Inhibitions captured in droplets
coalescing amidst sultry skin
Rolling desires ride the tide
of compounding passion within
A burning fervor hidden
releasing cares we have kept
White knuckled, pulsing inside
seeking the furthest depths
Wrapped within her marble columns
the world becomes oblivion
Singing the songs of unknown gods
voiced sensations in equilibrium
Pressed together in universal forces
the stars collide in your name
Time is void, intoxicated in your spirit
profound pleasure untamed
In sequential rhythm we rise and fall
grasping for the soft bare lands.
Take my breath, force my will,
do as you please with these hands.
Reconquista conference report (First Paneuropa conference) in Kyiv: Prehistory
From the military solidarity to the political
28, 2017, under the aegis of the all-European Reconquista movement, in Kyiv was
held the 1st Paneuropa conference which united nationalists, and, at
the same time, pan-Europeanists from across all Europe: France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland,
Germany, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Belarus, as well as
the followers of the Reconquista tumblr blog and affiliated resources, such a
conference was natural and long-anticipated, if not belated. After all, it was
a materialization of the ongoing synergy between Western and Eastern European patriots
who, driven by similar problems, have met in Kyiv in search for the stronghold
or the headquarters of the all-European Reconquista which should sequentially
be carried out in both directions.
it was not the first practical manifestation of the European solidarity within
the Reconquista project. The first wave was inspired by the outbreak of the Winter
revolution of 2013/14 in Kyiv and the subsequent annexation of Crimea by the
Russian Federation and war in the Donbas with the Kremlin-backed neo-Soviets. Fairly
perceived by foreign volunteers as an attack on the European culture from the
East, it revived the tradition of the all-European anti-communist resistance in
times of both world wars, first and foremost, the Freikorps movement which stopped
the Bolshevik threat spreading over the Baltics and Eastern Europe.
only Western Europeans took up arms to stand side by side with Ukrainians
against the neo-Soviet occupiers: there is a considerable percentage of Russian
and Belorussian volunteers in the Ukrainian armed forces. For them, especially Russians,
this is the struggle for their own homeland stolen by Bolsheviks in 1917 and a chance
to reconcile with Europe under conditions of the novel unprecedented challenge
to the very existence of the European culture and peoples. That is how the
first slogan of the Reconquista, “Today Ukraine, tomorrow Rus’ and the whole
Europe!”, was born. Communication with Russian nationalists, whose arrival in
Ukraine was a one-way ticket, in turn, helped Western European volunteers to get
disillusioned with Putin’s regime as “a lesser evil” and an alternative of the
West for Europe.
military unit which deserves the name of their second homeland, above all, has
become AZOV, first the battalion, then the regiment (in fact, the brigade) of
the National Guard of Ukraine. The only Ukrainian volunteer battalion which was
expanded into the regiment, it occupies a unique place in the novel European history
as the patriotic volunteer unit having at its disposal reconnaissance, infantry,
artillery, a tank company, and more. That is why initial pages of the
Reconquista movement largely performed the role of civil platforms in support of
the front and wounded soldiers. However, since the conflict in East Ukraine has
been artificially frozen to comply with the Minsk agreements, the political constituent
of the Ukrainian liberation struggle grew more and more important, too.
Consequently, veterans of the AZOV regiment, having joined forces with civil
supporters, launched the National Corps party headed by the founder and the
first commander of AZOV, deputy head of the National Security and Defense Council
of Ukraine, MP Andriy Biletsky. Not incidentally, its title bears resemblance
to the military affairs (“corps”). The establishment of Ukrainian Foreign Legion
was expectedly incorporated into the party programme of National Corps. Its founding
congress took place Oct. 14, 2016 and was attended by a number of foreign
supporters and partners.
the conference, likewise, was second. As many of you remember, Dec. 17, 2016, on
the eve of the longest and darkest
night of the year, in Kyiv was held a remarkable cultural event – Asgardsrei V
pre-festival conference, “Pact of Steel” (meaning between East and West
Europe). It was comprised of two parts: open talk with French and Russian Black
Metal legends, Peste Noire and M8L8TH, and speeches by guest lecturers.
