Alt Left: All Hail the Red Army!

6 thoughts on “Alt Left: All Hail the Red Army!”

  1. That Russia won WWII is one of the most basic things to learn about WWII History. I learned that pretty early on, well before high school.

    Western media would have you believe it was all America and the Western Allies that beat dem evil Nazis.

    I’m off the charts pro-Russian lately. They should lead the world IMO. We should all follow the Russian model and speak Russian. I’m very sympathetic to the pro-Russian Red Army as I understand that they were pro-Russian.

  2. I had an uncle (great uncle) from Spain who wound up fighting in WWII. It was after the Spanish Civil War, and his family didn’t have much food. He decided to steal a goat from a neighboring farm and was arrested.

    The Judge told him that he had two choices: go to prison or go to the army. He picked the army and got sent to the Blue Divisions, which was a group of Spanish volunteers that Franco gave to Hitler as a compromise. My uncle was sent to the Russian/Soviet front and fought there. He was injured and most of his platoon was wiped out. He was also awarded an Iron Cross for bravery. I should also mention that he was sixteen when he got arrested.

    1. Pretty cool. I’ve always liked the look of the Iron Cross. A Jewish pro-wrestler adopted the Iron Cross and KISS used SS bolts in their name. They even appeal to Jews on some level. Iron Cross goes back to the Teutonic Knights. A German joke is my Grandpa was an electrician during WWII, he had two electricity bolts on his helmet. Your great uncle is pretty lucky to have survived.

      1. Some of those symbols are pretty boss, but personally I would not put an overtly Nazi symbol on the emblem of my fighting division.

        It all depends.

        Even swastikas can be just fine. There is an endless variation on swastikas, as they are an ancient and generally innocuous symbol up until Hitler. For instance, there is a type of swastika that is used by Russians in some of their armed formations. It’s not a Nazi swastika at all. Instead it’s a “Slavic cross” or some such thing. It’s just an ancient Slavic pagan symbol that doesn’t seem to be mean much except “up with the Slavs” or something like that.

        But then there are symbols and swastikas that are overtly Nazi, and those are pretty much toxic nowadays. At any rate, the only people who use them are people who follow that ideology anymore, as no one else who doesn’t wants to be accidentally associated with them.

        1. The Nazi swastika has a certain tilt. Slavs have a swastikas of their own.

          I’m avoiding Nazi symbols Ukrainians use for the time being.

          I like to look at cultural artifacts. I wouldn’t hesitate to paint a round fylot on a Viking shield. I feel a personal drive towards these symbols, and what others think means less. I remember my Dad would say Maltese Crosses are for Nazis when I was at the store looking at stuff that wasn’t even Nazi-related. Then my Mom saw every rune as a swastika. At that time, most lads around my age would think runes were cool. I wrote a girls name, Missy, with an SS rune and she really liked it.

    2. That’s just fine. He practically got drafted into the army of his country and then he fought bravely as a soldier. I have nothing against people like that, especially as I doubt he had much of a Nazi ideology.

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