Monday, February 9, 2015

EC 487 A Hiermalgamated History
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A Brief History of Prehistory 5

Hieros Gamos means Holy Marriage, and ‘hiermalgamy’ means a forced unholy marriage by secular authorities of people to governments through the act of taxation or other violent and unnatural join-tings or divorces.

While I leave the govRmnt of Poland to speak for itself, I remind my western readers that its surrender and identification with the West goes back to the age of its ‘globalization’ by the Catholic Church. Today, that identification is continued by Warsaw born Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was the National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter (1977-81) and is author of a well known book “The Grand Chessboard”, which presumes to spell out foreign policy not only for the United States of America, but Poland (and Balts) as well.

Poland has great influence on the Foreign policies in the areas populated by former Balts, especially western Ukraine, which at one time was under Lithuanian-Polish rule. To this writer’s mind such influence comes to the detriment of the identity of the Balts, ultimately to Poland itself. While the govRmnt of Poland appears to want to divert the attention of her people from domestic economic problems by expansionist policies toward long lost territories, such diversion does not serve the recovery of Eastern Europe either economically or culturally. In fact, in such a country as my own Latvia, it encourages reactionary policies by a series of self-righteous ‘nationalist’ governments comfortable to facilitate global capitalism. As its miniscule economy has no weight with the pseudo-EU govRmnt in Brussels, it uses its time at the Presidium table prioritizing and championing unrealizable goals, such as a unified digital market place for Europe.

If we imagine the western geopolitical border of the Balts as a zone that separates Western Europe from Russia, the European Middle could begin to think about becoming an independent and assertive European region on its own behalf. I perceive the connection of the Baltic and Black seas as realizable, which would establishing a trade route between Scandinavia, Livonia, and Baltia and southern Europe, Eurasia, and Africa, and escape the deliberate stagflation endorsed by the self-enclosed govRmnts of post-Soviet European West and Middle. Rather than see the East of the West as a cultural zone in its own right, the West insists that the borderlands of its East be under its control and that they be annexed to it. The speaker of the Russian Parliament  Sergey Naryshkin is right to say that what passes as unification of Germany, actually was an annexation by West Germany of East Germany. If there were such a thing as a common foreign policy among post-Baltic states, these would have jumped for joy at this Russian hint that a zone that separates the East from the West is agreeable to them. I would like to see this New European  Middle in Ukraine reach as far as the banks of the Dnieper River.

The connection of the seas by a trade route (the old Dnieper Canal replaced by a vacuum tube train transport system connecting major trade centres of the European Middle (EM) countries) is an idea that was championed by my maternal grandfather, who not only served as Latvia’s first ambassador to the Soviet Union, but hoped to become then Latvia’s Foreign Minister. His hopes did not materialize, because his Russian born wife, my maternal grandmother, was best friends with the wife of a then Soviet minister, who snuck a private visit to Latvia on a return visit (for reasons of health) from Germany. When the Latvian press got wind of the visit, reactionism blew away Karlis Ozols hopes. All he could do is publish his memoirs (in France), and leave any hope of working toward the realization of his ideas to fate.*

*Stalin accused Ambassador Kārlis Ozols of taking advantage of his diplomatic post to transport to Latvia valuables allegedly bought cheaply from desperate and destitute Russian nobility. Kārlis gave a suitcase or two of these valuables (said to include several Faberge eggs) to then Swedish ambassador to Latvia, who in later years is said to have shipped them to my impoverished uncle, Kārlis’ son, in the U.S. Alas, the ship is said to have sunk during a storm in the Atlantic, though as far as I know, there is no proof that a storm actually occurred.

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