Man, don’t you just love Mondays? (Said literally NO ONE, EVER – unless you live in PommieBastardLande, and it happens to be what they call a “Bank Holiday”, which means you get a day off for essentially no reason.) This particular Monday just reminds me that summer is well and truly over, and the cold weather is on its way – which rather gets me sounding a lot like Muttley from the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons:
Anyone remember those? Kids these days have NO IDEA how much great stuff they missed out on, growing up…
Anyway – today is ALSO a particularly miserable day if you happen to be, say, the Speaker of the House of Canuckistan. The reason why has to do with a very amusing kerfuffle that assploded out of the weekend.
You see, it seems the Canuckistanis, not knowing any better, invited a guest to Parliament to attend the speech of Mr. Slava Cocaini hizzself, Bellendsky the Smelly Jewish Beggar. And then the Speaker of the House announced the presence of a certain Yaroslav Hunka, a 98-year-old man whom the Speaker proudly stated had “fought in Ukrainian independence against the Russians”, or some such.
Just one wee tiny little bitty problem:
Mr. Hunka used to be a member of the Waffen SS “Galicia” division.
In case you slept through History in school – and, to be honest, I can hardly blame you – the Waffen SS were among the NAZIEST of Nazis. They literally swore loyalty to Der Fewer (Der Better) Adolf “Mein Mustache!” Hitler himself.
The Galicia division did not exactly cover itself in glory when committed into battle. When they went up against the Red Army… well, any number of metaphors comes to mind, each less PG-rated than the last, so we’ll just leave it at “they got their butts kicked”.
Having rather failed at making any sort of dent against the Red Army, the Nazis reformed the Galicia (or “Galizia”) division, and then sent them off to fight against opponents more suited to their capabilities – which is to say, Slovak civilians and partisans:
Further evidence that the Galizia division was not fighting for Ukrainian interests is that during the formal ceremony on August 29 1943 to establish the SS division, the Ukrainian volunteers made the following oath: “I swear before God this holy oath, that in the battle against Bolshevism, I will give absolute obedience to the commander in chief of the German armed forces Adolf Hitler, and as a brave soldier I will always be prepared to lay down my life for this oath.”
By May 1944, after several months of training and nazi political indoctrination, the Galizia Division reached its full strength of 15,229 personnel and was soon thrown into battle against the Red Army’s 1st Ukrainian Front.
The result was hardly heroic. In the decisive battle of Brody in July 1944, the Galizia Division was decimated.
Only 3,500 Ukrainian SS stormtroopers escaped encirclement out of the 11,000 committed to battle.
With the tide turning against them, the increasingly desperate nazis rebuilt the Galizia Division.
A reconstituted force, bolstered by Ukrainian military police units and other militias, was deployed in the Slovak national uprising in September 1944, where numerous atrocities against civilians and Slovakian partisans were committed.
As the Red Army rumbled through central Europe, the Galizia Division retreated into Yugoslavia and then Austria.
With the Third Reich in its final death throes, in March 1945 the division was hastily renamed the First Division of the Ukrainian National Army, but as the Swedish historian Per Anders Rudling has pointed out: “On 28 April 1945, nine days before the surrender of the division to the British and Americans in Austria, the division’s journal Do Boiu!/Zum Kampf! still carried the SS symbol, the Siegrunen, and the subtitle Ukrainian military journal of the Grenadier Division of the Waffen-SS in its letterhead. It carried a large tribute to SS-Brigadenfuehrer Fritz Freitag on his 51st birthday and an article about the struggle of the German capital and enthusiastic accounts about how ‘the forces of Bandera’ and the UPA [Ukrainian Insurgent Army] fought the Judeocommunist intruders.”
(That article is, admittedly, from a socialist rag, and frequent readers here know my attitude toward socialists – “free one-way helicopter rides” and all that sort of thing – but the actual details are not a matter of historical debate.)
These are the same types of people the Banderites of modern-day Ukraine hail as heroes – the same kinds of people who exterminated tens and hundreds of thousands of Jews, Poles, Russians, Romanians, and other “inferior races” during Nazi rule of Ukraine. The details of the Volyn Massacre, in particular, are truly stomach-churning – I will not describe them here, but suffice to say, they involved savagery beyond anything you can understand.
It is also not surprising to see Canada praising and hailing these sorts of people. I have no idea what Mr. Hunka did, or did not, do during his time in the Galicia – he might have been entirely innocent, for all I know. If so, bully for him. But Canada has a serious problem with hoouring Ukrainian Nazis, and putting their descendants in positions of power.
