Update 2 (June 9, 2014):
OK. I just found the first documented direct link to Soros and the Open Society:
The Australian academic who directed the film about FEMEN in 2013, Sophie Pinkham, works for George Soros’ Open Society Institute.
I began this post simply to comment on Femen’s attacks on churches in recent months.
Then I found that, although CIA-backing of Femen is assumed by many bloggers, the links I came across didn’t show exactly how Soros or the CIA was tied into the outfit.
I will be updating the post with that information, as I find it.
The Times of Israel’s blog has a convincing criticism of one of the most visible Weapons of Mass Distraction – the annoyingly uncivilized radical “feminist” group, FEMEN, which allies itself with neo-Nazis in the Ukraine, openly spews (real) bigotry toward Muslims and Christians and engages in breast-baring pranks, ostensibly in the service of suffering womanhood but actually in the service of the Anglo-Zionist empire.
“In support of [Amina] Tyler, the Kiev-based feminist group FEMEN declared April 4th the International Topless Jihad Day, which consisted in white young women protesting topless against Islamist regimes at the entrance of mosques and Tunisian embassies around the globe. Because Muslim women do not have a voice of their own. They are all mute. Because Muslim women are inherently oppressed. Aha. And because the only way to liberate them all is by enforcing Western ideals upon their communities. Of course.…….
Another brilliant idea of FEMEN activists was to burn a Salafist flag in front of the Grande Mosquée de Paris. Three topless FEMEN activists started frolicking around the burning flag offending nearby worshippers. As if Parisian Muslims were responsible for the state of women rights in Islamic regimes. As if ALL Muslims were Salafists. FEMEN, congratulations for your amazing work towards perpetuating the stereotype of the Muslim community as monolithic rather than diverse. Hurrah………
In contrast to Tylor and her fellow FEMEN colleagues, who employ nudity as a tool of protest, talented Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl employed her intellect to highlight issues such as underage marriage and sexual attacks against female demonstrators during the revolution. In late December, she was accused of blasphemy following the publication of one of her pieces in the Al-Masry Al-Youm. Unfortunately, her case did not receive as much attention as Tyler’s physical assets. Clearly, the media is not into pencils and brains as it is into nipples.“
The world gives any woman plenty of choices.
But the dialectic promoted in the Western media – a propaganda tool of centralizing money-power – herds these innumerable real choices of real women into two or three pre-determined avenues that let those powers reap economic and political rewards in the swiftest possible way.
As for taking away attention from real activists, that is the point of such plastic activism, whether it is from the ubiquitous Julian Assange or from Edward Snowden or anyone else.
The point is to keep even politically discerning people fixated on mouth-pieces set up by the Central Controllers, so that real resistance is rendered impotent.
Notice that FEMEN’s lewd attacks and sacrilege are directed against mosques and mullahs and also against Catholic bishops and cathedrals:
Life-site News.com reports that in April 2014, Femen activists attacked the Archbishop of Madrid, chanting that “abortion is sacred.”
Notice that this attack roughly corresponds to Easter season, the time of resurrection, rebirth, and fertility.
According to another report, “Top-less activists attack Brussels archbishop again,” it was again at Easter, in April 2013, that the Catholic Archbishop of the Brussels Cathedral, a staunch traditionalist on abortion and homosexuality, was attacked by half-naked “activists,” cursing him and dousing him with water from bottles shaped like the Virgin Mary.
The Femen “sextremists” mocked Christianity, altering “agnus dei” (Lamb of God or Jesus Christ) into “anus dei” (anus god), both denigrating Jesus Christ and deifying homosexuality.
Another FEMEN “activist” posed in front of the Cathedral, a black cross over her bare breasts, simulating Jesus on the cross.
Ironically, it turns out that the master-mind behind all this oestrogen run amok is a rather unreconstructed male, Viktor Svyatskiy, who gets a kick out of pretty girls stripping for him.
And, worse, spends his time deriding and humiliating his charges, who, some argue suffer from Stockholm syndrome:
“It’s his movement and he handpicked the girls,” she told The Independent. “He handpicked the prettiest girls because the prettiest girls sell more papers.”
He’s “quite horrible with the girls,” Green adds. “He would scream at them and call them bitches.” One scene in the film has Svyatski displaying utter contempt for his activists. “These girls are weak,” he says. “They don’t have the strength of character… They show submissiveness, spinelessness, lack of punctuality, and many other factors which prevent them from becoming political activists. These are qualities which it was essential to teach them.”
There you have the left’s conflicted logic:
Denounce traditional families as hotbeds of patriarchal oppression, because a male is considered the head of the house-hold…..but fawn on a thug who uses, abuses and humiliates vulnerable young women publicly for purposes they’re too naive to suspect, let alone figure out.
The bottom line is that a pimp is paying a few prostitutes (one activist really is a professional prostitute) good money (2-3 times the average monthly wage in Ukraine) to spew out propaganda about female liberation.
This is the old Chicks Up- front strategy of the 1960s left.
Put attractive young women, preferably half-naked, out in front of any protest movement. That attracts attention to your message and distracts from the other fellow’s.
FEMEN members themselves have seen through this game.
Amina Sboui (Tyler), the Tunisian activist mentioned in the beginning of the this post, later denounced the group for being anti-Muslim.
She said its funding sources were mysterious and suspected they might be from Israel.
A mother of one of the Ukrainian activists, Alexandra Shevchenko, regrets letting her daughter go to Kiev to study economics:
“I work in the city center and when walking to work each morning I have to listen to many people reprimanding me what they think of my daughter’s behavior,” said Lyudmyla Shevchenko, Aleksandra’s mother. “I can’t sleep. I can’t eat. I can’t live worrying about her all the time. I and her dad tried to persuade her not to do [take off her clothes] anymore. But when she’s in Kyiv she does not listen to us. Femen leaders brainwashed girls like her.”
