When we read the news, are we really reading them or are we just believing what The Media works hard to paint for us in a specific way?
What did we understand about the Ukrainian struggle? I want to sum up for myself what I understood before I spent a little time researching the topic from Independent News
There’s civil unrest in Ukraine
People want their Freedom (? from whom?)
Police is shooting the protesters
Shamefully this is what I got out of the mainstream news, just what I was supposed to hear, news of unrest (fear fear), the Plight for Freedom (oh mighty Freedom, the magic word of the Oligarchy, the carrot dangling in front of our face for which we are willing to die – but not to consider if we even understand what true freedom would be like) and then the warning – do not do that, there is a Policeman waiting for you to rise so he can take better aim when he shoots you down.
The story of Ukraine like most stories is not an easy one to understand, they had a democratically elected leader, a guy named Yanukovich, who is now on the run and believed to be in Crimea. The interim government is trying to hunt him down and capture him.
I would like to say to ex-president Yanukovych to fear not, Le Hague has as much power as my dead grandmother, it’s just another make belief place to appease our fear that there is no justice in this world (which would be too scary to face for most of us).
Naturally, Yanukovich is far from being a saint. He is responsible for the dire economic situation, the poverty, the corruption and the ruined trust of the people. However, his ouster (the main demand of the opposition) is not going to solve the problem. In fact, the only factor that unites the opposition is the desire to oust the president.
Sadly enough, those aspiring to fill his place, these “leaders” don’t even represent the will of all Ukrainian people. Ukraine is largely split into two camps: the West seeking to align itself with the EU and the East, supporting Russia (37% and 38% according to a 2013 poll carried out by a Kiev-based Institute of International Sociology). That’s why claims that Ukrainians are tired of the Kremlin and its Ukrainian stooges are not only inaccurate but biased. Mass rallies in support of the president took place in central and eastern parts of the country, with people calling on the leader to tighten his grip over Ukraine, establish order and arrest those responsible for the unrest.
The angry masses on the streets of the capital and some western parts of the country continue to believe that Europe will bring the much-needed salvation. It won’t. Ukraine might cut off its ties with Moscow but it won’t get independence; it will just change masters. Europe has its own headaches and doubts run high that it will fork over a pretty penny to help Ukraine’s ailing economy. Even if it does, chances that the cash injections will help Ukraine to build a solid economy are low. Most likely the Europeans will end up pumping the pockets of the new Ukrainian elite, this time backed by the oppositions—Vitaly Klitschko, Arseniy Yazenyuk or Oleg Tyagnibok.
Was this clear? Ukraine is just changing Masters.
What lesson can we learn from Ukraine?
There are a few in my opinion, the first one is to always ask who is benefiting from something, CUI BONO, who is benefiting from this unrest if obviously not the people who went to the front line just to be killed by the police, who are nothing but just other commoners doing a job for money, a job that they regretted and will live to regret.
Here is a picture of the Ukrainian police getting on its knees asking for forgiveness for shooting at and killing the people during the riots
Even in what we believe is a choice to rise, there is plenty manipulation going on and some that are benefiting while some die. Violence can never be a solution, look at history, we had plenty violence and no significant system change, just changes in Masters.
So, who is benefiting from the losses, the sorrow, the shame that we are accepting as our way of life if not a system that has been created to profit from Life by those that profit from Life everyday, ourselves, we have accepted and allowed a system, that doesn’t consider Life, to take over, because we didn’t want to be responsible for the whole world as One and in the process look at what we created, a world from which we have disconnected in fear and horror, instead of seeking and designing solutions.
There were a few deaths in this last attempt to access democracy but in truth how can there ever be democracy in a world where people are valued just for what they own and more than half of us live below poverty levels, meaning not everyone has the same value or input in this world and its decisions, what delusion are we feeding when we support someone else’s ideal of freedom and democracy? Free market economy? Aka the power to seek freely new markets anywhere whatever the cost to people and their lives? Is this a dispute between money lenders and avid free market hunters, has it got anything to do with the people at all?
The people in Ukraine want a better life, some erroneously identify this option with Europe (boy are you wrong), but the real option would be to work together to make sure everyone has a dignified Life safe from fear, everywhere in the world.
Carpe-ing Diem, of course, the European Community immediately stood up to offer an a la carte IMF ‘DEAL’ so they can turn Ukraine into another Austerity pothole, could that be the real reason behind the dispute, is it about WHO is going to squeeze interest money out of this just about surviving country, it cannot be for the purpose of expanding there unless insane Oligarchs did not do their homework, people have a minimum wage of 1218 grivnas a month, that’s about 120 USD, so where is the imaginary appealing market that we as Europeans can set our fangs in? Helloo?
This is the problem with the ones on top and sometimes even the ones in the middle, that report to us what they themselves don’t even understand in the best cases or what they are paid to report in the worst, most of us have departed reality as we went gold-digging while we are exhausting all resources and all options to keep our Zombie Capitalism alive, we’ll have to get back to Earth and soon or later asses all the damage we have done so we can start picking up the pieces from there, unfortunately at the moment we have Austerity in First World Countries and Poverty in Third World, we are designing Equality all right, just the wrong kind, we share poverty instead of sharing wealth, where are we going to expand now?
The Game is clearly Over, for those wishing to give it just a bit more oxygen they must see that people must have money to spend in their pockets, to consume we need money, whichever way you look at it, a Living Income is not challenging our Status Quo but our common sense, unless the oligarchs are happy to produce, buy and sell among themselves alone.
If we don’t fix this absurd and unjust inequality the only things rising won’t be sales and GDPs, but angry mobs asking for what should have been given in common sense, a chance to live to All, not a pittance to create slave labour and a market for antidepressant, but a dignified living, because we are Human beings and to hold on to that title we’ll have to start doing something Humane soon or later, better now than later and better a Living Income Guaranteed than a Revolution that will just change Masters but not the core issue of the problem, establishing the Right to Life for All as the basic, undisputable Human Right.
If you are tired of our living below our potential, of accepting that your Death is my Life in business and in our overall models, consider Giving for a Change, Each one is Worth One and Each Life has Equal Worth, no one must be left behind, let’s make it Real Now.
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