My English is bad, but I can’t just sit and be quiet
At first, I’m not a bot and my account wasn’t hacked by Putin’s fantom “fascist”, “banderovec” or any other mythical character of russian propaganda. I used this blog as a stock of nice pictures and didn’t write a single word here before. But during the winter of ukrainian revolution I did’t feel that I have a moral right to post Hiddleston’s photos or something like this. Reading news became much more important for me. Couple of days ago I remembered about my Tumblr in connexion with flow of lies and informational - and not only informational((( - war against us.
So, I live in Kharkiv and I’m a student of journalism. I was born in the independent Ukraine. I didn’t remember which book I read first in my childhood - Ukrainian”Kobzar” by Taras Shevchenko or Russian “Ruslan and Ludmila” by Alexander Pushkin. I speak Russian in everyday life and also know Ukrainian language not worse. I have friends and relatives in Russia. I’m a liberal and I hate any kind of xenophobia. Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself… I’ll try to write in chronological order.
Maybe I’m young, but I’m not dumb. I’ve seen all prerequisites and reasons for civil protests: total corruption, growing level of poverty, indifferent criminals in authority, awful business climate and restricting the freedom of media. This list would go on. You can watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLleEM0ivh8 or this http://www.onlinefilm.org/en_EN/film/48972 (little old) film or read any respectable newpaper. Yanukovich’s refusal to sign the association agreement between Ukraine and the EU became just the trigger.
Euromaidan began 21.11.2013 as a civil protest against the sharp geopolitical turn from the EU to Russia, without politicians, without demand about change of power. It began from the post on FB, written by well-known and wellthoughtof Ukrainian journalist and activist Mustafa Nayem.
After the brutal dispersal of meeting at the night 30.11.2013 by the riot police a LOT of people went into the street to demand the punishment for those who gave criminal orders and those who fulfilled it. There were students and businessmen, workers and IT-specialists, pensioners and professors. Left, right, liberals, conservators and those who have never concerned about politics before. Ukrainians, Russians, Belarusian, Georgians, Crimean Tatars etc. During next 3 months authorities did every-FUCKING-thing to transform this civil protest to the real revolution against themselves. You can read about this anywhere else, exept of Russian media.
When Yanukovich escaped from the country, Supreme Council of Ukraine at last was freed from his pressure, stopped the conflict and soon voted for the new prime minister, the government and the acting (temporary) president. Any talks about legitimacy of the ex-president dissapeared after the death of one hundred peoples and the revealing of his properties in Mezhyhirya and other places http://mirzam-b-canis-majoris.tumblr.com/post/79081640898/euralmanac-the-palace-yanukovych-didnt-want
At last we thought we can breathe freely… but 01.03.2014 Putin invaded the Crimea. My first thought was “Am I sleeping? Someone pinch me please!”, the second - “ARE THEY GETTING FUCKING CRAZY THERE, IN KREMLIN?!?”
They sent an army “to defend Russian-speakers” or Russian citizens from “fascists” or “nazi” or “nationalist”, but it’s just a bunch of lies. Putin calls us “fascists” because we were dare to kick off prorussian thief and to choose non-prorussian route. Without Ukraine his mix of CIS, USSR and Russian Empire is nothing. Neither I nor my friends and parents have never seen a single Russian-speaker, whose rights was somehow infringed upon. In Kharkiv you can hardly find a newspaper in Ukrainian, so I can argue, whose rights is infringed upon here.
How can they talk about antisemitism, when there are Jews in the new authority?
How can they talk about nazism, if only one “nazist”, which was find in Ukraine during last 3 months, is separatist Pavlo Gubarev, who had demanded the joining of the Donbass to Russia? http://mirzam-b-canis-majoris.tumblr.com/post/79080043732
How can they talk about the rule of law and simultaneously uphold the absolutly illegitimate prime minister of Crimea?
How, the hell, can they trample everything I believe into in the mud?!
Yes, there is prorussian climate in Crimea and - to a lesser extent - in Eastern regions, mainly among older people and others, who watch too much Russian television. But that referendum will be a political farce. And all this campaign is shamefull for common Russians.
I don’t know for what I’m writing this text. I’m just tired of lies, which is everywhere their propaganda can reach out. It’s not just about believing Russian media OR Ukrainian media, it’s about believing Russian media or MY OWN EYES. How do you think, what I choose?
Also for me it’s the question of “esprit de corps”(fr.) or “corporate reputation” of journalists. Some of them work honestly, for example broadcasting live from the middle of events, even if it means to endanger themselves seriously. Some of them - like Dmitry Kiselyov - just sit in the warm studio and talk nonsense, which have nothing in common with journalism ethics and standards.
I know nothing about tomorrow, but I know who am I, in which country I want to live, and like who I want to be.
”- We’re still flying.
- That’s not much.
- It’s enough”(c) Firefly
Everyone. Must. READ THIS.