One of the more disturbing developments to come out of the situation in Ukraine is watching Anglo-American dissidents shamelessly defile themselves. Leftist media like counterpunch.org and The Nation, horrified by what they mistakenly see as a Bush victory in Ukraine (rather than a victory for millions of Ukrainians), have come down hard on Yushchenko's crowd, attempting to legitimize Yanukovich, and basically toeing the Kremlin's hysteric spin.
The writer, Jake Rudnitzky, puts the recent history in Ukraine into sharp focus:
The protesters in Ukraine did not travel to Kiev from every corner of the country because they wanted to hear rock concerts or to wave orange flags designed by American PR firm Burson-Marstellar. They came out because they are sick of living in a vicious kleptocracy. They came out because the election was blatantly stolen by Yanukovich. This is not an "alleged truth" based on American financed exit polls, as Steele would have it, but a fact. There are over 10,000 documented cases of violations, such as election observers being severely beaten and of districts where 103 percent of the population voted for Yanukovich.
Read the whole thing, several times if you're relatively new to the story.
When reading this piece, I felt as if I was reading my own words:
In their blind anti-American and anti-Western positions, these jerks ally themselves with regimes like Putin's, Milosevic's and Lukashenka's. Reputable leftist media, ones I have always looked up to, have now, in a knee-jerk response, aligned themselves with a truly odious group of people. The suffering and hopes of Ukrainians don't mean anything to them, which is why they're so willing to sell out the Ukrainian public. But what's worse, the left has shown that it is willing to sell out its own ideals just to take a cheap jab at the things it hates back home.
Diligence, people! The election is won, the battle has just begun.