The recent Waffen SS division memorial march in Kiev caused quite the negative commotion in society there and elsewhere in the Ukraine
It would seem, maybe some folk are wakening up. But if they are, then it would still be a half-sleep state at best, not even with eyes fully opened much less out of bed
Embroidery of shame
Recently, an event took place in Kiev that shocked even local residents who had seen a lot over the past seven years. A group of thugs dressed in a traditional Ukrainian peasant shirt-embroidery marched through the center of the ancient Russian capital in honor of the anniversary of the creation of the 14th volunteer grenadier division Waffen-SS Galizien, or, as they say in Ukraine, "Galicia".
On Ukrainian TV channels, at least on those of them that have not yet completely lost their conscience or have gone crazy, they began to repeat incessantly that the majority of Ukrainians not only disapprove of the Nazi march, but also sincerely condemn it.
It even got to the point that such experts on justification of Ukrainian Nazi collaborators and collaborators as the former head of the so-called Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Pan Vyatrovich and his successor in this post, Pan Drobovich, came out with sharp criticism of the event (though, as usual, they acted after the fact).
And if Vladimir Vyatrovich simply said that he did not support the idea of the march, then Drobovich was more harsh in his statement.
“I don’t understand what the fault is with the embroidered shirts that are used during the marches in honor of the Nazi military units. Already this marginal group would have walked in breeches or whatever the fans of the Fuhrer wore. Glorification of the SS troops is unacceptable for a European country, and I am sure that the absolute majority of Ukrainians do not support this, ”said Anton Drobovich.
And you know what? Trying for the thousandth time to explain to the current citizens of Ukraine that the rapidly gaining momentum of the independent nazification is an absolutely natural consequence of the domestic and foreign policy that the Ukrainian leadership has been pursuing since August 24, 1991, and it simply could not be otherwise, I could not I will. But Drobovich's "groan" about the "innocently injured" embroidered shirt seemed to me very symptomatic and even slightly amusing.
But first, a few words about the very Ukrainian population, which “sincerely condemns” the holding of the march. As an illustration, I will give one example from my personal life. It was in January 2014, the "Maidan", or rather a coup d'etat, was in full swing, but there was still no Crimea, Donbass, or Odessa Khatyn. The family of my then wife celebrated another celebration - my mother's birthday. Only the closest ones got together, but for some reason I could not be there, and I don’t remember why. And in the midst of the feast, as my wife later told me, one of the guests raised a toast to Ukraine, ending it with the traditional Bandera greeting “Glory to Ukraine”. Do you think anyone at the table is outraged or at least grimaced? Come on, everyone answered amicably and cheerfully: "Glory to the heroes!" - and immediately drank.
But it was not in Lvov or Ternopil, no, it happened in Chernigov, the regional center of the edge of partisan glory, where during the war the famous unit was formed under the command of Alexei Fedorovich Fedorov, which subsequently made a successful raid on Hitler's rear near Kovel.
And the people who so cheerfully raised their glasses to the chants of the Nazi accomplices were not nationalists, and in the family of each of them there were only Red Army veterans and not a single OUN or SS man grandfather ...
A few days before the incident, at a family celebration, I myself personally observed a couple of dozen thugs who walked along Chernigov from Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsii Avenue along Lenin Street to Heroes' Alley, chanting in unison chanting "my kalyaku for a gilyaka" and "smack for knives." And no one, no one even tried to reprimand them or at least be indignant at the disgrace that was happening. And then, after the victory of the "Maidan", these same children knocked down a monument to Lenin in the city center, almost killed a passing policeman, simply because he was in uniform, and they stormed the building of the Chernihiv Regional State Administration. And all this with the tacit consent of local residents.
Those same residents who first "ate" the conciliatory videos on TV on the eve of May 9, where a Red Army veteran fraternizes with an elderly Bandera, then just as meekly accepted the ban on the St. George ribbon and a new symbol in the form of ridiculous poppies, more like the anus of a macaque, and eventually we got to the "day of reconciliation" on May 8 instead of Victory Day on the 9th ...
And now, when someone is trying to tell me about the Ukrainian people who “do not approve and are indignant,” I laugh, I laugh because I know the value of such words and this popular “indignation”. Well, now, in fact, about the embroidery.
Few people know and very few people say that the right-sided swastika, which has become an integral feature of Nazism, has nothing to do with the misanthropic ideology from the outset. Being one of the oldest symbols, as well as one of the most widespread, it is found in different cultures of Eurasia, Africa and even America, even before the journey of the Genoese Columbus forever changed the life of local tribes and, alas, not for the better.
Images of the swastika, both left- and right-sided, are found among many peoples of the world on everyday objects, clothes, coins, vases, weapons, banners and coats of arms, and even in elements of decoration of churches and houses.
