Tuesday 16th of August 2022

ukraine as LGBTQi-friendly…….

Western media is silent as top Zelensky aide exposes its false presentation of Ukraine as LGBTQ-friendly

 

While Western media tries hard to falsely portray Ukraine as progressive, its own most-vocal political advisor says the quiet part out loud

 

 

In the 21st century, with the proliferation of social media and other mass forms of communication, it has become easier to bastardize certain causes that may in some form be noble in order to pursue one’s own political or geopolitical purposes.

 

By Dakotah Lilly 

 

We have seen it before with the weaponization of women’s rights during the US military campaigns in the Middle East. Also, with the weaponization of concepts like “freedom” and “democracy” in the West’s propaganda wars concerning Venezuela, Russia, Cuba, Bolivia, and others. One of the issues that has also been weaponized against countries not accepting US or Western hegemony is rights for lesbians and gay men. This theme has been used to demonize states and sweeten the taste for war against them amongst the Western public.

For example GLAAD, a mainstream corporate-backed NGO which “advocates” for the rights of LGBT people, released a questionable statement in March regarding Ukraine and Russia. It argues that “The Russian invasion of Ukraine is built on the demonization and persecution against the LGBTQ community and has a disproportionate impact on LGBTQ people in Ukraine, who had just started to experience visibility and equality.” That’s curious in a couple of different ways, but one wonders what GLAAD would say in regards to the recent controversy surrounding Ukrainian presidential aide Alexey Arestovich.

 

Arestovich has recently been accused of homophobia for stating that he views LGBT folk as “people with deviations.” He also positioned himself as vehemently opposed to what he called “gay propaganda.” Which basically means his point-of-view aligns with a 2013 Russian law that was aggressively derided in the West, by celebrities, politicians and other figures. 

KyivPride, a Ukrainian NGO devoted to promoting LGBTQ rights, promptly called for his dismissal. Arestovich’s response was to tweet a picture of himself dressed up as a woman from a comedy film which he starred in, back in 2012, before he got into politics. He captioned the screenshot with the words, “The LGBT community is outraged. But look at this photo and you will understand who should be truly outraged. I think I’m being persecuted, no? I demand tolerance.”

In a country which has falsely positioned itself as a modern state with progressive European views and values, this response from one of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s top advisers is quite curious. While liberal outlets across the West continue to heap praise upon everything that is Ukraine and Zelensky, they have been quiet on this homophobic attitude present in his administration. No US-based LGBT organization has released a statement on the matter, which is unsurprising considering any type of criticism against Ukraine or its government is considered sacrilegious by the mainstream media in the West.

 

Meanwhile, the same outlets have made it a point to cover feel good stories about LGBT soldiers in Ukraine displaying unicorns on their uniforms. They seem to conveniently leave out the fact that Ukraine continues to lack protections for LGBTQ people in most areas of life. It is, of course, the right of any sovereign nation to have its laws and regulations decided by their own people and legislatures, but for a country that has attempted to wrongly paint itself as a cosmopolitical haven – as opposed to the supposedly evil and medieval Russia – this is a glaring inconsistency.

Even more so, considering the absolute flood of praise and approval that Western LGBTQ communities have heaped upon Ukraine in the past few months, it is perplexing that these same communities and organizations ignore the reality in Ukraine that their organizations were founded to change in the first place.

When Arestovich isn’t calling supporters of his boss “vulgar a***oles”, or referring to Westerners who argue for peace as “dumb f**ks”, it seems he is willing to unknowingly expose the hypocrisy of the Zelensky administration. While Ukraine has been – and continues to be – the poorest country in Europe, one wonders why he feels now is the time to antagonize the LGBTQ community and threaten “tantrums” if Kiev isn’t given the weaponry his government is begging for. 

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

 

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https://www.rt.com/russia/557740-arestovich-lgbtq-friendly-image/

 

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KYIV — You think you know someone, and then Russia invades your country and your childhood friend turned top intelligence official flubs it and some of his senior spies flee their posts, apparently helping the Kremlin’s forces avoid landmines and direct its attack aircraft to blast your cities.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy isn’t getting a lot of sleep these days, and the man he appointed to lead Ukraine’s domestic intelligence and security agency can’t be helping matters. Ivan Bakanov — his friend from way back who once ran his entertainment company and then his presidential campaign — is on thin ice in Kyiv.

