RT’s Michele Greenstein

I get usually around 20 views per day on https://gmachine1729.com/lists/rt-videos-involving-michele-greenstein/. There have been a total of 3,452 views on that this year as of today, 2019/6/5, averaging over 20 views per day. But today, I saw that I’ve gotten 63 already, after not much more than half of it. So it occurred to me to update it. The last time I did was late in April.

2019-06-05 下午9.14.16

I’m doing this by manually searching on YouTube and copy pasting one by one.

2019-06-05 下午9.01.46

In my first go, I found the videos of her the past month kind of sparse. I tweaked the filter and ordering parameters a bit (changing from past year to past month or something like that) and found that a few were actually omitted. Could YouTube be screwing with RT too?

I had read some media report of Eric Schmidt publicly saying that they’re down-ranking RT and Sputnik in their search engine. Interestingly, one of the latest videos of Michele Greenstein on RT was

To be fair, Google is still quite a common way of finding this site/blog. I wonder how long that will last though…

Those of you who’ve viewed that page who are reading this, you’re very welcome to comment! Even better if someone can help me get connected with Michele Greenstein and RT!

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What!? LiveJournal is actually owned by Russian company now? (and has been for a while)

I had noticed before that LiveJournal was more “Russian” than usual. Only today did I find out that it’s actually owned by a Russian company, hosted in Russia.

How did I find out? Well, it occurred to me that I might want to back up this blog more. Fault tolerance, high availability, single point of failure (SPOF), blah blah blah all those distributed systems buzzwords. I’m just one person. I could suddenly end up gone. WordPress could also potentially forcibly shut down this site.

So I asked somebody to possibly replicate some of the stuff on here on Sina. I did make another WordPress under the suggestion that me and a few others create a joint blog, but nothing’s come out of that. So yes, another WordPress helps too, but that’s not as diverse. Ideally, make a github.io (I already have one, and have hardly anything on there) with version control and pull requests. I didn’t have the time/energy and plus there is value in concentrating and accumulating more into one place, as far as media goes.

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一位中国人如何看待俄罗斯

这人在法国待过,我跟她说在欧洲国家里,英文界对中国毫无疑问是最不好的,法国好得多,德国也是,虽然还是靠着英美那边,俄罗斯明显是对中国最好的,在近代史上,中国从俄罗斯最受益是显而易见的。

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为什么中国人应当多脱离美国

通过家人,我见过一位职业女人,知识分子家庭背景,在美国工作过,拿了美国籍,现在在北京一家美企当相当高的经理,孩子美国出生,上国际学校。没跟她说几句就能看出来她是个精神美国人。我跟一位我网上认识的人稍微说了下她,那人的反应就是

这就是买办阶级啊,一百多年的历史了,假洋鬼子,洋人最高,他们第二,中国人最低。

又一位跟我说还有一次和她抄了点小架,好像是她有一次说美国什么多么多么好,然后就被骂了一顿,

美国那么好,你就滚回去吧!

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The difference between Jews in America and Jews in Russia

By Andrei Martyanov, ex Soviet Red Army officer on August 16, 2018.

There is Russian Left and Chinese Left and they look completely different next to Western Left. But we may move even further–so called Western Left is not really Left, it is a brand assigned to it by people who practice faux-scholarship. Reality and a driving force of the Western Left is not so much Marxism, to which this W.Left appeals when it suites it, but still good ol’ liberalism. Western Left is a pinnacle of liberalism, it is its final form which atomized society utterly and in doing so undermined its foundation. The United States was a perfect nation to do so, it is the same as it is a perfect nation, as an example, for organizing Holocaust industry and selling it as a guilt medicine and use it as a coercion tool, the practice also imposed on war-torn Europe by its alleged “liberators”. It is also a perfect country to subvert its foreign and defense policies because the United States doesn’t know what REAL war is. Even rabid Russophobe Richard Pipes openly admitted it. In the end, United States never formed as a true nation. In many respects popular American 20th “history” of Russia is so consistently associated with “Jewishness” (apart from obvious ignorance of those who write it) because it is projection of own complex of inferiority. Russia changed Jews, Jews changed the United States and this inequality will exist and this is one which bothers greatly many of those WASPies in the US who have to face the fact that Russia didn’t sell out to Jews, while the United States today is effectively run by them in key sectors of national activity. This Russia-USSR-Bolsheviks-Jews-GULAG mantra is needed as a therapy for very many Americans in order to block out how they, and others, sold out their country to these very same Jews. Especially against the background of once great country literally turning into the third world multicultural cloaca with grim or no prospects at all. Sad, especially when one looks at purely American phenomenon of a vast strata of Christian Zionists loyal to Israel–an exhibit A of America’s failure to form as a cohesive nation.

