The Patriotard Mindset of the Average American

Number One Douche (great name for a typical American) says:

Of course the world doesn’t like us, we’ve been kicking their asses around like it’s no big deal and then just have to sit there and EAT IT! Sucks for them. It would suck for us it their opinion really mattered all that much.

I cannot tell you how many Americans I have met with exactly this attitude. All conservatives think like this, but you would be shocked to find out how many Democratic Party liberals think exactly like this too. And the end of the day, most Americans are patriotards. Great big douchey patriotards.

I am curious though. What % of the population do you think really thinks like this guy in one way or another? Surely over 50%. 60%? 70%? 80%?

The number must be very high because I hardly ever meet an American who doesn’t think like this in one way or another. This thinking seems to be part and parcel of the American mindset and personality.

My response: But that’s not a very good attitude now is it? Did we kick Iraq’s ass around? Did we kick the Taliban’s ass around? The Baath is still extremely strong (in fact they just took over all of Sunni Iraq), and the Taliban have never been defeated. We have pretty much failed in both countries, most spectacularly in Iraq.

I do not think it is an intelligent attitude to think that you are the bully on the block who has been kicking everyone’s ass for so long that there is nothing anyone can do it and you don’t even care how your victims think. Nothing lasts forever. If all you do is make enemies, that’s not a helpful way to go through life. People who fight everyone around them don’t have long life expectancies.

Our enemies sure have been killing and wounding a lot of Americans in recent years, haven’t they. Furthermore they have bled us dry spending treasure trying to beat the unbeatable.

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Major Russian Escalation in the Ukraine!

There was a major escalation in the Ukraine conflict yesterday. The Nazis fired four Tochka SS-21 missiles at self-defense forces’ positions near the Southern Cauldron where a large Nazi force has been trapped for some time now. Just before they were launched, a large Russian force surged en masse towards the Ukrainian border. They halted just before the border. After the Nazis launched these dangerous missiles, Russian forces shot down all three missiles from inside Russia using some sort of an advanced system.

Note italicized content below.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
July 30th Combat SITREP by Juan

Information from very reliable sources. These sources are in Novorossiya, Russian Federation, EU and Ukraine:

29.07.2014 in afternoon Ukraine time 4 SS-21 Tochka tactical ballistic missiles were fired by Ukraine Armed Forces. At least two were clearly aimed at Saur Moglia with the idea of the Ukes trapped in The Cauldron having a sudden escape route opened for them. Moments before launch Russian Federation units surged toward the border at The Cauldron area and to the north of The Cauldron.

None of the 4 Tochka missiles reached their targets. I repeat, none of the 4 Tochka missiles reached their targets and none impacted with the ground anywhere that can be found in anything close to one piece. As you know this missile can carry a tactical nuke, chem/bio, cluster munition or HE in the weight of just under 500 kilos.

When the 4 missiles failed to reach their targets, the Armed Forces of RF immediately halted their surge and held position.

There has been a noticeable slow down of fighting activity since the launches, and Strelkov has pointedly said again that Novorossiya is open to negotiations.

The 4 Tochka missiles were shot down over Novorossiya territory occupied by Ukraine Armed Forces before the missiles reached their programmed height. They were shot down from inside RF according to normally reliable sources. No visual evidence has been provided of RF shooting down the Tochka systems nor of the system used to shoot down the Tochka missiles.

As of today, Russian forces continue to hold these positions.

Juan

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Cuba Libre – America-Free Territory

Be like Che!

Be like Che!

1953 – the Moncada Barracks in Havana is attacked. The Revolution has begun, a revolution that will transform Cuba from a Mafia-run playground for the rich to a society based on human needs. Education, health care and arts start to flourish.

Patria o Muerte!

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Obama on the Ukraine: Stumbling from One Crisis to the Next

Here.

