Don’t you find it appalling? On 20 December, a supposedly civilised country is celebrating the anniversary of one of history’s most diabolical organisations.
By allowing the festivities to go ahead, Mrs Merkel’s government endorses the murder of 6,000,000 Jews, 2,000,000 Russian POWs, 500,000 Gypsies, thousands of Polish and Russian civilians – it endorses Auschwitz and Treblinka, gas chambers, torture, eugenics, experiments on humans.
The German government not only refuses to repudiate its Satanic past, but it positively glorifies it. In that connection, one is tempted to remember Mrs Merkel’s personal links with the SS…
Got you going for a while, didn’t I? Actually, Mrs Merkel was born nine years after the SS was declared a criminal organisation in Germany, with tens of thousands of its members prosecuted. And in any case, the SS was founded on 4 April, not 20 December.
Say what you will about Mrs Merkel’s government, but it doesn’t treat that day as a national holiday. In fact, anyone who dares celebrate the SS publicly may well have his collar felt.
But 20 December, 2017, is the centenary of another organisation, one much more murderous than the SS, one that annihilated 60,000,000 people in its own country and untold millions abroad, one that turned half the globe into a giant concentration camp. However, unlike the SS, that organisation hasn’t been declared criminal.
On the contrary, its anniversary is widely celebrated all over the country, and no wonder. The country’s president, 87 per cent of his government and the entire hierarchy of the national church are officers or agents of that organisation.
This Satanic anniversary appears in the country’s calendars as Chekist Day. ‘Chekist’ means a member of the CheKa, the Russian acronym for the secret police that was setup by Felix Dzerjinsky on Lenin’s orders.
According to Lenin, the CheKa was “the essence of Bolshevism”. “Every Bolshevik is a Chekist,” declared the syphilitic ghoul, whose mummy still adorns Red Square.
His claim was too narrow. Now, a century later, one can safely say that every Russian accepting Putin’s rule is a Chekist – some by direct association, more as indirect collaborators, most as unwitting accomplices.
Over the past century, Chekism has always been the essence of Russia de facto. But with the advent of the giant disinformation op called ‘glasnost’ and ‘perestroika’, it achieved that status de jure.
For what happened in 1989-1991 wasn’t the end of history, as was claimed by a particularly cretinous US neocon. It wasn’t even the triumph of liberal democracy, as was – and amazingly still is – claimed by just about everyone else.
It was a transfer of power from the Party to the KGB, with two KGB stooges in the Party, Gorbachev and Yeltsyn, kept on for a while as window dressing. (I usually refrain from ‘I told you so’ boasts, but in my case this isn’t hindsight. As anyone who can dig up my Salisbury Review articles from that time will know, I was writing exactly the same things then.)
That power shift was on the cards. For the CheKa was always a state within the state, and it always fought the Party, and to some extent the army, for the privilege of being the state.
The CheKa struck the first blow in 1937-1938, when it succeeded in wiping out Lenin’s party almost to a man, and also much of the army high command. Beria rose to power then and, after Stalin’s death, he effectively became his successor.
It took the combined efforts of the Party and army to overthrow Beria and take their revenge on the CheKa. The organisation was purged, Beria killed and few of his appointees stayed alive or at large.
The CheKa had to regroup, work behind the scenes and wait for an opening. It finally came in 1982, when the KGB head Yuri Andropov became Secretary General of the Party and virtual dictator.
It was Andropov who, using the blueprint first drawn by Beria, set up the ‘glasnost and perestroika’ op, designed to present a softer image to the West the better to defeat it. And it was Andropov who hand-picked Gorbachev as his successor and the best man to carry the op out. The KGB took over, destroyed the Party and now controls the country.
It’s interesting to look at the name changes this organisation has gone through in its lifetime.
What started as the VCheKa in 1917, became the GPU and OGPU (1922-1934), then the NKVD (1934-1941), then the NKGB for six months, then again the NKVD (1941-1943), then NKGB/MGB (1943-53), MVD (1953-1954) – and only then KGB, which in 1995 acquired its current name of FSB/SVR.
These aren’t just semantics: each change reflected political points scored or lost.
The NKGB/MGB, for example, was broken off from the NKVD to remove Beria from his power base. After Stalin’s death in March 1953, Beria succeeded in reclaiming the security police for his own MVD (Interior Ministry), thus becoming the most powerful figure of the interregnum. After Beria was murdered in June, 1953, the MVD lost the secret police arm because Khrushchev sought to bring it under his own control. Hence, the organisation was downgraded from a ministry to a committee (the K in the KGB).
The people, in their tens of millions, were collateral damage in that struggle for supremacy. It was their blood that fertilised the soil on which grew the most diabolical regime in history.
Lenin, whom H.G. Wells called ‘the dreamer in the Kremlin’, declared that he didn’t care if 90 per cent of the Russians perished – as long as the remaining 10 per cent lived under communism. The CheKa in its various guises has done its level best to fulfil the first part of the prophesy, by murdering millions, enslaving the rest – and outscoring the SS even in murders per year, never mind in absolute numbers.
Any halfway civilised country would go down on its knees, repent, beg forgiveness – and punish the surviving murderers. None of this has happened in Russia. Not a single KGB criminal has been punished; not a single crime repented.
The statue of the mass murderer Dzerjinsky, first removed from Lubianka Square, is about to be re-erected. Col. Putin is proud of his KGB career (“There’s no such thing as ex-KGB,” he once said. “This is for life.”) and is governing the country in the best tradition of his alma mater.
No doubt he’ll deliver a celebratory address today, as he has always done on this glorious anniversary. He’ll be celebrating artificial famines and concomitant cannibalism; Solovki and Kolyma; mass shootings and deportations; genocide and democide – evil at its purest.
Now replace Russia with Germany, CheKa with the SS, Putin with Merkel and imagine how you’d react if SS Day were celebrated in the same manner.
I hope our useful idiots, heirs to Wells, Shaw, the Webbs and other agents of influence, are proud of themselves – and Putin’s Russia, which they see as a shining example for us all to follow.
But forgive me for not raising my glass together with theirs. If I did, it would be only to splash the contents into their stupid faces.