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On Eve of Crimean Vote America Upholds Europe's First Fascist Government Since WWII

Politics / US Politics Mar 15, 2014 - 12:34 PM GMT

By: Michael_T_Bucci

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An autobiography by an America writer, whose name now escapes me, described the day of May 7, 1915. Upon reading news of the sinking of the liner RMS Lusitania by a German U-boat, sudden silence was said to have fallen all around the people.

"Everyone knew this meant war!"


When I looked at the photo of Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaking at a press conference at the Russian Ambassador's residence in London on March 14, announcing the failure of America and Russia to agree on the future of Ukraine and Crimea, I saw two faces in mourning, grief-stricken, dejected, resigned. It felt to be May 7, 1915. Peace had been torpedoed.

Today, Americans are sheltered by mass-media's walled garden from knowing unsavory details behind the Maidan revolution and of the backgrounds and political philosophies of leaders in Ukraine's interim government; as well sheltered from knowing the surreptitious role played by their country in bringing to power Europe's first fascist government since WWII.

     During the Civil War, the sensitive Walt Whitman in viewing the slain bodies of Union dead saw they were not as was thought - they themselves were fully at rest. On the eve of the Crimean vote when American and NATO guns face those of Russia, I hear Whitman, he joining a chorus of 405,399 American spirits who died fighting fascism in World War II.

They are not as was thought - they are not at rest.
I hear them as in noiseless dreams.
In the dark, I hear them:

"My country!"
"My country!"
"My country!"

"Shame! .. .."Shame!" .. .."Shame!"

 

Listen.

By Michael T Bucci

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