Listen to Steven Cohen. He is one of maybe two policy experts remaining who is sane on the subject of the Ukraine. Cohen says he has never seen such hawkish uniformity in his life. Even the Iraq War was not nearly this bad. In the run-up to that war, there were many experts arguing that it was a bad thing to do. Now there is unanimity across the entire media spectrum, from right to left, the left being represented by MSNBC (not really the Left, more like the voice of the Democratic Party, which is not a liberal or progressive political party). Further, all foreign policy experts are very hawkish on the Ukraine.

Obama has isolated himself, exactly as Bush did and is only listening to his yes-men, who do not know what they are doing. Most of Obama’s advisors are out of academia and few of them have actual diplomatic street smarts from years in service to the state. Although I despise the man, Obama also refuses to listen to Henry Kissinger, who is actually saner on the Ukraine than the Obama Administration. Even the horrifying Brezhinski makes more sense than Obama’s aides. Sure there are brains in the Administration such as the CIA (but considering how much they lie, how can they be trusted?) but the smart folks and the intelligence guys are locked out by a huge firewall at the State Department.

Obama appears to have outsourced most of this crisis to Joe Biden and John Kerry, both of whom have behaved horribly. In the past few days, I have seen photos of John Kerry where he looks pure evil. This is his alter coming out, the one  that set fire to villages in the Mekong Delta and shot civilians as they ran out of their burning grass huts.

The Republican nutcase Congress has just introduced a bill that would force Obama’s hand on the Ukraine. It would make Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova “NATO-associated US allies” thus triggers arms aid to them in addition to an alliance. The alliance is dangerous because an attack on one is an attack on any other. A Russian attack on the Ukraine (which would be a great idea) would be an attack on the US. The US would be obligated to help Georgia and Moldova “get back their stolen lands” in Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transdniester. The bill would give Putin a short period of time to vacate the Crimea before massive sanctions would kick in all but severing trade between the US and Russia.

It is hard to say how many DINO’s there are in the Senate whose votes would be needed in order for this bill to pass. If it passed, Obama might be forced to sign it by the principle of expediency and political necessity.

I hate to agree with Republicans for once but I think they are right when they say that the Obama Administration simply does not know what it is doing a lot of the time. Not knowing what you are doing is not necessarily the worst thing. Bush knew what he was doing but what he was doing was pure evil. Incompetence is better than malign intent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Death of a Young Sailor,” by Alpha Unit

Ashtabula, Ohio, is a major coal port on Lake Erie. The coal dock at Ashtabula Harbor is a transload point for coals destined for electricity-generating plants and cement producers in Canada and the Great Lakes area. Coals from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia arrive at Ashtabula by train before being sent on their way. Other commodities coming through the port include iron ore, sand, gravel, and stone.

Among the ships you could see at Ashtabula Harbor was the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, a lake freighter that carried iron ore from mines near Duluth, Minnesota, to iron works near cities like Detroit and Toledo. A young man named Karl Peckol, barely out of Ashtabula High School, signed on to work on the Edmund Fitzgerald. He became a watchman.

Most of the crew on the Fitzgerald were veteran seamen. But there were some novices, including Karl Peckol, who didn’t necessarily aspire to a life as a sailor. Stacy Millberg says that Peckol was working on going to college. He didn’t get to go to college. He died on November 10, 1975, when the Fitzgerald sank in a storm on Lake Superior. At 20 years old, he was the youngest man on board.

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Sergei Glazyev, “US Is Militarizing Ukraine to Invade Russia”

I believe that every word he says is 100% correct. It is important to see this Ukraine mess for exactly what it is. To do that you really need to disconnect yourself from US/Western propaganda. This man speaks the truth. Transcript follows.

TRANSCRIPT

Regarding the policies of Kiev, let me say this: Kiev is clearly conducting a policy of genocide to eliminate the whole population of Donbass. They are unashamedly destroying the social infrastructure. They’ve smashed Europe’s finest airport without batting a eyelid. Aside from the monstrous number of victims, this was a gigantic infrastructure project, the pride of Donbass. They’re destroying hospitals, kindergartens, schools.