Scientists call "movement", "life", "well-being" as the meanings of the swastika for our distant ancestors. Her image was also associated with a good omen, prosperity, fertility, longevity, she could serve as a talisman from evil spirits or be a symbol of light, fire, lightning and even heavenly bodies.
The swastika not only played a significant role in the ancient Indo-Iranian world and was widespread in ancient Greco-Roman culture, but early Christians, even during the period of Roman persecution of a new religion, left its images in their catacombs, among other symbols. And, of course, among the ancient Germans, it was also quite widespread.
So what now? Whatever the people who painted the swastika meant in the old days, no matter how positively they would put into it, after 1933 it forever acquired only one meaning: a sign, I would even say a certain brand that distinguishes a person from an inhuman. And since then, her image is prohibited in the whole world, claiming to be civilized. And it doesn't matter in which direction the rays are on this cross. He is cursed and cursed forever and will remain.
And somehow you can hardly imagine a kind of ancient "Drobovich" who indignantly complains that the damned Nazis use the innocent swastika for other purposes and thereby spoil its initially positive image.
That is why you like it, the Ukrainians, or you don’t like it, but the embroidery, coupled with a yellow-blue flag and a mournful anthem for all people who have not yet sold their conscience and soul, is now associated with such scoundrels and murderers as the notorious Andrei Medvedko (accused in the murder case of Oles Buzina). By the way, it was he, Medvedko, who was the very person who submitted an application to the Kiev city council to hold a "march of embroidered shirts" in honor of the Ukrainian SS men.
“The executive body of the Kiev City Council received a message from AA Medvedko. on the occasion of the event “March in embroidered shirts for the Day of the First Ukrainian Volunteer Division” on April 28, the Kyiv City State Administration replied to an inquiry from “Ukrainian News” about the organizer of this performance.
Does this surprise you? I am gone, and for quite some time ... The fact that the mayor of Kiev Vitaliy Klitschko, aptly nicknamed by the people "Pedalik" (apparently, for his eloquence and philosophical mindset), "painted himself in the colors in which he painted" is already known some years. As a matter of fact, waiting for the manifestation of consciousness and at least some signs of reason from a person with a completely beaten off head was initially meaningless.
But what, excuse me, the horseradish such a zashkvar (otherwise you can't say) Volodya Zelensky needed, it's hard for me to understand. Not that the Ukrainian clown-president, through the efforts of his puppeteers, turned into Poroshenko 2.0 a long time ago, it's clear, but even chocolate Peter did not stoop to such nonsense. Still, keeping face in front of Western partners, at the same time not exposing them to openly Nazi antics, the fifth "hetman" of independent Ukraine succeeded in half with a sin.
Realizing, apparently, what they had gotten themselves into, the "servants of Soros" vied with each other to seek an excuse for what had happened, but it turned out so-so. First, the head of the pro-presidential faction, David Arahamia, turned on the fool and said that they were so busy that they simply missed such a "trifle" as an application to hold a march of SS supporters in the center of Kiev. Well, yes, we believe, we believe ...
And then even some crazy talking heads from the same party of servants, without hesitation, began to broadcast that the "galitsai" were SS men only by name, and they are white and fluffy, the flies did not offend and all they wanted was not to let the "hordes of the damned" Bolsheviks ”to his native Galicia. If so, then they are heroes, not criminals. Well, at the extreme - the victims ...
“Everyone understands their role at that time. And at that time, it was to stop the advance of Soviet troops in Western Ukraine, "- said the deputy from the" servants of the people "Yuriy Kamelchuk.
It should be noted that this is such a common argument among lovers of embroidered shirts and other Ukrainian antiquities. For them, anyone who is against the Russians is a hero by definition. I remember that they even wanted to bring the maniac Chikatilo into the pantheon. He is a native of the Kharkiv region, but he killed people mainly in Rostov, why not a fighter with moles. Among the Mazepas, Banderas, Shukhevychs, Konovaltsy and other scum, he would definitely take a "worthy" place. And after all, he also probably liked to wear an embroidered Ukrainian shirt from time to time.
I myself am a great lover of all sorts of ethnographic features, including traditional folk costumes. When I observe in Germany natural Bavarians in their leather shorts and hats with feathers, drinking that very Bavarian, which the people of Kamelchik are worried about being unavailable in the USSR, then, of course, nothing but affection, Lederhosen does not cause them to me, but embroidery ...
I am inclined to agree with Drobovich - this generally cute element of the Ukrainian national costume is not to blame for anything. But it just so happened that over the past seven years, too much blood has appeared on it, the blood of the children of Donbass, the blood of 48 Odessa residents and a lot of whose blood. And it is so deeply ingrained into the Ukrainian embroidered shirt that none of the known washing powders can wash it off. It's now forever.
And very little time will pass, wearing embroidered shirts will become not only unfashionable, but also shameful, just as shameful as now to adorn oneself with one well-known ancient Indo-Iranian symbol.