The Americans' stupidity is staggering
I have always belonged to the top 1% of my nation and other environments (including the Harvard environment) when it came to the defense of America, Americans, their record, their views, and their values. Of course that I often had to point out some other, bigger advantages that compensate most of the Americans' complete misunderstanding of the world geography and the reality outside the U.S. borders in general.
After I completed watching this 43-minute speech of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in front of the U.S. Congress, you will probably believe me that in my whole life so far, I have never considered the overwhelming majority of the Americans to be this breathtakingly stupid – dangerously stupid and pretty much uniformly stupid, in a very bipartisan way.
Poroshenko's English was very good, the structure of his speech was fine for an emotional talk, but if you actually judge the content of the speech by criteria that are rooted in the current reality on the planet Earth as of 2014, it was outrageous. Nevertheless, he was welcomed as a hero, by pretty much everyone in the U.S. Congress. The lawmakers were constantly standing up and the applause was nearly permanent.
Poroshenko presented himself as a warrior for freedom and democracy. He forgot to mention that his regime got into power by violently overthrowing a democratically elected president and it quickly banned the opposition in the Parliament (see also the one-week-old letter by Olena Bondarenko, an opposition deputy, that informs about the regime's threat to physically eliminate opposition politicians) and sent hundreds of jets and tanks to murder civilians in areas dominated by the champions of the opposition. Much of this murdering is motivated by the pure old nationalism and racism and Poroshenko regime's killing of the Russophones is gradually achieving the proportions of Saddam Hussein regime's terror against the Kurds, among other examples.
He would present Ukraine as a natural ally of the Western world in its growing confrontation with others like Russia. He failed to mention that (most of) Ukraine has shared pretty much its whole history with the rest of the Russian Empire and later the USSR. The only older exception was a part of the Second World War when the Ukrainian "patriots" combined more or less all the evils of Stalinism and Nazism – and often went beyond both when it came to their cruelty. And another package of deviations began 20 years ago when Ukraine was trying to establish democracy but instead of having successfully followed its protocols, certain people who considered themselves superior would be constantly taking the power by terror on the streets.
Poroshenko claimed that he was a man of peace. But he "urgently" demanded "lethal and non-lethal weapons" from the U.S. Congress – and also promised to retake Crimea. Holy cow. He has also repeatedly identified Russia with the "barbarians" – a not exactly peaceful way to treat his stronger neighbor in the East. He would present his country as an advanced one, forgetting to observe that its GDP per capita was 1/2 of the Russian figure even before the coup and now, months after the coup, Ukraine is a failed state on the verge of bankruptcy that depends on begging in other countries – most of whose citizens don't want to throw a penny to this hopeless mess.
He must have been sure that there is no reason to reduce his propagation of completely unsupported conspiracy theories, speculations, accusations, and even demonstrable lies. So the members of the Congress were told once again e.g. that the snipers in Kiev were hired by Yanukovitch (although the evidence is really, really strong that they came from the anti-Yanukovitch coalition) and that the Malaysian airplane was shot not just by the local militias but by "Russia". The investigation hasn't ended but it has so far only led to the conclusion that the Boeing was destroyed by "lots of high-energy objects around the aircraft". It's actually more likely than before that the airplane was being shot at by the (Ukrainian) jets. Who shot the aircraft remains as unknown as it was on the day of the tragedy but offering "preferred guaranteed answers" is a great idea if no one (in the room full of brainwashed idiots, cowards, and opportunists) will dare to ask you where is the evidence for your big claims, right?
While there are lots of imperfections about our representatives, I am sure that Poroshenko would be booed if were trying to sell similar hostile fabricated speculations, conspiracy theories, and downright lies in the Czech Parliament. In the U.S. Congress, I didn't hear a single person who would try to boo him out. The group think over there seems more complete than it was in the central committees of the communist parties during socialism in our part of the world. I am sure that it must be politically incorrect to point out that the U.S. Congress is a bunch of morons.
Thank God I can look at these events from a place that is keeping much of its distance (even though it's just 1,200 km from Pilsen to Kiev) and sanity. Most of the Americans, you should be ashamed, and the U.S. lawmakers, if you keep supporting this kind of mass murdering decorated by lies, you should scream the world "justice" when someone finally cuts your neck, too.
To calm down, a song related to the topic of:
Two Russian babes
by Ivan Mládek
0:08 To our settlement, two Russian babes have arrived.
0:12 They have fur hats on their heads, and torn shoes on their feet.
0:16 They came from Leningrad where they work with sanders: hey!
0:20 I have fell in love.
0:25 Their names are Natasha and Shoora.
0:28 They told me that they don't even have a quarter in their pockets.
0:33 I hope that it's no trick: hey!
0:37 I have fell in love.
0:43 And I was playing for them, on my banjo, songs by Matuška,
0:45 And they have sung for me genuine Russian chastushkas.
0:49 The conversation that followed was dense.
0:53 Claims that Russians are bad girls is a downright lie.
0:57 After a bottle of rum, I like both the skinny one and the fat one: hey!
1:03 I have fell in love.
1:14 The girls were drinking from the bottle with me proficiently.
1:17 What happened afterwards, I can only remember vaguely.
1:21 I only know that we were feeling very sick in the morning: hey!
1:27 I have fell in love.
1:30 By the lunch, those Russians have disappeared.
1:33 Not to wake me up, they took those shoes off.
1:38 Those sanders from Leningrad are perhaps calling them back: hey!
1:42 I have fell in love.
1:48 Without Shoora and Natasha, my heart is blooding
1:50 And the purpose of my life is completely fading away.
1:54 I am reminded of them by our birch tree
1:58 It seems that thanks to the Russians, I was caught by the second sap (renewed libido at some age).
2:01 I would fly to see them but they won't give me the visas: hey!
2:06 I have fell in love.
A Russian remake of Mládek "Jožin z bažin" has Putin and a closed factory as the main heroes (a similar Polish version was about Donald Tusk). Funny but it almost looks like Czechs are the only Slavic nation whose humor is apolitical by default (and the Lithuanian remake is political, too).