Eurovision, the annual European song competition that launched the careers of the Swedish group Abba and Canada’s Celine Dion, has become nothing more than a propaganda tool of the United States.
Acting through gay rights and anti-Russian groups financed by George Soros, the United States managed this year to deny the Eurovision award to Sergey Lazarev, the popular Russian singer and the odds-on favorite to win. Instead, Eurovision, which was held in Stockholm, gave the award to the Ukrainian contestant Susana Jamaladynova or “Jamala” for a song about Soviet crimes against the Crimean Tatars during World War II. The song is titled “1944.” The Eurovision decision was based purely on politics and as a way to not only deny the Russian contestant a win but to punish Russia and its government.
The decision to give this year’s Eurovision prize to Ukraine was a political response to Russia’s reincorporation of Crimea into the Russian Federation after a right-wing coup ousted Ukraine’s elected president in 2014 and a referendum in Crimea voted to return to Russian rule.
Eurovision, which is a program of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a consortium of 53 broadcasters from Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, states that politics will play no role in the Eurovision competition. However,at the 2014 Eurovision competition in Copenhagen, the winner was “Conchita Wurst,” a bearded Austrian drag queen whose actual name is Thomas Neuwirth. The award to Neuwirth was considered a slap at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policies on LGBTs in Russia. The 2014 award to Neuwirth followed the 2009 entry of a song by Georgia that was titled “We don’t Wanna Put In.” For an organization that officially eschews politics, there is plenty to be found in Eurovision.
Soros-trained agents of influence are found in a number of EBU members, including the state radio and TV broadcasters of Albania, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Ukraine.
Ironically, in an effort to prohibit political displays this year, the Eurovision organizers in Stockholm issued new rules that prohibited all flags in the audience except for those recognized by the United Nations and the flags of the European Union and the gay rights “rainbow” flag. In other words, the gay flag was welcome but not those of Scotland, Wales, the Basque Country, or Catalonia, all aspirant independent nations in Europe. Eurovision Stockholm had egg all over its face and quickly rescinded its decision.
Eurovision has also buckled to Israeli and Jewish pressure by refusing to allow the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation to become a member of the Eurovision competition.
Similar politicization of supposed “non-political” events has been seen in anti-Russia maneuvering by the West designed to adversely affect Russia’s hosting of FIFA’s World Cup in 2018. The recent U.S. Justice Department indictments of key FIFA officials was designed to sully the reputation of FIFA and Russia prior to the 2018 soccer competition. The U.S. move to support the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was a ploy to place an extreme right-winger, Michel Temer, as president so that he, and not the progressive Rousseff, will open the Rio Summer Olympics in August of this year. Had Rousseff been president in August, the Rio games would have served as a rallying venue for Latin America’s remaining progressive presidents. Neither the Obama administration nor the U.S. intelligence- and military-linked National Broadcasting Company, which owns the rights to broadcast the Rio games, wanted Rousseff at center stage in August,
Next year’s Eurovision Song competition appears to become just as political as this year’s event. Eurovision 2017 is scheduled to be held in Kiev, a venue that promises to be another U.S. opportunity for an anti-Russian propaganda display by Eurovision’s puppets of Uncle Sam and George Soros.
Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.
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Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and nationally-distributed columnist. He is the editor and publisher of the Wayne Madsen Report (subscription required).