A Businessman can’t run a country.
I arrived in Lviv about a week ago. As I was talking to the people around me and while visiting friends it became clear to me, that there is a distaste for government and politicians who really aren’t politicians but greedy money grabbers who insist on profiting from the people they were elected by, and robbing the nation they run. There is no interest on the part of government to represent anyone but themselves. They are businessmen. They are billionaires.
Ukraine has been experiencing this for a long time. One might say nonstop since the Tsars ruled over Eastern Ukraine and the Austrians and other neighbors afterwards until August 24th, 1991. What really happened that day? They say hindsight is 20/20 funny we are about three years away from 2020 we should see perfectly by then.
On August 24, 1991 Ukrainian proclaimed its independence at noon. From that moment on there were people who immediately became part of the government and immediately started robbing, plundering and leading Free Ukraine down a path of no return for its inhabitants. Russia was well aware of what was happening and that is why they held Gorbachov hostage. They were preparing for the major regrouping of themselves, and there was no way they would let go of Ukraine. For them this meant get rid of Gorbi, change their name and continue down the imperial path. For them freedom was all a hoax.
During Maidan, the Revolution of dignity where the young people of Ukraine almost a quarter of a century later, said enough of this , we want Ukraine. Not a hybrid Ukraine, not a crime ridden Ukraine, simply a dignified European Nation. For this they were beaten and killed. Because Russia could not contain them, they marched in Krym, annexed it to Russia and invaded Donbass and Luhansk….. They had no alternative. The new post-Soviet generation had spoken.
On November 21, 2016, I attended a funeral mass for all those who have perished and are fighting for this free and independent European State they wish to live in called Ukraine. The prayers included statements such as, we needed angels to watch over what was to come after February 19th 2014 and we got them. We got 100 of them called the heavenly hundred. We needed to understand we have nations on our borders who don’t want to coexist with us, they want to simply march in and take a piece of us. The Ukrainian people in east, west south and north realized it is in no one’s interest for Ukraine to exist.
The Ukrainian people came to realize that there are global forces who are coming up in the world, that will control the new governments in different countries, and no matter who gets elected where, Russia will stay on the Eastern front and be responsible for world chaos and turbulence. They often refer to the Malaysian airplane M-17 that was brought down by Russian Turbulence, and no one cares about, not the European Dutch and not the Asian Malaysian…as a prime example of how Russia is in power and can do as it pleases.
Isis was born during the period of the Ukraine Revolution of dignity the Euromaidan 2014. It was at this time that Russia started to annex new lands and take charge in Syria and Iran, yet no one seemed concerned. The battle was named a battle on terrorism from the Middle East. Russia walked away from this chaos clean as a whistle. Does anyone pay attention to the fact that Russia was in Afghanistan before the USA? Does that not mean anything to anyone? There are elections taking place. People are voting, but there is no change.
There was a very meaningful sign at Maidan that read we need a system change not a toilet. In Ukraine as the Russians were in the process of invading, Poroshenko was elected President. I ask people about it. The response is brilliant. The response has been experienced in Ukraine since the so called fall of the iron curtain in 1991.
A businessman is out for his own pocket. In this case out for his chocolate factory. He has no interest in running a country. I ask so what can be done. The answer is nothing, we are at war. We are in a war with a super power that the rest of the world calls Hybrid, but we are dying. We elected him and we are busy fighting. His term is four or five years and we have opportunity then, to elect someone who isn’t a businessman surrounded by his buddies who are, all looking to fill their pockets at our expense. We shouldn’t elect a businessman again.
In conclusion again, the Ukrainian people are way ahead of this world game. They were ahead three years ago when they stood at Maidan. They are ahead now. They know a businessman can’t run a country……
Halyna Klymuk X
Lviv November 23, 2016