Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

March 19, 2014

Fascism, “borderless as our lands, and red as our blood”

Filed under: Ukraine — louisproyect @ 6:31 pm
Crossposted from http://anton-shekhovtsov.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/fascism-borderless-as-our-lands-and-red.html

On the 15th of March, Moscow has witnessed – in addition to the anti-war and anti-imperialist march – a march in support of the Russian military occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The latter was organised by the Essence of Time movement founded and headed by Russian National-Bolshevik Sergey Kurginyan. Here are some pictures from the pro-Kremlin march.

The symbolism of the whole event is best understood by noting a quote from one of the articles by Kurginyan‘s colleague and ideological ally, Russian fascist Aleksandr Dugin. In his article “Fascism – borderless and red”, he wrote (the original quote in Russian can be found below):

Russian socialism should be built by new people, a new type of people, a new class. A class of heroes and revolutionaries. The remains of the party nomenclature and their ramshackle order should fall victim to the socialist revolution. The Russian national revolution. The Russians are longing for freshness, for modernity, for unfeigned romanticism, for living participation in some great cause. Everything that they are offered today is either archaic (the national patriots) or boring and cynical (the liberals).

The dance and the attack, fashion and aggression, excessiveness and discipline, will and gesture, fanaticism and irony will seethe in the national revolutionaries – young, malicious, merry, fearless, passionate and not knowing limits. They will build and destroy, rule and fulfill orders, conduct purges of the enemies of the nation and tenderly take care of Russian elderly and children. Wrathfully and merrily will they approach the citadel of the ramshackle and rotten System sic. Yes, they deeply thirst for Power. They know how to use it. They will breathe Life in society, they will shove the people into the sweet process of creating History. New people. Finally, intelligent and brave. Such as are needed. Who take the outer world as a strike (in the words of Golovin).

Immediately before his death, the French fascist writer Robert Brasillach voiced a strange prophecy: “I see how in the East, in Russia, fascism is rising – a fascism borderless and red”.

Note: Not a faded, brownish-pinkish national capitalism, but the blinding dawn of a new Russian Revolution, fascism – borderless as our lands, and red as our blood.

3 Comments »

  1. It’s pure third-positionism, combining fascist ideas to a pseudo-communist appearance. This has been a long-running theme among neo-Nazis, that a movement broad enough, yet Fascist/Nazi could sweep Europe or Russia and leave them in power……Brasillach died in 1945 (in front of a Free French firing squad), so you can see how long this odd dream has gone on.

    Comment by Strelnikov — March 20, 2014 @ 11:04 am

  2. Indeed. National Bolshevism has a long history. This time it might catch on though.

    Comment by Peter Thompson — March 25, 2014 @ 10:43 am

  3. What might be fun is to arrange for these guys to meet their Ukrainian counterparts somewhere safely away from everyone else. Mutually assured destruction!

    Comment by Dr Paul — March 25, 2014 @ 1:31 pm


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