Go lookup Chrystia Freeland‘s background sometime – don’t bother using Western search engines for it, run her name through Yandex instead, and see what you come up with. You will quickly realise that her grandfather, one Mykhailo (Mikhail) Chomiak, was a Nazi collaborator of a particularly virulent kind. Yet, Ms Freeland to this day refuses to denounce her grandfather’s past – she refuses even to admit he was a Nazi collaborator – and today is Canuckistan’s Deputy Prime Minister.
The same is true for a number of Western nations that have substantial Ukrinian diasporas in them. These people have no real history of their own – they had it beaten out of them by the Nazis, and then the Soviets, so they effectively invented their own, which resulted in a glorification of Nazism and a virulent and extremely racist hatred of everything Russian.
This is the reality of modern 404 – a non-country with no past, and, increasingly, no future, whose people have no collective understanding of what a nation actually is. All they have is an extreme and irrational hatred of Russians – who categorically DO NOT share in or reciprocate the sentiment.
The sooner 404 disappears and is replaced by an actual, workable, faith- and language-based nation, the better.
His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of Midnight, may the Lord bless him and preserve him, continues to prove he is the most Alpha of Alpha-Chads:
The Male Brain has some real brain food for us this week. We start with a video from PsycHacks about the terrible realities facing women as they age:
Pearl confronts a feminist on Australia’s SkyNet channel – it doesn’t go well for the lunatic:
Cracked continues to rehabilitate its reputation for comedy by explaining the realities of non-profits:
Next time someone tells you “men are the only animals that rape”, show them this video of dolphins “playing with” (read: seriously molesting) an anaconda:
Most people think dolphins are cute friendly creatures that never harm humans. For the most part, that is generally true. But, in reality, dolphins can be highly aggressive and very dangerous, on occasion.
Moving on – Quantend discusses the recent findings of paleolithic cave art in the most ancient museum ever found, over in modern-day Spain:
Mark Dice is every bit as fed up of and disgusted by Ukraine as the rest of us:
The dynamic duo over at Redacted report on the end of the world’s weirdest and most historically inaccurate bromance between Poland and Banderastan:
This was bound to happen, sooner or later. Despite the noisy protestations of common history and blood between Poles and Ukrainians, the reality is the history between the two peoples is one of intense mutual hostility. The deeds of the Galicia SS division – built out of Ukrainian nationalists under the tutelage of one Stepan Bandera and his murderous Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B) – during WWII, are sickening in the extreme. Go lookup what happened during the Volyn Massacre, or the Babi Yar Massacre, and you’ll get an idea of what I’m on about.
That is, assuming you can keep your lunch down.
Jackson Hinkle is in Russia with his lovely lady, touring the country and trying to get a sense of the place – and good for him:
Lord Razor of the Fist Clan reviews Baldur’s Gate 3:
PJW explains the real reason why everyone is in such a great hurry to cancel Russell Brand:
Rulings from the Bench
Judge Nap had some great commentators on, as usual. We begin with a superb set of analyses from Col. Douglas Macgregor about the rapid decline of the American military, and how the Banderastan War shows very clearly just how bad things are:
LTC Tony Shaffer rips the Banderites on the relentless and ridiculous propaganda coming out of 404:
Maj. Scott Ritter tells some hard truths about the origins of the Banderastan War:
Alistair Crooke unpacks the collapsing support for the giant money-suck that is Ukraine:
Larry Johnson and Ray McGovern do their now-regular Friday intelligence panel, talking about American UNIntelligence:
Finally, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs – a classical liberal, one of the very few left these days – joins the Judge to talk about the likely origins of the Coof:
Дед Сварливый Говорит!
Grandpa Grumpuss grumps, grumpily, about the failures of Western intelligence, tactics, and strategy in the Khlearly Khatastrophic Khollapsing Khreat Khokholite Khumvee Khounteroffensive:
Ania Konieczek interviews Larry Johnson on a wide range of subjects, including Banderastan, Gitmo, Race Bannon’s failing Presidential bid, and more:
It’s All Greek To Us
The good gentlemen of The Duran discuss how Russia has already won a major strategic victory as the KKKKKKK fails to achieve any of its objectives:
The Bald Truth
Brian Berletic of The New Atlas notes, with some amusement, the dawning realisation in the West that their cunning plan really isn’t working very well:
Dr. John Campbell is not at all happy about the fact that mRNA from the not-vaxxes contaminates actual breast milk in nursing mothers:
One of these days, we will see people go on trial for the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity.
