Addendum 6—A Jackass Revolution
1. Green is a Revolution waiting to happen, but is led by people who largely identify with an urban life style, and, therefore, will not let it happen;
In his “Pure War 25 Years Later”, Paul Virillio makes a crushing statement (p104): “Before [the age of deterrence—auth.] civilian society was bled dry by war, now it’s crushed to death by peace.” Most of my fellow countrymen (Latvians) would identify with the first part of the sentence, but do not have enough experience with ‘westernized’ peace and democracy to agree with the latter part. In fact, they do not at present time agree with the latter part at all—and neither do the Russians or the Ukrainians. They identify consumerism with effortless scavenging and, coming as they are from an exploited minority, are readily identify with de facto thieves.
*An intelligent interview at RT http://rt.com/op-edge/continuing-protests-in-ukraine-706/ regarding the events in the Ukraine:
RT: Yanukovich said there are plans for further discussion of the shelf deal with EU. Has he caved in to the protesters then?
ST[Srdja Trifkovic]: No, he has not caved because he’s been saying all along that the road to European integration is not over and negotiations will continue. He is simply unhappy with the fact that at this moment of the time the EU didn’t offer a sufficient economic and financial inducement for Ukraine to take this path because the cost of Ukraine adjusting itself to European rules and regulations would be enormous and the benefits would become visible only 10 years down the road. And God only knows if the EU will even exist in 10 years hence.
This blogger willvouch for the correctn ess of ST's response, as Latvians are barely surviving EU's geopolitics in the Baltics.