The rose garden and the serpent egg
Timoshenko has confirmed the authenticity of this conversation on Twitter

The rose garden and the serpent egg

The alternative to a rose garden (racial state) or to a zoo of separate cages (ethnocracy) is a botanical garden like Trauttmansdorff (liberal democracy), which brings together local and exotic flora, effecting an integration that is non-discriminatory and not intimidated by contaminations.

Stefano Fait & Mauro Fattor, “Contro i miti etnici

In contrast to democracy, ethnocracy, a.k.a. Herrenvolk democracy, is based on ethnic affiliation and a stratification of ethnicities in which the allocation of rights, power and resources is determined by ethnonational descent and the dominant group claims superior political legitimacy and thereby monopolizes the highest offices and the collective narrative of a society (its symbols, language, cultural policies, religion and Weltanschauung).

The infamous telephone conversation between former Ukranian Prime Minister Julia Timoshenko and Ukrainian vice Defence Minister Nestor Shufrich (confirmed by Timoshenko – except the sentence in bold) exemplifies this mindset:

Nestor: As for this Crimea-Drimea, i tell you, I am really shocked. Just today I spoke with our friend, he is almost in tears. I told him, how are we now going to …

Julia: I myself am ready to pickup a machine gun now, and go shoot this ar..ole in the head.

Nestor: Indeed. I myself said yesterday, that if God forbid a military conflict should arise, I am a reserve officer, and my son is a reserve officer, we shall take up arms, and go defend the country.

Julia: One hundred percent. Listen, this transgresses all boundaries. All in all, f…, one must take up arms and drown these bloody Russians in their blood. Together with their leader.

Nestor: Let me tell you

Julia: It’s a pity that I can’t be there, and could not lead all these processes. Like f… they would have gotten the Crimea from me

Nestor: Well, you know, I also thought about it, what if you had been there, perhaps this would not have happened .. Although we did not have much of

an armed force, but what they

Julia: I would have found how to drown these ar…les, and I hope to use all my connections, and I will raise the entire world, as soon as I am able, so that not even a burnt out field is left of this Russia.

Nestor: Well, I tell you, I am your partner in this, and not just a partner, I want to tell you, that we discussed today: “what if”. This morning there was a meeting of the faction, and later I talked to Victor, Victor said: “What should we now do with the remaining 8 million Russians, which are left on Ukranian soil? They are outcasts!

Julia: F…, they should be shot with nuclear weapons

Julia Timoshenko, supposedly one of the most moderate leaders in present day Ukraine, confirms through her Hutu-like remarks that Russian suspicions about the ruling forces in Kiev are not wide of the mark. We have reason to believe that behind a “respectable” façade, at the core, something lurks which is deeply troubling, something almost unspeakable that we already encountered amidst the Islamofascists in Syria.

A resolution (REF : 20121213IPR04603) by the European Parliament had warned us, a little more than a year ago (13 December 2012), against giving our trust to the likes of Svoboda (a social nationalist party celebrating the actions of an SS division during WWII!)  and Right Sector (whose leader, Dmytro Yarosh, was offered the position of second-in-command of the National Defense and Security Council but he refused and he is now running for president!): MEPs voice concerns about the rising nationalistic sentiment in Ukraine which led to the election of the “Svoboda” Party to the Parliament of Ukraine. The EP recalls that racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic views go against the EU’s fundamental values and principles and it appeals to pro-democratic parties in the Ukrainian Parliament not to associate with, endorse or form coalitions with this party.

If Timoshenko should become part of a future, elected government, given her feelings towards Russia and the Russians, what kind of relationship with the Russian minority and Moscow could we expect from Kiev? I bet a highly dysfunctional one, held together only by a shared hatred towards Russia and by a platform focused on “Ukraine for Ukrainians”, indifferent to the interests of 20% of the population. Toppling an unpopular government will always be far easier than running a country with even some degree of success, especially if the new government does not control the territory, with bands of robbers infesting the country, and is willing to submit the population to a Greek-style austerity.

Ukraine does appear to be heading for a very sad end (Kiews Regierung riskiert einen Bürgerkrieg, Der Spiegel, 25.03.2014)

Perhaps this is one reason why most Ukrainian soldiers (2,000 out of 18,000 servicemen) and their families opted to remain in Crimea and join the “occupying” forces.

We can see now how asinine the suggestion was, that Ukraine should be re-nuclearised as a deterrent against Russian expansionism.

The thing is, as many have noticed, Yugoslavia and Ukraine have at least one thing in common: their interethnic tensions were carefully cultivated by the Hapsburg dynasty in order to contain centrifugal forces that would rip the Empire apart (divide and conquer by identitarian policies neutralising our innate potential for being simultaneously both unique and brothers, connected to the whole of humanity).

Benderist and Ustasha fascists have been hatched from the same serpent’s egg: nationalists ready to be used against other nationalists in a war economy or as street-fighting thugs and then, when no longer needed, suffering the fate of most military dogs (because of similarbehavioural issues”)

A few days ago one of the leaders of Right Sector (Praviy Sektor) has been shot dead while “resisting arrest” (dragged him out of the car and “executed” “night of the long knives” – style). Praviy Sektor vowed revenge: a power struggle is in the cards: Timoshenko on one side, Yarosh on the other.

Because of all this Russians are likely to become even less critical of Putin, whereas public opinion in Western democracies is bound to grow even more dissatisfied with the way politicians and media are handling this crisis.

About stefano fait

Social forecaster/horizon scanner, entrepreneur, Arts and Culture reporter for "Trentino" & "Alto Adige", social media & community manager, professional translator, editor-in-chief of, peer reviewer and contributor for Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, University of British Columbia Press, IGI Global, Infobase Publishing, M.E. Sharpe, Congressional Quarterly Press, Greenwood Press. Laurea in Political Science – University of Bologna (2000). Ph.D. in Social Anthropology – University of St. Andrews (2004). Co-author of “Contro i miti etnici. Alla ricerca di un Alto Adige diverso” (2010)

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