Apparently we’re a train wreck and a “bunch of pussies”, and there are people so pissed off about us that they don’t want any LR members following them.
So this is what it feels like to be infamous.
Mad, bad and dangerous to know? *looks hopeful*
Apparently? People actually get together to talk about how much we suck. That’s kind of inspiring.
I feel so proud. :D
I think it’s time to change my icon…
I’ve seen a lot of back-and-forth about whether or not Loki is properly taking responsibility for his actions; it’s been put forth that the qualitative difference between him and Thor — between the villain and the titular hero — is Thor’s willingness to take responsibility versus Loki’s unwillingness. This, it’s said, gives Thor the ability to grow and to become a better person while keeping Loki from the same.
Um. So let’s talk about Thor taking responsibility.
I think it is important to clear this question for those who are interested in current situation in Ukraine.
I know people do not understand why some Ukrainians think that they are being invaded by Russia, and the other part is happy about that. You should know, that Ukraine, as a ex-Soviet country, has so called soviet syndrome. Our country is divided - it is a fact. The Western part of Ukraine always wanted Ukraine to be strong, independent and sovereign country, without Putin and Russia. The Eastern part is traditionally closer to Russia, hence, there are lots of people, that are supporting “Russian Ukraine”.
Firstly, have to say, I live on the South of Ukraine, Kherson, near Crimea. So, please, don’t even think of calling me “banderovka”, “fascist” and “nazi”. I’m not. Just accept it.
Okay, so the deal is, that this part of country where I live in is more pro-Russian. People here prefer to speak Russian, yes, BUT mostly they are considering themselves as Ukrainians.
Also, there are, sadly, lots of people that do not accept Ukraine. IN UKRAINE. As i said, the Soviet Syndrome. In a nutshell - they want to be a part of Russia. And, basically, they can even hate Ukraine and do not concider it as a country (usually they say, that Ukrainian language is a fake, so as Ukraine and blah-blah-blah).
And now, guys, please imagine your country (A) and a big diaspora living in there (B), that wants to be separate from your country and join B-country. In A-country there is a big number of pro-B activists, what should A country do? As an example - Canada. One of the most numerical Ukrainian diaspora is living in Canada. And now imagine them trying to make their own country in there, burning Canadian flags and history books. How would you react?
Now about stereotypes. After the last protests in Kyiv, pro-Russian people are afraid of mythical banderas (or, in Russian “banderovtsy”). Earlier this title was only for those, who supported radical movement of Ukrainian nationalism. Right now “banderovets” - is a synonim for Ukrainian patriots, and by Ukrainian patriots, my dear friend, I mean those, who sings national anthem, waves a flag and supports a movement of getting rid of Russian pressure and Soviet past (to be honest, we are tired of being assosiated with communists and Russia!). So, yeah, being a patriot means being a nationalist for them.
BUT, it doesn’t mean, that all these people on Maidan are just patriots. Yes, there are nationalists, a lot. And yes, there are some radicals. But they are not going to kill Russian people, burn their homes and so on. This is absurd, do not believe this kind of information.
You ask me “What about propaganda?”
Here it is, our ex-president Yanukovych was, oh, he was the biggest ass you’ve ever seen. But besides this, he was also a pro-Russian person. I would even say, he was pro-Kremlin person. There is a difference. So, when he was a president, all these things on Maidan were depicted as a violent riots against poor, defenseless government and police. Meanwhile in Russia everything was even worse: “Brutalized nazis-banderas, sponsored by America, are killing innocent people, trying to take over the government and destroy Ukraine and Russia”
This bullshit was broadcasting in Ukraine too, so…I think you’ve got the main idea.
People are talking about “destroyed Kyiv”, but no one cares about destroyed country. They has been sitting and complaining about their lives and the government, but when people rise up against it - they called them nazis. They had started to protest only when pro-Russian activists in our government told them, that we were going to forbid Russian language (which is actually false). But they didn’t protest against closed factories, corrupt government and lack of money for children with cancer. Now you tell me, where the fuck did logic go?
You may think, that I hate Russia or something. I DO NOT. I have friends in there, lots of friends. I just hate their imperialistic politics against Ukraine. I hate that my country is divided and there is no unity, I hate watching people, that lives in Ukraine and at the same time hates Ukraine. That’s it.
At the end of this, I have to say, that Soviet times are over, Ukraine is no longer a part of Russia. Ukraine is Ukraine. You live here - respect Ukraine.
And a special message for those, who wants Eastern part of my country to be part of Russia. Three words: suitcase, station, Russia.
Russian legislators vote unanimously to approve use of military force in Ukraine.
UPDATE: Russian parliament wants to recall ambassador in DC over Obama comment.
UPDATE: UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine at 2 p.m. Saturday
UPDATE: Russian minister: Parliament’s authorization of troops in Ukraine doesn’t mean immediate deployment.
UPDATE: Ukraine military bases have been sealed off by Russian forces in Crimea.
UPDATE: Sen. Corker: Congress To Consider Targeted Sanctions On Russia.
UPDATE: Ukraine’s Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov says military is on ‘highest alert’
UPDATE: Donetsk calls for referendum, votes to restore Russian’s official status.
UPDATE: Ukraine puts its forces on combat alert and warns Russia that any military intervention would lead to war.
UPDATE: Top officials at White House meeting on Ukraine.
UPDATE: Obama warns Russia on Ukraine.
UPDATE: Ran into Podesta leaving WH Asked whether Ukraine is a test for US Russian relations, he responded “that goes without saying.” -Jim Acosta CNN
UPDATE: Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN asks Security Council to “do everything possible” to stop Russian “aggression”.
UPDATE: Sec. of State Kerry calls Russia’s movements an “invasion and occupation of Ukrainian territory” - AliABCNews
UPDATE: Kremlin statement~> “Russia reserves right to protect its interests and those of Russian speakers living in Ukraine.”
UPDATE: White House Confirms Obama Chose Not To Attend National Security Briefing On Ukraine/Russia Crisis.
UPDATE: In 90-Minute Phone Call, Obama Expresses ‘His Deep Concern’ over Violation of Ukrainian Sovereignty.
UPDATE: Barack Obama remarks on Ukraine…
UPDATE: Obama is using the OSCE to give Russia an exit strategy …if it wants one.
UPDATE: Canada pulls ambassador from Russia and pulls out of upcoming Group of Eight preparations.
UPDATE: David Cameron calls Putin over Ukraine.
UPDATE: US ‘Suspends’ Role in Russia G8 Summit After Obama, Putin Speak.
UPDATE: Pro-Russia protesters in Kharkiv, Ukraine beat supporters of the interim government.
UPDATE: Putin’s Crimea aim is to make the West look weak.
UPDATE: Russian Embassy to UK: “Russia remains open to cooperation with all partners … to seek a political solution to the crisis” in Ukraine.
UPDATE: Russian servicemen take weapons from Ukrainian radar and navy training facilities in Crimea region, Interfax says.
UPDATE: WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action.
UPDATE: A convoy of Russian troops is heading toward Crimea’s capital, Simferopol.
REUTERS LIVE FEED: Independence Square
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UPDATE: Ukraine calls up reserves as Russian troops advance in Crimea.
I don’t know whether you’ve heard the news or even care about them, but Russia about an hour ago declared war against Ukraine, as if the death of 86 people in the past weeks wasn’t enough . I live in Ukraine and all the recent events have been pretty shocking and sad. I usually don’t ask for things, but please if you’re religious pray for peace in Ukraine, if not, then please wish for it. Thank you