Attacks on Intelligentsia: Censorship
Creative writers enjoyed great prestige in both the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union because of literature’s unique role as a sounding board for deeper political and social issues. Vladimir Lenin believed that literature and art could be exploited for ideological and political as well as educational purposes. As a result, the party rapidly established control over print and electronic media, book publishing and distribution, bookstores and libraries, and it created or abolished newspapers and periodicals at will.link to https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/archives/intn.html
The Tomb of St. Simeon of Trier
Today’s Feature Image: By Velopilger – Own work, Public Domain
noun \ (ˌ)hi-ˌstȯr-ē-ˈä-grə-fē , sometimes -ˌstär- \inflected form(s): plural -es
1a: the writing of history especially: the writing of history based on the critical examination of sources, the selection of particulars from the authentic materials, and the synthesis of particulars into a narrative that will stand the test of critical methods
b: the principles, theory, and history of historical writing<a course in historiography>
2: the product of historical writing : a body of historical literature
<no single work in our historiography has moved more Englishmen — Times Literary Supplement>
<for most of the 9th century northern historiography shrinks to a few disconnected annals — F. M. Stenton>
Origin of HISTORIOGRAPHY
Middle French historiographie, from Greek historiographia, from historio- + -graphia -graphy
First Known Use: 1569 (sense 1a)link to https://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/unabridged/Historiography
link to clips DOT twitch DOT tv – Dignified Bad Butter Big Brother – Support for Secession Rises – California and Jerry Brown – Agenda 21 Radio August 5, 2021 – Propaganda Play makes the case for Secession – Paul Preston A21R DOT COM 8-5-2021 – link to presentation of PURE PROPAGANDA – clips DOT twitch DOT tv – Zany Yawning Curry Kappa – What is soviet style governance ? answer: [REGIONALISM] – Those who have power are not in touch with the electorate.
More Former California Governors
Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 34th and 39th governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and 2011 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected Secretary of State of California in the early 1970s; Brown later served as Mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007 and Attorney General of California from 2007 to 2011.link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Brown
link to smart politics DOT lib DOT umn DOT edu – 2017/05/29 – the top 50 longest-serving governors in U.S. history updated – California Democrat Jerry Brown –
A democracy is government by the people, and a republic is a representative form of democracy.- Why does censorship matter to totalitarian states? – link to strategic culture DOT org – news – 2020/02/15 – Censorship is THE way that any dictatorship, AND no democracy, -functions.
“The Russian Revolution of 1917 is also called the Bolshevik Revolution or the October Revolution. In 1917 there were actually two revolutions in Russia. One was the February Revolution in which the Tsar abdicated his throne and the Provisional Government took power. The other was the October Revolution in which the Provisional Government was overthrown by the Bolsheviks.”link to https://sites.google.com/site/collinsworldperspectives/the-russian-revolution
If the government doesn’t really represent the majority, it’s no democracy, at all, but instead represents other individuals, the real rulers, who might be hidden. Consequently, if a democracy exists but a censor somehow becomes allowed, and emerges into existence in a given land, then democracy will inevitably be snuffed-out there, and dictatorship will inevitably be the result — merely because censorship has been applied there, which blocks some essential truths (truths that the rulers don’t want the public to know) from reaching the public.link to https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/02/15/censorship-is-way-that-any-dictatorship-no-democracy-functions/
Through Monday, Brown sits at #10 with 14 years, 3 months, 26 days in office (5,259 days) and is poised to finish his fourth and final term on January 9th at 16 years, 5 days (5,849 days).link to https://smartpolitics.lib.umn.edu/2017/05/29/the-top-50-longest-serving-governors-in-us-history-updated/
Our venerable and God-bearing Father Symeon of Trier, also referred to as Symeon of Syracuse and Symeon of Mount Sinai, was a monastic and recluse of the late tenth and early eleventh centuries. He was one of the last great figures that linked the Orthodox West and the Orthodox East.link to https://orthodoxwiki.org/Symeon_of_Trier
