Discussion of corruption and the political divide in Ukraine

Sasha Baravik said it correctly

@6:50 — “I don’t care whose job it is . . . if I see the corruption I will scream about it”

Then Taras Kuzio replies like a typical of Canadian coward who wants other people to enforce good behavior. I don’t understand his fixation on Poroshenko.

Sasha Baravik’s statement actually has a legal history. It was called “universal standing.” Every man is a sheriff. Ukraine needs it.

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  1. elmer

    One of the worst things in Ukraine has been the “not my job, not your job” attitude, which actually stems from the sovok mindset, in which there were “elite” and “experts” who were supposed to take care of anything.

    Example – there is a really excellent young economist in Ukraine named Andrew Novak. When he appeared on the Savik Shuster show, and on other shows, he was viciously attacked for daring to speak about free market economies, etc. One of the tactics was – “you are not qualified, it’s not your job.” Usually those attacks were delivered by the Party of Regions mafiosi, who sought to keep a sovok mafia system in place.

    I think that Kuzio has a point in saying that Poroshenko is not doing enough to eliminate corruption, and he is not the only saying it.

    But I agree with your “everyone is a sheriff” observation – except when that has been tried before, usually the person reporting the corruption has been attacked and squished, especially if they did not have a political “roof” – protection

    Today, the scene is much different, and people, civil society, are indeed acting on the “everyone is a sheriiff” idea.

    For example, here is the anti-corruption forum that took place recently – the video is almost 4 hours long, but you can fast forward through the dead spots. This is civil society, together with some office holders, taking the initiative to eliminate nation-murdering corruption:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1WwyO3lg4E

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    1. Roman

      —“Today, the scene is much different, and people, civil society, are indeed acting on the “everyone is a sheriiff” idea.

      For example, here is the anti-corruption forum that took place recently – the video is almost 4 hours long, but you can fast forward through the dead spots. This is civil society, together with some office holders, taking the initiative to eliminate nation-murdering corruption:”—

      That’s great news & thanks for the link.

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