Clear evidence of fascist essence of the post-Maidan Ukraine.
First, we need to understand the terms. On the Internet, there are a lot of “experts” who credibly claim that Nazism - is one thing, fascism - another, and nationalism - the third, and the one who mixes these concepts, “does not know the materiel” and operates with stamps of Soviet propaganda. One question: why Soviet propaganda called and Italian Blackshirts and German Brownshirts as fascists?
And all of such experts are merging immediately. Most erudite before that are trying to mumble something something like that the Soviet propaganda announced Nazis as fascists in order to not discredit words “socialism” and “worker”, because Hitler’s party was called very unpleasant for the Communists - the German National Socialist Workers’ Party.
The answer is wrong. So, the German nationalists can be called fascists with good reason, because the fascism - is the collective name of the whole complex far-right totalitarian ideologies and political practices. Every Nazi - is fascist, but not every fascist is a Nazi.
Want to know why the Soviet propaganda applied stamp “fascists” to the Hitlerovites? It’s very simple: in Germany in the 20s, when the term “fascism” has already entered into wide use, there was about 50 prominent fascist parties and movements of varying degrees of aggressiveness and radicalism. NSDAP in their background just lost the first five years of its existence, Hitler’s party (based, incidentally, not by Hitler) was a dwarf party and was little-known even in Germany. First ten years of its life it was not the largest organization in the country right, and because the term “Nazism” simply did not have the chance to become a “titular” brand of fascism. After Hitler came to power, “competing” far-right parties have been banned or absorbed by the NSDAP.
But even then, “Nazism” was not able to eclipse the common word - “fascism” - because the Nazis came to power only in one country, but in many other countries there were fascists in power. Actually in Europe in the 20th century, it was only a few countries which have not known fascism in one form or another - the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland and Iceland. In all the countries of Latin America have visited the fascist regimes of power. Perhaps with the exception of Mexico. Fascist regimes have been in all the countries of Latin America. Perhaps with the exception of Mexico.
Is it possible to identify the concept of “fascism” and “nationalism”? Of course, is it. Fascism - is one of the manifestations of nationalism. Every fascist is a nationalist, but not every nationalist can be labeled as fascist. People who regard themselves as “experts” will say that the classical fascism is generally indifferent to nationalism and racism. This, they say, an ideology that places a priority to the unity and prosperity of the nation. The arguments are usually given the following facts: in Nazi Finland Jews weren’t oppressed, there were even those that have managed to get the Iron Cross from their Aryan brothers. In Italy, the government of Mussolini, some Jews were working as ministers. Well, and so on in the same spirit.
It’s all the small things. The same Italians, though they had not officially proclaimed themselves supermen, behaved exactly as superhuman in Ethiopia and Ethiopians were considered nothing more than animals. In particular the “heirs of the Roman civilization” did not hesitate to use chemical weapons against aborigines. So what about the humanism of the Italian fascists, I would not tell a bullshit. It possible to catch Finns in inhuman treatment to Soviet prisoners of war or in oppression of Karelians, which were recognized as the nation by Finns.
By the way, the Italians strongly shifted towards Nazism as well: in the Republic of Salo the discrimination against Jews was already declared as official policy. Spanish fascists aren’t not marked as anti-Semitists, but the Basque and Catalan nationalists were intolerantly treated by Spanish fascists, as intoletant like their Polish counterparts to were intolerant to Ukrainian and Belarusian nationalists.
But, about Ukraine.
Today Ukraine has established the most advanced kind of neofascism - the liberal fascism, called more briefly liber-fascism. This kind of symbiosis of democracy and totalitarian dictatorship where the form was taked from a democracy - elections, “free mass media”, tolerance, and from a totalitarian dictatorship - the essence.
