Syndicate Red Brown Green
Red = Soviet, post-Soviet, Putinesque neo-feudal Russia.
Brown = New Nationalist and National Socialist Movements — an allusion to the drifts of Orban’s Hungary and a part of the mix involved in Erdogan’s Turkey.
Update – December 22, 2015
One waggish associate noted of concept “Syndicate Red Brown Green” that the only color needed was “Red” and the other two were camouflage.
The German-Russian relationship and the role of the Communist Party prior to World War II are unknown to BackChannels at the time of this update. One knows there is a significant history there and probably one deeply affecting Russia’s political machinations and stance today as set beneath Putin’s aegis.
Addendum – July 8, 2016
Things are very different now. The left of centre is, at least in Britain, the domain of the new antisemites of the anti-Zionist movement. BDS stalks the land, not the Spectre of Communism. The left is delivered to a lethal compromise that gets into bed with clerical fascists who demand women and gays and Jews be thrown off mountains.
Addendum – August 2, 2016 – Daniel Pipes (2012) on the Post-Soviet “Red-Green” Alliance
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