Hypothetical exclamations — "Oh, were our army not win, you maybe wouldn't be alive" — do not make any effect on those who use Auschwitz today as a political small coin. For they know perfectly well whose army won. Personally for them the danger has passed by. They have dozens airbags.
Exactly so they understand that there is no GULAG. No SMERSH, no NKVD. Do you really think these people consider Putin to be kind of light-style-Stalin indeed? Leave it, this stuff is for hamsters.
They are fascists, yet this definition is to be redefined today. They don't keep "Mein Kampf" under their pillows. This is not the fascism of Mussolini. This is not the national socialism of Hitler, but a new type ideology based on the old leaven.
These misters can calmly cry "Stop the fascist" chasing after stupid youth subcultures, which they feed up themselves. Young boneheads make tattoos of the swastika, rise their right hands in Nazi salutation and celebrate the "granddad's" birthdays. A rag-doll. A scarecrow.
No. The modern fascists are clean and cultured... And now they are quite international. And use little nationalist yells to their benefit. They do not persecute gays, but foster them. Many things have changed.
Yet the theory of superiority is still the same. They like talking about benignant genes and inferior peoples. About evolution and biology. The Russians are inferior, on this account our liberals have talked enough for a separate tribunal.
Generally speaking, that's socio-Darwinism. With all the consequences. With iPads and iPhones. And it does not exist only here, it has been aggressively sprouting in many places.
We are facing absolutely cynic and absolultely unscrupulous people. There are also Jews among them who justify Hitler and come for bonuses. There are big functionaries of the communist parties in Eastern Europe among them, ideologists of communism today declaring the ideology to be criminal and comparing the CPSU* to SS. Our figures are not a tiny little bit better than the collective Dalia Grybauskaitė.
Children and grandchildren of executioners want to make the children and grandchildren of their victims repent of their crimes. This is the very reason of the de-Stalinization, af all the fight against modern Russia. To make people that came many times through the hell repent to Satan of being able to survive and save themselves.
However, for some reason they have scruples in calling themselves fascists. Everybody chooses something nice. Styled to iPhone.
Socio-Darwinism is today the main crushing power of the Western world. You'll be unclad, barefooted and begging, we'll make you bankrupt, we'll destroy you and turn you out to a dump — and send some humanitarian aid to you so that you could crunch some hardtacks.
And if you try to stir something, we'll punish you. And your wooers of the Western values (what values, what is this about?) will plead to punish us harder, harder, harder. We'll switch off power, gas, water and food rationing until you call some bloody nationalist a democrat.
That's good that we do not call.
We'll have to defeat fascists again, or tomorrow they will arrange in Auschwitz for a public execution of a Red Army soldier, they would do that.
There are less illusions remained; that's good.
© Olga Tukhanina, 2015
© Vzglyad newspaper, January 27, 2015
* CPSU — the Communis Party of the Soviet Union, for years was the leading political force in the USSR and the only political party in the country till 1990.
Translation © Vladimir Samarin (that's me, the blog's author)
Original publication in Russian.