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vKontakte (вКонтакте) and a return to Russian

Sunday while taking a break I decided to see what’s up on Unz Review. Most memorable was https://www.unz.com/ishamir/banned-by-facebook-for-telling-the-truth/ by Israel Shamir. Ultimately, that inspired me to make a list of alternatives to media sites and internet services controlled by Israel/Jews/Zionists/Hasbara. vKontakte, which means “in contact,” was on that list. And so, with some free time, I made an account for myself and chatted on there with a Russian tenured professor in the US with similar views. I haven’t touched Russian (the language) for a while, but vKontakte sort of brought me back to that. Just like one can’t avoid the ads within one’s Facebook messenger contact list, one can’t avoid Russian content on vKontakte. I saw plenty of posts in Russian with comments in Russian. So yet another distraction. It’s quite unlikely that I’ll ever use the language very directly, especially in a way that helps my career. The main benefit of knowing it is to access some content. The better I am at reading it the easier it will be for me to learn about that other really rich and powerful cultural world. I remember long long ago somebody told me that Russian is useless, because Russia’s economy sucks, and they’re really only good at aerospace, but they’re not going give you their state of the art aerospace technology anyway. To be fair, the content both in science and engineering and in politics and the arts in Russian is quite substantial. It almost rivals or even rivals or even exceeds the English language world. I am already quite a fan of their music after all, which was what led into the language in the first place. And it’s some actually high culture, not the spiritually poisoning garbage in the English media Continue reading “vKontakte (вКонтакте) and a return to Russian”

Screenshot from my new Huawei phone

Text below, to make it indexable by search engines.

The Chinese government has been certainly quite smart to block Google, Facebook, and YouTube. Quora and Reddit as of August of 2018 entered that category too. Yes, I suggested that Russia doesn’t have its own YouTube (as far as I know) much because Putin et al are not hardline enough to simply shut out those US internet media sites.

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周末过得还相当充实,做了些翻译和业余的编程

周五晚上,我想到可以把Ron Unz在他的媒体网站Unz Review上发表的关于孟晚舟事件的文章翻译成中文。所以周六就那么做了。少部分不太好翻译的地方我就漏掉了。结果是:

Averting World Conflict with China
避免与中国的全球冲突
The PRC Should Retaliate by Targeting Sheldon Adelson’s Chinese Casinos
中华人民共和国应当以针对谢尔登·阿德尔森的中国赌场回击
RON UNZ • DECEMBER 13, 2018

As most readers know, I’m not a casual political blogger and I prefer producing lengthy research articles rather than chasing the headlines of current events. But there are exceptions to every rule, and the looming danger of a direct worldwide clash with China is one of them.

如大多读者所知,我不是一个一般的政治博主,我更倾向于创造较长的研究性文章而非追随时事中的标题。不过每一个规律都有意外,与中国直接全球化冲突的风险也是其中之一。

Consider the arrest last week of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei, the world’s largest telecom equipment manufacturer. While flying from Hong Kong to Mexico, Ms. Meng was changing planes in the Vancouver International Airport airport when she was suddenly detained by the Canadian government on an August US warrant. Although now released on $10 million bail, she still faces extradition to a New York City courtroom, where she could receive up to thirty years in federal prison for allegedly having conspired in 2010 to violate America’s unilateral economic trade sanctions against Iran.

考虑上周华为首席财务官孟晚舟的拘捕。在香港飞往墨西哥的过程中,孟女士在温哥华国际机场转机时突然被加拿大政府凭八月的美国拘捕证而扣留。虽然已以一千万美金的保释金而释放,她依然面临被引渡到纽约的法庭,在那里,她有可能为据说10年违反美国单边对伊朗经济制裁被判长到三十年的联邦监狱。

Although our mainstream media outlets have certainly covered this important story, including front page articles in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, I doubt most American readers fully recognize the extraordinary gravity of this international incident and its potential for altering the course of world history. As one scholar noted, no event since America’s deliberate 1999 bombing of China’s embassy in Belgrade, which killed several Chinese diplomats, has so outraged both the Chinese government and its population. Columbia’s Jeffrey Sachs correctly described it as “almost a US declaration of war on China’s business community.”

