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WWwhat ?!!

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(a belated article- insomnia musing)



  I usually   write   a traditional article   on the   Victory on WWII    on May 9. This time I am a little late.   Maybe it   was for the good of it though   because    this time I    had a chance   to   watch Russian TV. They   had celebratory shows   which I got used to: the war is shown now   without names, without places   and without accents; like something   that happened very long ago and far away; the 100-years war in France comes to mind.    A   Nobel Prize   physicist   Jourice    Alferov   called the Russian TV   "a criminal organization'. Same as Vermacht,   the German Army was defined at Nuremberg Trials. I don't really think the Russian TV   is a criminal enterprise yet. I think ours is.   I think   Russian TV is desperate to copy ours. They are   imitators. Someone explained to them that attention was everything, even the negative attention. As soon as the   TV- customer keeps the   TV on   the money trickles down. No wonder they follow our suite; the less is the sense the more   is the entertainment. So they would   show    Russian POWs in 1941, raggedy and   gloomy- that's OK., who cares for those losers who   all died   anyway? But they   would   not show the famous   parade oft 45000 German POWs through Moscow in 1944 because, their German sponsors of commercials   might not   like it. Not that they were   told anything explicitly, no. But   if you are a prostitute   the high level is the anticipation of the client's hidden desires. That's what they are- prostitutes.


Anticipation, as I said. At   the end of the   TV show they come out with the new   statement:


-          To the eternal memory of the   soldiers of the   Great   War!



That's what they say now. The prostitutes are catering to the ignorant.


The definition   "The Great War', is reserved in history for the WWI.   It makes perfect sense; that war was   the first one of a kind. It involved the whole world and   its results affected practically everyone and on equal   levels.   Nobody   can   claim   righteousness in that war;   it was a   historic accident of   biblical proportions, a paroxysm of madness which possessed   the human race for some time and ended in carnage. Nobody won (except for the bankers)   and   nobody   can claim any glory.   The primary feeling of all parties after WWI was   SHAME; the same way teenagers feel after they are separated   in the fight and   see each- others   bloody noses.   Only this time there were 10mln dead. Russia, BTW   made peace with Germany separately, the famous   Brest- Litovsk Treaty, signed by Trotsky on behalf   of the Communist   government   in Moscow. Those commies, imagine that- they even debated and voted on the   peace treaty to sign and   it passed with a very slim majority; tell that to our Congress when they   debated the invasion   of Iraq.

In any case, that is what the Great War was all   about- SHAME.   The people of the world   were ashamed of what they have done.

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The writer is 66 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.

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