Friday, April 06, 2007

Around 7 pm yesterday, Maidan was practically empty. Not even the dancing young people were there. The weather was kind of chilly, maybe that's why.

Here's a video of "orange" women talking to some foreign reporters (not sure if it was ethical to just place myself next to them and basically steal their stuff with my tiny camera):

They came to have a look, but there's no Maidan, and there's no support for the coalition in Kyiv, because no Kyiv people have come to stand at Maidan, and if these guys had invested their souls into it, they would've been here now, but they aren't, and it's all been organized artificially only to fall apart...

Babushka with a little flag and an orange scarf around her neck seems to be the one who thought I was photographing her for Yanukovych people - but this time she didn't seem to mind.


Today, I just can't make myself go there again.

Ukrainska Pravda reports (UKR) that they're all watching Easter movies there now - all, including the Communists. writes (RUS) that the Party of the Regions will hold no rallies "until Jesus rises" (until Monday, that is), but no one knows whether Communists and Socialists will abstain, too.


Yesterday, some crazy shit was happening at the Pechersk District Court - with the Party of the Regions politicians (not people) storming the building and, among other things, beating a young woman up. Then, one of those politicians was rude and loud - and lying - on 1+1, and the host got him to leave the studio, not politely, I've heard, but quite fairly.

1 comment:

  1. that's pretty darn hilarious, no rallies Jesus rises...

    Of course, never mind it was on Sunday that he is supposed to arise...

    some quotes for Abe Lincoln...

    "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it." The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, "Letter To Henry L. Pierce and Others" (April 6, 1859), p. 376.

    "The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party - and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose." The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume V, "Meditation on the Divine Will" (September 2, 1862?), pp. 403-404.

    "It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!" The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, "Address Before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin" (September 30, 1859), pp. 481-482.

    "If all do not join now to save the good old ship of the Union this voyage nobody will have a chance to pilot her on another voyage." The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume IV, "Speech at Cleveland, Ohio" (February 15, 1861), p. 216.