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It’s Not Antisemitic To Ask Why Ukraine’s Jewish President Glorifies A Holocaust Collaborator
Western liberal-globalists weaponize “political correctness” in the context of the Russian-NATO proxy war to discredit the Kremlin’s factual claim that Ukraine is a fascist regime by falsely alleging that this is impossible in spite of Kiev’s indisputable de facto deification of Bandera just because Zelensky is Jewish.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevgeny Korniychuk condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent remarks about his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky as “antisemitic”. The Russian leader asked twice this week, once during a meeting with war correspondents and then a few days later at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, how Zelensky could glorify Stepan Bandera when the former is Jewish while the latter’s supporters colluded with Hitler in carrying out the Holocaust.
The envoy reacted to this question by claiming that “Putin's comments are antisemitic and against the Jewish people…When [Putin] attacks Zelensky, he attacks the Jewish people.” There’s not a single shred of truth to Korniychuk’s accusation since it’s reasonable to ask why Zelensky previously praised Bandera as a “cool hero” and doesn’t ban the nationwide marches that take place annually on his birthday. He also doesn’t care that many Ukrainians are openly fighting Russia in that fascist’s name either.
The only explanation for this is that Zelensky identifies more with Ukrainian fascists like Bandera than he does with the Jewish people despite his ethno-religious connection to the second-mentioned group. This makes him a post-modern phenomenon in the sense that he’s shifted his self-identity to one that’s completely opposed to the identity that he was born and raised into. The preceding observation discredits Adolf Hitler’s fascist theory about the connection between one’s identity and political views.
The most infamous person in history posited that someone’s ethno-religious identity at birth predetermines their political views, which he then exploited as the basis for exterminating Jews, Roma, Slavs, and other people who he therefore concluded were ‘natural-born enemies’ of his evil empire. There’s obviously no truth to this hateful claim, which Zelensky’s own existence disproves due to the undeniable fact of him glorifying one of Hitler’s Holocaust collaborators despite he himself being Jewish.
This goes to show that political self-identification later in life can indeed trump identification with the ethno-religious identity that one was born and raised into even if the former explicitly opposes the latter. In Zelensky’s case, it’s a clear contradiction for someone who’s Jewish to glorify a war criminal whose supporters genocided Jews, yet the liberal-globalist concept of “political correctness” has been weaponized to the point where drawing attention to this fact is smeared as “antisemitic” and “fascist”.
What’s genuinely antisemitic and fascist is to imply that someone’s ethno-religious identity at birth predetermines their political views exactly as Hitler falsely theorized. Denying that a Jewish person like Zelensky can ever support fascist figures like Bandera is no different than denying that a Jewish person like Noam Chomsky can ever oppose the Jewish State of Israel on the Palestinian issue. Both examples are antisemitic and fascist for assuming a Jewish person’s political views on the basis of their identity.
Western liberal-globalists weaponize “political correctness” in the context of the Russian-NATO proxy war to discredit the Kremlin’s factual claim that Ukraine is a fascist regime by falsely alleging that this is impossible in spite of Kiev’s indisputable de facto deification of Bandera just because Zelensky is Jewish. It’s this genuinely antisemitic and fascist gaslighting that President Putin sought to expose through his recent remarks about Zelensky, which thus makes his comments philosemitic and anti-fascist.