The fate they’re preparing for the people of Donbass is serfdom, which they make no secret of. Just listen to the statements made by Kiev’s chief ideologists, such as Liashko. Poroshenko’s position is not significantly different. They see Donbass purely as a source of income, a place to pump out profits from, by horrific exploitation of the people. As it is, the population is already being exploited brutally: wages are low – and paid in envelopes, the pension funds are bankrupt, safety conditions for the workers are worse than in the last century. It’s a merciless exploitation of the people.

Conditions are being established to make people leave the place. Those who are not tied to work in the factories and mines are being driven out. They are the refugees whom we are receiving in our country today. The Kiev authorities are brutally destroying the social infrastructure of Donbass. They’re not interested in the region’s manufacturing and science potential.
So they have no sympathy for the engineering industry there, which is closely integrated into the Russian industrial complex and otherwise would cease to exist. It’s obvious that the United States is fully controlling the Kiev Nazis, Poroshenko personally, and the government, and is pushing them to pursue this war against Donbass to the very end.

I disagree with Feodor, who said there is some kind of limit. They have no limits. They’ve already deployed Grad rocket launchers. Tymoshenko has threatened to nuke them. This is not simply an expression of emotion. It has triggered a certain reaction from the Nazis. If they had a neutron bomb, they probably would have used it already on Slaviansk. I have no doubt about that. They are using all means at their disposal and will wage this war until the resistance in Donbass is completely eliminated. Why? Because this is a war by the United States against us. They are pushing the war, providing the weapons and finance, and directing the campaign.

I agree with Mihail Remizov: time is on the side of the Nazis, strangely enough. On the one hand we’re anticipating the collapse of the regime from the wreckage of the insurmountable socioeconomic problems. But in Georgia that didn’t happen. By a huge effort they managed to get rid of Saakashvili. But that wasn’t brought about by a rebellion in society. It happened by democratic processes, which in Ukraine is already an impossibility.

Why is time not on our side? To be more exact, not on the side of Donbass. The Americans, and their puppets in Kiev, have set a course of militarization of Ukraine, construction of a Nazi dictatorship, total mobilization of the population against Russia. Although the population is not currently very enthusiastic about the mobilization, consider the dynamics: In December (2013) there were 2,000 Nazis in Kiev. By February there were 20,000 armed Nazis. By May the number was 50,000, along with the new army recruits. During the summer it will reach 100,000. In September there will be 200,000.

We’re talking about the plans for the call-up of people of military age. By the end of the year they will have half a million armed people at their disposal. Their military equipment is being brought out from storage. Ukraine possesses a large army, which had been removed from operation. But the Kharkov industries are now working at full capacity, restoring tanks and armor. Bringing these tanks out of storage, resurrecting and modernizing them is really not difficult. 200 armored vehicles are engaged in the war. The number is increasing every day. The same is happening with their aviation,
which is being brought out of storage in Odessa.

So what will we face? A very powerful military machine targeting us, fired up by Nazis, ideologically indoctrinated against Russia, who will push the army into war, then block them from behind to prevent retreat. Their goal is a war against Russia – that’s not something we can just sit out. Having lost Donbass, we will also lose the peace.

The next target they will declare is Crimea. I’m not joking. Ukraine will be pushed brutally, resolutely and across the board into a war against Russia on the pretext of Crimea. Poroshenko has stated officially that his intention is war against Russia. How else would they get Crimea back. Nuland said very clearly in Odessa that they expect their Ukrainian agents to go to war against Russia for Crimea. This armada of half a million people will invade Crimea. There is no doubt.

In conclusion, let me remind you of the words of Churchill:

“You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.”

We’re talking about a modern war, which doesn’t mean that our tanks have to roll into Kiev. But we have the right under international law to at least stop the genocide. All that is needed is to close the airspace, and use the same mechanisms to shut down the heavy weapons which are being used against the population, as the Americans themselves did in Libya:
They closed the airspace, then fired at their armored vehicles, artillery and aviation. As a result the regime they were fighting against was unable to engage in battle. We still have the chance to do that.

