Victory Day Parade

A well-executed military parade articulates man’s higher ideals. Russia’s annual Victory Day parades are among the best. These are the final years in which we will see veterans of the Great Patriotic War.

There was an article several years ago about old German and Russian veterans of the Battle of Stalingrad, who walked together on an organized tour of their old battlefield and bonded over their reminiscences. It’s always a sight to see a WWII veteran, of any nationality. The honorable ones, which means most of them, hoped that their contribution helps make a better world for their people. Most were in for a disappointed as the post-war decades unraveled. Those who are still with us can finally see the first rays of sunlight, however black the clouds.

The Eyes-Right tradition in drill & ceremony: when passing by the dignitaries’ stand, the soldiers turn their faces toward those stands, except the right-most flank. They continue looking straight ahead so that the formation doesn’t drift.

U.S. military doctrine emphasizes natural movement and posture. Normal marching stride, head and eyes level. Russians stylize those things with upturned faces and a crisp “goose step” stride. I also noticed that they can march while at Present-Arms (the salute). The American ceremonial hand salute is done, with exceptions, in the standing position of attention.

White nations are roughly divided into the Anglosphere, continental Europe, and Russia, which is reflected in our division into Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity. Watch the Victory Day parade and marvel the miracles we accomplish when we act, individually or collectively, with faith and purpose.

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21 thoughts on “Victory Day Parade

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  2. There might be a South American part of the White world now too. The Daily Stormer has an outreach program for Spanish speaking Whites.

  3. The Fourth of July is the only American tradition that is still around, not counting the eating holidays.

    And it doesn’t include any military displays. The fireworks are supposedly of evocation of military tradition. But no one stands up for them.

    People’s participation in that military tradition is the opposite of a military march.

  4. The original post reminds of the autobiography Yeager, about the famous American military pilot.

    I made some comments on that book recently. It’s a pretty great book for anyone interested in American History and the “myth of the 20th century”.

    Here’s a suggestion for those guys at that podcast: Yeager

    Here’s another suggestion for one of their hosts: don’t drink during the show

    For any fans of that show, their available archive online got moved:
    https://archive.org/details/@myth_of_the_20th_century

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    Yeager’s exploits were amazing.

    A phrase that he loved was “weak sisters” to describe his fellow pilots who weren’t good enough and as such, liabilities.

    Might be a useful phrase for this our thing. When Chuck described the numerous weak sisters he had to deal with over his long career, it’s with boundless contempt even 30 40 years after the fact. He even said — explicitly, in his official bio — that generally they were all but glad when weak sisters “augered in” and removed themselves from their plane of existence. (pun intended!)

    Kamikazes got nuthin on aggressive and hard-hearted American “fighter jocks”.

  5. Chuck Yeager actually went to Russia with a famous rl character named Jackie Cochran who herself was a record setting amateur pilot back when that was possible.

    He got special permission to accompany this woman in disguise as her “civilian co-pilot” but the Soviets found out it was him, and they almost got disappeared it didn’t happen like that.

    Jackie Cochran would be a worthwhile subject for the manosphere. She was a legendary ball buster but also brilliant. She was self made from the barefoot Florida swamps to become the top “adventuress” in the world. (Steve Sailer used to write about those women of that era who wanted to be adventuresses. It was a thing for awhile. This woman was the top one of them.)

    It’s not clear what these women were like as lovers. Even back then they were hard to dominate.

    When she was in Hungary with Yeager she tried to pull the American style bossy bitch routine to the military base commanders, about where she wanted to fly to, and they would not take it in stride like American men knew even back then (this was the 60s) that they were supposed to do because momma’s boys.

  6. I haven’t bothered to image search on the woman herself, but her bio like Yeager’s, is fairly hard to believe.

    Who ends up living such a large life as that, is it even possible anymore?

    There is a meta point in there somewhere, about how back then the world was a stage on which Americans thought they could do what they want with.

  7. I looked her up (Jackie Cochran) out of curiosity. Reminded me of Maud Gonne, who was William Butler Yeats’ muse. Same severity of face, same alpha-female look of women who were born in the era that began in latter part of the 19th century and ended before WWII. Not photogenic, but no doubt arresting in person.

  8. We don’t know how to behave. Male, female, we just don’t know what to do. The conduct of the fringes was distasteful and a reason to jettison a person. But it became seductive.

    And so. What Victory is being celebrated? I believe it is the pure and wholesome and true victory, but I fear it’s been coopted, and it stills my blood cold.

  9. “What Victory is being celebrated?”

    In Russia’s case going by Putin’s perennial words, it’s victory over fascism for the glory of Russia. The Russian definition of “fascism” is “anti-Russian”

  10. Elk, I used to think I was one of those women. They surely did, and always have, existed. They are rare, and dysgenic, but fascinating.

    I wrestle with it, still, after marriage and children, and all of that after a life of chasing thrills on a bike over mountain passes, on skis over deathly terrain. Or just surfing in waters where you knew a shark could hurt, but not necessarily kill, you.

    Cockas? Please.

  11. >>>What Victory is being celebrated?”

    In Russia’s case going by Putin’s perennial words, it’s victory over fascism for the glory of Russia. The Russian definition of “fascism” is “anti-Russian”<<<

    I recognize the literal event you are referencing, but, as usual, I’m getting carried away in some metaphorical meaning of the term *Victory.* I’m not trying to diminish or demean it, just letting my thoughts run away onto tangents. I do sincerely apologize if I appeared callous or cavalier, it was not my intent; I jumped off from a point that was not meant for it.

  12. Elk, Eeeeelllkkk,?

    Damn you for the rabbit hole that is Jackie Cochran. Amelia Earhardt was a piker compared to Cochran.

    I’m not a rabid feminist, but sometimes, hell, our dads and grandads contributed some rebellious genetic material and smarts and ability, so why not use them? So sorry they happened to manifest in XX types, but damn. Flying B2 Bombers into London? Props.

  13. I remember when my father first showed me his dog tags from Vietnam. I was around ten years old. I remember how “Roman Catholic” was stamped at the bottom of the tags. Even though I attended a Catholic school, I was not familiar with the term Roman Catholic. To me, it implied a world of gladiators and conquerers. It made me proud to be a Catholic and a Roman.

    My dad’s uncle was the first born son to immigrants from Poland. He volunteered to go to Europe to fight on behalf of the USA in 1941. He never returned. His body was never recovered.

    My dad has always looked up to him. Always tried to keep his memory alive . If you search for my great uncle you will find sites with names like “Sons of Polonia” that honor him.

    I have many more relatives that fought in WWII, more than a dozen. Some of them were decorated, and had their stories immortalized in books and movies.

    But the first-born son of Polonia is the one we hold in the highest regard. Without us, his memory will fade away forever. And we will not allow that to happen.

  14. The goose stride is simple and effective. Parades enable form and motion to far exceed eachother as they meet, forming a drop-canopy for vigor itself where the streets involved can hatch as if into the first-ever horizon. Last one I went to was Mardi Gras in The Big Easy. It wasn’t nearly as disciplined as Russia’s setup, but it was still memorable. After some jalepeno margaritas, you don’t even notice all the horse merde and beads flying wildly at you. I wonder what the equivalent to it is in Russia.

  15. Good point Peterike. There are certainly parades in the USA, very popular here. It’s no small thing that the climactic scene in (((Animal House))) is the toppling of the digintaries bleachers like it’s a WTC tower, with red white and blue streamers falling with the debris.

    But yeah, no military parades like youll see in “undemocratic” countries.

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