Yekaterinburg ‘Beginning of the Revolution,’ SerpomPo Says
(Paul Goble – Window on Eurasia – Staunton, May 14, 2019)
“Thus [the revolution] begins,” the SerpomPo telegram channel says, with the population ready to come into the square to defend its rights and dignity against the powers of “the mafia state, in this case, the state’s church department,” a segment of the regime which has failed to draw the necessary conclusions from its Ukrainian losses.
The church hierarchs “continue to conduct themselves boldly, hoping that the bosses will provide them protection forever,” forgetting that they and their protectors have fallen into “two ‘black holes,’ corruption in the state and corruption in the church (t.me/SerpomPo/3158, reposted at echo.msk.ru/blog/serpompo2018/2425723-echo/).
For the Russian Orthodox Church, SerpomPo says, things are going to “end worse than they did in Ukraine,” with the withdrawal of the relatively small number of those who have been attending its services and then the withdrawal of the government’s support for the ROC MP as such.
According to the telegram channel, “the atmosphere in the country is changing quickly. Suddenly out of nowhere are arising protests throughout the entire country. Moreover, pickets against torture are continuing, despite the repressions and resistance to the mafia state is growing.”
The chief thing that has happened, it says, is that “the powers that be have lost or are losing the moral basis of their rule, the certainty of society that the bosses are acting correctly.” Instead, the Russian people see that the powers that be are maintaining themselves by “naked force” alone.
“But as is well known, one can use bayonets to deal with opponents but one can’t sit on them for long,” SerpomPo says. “Our rulers, undoubtedly, are going to try,” it continues. But by doing so, they will only show the people what those above them think about the people – and once they see that, no amount of bayonets will help for long.
[Article also appeared at windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/05/yekaterinburg-beginning-of-revolution.html]