Tha Dizzle and his friends The Apostate Prophet and the great Dr. Robert Spencer look at the cowardice and duplicity of Izzlamist apologists like Mohammed Hijab:
Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms asks an extremely pertinent question about the incompatibility of Izzlam and modernity:
Al-Fadi from CIRA International, Dr. Jay Smith, and Mel from Sneaker’s Corner entertain a rather intriguing theory about the true nature of the strange creature known as the buraq, from an episode in the Koran that Muzzies call “The Night Journey”:
This has substantial implications for Izzlam. If the buraq was, in fact, a daemon, then that completely undermines the legitimacy of their claim to the Dome of the Rock, which sits on the Temple Mount.
Terrence Popp has no patience for the bad habits of wammenzes:
Joker from Better Bachelor points out the hard reality that actions have consequences – even for supermodels like Gisele Bundchen, who struck the jackpot and married true Alpha males like Tom Brady:
Mr. Brady is, indeed, far better off without her. Apparently, his new squeeze is none other than Veronika Rajek – if you believe the tabloids. If you need a reminder of what she looks like, see here.
Midnight’s Edge continues its exploration of how Bob Iger ruined, then left, then came back, and then ruined some more, the House of the Devil Mouse:
Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock notes that Bob Iger may now finally be cracking the whip on the culture wars within Disney – though this is very much a case of horse/stable door:
The Drinker explains how the lack of serious consequences completely undermines and destroys the point of modern movies:
Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from The Male Brain, and looks at the history and evolution of exocontinents:
Earth’s biosphere was able to increase as continents emerged. I assess when continents could first appear on hypothetical rocky planets of nearby stars. Radiogenic heating of the planetary mantle is evaluated through stellar abundances of iron and silicon (core and mantle proxies) and thorium and potassium (mantle heating proxies). The heat per unit mantle mass is compared to a threshold on Earth after which large-scale continents appeared. Longer delays are inferred for some exoplanets, particularly those with high thorium, but earliest continents could have arisen 2 Gyr before those on Earth, among thin disk stars. In the thick disk, continents could appear 4–5 Gyr pre-Earth. Hence, subsolar-metalicity systems could be an important focus in searching for planets where life could be more advanced than on Earth. At least ∼2 worlds with such old continents are expected to be accessible to future space telescopes, such as Habitable Worlds Observatory.
Your long read of the week is from Gregory Hood, who points out some interesting new research that indicates we on the Right probably focused on the wrong targets and approaches, which is why we keep losing the Culture Wars:
Richard Hanania tells us we’re wrong — and he’s probably right. He argues that critics of wokeness are blind to why these extreme beliefs have been all-conquering. “[W]hat I found strange about the anti-wokeness side of the debate was that its proponents seemed oblivious to the extent to which the beliefs and practices they disliked were mandated by law.” (vii) Dr. Hanania argues that Breitbart’s rule can promote political passivity, because “culture versus politics” is a false distinction, especially with a government that nearly dominates the economy.
The best part of this book for rightists should be its attention to concrete power politics and specific policies as laid down by courts and bureaucracies. Dr. Hanania cites James Burnham and notes that a managerial elite was inevitable but that “there was nothing inevitable about a portion of this class taking on social engineering as a career.” (67) The best leftist organizers, notably the notorious Saul Alinsky, would probably agree with him. Alinsky was famously dismissive of ideological purity, emphasizing appeals to interest while building coalitions. Politics is about power and transferring resources to your side, not about the ways policies express a political philosophy.
Dr. Hanania defines “three pillars” of wokeness: the belief that disparities can be explained only by discrimination, that speech must be restricted to overcome such disparities, and that a bureaucracy is necessary to “enforce correct thought and action.” The first two define whether a person or idea is woke, while the third shows how wokeness is enforced. Some may protest that this gives critical theory short shrift, but that’s the point. A historical perspective, he argues, “provides many reasons to doubt theories that blame any particular philosophy or religion for what has happened.” He instead emphasizes the “primacy of politics over ideology.” (9-10) “Long before wokeness was a cultural phenomenon, it was law,” he says, with the key to its success being its “hidden, indirect nature” because civil rights law “involves constantly nudging institutions in the direction of being obsessed with identity and suppressing speech, all while it speaks in the language of freedom and nondiscrimination.” (10) It’s deceptive and thus hard to combat.
Dr. Hanania cautions us not to indulge the conservative temptation to rage against the whole system, nor to believe the system was carefully constructed to be this effective. Instead, while legislators thought they were abolishing “a caste system in the South,” “politicians and government bureaucrats in institutions like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Labor” got around the text of the law to achieve equality of outcome. The Supreme Court banned race quotas but blessed the concept of disparate impact, arguably the worst possible outcome because it was so vague. “Nothing is explicitly allowed, or prohibited,” Dr. Hanania says.
