Well it may seem that I am saying that Ukraine is not part of the civilized world and to some degree I am saying just that, but really it is not directed at the thousands who froze on Maidan for the principles of democracy and fairness, but it is directed at those individuals who for the last two days have been sitting in the Verkhovna Rada with the sole intent of maintaining the power which came to be theirs through lies, deceit, bribery and a number of other mechanisms which are far from being considered as democratic means.
Just a few minutes ago I came across an article on Ukrainska Pravda by Serhiy Balan. Many of the points he made, drew me back to my discussion with Dima the taxi driver the other night and what he had said. In particular Balan's following observation:
У демократичній країні уряд, який згідно з Конституцією є відповідальним перед президентом, ніколи б не порушив його указу, а самостійно пішов би у відставку.
Провідні партії – члени парламентської коаліції – продемонстрували повне нерозуміння й онтологічне неприйняття норм демократії про відповідальність партій перед своїм електоратом.
Given the way many of them ended up in the Verkhovna Rada, or their loyalty to the Party of Regions, the Communists or Socialists it is no surprise whatsoever that they would have no respect for the law. We have good old Pyotr Symonenko who denies that the Holodomor ever took place, Moroz who sold out to the Party of Regions, and the Party of Regions which is backed by a clan of criminals with a rapist in the seat of Prime Minister. These people are not only immoral they can only think one way. They use brute force to get what they want. The people living in Donetsk region are captives of these thugs - a word against the Party of Regions is dealt with brutally.