Voting in Ukraine…

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

While the war continues in eastern Ukraine (a war that has become the elephant in the room) Ukrainians went to the polls today and elected a pro-European parliament– sending a strong message to Moscow that they do not want to be under Putin’s boot.

As I have said before, Ukrainians will suffer either way.

If they fall under the economic control of the European Union socialists, they will end up like Greece.

If they fall under the control of Vladimir Putin… well, they’ll begin seeing red again.

For more on the Ukrainian imbroglio, read my commentary titled “Ukraine in the Key of G.”

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Russia decides Ukraine’s future

Opera House in Kiev, Ukraine

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

In my commentary titled Ukraine in the Key of G I covered the tragic reality of Ukraine’s future– and the fact that no matter which way it turns, it will have to choose between worse…. and worse.

Ukraine, which finds itself practically defenseless against Russian military intervention, gave up its nuclear arsenal on December 5, 1994 under the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances– a political agreement providing security promises to Ukraine, by its signators (Russia, the United States, United Kingdom, China and France– the latter gave weaker individual assurances in separate documents).

This memorandum led Ukraine to believe that it would have protection in case of threats or use of force against its territorial integrity or political independence. But it appears that the Budapest Memorandum has not done a bit of good for Ukraine– considering its loss of Crimea and the lack of strong and decisive action by the European Union and the United States concerning the Russian-backed separatist chaos in eastern Ukraine.

Vladimir Putin sees this weakness from the West as a window to assert his power and determination– and reportedly said “if I want to, I can take Kiev in two weeks.”  The recipient of this brutal message was José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, according to the newspaper La Repubblica in Italy.

Meanwhile, Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is described as being infuriata con Putin (furious with Putin)– but apparently not furious enough to take a strong stand against him.  She is not alone. The European Union is too afraid to rock the boat– given its strong economic ties with Russia.

The following entry retweeted by Ukraine’s Ambassador-at-Large, Olexander Scherba, describes the EU’s disastrous reaction to the Ukrainian crisis:

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By the way, Ben Judah, whose Twitter entry appears above as Scherba’s retweet, writes for OpenDemocracy– a website supported by the likes of the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation– who are notorious for their support of population control.  If I were Scherba I would be retweeting and quoting someone else. Unfortunately, traditional values and vetting journalists are not priorities at this point for Ukrainian spokespersons, who are desperately seeking to draw attention to the Ukrainian crisis.

Ambassador Scherba laments how Ukraine is being punished for wanting to be part of the European Union, against Russia’s wishes– and how the EU is turning its back on Ukraine. Scherba has stated that the Ukrainian military forces are running out of weapons and are in need of aircraft.

Ukraine was afraid to be part of NATO under President Viktor Yanukovych– so as not to offend Russia’s sensitivities, when Yanukovych aspired to major economic benefits from Russia.

Now Ukraine wants to be a member of NATO– but NATO is not interested– particularly because extending the alliance into Eurasia is considered a geopolitical threat to the economic interests of the United States, the most powerful member.

It looks like the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroschenko, has accepted the fate of his country by not forcefully objecting to Vladimir Putin’s “cease fire regime” proposal. This puts Russia in control of the terms for eastern Ukraine.

How tragic. European socialism is at work– while Russian communism resurfaces through its expansionist agenda.

Will Ukraine ultimately choose neutrality during this “new” Cold War– as Austria and Finland did during the “old” Cold War?

Do you really think the Cold War ever ended?

I don’t.

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FASHION CHOICES AND STRATEGY: The difference between Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama

Featured photo: 10 Downing Street website of UK Prime Minister

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

President Barack Obama’s press conference yesterday was an amazing show of lack of initiative, both symbolically and verbally. Obama appeared at the podium in a beige suit, which is used in the business world to blend in and avoid attention. The social media world was exploding with comments about his beige suit.

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Then, Obama went on to say that he still did not have a strategy to deal with ISIS– whom Obama referred to as a Junior Varsity team earlier this year. In the meantime, ISIS is advancing through Iraq and Syria, terrorizing and controlling territories, erasing national borders, executing people en masse and making it practically impossible for aid to reach victims.

On the Russian front, Obama feels that sanctions will take care of Vladimir Putin– but so far, this has not deterred Putin from carving out pieces of Ukraine and swallowing them up.

President Obama essentially left the American people cold.

Today the United Kingdom raised its threat level to severe- and as I write this brief commentary Prime Minister Cameron is holding a press conference.

The first thing one noticed was Cameron’s choice of a dark suit and a dark tie– which in the world of political public perception represents seriousness and power.

