"Socially allied elements" on the march

canadafreepress.com | 8/5/2019 | Alexander Maistrovoy
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The report stating that Tommy Robinson was transferred to a special closed prison Belmarsh in the South of London, which was described as “jihadi training camp”, has brought an ominous deja-vu to me.

…In the 1990s, we learned a gloomy story about ’N’ In the USSR. ’N’ was a dedicated Zionist and together with other Zionists and religious Jews, he was trying to immigrate to Israel. However, unlike many others who were pressured into a cooperation with the KGB (in no way we can blame them for that), ’N’ stood steadfastly and uncompromisingly. And as the result KGB sent him not to a solitary cell in which Natan Shcharansky was detained, but to a common one – together with criminals. Day by day he was subject to violence – physical, verbal and sexual. ’N’ survived an unprecedented humiliation and even many years after that in Israel he did not recover completely from the horror he had experienced. “The System” knew how to break a man.

Regimes - Arsenal - Repressions - Foremost - Lessons

Modern pseudo-democratic regimes have learned the post-Stalinist Soviet arsenal of repressions perfectly. The first and foremost of these lessons is simple: it is not necessary to murder a person, especially in the name of the law. Murder would give them a halo of martyrdom. One should only deprive them of their will and instill fear in the hearts of their followers. This practice has been widely used against dissidents, nationalists, etc.

The second fundamental lesson is that the regime itself should not be blurred. The “dirty work”, wrote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, should be done by “socially allied elements”. In the USSR, these were criminals who collaborated with the authorities and got privileged positions as the result of this. In the case of Tommy Robinson, such role was assigned to “jihadists” in prisons. Thus, the authorities are not only relieved...
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