Dividing the world into the “civilized” and “uncivilized” before the referendums, John Kerry vowed that no “civilized” nations would recognize the results of the voting in Eastern Ukraine. In ethnocentric terms that displayed the desperation of Washington, what the top US diplomat pretentiously meant was that the US and its allies represented “civilization” and that any country that did not follow the lead of Washington was outside of the boundaries of those boundaries and, therefore, “uncivilized.” The “uncivilized” countries he was talking about are Russia and its allies and partners, such as Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Tajikistan, and Iran.
Hate is Love, War is Peace, and Juntas as Democratic
The irony should not be lost here. The very same words used by the US government and the European Union to describe the voting in Eastern Ukraine actually describe the unelected regime led by Arseniy Yatsenyuk that was installed by a US-backed violent coup in February 2014 very accurately. The blatant double-standards involved on the part of the US and its allies in their condemnations of the referendums in the oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk are clear. When an actual democratic process has peacefully occurred in Ukraine and people actually vote, the US and the European Union ironically and comically declare that it has “no democratic legitimacy.”