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Some said the old friends rarely speak these days, save for government business. Ensuring a smooth transition may be tricky with the war still raging, with one official telling POLITICO that Zelenskyy is worried about the optics of sacking someone from his inner circle. For now, much of the SBU’s daily operations are being run from the presidential office and people still in good graces of Zelenskyy and his chief of staff, Andriy Yermak.

Bakanov is a lanky 47-year-old who’s been at Zelenskyy’s side since the latter rose from a scrawny comedian in the industrial, south-central city of Kryvyi Rih to a muscular war-hardened leader famous well beyond Ukraine’s borders. Bakanov’s appointment in 2019 was criticized by opposition parties who said someone with his background was unfit to lead the top intelligence-gathering agency. But as one of the president’s most trusted confidants and business partners, there was little opponents could do to stop the move.

Now some feel vindicated as criticisms of Bakanov reverberate in the halls of government and parliament. Many in Kyiv allege that he failed to respond to Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24 and properly command his behemoth department of over 30,000 agents.

“We are highly unsatisfied with his job and are working to get rid of him,” a top Ukrainian official close to Zelenskyy told POLITICO on the condition of anonymity to talk about sensitive personnel issues. “We are not satisfied with his managerial, you know, [skills] because now you need … anti-crisis management skills like we don’t think that he has.”

Zelenskyy’s office, Bakanov and the SBU did not respond to POLITICO’s requests for comment.

 

READ MORE:

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/23/zelenskyy-top-spy-security-failures-00041794

 

SEE ALSO:

https://www.rt.com/news/460113-volodymyr-zelensky-appoints-tv-pals/

 

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Ukraine Should Give Up Donbass For the Sake of Ceasefire, Says Church of England's Bishop

 

UK prime minister Boris Johnson, on the contrary, earlier warned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky against a peace deal with Russia.

 

Ukraine should give up its eastern Donbass territories in order to reach a ceasefire with Russia, the Church of England's Bishop of Leeds Rt Revd Nick Baines has said.

According to him, the UK's objectives in the ongoing conflict are "unclear", while the anti-Russian sanctions used by the Western countries are "blunt" instruments that are affecting all of the Russian people.

 

"It would be morally problematic to oppose a reasonable agreement to end the war and spare the people of Ukraine further terrible suffering in the hope of securing additional advantage through a protracted conflict," Baines wrote in the documents published ahead of the General Synod.

 

The bishop also warned against NATO moving "from assisting Ukraine to defending itself, to one with a wider geo-strategic objective," saying that it would be one of "the surest of ways to invite strategic miscalculation."

The statement has prompted a backlash, with the Church of England quickly noting that the documents do not reflect its policy or views and assuring that "the territorial integrity of Ukraine is without question." After facing criticism, Baines himself wrote in his Twitter account that "debate is not a statement of church's mind."

While the bishop's statement calls for efforts to the ceasefire, the UK government seems to be pushing forward a different agenda. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, for his part, said he is not going to urge Western leaders to put pressure on Kiev so that it moves toward a peace deal.

 

“Now is not the time to settle and encourage the Ukrainians to settle for a bad peace, for a peace for which they are invited to give up chunks of their territory in return for a ceasefire," Johnson stated.

 

Currently, the diplomatic process between Russia and Ukraine is far from being restored. Moscow said that that the future negotiations depend on the situation "on the ground", urging Kiev to take into consideration the will of its own people.

"There are liberated areas there. The majority of the population does not even think about returning again to the control of neo-Nazi authorities or authorities that in every possible way indulge neo-Nazism," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said of the situation.

According to the Kremlin, Ukraine is not being allowed to make any credible offer to restart the negotiating process because of the West's pressure. The UK, as well as the US, the EU, and some other countries, has condemned Russia's military operation in Ukraine as "invasion". Moscow, in its turn, has repeatedly outlined that the military operation was launched in response to calls for help from people of Donbass, and has its goal to "demilitarize and de-Nazify" Ukraine.

 

 

READ MORE:

https://sputniknews.com/20220624/ukraine-should-give-up-donbass-for-the-sake-of-ceasefire-says-church-of-englands-bishop-1096626462.html

 

 

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the USA are 100 per cent responsible.....

The War in Ukraine May Be Impossible to Stop. And the U.S. Deserves Much of the Blame.

