Vitriolic, irritable, turbulent, cruel, fickle, compulsive, sadistic, bombastic, contrary, selfish, crude, wasteful, crass, noncommittal, condescending, perverted, pessimistic, pretentious, dishonest, conceited, opportunistic, possessive, indecisive, irresponsible, hateful, manipulative.
I didn’t win any oscars again this year.
I understand all of that, and I am glad that such important issues are actually getting coverage on an international level.
My point was more that the United States is also staggeringly corrupt inasmuch as it is controlled wholesale by moneyed interests. Moreover, while elements and perhaps even major pieces of the legal structure of Ukraine’s government may seem power-hungry, there is no more selfish, greedy, or gluttonous system of government than the one that the U.S. takes pride in displaying. Anybody who tries to say that we (the United States) are in any way morally superior (to almost anybody) is a fucking fink.
Any interest that U.S. media feigns in the case of Ukraine is bought and paid for by very wealthy people who don’t want to see their European market share drop as a result of civil unrest.
tl;dr: I personally stand in solidarity with the oppressed peoples of Ukraine and the world, but also the United States is a godawful force for evil and, at best, very ambiguous, twisted, and selfish acts of what might be called ‘good’.
White House: [refuses to acknowledge drone war targeting known innocents]
Pentagon: [maintains a constant special forces presence in 65% of the worlds countries]
CIA: [purposefully destabilizes third-world nations, assassinates potentially problematic world leaders, breaks every standard of the Geneva Convention]
Politically-controlled media: WOW UKRAINE SURE IS FUCKIN' UP RIGHT NOW!!! HOW TERRIBLE IT MUST BE TO LIVE IN SUCH A CORRUPT AND POWER-HUNGRY POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT!