So this is what happens when people keep saying – “skinhead problem? What skinhead problem?”
Now, I walk a fine line when publishing such essays, because I do not wish to contribute to russophobia. I get angry, helplessly angry, when I see Nazi slogans spray-painted in my neighbourhood, but I also have repeatedly seen my words co-opted, distorted, and used to justify all sorts of xenophobic nonsense.
At the same time, I believe that staying silent is doing a disservice to people who are quite literally dying in their fight against nazism. Those kids who are busy de-facing the nazi slogans on my street? I salute them.
Every little thing counts.
But if you’re going to read this and think “well, it’s just those barbarous Russians, what can you expect?” – here’s a preemptive fuck you. FUCK YOU.
(I often censor bad words on this blog, because they contribute to scary and depressing search hits, but whatever I’m making an exception this time.)