Commentary by Brandon Martinez
Richard Spencer caused a bit of an uproar within nationalist ranks recently when he Tweeted out that the Holodomor was not a deliberate attempt at genocide by Stalin.
Not “Ukrainian genocide” but a famine caused by collectivization *and* natural factors also affecting other areas (Russia, Caucasus, etc). https://t.co/r6NXlYwWeW
— Richard 🐸 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) May 6, 2017
He said that the famine, which killed millions of Ukrainians in 1932 and which most historians say was a deliberate policy of starvation directed by the Kremlin, “affected other regions” of the Soviet Union too, therefore could not have been a purposeful attempt to wipe out the Ukrainians. But what does that prove other than that Stalin was busily murdering many different groups within the Soviet empire? The moustached psychopath basically did away with anyone who he felt was getting in the way of whatever scheme he was implementing at the time.
Ukrainians don’t claim they were the only victims of the Stalin regime. Millions of Russians, Eastern Europeans, Caucasians and Central Asians also perished in the various purges, manufactured famines and mass executions carried out by Stalin’s henchmen. The paranoid tyrant frantically purged anyone disloyal to his rule. He relentlessly chucked millions into the Gulag Archipelago where many thousands slaved away until they died. In total, some historians put the death count at 40 million. Others have put it at 20 million. Either way, millions of people perished at the hands of consecutive Soviet regimes. The worst years were undoubtedly under Stalin.
Spencer is obviously pussy-whipped by his Russian wife, Nina Kouprianova. He clearly gets most of his views about the Holodomor and Russia in general from her. She’s a fanatic Russian chauvinist/imperialist who sarcastically self-identifies as a “Kremlin bot” and has translated works by Alexander Dugin, the Eurasianist ideologue, into English. She’s written about her own nostalgia for the “Russian World,” an archetype of Russian supremacism which projects a vision for a permanent “sphere of influence” for Russia in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The Eurasianists want to establish a Russian caliphate ruling over virtually all the areas formerly controlled by the USSR.
Nationalist critics on Twitter have pointed out how Spencer has said little to nothing challenging the mainstream account of the Holocaust, yet goes way out of his way to shill for Stalin on the Holodomor and other crimes of the Soviet regime which involved many Jews. Like his wife, Spencer is a fawning bootlicker of the dictatorial Putin regime. One wonders why his wife is living with him in America if she’s so committed to all things Russian? Is she there as a subversive propagandist looking to secure support for the Kremlin amongst Western nationalists? Or is she just a hobbyist with a fetish for Russian politics? She wants to “Make Russia Great Again” by invading and subduing Eastern Europe under the Russian jackboot, so why doesn’t she evict herself from the US, get herself a rifle and go join her glorious comrades waging war in Eastern Ukraine?
Parroting his wife and Dugin, Spencer has even said Ukraine is an “artificial country.”
Contemporary Ukraine is a largely artificial creation with recently taken lands incorporated from Russia and Poland. https://t.co/h1634TMhtg
— Richard 🐸 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) May 1, 2017
This claim is dumb because every modern country is essentially artificial. The nation-state model is very recent in history. Most of the smaller countries in Europe are also very new, having gained independence from the various European empires after World War I or later. Spencer’s effort to delegitimize Ukraine is extremely odd coming from a supposed “white nationalist.” Stranger still, Spencer advocates for some grand ingathering of all whites into a new “Roman empire.” How would that not be “artificial”? That’s far more “artificial” (and unnatural) a construction than the modern state of Ukraine. Moreover, Russia itself is a nation that has never really had fixed-borders, perennially expanding and contracting its territory after conquests and defeats. It is a colonial metropolis, not a normal nation-state. But that doesn’t seem to bother Spencer, cucked as he is by the Russian broad he sleeps with.
There are some weird left-nationalists with a Strasserite bent that are basically Stalin fan-boys. These fools praise Stalin on the basis that he “industrialized” Russia. Operating on an economic determinist mindset, these left-nationalists, like their communist counterparts on the far-left, will lend support to any murderous tyrant who simply mouths some of their Marxist economic talking points. It matters not how many people that government kills to construct the socialist “workers paradise,” so long as they build a couple factories and power plants (using slave labour), all is well and good in the eyes of these ideologues. These are the types of people who would gladly volunteer to man the gates of the Gulags and unload bullets into pesky “dissidents” not satisfied with the “superior” socialist system.
Pro-Russian sentiment is obviously substantial within co-opted nationalist circles, based mostly on the false idea that Putin is a “nationalist” and “Christian,” when in fact he’s an imperialist (not a nationalist) and opportunistic politician who uses religion to curry favour among religious Russians.