Republicans — notably when Richard Nixon expanded affirmative action to government contracts and President George H.W. Bush signed the Civil Rights Act of 1991 — may have been worse than President Lyndon Johnson. Nixon gave protected categories (an ever-expanding group) special privileges, and the 1991 act expanded the scope of lawsuits and complaints of “discrimination” and “harassment,” and “disparate impact.” Republicans, even after the Republican Revolution, with the supposed conservative Newt Gingrich as Speaker, shied away from ending affirmative action when they had the chance. “Sometime in 1995,” Dr. Hanania says, “Republican leaders apparently concluded that winning the public relations battle over affirmative action was hopeless, and they stopped talking about the issue.”
Linkage is good for you:
- Pepe Escobar looks at the actual evidence, from the Ukrainian side, showing rapidly collapsing morale and extreme casualties destroying the integrity of units;
- Michael Brenner notes the inability of US political and military elites to deal with defeat, or learn proper lessons from it – especially the all-important lesson of humility;
- Ilya Kramnik pens an excellent piece about the realities confronting the FUSA with respect to its inability to win, or even fight, modern wars against near-peer opponents;
- Simplicius the Thinker has a lot to say about how badly Bellendsky the Crackhead’s visit to the FUSA went earlier last week;
- Larry Johnson warns all of us not to mistake the Fake Administration’s cracking facade for a capitulation or a willingness to admit defeat;
- The Turducken Plane continues to prove its uselessness – in fact, the details of the story just get weirder the more closely you look at them;
- On the other hand, the Norwegians claim to have successfully operated the F-35A from highways, which MIGHT redeem them slightly – though not by very much;
- Fascinating piece here about the James Webb Space Telescope, which has now used gravitational lensing techniques to capture a triple supernova;
- Lance Welton has no time or patience for academic and political elites who continue to deny the realities of race, even when the facts stare them right in the face;
- Interesting piece here from Tomer Dean that explains how venture capital MAFF really works – and why 90% of VC funds either lose money or barely break even;
And some more from Dawn Pine:
- The Japos, not content with having parents go on dates to look for prospective mates for their children, now want airline passengers to try out rental clothes for flights…;
- The Ig-Nobel Prize for the most pointless research of the year goes to this piece about how doing something over and over again leads to a feeling of unreality;
- The Americans are desperately trying to catch up with the Russians in the field of hypersonic engines – well, good luck to them, it will take them decades to do it;
- Your “WTF Australia” moment of the week – local man takes his pet python surfing, and gets fined for it, which just proves that Australia is basically a giant British Florida;
- We all hate modren art around here, so it is nice to read a story about how a Danish “artist” who submitted blank canvasses to a gallery, now has to pay them back for his idiocy;
- New York F***ing Shitty continues its Quixotic quest to become the most woke, therefore stupid and historically ignorant, city in Amerikhastan;
- OK, who wants to put money down on “Giant Asteroid Smashes Into Earth” for the Doomsday Apocalypse Bingo Sweepstakes for 2182?;
The Neo-Tsar reflects upon the momentous summit he held earlier this year in Moscow with Chinese President Xi Jinping, which cemented the de facto alliance between Russia and China:
Slayergod Remy aka Mint Blitz comments on the massive Microsoft gaming leak:
Sadly, there is nothing about any future HALO games in the leaks, but we shall see what happens. After all, Microsoft has repeatedly and severely screwed the pooch with the franchise since 2011, so one has to wonder what else they can do to f**k it all up…
Bring on the Grimdark…
The gameplay footage for Warhammer 40K: Space Marine II looks, to use a technical term, SUPER AMAZEBALLS:
That being said, I do miss Mark Strong’s characteristic growl for the voice of (now-Lieutenant) Titus.
Also, Attenborough Lore explains the origins of the Grey Knights chapter:
Wazzocks gonna wazzock:
Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:
And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:
Gym beast props this week go to Austin Perkins:
Ass-Kicking of the Eight Limbs
They See Me Rollin’…
Axe Me Anything
Rock Out With Your Glock Out
… that MIGHT be just about enough guns and ammo.
Finally, here is your Instathot to get the week off to a suitable start. This is Veronika Andrisová, age unknown but probably early thirties, from Prague, Czechia. She is a professional artist, tarot reader, and “healing coach”. The fact that she does “tarot readings” should tell you everything you need to know – look, don’t touch. There is a very good reason why the Bible tells us not to consult mediums, psychics, and other such nonsense.
That said – she IS quite the looker, no doubt about that.
OK, that’s it, boys, back to work now.