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Many have been asking me about what the elections were like, I guess I can post that text here as well. What is curious is that it was a task for university, but Ukrainian people didn't really respect my naive point of view.
3 days of Casual Connect are over, and I already miss all those nice
foreign people. The main topic was the industry of games, but I couldn’t
miss an opportunity to discuss other stuff in the meantime. Including
that at parties – here’s the explanation for the ridiculous male voice I
have these days. XD
Of course I’ve been asked about the political situation here in
Ukraine. And I corrected my friends and colleagues – speaking about
Ukraine it’s more appropriate to say POOlitics.
I was honest saying I don’t give a flying winged fairy fuck.
Anyway people SHOULD vote, I’m thinking and stating it this rude. All
unused papers go to the bad guys called government now. Better spoil
them yourself, ok?
Concerning the parties and personalities… Here is what we have:
obvious evil (having no cookies), lots of chatterboxes and fakes and
media freaks, along with some alt people. The latter are different, but
at least there’s a choice that might work. Or not.
Those I’m gonna vote for, the nationalist party, are not perfect. I
can even say their traditionalist beliefs piss me every now and then.
But these guys are different, and as soon as they get in office, they’re
95% likely to review their statements making them closer to the Western
values. For some reason I’m sure about it.
All in all, tomorrow’s elections are just a formal representation of
people’s choice. It’s a door to ruling the country, and the majority of
Ukrainians will let someone in. While the real future of the country
(that is currently a CUNTry) is defined by how people behave and think –
towards other people, themselves and their own thoughts.
One’s political preferences are the same thing as what they have in
their trousers. Believe it or not, I have that too. It’s huge and strong
and I’m proud of it and I use it. It partly defines who I am. But – my
choice is not to shake it in front of a huge audience, I’m not excited
by the idea of poking it into most people I meet, and I hardly ever use
it to fight or to brag. All mentioned above has been said about political beliefs. What did you think about?
Asking a foreigner about who he’s gonna vote for is on the edge with
intimate and offensive questions. Though asking close friends is usually
ok. And I used this opportunity.
One evening I caught up with a friend of mine who was moderating the
local debates of a republican and a democrat, both Americans living in
Ukraine. And asked him who he’s gonna vote for. He replied that it’s
definitely Obama. “But…but hasn’t he disappointed…” – I proceeded,
suddenly being interrupted by my surprised friend. “Just don’t say you
like Romney?” – he said looking surprised to the extreme.
While Romney captured people’s likes (OMG that Facebook slang is
eating my brains!) after the 1st debate getting about 60% viewers to his
side, they seem to keep in mind his preference for those who managed to
keep a more-or-less stable and wealthy status in the current fucked-up
environment, including politics and economics. Obama looked defensive
and weak as Romney was showing his strength by kicking the opponent in
his weaknesses and fails.
Though the same strategy didn’t work for Romney in the 2nd debate, that happened to take place on my grandpa’s b-day.
While the Republican guy still tried to emphasize on Obama’s fails,
the latter was more confident and aggressive, also pointing out his
opponent’s flaws, like the thing with his not revealing the details and
methods of what he wants to implement. Romney had already seemed
suspicious to the “47%”, and now the President pointed out even more
gaps in the Republican’s plan – that can contain any kind of monster
Working on a press overview for the morning news at ICTV on the 16th
of October I ran into a curious news piece. It said that Romney might
be the winner if he convinced the Americans they will have a stable
future. I guess that is why the most confident debates member gets the
majority of likes (except the moderator
) – despite all the stereotypes, Americans also fear for their future,
and the state of their well-being is even worse that we can see from
abroad. Like – it’s just news for us, while over there it’s a drastic
change of what people have been used to. It’s natural that they want it
back. They do not need total innovations that might be ok, for example,
for Ukraine, they need stability or at least something they know – that
is represented by Obama.
Pre-electoral rush is like a movie. The Ukrainian
one is dramatic yet boring, it’s dirty, predictable and dumb. There are
even no super-creative laughable ads, these are just dull. I prefer the
American “Before-The-Elections” movie for more aesthetics, perfect
knowledge of the national language, a relatively understandable plot and
skilled actors that shit-paint tricky patterns over each other. While
here in Ukraine they just throw buckets of crap at each other. And also
the Ukrainian campaign hasn’t generated any powerful internet memes.
Tomorrow we’re gonna bring some new binders full of bastards to the
governmental building. But still – there is a chance that normal people
will get into there and gradually push out those we’ve already sick of.