Actually, except for murder, FEMEN’s modus operandi sounds startlingly like the Charles Manson gang in the 1960s:
A charismatic sociopath picks followers from among young, impressionable women and brow-beats them into promoting his political agenda….which involves promoting social strife…with the CIA not far behind.
But how exactly does FEMEN connect to the CIA, Israel, and/or the Anglo-Zionist enterprise? It’s still not clear to me.
FEMEN – ORIGINS
First, the Victor Sviyatskiy connection.
Sviyatskiy quickly took over FEMEN from Anna Shevchenko Hutsol.
Hutsol is the activist who originally set FEMEN up, it is reported, to protest sex-trafficking in the Ukraine in 2008.
Later, Inna (Anna?) Shevchenko spread her wings and became a resident of France.
(Lila: I might be confusing Alexandra Shevchenko with Inna. I’ll check and get back to this later today.)
An image of her is now the new Marianne image, the official symbol of France, on postage stamps.
Anna/Inna claims she left for France to avoid the patriarchal set-up in Ukraine, but it’s more accurate to say that she fled there, after she sawed down a Catholic cross and drew the attention of the local police.
FEMEN – FINANCING
The financing of the group has been as mysterious as its origin, with conflicting reports.
Three names recur in the reports:
One of FEMEN’s early donors is said to be a German, Helmut Joseph Geier, alias, DJ Hell.
DJ Hell is a disc jockey and exponent of the musical trend known as electroclash.
He popularized it in the 1980s and 1990s in his home town, Munich.
Another figure behind FEMEN is Jed Sunden, a native of Brooklyn, New York.
In 1995 Sunden founded the Kiev Post, the first English language paper in the area.
Sunden is the owner of KP Media, which publishes the Post.
This article in the Kiev Post in April 2010 says that Sunden was one of the first to support FEMEN, which it describes as having a five-member board of directors (the names are here):
“I confirm that I do give money to Femen,” Sunden said. “I will not state the amount. After meeting with Anna Hutsol, I was impressed with her ideas and have been a supporter. I believe Anna is a young, independent voice in Ukraine. While I do not agree with all of her positions, I believe it is important to give her, and groups like hers, support.”
A third figure mentioned as a backer is a Bavarian business-woman, Beate Schober.
An interview with Schober ran in the Kiev Post in Feb 2006.
It describes her as a senior managers at Austrian Airlines and a successful relocation entrepreneur, catering to major companies.
A Berliner Zeitung article in January 2009 states that Schober had been living in Kiev for twelve years, operating her relocation business.
She was very sympathetic to the sex tourism issue raised by the activists and hosted them on her web portal.
The article also says that fellow Bavarian and German musical entrepreneur, DJ Hell, heard of FEMEN and became interested in publicizing them.
The Swiss Sonntag Zeitung (October 2013) also reported on the funding of the group.
It mentioned that Beate Schober first supported FEMEN, but later concluded that the group was not really interested in women’s emancipation at all.
The SZ piece mentions that 40 percent of the group’s income comes from the sale of T-shirts with their images.
Friends are also mentioned as a source of funds, but no details are given.
DJ Hell is once again mentioned as a backer, but, again, there are no specific figures.
The top four FEMEN activists are reported to get some 700 euros a month ($1000 in other accounts), which is a large sum in Ukraine.
The outfit in Paris reportedly takes $2500/mth to run.
In Kiev, FEMEN ran out of a popular cafe named after Cupid, the child of Venus (the goddess of sexuality and beauty) and Mars (the god of war).
It provided free Internet access to FEMEN’s members.
The Sonntag Zeitung piece also adds interesting details about the origin of the group.
FEMEN began at a meeting between Sviyatskiy and Anna Hutsol on a park bench in Khmeinitsky in Western Ukraine in the mid-2000’s.
The two were watching married couples at the registry when they came up with the idea.
In the only recorded interview with him, Swiatskiy says Hutsol and he had already decided on FEMEN’s media strategy by that time.
In 2009, Sophie Pinkham, an American academic who was conducting research into Ukrainian feminism, interviewed the FEMEN chief Anna Hutsol.
She found that the “volunteer” Victor Sviyatskiy was doing most of the answering.
He was extraordinarily passionate about his mission to promote feminism and spoke eloquently about the “eroticism of the social” and his ambition to create an activist group as “cheerful” as Greenpeace.
Despite this, he remains a shadowy figure, with no foot-print on the Internet.
The non-existent Net footprint certainly suggests an intelligence operation of some kind, but that is only speculation, so far.
In the fall of 2013, a documentary debuted at the Venice film festival- Ukraine Is Not a Brothel.
It was directed by Australian film-maker Kitty Green, who outed Sviyatskiy as the master-mind behind FEMEN.
To sum up:
- An American female academic calls attention to the group in 2009, only a year after its official founding.
- Around the same time an American newspaper publisher and libertarian promotes and funds the group. He stops funding FEMEN only in 2011, because it is offending too many people.
- Two Germans from the same town in Germany back the group. One is a multi-millionaire corporate senior manager now in the tourism business, who has a clientele that includes the World Health Organization. The other is a famous disc jockey. The business-woman later says she thinks they are not really feminists.
- France quickly makes one of the lead activists its national heroine and gives her residence on the spot, to save her from the investigations of the Ukrainian police.
- The founder and master-mind of the group is a mysterious abusive male, who admires the ultra-left environmental group, Greenpeace, and is an expert on media strategy.
- Everyone denies this man’s involvement and he has no trail on the net.
- An Australian film-maker publicizes the group in 2013 and “outs” its mysterious founder, although print accounts of his involvement in FEMEN long precede her outing.