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The Ukrainian 100

While Trump and the laughter from the Canadian Conservative party, at the working class (see: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/02/18/in-what-world-is-it-laughable-to-drive-a-bus-for-a-living-mallick.html ) make a mockery of democracy?

3 years ago, in Ukraine, people were fighting and dying for the concept. The late fall of 2013 to February 2014, the people of Ukraine – ordinary people, the you and me, the bus drivers, the store clerks, the office workers, took to the streets to protest the actions of the criminal Victor Yanukovych and his equally corrupt cronies.

In Kiev, at Independence Square, on February of 2014, they marched. They were demanding freedom, justice and to be treated with the dignity they deserved as citizens of Ukraine.

In Kiev, at Independence Square, against its own citizens – Yanukovych ordered the army to open fire on the demonstrators. The citizens of Ukraine.

Over 100 Ukrainian men and women were cut down and died. They sacrificed themselves in the fight against political corruption.

This Revolution of Dignity continues. Thousands of Ukrainians – men, women and little children are being maimed and dying as a result of Putin’s megalomaniacal clawing for the old Soviet. He wants what isn’t his and murders to attain it.

Ukraine is fighting for her sovereignty. History repeats itself.

A small musing: What will it take for North Americans to take back their dignity? Or has it been lost forever in the search for the next iPhone, the next video game, cardboard cupped coffee or the next overpriced, useless athlete?

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Because We Are Beyond Help

sheldonTo answer the question, why am I not blogging, there is writers’ block and then there is what I have been experiencing – a tsunami of thought and ideas, all requiring research of one sort or another.

I get up with the intention of writing a topical blog. I find my way down the stairs, usually without gravity’s aid but not always…grab a cup of coffee in my favourite mug, currently one with a Minions design, sit down at my desk, in my Nerd Cave and see what the headlines has offered up to me.

stupidity-virus

Since early fall? It has been controversy, stupidity and ignorance overload. Not just one area but virtually all areas of life.

In my own country – starting at the top, our Prime Minister; the Selfie King – that’s his accomplishment over the past 15 months since his election, selfies.

In my province, Quebec – we have the Health Minister who sees nothing wrong with the old, infirm and vulnerable left to shameful healthcare. Shipped from one inadequate facility to another; nothing illustrates his disregard more than his claim that one bath a week is sufficient for the sick, for the incontinent and for the dying.

Ah, then we have overwhelming debacle of democracy with the election of Donald “I wouldn’t know the truth if it were one of my wives” Trump. For those blockheaded Americans who believe that his election is none of the world’s business? You’re an idiot and no amount of explanation will help. You simply do not have the capacity for rational thought.

Then there are those stalwart competitors for the Darwin Award; the anti-science bunch, you know them as, “anti-vax”, “anti-GMO”, “anti-Pharma”… there are just too many topics.

It is disheartening, it is so very sad and so very depressing.

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Grieving For ‘Murica

grief-for-muricaThis is going to make ‘Murica’ great again?  This low life?  This racist, misogynistic, piece of crap?  A man who can’t even adhere to a marital vow is to be trusted with a Presidential pledge???  Look at him.  That isn’t a president.  He looks exactly what he is – a son of inherited white privilege.  A lout who got his leg up from Daddy.  While American sons died in Vietnam, he was a bought and paid for, 4F.  Duyah may never have seen combat but at least he joined the Forces.  This scumbag sat back and enjoyed the fruits of his daddy’s labour while kids his age had their limbs blown off.   Or died from torture, starvation at the hands of the enemy.

No. He is NOT going to make ‘Murica’ great again…  Because…’Murica’ was never great, unless you were a rich, white dude – in which case, yeah – ‘Murica’ was and is nirvana.

I thought Americans knew this but, apparently, I had given them far too much credit.  The snake oil salesmen are alive and well in the US – in fact, one was just voted in as president..

Someone said to me (an American, by the way),

“Surely you aren’t surprised..this is the country that gives the world ‘Honey Boo Boo’ and the Kardashians. This is the same country that brought the world the Watts riots, the Rodney King riots, Oklahoma and Sandy Hook. The same country that made the Memorial Wall necessary. I’m surprised that you are surprised.”

He’s right. I was using my Canadian experience as a frame of reference. I forgot the appalling education system, the nationalism at the expense of the truth. I was unaware of the virulent level of the racism and ignorance.  Twinkies, Big Mac and two servings of xenophobia.

Yes, yes…Canada has its racists as well but at least, for the most part, we make an active effort to curb it and to shame its advocates. We acknowledge that we are all immigrants, every last damn one of us. None of us simply popped out of the Prairie ground or rose from the primordial ooze of a Tundra bog.

What I see, living north of the border, looking at the States, is a sad country, longing for a past that never existed. Longing for greatness but unwilling to accept the responsibility and the level of dedication, as well as hard work, that would be required.  Too many Americans are willing to let immigrants lay the foundations while they reap the profit of being “Massa” – then act surprised when immigrants tell them to shove it where the amber fields of grain are expelled.

None of that is even relevant anymore; there will shortly be no United States – oxymoron or no.

I also see, from my perspective and in my opinion, that Putin has taken the United States without so much as a shot across the bow. He simply bought it. He picked the most corrupt, the most easily manipulated and least moral American he could find, showed him the money and Putin became the shadow President of the United States. Stalin must be ecstatic, wherever he rots. Putin is an evil, evil man but you can’t slam his brilliance. A simple solution – buy the president.

United States – an oxymoron; not since the civil war has the country been so divided. Or perhaps it has always been an oxymoron at worst…a pipe dream, at best.  Either way…it may be wise to learn the words to the potential future national anthem of New Russia.

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Bye Bye America

Can’t believe what happened.  Some mistakes can’t be fixed.  Life is not a reality show and when Putin is happy with your elected choice?  You are in deep shit.

Соединенные Штаты; Новая победа Путина.

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