Cameron did not have a teleprompter in front of him. Once he got passed the de rigueur “Islam is a religion of peace” statement (has he spoken to the women of Saudi Arabia, etc.,?) Cameron went on to deliver his message with clarity and determination.

Cameron said that the ISIS threat cannot be solved with foreign policy alone, because we are facing violent religious extremism, which is a great and deep threat to the security of Europe and the world, by seeking to establish itself at the edge of the Mediterranean.

Cameron called for a tough, intelligent and comprehensive approach which will involve a generational struggle, and provided examples of the multiple steps that are being taken to keep the British homeland safe, including confiscation of passports, and denial of entry and/or citizenship, to those who present a threat to the British homeland. Cameron stated that he will do whatever it takes to keep the British people safe.

Without question, Prime Minister Cameron’s press conference made President Obama’s press conference look like a Junior Varsity practice session.

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A Reality Check for Fans of Vladimir Putin and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I am pleased to provide a reality check for those who are floating around in outer space waiting for Vladimir Putin and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to shepherd them as Christian warriors.

Vladimir Putin is leading the charge against homosexuality in Russia, while praising Fidel Castro, whose Communist murderous government enjoys paying for sex-change operations (see important related articles below).

HINT… Putin and Kirill are playing both sides.

Sadly, many well-meaning conservative citizens around the world still don’t understand Putin and Kirill’s perfidious game.

Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill are the classic examples of false messengers of Christianity!

Remember… Russia and the European Union are competing for domination of entire regions.  Their goals are the same.

Patriarch Kirill’s love letter to Communist murderer, Fidel Castro:

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The most beautiful journeys are taken through a window…

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

The most beautiful journeys are taken through a window…” — last line in the film The King of Hearts (1966) by Philippe de Broca.

As I follow the coverage of the situation in Ukraine I find that news correspondents and commentators are totally confused about what is happening on the ground in the Crimea.

Some reports show Crimeans calling the Russian soldiers “liberators”– while Vladimir Putin is calling the protestors in Kiev a bunch of Nazi radicals.

Everyone is waiting for shots to be fired in the Crimea, but there is no action to be reported. In fact, the Russian soldiers in the Crimea do not have insignia on their uniforms, so people are having a difficult time knowing which soldiers are from the Ukraine and which ones are from Russia.

And for some reason, no one even thinks about looking into the Ukrainian constitution.

Enough is enough.

Let’s take a break from all the confusing news reports– and watchThe King of Hearts. An unforgettable film about war, love and humor.  Perhaps it will put everything into perspective.

Sit back, enjoy and reflect on what is happening in our world.

And remember… sometimes the most beautiful journeys are taken through a window.

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Ukraine in the Key of G

Special Report

A political story told through music

Marielena Montesino de Stuart
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By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Let’s talk about “socialist realism”

The choices that Ukraine faces are representative of the times:

Domination by European Union socialist economists– and “gender equality enforcers”

vs.

Domination by a former Soviet KGB agent

Ukraine, a country which is politically, culturally and ethnically divided comes out losing once again– no matter which way she turns.

Ukraine is being torn between two powers fighting for control of the same objective:

Socialism

This is particularly distressing when we consider Ukraine’s past and the massive Holomodor (extermination by starvation) that Ukrainians suffered under Stalin during the Soviet period.

Now, consider the economic and moral impoverishment that the Ukrainians will face under the socialist public policies of the European Union (ask the Greeks and the Spaniards).

And if you still have any doubts about the socialist intentions of both Vladimir Putin in Russia and the European Union, notice the company they both keep.

This past week Putin docked his spy ship in Fidel Castro’s Havana Harbor. [1]

Ah, but you say… surely the Russians are just picking up some rum.

Actually, no. Russia has a strong diplomatic, economic and strategic relationship with Cuba’s Communist government. Russia is one of Castro’s strongest advocates against the symbolic U.S. embargo. In fact, Russia considers Cuba such an important geopolitical partner that it forgave Cuba’s $29 billion debt in December 2013. [2] [3]

Oh, Marielena… Marielena– how can you say this, when Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church are promoting faith and morality?

Ah yes, the Russian Orthodox Church was also promoting faith and morality while it acted as the biggest arm of the KGB during the Soviet period– helping send untold thousands to their deaths and to the Gulags. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin was also standing by as a loyal KGB agent.

