Writing this today I am coming from a funeral that was an indirect result of Maidan. An 84 year old woman, my neighbor, committed suicide a few days ago.
She hasn't received her pension in 7 months. She was taken care of, but that wasn't the point. She lived through the horror of Bandera as a young girl and now in her old age the OUNb banderivets took away the last vestige of her dignity, which was her meager pension. In reality it wasn't more than $100 per month.
Its been almost a year since I was sent this letter written by a young woman in Kiev at the end of the Euro-Maidan. At the time the thought in and out of the press was that a democratic uprising in Ukraine had occurred. The real ramifications of an OUNb nationalist coup in Kiev was barely on the radar for most publications or journalists. Even today when people talk about nazis in Kiev, the conversation rarely gets past the neo-nazis.
The neo-nazis are just too easy to find and discredit as taking part in the sitting government. Come on! Who the hell would vote for them??!! Instead they are normalized and appointed by party leaders.
It's this convenience journalists look to instead of searching for ideologists, thinkers, or leaders. Its the comfort editors and readers find in being able to point to something alien looking instead of someone that could sit in the next church pew over from them.
Look closely at the photo below and see if you can pick out the most dangerous monster there. Which person is capable of the most horrific savagery? Is it Poroshenko? If you guessed Poroshenko, you're absolutely wrong. That kindly looking elderly woman holding Poroshenko's hand is a mass murderer responsible for the torture and death of 500,000 people in WW2. She is the only World War II Nazi leader to ever hold a national office after the war. She is the Slava of Maidan.
History's Largest Monsters Look the Most Innocuous
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Who would hold hands with the last living prolific genocidist and torturer left alive after WWII? Poroshenko was chosen by her to be the first leader of Nationalist Ukraine. Her husband Yaroslav Stetsko demanded that there was two revolutions. The first was to change government and laws to set up the structures necessary to legalize and support the radical revolution to follow.
The second was a radical social revolution to change the fabric of society through propaganda and creation of a common threat and enemy normal people would fight against. The first revolution was the Orange Revolution, the second was Maidan. Very few people were needed to accomplish it this way. The structures to support it were already be in place.
The photo was taken for Victor Yushchenko's "Our Ukraine" party. Slava Stetsko's employee Catherine Chumachenko headed Stetsko's ABN office in the White House during the Reagan years. Chumachenko married another Stetsko employee Victor Yushchenko, who worked there for a while before returning to Ukraine. Chumachenko became first lady of Ukraine. Along with Yulia Tymoshenko they started the Orange Revolution.
The slave tattooed, overly effeminate, sadistic, heterosexual young men that posture and pose as the new brown shirts and ultra leaders have as little to do with the sitting government as any other private in a nationalist army. They are the waste product that gets swept aside when they become inconvenient.
In one year the so-called democratic revolution that was supposed bring European values to Ukraine destroyed free speech (no free press). They destroyed the educational system. Instead of an 11 year primary education, Ukrainians children can look forward to 9 years of school.
Maidan destroyed democracy in Ukraine. After Maidan if you don't agree with nationalist Ukraine you are a Moskal. Ukrainian nationalism is variegated based on two models of ideology. OUNm has a Congress taking preeminence which makes it illegal to vote against party leaders. OUNb has the president with unlimited power and is what modern Ukraine is moving toward. All political parties that oppose ideological nationalism are illegal.
This letter was considered unpublishable only a short year ago. No one wanted to take a chance that there might possibly be a problem and hint that the days of the long knives was again beginning.
When you read this consider it against a single day entry from the Diary of Anne Frank. Hope and hopelessness, the daily struggle for safety and normalcy pervade. Just before this happened all of Ukraine was a relatively safe place and from east to west considered each other family. Three months into it people did not understand the legacy of Bandera or what the new generation of nationalists wanted.