Voices From Russia, Too

Monday, 14 October 2013

14 October 2013. The Revival Will Not be Televised… The Revival will be Live… It Only Takes a Moment, Dear

00 Orthodox Baptism. Novopyatigorsk Lake. Pyatigorsk RUSSIA. 14.10.13

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A priest baptises a child at Novopyatigorsk Lake near the southern town of Pyatigorsk. A parish baptised about 80 people in a mass baptismal ceremony. I do daresay that the little one doesn’t appear very happy about it all… the revival will not be televised, the revival will be live (thank you, Gil Scott-Heron).

BMD 

 

Friday, 17 June 2011

17 June 2011. A Russian POV… Greek Police Brutalise Demonstrators at the Behest of the IMF

The Revolution will not be televised; the Revolution will be live!

Gil Scott Heron

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Here, we see a Greek policeman brutalising a demonstrator in Athens. Actually, this is a GOOD thing. Firstly, the cops are, in the main, workingmen themselves. They live in working-class neighbourhoods, amongst ordinary people. That is, they KNOW that if they’re TOO nasty, their neighbours could take matters into their own hands. Ergo, there’s only so much that the cops will do at the behest of the oligarchs. That limit, I believe, has been reached for many of them, and the rest won’t take much longer. When that happens… it’ll be CAIRO in Athens. That’ll discombobulate the rightwing bankers and their media lapdogs. Trust me, this is a GOOD sign… it means that a cleansing climax is near. What’ll happen after that? Damned if I know… my crystal ball is on the fritz… it WON’T be boring, that’s for certain…

BMD

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