them to somehow disappear? Homosexuals, yes, but there were no records and they have enough problems in the modern world. Thus if we subtract all those categories, Jews remain as a problem to deal with. Here comes America to the rescue.
First, the event got a name - Holocaust. Per Merriam -- Webster dictionary this word means "a sacrifice consumed by fire" and that was the name of the Hollywood movie. Life imitates art. Perishing in fire can be treated as some kind of an accident, a freak accident but still an accident. There was a war between Germany, Allies and Russia and Jews somehow were stuck in the middle of it. Zionists and other good people warned them to get out of the way but they disregarded the good advice and remained. Despite the heroic effort of all kinds of nationalistic collaborators to help them to survive (which included some forceful measures), the Jews of Europe remained stubbornly left-oriented and as such -- subject to justified rage of the people who were pissed off at Communists. That is especially unfortunate about the Jews of Eastern Europe who supported Communism en masse and thus sort of got what they deserved. Holocaust is a perfect name for this new, revised concept of the Nazi role in Europe and we can paraphrase it like this:
- An unfortunate and deeply regrettable perishing of the European Jewry in the fire of WWII due to misguided falling of them under the influence of secularism, Communism and godlessness.
If we adopt a definition above it becomes a "Jewish issue" and falls under the Israeli ideological jurisdiction. Israel took over as a PRIMARY REPRESENTATIVE AND INTERPRETER OF THE HOLOCAUST and that automatically freed our good Europeans from any real responsibility for the action. As soon as they politically support the State of Israel, they can feel absolutely safe; nobody will raise the real issues anymore. What a brilliant strategy.
So now we understand better why our President Obama so proudly mentioned his grandfather serving under Gen. Patton. Obama is justifiably proud because the whole atmosphere of his vision of the world is OK with Patton being the liberator, Russia being en par with Hitler and Ukrainian nationalists calling themselves heroes. Obama is an ignoramus, but we are not. We know about Patton, that prima-donna with pearl-handled revolver who imagined himself Alexander the Great reincarnated. We know what really happened in Africa when French Legion surrendered on his own and then politely explained to the Americans what could they do to them if they did not decide to surrender. We know about a deal between the Neapolitan Mafia and Allies in Italy, and about the tragedy of Monte- Cassino when stupidity and malice of the Allies not only brought to the murder of innocent civilians but also to the bloody offensive commenced by the Polish forces on the fortifications with catastrophic casualties resulting.