Saturday, March 1, 2014


In what looks like a simmering, could-be civil war in Ukraine, Putin has sent more Russian troops to protect Crimeans. RT reports that thousands of pro-Russian demonstrators across eastern Ukraine and Crimea are protesting against the new government, with administration buildings being seized in several cities.

Crimeans mostly see themselves Russians and not Ukrainians precisely because they are Russians and not merely Russian speakers. Crimea is an autonomous republic. It's name is Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The people of the Crimea ought to decide their own fate. It's a solid bet the people of Crimea aren't borderland (Ukraine) people and want to rule themselves.

Contrary to the ongoing psy op waged against Americans by media workers supporting the E.U. and U.S. political establishments, Russian troops under Putin have not invaded Crimea. Russians already had an active military base in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. To say the Russians have invaded Crimea would be to say Americans invade Deutschland anytime the U.S. Army sends additional troops to Germany.

As to the rest of Ukraine, the country needs to break up in an orderly manner without shots being fired, in two, at least, by oblasts. West Ukraine should consist of oblasts of the north and west. South Ukraine should consist of the oblasts of the east and south.

Of the 44.6 million now living in Ukraine, it's a fair bet that 47.75% of people living in the whole of the current Ukraine want their own country. That's 19.3 million in the oblasts of the south and east and almost 2 million living in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Totalitarian Big Government supporters in the USA, this time, Republicans, have crowed that Sarah Palin has been proven right because in 2008, Palin claimed Putin would have Russians invade Ukraine, a prediction for which many mocked her. Of course, increasing troop strength at a welcomed Russian base hardly could be construed by any straight thinker as an invasion.

However, Ms. Palin seemed spot on when she said, "After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence." What should Americans expect from the college school teacher and small-time community organizer, Obama.

Interestingly, people of the once-existing  Ukrainian People's Republic (1917–1920) embraced national personal autonomy whereby citizens who identified with their respective ethnic group joined their representative cultural assembly, which had financial powers such as taxation, spending and budgeting for their respective ethnicities.

Like most lands of Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, many contested for the land between the Baltic Sea to the north and the Black Sea to the south, the lands that today constitute Poland, Lithuania, Lativa, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Romania. Kievan Rus at its greatest extent in the mid-11th century stretched from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south.  After the Kievan Rus, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania arose, incorporating parts of the former Kievan Rus and grew to become the  largest state in Europe by the 1400s.

After the Grand Duchy came the dualistic state of Poland and Lithuania, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled by one monarch to rule the region. At its height, Poland-Lithuania was one of the largest and one of the most populous countries of 16th- and 17th-century Europe consisting of 11 million and spanning 390,000 square miles (1,000,000 km2) at its peak in the early 1600s.

After the commies came to power in Russia during Red October, two governments arose in Ukraine,  the Ukrainian People's Republic run from Kiev and the Ukrainian People's Republic of Soviets run from Kharkiv. Leaders from each pushed ordinary Ukrainians into civil war.

In WE WANT TO BE FREE. UKRAINIANS WANT WHAT IS RIGHT. FREEDOM, I explained how politicians don't care so much about territory as  they do about people. Always, it's about people. The political establishment hates losing people because they hate losing the ability to control property of others and thus the ability to scoop up taxes, which are an unearned share of profits taken by force if necessary.

The story of Ukrainians on both sides, the pro-Europe Ukrainians and the pro-Russia Ukrainians is the story of everyone, be them Catalonians, Basque, Flemish, Bretons, South Tyrolians. Millions of people living in Europe want to be free from arbitrary borders imposed upon them from treaties imposed after world wars.

The Independent from the UK reports on separatists gaining ground throughout Europe as people everywhere grow fed up with politicians, their mismanagement of finances, their excessive taxation and their excessive regulation — all signs of totalitarianism. Chief hot spots of likely separatist successes include Scotland in the UK, Basque and Catalonia in Spain, Flanders in Belgium. 

European countries need to break up. The European Union needs to break up. Most of all, the Eurozone needs to break up. 

Breaking up concentrated power is the best way for individuals to gain liberty and thus freedom. 

The more banking systems Europeans can have, each with its own cash, the more conservative these systems shall be. The more conservative the banking systems, the more banking serves short-term commercial interests and the less banking serves politics. 

All you need to do is compare how well those of German-speaking South Tyrol manage their governmental affairs within the borders of Italy versus Italian-speaking Italians and how they mismanage their financial affairs. Italians of Rome have needed their seventh bailout in seven years.

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