Clearly there are times when people chose to speak out in opposition to an event or action, or in defense of someone or something that is important to them. Yesterday was such a case when a number of well know international political leaders and intellectuals which included Vaclav Havel, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, the Tibetan Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, former German president Richard von Weizsaecker, Jordan Prince Hassan bin Talal and French philosopher Andre Glucksmann and others published a letter on the Project Syndicate site entitled Ukraine Loses Its Way.
However, Ukraine has more than lost its way, many who follow Ukrainian matters, including many journalists in Ukraine are as lost about what is going on, and as I have stated in a earlier blog post, it is better that they say nothing than play into the hands of the current criminal and anti-Ukrainian regime which has overtaken the country.
Today I received an e-mail from Myron Petriw, the author of Yaroslav's Treasure. I'm fine with being on his e-mail list, but what I am really annoyed with is that Mr. Petriw is extremely misguided and that today his little missive plays right into the hands of today's bandits that run the politico-economic project of a nation which is called Ukraine.
In forwarding an article which appeared in Ukrainska Pravada which sites a statement from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in defense of ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the of core which stated: “We proceed from the fact that the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko must be fair and impartial, and that it meet all requirements of Ukrainian legislation in ensuring the protection and opportunities to observe basic humanitarian norms and rules.”
Today his two cents stated the following and I quote:”Medvedev and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Muscovy protect Yulia. Well aware that the dock is not only for Julia but for Putin and Muscovy.”
Mr. Petriw, the use of such terminology not only takes many Ukrainians, including friends and the families of many friends I have around the globe who still live in Ukraine a step back to the times of serfdom in Ukraine. For you to make such an misguided and insolent comment and distribute it amongst your mailing list in the Ukrainian community is a travesty. You like so many other “Ukrainian patriots” have lost touch with the realities of not only Ukraine, a country which you no doubt care very much about, but the reality of the geopolitical clout which Russia as well as what has transpired during Ukraine's short twenty years of independence. It would be better if you and any others like you, keep your comments to yourselves, because you are doing more damage to Ukraine and its people than you can even imagine.
The clan of bandits which runs Ukraine right now is anti-everything of what most of those living in the West stand for. They waited for a long time to come to power, and now that they have it, they have gone crazy and are doing everything possible to destroy the human vestiges of what it is to be Ukrainian: its language, culture, morality and the goodness of Ukrainian people. They employ brutal methods which were not even seen during the last years of Soviet rule. In short they operate with a thug-criminal mentality as it is the only one they know. In this case the Russian word “бєспрєдєл” [bezprydyel] comes to mind, which means events which go beyond the boundaries of any written or unwritten laws.