Kiev Regime Sinking Headlong Into Orwellian Abyss
The Banderite revisionists’ drive to erase all sign of the past is not only targeting symbols and monuments, but philosophers, writers, and artists
Like a communist regime of yore, the Ukrainian government has started to publish a list of unwanted artists who are guilty of “utterances in favor of the violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity”.
In September, a further list of individuals and companies carefully provided by the enchanting secret service SBU, and officially checked by Ukraine’s National Council of Defense and National Security (NSDC), followed. The entities are accused of posing a “real or potential threat to national interests, national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as of the support of terrorist activities“. Some of the named journalists, though, were of western origin (some listed were BBC employees) and were reluctantly removed after official protests from the west. (Kiev’s Understanding of Freedom of the Press – in German).
In April four laws legalized the country’s elimination of its Soviet past and were subsequently enacted in May. The ban of the Communist Party was sought, but proved impossible to achieve. So as a start, they banned the communist ideology and communist symbols along with those of Nazism. Even flags of other communist states like the GDR are forbidden, as are illustrations of the hammer and sickle, communist songs and monuments of the Soviet era, which have to be pulled down, unless they are connected with Ukrainian national resistance. One of the laws, however, demands honoring fighters for Ukranian independence and resistance, even those who were members of the “Ukranian Rebel Army” (UPA) and the extreme right and nationalistic “Organization of Ukranian Nationalists” (OUN) which temporarily collaborated with the Nazis and fought Russians as well as Poles. Their head was Stepan Bandera, the celebrated hero of the right nationalists.
It was further decided to open all archives from the time of Soviet rule. There is even a law to regulate the commemoration of the victory over Nazism. The Ukrainian victory is separated from the Soviet victory in order to prevent the “falsification” of World War 2 history in politics, media, academic research, schoolbooks etc. Additionally, an “Institute for National Commemoration” was established, which is supposed to administer, propagate and control the country’s historical narratives. Memorials of people associated with the Soviet era or the Communist Party have to be eliminated in street names, public squares and parks.