When nations are at war, it is normal for warriors to indulge in boasts and taunts, on either side. But this practice should probably be retired, especially in the era of the internet, WHICH REMEMBERS EVERYTHING, and then throws it back in your face!
For example, every time Alexei Arestovich opens his mouth on youtube and goes off on some soliloquy about the magnificence of the Ukrainian spirit and how they never retreat, yada yada, there is always at least 10 pro-Russian trolls on hand to remind him of his famous boast towards the beginning of the war: “We will NEVER surrender Mariupol. I repeat that and underscore: We will NEVER surrender Mariupol.” See, if he had just said something like, “Well, I mean, someday, we might have to leave Mariupol. But fear not, WE SHALL RETURN!” Then he would have covered himself.
Speaking of Lusya, I was watching him on Mark Feigin’s youtube channel a couple of nights ago. Some big rift has happened between those two scoundrels, I can feel it in my bones. Feigin the Jew was always the more gung-ho anti-Russian, pro-Azov Battalion fanatic. But now he knows that the gig is up, I can tell. Something changed around the time of that Polish missile debacle. Feigin’s core loyalty has always been to NATO itself, not to the Ukraine. And now it’s Lusya who sings the patriotic torch-songs. In this particular episode she was in fine form, declaiming a magnificent pathos-filled soliloquy worth at least one Hamlet plus a couple of La Pasionarias:
“We will fight the Russians to the very last Ukrainian. If we run out of bullets, we will fight them with sticks and shovels. If they kill every one of our soldiers, then the Ukrainian grass itself will surge up and suffocate the occupiers.”
Uh huh. This rhetoric was so ridiculous, that even Feigin had to freeze his ugly face, so as not to roll his eyes. La Pasionaria by the way (she’s the political hack who shrieked, “They shall not pass!”) ended up hoisting her Stalinist ass out of Spain with much assistance from the Soviet NKVD, as Franco’s victorious troops approached. In other words, “No Shall Pass” suddenly morphed into: “Oops, they passed!” Another life lesson in the necessity of avoiding bombast. And this is why it is not recommended, even if one happens to be on the side of the Angels in this Apocalyptic war between Good and Evil, to make such dramatic, all-encompassing statements in the heat of the moment. Because the worm can turn, and you never know when you will be forced to eat your words.
Almost Game Over
It is said that NATO intends to fight this war to the last Ukrainian, in the hopes of bleeding Russia dry. But how far is the Kiev regime willing to go? How about, removing 30 million Ukrainians from their own land, in order to create a cleaner battle zone?
Seriously though. When Ukrainians are told that they have to either (1) fight Russians with sticks and shovels, and get themselves killed, and then rely on their astroturf to avenge them; or (2) leave their own country because there is no more electricity…
Some people start to question whether this is all necessary. Hm… Maybe our Dear Leaders should have considered the option of negotiating a deal with the angry Russians? Or is that too radical a thought? Cue the strikes in Odessa, where ordinary people came out into the streets to protest the blackouts and the cut off of electricity. The Ukrainian authorities immediately sensed a threat there, they set about to squelch the protests. See, oddly enough, even though the Russians are technically to blame for bombing Ukrainian energy infrastructure, it seems like ordinary working people in Odessa blame their own government more than they blame the Russians. The Kiev regime knows this, in their guts, and they won’t tolerate this kind of dissent. People are supposed to lie down and die! Then let the very soil avenge them.
Speaking of Kherson…
Next, we need to talk about what is going on in Kherson. Speaking about “passionate declarations”: A couple of days ago I saw some pro-Ukrainian chicken-hawk venting on social media: “We can live without food, water, heat and electricity. But we can’t live without Kherson.” Well, buddy, maybe you need to learn a new way of living, because even the Ukrainian regime wants to live without Kherson. Well, I mean, they still want the real estate, obviously. But they don’t want, or need, the people.
To help us figure out what is going on, I have this piece by reporter Vera Basilaya. Yesterday Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk recommended a “voluntary evacuation to safer regions” of all Kherson residents. The good news is that the Ukrainian government assumes the financial responsibility of relocating the residents. Where they will get the money from, I do not know, since they have no money. But be that as it may… We are learning that, ever since the Russians left, food and medicines are in short supply; and many people are forced to light fires and cook their food out in the open.
Vereshchuk is recommending that people think about resettling, at least for the winter, in Nikolaev or Krivoy Rog. It must be nice to live in such a mobile country where everybody is free to just move about as they please, or have a winter home in another region; and nobody needs to worry about leaving their job. Or maybe they all work remotely now… whenever they have internet and electricity…
When I was a child, I used to fantasize about living in a trailer, being able to pull up stakes and just drive about wherever I pleased. The Ukrainian people are living my dream!
[to be continued]