The people of Crimea has spoken but the US government is not happy .There is a certain level of hypocrisy in the part of the US government when it comes to democracy; it seems that democracy takes whatever definition the US government wants it to be. That aside, democracy is a form of government that provides each and every citizen a forum to participate in decision making that affects and/or impacts his/her life. The referendum held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Crimea, Ukraine is such an example of democracy. However, the US government didn’t waste any time to reject the will of the people of Crimea and accuse Russia of interference. Much like cheerleaders, the US media follows suit.
Contrary to the US government propaganda however, Crimea voters were happy and expressed their contentment to rejoin Russia. Thousands of voters took to the streets to express joy and happiness. Voter Manita Meshchina said “Today is an important day for all of Crimea, Ukraine and Russia.” Manita spoke for hundreds of thousands of Crimeans; she wasn’t alone. 66-year-old Vera Sverkunova sang “I want to go home to Russia. It’s been so long since I’ve seen my mama.” Apparently, the US government dismissed those happy voters as being held at gunpoint. I don’t remember to have ever seen so many people so happy being held at gunpoint.
Regardless how the US government feels about the referendum, it’s an issue that must be resolved by the Ukrainians, not the Americans. After all, I have yet to locate Crimea in the US Map
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