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Apr 14, 2022Liked by Jay McKenzie

Jay, you could explain with a little more depth, the dueling Bandera-vs-Stalin iconography is part of the psychological warfare between the two most committed core factions of DNR/LNR vs Azov and the other 98% of the UAF. The Wolfsangel and the pretend-communism of Zakarchenko were the same thing, theater just to trigger the enemy and put them psychologically off-balance. Witness the way Potemkin governments like the would be Kherson and Zap Republics ritually use the old communist battle flag before the russian tricolor in at least one flag-planting video, and the way that flag is used on tanks. When Wolfsangels and swastikas appear (and, honestly, portraits of Bandera, which I personally find distasteful) this should be seen in the context of 30s starvation, and how the hammer and sickle was a cruel joke to the starved of Ukraine.

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Well hello thar. Always great to read your words my old friend. You can catch me on tundra.substack.com

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Excellent article. Thanks for the suggestions to redirect focus from Kremlin talking points. Every effort that we can make that supports Ukraine, and thwarts this unprovoked invasion is a positive action.

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