Half a year from now that chance will be gone. Lugansk and Donetsk have established parliaments and authorities uniting the two republics. Kiev’s unwillingness to negotiate with them is a result of their having no independence: they are in reality subordinated to the United States. Therefore it’s very important that we identify Ukraine as an occupied territory of the US, except for Donbass, which is resisting. Once we start using the correct terms and frame of reference, then it will be clear what we need to do.

If Ukraine is occupied by the United States and their mercenaries, who are manipulating their marionette regime to hold the population at gunpoint and make them fight against Russia, to unleash firstly a civil war and later a world war, dragging in Europe too, and ultimately all of Eurasia, then it’s very important to determine the correct terminology. We’re encouraging other regions not only to join the federation but to liberate themselves from occupation and to find the courage to take the kind of steps as has been done in Donbass. Let’s be clear again about our frame of reference: The Kiev leadership is not independent.

Essentially they are a network of American agents – American puppets. Poroshenko didn’t win the presidential election. Experts have computed that not more than 40% voted for him. How this farce of an “election” was orchestrated is another discussion. The territory of Ukraine is under occupation and control by the United States. There is tons of evidence. The Americans have legalized the stationing of their military instructors there. SBU is fully under the control of the CIA. It’s an occupied territory of the Americans.

So we need to talk about their illegal occupation of the territory and its liberation, and how they’re using the mass media to drive up the Nazi hysteria, by which the Americans will unleash the 4th world war, considering that the 3rd world war was the cold war against the Soviet Union.

I invite you in our next discussion to highlight the reasons for this war,
why the US has been cultivating Ukrainian Nazism and is now unleashing it against Russia, why they launched this war in Ukraine as a pretext to pull Russia into a direct military confrontation with Ukrainian armed forces, in order to create a regional war in Europe, and after that what is essentially the fourth world war. This aggression is directed not only against Russia. In the first instance the objective is Europe. The Americans have gained from every war in Europe – the first world war, the second world war, the cold war. The wars in Europe are the means of their economic miracle, their own prosperity.

It’s also a war against China.Now Japan and Korea are being pulled into the arms race. The missile defense systems will be modernized and upgraded in Japan and on the Korean peninsula, the Americans have announced. This is directed at both Russia and China.

So we have to understand that the key to resolving the catastrophe of Ukraine is to be found in Washington.

That’s where Nazism has to be defeated.

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What Country Is the Biggest Danger to World Peace?

The United States is the greatest threat to world peace. Surveys conducted around the world consistently found that the US and Israel were considered to be the greatest dangers to world peace. Only 8% rates Russia the biggest danger.

I get the feeling the world doesn’t like us very much.

Since 1980, US, a peaceful country inhabited by a peace-loving people and the greatest country on Earth, attacked:

  • El Salvador (1980)
  • Libya (1981)
  • Sinai (1982)
  • Lebanon (1982 1983)
  • Egypt (1983)
  • Grenada (1983)
  • Honduras (1983)
  • Chad (1983)
  • Persian Gulf (1984)
  • Libya (1986)
  • Bolivia (1986)
  • Iran (1987)
  • Persian Gulf (1987)
  • Kuwait (1987)
  • Iran (1988)
  • Honduras (1988)
  • Panama (1988)
  • Libya (1989)
  • Panama (1989)
  • Colombia  Bolivia  and Peru (1989)
  • Philippines (1989)
  • Panama (1989-1990)
  • Liberia (1990)
  • Saudi Arabia (1990)
  • Iraq (1991)
  • Zaire (1991)
  • Sierra Leone (1992)
  • Somalia (1992)
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993 to present)
  • Macedonia (1993)
  • Haiti (1994)
  • Macedonia (1994)
  • Bosnia (1995)
  • Liberia (1996)
  • Central African Republic (1996)
  • Albania (1997)
  • Congo/Gabon (1997)
  • Sierra Leon (1997)
  • Cambodia (1997)
  • Iraq (1998)
  • Guinea/Bissau (1998)
  • Kenya/Tanzania (1998 to 1999)
  • Afghanistan/Sudan (1998)
  • Liberia (1998)
  • East Timor (1999)
  • Serbia (1999)
  • Sierra Leone (2000)
  • Yemen (2000)
  • East Timor (2000)
  • Afghanistan (2001 to present)
  • Yemen (2002)
  • Philippines (2002)
  • Cote d’Ivoire (2002)
  • Iraq (2003 to present)
  • Liberia (2003)
  • Georgia/Djibouti (2003)
  • Haiti (2004)
  • Georgia/Djibouti/Kenya/Ethiopia/Yemen/Eritrea War on Terror (2004)
  • Pakistan drone attacks (2004 to present)
  • Somalia (2007)
  • South Ossetia/Georgia (2008)
  • Syria (2008)
  • Yemen (2009)
  • Haiti (2010)