Audience from Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and Canada, united by its
passion for Black Metal and stemming from it longing for a cultural change,
listened to the speeches on philosophy of Black Metal, horizons of the Heathen
revival, and the prospects of first regional, then the pan-European unity and
“the Great Reconquista” based on the new pan-European nobility and elitism. This
concluding part, having summarized key points of the conversation with Peste
Noire and M8L8TH as the voices of West Europe and Russia respectively, may also
be considered the 1st Paneuropa conference or the introduction to this
One of the main messages of the “Pact of Steel” conference to the Western audience was a rapidly changing geopolitical status of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) followed by the encouragement to use this potential for the purposes of the all-European revival. The 1st conference of the Intermarium (Adriatic-Baltic-Black Sea Union) Development Assistance Group held in Kyiv July 2, 2016 at the initiative of Andriy Biletsky served a double goal: to secure a geopolitical alternative for Ukraine, which is being weakened by the pro-EU government, and to create a center of another European integration. In this respect, IDAG favors autonomist tendencies of the Visegrad Four (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic), which renounced the mandatory distribution of the migrant quotas across the EU member states and was accused by the Brussels mouthpieces of erecting a new “iron curtain” against the open doors policies of the unspoken EU leader, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Indeed, leaders of these states are well-known for their “politically incorrect” statements about the refugee influx represented in the liberal media as a mere humanitarian issue. Just to mention a few examples: Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico filed a lawsuit at the European Court of Justice against the EU over the quota plan; Czech President Milos Zeman described the wave of refugees to Europe as “an organised invasion”; the face of “illiberal democracy,” Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban initiated a referendum against the refugee quotas; Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling party “Law and Justice” (PiS), repeatedly vows that Poland will not take any refugees due to security reasons, predictable aggression of asylum seekers towards Polish women in particular. Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who established the Adriatic-Baltic-Black Sea Group comprised of 12 EU member states, having come up with this idea at approximately the same time as Polish President Andrzej Duda, also believes that the solution of the refugee problem lies beyond Europe. Thanks to her activities, Croatia is often considered the informal fifth, and even leading member of V4 that tends to grow. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz also called for the opening of refugee centers outside the borders of the EU, thus connecting Western Europe with an alternative vector of European integration through Austria.
Not so long ago, Polish and Croatian Presidents launched the Three Seas Initiative aimed at the full-scale macroregional integration in all strategic fields (economy, energy autarky, infrastructure, etc.) and enlarging the geopolitical weight of CEE thus capable of opposing the EU’s political dictate, its refugee policies in particular. Furthermore, Andrzej Duda invited Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to join the resistance of Ukraine’s natural regional allies, although the suggestion was unsurprisingly rejected by this loyal Merkel’s vassal. However, the division becomes ever sharper: it is enough to remind of new French President Emmanuel Macron’s bid to impose sanctions on Poland for violating the EU’s refugee policies and refusing to accept their asylum seekers’ share.
Criticism of the EU’s economic policies by the Intermarium countries is also quite understandable given its intrinsic relation to the cultural values and demographic dynamics. Another bright example of this problem’s importance is the initiative of Wage Union established by 8 countries of CEE (Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania) in order to balance the salaries across the European continent and prevent young educated citizens of CEE from irrevocable emigration. It is easy to guess that the population aging is not the only negative outcome of this ongoing sad statistics: a growing lack of young labor force is meant to be replaced by non-European immigrants according to the infamous plan of the UN.
