Thursday, October 1, 2015

On communism and fascism and their strange dialectic

"The fall of communism in 1989-1991 was the most important victory of fascism since its temporary setback in 1945." (from Alan Avans)

The Maidan coup and the installation of the unapologetically Banderite regime in Ukraine was another major achievement in the resurgence of fascism. Some call the Kiev regime their "allies" and "friends," while Russia calls them "partners" and "friends." But the fascists do have a good memory of who their main enemy was and who was the true victor who defeated them in 1945. Thus, for them, the Russian people can never be forgiven for that. Or the communists.

Russia Insider happy to pass this dish: "I was happy to see at least some reporting on the comments Putin made during his UN speech regarding the failures of the Soviet Union and its attempts to forcefully export an ideology."

Putin told the UN Assembly in his speech namely this: “We also remember certain episodes from the history of the Soviet Union. Social experiments for export, attempts to push for changes within other countries based on ideological preferences, often led to tragic consequences and to degradation rather than progress.”

Hence Soviet support of the national-liberation movement, people's struggle for justice and decolonization is Putin's eyes much like what the US is doing as the sole superpower these days from Libya through Syria to Iraq and Afghanistan. Furthermore, Putin's blanket denunciation of the Soviet Union to which, as a KGB officer, he swore allegiance, would also cover the liberation of Eastern Europe from Nazism and, therefore, also the victory of the Soviet Union in World War II and the defeat of Nazism. In all this, the Soviet Union defended the existence of all its peoples as well as its ideology and its beliefs. From the late 1980s, the dying Soviet Union massively and systematically betrayed, surrendered, and sold for Western taps on the shoulder all its friends and allies. Nothing personal. It was just business. A business of a "gravedigger" named as such by Marx the Great once upon time. It just so happened that the system was burying its own and did with a gusto.

Putin only confirmed what was otherwise plain to see--that he as Berlusconi's best friend has no love left for anything even remotely resembling any socialism or left position. Like all his governments and as he himself openly and clearly said several times already, is a friend of liberalism. What this means is that he stated goal of constructing a liberal system is to be understood within the terms of today's Russian post-communist, that is, anti-communist oligarchy. Nothing less. Except for the ways into which oligarchs have been sliding nearly all over the places, especially the avowed "partners" and "even friends" in Ukraine.

"Anyone who doesn't regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains," Putin once famously said. But who said that oligarchy ever had a heart? There is also no doubt that Russian oligarchs never doubted that they do possess not only brains, defined by Putin above as the aversion to restore anything from the Soviet times, but also much of cunning or cleverness, which, in Greek, is expressed as deinotēs, which, interestingly shares the same root not only with daimonic or demonic, but also with deinos, the terrible.

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