That settles it!

America fights terrorism and promotes peace and democracy.

If you don’t agree, we have drones over your country right now.

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Photos and Video from Yesterday’s Ukraine Fighting

There is very heavy fighting going on between the Nazis and the self-defense forces around both Lugansk and Donetsk in addition to many other towns. The Nazis are doing a lot better around Donetsk than they are around Lugansk. The self-defense forces have definitely retreated in the past few weeks and they control less territory than they did before.

Nevertheless, a large Nazi contingent has been cut off and nearly or completely surrounded in an area called “The Southern Cauldron” for weeks now.

Photo shows Nazi tank in the Southern Cauldron yesterday.

Photo shows Nazi tank in the Southern Cauldron yesterday.

They cannot be reinforced by air and air supplies are intermittent. This heavy armored group is running out of food and fuel. They have sustained heavy losses of men up to 50% of their fighting force. They are now holed up near forested areas waiting things out. They continue to be pounded incessantly but have not yet been defeated.

Apparently Nazi troops in the Southern Cauldron last night. Terrifying scene.

Apparently Nazi troops in the Southern Cauldron last night. Terrifying scene.

The Southern Cauldron is near where the jet down, south of that area. The south end of the Cauldron is the Russian border. They are surrounded by self-defense forces on all three sides.

Nazi troops in the Southern Cauldron last night. The ground is literally burning beneath their feet!

Nazi troops in the Southern Cauldron last night. The ground is literally burning beneath their feet!

This video below shows the results of very heavy fighting around Lugansk yesterday. Nazis were hit hard by self-defense forces. Here you see the loss of what looks like an armored column. I do not know anything more about this battle.

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Warning from the Saker

Here.

In this post, the Saker writes:

I hope to be able to address what I see as The Key Issue (all in caps!) by Thursday morning/early afternoon: will the US/NATO attempt to attack Russian and/or Novorussia and, if yes, how?

So this is what it’s all heading up to, eh? The US and NATO are seriously thinking of attacking either the Russian people or the Novorussian people and self-defense forces. I knew that NATO might attack Russia, but it always seem too nutty even for the scum who rule the West. But declaring war on the Novorussian people? Wow! Why? For taking up arms against a Nazi regime installed by the West in the heart of Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the Ukrainian Conflict, the West Is Lining up with the Nazis Against the Antifas. Why?

In the Ukrainian conflict pitting the Nazi Ukrainian regime against Novorussian antifa separatist self-defense forces in the East, all of the West is has lined up with the Nazis, oddly enough. This is really a re-run of the times right after WW2, when much of the West supported the Banderist Ukrainian nationalist Nazis fighting the USSR in the Ukraine. The Nazi nationalist forest fighters of the Baltic states such as Latvia and Estonia also received a lot of Western support, as did the rightwing death squad regime in Greece.

It didn’t take long after the Nazis were defeated that the West rallied with their old Nazi pals. Many Nazis were spirited away from the prison cells that loomed before them to South America and even to the United States. The US helped many of these Nazis escape because the CIA realized that Nazis were some of the most savage anti-Communists of all, and the CIA wanted to use these Nazis in order to fight the USSR.

