cassad_eng (cassad_eng) wrote,

On Terminology

Once more about the essence of the Kiev junta, which is something that some of us tend to deny.
Let's take the classic definition of fascism from Georgi Dimitrov, which was considered as the clearest definition of fascism from the point of view of the communist theory in the USSR.

"Fascism is an open terrorist dictatorship of the most reactionary, the most chauvinistic, the most imperialistic elements of the financial capital... Fascism is neither the government beyond classes nor the government of the petty bourgeois or the lumpen-proletariat over the financial capital. Fascism is the government of the financial capital itself. It is an organized massacre of the working class and the revolutionary slice of peasantry and intelligentsia. Fascism in its foreign policy is the most brutal kind of chauvinism, which cultivates zoological hatred against other peoples."

Among various definitions, this is the one that I consider to be the most correct and this is the one that I personally look at when considering the degree of fascism in a regime.

Let's look at correspondences between different features of the Kiev junta and this definition.

1. As we can see, the opponents of the Kiev junta are openly terrorized, which includes physical extermination, intimidation, hostage-taking, warrantless arrests, abductions, torture, and other elements of terror. A small group of people that got into power by the way of a coup authorizes and supervises this terror. This dictatorship is narrowly reactionary and represents the most radical forms of the Ukrainian integral nationalism and fascism, which, as declarations made by Yarosh imply, do not hide their imperialist tendencies, primarily at the expense of the capitalist Russian Federation.

2. Ukraine is governed by the representatives of major financial capital. Billionaires run against millionaires for president. The most probable candidates are Poroshenko the billionaire and Tymoshenko the millionaire. The billionaire Kolomoisky is a major power in Ukraine. Billionaires Taruta and Akhmetov were sent to pacify the rebellion in Donbass. In other words, we can see a clear implementation of the government by the representatives of major financial capital. Isn't Poroshenko a major financial capitalist? Isn't Kolomoisky a major financial capitalist? Therefore, denying the essence of the key beneficiaries of the coup suggests either flagrant misunderstanding of the essence of capitalism or the desire to preserve the battered templates.

3. The government is implemented through both oppression of the unconscious masses of the proletariat and open terror against the part of the working class, intelligentsia, and petty bourgeoisie that openly spoke out against the fascist dictatorship and the monopoly of major capital in the government. The major capital becomes the regime itself and the fascist squads become its instruments for building the fascist system of government, which is built on a terrorist dictatorship.

4. It is not very difficult to recognize that the Ukrainian fascism cultivates hatred towards other peoples in its domestic and foreign policy – primarily towards the Russians, and towards the Poles to a lesser degree. There is also considerable antisemitism. Russophobia is actually the cornerstone in the ideology of the Kiev regime, which openly advocates oppressing and exterminating people based on their ethnicity, culture, and language.

So, as we can see, the situation in Ukraine is a 100% match for Dimitrov's classical definition. This is exactly fascism, in its most classical and pure form.

P.S. The image in the header is the famous photo collage "Large Dimitrov, small Goering".
Tags: fascism, ukraine

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