It’s hard to run a country that is still on the verge of sparking its own civil war. East versus West, Russian versus Ukrainian. It has always been a torn country.
Look how hard it is here in the States, red states versus blue states. Both are collapsing governments--ineffective and full of deceit. The true danger lies in mixing all the ingredients into a boiling pot on a high heat setting and then walking away.
My father lived in Lemko. He told me of persecution by the Poles and their clergy against Ukrainians there. Afterwards, they were replaced by the Russians.
My mother lived near Lviv. She recounted her nights of terror when Russian secret police raided their house. Her father was a Ukrainian Catholic priest. He died from a stroke at the hands of the Nazis.
Who’s to blame? Everyone! We’re all capable of killing each other, and we do.
The sadness lies in the absence of Truth.
Those that know hide from their own guilt while accusing others.
Those that were victims show us their pain, we hide from the shame.
The new black is white anyway, devoid of any crying shame. So it seems.
Instead, the Truth of those measures is for future generations to judge, provided we will have taught them how to find it. Are we?
How long did it take for us all to finally believe that there were no WMDs in Iraq?
Still trying to find it…
Feb 18 2010 - 2:56am