I do not enjoy politics. But what is taking place in Ukraine now is no mere politics. And because it touches me deeply and personally, and maybe because I am so far away from there now, I wanted to share this good article. It is not an attempt to solve the whole issue, my only wish is to spread the word of good old common sense.
EuroMaidan is the general name given to mass protests that erupted in Ukraine when the government backtracked on signing an EU association agreement. According to some folks, the government did this purely to appease Russia. According to other folks, association terms were not favorable enough. I think the truth is somewhere in the middle – as it usually is. I could be wrong, though.
Anyway, protests tend to bring out the stupid in people who are observing said protests from far away. Here is some of that stupid, for your reading (dis)pleasure. A lot of these comments are translated, some are paraphrases, but I’m not changing the meaning of anything here:
1. “Yeah, the Ukrainians are out there on the streets because being out on the streets is fun.”
Here comes the clue train, last stop you: Ukrainians are ANGRY. Ukraine has basically been stuck in the 1990s for two…
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