Ukrainian Diaspora embracing cultural Marxism (the descendant of the Bolshevism they fled)

By Zenon Zawada

Whether consciously or not, the Diaspora leadership in North America has begun to embrace the same Marxist ideals of the Bolsheviks that persecuted our parents and grandparents, and murdered their relatives.

Here’s a letter to the editor that I submitted to Roma Hadzewycz, chief editor of The Ukrainian Weekly, that she declined to print. I distributed it on July 1, Canada Day.

Dear Mr. Grod,

I was shocked to read your column in the June 21 issue of The Ukrainian Weekly, “Canadian Values are Ukrainian Values.” You claim that the shared values of Ukrainians and Canadians are healthcare, education and a better life for children and grandchildren.

Is that it? Our shared values all boil down to social welfare?

I’m not a Canadian, but I know enough Canadians to know that free health care and accessible education are not the key values that made their country great and they are not what make conservative Canadians proud today.

The values that made Canada great were in fact its work ethic, self-sacrifice, commitment to the traditional family, suspicion of government and an aversion to dependence, as the economist Brian Lee Crowley aptly illustrated in his book, “Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canadian Values.”

These are the shared values of Ukrainians and Canadians. Crowley neglects to mention another shared value, which is the shared faith of many Canadians and Ukrainians in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

As Crowley also illustrated, these values were undermined during the 1960s in favor of state subsidies and benefits, creating a welfare state that has eroded the nation’s work ethic, the spirit of self-reliance and the traditional family.

It’s apparent to conservatives that the downside of universal medicine is its long wait periods and reduced quality. The downside of accessible higher education is that it loses its value. With so many being issued, a bachelor’s degree just isn’t what it used to mean 30 years ago.

It looks like Mr. Grod has been caught up in the rising tide of socialism and its government hand-outs and freebies, and losing sight of the values of our ancestors that brought Canada its peace and prosperity that it enjoys today. Either that, or the UCC needs some better writers.

Zenon Zawada
U.S. citizen
Resident of Ukraine

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I am working on an article detailing how the Diaspora leadership in North America has begun to embrace the same Marxist ideals of the Bolsheviks that persecuted our parents and grandparents, and murdered their relatives.
Please send along any examples you’ve seen.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, for example, continues to embrace multiculturalism and diversity (reflecting the Marxist ideal of cultural relativism) at a time when the mass immigration of Muslims to the West threatens to gradually replace liberal democracy with sharia law (not in Canada yet, but certainly in some Western European countries). This is not the multiculturalism of Paul Yuzyk’s generation.

Meanwhile, the LGBT lobby (also being embraced by certain Diaspora leaders) has succeeded in dismantling the Christian family as the model and foundation for Western society. This is also part of the multiculturalism and diversity being embraced by the UCC, and which was implemented by the Bolsheviks when taking power.

12 Comments

  1. walt

    In the diaspora, I suspect leftist believers are mostly college educated, jews generally have more education than the average population and they are very left leaning. The use of hallucinating drugs in colleges might also add to a distorted view of life.

    Here is a quote from and article about the Afgan child sex abuse that our military has witnessed,
    “The result of bringing in academics appears to have been an appalling embrace of cultural relativism” ….

    “Obviously, the American military’s primary objective shouldn’t be one of cultural imperialism. But there are many questions where we cannot pretend that American values aren’t obviously superior, and the fact we’re even discussing whether we should enforce our cultural prohibition on sex with children in Afghanistan is a terrifying indicator of how debased our military culture has become.”

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/national-scandal-soldiers-told-ignore-child-sex-abuse-afghanistan_1034080.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=t.co&utm_campaign=20150921_TWS-blog-military-afghanistan-sex-abuse-1_twitter&utm_content=TWS

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    1. Roman

      All true, and well stated.

      But Zenon is speaking specifically of the organized Ukrainian community which is overwhelmingly non-jewish and organized around churches. Most Jewish-Ukrainians become a part of the Jewish-American community and speak Russian.

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      1. walt

        Yes, but most non-Jewish Ukrainians in positions of influence today were educated in North America, and have had the cultural marxist exposure there, unlike our immigrant parents.

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        1. beauregard

          There are very few second generation 100% ethnic
          Ukrainians. Most second generation have intermarried
          thus have multiethnic children.

          Even Jews have intermarried and their children have lost
          their Eastern European identities.

          The politically correct crowd is clearly the majority.

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    2. beauregard

      It was said, “In the diaspora, I suspect leftist believers
      are mostly college educated, jews generally have more
      education than the average population and they are very
      left leaning. The use of hallucinating drugs in colleges
      might also add to a distorted view of life.”

      I dispute the comment that the second generation might
      be less educated.

      I had a cousin suggest the same, so I went thru many
      cousins and found 95 % had a college degree. Most had
      masters degrees, several doctorates and several with
      multiple degrees.

      And I would point out that most have married outside
      the Ukrainian or even Eastern European communities.

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      1. walt

        Perhaps my comment above was not clear, the second generation is obviously more educated, but educated in north America, with marxist professors while our parents generation that was educated, was educated over there, they saw the reality of marxism snd even if they had leftist professors, they didn’t believe them. Unfortunately many, in all ethnic groups, once in the college environment believed the propaganda.

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  2. walt

    Here is a excerpt from a man who is not marxist, but who did abuse drugs and it has distorted his view of life;

    “Unlike most U.N. speeches, Putin’s merits study. For he not only identifies the U.S. mindset that helped to produce the new world disorder, he identifies a primary cause of the emerging second Cold War.

    To Putin, the West’s exploitation of its Cold War victory to move NATO onto Russia’s doorstep caused the visceral Russian recoil. The U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine that overthrew the elected pro-Russian government led straight to the violent reaction in the pro-Russian Donbas.

    from,Pat Pukecannon
    http://takimag.com/article/the_mind_of_mr_putin_patrick_buchanan/print#ixzz3nXd7DwSd

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    1. beauregard

      Walt,

      I am member of the over the hill gang. Interesting that
      some of my views come from my grandfather, an escapee
      from Eastern Europe.

      As a child I was left with him often while my mother, her
      sisters and grandmother went shopping.

      I discussed his influence with his youngest son. The youngest
      son was graduate of Ivy League school. His views tended to be
      liberal on social issues compared with his father.

      My uncle said he had little contact with his father due to work
      and sports. Some of my comments about his father he said he
      did not know. I suspect he just did not absorb what he heard.

      You are mostly correct that liberal teachers have had influence
      on all Americans.

      So often you are graded on being of liberal mindset.

      I was born to be contrarian. That part must be my Ukrainian
      genetic roots.

      I was able to listen to some professors explain European
      history. One of those guys was a Jewish professor who escaped
      the holocaust. He was born and educated in Austria. He had studied
      economics under several of the famous Austrian economics teachers.

      Those who understand the differences in Marxism and Capitalism are few.

      Individual freedoms are not appreciated by too many.

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      1. walt

        That’s just it, a distorted view is the marxism leads to freedom.

        In fact, the term modernism, includes marxism, liberal capatlism, and fascism.
        Of the 3 liberal capitalism has a longer life span. Sadly, Alexander Dugin proposes a new forth way, really a combination of all of the above without the liberalism.

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