In the early days of Hitler’s regime around 1933, many in the West were quite smitten with Adolf. The Jewish-owned New York Times even ran long articles lauding the Fuhrer for his staunch anti-Communism. This shows that the rich Jews will always side with Capital no matter what form it takes, even when Capital is against the Jewish people. Big Money Jews will choose Mammon over Israel any day of the week and will sell out the tribe for the price of a piece of silver with barely the blink of an eye.

The US of course is fanatically pro-Nazi. Opinion polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans are supporting the Nazis in this conflict. Is there a reason for this except that US foreign policy has always supported rightwingers?

The UK is also extremely pro-Nazi now. What is the reason for this? Why would the UK be supporting the Nazis in this conflict? The truth here may be that the UK is an “Atlanticist” state. Atlanticism is a political philosophy popular in Western Europe for a while now. Atlanticist European states line up with the US on every foreign policy issue due to some unfracturable alliance. They don’t even think of the morals of the issue at stake – they simply do whatever Uncle Sam does. It’s follow the leader. It is considered to be an unbreakable alliance, and the Atlanticist states simply cannot refuse to do whatever the US does. A case of ideology trumping sense.

Spain is very pro-Nazi, but the Spanish ruling class never abandoned fascism, and further they are worried about secessionism in their own land. After the fall of Franco, the fascists never went away. Instead, they slowly folded into the ranks of the Conservative Party which has ruled Spain for more than a few years lately. Although that party is not actively fascist, at the very base of the party is deeply connected to movements with fascist roots. The party is not so much fascist as fascist-allied, and even that is mostly covered up in an ivy of subterfuge.

The Spanish state ran a fascist “anti-terrorism” group that assassinated figures in the Basque guerrilla movement for a number of years. This group operated outside of the military or the police purportedly as another illegal armed group, albeit a rightwing one, even though they were controlled by the security forces. This was for all intents and purposes similar to the CIA’s rightwing death squads of Latin America.

Germany is strongly pro-Nazi now. This makes sense in a lot of ways. Merkel is a Christian Democrat, and that is a party with deep fascist roots. At the end of WW2 although a de-Nazification was said to take place, it never really happened. A few Nazis were removed and even tried, but mostly the whole charade was over in a few years.

The reasons are painful. In order to do a true de-Nazification, you would have to had to imprison or sanction almost the entirety of German society. Nearly everyone was guilty at some level.

In East Germany, they did a much better job of this, and although the East German regime ended up being staunchly antifascist, this transformation never happened in the West.

Many former Nazis simply recycled their way into political parties, and the conservative Christian Democrats were the party of choice as the Social Democrats were anathema. The problem was even worse in industry and finance, where sanctions and prison sentences were few, and the German junkers, industrialists and banksters simply cycled their way back into power at the throne of German industry. The West German elite has been heavily former-Nazi for decades now. It’s a dirty little secret, one hardly anyone but Gunter Grass dares talk about.

The Netherlands is one of the most pro-Nazi states of all in Europe. I don’t get this, except that the Netherlands is one of the strongest Atlanticist states of them all. The tail on the American dog. They follow American orders.

France is taking a less pro-Nazi line than the rest. Most Frenchmen still hate the Vichy Regime, and all forms of Nazism and fascism are seen as repellent and against the moral values of the Republic.

Italy seems to be very much pro-Nazi. I am not sure if I get it, but an Italian friend told me that fascism is still popular among the Italian rich, especially in certain cities such as Rome. The young men of the Italian upper class are especially prone to this deviation. My friend said that fascism simply never went away in Italy. Indeed, some suggest that Berlusconi may have fascist ties.

The Strategy of Tension during the Days of Lead in the 1970’s was a terrorist campaign run by fascist gangs who were supported by the Italian state, the military and the rich. These gangs set off bombs all over Italy, focusing especially on places where large numbers of civilians gathered. The state and state-controlled press always blamed the armed Left (which was small but active) for the bombings, but they never carried out even one of them. Every one of these attacks was documented as a false flag attack. The purpose was simply to create chaos and terror so that the people would feel that they had nowhere to turn but to the state to protect them. Then the state put in increasingly authoritarian laws.

