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New York Times: 'Canberra regime is supporting Nazis in Ukraine'
We're reaching Hitler-bunker-tier levels of farce right now
Ever since the beginning of the Russian military operation to liberate the Russian speakers of the Donbass region from West Ukrainian ethnic cleansing, the Western establishment has denied that the regime in Kiev is neo-Nazi.
Our intellectual superiors at Monash University, FactCheck.org, the Anti-Defamation League and the New York Times, among many others, assured us that we’d have to be utterly retarded to imagine that there is anything remotely Nazi about Zelensky’s government or its military forces.
Turns out those were all lies, and now even the New York Times has had to admit it.
That’s a bloody good question, Cory. Glad you finally asked it.
Why does it take a New York Times article to get our fav BASED populist heroes to notice what was obvious for the past 10 years?
The New York Times article, despite admitting what is plainly obvious about the military forces in Ukraine, gaslights the reader into seeing it as an optics problem rather than an actual, you know, Nazi one. The byline of the piece reads as follows:
Troops’ use of patches bearing Nazi emblems risks fueling Russian propaganda and spreading imagery that the West has spent a half-century trying to eliminate.
The problem, you see, is not that there are men actively promoting the ideology of the National Socialist regime in Berlin in the 1940s. That’s not the problem. The problem is patches. The use of patches is what risks making Russian propaganda more powerful than our Western propaganda.
Which is basically that Putin is Hitler 2.0. A guy who has run Russia for 20 years and played nice with the neoliberal world order the whole time. He’s Hitler.
Even Western normies are going to have a hard time swallowing that once they see that the Ukrainian lads drafted in to fight for lands that are Russian anyway are doing the Roman salute and arguing the merits of Prussian socialism.
What a pickle. Or a sauerkraut, I guess.
The Russians have argued since February 2022 that their special military operation, which has held back from using the full force of Russian arms on the regime in Kiev, is a de-Nazification mission to liberate the Donbass. The potency of this message is clearly worrying the propagandists at the New York Times:
In the short term, that threatens to reinforce Mr. Putin’s propaganda and giving fuel to his false claims that Ukraine must be “de-Nazified” — a position that ignores the fact that Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, is Jewish.
The Slavic world is a complicated place. Churchill was being apt as usual when he described Russia as a riddle wrapped as a mystery inside an enigma. It’s a strange world up there.
Yes, Zelensky is Jewish. He also grew up speaking Russian. If he is anything like most other Jews from the Slavic world, however, the people he probably hates the most are ethnic Russians.
Non-Jewish Westerners think that Jewish people would have hatred toward the Germans and the Palestinians. This has not been my experience at all when getting to know people from that part of the world. When I visited Israel, for example, the liberal Jews I met in Tel Aviv had only one group they hated: the ultra-orthodox Jews.
Given how hate-free Australian society has generally been, it can be hard for us to understand the complexity of places like Ukraine. We have a superficial and cartoonish idea of people from these older societies.
In a region of the world filled with bitter bigotries and poisonous historical resentments, the Jews of Eastern Europe largely reserve their animosity for Slavic Russians.
It’s what drives the neocons as well as the Russiagate conspiracy theorists like Rachel Maddow. They disagree on everything else but are united by a hatred of Russia.
Perhaps that’s why the Jewish groups have stayed silent about Ukraine’s Nazi problem?
So far, the imagery has not eroded international support for the war. It has, however, left diplomats, Western journalists and advocacy groups in a difficult position: Calling attention to the iconography risks playing into Russian propaganda. Saying nothing allows it to spread.
Even Jewish groups and anti-hate organizations that have traditionally called out hateful symbols have stayed largely silent. Privately, some leaders have worried about being seen as embracing Russian propaganda talking points.
Maybe these patch-wearing Ukrainians are just misunderstood!
The Anti-Defamation League considers the Totenkopf “a common hate symbol.” But Jake Hyman, a spokesman for the group, said it was impossible to “make an inference about the wearer or the Ukrainian Army” based on the patch.
“The image, while offensive, is that of a musical band,” Mr. Hyman said.
The band now uses the photograph posted by the Ukrainian military to market the Totenkopf patch.
We hear constantly, relentlessly, in the West about hate. The narrative is usually that Anglo Australians are full of hate and that’s why society needs a cultural revolution against Anglo hegemony. Or something.
You know you’re dealing with real hate though when you see that there’s a group that the Western Jewish groups hate more than Nazis.
Now that’s hate!
It’s not a hate we’re allowed to talk about, though. In Australia today, only Anglos hate. When Anglos start wearing the same sorts of patches and waving the same sorts of flags our heroes in Ukraine do, then it’s not some harmless misunderstanding. They’re not just being unfortunate and helping Putin.
The regime in Canberra has decided that anyone doing what our brave proxy fighters in Ukraine are doing must go to jail for hate!
We’re really tying ourselves up in knots here.
When burly lads in sunglasses wear patches with the Black Sun and wave swastika flags in Ukraine, they’re misguided and we still need to keep sending our weapons and soon our soldiers to fight Russia for them because freedom.
When burly lads in sunglasses wear patches with the Black Sun and wave swastika flags in Melbourne, they’re domestic terrorist extremists and have to be sent to prison for a year because hate.
No wonder the deep state propagandists are in a pickle.
I’m guessing those deep state propagandists would call me a Russian propagandist who spreads Putin’s dangerous disinformation.
OK. From one propagandist to another, guys, I need to tell you something.
You can’t send soldiers into battle based on this many lies.
It just doesn’t work.
Morale will be terrible. Soldiers will scatter at the first sign of danger. You’ll lose before your drafted Gen Z wokelings even get their chest binders on.
You can gaslight the Australian people during peacetime when the shops are still largely full and the housing bubble is still inflated. Once the war is on, the shops are empty, rolling blackouts are an everyday menace and the threat of invasion makes real estate largely worthless, lying constantly isn’t going to work for you.
If we’re going to get sucked into World War III, let it be for a better reason than just someone else’s hate.