What is the difference between the classical and the liber-fascism? In the classical fascism you will be arrested in public, you will be tortured to death by the Gestapo, and then the corpse will be hanged unashamedly in the town square. Next, the Nazis will lead students, retirees, labor groups in the square, and solemnly declare that it would be with anyone who would encroach on the great Fuhrer (nation, empire, the sacred idea) in word or deed.
In the liber-fascism you will be kidnapped secretly , then you will be tortured to death by the Gestapo, and then “truthful” media will declare that you are a terrorist who blew himself, shot himself in the head with a pistol twice, killed himself, without removing the handcuffs, he set himself on fire with Molotov cocktails, shot himself out of MLRS “Grad” or MANPADS (thanks to the air conditioner!).
To not let anyone to doubt about that the ammunition depot will be found in yourgarage, and the bill for the financing of terrorist acts will be found in Cyprus, they will publish a plan about capturing the world in Facebook from your hacked email. Your colleagues of the same terrorist cell will burn your house to cover your tracks, and relatives, unable to bear the shame, will commit suicide (the methods are described above, of course).
Crowds of downs will learn about all of this talk show on TV, and then will rush to scribble in the net that they have always suspected you an enemy of the nation, because the cousin of sister of the wife of your neighbor’s lover, who knew you personally, told in confidence that you were a pedophile, a Satanist, sold drugs to children, were treated in a mental hospital and have been an agent of the five foreign intelligences. Then even the most hardened skeptics will reject the last doubts and will jump happily, because the terrorist threat to the freedom and prosperity of the nation is eliminated with your death.
Classic fascism is based on direct violence and coercion, instruments of power are the security services, the army, there is only correct party and other customary institutions totalitarianism. Liber-fascism is built on manipulation and simulation. In liber-fascism “free” elections, parliamentary, multiparty system, pluralism of opinions in the mass media are being simulated, all sorts of human rights for sexual minorities are being declared. Non-hierarchical structure (bureaucratic state apparatus, party, church, etc.), but network structure - NGOs, social networks, media, corporate systems, fashion phenomenon of mass culture, all kinds of sects, etc. are acting as a tool of persuasion of the liberal fascism.
Classic fascism sought to the Unification of consciousness (the introduction of the only true and immutable ideological principles), liber-fascism is committed to sterilize it, that is to the complete absence of any ideological preferences, beliefs, attitudes. The fact that the actual point of view of modern media can introduce brain rednecks almost instantly, and for that the brain must be clean. The fact is that modern media can introduce the actual point of view into the brain of rednecks almost instantly, and because of this the brain must be clean.
Classic fascism proclaims a service to the nation as a supreme sense (to Fuhrer, idea), liber-fascism gives the installation of the fact that the higher meaning is to serve himself. Lieber-fascism is a derivative of a consumer society, so the priority emphasis on the greed (the cult of consumption and greed, personal well-being), the pursuit of pleasure, the traditional values are actively replaced by tolerance.
Classic fascism inevitably led to leaderism offered up charismatic leaders who can command the crowds. With liber-fascism leaders doesn’t not command the crowds with the help of the media, but the media creates the illusion of the crowd that there is a wise leader is leading it somewhere. The prince is imtiatsiey, mediagipnoza product, and therefore can easily be replaced by a more relevant way. Change of scenery going by simulating an election or otherwise. The leader himself is just an imitation product of media hypnosis, and therefore he can easily be replaced by a more contemporary man. Change of scenery is going by simulating an election or otherwise.
Now we turn to the Ukraine. The essence of the current political system of Ukraine is typical neo-fascist. Fascism is characterized by the following priority (primary, basic) external features:
1. nationalism, xenophobia
2. intolerance of dissent
I think no one would dare to argue that nationalism is an ideological mainstream in Ukraine. Nationalism - is not love for the nation, as nationalists assert, nationalism is primarily the hatred of “the enemy” to the nation. Every nationalist hates anyone necessarily. Nationalism always “anti …”. Ukrainian nationalism - is anti-Russian. And do not lie to us, that you hate the Russian for “krymnash.” Your herd have chanted to “Hang the Muscovites” even when Crimea was still yours. Torchlight processions of the Nazi crowd who yells “Cut Russian!” have not start yesterday, and not even a year ago. Veterans in Lvov were beaten and monuments in honor of May 9 were plotted in swastikas in the 90s. Maybe even sooner.