 

BY  Christopher Caldwell

 

In the Paris daily newspaper Le Figaro this month, Henri Guaino, a top adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy when he was president of France, warned that Europe’s countries, under the shortsighted leadership of the United States, were “sleepwalking” into war with Russia. Mr. Guaino was borrowing a metaphor that the historian Christopher Clark used to describe the origins of World War I.

Naturally, Mr. Guaino understands that Russia is most directly to blame for the present conflict in Ukraine. It was Russia that massed its troops on the frontier last fall and winter and — having demanded from NATO a number of Ukraine-related security guarantees that NATO rejected — began the shelling and killing on Feb. 24.

But the United States has helped turn this tragic, local and ambiguous conflict into a potential world conflagration. By misunderstanding the war’s logic, Mr. Guaino argues, the West, led by the Biden administration, is giving the conflict a momentum that may be impossible to stop.

 

He is right.

In 2014 the United States backed an uprising — in its final stages a violent uprising — against the legitimately elected Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovych, which was pro-Russian. (The corruption of Mr. Yanukovych’s government has been much adduced by the rebellion’s defenders, but corruption is a perennial Ukrainian problem, even today.) Russia, in turn, annexed Crimea, a historically Russian-speaking part of Ukraine that since the 18th century had been home to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

 

One can argue about Russian claims to Crimea, but Russians take them seriously. Hundreds of thousands of Russian and Soviet fighters died defending the Crimean city of Sevastopol from European forces during two sieges — one during the Crimean War and one during World War II. In recent years, Russian control of Crimea has seemed to provide a stable regional arrangement: Russia’s European neighbors, at least, have let sleeping dogs lie.

But the United States never accepted the arrangement. On Nov. 10, 2021, the United States and Ukraine signed a “charter on strategic partnership” that called for Ukraine to join NATO, condemned “ongoing Russian aggression” and affirmed an “unwavering commitment” to the reintegration of Crimea into Ukraine.

That charter “convinced Russia that it must attack or be attacked,” Mr. Guaino wrote. “It is the ineluctable process of 1914 in all its terrifying purity.”

This is a faithful account of the war that President Vladimir Putin has claimed to be fighting. “There were constant supplies of the most modern military equipment,” Mr. Putin said at Russia’s annual Victory Parade on May 9, referring to the foreign arming of Ukraine. “The danger was growing every day.”

 

Whether he was right to worry about Russia’s security depends on one’s perspective. Western news reports tend to belittle him.

 

The rocky course of the war in Ukraine thus far has vindicated Mr. Putin’s diagnosis, if not his conduct. Though Ukraine’s military industry was important in Soviet times, by 2014 the country barely had a modern military at all. Oligarchs, not the state, armed and funded some of the militias sent to fight Russian-supported separatists in the east. The United States started arming and training Ukraine’s military, hesitantly at first under President Barack Obama. Modern hardware began flowing during the Trump administration, though, and today the country is armed to the teeth.

Since 2018, Ukraine has received U.S.-built Javelin antitank missiles, Czech artillery and Turkish Bayraktar drones and other NATO-interoperable weaponry. The United States and Canada have lately sent up-to-date British-designed M777 howitzers that fire GPS-guided Excalibur shells. President Biden just signed into law a $40 billion military aid package.

In this light, mockery of Russia’s battlefield performance is misplaced. Russia is not being stymied by a plucky agricultural country a third its size; it is holding its own, at least for now, against NATO’s advanced economic, cyber and battlefield weapons.

And this is where Mr. Guaino is correct to accuse the West of sleepwalking. The United States is trying to maintain the fiction that arming one’s allies is not the same thing as participating in combat.

In the information age, this distinction is growing more and more artificial. The United States has provided intelligence used to kill Russian generals. It obtained targeting information that helped to sink the Russian Black Sea missile cruiser the Moskva, an incident in which about 40 seamen were killed.

And the United States may be playing an even more direct role. There are thousands of foreign fighters in Ukraine. One volunteer spoke to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation this month of fighting alongside “friends” who “come from the Marines, from the States.” Just as it is easy to cross the line between being a weapons supplier and being a combatant, it is easy to cross the line from waging a proxy war to waging a secret war.

 

In a subtler way, a country trying to fight such a war risks being drawn from partial into full involvement by force of moral reasoning. Perhaps American officials justify exporting weaponry the way they justify budgeting it: It is so powerful that it is dissuasive. The money is well spent because it buys peace. Should bigger guns fail to dissuade, however, they lead to bigger wars.

