Just Another Day

"Any idiot can handle a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out." - Chekhov

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Comparisons

I have made comparisons of Ukrainian politics to those in America before. My wife and I laugh at the similarities and then cry thinking these are the two choices we have for passports. This place is probably more of a basketcase than the US but that means there will be a lot more to be happy about when they start to turn things around...if they do. In other words, Ukraine has nowhere to go but up while the US had nowhere to go but down when BushCo took over. Our child has another 17 years to make his decision on which passport he wants so we'll hope that one of the places has been able to turn things around dramatically by then.

I have often thought that there may finally be real violence this year in the US as the vote counting will be a major clusterfuck and there are going to be plenty of kinks in the original vote. This hit a little closer to home yesterday as my wife was getting a haircut and heard some girls there talking about how their fathers are sending them out of the country next week because many are predicting violence for the presidential elections taking place here on Oct. 31.

My wife and I looked at each other and agreed that we will take part if there looks to be a good chance for positive change here. After we have been able to clean things up, hopefully, by taking part in what may be problems in Ukraine, we figure we can take our experience back to the US when we return at the end of November should it be needed.

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