One way you can know that support for a movement is starting to fracture is when you read stories like this in the prestige press: https://www.newyorker.com/news/essay
Admittedly, you’ll have to read very carefully between the lines (and ignore the Western talking points) to see that some people in the commentariat are starting to unfurl the white flag of surrender.
Another indicator is when critical stories can no longer be buried. What story am I speaking of? The fact that there is (and has been) a strong neo-Nazi element in the Ukrainian Army and body politic. https://sonar21.com/will-americans-supporting-ukraine
Almost a year ago, Monomakhos warned our readers that this was the case but our critics didn’t want to believe it. It couldn’t be true because “Zelensky is a Jew”.
This was supposed to shut down all criticism of the Kievan regime, to sweep it under the rug as it were. For the most part it worked. However, no matter how often you sweep trash under the rug, it never goes away. If nothing else, the smell starts to concentrate and then sift out.
And now, the smell of Ukrainian neo-Nazism is starting to make itself known here. It’s not a pleasant smell as you can tell from the short video below:
I don’t mean to be cynical, as I’ve always believed that virtue is it’s own reward. The virtue in this case being the truth and that it came out. So I’m glad that it did so. Would that it had come out earlier, perhaps saving hundreds of thousands of lives.
However, I can’t help but be somewhat cynical. Why are these stories coming out now? It’s not like the racialist ideology behind Pravy Sektor, Svoboda and the Azov Battalions was some great secret. Like the fictitious “church” that Patriarch Bartholomew created for the Western puppets that overthrew the democratically elected Ukrainian government in 2014, it was right out there for all to see.
The video above was produced in 2019 by Time magazine. The Russo-Ukraine War would not take place for another three years.
So, again, why now?
Is it because the much-vaunted Spring (then Summer) Offensive by the Ukrainian Army is going nowhere? Or that an estimated 40,000 Ukrainian soldiers since June have been senselessly impaled against the Russian defenses? Or that Oleksey Reznikov, the Ukrainian defense minister, was sacked? Or maybe because Kiev is in the process of enacting a general mobilization and is asking Western governments to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian young men in order to make this possible?
Hard to tell.
And just what’s up with the arrest of Ihor Komoloisky, the Ukrainian oligarch who created the television show Servant of the People, the show that catapulted a little-known Jewish comic named Vladimir Zelensky to national attention in the first place?
Regardless, the handwriting is on the wall. And like the Order of Chaos by Leo Tanguma where you see a military figure resembling a German SS soldier wearing a gas mask with a machine gun in one hand and a sword stabbing a dove in the other, it’s beyond disturbing. Certainly not something anyone expected to see in real life but they’re way ahead of us, and we’ve been slow to wake up to the nightmare.