 

A handful of people died in the Russian takeover of Crimea in 2014. But this time around, matched in weaponry — and even outmatched in some cases — Russia has reverted to a war of bombardment that looks more like World War II.

Even if we don’t accept Mr. Putin’s claim that America’s arming of Ukraine is the reason the war happened in the first place, it is certainly the reason the war has taken the kinetic, explosive, deadly form it has. Our role in this is not passive or incidental. We have given Ukrainians cause to believe they can prevail in a war of escalation.

Thousands of Ukrainians have died who likely would not have if the United States had stood aside. That naturally may create among American policymakers a sense of moral and political obligation — to stay the course, to escalate the conflict, to match any excess.

The United States has shown itself not just liable to escalate but also inclined to. In March, Mr. Biden invoked God before insisting that Mr. Putin “cannot remain in power.” In April, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin explained that the United States seeks to “see Russia weakened.”

Noam Chomsky warned against the paradoxical incentives of such “heroic pronouncements” in an April interview. “It may feel like Winston Churchill impersonations, very exciting,” he said. “But what they translate into is: Destroy Ukraine.”

For similar reasons Mr. Biden’s suggestion that Mr. Putin be tried for war crimes is an act of consummate irresponsibility. The charge is so serious that, once leveled, it discourages restraint; after all, a leader who commits one atrocity is no less a war criminal than one who commits a thousand. The effect, intended or not, is to foreclose any recourse to peace negotiations.

 

The situation on the battlefield in Ukraine has evolved to an awkward stage. Both Russia and Ukraine have suffered heavy losses. But each has made gains, too. Russia has a land bridge to Crimea and control of some of Ukraine’s most fertile agricultural lands and energy deposits, and in recent days has held the battlefield momentum. Ukraine, after a robust defense of its cities, can expect further NATO support, know-how and weaponry — a powerful incentive not to end the war anytime soon.

 

But if the war does not end soon, its dangers will increase. “Negotiations need to begin in the next two months,” Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. secretary of state, warned last week, “before it creates upheavals and tensions that will not be easily overcome.” Calling for a return to the status quo ante bellum, he added, “Pursuing the war beyond that point would not be about the freedom of Ukraine but a new war against Russia itself.”

In this, Mr. Kissinger is on the same page as Mr. Guaino. “To make concessions to Russia would be submitting to aggression,” Mr. Guaino warned. “To make none would be submitting to insanity.”

The United States is making no concessions. That would be to lose face. There’s an election coming. So the administration is closing off avenues of negotiation and working to intensify the war. We’re in it to win it. With time, the huge import of deadly weaponry, including that from the newly authorized $40 billion allocation, could take the war to a different level. President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine warned in an address to students this month that the bloodiest days of the war were coming.

 

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/31/opinion/us-ukraine-putin-war.html

 

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There are Russians living Ukraine for yonks.... TRUE!

They live mostly in the Donbass region of Ukraine.... TRUE!

There are Nazis fascist Banderites in Ukraine.... TRUE!

The Banderites (nazis) have been supported by the USA, in THE 2002 and 2014 "revolutions".... TRUE!

Ukraine is somewhat split between Germanic (Banderites, Scandinavian) AND Slavs (Russians, etc).... TRUE!

The Banderites killed many Ukrainian Jews during WW2.... TRUE!

Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi, billionaire has been the main promoter of Zelenskyyyy-y.... TRUE!

Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi, is a Jew supporting the Banderites against the Slavs.... TRUE!

Some part of the RUSSIAN (Slav) Donbass region declared autonomy in 2014.... TRUE!

The Banderites supported government murdered RUSSIANS in the Donetsk/Donbass area.... TRUE!

The Minsk Agreements were designed to allow autonomy of the Donbass in Ukraine.... TRUE!

The Kiev government refused to adhere to the Minsk agreements that it had signed.... TRUE!

Between 2014 and 2018, the Ukrainian government murdered about 13,000 people in the Donbass region.... TRUE!

Poroshenko admitted that he sign the second Minks agreements so he could "buy time" and weaponise Ukraine.... TRUE!

Between 2014 and 2020, the USA and the EU supplied a lot of weapons to Ukraine.... TRUE!

Zelenskyyy-y was elected on a platform of respecting the Minsk Agreements and rapprochement with RUSSIA.... TRUE!

Zelenskyyy-y reneged on these promises soon after being elected with 73 % of the votes.... TRUE!

By the end of 2021, Zelenskyyy-y popularity had dropped below 20 %.... TRUE!

