Fun with nationalist orcs...
As you may have noticed, I have stopped using the word "Svidomite" in my posts. Although it is very popular with most of my readers, I decided not to introduce too many Slavic elements into my writing, I continue to use it in the comments. I now use the less stylish, but more comprehensible to uninitiated readers: "nationally over-conscious". That is what the word "Svidomite" means. It comes from the word "svidomyy" - meaning "conscious", or in this case "nationally conscious." From this some people have derived the word "Svidomism", which refers to a situation when national consciousness leads to mental derangement. A "Svidomite" therefore is somebody deranged by having too much national consciousness.
Don't get me wrong, I do not mind healthy Ukrainian identity expressed in language and local culture, I like it myself. Svidomism is a completely different from this however. Too much national consciousness can lead to some serious derangement, which in the case of Svidomites expresses itself in obsessive Russophobia, and deranged opinions about Ukraine and Ukrainians.
Take for instance this creature I found recently. I dubbed her since: "Marichka Kytopodibna" (Ukrainian: "Mary the Whale-like"; I found out about her through Anatoly Karlin), she is Ukrainian American, and she suffers from a double derangement, Svidomism and Feminism. However, she tweets more about Russia than Ukraine it appears. This is characteristic of these types, they cannot leave Russia, or the Russian element in Ukraine alone, and mind their own business.
But even more entertaining than Russophobes are proponents of the myth about the antiquity of Ukrainian people. These people mostly reside in Western Ukraine and in the nationalistic diaspora. Centuries of licking the boots of their Polish overlords has led to some serious hereditary brain damage. Some of these peasants, somehow came to the conclusion that they are the most ancient ethnos on the planet, among all of humanity, and the oldest of civilisations. Although looking at Galicia today, one is left wondering, what went wrong along the way?
I was watching videos on youtube, and found an interesting statement out of the tendency to portray Ukraine as very ancient. It was made by a user I have already mentioned here if you remember. I quote the derangement:
Українська мова найблища з всіх мов до Санскриту
Translation of the derangement:
Ukrainian is the closest of all languages to Sanskrit
What follows is a list of some cognates Sanskrit shares with Ukrainian. This what this scholar from the University of Youtube calls proof. Very well, Professor Doofus:
More information on the mantra here...
There are plenty of examples of Sanskrit around the internet, on youtube not withstanding, it is a sacred language of several religions emanating out of the Indian subcontinent, and is still used today. Anyone who wants to find examples of Sanskrit can find examples of it. I am relatively proficient in Ukrainian now, and unfortunately I do not understand anything out of anything out of the mantra above.