And for the Catholics among us, let us not forget that it was the Russian Orthodox patriarchate of Moscow which demanded that the Second Vatican Council remove any and all denouncements against communism. In fact, Russian Orthodox “observers” were invited to take prominent seats, during the Second Vatican Council sessions. [4]

Anyone who has entered through the door of Good and Evil at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome would have seen the relief on the door honoring a Russian Orthodox “observer” seated between John XXIII and Paul VI. [4]

Communist tendencies in the Russian Orthodox hierarchy have persisted to this day, as we witnessed during Patriarch Kirill’s visit  to Beijing, where he met with China’s President, Xi Jinping, on May 10, 2013– in order to get Beijing’s blessing for the Russian Orthodox Church in China.  This is another example of the great deceit called the “Sino-Soviet divide.” [4]

The modern history of the Russian Orthodox Church is one of shameless duplicity, while preaching faith and morality. 

My dear reader, don’t be pulled into the river of emotions.  This is how many faithful Christians are led to believe in farcical victories by impostors dressed as modern crusaders, who are socialists to the core. This is precisely how the Roman Catholic Church has been destroyed from within, for more than fifty years.

I also do not see Francis at the Vatican acting in a manner that would ensure an authentic consecration of Russia, as requested by Our Heavenly Mother in Fatima. As Catholics, it is our profound belief that this is the only hope for Russia.

I do not believe that Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church can be trusted, based on their duplicitous actions outlined above, which continue as I write these words.

Meanwhile, European Union officials are reinvigorating their love affair with Cuba’s murderous Marxist government by sending their educational and cultural emissaries to the Communist island prison. [5]

Ah, but you say… surely this cultural and educational interest in Cuba, on the part of EU officials, is simply so that they can “dialogue” and learn how to do the mambo.

Well, you are partly right.

The Castro government hides the horrendous crimes committed against the Cuban people behind the aggressive promotion of the voluptuous natural beauty of the island, the effervescent character of its people, and Cuban music. That irresistible Cuban beat always does it.

But Cuba means more than mambo to the EU.

Cuba is the European Union’s strongest geopolitical ally in the Western Hemisphere for the advancement of Sustainable Development, which is the massive international socialist United Nations initiative aimed at controlling population growth, food production and consumption, private property, the sovereignty of nations, education, culture– and every aspect of human life on the planet– all in the name of “sustainable” environmental stewardship.

After all, how else are globalists going to control entire regions?

The socialists have even written the music to go along with their plans.

A socialist musical interlude

Life is not just a war of words, is it? And the socialists know it.

They know that appealing to your emotions is a key factor– because if they allow you to analyze carefully the words they use (“sustainable,” “equal,” “social justice,” “gender equality”) you would be running desperately in the opposite direction. These words amount to nothing but complete subservience to the pecuniary and moral plans of the state.

So, as we ponder the choices that the long-suffering people of Ukraine face, we shall do it not just with words– but with music, because socialism is all about smoke, mirrors and emotions.

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Let us listen to the Dance of the Knights, part of the Romeo and Juliet ballet suites by Sergei Prokofiev, a famous 20th Century Ukrainian-born composer who chose to live under Soviet domination– after having been given the opportunity to live in the United States, Germany and France. Upon his return to the Soviet Union, Prokofiev subjected his musical works to the guidelines of “socialist realism.” [6]

But Marielena, where are you taking me?

You see, this “socialist realism” — when applied to music– is a political extension of the doctrine of the affections, a theory of musical aesthetics promoted by late Baroque theorists and composers, which argues that music is capable of arousing a variety of specific emotions within the listener. The central point of this doctrine is the notion that the composer is capable of manipulating a piece of music, in order to bring about a specific involuntary emotional response in the listener. [7]

Communists love the idea of socialist realism through  “involuntary emotional responses.”

And socialist realism is the key to the domination of Ukraine– as well as the rest of the world, with such involuntary emotional responses as you have seen in the streets of Kiev. Involuntary. Yes. Because the Ukrainian people have been emotionally conditioned to react and follow powers that can bail them out.

This is what happens when several generations are born under Communist domination. They learn to “choose”– but they lose the will to fight for REAL sovereignty and freedom.

It’s what Fidel Castro calls the “new man.” The new man who only knows how to choose between socialism… and socialism.

I speak from experience, having lived under Fidel Castro’s bloody Communist regime.

The truth is that the Ukrainian people are staring into an abyss– because when it comes to Russia and the European Union, neither one can be trusted.

An ominous musical score has already been written for the Ukrainians– and for you.

Can you hear the sound of your beating heart, and theirs, marching in unison for the socialist motherland?

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DANCE OF THE KNIGHTS:

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