Norway is coming out very strongly for the Nazis, both the press and the vast majority of the people who are apparently brainwashed. I do not get this one either, but Norway surrendered immediately when attacked by Germany, and they promptly put in an ass-kisser named Quisling whose name has gone down in infamy. At the time though, nobody much minded him. What this less that spirited defense says about the Norwegian people, I am not sure.

Australian media is incredibly pro-Nazi. The Australians are part of the Anglosphere which consists of the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. All are now run by fairly rightwing governments. This is considered to be a de facto alliance based on common language and culture originating in the UK. Another case of Ideology Uber Alles.

In Poland, the elite is very much pro-Nazi (Poland and Lithuania are the most pro-Nazi states in Europe) because they have aligned themselves very tightly with US neocons, much to their own detriment. Somehow they think that aligning themselves with the US and with the neocons in particular is the way to the gravy train, but I think they are wrong.

A case of overreaction to their Soviet experience. They hated Communism so much that in reaction, they idiotically moved 180 degrees in the opposite rightwing direction to show how anti-Communist they were. Their hatred for Communism was so great that they lined up with the wildest anti-Communist governments of them all.

However, many of the Polish people are supporting the Novorussian antifas for some reason. This is probably because hatred for Nazism and fascism in general is still probably quite strong among ordinary Poles due to past experience.

Many East European regimes also adopted horrible neoliberal policies once again in an overreaction to Communism. In this case, they chose the most polar opposite economics of all to Communism, which would be neoliberalism/Libertarianism/cowboy capitalism.

Most East European countries who reacted in this stupid way have been seriously damaged. Latvia and Estonia have been nearly destroyed. 1/3 of the labor force of these countries has immigrated due to a financial collapse related to an utterly unregulated financial sector.

After the crash, the neoliberal regimes imposed frightening “austerity” nonsense which did nothing but kick the working people and spit on them while they lay in the gutter. Estonia actually passed laws cutting wages by 1/3. Surely the Estonian rich thought that was a great idea. Social services were eviscerated. It was like 1933 America in Tallinn the past few years. Logically, working people reacted to this extreme abuse by the rich, the capitalists and the political elite of their nations by voting with their feet.

Lithuania and Latvia issued pro-Nazi statements, but they had fascist governments when they were independent between world wars, and after independence, both Lithuanian and Latvian nationalism have had deep pro-Nazi roots. The Nazi-installed regimes in the 1940’s are regarded as the pinnacle of Baltic nationalism, and pro-Nazi fighters fought in the forests for years after the War against the USSR which had usurped their lands. Lithuania and Poland are the most pro-Nazi countries in all of Europe. They are absolutely determined to bring the Nazis into NATO. If they succeed, maybe we will have to change the name of it to Nazi Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Upon independence, all statues from the Soviet era were destroyed, Soviet street names were obliterated, and many new monuments were constructed to heroes of the Lithuanian and Latvian nationalist movements of the 1940’s and 1950’s who were deeply pro-Nazi.

Bigoted laws were imposed on the Russian minority in these countries, demanding that they learn to speak Latvian if they wanted to vote or claim benefits. Now a large percentage of the Latvian electorate, the Russian speakers, are disenfranchised and cannot vote in elections. Nevertheless, Latvia is very worried about the Russian minority in their country writhing under the Latvians’ own boot heels. There are rumblings of a secessionist movement among these Russians, but no one knows how serious it is.

Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Denmark, Slovakia, Ireland, Czech Republic, Romania and New Zealand – Their positions are unknown. Slovakia and Romania might want a bite out of a disintegrating Ukraine themselves. Romanian Bessarabia was annexed to the USSR in the 1940’s by Stalin.

Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Serbia may well be lining up against the Nazis and with the Russian antifas due to a common culture they share with Orthodox Russia. A large contingent of Serbian antifa fighters have gone to Novorussia to fight the Nazis.

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