虽然美国的主流媒体绝对报道了这个重要的发生,包括纽约时报和华尔街时报的头版,我不觉得大部分美国读者完全意识到该国际事件的重要性以及其改变世界历史道路的潜力。如一位学者指出,自美国1999年对中国南斯拉夫大使馆的导致好几位中国外交人员死亡的有意轰炸,没有任何事件引起过中国政府和人民同样的愤怒。哥伦比亚大学的杰佛瑞·萨克斯正确的称之为“接近于美国对中国商业圈的宣战”。

Such a reaction is hardly surprising. With annual revenue of $100 billion, Huawei ranks as the world’s largest and most advanced telecommunications equipment manufacturer as well as China’s most internationally successful and prestigious company. Ms. Meng is not only a longtime top executive there, but also the daughter of the company’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, whose enormous entrepreneurial success has established him as a Chinese national hero.

这中反应一点不出乎预料。有千亿的年营业额,华为是世界最大的,最先进的通讯设备供应商及中国国际上最成功最有威望的公司。孟女士不仅是在那儿资深的高管,也是该公司创始人任正非中国国家英雄的女儿。

Her seizure on obscure American sanction violation charges while changing planes in a Canadian airport almost amounts to a kidnapping. One journalist asked how Americans would react if China had seized Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook for violating Chinese law…especially if Sandberg were also the daughter of Steve Jobs.

她的在加拿大转机时根据不明确的美国制裁违反的公诉的拘捕接近于一个绑架。一位记者问了美国人如果中国为了违反中国法律拘捕了雪梨·桑德伯格会如何反应,尤其假设桑德伯格又是乔布斯的女儿。 Continue reading “周末过得还相当充实,做了些翻译和业余的编程”

An email I wrote to a Russian in Russia on my thoughts on media/information sovereignty

I feel some of its content is worth sharing more widely. So I’m copy pasting it here with some modifications.

I’m kind of disappointed that Ron Unz blocked my comment in Chinese on his article http://www.unz.com/runz/averting-world-conflict-with-china/. I made a few more today, suggesting someone on there to email me and others to join a potential WeChat group (but there’s a chance they’ll get blocked too). I’ve attached screenshots.

I also don’t like this clause

Submitted comments become the property of The Unz Review and may be republished elsewhere at the sole discretion of the latter

There are some particular people on the site I’d like to talk more in private, like AnonFromTN and Vidi. I’ve exchanged a fair bit with the former already on that site publicly, who is a Russian immigrant biologist. Do you have his contact information?

There is also that Unz Review is really high latency (aka very slow). It was in the US too. After all, images plus hundreds of comments have to be loaded all at once. I actually prefer not to turn on my VPN while in China. Chinese sites hosted in China load slower if I use that (even when I use its Hong Kong configuration) and turning on/off is an annoyance. Sadly, if I want to listen to some Soviet songs, I basically have to go on YouTube. Even Yandex video results are almost all YouTube. Now that is something that Russia didn’t do right, not making their own large video site (tell me if there is one).

In that Chinese comment of mine, in reply to a guy almost certainly Chinese who is very pro Chinese communist according to his comments (text below along with screenshot in case you want to copy paste to an online translator), I wrote that even though Unz Review is contrarian towards American mainstream, it’s still an American media, in English, and that if he likes the Chinese communists so much, he would do much better to support some Chinese companies, maybe work for one, than comment in English on a fringe media site political viewpoints few English readers really want to hear. Continue reading “An email I wrote to a Russian in Russia on my thoughts on media/information sovereignty”

Translation of that Chinese poem on the USSR into English

Original here. My strictly literary translation of it into Russian here.

苏联的伟大千年难遇。

如超新星爆发,短促壮丽,孕育新生。

可比西方历史上的马其顿帝国。

可比东方历史上的秦帝国。

共产革命,击毙纳粹,计划经济,中国工业化原始积累,这是四大苏联伟业。

就如马其顿带来的希腊化和东西方交流,或如秦朝带来的大一统观念,将深远地影响人类千年。

苏联亡了。

自以为是的冷战胜利者狂欢二十年而已。

现在苏联播下的星火已经燎原。

资本主义的癌症,地球的蛊王—中共文明正在冉冉升起。

正如马其顿后的罗马,正如大秦后的大汉。

作者:长寿者
链接:https://www.zhihu.com/question/54976747/answer/453939834
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