22 May 2013

Sturmbannführer Miroshnichenko

Igor Miroshnichenko is a former journalist. Today he is a senior member of "Svoboda",  (previous name "Socialist Nationalist Party of Ukraine") a ranking member of Parliament representing united opposition.    He also chairs the Ukrainian Committee for Freedom of Speech in Verhovnaya Rada (Parliament).

If you have been following the spread of neo-Nazism in Eastern Europe, then Mr Miroshnichenko's Facebook page is well worth a visit. Here he is celebrating the anniversary of formation of the Ukrainian SS division. Apparently, they are "heros":



Here Mr Miroshnichenko compares children-prisoners from Auschwitz with underfed war-time children from a Russian village: .


The not-so sublime message is that Nazi concentration camps weren't so bad.  Somehow Mr Miroshnichenko forgets to mention that the liberation of Auschwitz took place in January. Thick winter coats, provided by the liberating army, make children look sufficiently well-nourished for Mr Miroshnichenko's purposes. Photos without coats are widely available, but apparently they don't suit  the purpose of Holocaust denial:,



The youth division of Mr Miroshnichenko's party claims that Jews are disproportionately represented in the Ukrainian Government:
 

Naturally, the claim is false. It's borrowed from an openly neo-Nazi source, if one can possibly be more open than Svoboda. Last but not least... This is how a popular Ukrainian journalist, named Taras Chernoivan portrays Jews:

Nobody can accuse these people of having too much imagination.

10 comments:

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Ach, the fair Ukraine... another good reminder.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Evil never dies, does it?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

It's like Lernaean Hydra

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, a stinky one to boot. I don't remember complaints about the original Hydra being stinky...

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yeah, its endearing feature is constancy.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Unfortunately, I never got to witness the original Hydra. Still, sources claim that her breath was "poisonous". Probably too much lard and garlic...

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Poisonous doesn't mean stinky necessarily ;-)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

So be it.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Ah yes, the Socialist Nationalist Party, a Nazi by any other name, storm troops just the same.

Christopher Hitchens got in a fight in Lebanon about five years with some thugs from the Syrian Social Nationalist Party when he tore down on of their bloated red swastikas.

The Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament has to decide which one of several members of Parliament to be recognized to speak:
One of them is from the Neo-Nazi Party, the Speaker decides to pass on him, because he will call for all the Jews to be drowned. The second is from the Ukrainian Nationalist Party, the Speaker ignores him because he will call for all the Russians to be hanged. The Speaker recognizes the third member who is from Ukraine's environmental party, who speaks the following:

"My fellow Ukrainians, we face a terrible crisis, all our lakes are drying up! all our trees are dying!
How will we drown all the Jews! How will we hang all the Russians!"!!!!
(a joke that appeared in the New Republic about 20 years ago.)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yep, its' a good one, thanks!