Schwarzenegger began lifting weights at the age of 15 and went on to win the Mr. Universe title at age 20, subsequently winning the Mr. Olympia contest seven times; he remains a prominent figure in bodybuilding, and has written many books and articles on it. The Arnold Sports Festival, considered the second-most important bodybuilding event after Mr. Olympia, is named after him.link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger
An increasingly politically active Republican during the 1990s, Schwarzenegger ran for the California governorship and won when Gray Davis was recalled in 2003. Schwarzenegger was sworn in as the 38th Governor of California on November 17, 2003, following careers in body building, business and entertainment.link to https://web.archive.org/web/20101215200637/http://governors.library.ca.gov/38-Schwarzenegger.html
After retiring from bodybuilding, Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film star.link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger
Simeon was born in the late 10th century in Syracuse, Sicily, to a Greek father and a Calabrian mother, during the period of Arab rule of the island. His father, who had been a soldier of the Byzantine army, sent him to Constantinople when he was seven years old to learn to read and write their native Greek language.link to https://www.wikizero.com/en/Symeon_of_Trier
The Executive Summary
Dear Reader: In this publication – which is a non-profit, I have strived to present several loosely-related items in one blog post. The pieces weave a story, that is to say a narrative, as history never fails to do when given a chance. History is a narrative derived from sources that will withstand critical analysis – as paraphrased from Merriam-Webster above.
I believe this blog post presents vital information. I begin with censorship -and a clue as to why it is pernicious. Especially relevant with the current talk of secession, specifically as it relates to California.
“Support for Secession Rises.” – Would Joseph Goebbels be proud of this piece of work? I wonder. See – chief propagandist for the Nazi Party – wiki link above.
The secession story presented in the clip is an example of propaganda, as is explained. It is an instrument of The State. “Well into the Jerry Brown era, this idea of secession is breaking California away from the rest of the U.S. is actually a serious proposition.” NOTE: Jerry Brown, the son of Pat Brown who was also a governor of California, was poised to finish his fourth and final term on January 9th, 2019, at 16 years, 5 days (5,849 days).
“[…]the party rapidly established control over print and electronic media, book publishing and distribution, bookstores and libraries, and it created or abolished newspapers and periodicals at will.” – see above.
Then we venture on our pilgrimage to the tomb of St. Simeon of Trier. Why should we pay homage to history? Shall we venerate it before it is rewritten in the style of George Orwell? This monk and recluse died in Germany in 1035. He is a saint in the Orthodox Church.
I then take a moment to define historiography. Unfortunately, you need an online subscription to refer to this link. I hope to communicate the idea that history, despite Postmodernism, is a relevant art form that does convey deep truths through narrative and presentation. Forgive my confetti-like manner of errant brush-strokes and jumbled word-salad. My intentions are good. More on good intentions later.
What is soviet style governance ? answer: [REGIONALISM] – this is explained by Paul Preston again and again. I refer to Twitch TV. With Regionalism, those who have power are not in touch with the electorate. See Dominion Voting Machines (their name says it all: DOMINION!) The representation is not local, nor sovereign. That is to say: The electorate is not sovereign. Example: Constitutional sheriffs are sovereign. I shall have to define ‘sovereign’ next; but that is for another blog post.
There is a quick sketch of the relevant, broad-sweep of Former Governor Jerry Brown‘s career. Serving four terms, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. was the 34th as well as the 39th Governor of California (Old California as the future will tell us.) There was his 1976 Presidential Bid where he received 15.4% of the primary votes as compared to Jimmy Carter’s 39.2%. George Wallace received 12.3%.
There was another Governor of California mentioned, at least one more: a Hollywood star of blockbusters and active Republican who could never be president due to not being a natural-born citizen. HINT: neither can Kamala Harris.
I am indebted to so many sources including the Library of Congress: Revelations from the Russian Archives, where they describe an era that seems to be repeating itself today. The means of mass communication were under tight control during the 2020 election.
Remember, that is to say, let us not forget the recluse who was one of the last great figures that linked the Orthodox West and the Orthodox East. Especially as our beloved California with an economy larger than most countries slowly drifts across the Pacific Ocean towards a grasping China. You remember, and you will remember.
James Legare 8-5-2021
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