Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
November 18, 2016: The US and Ukraine opposed the draft resolution approved for consideration by the UN General Assembly about the need of fight against the glorification of Nazism, which was submitted by the Russian Federation, reports Associated Press.
131 countries voted “for” consideration of the draft resolution. 48 more countries, including members of the EU, abstained during the vote.
The representative of the US explained that his country didn’t support the resolution against the glorification of Nazism as it has a politized character and contradicts the fundamental freedom of expression.
August 16, 2017: Due to the demonstration of American neo-Nazis that took place in the city of Charlottesville, the president of Israel Reuven Rivlin sent a message to heads of the Jewish communities of the US.
“It is almost impossible to believe that today we observe nazi flags on the streets of the largest democracy in the world and the most cherished and greatest ally of Israel. I know that the great nation of the United States of America and its leaders will know how to face this difficult challenge, and prove to the world the robustness and strength of democracy and freedom,” it is said in the message of the President of Israel.
The anti-Semitic action in Virginia was also commented on by former US Presidents George Bush Jr. and his father George Bush Sr.
“America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms,” it is said in the statement of the former American Presidents. “As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights”.
And what about Trump?! Immediately after the incident he made a special statement, accusing “both parties” of the conflict for what happened. After the severe criticism with which representatives of both the Republican and Democrat parties sounded, last Monday the head of the White house considered it necessary to make a new statement, which lays the blame for what happened on supporters of the “Ku Klux Klan, nazi, and nationalist” organizations.
Nevertheless on Tuesday, responding to the comment of a journalist about the violence that was exhibited by members of the so-called “alt-right” groups, Donald Trump noted that he still considers all participants of collisions without exception as guilty.
It’s funny how it turns out. On the one hand, Nazism is evil. Absolute and unconditional. But if to think a little, this evil can sometimes be very much even useful. For example, for the achievement of specific aims. For example, like in Ukraine, where nationalism and Galician nazism is used by the authorities to “cleanse” the country of the “heritage of the Soviet Union” and the “influence of Russia”. It is approximately the same in America. After all, the so-called “alt-left” is the electorate of Clinton. It is precisely her who was supported by those who today dismantle monuments to confederates and are eager to rewrite history. And to act in their support and to especially condemn those 38% who still support the President (and it is done especially because of his right positions) is an unattainable luxury for Trump. It is especially for this reason that he also isn’t in a hurry to quarrel with leaders of American nationalists. However, this will only add bonuses to the moneybox of his foes.
But nevertheless I am interested in something else. When will America finally define what Nazism is to them?! An unconditional evil or …?!
But I don’t think that we will receive an unambiguous answer soon.
Words of the host of the Sunday show on Fox News Steve Hilton:
“We should call such a tragedy correctly: white supremacist terrorism… Today, it is important to say that white supremacists don’t represent the populist movement. Turning to my friends on the left: the desire to regulate migration is not racism, but an attempt to help the American working class. Turning to my friends on the right: racism is a reality. This is not the invention of black activists. Every day it harms millions of our fellow citizens. Turning to the people in Charlottesville waving flags of the Nazi party: we don’t need you in the populist movement, we don’t need you in our society, and indeed: we don’t need you in our country…”
According to the statements of the past few days we understood that progressive and democratic America condemns Nazism. But condemns it not in general, but exclusively in concrete cases that take place on separate points of the map of their country.
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