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Radio Free Ukraine Imperfect Intercept, Steaming Hatred For Murderous Invaders & Robbers
English Translation Of President’s Secret Speech
Garbled fragments of a secret, short-wave Ukrainian broadcast were intercepted and roughly translated into English. Who can doubt the bitter, unrelenting hatred and contempt of the Ukrainian president for his adversaries?
Garish, unworldly red light from the flames of a Russian-bombed children’s hospital cast the only light. Flanked by his personal bodyguard, the Ukrainian president savagely lashed out at Russian invaders and their crime boss. Extreme language justified by thousands of vicious Russian murders, widespread destruction, and despicable war crimes.
Execrable Excerpts From “Red Sermon” Begin Short-Wave Radio Intercept Translation
But as I stand here tonight, equality and democracy are under assault. We do ourselves no favor to pretend otherwise. Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal.
Putin and the Russians represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.
Now, I want to be very clear— very clear up front: not every Communist, not even the majority of Russians, are Communist. Not every Communist embraces their extreme ideology.
But there is no question that the Communist party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Putin and the Russians, and that is a threat to this country.
These are hard things. Russians do not respect… do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people.
They’re working right now… to give power to partisans and cronies, empowering election deniers… Communist forces are determined to take this country backwards — backwards to a Ukraine where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy…
Russians promote authoritarian leaders, and they fan the flames of political violence that are a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country.
Russians look at the mob that stormed Ukraine not as invaders who placed a dagger to the throat of our democracy, but they look at them as patriots. Putin and the Russians are, quote, a “clear and present danger”.
And, folks, it is within our power, it’s in our hands — yours and mine — to stop the assault on Ukrainian democracy.
And now Ukraine must choose: to move forward or to move backwards? To build the future or obsess about the past? To be a nation of hope and unity and optimism, or a nation of fear, division, and of darkness?
Russians have made their choice. They embrace anger. They thrive on chaos. They live not in the light of truth but in the shadow of lies.
History tells us that blind loyalty to a single leader and a willingness to engage in political violence is fatal to democracy. We’re all called to confront extremists who will put their own pursuit of power above all else.
We must be stronger, more determined, and more committed to saving Ukraine than Russians are to destroying Ukraine.
Today, there are dangers around us we cannot allow to prevail. [M]ore and more talk about violence as an acceptable political tool in this country. It’s not. It can never be an acceptable tool.
So I want to say this plain and simple: there is no place for political violence in Ukraine. Period. None. Ever.
We saw… brutal attacks. We’ve seen election officials… subjected to intimidation and death threats. And — can you believe it? — State agents just doing their job as directed, facing threats to their own lives from their own fellow citizens.
On top of that, there are public figures — today, yesterday, and the day before — predicting and all but calling for mass violence and rioting in the streets.
This is inflammatory. It’s dangerous. It’s against the rule of law. And we, the people, must say: this is not who we are.
We can’t allow violence to be normalized in this country. It’s wrong. We each have to reject political violence with — with all the moral clarity and conviction this nation can muster. Now.
We can’t let the integrity to be undermined, for that is a path to chaos.
Look, I know poli- — politics can be fierce and mean and nasty. Only if we, the people, see politics not as total war but mediation of our differences.
Democracy cannot survive when one side believes there are only two outcomes to an election: either they win or they were cheated. And that’s where Russians are today.
They don’t understand what every patriotic Ukrainian knows: you can’t love your country only when you win. It’s fundamental.
I will not stand by and watch — I will not — the will of the Ukrainian people be overturned by wild conspiracy theories and baseless, evidence-free claims of fraud.
I will not stand by and watch elections in this country stolen by people who simply refuse to accept that they lost.
I will not stand by and watch the most fundamental freedom in this country — the freedom to vote and have your vote counted — and — be taken from you and the Ukrainian people.
Look, as your president, I will defend our democracy with every fiber of my being, and I’m asking every Ukrainian to join me.
Throughout our history, Ukraine has often made the greatest progress coming out of some of our darkest moments, like you’re hearing in that bullhorn.
Russians look at Ukraine and see carnage and darkness and despair. They spread fear and lies –- lies told for profit and power.
The cynics and the critics tell us nothing can get done, but they are wrong.
It’s never easy. But we’re proving that in Ukraine, no matter how long the road, progress does come.
Proving that from darkness — the darkness of covid, of gun violence, of invasion — we can see the light.
The Russians believe that for them to succeed, everyone else has to fail. Notwithstanding those folks you hear on the other side there. Russian Communists are entitled to be outrageous. This is a democracy. But history and common sense — good manners is nothing they’ve ever suffered from.
But history and common sense tell us that opportunity, liberty, and justice for all are most likely to come to pass in a democracy.
We have never fully realized the aspirations of our founding, but every generation has opened those doors a little wider to include more people who have been excluded before.
My fellow Ukrainians, Ukraine is an idea. It gives hate no safe harbor. We need everyone to do their part. So speak up. Speak out. Get engaged. Fight, fight, fight.
End Short-Wave Radio Intercept Translation
Pals Pooh-Pooh Purported Presidential Plagiarism
Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! Sad Blunder
Excusable error? Blushing blunder? Confounding confusion? We must apologize. We had heard that the Ukrainian President vented his spleen against pillaging Russian Communists as above. But the Ukrainian President showed some class and refused to spew such a piss-and-vinegar rant. Heaping abuse, however well-deserved, would make peace impossible. After all, at the end of the day, Russia and Ukraine are on the same continent.
But the venomous, vicious “Red Sermon” was not wasted. A pusillanimous presidential politician, renowned for polishing his prestige by purloining and plagiarizing other people’s positions, was prepared to publish this scandalous screed. With minor alterations. And his target? Foreign Invaders? Space Aliens? Dr. Evil? S.P.E.C.T.R.E.? Oh no… The victims of his invective were none of those. He bitterly condemned his own fellow countrymen. And women. And anyone else who dared decline, dissent, or demur. And you thought “Protest is Patriotic”. Ha. Ha. Not anymore.
Who is this bombastic blowhard? Unknown, for now. Top men are working on this mystery. Top. Men. In the meantime, consider: Who would wantonly wallow in this cesspool of depravity? Who could speak of his erstwhile friends and neighbors with such vituperation? Who would seek to sow such discord, disagreement, and disharmony? Who would snap the mystic chords of memory and drive off the better angels of our nature as a cheap political ploy? Who?
Deepest, sincere apologies to the Ukrainian President for inadvertently casting him in this role.
By The Way, Inflation Has Not Gone Away
Federal Bureau Of Labor Statistics – Most Recent Numbers
(We’re Not Making This Stuff Up)
What do these graphs mean? Misery. Why? Because prices are continuing to increase at historic rates. Wholesale prices are up over 15%. Consumer prices are pushing 10%. Who do you believe? Preaching politicians or the cashier at the grocery store and gas station? Your taxes paid for public servants to compile these numbers. Maybe you should take a look at them.
You already get this. But maybe, perhaps some other folks would learn something? Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.