The Barricade

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
― George Orwell

Thus with the above sentiment in mind, observe the recent actions of Russophobic nations across Europe. From Ukraine to Berlin the calls to remove Soviet war and historical memorials are growing louder every day. In Ukraine the calls have turned to misguided action as statues of Lenin and those honoring the dead of WWII are being shot at, pulled down and defaced.

What purpose does it serve to remove these monuments from the public consciousness? The answer lies in the question itself, to remove them from the public consciousness. Ukraine has been overtaken by nationalistic and fascist fervor in the major seats of power, and is being pushed forward by those who proudly uphold a history of Nazi collaboration. For those Ukrainians who are being held down by repression in the face of…

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