Archive for October, 2022

Ukrainian Made Simple


More and more people in the West are beginning to scratch their heads wondering why they should be suffering with sky-high inflation, unaffordable utility bills, unruly mobs of freeloading Ukrainian migrants. The more probing minds are puzzled over the amazing speed at which the Ukrainian government swallows up vast sums of money being sent to it with nothing to show for it even as public services in the West are failing due to a lack of funds, or why all of NATO is quickly being stripped of numerous kinds of weapons systems, which are being shipped off in the Ukrainian direction and are then either destroyed, sold to third parties around the world, or are taken as trophies by the Russians, while inflation is making their replacements unaffordable.

Some people are starting to think that this is all a ploy to enrich the Biden clan and stuff its political campaign coffers in order to forestall a disastrous political defeat by vote-buying and fraud at the polls while keeping Biden’s son Hunter supplied with drugs and underage Ukrainian prostitutes, but they are, obviously conspiracy theorists. Rest assured, everything that the collective West is dong with regard to the Ukraine, so unfairly invaded by Russia after its leader merely threatened Russia with a nuclear strike at an international security conference, is squeaky-clean and above board.

In order to properly understand the Ukraine, as a state of mind and also as a failed state, which is what it truly is at this point, it is essential to grasp one key fact: that the entire construct is an exercise in tragic irony. This is best explained by reference to certain terms that only exist within the Ukrainian language. The rest of the Ukrainian language can be safely ignored: it is only used for virtue-signaling by Russian speakers of the Ukrainian persuasion (a transient effect), nothing of importance is written or published in it, and it is essentially part of a continuum of Southern Russian dialects that stretches from Tambov and Voronezh to Lvov. Of these, it is the only one to have been formalized as a separate language, with poor results: it is weak as a medium of thought and when it is time to stop virtue-signaling and start problem-solving, Ukrainians inevitably lapse into Russian. This, no doubt adds to the sense of tragic irony that is at the core of Ukrainian identity.

And yet in order to answer certain important questions, such as “Where’s our money?” and “What happened to all those weapons?” and “Why do you keep lying to us?” we must first grasp the meaning of certain words that only exist in Ukrainian. There are just seven of them, and they form the walls, the floor and the ceiling of the psychic dungeon in which languishes modern Ukrainian thought.


What Western Empire?


Some observant people are beginning to suspect that not everything is going perfectly well with the mighty Western Empire headquartered in Washington, DC. Some of the more excitable of these observers are quick to claim that what they are witnessing are early stages of collapse. But these voices are few and far between, while the rest of the observant observers still feel compelled to follow this bit of mental discipline:

1. The mighty Western Empire is mighty. This is a tautology and therefore self-evident, brooks no argument and requires no further proof.

2. Dominating the whole world requires an absolutely astounding level of intelligence. That’s because the world is big and complicated.

3. If the mighty Western Empire appears to do something stunningly stupid, then that’s because we ourselves are too stupid to understand the subtlety of its intelligence that’s masquerading itself as rank stupidity; see point 2 above as to why.

4. If the mighty Western Empire appears to engage in what seems like a never-ending sequence of spectacularly dumb and self-destructive moves, then that iteratively reduces to a repeated application of point 3 above.

But then there is the radical, extremist viewpoint: that the mighty Western Empire has already collapsed and continues to exist merely by physical and mental inertia while its leaders try to keep up appearances and postpone the inevitable in order to more thoroughly feather their individual nests. These conspiratorially-minded extremists have the gall imagine that there is no astoundingly brilliant and subtle strategic master plan beyond individual players’ efforts to keep getting while the getting is good—or something equally radical and extremist along these general lines.


Decoding “Putin’s Nuclear Threat”


This phrase currently yields about 6,590,000 results on Google, so it must be real—or is it not? It is not. But apparently figures most authoritative have concocted a narrative where Putin, in desperation over the loss of Krasny Liman, a railroad junction in the Kramatorsk district of Donetsk People’s Republic, which is part of Russian Federation as of yesterday, will get all emotional and attack the Ukrainians using tactical nuclear weapons. Since this narrative is bogus, there must be something else going on, such as a false flag being planned by the US. Let’s tease this narrative apart and see where it leads.