Western betrayal Quotes

About the Western betrayal concept:

  • and so in the evening released from facts I can think
    about distant ancient matters for example our
    friends beyond the sea I know they sincerely sympathize
    they send us flour lard sacks of comfort and good advice
    they don’t even know their fathers betrayed us
    our former allies at the time of the second Apocalypse
    their sons are blameless they deserve our gratitude therefore we are grateful
    they have not experienced a siege as long as eternity
    those struck by misfortune are always alone
    the defenders of the Dalai Lama the Kurds the Afghan mountaineers
    — from Zbigniew Herbert’s poem Report from the Besieged City

  • It is said that by doing that [i.e abandoning Eastern Europe] they secured the imminent participation of Stalin in war against Japan. Already armed with the Atomic bomb, they did pay for Stalin so that he wouldn’t refuse to occupy Mandzhuria, to help Mao Zedong to gain power in China and Kim Ir Sen in half of Korea!… Oh, misery of political calculation! When later Mikolajczyk was expelled, when the end of Benesh and Masaryk came, Berlin was blocked, Budapest was in flames and turned silent, when ruins fumed in Korea and when the conservatives fleed from Suez – didn’t really some of those who had better memory recall for instance the case of giving away the cossacks?

    Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago, Part I, ch 6 (‘That Spring’)>

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