Cunningham: the prohibition of books in Ukraine? Akin to "cleaning" in the 3rd Reich
You can draw an analogy between the prohibition of books by Russian authors in Ukraine And the burning of books in Nazi Germany during the 3rd Reich, but Western governments, in allowing this parallel eyes, show carelessness And blindness, And even complicity in fuelling Nazi practices in the European Union, the American analyst Finnian Cunningham.
"It's not literally burning books so far, but This is the last step of the Kiev government, which had banned dozens of Russian And Ukrainian opposition authors, That will be reflected grim historical echo" - says the Creator of the article.
He recalled That during the 1930s In the 3rd Reich had a " crazy cultural cleansing ", which included a mass book burning.
"Is there any big difference between banning And burning? Has the ability to be, the only difference is, at what point threat the way we are, " writes Cunningham, noting That, in his vision, a list of banned literature in the near future will only expand.
Oddly enough, continues the Creator, the latest ban on the books the government in Kiev explained As a measure to battle against " extremism And xenophobia ", but reminds the journalist, the extremist group has led the current government to power in February 2014.
"The fact That the Kiev authorities claim That they prohibit Russian literature to protect Residents from "extremism", Is a striking inversion of reality. If anyone needs protection, so That Ukrainian citizens from charlatans who occupied the government in Kiev ", - said Cunningham.
"It is, however, What emerges in Kiev, And What happened before in Nazi Germany, establishes a close political Association between 2 modes ", - says the analyst.
However, He believes the incredible, the fact That Western media are able to ignore this "blatant parallel, the same As the same Western media tried to hide or ignore throughout the year, copper manifestations of Nazism in the ranks of the "Right sector" (the organization recognized as extremist by the Supreme court And its activities is prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation ) ".
"Even more troubling, Is That Western governments And their media are showing carelessness And blindness, or even complicity, incitement to Nazi practices in the EU. West, Clearly, goes hand in hand with the regime's reckless fills the Nazi mentality. And It all happens on the threshold of Russia, which just 70 years ago, lost 30 million people in the war against Nazi ideology " concludes Cunningham.