Joseph Biden, the former second in command for the free land, seemingly abused his power to breach the separation of powers, our guarantor of freedom, demanding the resignation of a Ukrainian general prosecutor from the judiciary.
“I was supposed to announce that there was another billion dollar guarantee,” Biden said before further adding:
“And I had got a commitment from Poroshenko [the Ukrainian President] and Yatsenyuk [the former Ukrainian Prime Minister] that they would take action against the state prosecutor, and they didn’t.
So they were walking out to the press conference and I said: I’m not gone give… we’re not going to give you the billion dollars.
And they said: you have no authority, you’re not the president. The president said… call him.
I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. And I’m gone be leaving here, I think it was in six hours.
I said we’re leaving in six hours, if the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. He got fired. And they put in his place someone who was solid.”
This appears to have been around the time of the Ukrainian, Russian, and NATO crisis, with the general prosecutor in question, Viktor Shokin, being a very controversial figure.
So controversial that he apparently had an unsuccessful assassination attempt on his life during 2015. Ukrainian protesters seemingly called for his resignation, with the EU accusing him of “sabotaging the anti-corruption drive.”
Whether that is indeed the case or not we have no knowledge. But if our elected politicians did act as emperors, mingling themselves in the judiciary itself, breaching the separation of powers, then it does appear our guarantors of freedom stand or stood on a very thin line.
Especially when we consider what appears to be some very subtle drums of war towards Russia, with UK’s head of the army, who we presume is begging for money through rhetoric, seemingly trying to big up Russia as the new ISIS while gaining such fantastic headlines as the one from the very leftist guardian: “Russia is biggest threat to UK since cold war, says head of British army.”
Nonsense, of course. Russia has never won an offensive war against any europeans power and has instead always been occupied by them. Napoleon’s France first, Germany second. They’ve always looked up to us. The Russian Czar, after-all, was a relative of the British royalty.
Marx, of course, was German, then residing in Britain, from where he transformed Russia most acutely, and the world more generally.
But the 70 years cold war of the last century does still have a shadow over our grey heads, to the benefit of some Russians in the army, and of course our own generals.
They want us to fear and tremor, whether in Russia or in London (afterall in some readings Orwell is an exact description of our own free lands) so that we give the army more and more of what little is left from our paychecks.
With the grey heads seemingly not understanding the world has changed. That we, the red blood that now runs all things, can see right through it. Their geopolitical games out of the devil itself.
Since ancient time the trajectory has been one: from subjugation to liberty, from misery to the lack of it. We can hear you no longer old men. The sound of guns must end, peace must reign.