Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

A Harvest of Hatred and Bitterness

It took no stroke of genius to know that this would happen:

To be a Ukrainian will be to hate Russians, and that isn't going to change for many decades. To be an eastern or nordic European will be to be wary of Russia and maintain a good military capability.

Meanwhile, Putin loves Fox News.

Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has praised Fox News for its coverage, appearing on the Russian state-controlled RT network to hail the right-leaning US cable channel, whose primetime host Tucker Carlson has played down the invasion.

Putin also loves the MAGA Insurrectionists and Donald Trump. Which, I submit, tells you all that one needs to know about all of them (Fox News, MAGA terrorist and Trump), that they are, in their rotten and debased cores, traitors.

And if you watch Fox News, what does that say about you?


Stewart Dean said...

I bumped into a Uke who did Ukranian Orthodox Church interiors and mosaics....back in the '70s....the Ukes didn't like being the tail on the dog, even then, given that much of the historical Slavic and Orthodox Christian substance started in Ukraine...and then disseminated northward.

Kyiv is like Jerusalem for Slaves
Because when it comes to Russian Orthodoxy, Kyiv is essentially Jerusalem.

More than a thousand years ago, in the 980s, the pagan Prince Vladimir of Kyiv consolidated the Rus people of modern-day Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine into a single realm. When his emissaries reported back to him on the glories of Christian Constantinople, Vladimir converted to their religion, brought his people into the Byzantine church through a mass baptism, and married a Christian imperial princess. Under his rule, Kyiv became a prosperous and peaceful city at the heart of a new Christian empire, complete with churches, courts, monasteries, and schools, as well as civic programs to care for the poor. Known as Vladimir the Great, he was eventually canonized as St. Vladimir and his memory is celebrated by Eastern Orthodox Christians, Catholics, Anglicans, and some Lutherans.

In the 1200s, however, Kyiv suffered a number of assaults from rival Rus princes and Mongol invaders. Many Rus people moved north and east to the newer cities of Vladimir and Moscow where, under the Czars, the Russian church eventually grew to be one of the richest, most powerful churches in the Orthodox world. With the shift, an Orthodox tradition founded under the auspices of Constantinople became a church under the authority of a patriarch in Moscow.

This has created tension between Ukraine and Russia for centuries, in some ways brought to a head in the Soviet period, with rival forms of Orthodoxy either choosing to resist Communism or cooperate with Moscow. When the Soviet Union collapsed, Ukraine had several different Orthodox churches, only one of which was in close relationship to Moscow.
The conflict in Ukraine is all about religion and what kind of Orthodoxy will shape Eastern Europe and other Orthodox communities around the world (especially in Africa). Religion. This is a crusade, recapturing the Holy Land of Russian Orthodoxy, and defeating the westernized (and decadent) heretics who do not bend the knee to Moscow’s spiritual authority.

dan gerene said...

Before we quit going out to eat because of the pandemic,
we quit going to the breakfast type restaurants that constantly had Fox Noise on. I started thinking if that was their level of thinking how much do they follow health regulations or guidelines except when they get caught. The last time I even tried one in October, after a fasting medical procedure the help you could see were masked but the cooks weren't, not going back to that one.

Richard said...

Which is it? You are going to be with Putin or not? I care about my people. That does not include the Putin state. I am not afraid of Ukraine. I am not afraid of the Baltic nations, i am not afraid of Georgia, i am not afraid of Poland,Romania,Slovakia, Moldova. I am afraid of Putin. Also,Serbia, you are like the little stepchild .You always ask for a Russian to come help you. They treat you like dirt,you come back for more. Bulgaria, you are excused. You didn't want to do this, you have your own ideas.