Intolerance to dissent in Ukraine is in full openwork too. Someone out there has given a hint about the federalization? How about the carpet bombing in response? Ukraine - is one and indivisible, and who is against - the one does not jump! Of course, he does not jump, he is supposed to just lie in a coffin. You wanted the special status of the Russian language? And our response - closing Russian schools and ban on the use of the Russian language in office work. Ukraine - it’s not some kind of Switzerland, where the four official languages of equal and is not Finland, where the Swedish language, which is spoken by 4% of the population - the state language.
In terms of political pluralism, intolerance has long been reflected in the most extreme forms. To beat the unwanted presidential candidate, to burn his house, to prohibit to appear on television - it is the most usual thing for Ukrainian democracy. Stormtroopers of some hundreds of Maidan find out the relationship in Kiev via gunfire. This is Europe? And how long have you had at least one political demonstration, in which no one was killed, maimed, doused with green paint, showered with stun grenades or Molotov cocktails, where people didn’t crash the machine or not didn’t rout at least one building? Yes, yes, yes, now tell me about what the Ukrainian people are kind, friendly and civilized. Do you believe yourself at all?
With militarism everything is all right too. Military uniforms is now in vogue, the president flaunts in the NATO camouflage. Anyone with complete impunity can shoot and kill plenty of “enemies of the nation”, moreover, even to get the money and medals for it.
So tell me, Ukrainians, what is not enough to consider a Ukraine as fascist once and for all? Okay, I know what you will say to me in return. I’ve heard a hundred times blah-blah-blah stuff like: “..yes, we have the Nazis, but they are marginalsl and do they not have the support of the masses. You, Russians, have even more of them…”I readily agree that in Russia there are more Nazis than in Ukraine. I would even say that Russia has more fascists than Hitler had at the time of transfer of power to him. But the state does not become a fascist because of the presence of the fascists.
You forget about one nuance: in Russian cops beat the fascists and Nazis in the Ukraine beat cops. Because they are - the power - they are - the force, they - are the hosts of the streets and television. That is fundamentally changes everything. In Russia, no one will give cookies shouting “Hang the Ukrainians,” , such people can get a real prison sentence for incitement and extremism, and believe me, no one will sympathize this “victim of political terror.”
Now about allegedly not maintaining the fascist views by Ukrainians. When the German denazification took place, most of the Germans beat their butt to the chest and shouting that they have always been staunch anti-fascists, but were forced to go into hiding because informers were everywhere. One grandpa in the documentary BBC series about Nazism has declared the following (I pass almost word for word, but in abbreviated form): “I and my a companion who was an anti-fascist too, decided to join the Nazi Party and fight the system from within, but we soon realized that it was impossible.” Yeah, and then they went into the army, because there was no other way, then they burned the city and killed people because there was no other way, but they have not surrendered because they feared that Stalin would send them to Siberia, and then they will not be able to fight with Hitler. This is nonsense, but grandpa believes in what he says.
All Germans in the 45th year, swore that they did not know and did not even suspect about the concentration camps, that they liked the Jews and always helped them, that they did not create any atrocities in the occupied territories, because they are honest soldiers, not the executioners.
Read memoirs of German field marshals - this is some nonsense. They insult Hitler and called him an upstart and a corporal, they cry that he did not let them win the war bu his blunt interference in the operational business. They recount how they hated the Nazis and made plans to overthrow the Fuhrer, but they didn’t get any chanse. Actually, yes, almost all German generals came from the Prussian nobility, which was alien to the plebeian National Socialism. Absolutely true, that the majority of them were not fans of Hitler. Did they perdorm the orders of the Fuhrer? They did! Did they commit war crimes? They did!. Therefore, it does not matter if the party ticket of the NSDAP was in their pockets or ir was not.
