Sunday, May 4, 2014

Revisionist History is the New Truth! (and black is white and up is down)

The crisis in Ukraine has brought forth a new meme in revisionist history.  Dare mention on almost any discussion board that the Ukrainian people might have legitimate grievances with the Russians and there will be those who will attempt to bludgeon you with it.  This fallacy is twofold.  Firstly, Ukraine is not really a nation but simple a “region” of Russia and only Moscow has the right to make any decisions about Ukrainian self-determination. Secondly, there wasn’t really anything Russian about the Russian Revolution or the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. 

Seriously, not only are there some who put out this tripe but there are others who no doubt believe it, simply because some idiot said it.  Such is the pathos of the American (non)educational system.  To listen to these idiots tell it the events of October 1917 were all just a plot of clever foreigners and (wait for it) ……….. Zionists!

That Ukraine’s history has long been both intermingled with and separate from that of both the "great" Russians and the "White" Russians is a reality to be ignored in the new version of history.  Just because they all are culturally and linguistically closely related does not mean that they are not separate nations.

The same thing could be said of the Swedes, Norwegians and Danes, but no one would seriously entertain the notion that they are not all separate nations and peoples.  Such is the product of our so-called education system.

I guess we are supposed to believe that the fact that the crucial events of October 1917 took place in the Russian capital, that the protagonists all spoke Russian, identified themselves as Russians and exhorted the Russian poor and peasants to join them is all irrelevant because some revisionist twit says so now some 97 years later.  I guess those of us with an actual education don’t understand that because one of Lenin’s grandfathers was a Jew, that this makes Lenin himself a secret Zionist!  Uh wait isn’t “Jewishness” passed down through the maternal line?  Never mind, don’t you dare let such trivialities interfere with the new “politically correct” interpretation.

Stalin himself was indeed a “non-Russian” having been born in Georgia of Georgian parents.  We should just ignore the fact that he spoke Russian and ruled from the capital of Russia and conducted the “Great Patriotic War” on the basis of defending “Mother Russia”.  If the great murderer of Ukrainians and any other group, nationality or individuals that were perceived to be the opposition was not a Russian, he sure made Ivan the Terrible look like a piker.  So why then do so many Russians still revere his name even today?

I even had one moron try to tell me Khrushchev was not a Russian but rather just another “Zionist”.  Never mind that this intellectual midget couldn’t even spell his name correctly, I doubt he had even bothered to actually read any biography of the man, least of all his autobiography.

These assholes (is there any other word to describe them?) are so warped in their thinking that anyone who dares point out historical realities contrary to the new history is to be regarded as operating in furtherance of some new “Zionist plot”.

 I am once again reminded of something that Isaac Asimov, himself a Russian, a Jew and one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century once said:

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

These people (if one were to lend them that much dignity) are the very personification of his statement.  It seems that "Zionist" is now like "racist," once that accusation is made it automatically invalidates any and all previous statements of the accused, and absolves the accuser from having to or ever justifying the accusation.  

I can only guess that the next step in this onerous and illogical progression will be that the October Revolutionaries weren’t really communists at all but secret Zionist plotters who foresaw the events of today in Madame Blavatsky’s magic crystal ball!

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