So, what looks like separatist aspirations of CEE with regard to Western Europe, in reality serves the purpose of the deeper integration on the all-European scale on a new axiological basis. Moreover, and this is the difference between the Adriatic-Baltic-Black Sea Group as the autonomy within the EU and the ideal of sovereign Intermarium advocated by National Corps, the region’s destination is to restore the European security system and to become a “springboard” for the alternative union of European nations – Paneuropa. Taking into account that Putin’s regime is still quite strong and continues imprisoning last public Russian nationalists who have not escaped abroad yet, this is how the second Reconquista slogan came to life: “Today Ukraine, tomorrow Intermarium and Paneuropa!” Therefore, it comes as no surprise that many participants of the Reconquista conference also took part in the 2nd conference of the Intermarium Development Assistance Group held in Kyiv a day before, on the 27th of April.
Paneuropa vs. “Paneuropa”
Yet the difference between the sovereign and merely autonomous Intermarium is not as striking as between the Pan-European confederation of sovereign nations suggested at the 1st Paneuropa conference in Kyiv and the historical Pan-European movement founded by Austrian-Japanese diplomat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi in Vienna three years after the publication of his book “Pan-Europa” in 1923.
At a glance, both the title and the symbol of the established by Kalergi movement combining traditional mythological (a solar cross) and royal (blue and golden colors) elements, are fully trustworthy. After a superficial search, one may find his claims in favor of politically united and militarily protected Europe that would be able to escape the fate of being divided “into a Soviet colony and an American protectorate” foreseen by Kalergi in 1923. Likewise, one may be misled by discovering such names among his intellectual authorities as Oswald Spengler, Rudolf Kjellen, Friedrich Nietzsche and Giuseppe Mazzini, as well as by the fact that Austrian Archduke Otto von Habsburg was the Pan-European movement’s co-founder and second leader.
However, it should be stated without a shade of doubt that precisely Kalergi’s principles were adopted by the modern EU and underlie its suicidal refugee policy. Should he be alive, Count Coudenhove-Kalergi who back in 1925 welcomed “the Eurasian-Negroid race of the future, similar in its outward appearance to the Ancient Egyptians”that “will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals” would not feel any distress regarding the EU’s cultural policies and would hardly connect the latest Manchester tragedy with its basic values and priorities.
Thus the restoration of the original meaning of symbols used by the Pan-European movement of the former century by efforts of contemporary nationalists and, simultaneously, pan-Europeanists, should be viewed as an act of historical justice. Habsburgs as a living embodiment of a bygone European traditional unity could welcome the identitarian turn towards the true Paneuropa, too. The growing popularity of pan-European discussions in the modern third positionist milieu, combined with disintegration processes in the EU, promises many positive changes ahead.
In Aztec mythology, Coatlicue (”she with serpent skirts”) is the mother of the 400 stars in the sky, and one daughter, Coyolxauhqui (”she with bells on her cheeks”). When Coatlicue becomes pregnant illegitimately (by touching a tuft of hummingbird feathers - this sort of stuff happens a lot in Mesoamercan mythos), her children become both embarrassed and enraged. But none more so than her daughter, Coyolxauhqui. Together with her 400 brothers, she launches an attack on her mother, but it is foiled when her mother’s unborn son Huitzilopochtli (”the hummingbird on the left”) springs forth from her womb, armed for battle.
Huitzilopochtli dismembers Coyolxauhqui, and flings her head into the sky where it becomes the moon, so that her mother might look upon her always.
You can’t tell me Qrow didn’t win Baby Ruby over by making her a rose flower crown, and sequentially turning her into his biggest adoring fan, you just can’t ok!
Sorry for being a bit inactive lately! I’ve been dealing with a lot of stuff and just needed to take a break, but I’m gonna work hard and make lots of new RWBY content if it kills me! Till next time~
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For Reaper76 Week I’ve got a big comic planned that counts as like, three days worth of the ship week, but it’s all around my cryptid/werewolf!jack au. So here are some more things, just for context.
Where Jack is a werewolf, Gabe is a banshee. It was a bit difficult to get him even remotely different from Reaper as he is canonically, but he now comes with precognition and fantastic singing skills.
Look forward to some angsty comic stuff later. I haven’t done comics in a while, but i’m excited to have something new finished.