Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holodomor and Other Anniversaries

Friday, November 21st,  marked the first anniversary of EuroMaidan, the dignity revolution.

Yesterday, Saturday 22nd,  was the 51st anniversary of the assassination of JFK.  It was also the 10th anniversary of the Orange Revolution that overturned a thoroughly fraudulent vote and frightened Putin to death as he realized it could happen to him, hence his vicious reaction to Euromaidan.

Yesterday was also the fourth Saturday of November, the day of remembrance for the millions of Ukrainians starved to death in Stalin's murderous famine, known as the Holodomor or Death by Hunger.

Timothy Snyder's book "Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin" contains one of the best histories of the "Ukrainian Holocaust" that I have read.

For brief summaries of the terror that was Stalin's planned starvation of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-33 to break any thought of Ukrainian nationalism, here are some links:


7 comments:

  1. I get the impression that a country of great contrasts is Pakistan.

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    1. Canada and the US are also countries of "great contrasts."

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  2. I think is next to impossible to be awake, and living in Saskatchewan, and not know even a little about the Holodomor. Really too frightening to contemplate. And it could be done anywhere, any time, by a sufficiently ruthless leader.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Were the West to allow Russia to over run Ukraine I am afraid it would happen again here. But, yes, it can happen anywhere and will again, I am sure. Where ever government is run on extreme ideology instead of progressive pragmatism.

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  3. Hmm, that looks like interesting (if blood-chilling) reading. Off to check out the links now...

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  4. this is who we are. As individuals we are deserving; but, as a assemblage: a nation, a sect, a religion, a military, a mob we are destructive and capable of immense cruelty. "When two or three people are gathered together..." watch out, there is no humanity.
    the Ol'Buzzard

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    1. Why is that? Why are we decent people until we get organized and start feeding off each other?

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