Developments of Concern Related to U.S./NATO War Hysteria
History as Memory
In the light of the conflict in Ukraine which is becoming increasingly dangerous, collective memories as well as individual memories of what happened not so long ago in Europe, before and during World War II, are ever-present in people’s minds. Today, spurious comparisons between Putin and Hitler are a cornerstone of the narrative of U.S./NATO warmongering. It goes along with calling what Russia is doing in Ukraine, and has been doing since 2014, to protect the Russian-speaking people of eastern Ukraine, an act of aggression. It plays on anti-communist and Nazi propaganda from the time when the Munich Betrayal took place leaving eastern Europe defenceless to the Nazi onslaught.The Anglo-American imperialists, to cover up the betrayal, accused the Soviet Union of being an enemy for signing the Non-Aggression Pact with Germany in 1939 and of aggression for entering Poland, which had been left stateless, to spearhead the fight against the Nazi onslaught which devastated not only Poland, but the peoples of eastern Europe, then all of Europe and then the Soviet Union itself, beginning with Ukraine which was defended by the Red Army and Ukrainian partisans. It is done for purposes of diverting attention from their own cover-up of what they are doing in Ukraine today, to Ukraine and to the Ukrainian people.
Such things cannot go very far. The memory of history will assert itself and reject comparing the defence of the Russian population of the Donbass with what Hitler did, while the neo-Nazi battallions attacking the Russian-speaking population of eastern Ukraine as the vanguard of the Ukrainian military get off scot-free. The truth is sure to come out. Voices protesting such comparisons and such persecution in the name of peace, freedom and democracy will prevail. The sooner they do, the sooner the suffering can be brought to an end. Let all peace and freedom loving people speak out!
Today’s In the News carries articles posts material on the persecution of citizens and residents of Russian origin in Canada and on the persecution of Russian artists and athletes which has been unleashed in the U.S./NATO countries, including Canada, and institutions under their dictate.
History is full of examples that show that poisoning the atmosphere between peoples is not a road to peace. History also shows that it has always paved the road to unjust wars. Let us protest the persecution of Russian artists and athletes. Even if at first it be lone voices who protest and write the governing institutions to record their protest, it will bring the writer and the peoples of the world honour. We must also protest the persecution of all peoples of Russian nationality who inhabit the NATO countries and are increasingly being attacked. Such things cannot be allowed to pass. Much blood has been shed to uphold the rights of individuals and collectives and the dignity of humanity itself.
(TML Daily, posted March 16, 2022)