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LJ, SUP, Mr Nosik, and other contemptible little sods. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
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LJ, SUP, Mr Nosik, and other contemptible little sods.

In the early days of November 1918, the American general, Pershing, opposed the Allies’s decision to accede to the German request for an armistice.  He warned, ‘They don’t know they’re licked.  Give me another month’: in which he intended to make their defeat clear to them in such a fashion as to preclude any revisionism.

 

As we know, his warning was not heeded, the Germans proceeded to comfort themselves with the myth that they had not been defeated, but, rather, ‘stabbed in the back’, and it took a second war to bring home to them that they wanted to change their character – or else.

 

There are times it is regrettable that the West’s victory in the Cold War was rather more like that over the Central Powers in 1918, than that over the Axis in 1945.   There was a brief period when it seemed that the Russians were learning: archives were being opened, accountings made, the sheer vileness of the Soviet regime exposed.  Alas, that was a mere Weimar moment.

 

What this implies for Mr Put[a]in’s new crypto-Soviet Reich is not my topic today.  I merely note that the failure to confront the past and engage in a healthy bout of national repentance seems to be why a professed ‘liberal’ such as Mr Anton Nosik displays such a base, contemptible, vicious, thuggish, Chekist attitude towards his customers.

 

Nekulturniy little bastard.  Sod the lot of ’em.

 

I pause to note my dismay that, in all the posts urging a boycott for 21 March 2008, only one person on my f’list – which has its fair share of at least nominal Christians, or, more bluntly, of Gentiles – only one person has noted that the date in question is Good Friday in any event, which may in some cases be a light blogging day anyway (and we may be sure that Mr Nosik and his apparatchiks will use that coincidence to downplay any numbers that emerge from the boycott.  Poor planning on the boycotters’s part, that.  I suppose its originators failed to consult the Western liturgical calendar).

 

The fact remains that I also will not be posting on that date, and my silence should be imputed to the boycott: because, in light of his attitude and remarks, I am persuaded that Mr Nosik is, as I may have said, a vile, base, contemptible, vicious, thuggish, Chekist-minded, nekulturniy little bastard who licks the boots of actual Old Chekists.  So, sod the wee shit, and all his appalling acquaintance, masters, puppets, myrmidons, wage-slaves, and controllers.

 

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wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes.

Charming little bastard, isn't he.
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, quite. Vy wise.

And I refuse to leave. Last stand and All That.
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Now that is what I call a compliment.

Vide icon.
fpb From: fpb Date: March 19th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes.

What have you got against bastards? Leonardo and Edgar Wallace were bastards, and there is nothing about them remotely comparable to this debased, reptilian (WHOOPS! There I go again, sorry to all reptiles), nekulturny thug.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

My dear fellow!

It's the Norman Bastard I don't care for all that much. But, had I said 'bugger' rather than 'bastard', surely you'd not think I had it in for gays?
fpb From: fpb Date: March 19th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: My dear fellow!

Or with Bulgarians. (That is where the term comes from, via Italy - believe it or not!)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, well.

Never trust a Bogomil, is my motto.
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: March 19th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
In fact, I wouldn't have been posting on Good Friday anyway, as I shan't be anywhere near a computer, which rather undermines my abstinence. Could indeed have been better chosen.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Precisely.

I refrain by main force from making any of the myriad possible liturgical quips.
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Quite so.

On both counts.
fpb From: fpb Date: March 19th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hear BLOODY hear with a cherry on top. And a Happy Easter to you, sir - political and national differences notwithstanding. There still is all the difference in the world between a free man and a born slave.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

We'll not discuss cherries, I think.

And a happy Easter to you as well - not blinking our disputes, but rising above them.
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Simply this.

The Axis powers, once defeated, were subjected to de-Nazification or its local equivalent, the trials at Nuremb'g and Sugamo, and all that that implies. The end of apartheid South Africa saw both reconciliation commissions and truth-and-justice commissions. Countries that have languished under tyrannies tend to develop certain modes of thought and behaviour that want cleansing, a readjustment of attitude, and that cleansing as a rule comes from confronting the past, including the attitudes and folkways that have been warped by the past. This has happened in many countries of the former Warsaw Pact; it has not happened to anything like the necessary extent in the CIS. The result, I submit, is that attitudes and practises that grew up under the distorting pressure of the former regime persist, and are evident in the approach of the new oligarchs.
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Er.

Well. Ah.

That's rather a conversation stopper, isn't it.

Is this something you care at all to take up, or shall we just give it a miss? Better still, is this irony that I am not seeing?
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not at all.

No apology is needed.
shezan From: shezan Date: March 20th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Simply this.

Russia was and is a great country. The USSR was based on murder, betrayal, bullying, brainwashing and excruciatingly bad taste,only slightly redeemed by the fact that people were still allowed to listen to and play music, and read the classics. The way the USSR was "liberalised" is infinitely sad, because it concentrated in the hands of a few dozen clever thieves the riches that should have belonged to everyone.

I understand Nosik isn't, in fact, an oligarch, and got his early start in the capitalist world with grants/loans from international agencies setting up relatively free media in Russia in the early 90s. He still has NO understanding for how a modern, post-industrial, democratic information society works. His reaction here belongs with that of te semi-literate brutal bunglers who gave us the Beslan disaster. Bloody fucking shame in the country of Turgeniev, Chekhov, Oistrakh and Richter.
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fpb From: fpb Date: March 26th, 2008 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Simply this.

Now Russia is a poor and backward country, with ineffective economics and corrupted government

That is the exact description of the Soviet Union throughout its history, except that it used every resource it could spare from corruption to build a monstrous armed force to treaten the world. But as for poor and backward, I will never forget reading, in the seventies, that the country with the largest arable surface in the world had to negotiate with Canada to buy wheat to feed itself. And telling my father - and mind you, I was only a teen-ager at the time - that it was something of a defeat when the Great Revolutionary Power had to purchase outdated models and production lines from FIAT, which was not exactly the most impressive Western car makers, to build its own cars. Lada models of the seventies were, rivet by rivet, the FIAT models we used to see in the Italian streets in the early sixties; now they were no longer good enough for Italians or even Brazilians - but according to the Soviet oligarchy, they were good enough for Russians. And if you compare them to fully Communist-designed and made freaks like the East German Trabants, you can see the point. Only the oligarchy had really up-to-date cars - and wonderful dachas - and hunting lodges... Corruption? You are deliberately lying to yourself if you imagine the Soviet Union was anything but a corrupt, torturing, thieving Third World regime with atom bombs.

Edited at 2008-03-26 07:46 am (UTC)
serriadh From: serriadh Date: March 19th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I won't be around on Good Friday anyway (I'll be on a series of trains going north, which will probably involve prayers of one sort or another) but was posting more to spread the word than explain my own absence!

I don't think much notice will be taken of the strike anyway, because according to that Russian interview, the strikers are 'blackmailers'. Interesting viewpoint, that.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Indeed.

On all counts.
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: March 19th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, let's hope.

Mind, I expect they WILL try downplaying the Western users's boycott as being a mere coincidence with Good Friday. So, not 'any numbers', but the Western numbers, let's say.
pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: March 20th, 2008 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps OT or a diversion, but on the matter of the Kaiser's Germany:

The logic which began with him accepting that Great Britain would benefit most by an early peace had led him [Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig] to the prescient understanding that the whole world would be the loser by a peace which trampled Germany in the dust, without actually destroying her army.

John Terraine: "Douglas Haig: The Educated Soldier." Cassell 2005.

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