Thursday, 30 January 2014

Becoming a Ukrainian.

I just signed an Avaaz petition and accidentally clicked on the wrong country. The latest signers list included:

Jeff Beazley, Ukraine

Well, why not? Ukraine is much in the news lately, so maybe it’s about time I gave a thumbs up to the protesters. I’m not at all sure you’ll be any happier with closer ties to the EU than you would with closer ties to Russia, but I like popular rebellions. They feel right. And the Russians justifiably celebrate Revolution, don’t they, so they shouldn’t complain if you have one.

And isn’t it interesting that regimes which come to power through revolution are the first to crack down on popular subversive movements and call them ‘terrorism.’

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