In February 2022, documents appeared to the effect that Zelenskyyy-y was about to attack the Donbass.... TRUE!

The authenticity of these documents have been disputed — they probably were CIA creations — WHO KNOWS?

Yet, the nazi Azov battalion and 60,000 Ukrainian soldiers were being assembled near the Donbass.... TRUE!

Was this whole saga, a clever trap set up, BY the USA, to entice Russia to defend the Donbass region?..... PROBABLY!

Is the USA trying to WEAKEN Russia.... YES! (Joe Biden let the cat out of the bag...).... TRUE!

Do the USA want to destroy Russia and China (conquer the HEARTLAND)? Some serious historians say YES!

Documents and the study of US warfare trends, including the murder of JFK point to this "theory"?.... MOST LIKELY!

Could Russia wait longer and let Ukraine become a NATO member?.... NOT REALLY....

HAD NATO LIED ABOUT NOT MOVING EASTWARD?... YES!

Who was the main instigator of NATO moving eastward? BILL CLINTON!

 

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Germany lets trans footballers choose men’s or women’s teams

 

German football authorities will allow trans players to decide which teams they qualify for

 

 

A new declaration from the German football federation (DFB) has stated that transgender, intersex and non-binary players will be given the option of playing for men's or women's teams. It is a move which has come in contrast to various rules in numerous other sports in what is an increasingly hot topic in global sport.

The regulation, which will come into action in the 2022-23 season, was passed on Thursday and will apply to all levels of German football, including youth, futsal and amateur levels to players whose civil status is described as 'diverse' or 'unspecified'.

“It applies to transgender players who can now switch at a self-determined time or remain initially in the team in which they’d been playing previously,” the DFB said in its statement.

“As long as the sporting activity does not affect the health of the person while they are taking medication, the person can take part in the game, which is why the new regulation excludes doping relevance.”

 

READ MORE: 

https://www.rt.com/sport/557704-germany-football-trans-rules/

 

IT'S TIME TO HAVE ANOTHER COMPETITION : THE TRANS FOOTBALL WORLD D-CUP.... though regarding the number of trans that are strong and skilled enough, we could hardly make a couple of competitive teams....

 

But don't we have the "GAY GAMES"?

 

MEANWHILE AT THE BBC:

 

 

BBC sex education programme tells 9-year-olds there are 'over 100 genders' and shows kids talking to adults about 'bi-gender', 'genderqueer' and 'pansexual' identities

  • BBC show tells children as young as nine there are over 100 gender identities
  • The film also tells children that becoming transgender is a way to be 'happy'
  • It makes no mention of medical interventions some trans children undergo

A BBC programme aimed at nine- to 12-year-olds includes the astonishing claim that there are 'over 100 gender identities'.

The film, 'Identity – Understanding Sexual and Gender Identities', is being offered on the corporation's website as part of its relationships and sex education package.

It comes despite Government guidance published last year which advised schools to exercise caution when teaching children about gender issues.

 

The programme, which features children asking adults about sexuality and gender on behalf of their peers, suggests the different identities include 'bi-gender', 'gender-queer' and 'pansexual'.

 

The film also tells children that becoming transgender is a way to be 'happy' while making no mention of the growing legal and medical concerns about the rising number of children saying they want to change gender.

A majority of school-age children are currently being forced to resort to online learning because the lockdown has shut access to the classrooms for all but key workers.

Last night, the BBC said teachers were 'strongly advised' to watch the film before viewing it with their pupils.

 

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9179703/BBC-programme-tells-9-year-olds-100-genders.html

 

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The UK's Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries, has said that she will be "crystal clear" when pushing British sporting bodies to follow global swimming authority Fina's lead and ban trans athletes from women's sports.

The Conservative party politician will meet with chiefs from football, rugby, athletics, tennis and other sports on Tuesday and urge them to follow replicate Fina's actions.

In a landmark ruling last Sunday in Budapest where its world championships are being held, Fina's members voted to ban transgender athletes from women's sports if they have completed any part of male puberty.

The body also vowed to create an 'open' category for these athletes in the future, in moves that were praised by Dorries on British radio station LBC and her personal Twitter account.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Dorries revealed she will make it "crystal clear" to British sports bosses that women's disciplines must be reserved for those born in the female sex when meeting with them next week. 

 

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https://www.rt.com/sport/557867-dorries-transgender-ban-british-sports/

 

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