That’s the current Ukrainians - they are the same. You call Fahrion a fool, Yarosh - a marginal, Muzychko -a bandit, Ljashko - a clown, whose was blown away on the grounds of youth homosexuality. No, you are not fascists, you just support the European choice, the unity of the country, one language, freedom and democracy. Does any of you recognize that he is killing people in the Donbass? No, they’re not compatriots, they are not the Ukrainians but terrorists, Chechen mercenaries, Putin’s saboteurs and national traitors! Is there any fascism? There is no fascism, there is only patriotic enthusiasm!
Colorado burnt themselves in Odessa? Excellent! There is a reason to jump. “Grad” and attack aircraft burn separable? And so they want - the more of these national traitors be destroyed and extrude in Russia - Ukraine will be more united. In Lugansk, air conditioning attacked and killed a female Colorados? “Ahahaha” - the entire national blogosphere guffaws. And did someone dare to argue with bastards? No, there are only those who silent in a rag cowardly. Yeah, the majority keeps silent. Let them on this basis to consider themselves as non-fascists or even anti-fascists. But they are quiet. This majority does not wear a swastika, does not yell “Glory to Ukraine!” and does not join the Sonderkommando of Ljashko and Kolomoisky. It is the very cowardly majority, and becausr of their silence liber-fascists took power in Ukraine.
There is a poster of the simple Russian woman Epistinya Stepanova. She had nine sons, of whom 8 were killed in wars (one in the civil war, one on Khalkhin-Gol , others were killed on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War), the last son died after the victory. because of wounds She did not start stammer and her hands were not shaking. She even lived without validol, she lived up to 95 years. She was from a different breed of people, as well as her children were. That’s why Hitler took the poison and died, and the Russian “Untermensch” were pissing on the steps of the Reichstag with laughter and obscene words.
I respect the right of Ukrainians to choose their own destiny. You have chosen fascism, although most of this did not understand this. The majority did not choose it, but most does not oppose to the choices that were made for them. They will answer for it. The meeting with reality will be painful.
The only question is the timing of when it is necessary to pay the bills. Italians waiting 25 years for this, Poles - 20 years, the Germans - 12 years. But Ukraine will have to wait for only a few months.
Fem!Russia and Serbia in love, because they are, and because I hate slash. Serbia’s design belongs to Tix91, but I’m already considering it canon, because it’s just so perfect :)
Another one with Flintheart and his mom :D I just love picturing and drawing him as little ball of energy as a kid XD
Recent rough sketches of little Scrooge.
Another oldie, which I began colouring at one point, but then realized that it’s badly drawn so I left it that way.
It’s some adventuring theme where they were in danger or whatever.
A rough sketch of Flinty and his mom.
She was the only close person to him in his life, but she died when he was too young.
He was an active and cheeky kid, but life made him more down to earth and cruel.
Moar recent Flinty and Scrooge as kids.
Yeah, I’m aware that they haven’t met as kids. This is just me imagining and drawing stuff :)
Flintheart meeting his young self in a dream, or during time travel. Little Flinty is an orphan and alone in the streets.
Sappy pic is sappy. For those who still don’t know - I love Flintheart just a bit less than Scrooge )
Old tragic stuff I drew. But he’ll live. I wouldn’t kill of Scrooge XD
He might have flubbed, but it not like he doesn’t have a chance anymore. Jeez sometimes he talks like Goldie’s dead or something
Yeah, I also drew this once XD. There’s the Goose Egg Nugget, glasses and Goldie’s lock of hair on the bedside table. It’s not so clear, I think.
Continuing my series of Flinty drawings. Back when I borrowed from Rosa’s style a liiiitle bit.