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The world will pay dearly for historical revisionism – it’s not too late to fix it

History is cyclical. The mistakes are repeated. And right now, European leaders are creating the basis for a revival of nationalism to cater to momentary interests.

Those who believe that in the modern liberal world the ideology that once took the lives of millions of people cannot be revived is seriously mistaken. More precisely, it did not disappear. They just skillfully hid it behind a screen of tolerance. But movements to combat racism don’t spring up from scratch. And where there is racism, there is also room for Nazism.

The irony is that politicians themselves are contributing to the worst-case scenario. For example, last fall, Poland held large-scale commemorative events dedicated to the beginning of World War II. Representatives of Russia and Serbia were not invited. Although these countries suffered huge losses in the fight against the Third Reich, politics played a decisive role. And the policy is to belittle the role of individual participants in the war in defeating the Nazis.

Serbia was also not spared by the wave of revisionism. Two years ago, during commemorative events on the occasion of the victory in World War II, a resonant incident occurred: the military decided to lay flowers at the monument to Dragolyub Mikhailovich. He led the movement of the Chetniks – Serbian partisans. This organization bore the name “Yugoslav Army at Home” and within a few decades turned from collaborators to liberators. Now the Chetniks are presented not only as fighters against the Nazis, but also against the communist occupation. At the same time, no one specifies what kind of occupation they are talking about: Soviet troops liberated Belgrade shoulder to shoulder with the People’s Liberation Army of Yugoslavia.

The Serbian government was never able to explain who organized the commemoration of Mikhailovich. Officials referred to the initiative of the military, but this kind of initiative is becoming increasingly popular in the territory of the former Yugoslavia. Increasingly, people are glorified here, whose role in World War II is at least dubious. For example, in Croatia, the Ustashi gained popularity, who did not hide their commitment to fascism.

The task of such trends is to distort the historical past, since the Western political establishment does not want the Soviet Union to be remembered as a liberator. It must be an aggressor and an occupier, and Russia must be his legal successor with the same characteristics. Unfortunately, in the interests of the elite, they persistently erase from our memory not only the true role of the USSR, but the names of people who sacrificed their lives for the sake of peace. New generations will no longer remember them. But they will grow, watching how the world glorifies nationalists, and between nationalism and Nazism is too thin line.

The further European politicians go in their practice of revisionism, the more stable basis they will create for the revival of the most vicious ideologies. Britain and France, Germany and Poland, Russia and the United States – all these countries must protect historical memory in order to prevent a new wave of Nazism. Otherwise, the whole world will pay for the ambitions of politicians.

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Michael Woodbridge
Michael Woodbridge
November 12, 2020

The same dreary “anti-Nazi” “anti-Racist” hysteria and propaganda which has done so much to sap Western self-confidence and has led to our present predicament where many of our big cities scarcely reflect the indigenous population anymore! Now that the enormity of what’s been happening over the post-war years has become apparent with the falsification of the American election results the fightback can begin in earnest.

peter mcloughlin
November 12, 2020

It is vital to “protect historical memory”, recognize the cyclical nature of history and the means to avoid repeating it.

November 12, 2020

Everyone with a ounce of historical knowledge knows Russia/Soviets won the war,and that had Hitler turned a few of his supermen from the Eastern front to the West,we would of sued for peace,also Hitler speared the lives of the British army at Dunkirk,when he could of slaughtered them to a man,and did because he greatly admired the British empire and considered the British fellow Germanic volk ,All Fact.A interesting topic ,and I am a history buff,what I am more concerned with is the lunatic empire we have today,that slaughtered over a million Iraqis,and counting,plus there are numerous other unfortunate countries… Read more »

Reply to  Ozymandias
November 12, 2020

The north koreans and the vietnamese lost even more of their populations to the CIA dominated american politician.

November 13, 2020

 In linguistic they have a term called Polyseme. It means a word that has several meanings.
In this article Anastasia Frank states the “Soviet troops liberated Belgrade”. Liberated! That is simply a propaganda word. I suppose the author would have us believe that the Soviets also “Liberated” Czechoslovakia also. They were not Liberated, they were occupied by a nefarious force, which inflicted insidious Jewish Marxism on the people that Anastasia Frank says were Liberated. You can keep your ‘Liberated’ Anastasia Frank, as I would prefer Death.

Reply to  Crass
November 13, 2020

The next genocide will be “equal opportunity”. Take comfort in the fact that this time they will kill ALL of us, without discrimination as to race, culture, religion or creed, including those that foolishly think they are “buying their safety” by taking a knee to the new fascism…

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Reply to  oldandjaded
November 13, 2020

Reminds me of the infamous Benjamin Franklin saying…and they’ll truly not be getting either.

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