I stay abreast on world events. Because mainstream media parrots Washington, D.C., I look to alternative media sources. I watched an excellent discussion on the issues surrounding the Ukrainian crisis. Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and at Princeton University spoke on “Democracy Now” (May 12, 2014).
He clearly understands the dilemma facing the people of eastern Ukraine — sovereignty and self-determination. But Kiev wants to force their domination on the people of the east, calling those who support self-determination terrorists and extremists and moving the military into eastern communities.
Sound familiar? Washington, D.C., forces their dominance on the people of the western United States including Alaska. And what are those people called who support such archaic rights codified in the Second, Ninth and Tenth Amendments — extremists, terrorists.
It wasn’t until economic disintegration that the real issues came to a head in Ukraine. Government in Washington understands, giving great monetary benefits to us Alaskans. What better way to appease the majority in the great State of Alaska. The benefits outweigh any of the dictates or inequality imposed by Washington.
How long will we stay quiet about the inequality of the several states? As long as the dollar remains king. With the dollar’s death, we will become like Ukraine. The United States will become further divided and our government will send in the troops to quell those who dare to demand sovereignty and self-determination.