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Wow! Post-Modernism as Nietzsche’s philosophy of the weak and hateful:
Thank you @SRCHicks! We will win. Deus Vult.
For example, on two occasions in 2014, Richard Spencer’s Radix published articles dealing with Ukraine—one by John Morgan, the other by Matthew Raphael Johnson—that subsequently simply disappeared when higher authorities deemed them insufficiently pro-Russian. To put things in perspective, Radix has never had a problem with people who ignore or whitewash the Jewish problem. They have never had second thoughts about publishing philo-Semites and Jews. But being pro-Russian is a litmus test. This is an embarrassment to all involved. There is a lot of taste and talent at Radix. I hate to see it being misspent, and I hope they will get back on track in 2015.
Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and Ukrainian governor who was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship on July 26, may be forced to seek asylum in the United States, a Ukrainian legislator said.
Saakashvili said on Facebook that he was visiting the United States when Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped him of his citizenship, but he did not indicate whether he would seek to stay there.
The Ukrainian legislator from Poroshenko’s faction in parliament, Serhiy Leshchenko, said on Facebook that if Saakashvili seeks to return to Ukraine, he would face extradition to Georgia to face charges for alleged crimes that occurred during his presidency.
Poroshenko had appointed Saakashvili, a reformist who became president of Georgia during the 2003 Rose Revolution but later fell out of favor, to be governor of the Odesa region in 2015. Poroshenko saw him at that time as an ally.
But Saakashvili resigned the post last year, complaining of official obstruction of his anticorruption efforts.
Saakashvili’s supporters on July 26 called Poroshenko’s action to strip Saakashvili of Ukrainian citizenship an “unconstitutional” reprisal for Saakashvili’s criticisms.
My son’s favorite keyboard key (so far) is Caps Lock – because it lights up.
Ukrainians are poor for their level of societal trust, and unhappy for their level of wealth.
Our son nearly floored his mother and me with astonished pride by pointing to the logo on our refrigerator and pronouncing the letter A. Then, as if to show it wasn’t a fluke, he did the same with the letter D.
I helped him with the rest — R, then O. Then the whole word: “A R D O”.
He spent the next few minutes saying “Ardo.”
It could be a television commercial.
Putin’s 2015 comments during the opening of Europe’s biggest Mosque:
2017, Eid holiday in Moscow:
Apparently, Russian media is attacking fidget spinners as a tool of anti-Putin machination.
You think infighting in the left nowadays is bad? On this day in 1971, the ironically named United Red Army was formed in Japan. A Maoist group, it had 29 members, and it killed 14 of them in less than a year in internal purges, after considering them not revolutionary enough.
One Nazi commander observed that where they installed Polish leadership, they would get Ukrainian laborers sent to work in German factories, and where they installed Ukrainian leadership, they would get Polish laborers.
#Ukrainian and #Polish nationalists have commemorate the victims of Volyn tragedy of 1943
On July 11, representatives of the National Corps Ukrainian nationalist party, the Sturm magazine and the Roman Ribarsky Institute laid flowers to the memorial of the Wolyn tragedy victims of 1943. In this way representatives of Ukrainian and Polish nationalist environment have shown their readiness to draw constructive conclusions from that tragic for both our nations historical period. Readiness to choose the path of dialogue and mutual understanding instead of senseless hatred and conflicts.
This is our next step in the future and while others are shouting about their own historical truth, refusing to have a two-way dialogue about the undoubtly heavy pages of our common history, we choose the way of action. Words and thoughts are nothing, a man can truly manifests ownself in actions only.
While, acting in the interests of a third party, tamed propagandists continue to twist the spiral of hatred, we are slowly but surely moving towards the future. Those people, whose mind works in a constructive and creative direction, have long been to our ranks. While those, who has been building own political capital on historical speculations around the theme of Volyn tragedy, are just slowly digging own grave by their lies.
It is unlikely that we will be able to determine who was right then. Clearly, that the UPA warriors will remain heroes for Ukrainians, while Poles will treat them rather negaitve. Same situation with the Armia Krajowa. After all, historical mistakes teaches us not to repeat mistakes of our predecessors. It’s impossible to change the past, but nobody can take our right to choose our future.
“The history is given to us to learn from mistakes of our ancestors, whatever it is glorious or tragic. After all, it is we, new generation of Ukrainian and Poles, who choose the history our descendants will read.” Vladislav Kovalchuk, a representative of the National Corps party in Poland, said.
Apparently, the Garbage situation in Lviv has been resolved: http://concorde.ua/en/research/daily/lviv-mayor-compromises-in-garbage-with-president-16762/ Dirty Ukrainian politics. Looks bad from all sides.
Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi reached a compromise on June 23 with the Presidential Administration that has begun to resolve the conflict over Lviv city’s garbage disposal. Sadovyi told a press briefing that he has agreed to what he described as an “ultimatum” by the regional administration head who demanded that his governing body handle the city’s garbage disposal. The regional administration is the local representative of the Presidential Administration. . . .
Last week, Sadovyi published 229 rejections by local governments from accepting his city’s garbage, as evidence that the president’s team was working to sabotage his efforts and damage his poll ratings.
“America loves Poland”
@6:00 “So that Poland and its neighbors are never again held hostage to a single supplier of energy.”
@19:30 “A strong Poland is a blessing to Europe, and they know that. A strong Europe is a blessing to the West, and to the world.”
@23:15 “We urge Russia to cease its destabalizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere.”
@25:45 “The West will never forget [who we are]. . . . there is nothing like our community of nations. The world has never known anything like our community of nations. We write symphonies. We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes. Embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover brand new frontiers. We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence. And cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. We empower women as pillars of our society and our success. We put faith and family, not gov’t bureaucracy at the center of our lives. And we debate everything. We challenge everything. We seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves.
And above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person, and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom. That is who we are. Those are the priceless ties that bind us together as nations, as allies, and as a civilization.
What we have, what we inherited from our — and you know this better than anybody, and you see it today with this incredible group of people — what we’ve inherited from our ancestors has never existed to this extent before. And if we fail to preserve it, it will never, ever exist again. So we cannot fail.
This great community of nations has something else in common: In every one of them, it is the people, not the powerful, who have always formed the foundation of freedom and the cornerstone of our defense. The people have been that foundation here in Poland — as they were right here in Warsaw — and they were the foundation from the very, very beginning in America.
Our citizens did not win freedom together, did not survive horrors together, did not face down evil together, only to lose our freedom to a lack of pride and confidence in our values. We did not and we will not. We will never back down.
As long as we know our history, we will know how to build our future. Americans know that a strong alliance of free, sovereign and independent nations is the best defense for our freedoms and for our interests.”
@32:00 “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it? We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive.”
@36:45 “Those heroes remind us that the West was saved with the blood of patriots; that each generation must rise up and play their part in its defense and that every foot of ground, and every last inch of civilization, is worth defending with your life.
Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield — it begins with our minds, our wills, and our souls.”
@38:00 “Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph.
So, together, let us all fight like the Poles — for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.”