Adam Lovejoy reports from Kiev: As the European Union and US government sponsored ‘revolution’ in Kiev, with no colour to its name this time round, enters its third week, with tens of thousands of demonstrators on the payroll of the EU and the US demanding that Ukraine becomes ‘part of Europe’, we’re all reminded once again that social upheavals are always driven by greed and envy, with small vested interest groups trying to seize power, usually with outside help, and get down to the business of making some serious money out of selling their nation’s assets to foreigners. (The EU and US can’t even hide their desire to grab all of Ukraine’s mineral wealth and farming lands.)
All that talk about freedom and equality and democracy and people power are always just a cover. Because once the revolutionary fervour is over, all sorts of deeply disgusting people take over and things start to get much worse than they were before. And if you need examples then consider all revolutions or coups in the past 100 years in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America and you will see proof of that. Not one had ended in the little people getting a good deal out of the chaos and mayhem and the killings. Which is an impressive tally really.
Revolutions conducted in the name of freedom and democracy always end up with all those things quickly restricted, once the battles are over. Revolutionary leaders forget their promises, getting used to all the perks of office and enjoying the many opportunities to line their pockets. And pretty soon they are just as despised by the very people who had supported them as the previous lot, and a new cycle of change for the sake of changing nothing evolves.
Modern revolutions and coups though have seen a transformation, with the free media and the Internet used cunningly to undermine the institutions of power and make it look as if the numbers of anti-government protesters are in their hundreds of thousands, even when they’re not really all that impressive. In Ukraine, for example, the freedom loving opposition posed an image of the Queen’s concert, in 2005 in Kiev, to supposedly prove that 100,000 protesters had gathered to demand that Ukraine signs a deal with the EU. In reality there were only around 10,000 people there at the time. But hey, anything helps when you’re waging a propaganda war!
The funniest thing of all is that the attempted coup in Ukraine orchestrated by the EU has had no impact on the people of Britain, who are currently watching, impassively, as Brussels is trying to drag Scotland away from the Union. Remarkable apathy of the part of the nation which should know better, considering that the EU is just a front for Germany, which has already been waging WW3 for years and has taken over most of Europe without a shot being fired. But at least those opportunists who run the United Kingdom Independence Party, claiming to be staunch opponents of federal Europe, have blown their cover and the hope now is that rank-and-file members will split from them and crate some proper anti-EU movement.
And finally. Every time the yanks or the EU feel their interests are endangered, they rush to the United Nations, demanding to hold an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, to discuss the situation and introduce sanctions. Well, in the light of what’s going on in the Ukraine isn’t it time to summon the Security Council and discuss the EU funding an anti-government coup in a sovereign nation? Not to mention insisting that one of the conditions of Ukraine joining the EU as its associate member should be the legalisation of gay marriage. Some condition, eh?