Well, you can never get your hopes up too high, I suppose. Tonight's world news, before it's tomorrow morning's news in the US, claims that the Ukraine is calling for urgent Western Aid.
That's truly a shame. Why is this basic principle so difficult to grasp for so many people? From contemporary American Progressives who argue in defense of indefinite unemployment payments paid for with federal fiat money, to the new, traditionalists Right Sector revolutionary government in the Ukraine, no one seems to get this basic idea, one which follows both conceptual logic and has been confirmed with countless empirical observations of reality: true, authentic freedom entails independence. You can't have one without the other. Yo, all you Lincoln-worshipers out there: the black slaves in the South (and North) were slaves by the nature of their dependence upon their masters. Do you feel dependent on your nation-state today? Then you might be a slave. No monetary independence, no freedom. He who owns the gold makes the rules, as the cliche goes, a cliche always understood by those who own the gold, and apparently no one else, anywhere, ever.
Now we can say the same thing about the Ukrainians as they fall on their knees to suck off their new EU/NATO/UN/USA masters. What did Stanley Kubrick once say about international power relations in the 20th century? I think it went something like this: "The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes." Yeee-up. Now the Ukraine can look forward to the International Monetary Fund pissing away millions of euros on their faces. A warm, golden shower of perpetual debt to the West probably looked too good to be true, didn't it? Meanwhile, let's all take bets on how long it takes for the World Health Organization to influence your laws and government. I'm betting one, maybe two months. You wouldn't wanna miss out on that warm, tasty yellow flow of free money, right?
Enjoy your freedom, slaves!