… now in league with the UN Security Council
Today let’s look at conundrums. There were the elections on Sunday with a huge win for Viktor Orban – and there’s that war going on in the Ukraine. How and why these are conundrum will be revealed below.
Firstly and briefly the ‘daily dose’ of propaganda, as purveyed by our MSM, documented in the compilation of the headlines of the print editions here. The stories are garnished with photos of Mr ‘e, looking ‘haunted’, according to the writers. Is it too much to hope that it’s dawning on Mr ‘e that he could’ve stopped this horror weeks ago, nay: that he could’ve prevented it by agreeing to the Russian proposals in regard to NATO in December?
Staying with the horrors of Bucha: the BBC’s fact checkers were hard at work to prepare a refutation of Russian arguments – right on time for the meeting of the UN Security council later today, under the chairmanship of the British UN Ambassador, Dame Woodward. She’s finally acceded to the demands of Russia who demanded since Sunday that the meeting take place, only to be brushed aside. A knave who thinks that the delay was due to ‘preparing’ the material in a suitable fashion to support the verdict which has already been decided: “Russia guilty”.
I went to that ‘fact checking’ BBC site so you don’t have to, and found something interesting. In their zeal to refute both Russia and all the internet bloggers who’ve looked at the photos and videos in detail, this is what the BBC did:
“The BBC has matched both bodies from the video (posted on 2 April) with high-resolution photos provided by Getty Images and AFP on 3 April.” (link)
Now why would Getty Images create such high-resolution photos on the same day the videos hit the internet? Photos which are of course not accessible to the ordinary blogger because a ‘royalty payment’ is needed? Is it unreasonable to wonder if such material is not only ‘enhanced’, right on time for that UNSC meeting, but is perhaps, perish the thought, manipulated?
There’s more food for thought. Have a look at the opinion piece by Scott Ritter, the former UN weapons inspector, published in RT here. Strange, isn’t it, that western papers, especially USA papers, didn’t publish his analysis! Might it be because the verdict is already cast in stone and will be sanctified by the UNSC later today?
And there’s one more point, diligently overlooked by the western propaganda outlets, even though it was reported by Reuters, surely not a Putinophile entity! Under the headline “Pentagon can’t independently confirm atrocities in Ukraine’s Bucha, official says” we can read a brilliant example of how to fence-sit using language. Savour this (my emphasis):
“WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. military is not in a position to independently confirm Ukrainian accounts of atrocities by Russian forces against civilians in the town of Bucha, but has no reason to dispute the accounts either, a senior U.S. defense official said on Monday. “We’re seeing the same imagery that you are. We have no reason whatsoever to refute the Ukrainian claims about these atrocities — clearly, deeply, deeply troubling,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The Pentagon can’t independently and single handedly confirm that, but we’re also not in any position to refute those claims.” (link)
I get the feeling that the Reuters hack was desperate to get a Pentagon declaration that ‘the Russians did it’ which the Pentagon ‘senior official’ was not prepared to give it. So fence-sitting it was. How come though that the Pentagon, with all their spy satellites and spy planes was unable to ‘confirm’ the Ukrainian claims while the wests’ MSM were clearly able to? Is the Pentagon now also waiting to be given guidance on how to follow and ‘enhance’ the narrative?
Now let’s look at the other conundrum – the election victory of Viktor Orbán on Sunday. Frank Furedi in SpikedOnline wrote an interesting essay yesterday evening (link). He points to the incessant meddling of the EU and NGOs which desperately want to get rid of Orbán because he’s ‘nearly Putin’, a ‘dictator’ and not in line with the EU’s woke agenda:
“Hungary has self-consciously upheld values that go against the technocracy and identity politics propagated by the Western political and cultural establishment. Indeed, since its election in 2010, Fidesz has actively sought to contain and undermine the domestic influence of the soft, woke power of the EU and US.” (link)
Furedi draws an interesting parallel with the Brexit vote. Those of us with a good memory recall the meddling of the EU and NGOs in that campaign. Here’s the paragraph which rang several bells::
“It is unlikely that Fidesz would have done so well if a significant section of the electorate had not felt so insulted by the domestic opposition and Western media. Much like the pro-EU side during and after the Brexit vote, Orbán’s opponents have denounced voters as ignorant and stupid.” (link)
So voters don’t like to be called ignorant thickos? How amazing! Even more noteworthy is this sentence at the end:
“The results of this election are likely to give confidence to political movements in Europe that are devoted to the principle of national sovereignty and self-determination. Had the Hungarian government been defeated, it would have represented a major triumph for the EU bureaucracy. The failure to dislodge Hungary’s government therefore represents a major setback to the EU’s federalist project. ”(link)
Let’s not forget that the first round of the presidential elections in France takes place on Sunday with Madame LePen, the closest rival to the wannabe Napoleon. Over the years Madame LePen has been depicted as a female version of a terrible nationalist, un-European dictator. It’s difficult to say if Orbán’s victory will help her.
Far more interesting though is the way the EU and the western press are twisting and turning, trying to come to grips with the Hungarian election. It must be very difficult to ‘celebrate’ the plain Nazi government of Mr ‘e, supporting him even unto the destruction of the western economy while condemning Mr Orbán for being ‘right wing’.
It becomes easier though once one realises that this is actually about “Teh EU and NATO – good”. Take the Polish government, also under EU sanctions for being right-wing and not adhering to EU directives. Now they are celebrated for their stand ‘against Putin’, for their zeal in becoming ever more ‘NATO’, up to saying they’d like NATO nuclear arms to be stationed in Poland.
This confusion, this blurring of political identities and labels, created by the west and pushed by western MSM, will be with us for a long time. The social-media trolls which have been accusing everybody not ‘woke’ enough as “Nazis” are now harassing anyone even faintly expressing a pro-Russia opinion. It’s a miracle: one can be as ‘Nazi’ as one likes as long as one supports Mr ‘e!
So here’s the conundrum – for the Left: how can one ‘fight fascism’ when one has to celebrate blatant fascists? Difficult, innit – or is it? The last weeks have shown that government and their propaganda media believe they can make us plebs accept their shift of propaganda for one thing (covid vaccines) to another (‘hate Putin’) at the drop of the proverbial hat.
They believe that we, the peasants, are stupid, easily ‘guided’, and will swallow whole whatever they try to force down our throats. Orbán’s victory ought to have been a lesson that this ain’t so, that the silent majority, silent because wilfully not being heard, is not stupid and will no longer be ‘guided’.
There’s life outside of the MSM and social media – something the Westminster swamp dwellers would do well not to ignore.