Monday, February 18, 2008

Kosovo

So Kosovo has been declared an independent state. As is the case with most things in life, this will, God willing, have a positive side-effect, even though superficially it seems extremely negative. Firstly the EU has come out of its closet and its imperialistic and aggressive agenda has become clear to everyone but the most diehard liberals. Its de facto rule of Kosovo has now put the pro-EU Serb politicians in an almost impossible position. Their story that we share the same vision and the same goals is now, more than ever, indefensible. Bush's claim yesterday that Serbs can count on America as a friend after bombing us and amputating our territory would be laughable if there weren't some people that actually believed him. The priest in church yesterday compared the Western world to the Pharisees, who outwardly look good (i.e. their constant parroting of ‘human rights’), but are full of hypocrisy. He also reminded people that we were occupied by the Turks for 500 years, but reclaimed our land. The crucial difference though, is that the Turks were obviously an enemy, whereas today some people look towards America and the EU as if everything that they did to us was one big misunderstanding and that we can be reconciled with them.

Secondly, this should inspire much soul-searching amongst Serbs and will encourage everyone to examine where we have gone wrong as a people. St. Nikolai's interpretation of the world wars was that God allowed the state to collapse so that the people could be saved. That which was less important was sacrificed for that which is most important. Well it is possible that he would say now that God has allowed us to lose our holy land so that we may regain our holiness. After all an unholy people has no need for a holy land. This situation must not depress anyone; instead it should inspire us to put all our faith in God. As St. Seraphim of Sarov said: 'save yourself, and thousands around you will be saved’.

Related links

Father Andrew Phillips on Kosovo
Patrick Buchanan: Does Balkanization Beckon Anew?
Neil Clark: Serbia's fatal mistake
Bishop Artemije urges national salvation gov't

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12 Comments:

Blogger MrSmith said...

I'd like it to be noted that as a Briton and Englishman, I am utterly opposed to the act of my government's revolting actions in 'recognising' the independence of Kosovo from Serbia. God willing, Britons will someday have a responsible government again and then this country can officially go on the side of the angels and stop backing insane and evil policies like this. Until then, I'm as powerless as I am opposed to this.

Well, perhaps not entirely powerless. I'll pray for your country, Nikola, and hope something good comes of it.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More and more people here in Britain are waking up to what has really happened. Many of us are on your side. Do not presume the globalist, secular, leftist clap-trap being spouted by our Foreign Secretary - the atheist David Miliband, are in any way representative of the views of the British 'man in the street.'

8:19 PM  
Blogger HellenicSon said...

Bravo my Serbian friend! Fight for your land, fight for your God against this unholy secular/Islamic alliance. May this help your people see the true enemy--the West in ALL its incarnations. Your Hellenic brothers will always be behind you. Orthodoxy or death!

10:48 PM  
Blogger MrSmith said...

In all its incarnations? For the record, what we see now is not the West, it's the rotting carcass of what the West was.

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many Serbs and others may not like to hear this, and I'm not saying this is the only reason, if at all a reason, but God may have allowed this to happen because of the sorry state of the Serbian Church. I mean sure, they kept the Old Calendar, but they are extremely ecumenist, in that they are a member of the WCC and in communion with "world Orthodoxy" and other such things. The Serbs should demand better church leaders and an end to this heretical activity. Then maybe God will have mercy on them and give them back Kosovo.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Srba said...

Truly insenced but suprisingly collected I am over this. But you are right Nikola, we waited the Turks out for five centuries, now lets see how long NATO lasts. I'll be much happier when It's back under Serb control.

11:00 PM  
Blogger HellenicSon said...

I really dont really believe that God is punishing the Serbs for clinging to the old calender, no, from what I have heard from other Serbs is that portions of Serbian society are drifting away from the church (if so, then it follows a precedent set by my country)

And in reference to Mr. Smith's comment, no the West has traditionally been the Orthodox world's enemy, starting from the fourth crusade onward you have done all you can to undermine or subjegate us. This follows through especially with the "Great" Powers who sought to play God in the Balkans. We are 2 incompatable sides of Europe, you stay on your side, watching as it rots, while the Orthodox try to save ours.

1:33 AM  
Blogger MrSmith said...

This may come as news to you, Hellenic Son, but those of us in the West today don't want to subjugate our European fellows or play God in any way. Clinging to a centuries-old grudge against people now on the same side as you is only going to end in problems for everyone.

1:43 AM  
Blogger HellenicSon said...

It would be nice to believe we are on the same side, but history and the actions of your government prove otherwise. Yes, I know you disapprove of of your elected officials, but what I am saying is this: Whether a modern secular nihilist or the traditional Britain your nation has done little good for my people or the East in general. You can say all you want about Islam being our common enemy that will unite us and that the British people truly are against this. All I have to say to this is that if you are truly my ally, then prove me wrong through substantive action. Until then, this is not merely a "century old" grudge it is a living one renewed by everything from Cyprus to Kosovo

6:56 PM  
Blogger MrSmith said...

And now I'm wondering what substantive action you would accept as proof?

8:54 PM  
Blogger HellenicSon said...

First: An end to British kowtowing to American foreign policy. Your nation must grow a spine to say no to the White House

Second: An end to Russophobia and general condemnation of the East as "backward" or in need of "European integration" (which is the death of all forms of culture)

Third: Personally, as a Greek I am disgusted by your occupation of Cyprus, through the "Soveriegn Bases" and your nation's support of the Turkish horde. Withdrawing from these, would certainly help. Though, I am sure other Orthodox peoples have thier separate issues


Fourth: Finally and most important of all is reversal of Kosovo's recognition (kinda self-explanitory)

Guessing from your previous posts, I am sure you agree with more than a few of these. Still to unrecognize Kosovo is a start.

Also, as a sidenote, all I have to say is that I will probably forget my hatred of Britain in particular if people like you take back your country from the Muslims and the EU, end this "philosophical superiority" complex that Western leaders so often espouse and devote yourselves to non-intervention. Then we can talk about friendship

2:04 AM  
Blogger MrSmith said...

Sounds good. Wish I could have an effect in making those things happen. As it is, I'm just a private citizen with a little blog, so the best I can do is make myself rather unpopular with the twerps who 'recognise' Kosovo, as I did yesterday at A Tangled Web which has a sizeable US readership as well as its local UK readership.

You're right, I do agree with all of those points. I don't have any sympathy for allowing moslem invasion of my country or any country, I'm in favour of Russia from what little I know of it, and I've no time at all for those who want us to be Bush's lapdog. All I can do about it, though, is make a lot of noise about it in blog terms.

So I suppose I'll go and do that. We may never find a time where your grievances against the ruling powers in the UK have been resolved, politics being what it is, but I hope that at least it'll become apparent that not all English are against you, and some (like myself) are even on your side.

9:29 AM  

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