There was, until a year ago, a little and very grimy-looking shop near Seven Dials, over which, in weather-worn yellow lettering, the name of “C. Cave, Naturalist and Dealer in Antiquities,” was inscribed. The contents of its window were curiously variegated. They comprised some elephant tusks and an imperfect set of chessmen, beads and weapons, a box of eyes, two skulls of tigers and one human, several moth-eaten stuffed monkeys (one holding a lamp), an old-fashioned cabinet, a flyblown ostrich egg or so, some fishing-tackle, and an extraordinarily dirty, empty glass fish-tank. There was also, at the moment the story begins, a mass of crystal, worked into the shape of an egg and brilliantly polished. And at that two people, who stood outside the window, were looking, one of them a tall, thin clergyman, the other a black-bearded young man of dusky complexion and unobtrusive costume. The dusky young man spoke with eager gesticulation, and seemed anxious for his companion to purchase the article.
Until the return fire comes in! Then material reality comes a knocking. I have always said that the link between the socio-economic system of predatory capitalism – and mental illness – remains essentially untapped and more or less completely unexplored either medically or academically. This is because the powers that be, that is the democratically elected (liberal) governments (and the elites that sustain such entities) – do not want this association known. If it were properly understood that the routine exploitation of the minds and bodies of the individual components that comprise the masses leads to a dysfunction in a significant section of that population – then the intelligentsia might start writing articles calling for its abolition and replacement. This is a slippery slope that the US government (and its European lackeys) certainly does not want the world to know or even consider. Instead, a game of so-called ‘calculated’ risk is played-out which sees the majority of brainwashed individuals retaining all the psychological and emotional damage within themselves (as a seething mess of contradictions and self-hate) – whilst limiting their actions to merely following lawful impulses. Racially hating everything ‘Chinese’ for example, is perfectly fine providing that race ‘hate’ is manifested through the acceptable mechanisms that define polite society!
Believe it or not, during the 1930s, the basic Soviet Red Army ‘Rifle’ was a development of an original 1891 Model! This proved so effective
This is what the Bourgeisie always does – it generates the conditions for ‘war’ so that the working-class is ‘forced’ to ‘join-up’ and defend the very status quo that keeps it oppressed! Workers killing each other is preferable to workers ‘uniting’ into ‘Internationalist’ Socialist organisations and confronting the Bourgeoisie! If you do not like what you see – STOP voting Tory and STOP supporting Trotskyite Movements on the fake Left! After all, the the ‘Comments’ section of the above Russian-language post – there is talk that these Ukrainian men were POWs ‘executed’ by Russian troops in retaliation for the Ukrainian murder of Russian POWs that occurred in Kherson recently!
From what I have seen whilst mixing with the Russian people via Telegram, many of them hold EXACTLY the same racist, homophobic and misogynist viewpoints as their Ukrainian counterparts – but just happen to be on the other side! There is no ‘Internationalism’ and the average Russian generally hates non-Russians. This is the damage done by just 31-years of capitalist indoctrination. The Wagner Group is named after a Neo-Nazi figure-head – whilst the badge of the Wagner Group usually depicts a ‘skull’ – similar to those used by the Hitlerite SS Units (particularly the ‘Deaths-Head’ Units)! Recently, the Wagner Group murdered a prisoner using a sledgehammer to the head (all filmed and uploaded) and Putin had the head of RT (a woman) go on air and ‘justify’ the murder! We certainly are down the rabbit hole on this one! Supporting the Russia fight against Ukrainian Neo-Nazism does not (and should not) equate to an automatic support for Russia Neo-Nazi (and Neo-Fascist) attitudes! I suspect the Trotskyites are loving this as it is all unfolding to Trotsky’s dream – a point little expressed by the Left (if we can still call it that)!
Of course, the post-1947 Indian Army has lost every battle it has engaged in – including the 1962 clashes it had with China’s ‘People’s Liberation Army’ (PLA)! Obviously, the Indian people have had their minds and bodies badly damaged by the presence of European colonialists and this hideous distortion can be seen in these examples of the utter ‘stupid’ and ‘inept’ bayonet drills practiced by the contemporary Indian Army! These military drills are as much theatrical as they are combative – and seem to be the product of a superficial overlay of pointless (and ‘enforced’) Westernisation that has no historical relevance to the Indian mind and body – and certainly NOTHING to do with the Indian way of making war!