La guerra de Putin contra Ucrania, Europa y la libertad es una grosera síntesis criminal de comunismo, nazismo y fascismo, glorificando los crímenes de Estado de una mafia homicida:
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The Economist, 28 / 30 julio 2022. Vladimir Putin is in thrall to a distinctive brand of Russian fascism. VP está sujeto a la marca distintiva del fascismo ruso:
“The Kremlin has built a cult of personality around Mr Putin and a cult of the dead around the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45. Mr Putin’s regime yearns to restore a lost golden age and for Russia to be purged by healing violence. You could add to Mr Snyder’s list a hatred of homosexuality, a fixation with the traditional family and a fanatical faith in the power of the state. None of these come naturally in a secular country with a strong anarchist streak and permissive views on sex.
“Understanding where Russia is going under Mr Putin means understanding where it has come from. For much of his rule, the West saw Russia as a mafia state presiding over an atomised society. That was not wrong, but it was incomplete. A decade ago Mr Putin’s popularity began to wane. He responded by drawing on the fascist thinking that had re-emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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“Under Mr Putin’s form of fascism, Russia is set on a course that knows no turning back. Without the rhetoric of victimhood and the use of violence, Mr Putin has nothing to offer his people. For Western democracies this onward march means that, while he is in power, dealings with Russia will be riven by hostility and contempt. Some in the West want a return to business as usual once the war is over, but there can be no true peace with a fascist Russia.
“For Ukraine, this means a long war. Mr Putin’s aim is not only to take territory, but to crush the democratic ideal that is flourishing among Russia’s neighbours and their sense of separate national identity. He cannot afford to lose. Even if there is a ceasefire, he is intent on making Ukraine fail, with a fresh use of force if necessary. It means that he will use violence and totalitarianism to impose his will at home. He is not only out to crush a free Ukraine, but is also waging war against the best dreams of his own people. So far he is winning.
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“This fantasy Armageddon is matched by real violence, the basis of the relationship between the Russian state and its people. A Levada poll commissioned by Committee Against Torture (now itself blacklisted) showed that 10% of the Russian population has experienced torture by law-enforcement agencies at some point. There is a culture of cruelty. Domestic abuse is no longer a crime in Russia. In the first week of the war young women protesters were humiliated and sexually abused in police cells. Nearly 30% of Russians say torture should be allowed.
“Atrocities committed by the Russian army in Bucha and other occupied cities are not just excesses of war or a breakdown in discipline, but a feature of army life that is spread more widely by veterans. The 64th Motor Rifle Brigade, which allegedly carried out the atrocities, was honoured by Mr Putin with the title of “Guards” for defending the “motherland and state interests” and praised for its “mass heroism and valour, tenacity and courage”. The brigade, based in the far east, is notorious in Russia for its bullying and abuse.
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“Russian fascism has deep roots, going all the way back to the early 20th century. Fascist ideas flourished among White émigrés after the Bolshevik revolution and they were partly re-imported to the Soviet Union by Stalin after the war. He feared that a victory over fascism, won with America and Britain, would empower and liberate his own people. So he turned Soviet success into the triumph of totalitarianism and Russian imperial nationalism. He re-branded war allies as enemies and fascists hellbent on destroying the Soviet Union and depriving it of its glory.
“In the decades that followed, fascism was constrained by social communist ideology and by Russians’ personal experience of fighting the Nazis alongside the Western allies. After the Soviet collapse, however, both of these constraints disappeared and the dark matter was released. In addition, the liberal elite of the 1990s completely rejected the old Soviet values, sweeping away a strong tradition of anti-fascist literature and arts.
“All the while fascism had festered undercover, within the KGB. In the late 1990s Alexander Yakovlev, the architect of democratic reforms under Mikhail Gorbachev, talked openly about the security services as a cradle of fascism. “The danger of fascism in Russia is real because since 1917 we have become used to living in a criminal world with a criminal state in charge. Banditry, sanctified by ideology—this wording suits both communists and fascists.”
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“Victor Klemperer, a German Jew who fought in the rest world war and survived the second, wrote that “Nazism permeated the flesh and blood of the people through single words, idioms and sentence structures which were imposed on them in a million repetitions.” His book, “The Language of the Third Reich”, describes how the dissociating prexfix ent- (de-) gained prominence in Germany during the war.
“As Russian tanks stormed Ukraine in the small hours of February 24th, Mr Putin began his war against Ukraine with that same dissociating prefix. The goal, he said, was denatsikatsia (de-Nazication) and demilitarizatsia (de-militarisation). Ria Novosti, the state news agency, later added that “De-Nazication inevitably will be also de-Ukrainisation.”
“Germany was almost destroyed by Nazism,” Klemperer wrote, “The task of curing it of this fatal disease is today termed ‘de-Nazification’. I hope, and indeed believe, that this dreadful word…will fade away and lead no more than a historical existence as soon as it has performed its current duty… But that won’t be for some time yet, because it is not only Nazi actions that have to vanish, but also…the typical Nazi way of thinking and its breeding-ground: the language of Nazism.” The Economist, 28 / 30 julio 2022, That is why his country is such a threat to Ukraine, the West and his own people. Vladimir Putin is in thrall to a distinctive brand of Russian fascism.
Las negritas son mías.
“Culto a la personalidad, culto a los muertos”.
“Odio a la homosexualidad”.
“Violencia y criminalidad sexual de policías y soldados”.
“Mafia de Estado imponiendo su tiranía a una sociedad atomizada, sometida al terror policial”.
“Putin, modelo fascista”.
“Retórica del victimismo y la violencia”.
“No habrá paz con una Rusia fascista”.
“10 % de los rusos han sufrido la tortura”.
“Cultura de la crueldad”.
“Mujeres jóvenes humilladas y violadas en los calabozos por protestar”.
“30 % de los rusos piensan que debe permitirse la tortura”.
“Atrocidades cometidas por unidades glorificadas como guardianas de la madre patria”.
“Raíces profundas del fascismo ruso”
“Estado criminal glorificado por comunistas y fascistas”.
“Tan peligroso como los crímenes nazis es el lenguaje de los nazis…”.
Tragedia histórica de alcance inmenso para nuestra civilización.
El lenguaje de Putin se propaga con éxito en las sociedades libres.
Queda en suspenso una guerra larga, cruenta, imprevisible.
La victoria militar ¿de Ucrania? ¿de Putin? quizá no ponga fin, ni mucho menos, a las amenazas que se ciernen sobre una Europa dividida y frágil.