Saturday, January 1, 2022

My Question For UKRAINE & RUSSIA Class

The bunkered mentality without the siege. 
What are historians going to do? 
    From this particular Russia War ordeal's beginning, it was pointed out this is the history Russians were channeled into accepting. A blind nationalism, irregardless of history, that American Party-centric professionals also use to narrow the American public sphere into strategically manipulated purposes. Clean Air, an anti-Conservative cause? Alarm's on. Wake up. Smell the coffee. Ideology's for banging pots.  
    Politicians of all the various, similar, stripes manipulate public consciousness with simplistic patriotism. Twisting actual history to identify with militarism and conquest over cultural evolution is where we are in the midst of a madness Power fosters. Period.
    Where is the larger statement by historians? Facing down, and putting on notice, the enablers of falsehoods. These statements, of "we've had enough and aren't going to take it anymore," just aren't as loud as the whine for Russian vanity's retribution. Built on entitled fantasies from Medieval History that should have died with righteous Queens, and Kings, throughout history. 
    Of course there's been countless statements, to face history, through many venues. But overall, the sound is clamor for victory at war. Not Russia's hierarchy seeing beyond power's interests when we failed, so miserably, to get them to understand before? That's wallowing in history, that much of the world is in supporting tyrannical power. 
    While there is a combined Slavic identity, Moscow and Kiev were clear centuries apart as cultural centers. Other than the long history of tyrants risking others' lives through conquest. To, in our age, identify with Stalinist ruthlessness as a legacy that's victorious is counter to this idea that any kind of Defense of Christian Morality is going on. !!! 
    Hiding from history with a smirk. Yes President Putin. Outdid Stalin with that colorful plastered-on smile. But history's not masquerading, no matter what anyone's gotten anyone, and everyone else, to believe. 
    No more war is smart, all else just inhumane nonsense.
 Close to 400 attended the first webinar in this well-stocked Online Speaker Series. Mondays 3:00-4:15 ET September 12 - November 28, 2022
    Zoom clear quality and it was nice feeling back in class. 

    There's no side panel chat. Probably learned from, as explained, the experience in the Spring when a webinar was overrun with people whose intent was narrowing the discourse. But questions can be asked. And this is the question I'm working on for class that Professor Barnes described as his intent. 

Background of MY QUESTION in draft: 
The infiltration of the Intelligence Service Russification of History is no more apparent, misunderstood, and promulgated than on the Internet. Googling turns up Olga, also called Helga or Saint Olga of Kiev, (born c. 890—died 969, Kiev; feast day July 11), princess who was the first recorded female ruler in Russia and the first member of the ruling family of Kiev to adopt Christianity. Another - Olga was the first female ruler of Kievan Rus,

 There was no united Rus until after Moscow’s Ivan III faced down their Tatar rulers in 1480 at the Battle of Ugra. Muscovy became a distinct principality during the second half of the 13th Century under the rule of Daniel, the youngest son of the Rurik prince Alexander Nevsky. 

“There is no Ukraine”: Fact-Checking the Kremlin’s Version of Ukrainian History by Katherine Arnold July 1st, 2020 describes the misshaping of the timeline. - In his March 18, 2014 speech marking the annexation of Crimea, Putin declared that Russians and Ukrainians “are one people. Kiev is the mother of Russian cities. Ancient Rus’ is our common source and we cannot live without each other. Coincidentally - In an autumn 2017 briefing, US President Donald Trump reportedly exclaimed that Ukraine “wasn’t a ‘real country,’ that it had always been a part of Russia.” 

    Kiev first. Then a centuries later Muscovy, the more successful military state, acquired their region. A proud victoriously military heritage we're all better off facing the truths behind. 

 So with this background in mind. Taking into account that historical facts are, unquestionably, publicly glossed over. Only a generation’s necessary to forget. How many more will it take to remember? 

Glasnost For Everybody!


Cursory Wikipedia reading, naming Kievan Rus didn't happen until the 19th Century

The term Kievan Rus' (RussianКи́евская РусьromanizedKiyevskaya Rus) was coined in the 19th century in Russian historiography to refer to the period when the centre was in Kiev.[25] In the 19th century it also appeared in UkrainianКи́ївська РусьromanizedKyivska Rus.[26] In English, the term was introduced in the early 20th century, when it was found in the 1913 English translation of Vasily Klyuchevsky's A History of Russia,[27] to distinguish the early polity from successor states, which were also named Rus. The variant Kyivan Rus' appeared in English-language scholarship by the 1950s.[28] 

Moscow began? 1147


Politics shouldn't be religion, nor religion politics.

In honor of Cornell University's First Facebook Editor-in-Chief, JK Fraser, THE SOAPBOX VIEW Facebook page is where short essayically crafted statements will take shape. As was always this website's custom. When finished The WORK-IN-PROGRESS(es) will be catalogued in this The Soapbox View website. For example, this was started there.   

    The New Yorker ran the article, The Man Behind Critical Race Theory and posted it to Facebook themselves. I commented - Can't face the future without facing the past and facts.  - inciting 7 likes and 3 laughs.  
    _____ _______ responded - ok sure forever so people that did nothing should be blamed and finger pointed ha… 
    So I replied - And in being defensive, morality isn't defended. 
    So _____ _______ responded - nothing defensive … you treat people as they treat you and according to their character. Nothing wrong with learning the ugly parts of history … blaming for the past though does no good and will only incite racism. No one is born a persecutor or persecuted. That shouldn’t be taught.
    And I replied - Right. Hold tight to the whitewashing Coverup of American History. This don't blame us we're not responsible is just a veneer. What should be confronted here is centuries of mentalities that didn't respect the rights of all individuals. To now say facing that is persecution is denial. Deflected blame when this has nothing to do with blaming people personally. People grow up. That will happen sometime beyond this Dark Era of the Advanced Age.

Wear Masks, Please
Foolish To Feel We've Reached A Finish Line
The 39 East 68th Street Reading
Announced: The Daily Record - Charlottesville, Virginia
Book Review of
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Equal rights do not attack traditional values. Traditional values are less authentic without equal rights.
Dear Reader,
The Hammer and Cycle Messenger Service was written to express "capitalism from the bottom up," becoming a catchphrase, even before Hank Greenway's noble Moscow adventure during 1991's Soviet August Coup
This film, 
is an hour reading from chapters One and Four. Including the last, imagery laden, 24 minutes next to Roy Cohn's 39 East 68th Street townhouse. The first Tuesday following the 2016 November Presidential Election.
In Case Anyone’s Not Seen The
Mulberry Street Gang Reading, it continues Chapter IV by Roy Cohn's front doorstep
Followed by the Summer of 2017 49 East Houston 
Mulberry Street Gang Exhibition Sit-In  
While this film
is from when Keegan Stephan and Charles Komanoff asked me to speak, introduce Fifth, Park and Madison, in The Great Hall of Cooper Union. In this film, after the 1987 documentary is screened and before the panel discussion, a picture appears of Lake County, Florida Sheriff Willis V. McCall with three of the Groveland Four and word "Sheriff." Meaning face history. Through age 15, his house was a block from mine. His dog bit me when I was five, and all the older kids laughed hysterically when I cried screaming I'd sue. I was too young to know of track records. Just that he was Sheriff McCall. My mother, uncomfortably, received his call the next day inquiring whether I was ok. 

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