Russians, forgive me!

By Matvey Veisberg
03.24.2014 on Alexandr Stoyka Facebook update
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

I want to apologize to the Russians with whom I’ve recently argued a lot. I cast a lot of blame and thought what they said was, to put it mildly, idiotic.
I’m sorry, I was wrong and unfair to you.

The point is, that today I watched, from start to finish for the first time, the full evening news program on one of the Russian channels (incidentally some providers are still broadcasting these channels in Kyiv). Of course I have watched your news before, but usually I only watched one-minute stories. But this time I watched for a whole half hour, not looking up from the screen.

The fact is that, by the end of the broadcast I was ready to personally go and kill all those Fascist-Euromaidaners myself while shouting: “Russia!” And I would have to start with my wife and her brother sitting next to me.

Now, I understand that you are absolutely not to blame. It’s just scary to think what these daily news programs do to your mind, considering what a 30-minute broadcast did to me.
I’m convinced that the work of the Kremlin propaganda [machine] should be included in all of the intelligence service textbooks on all of the propaganda [pages] around the world.

The fact that everything broadcast from the TV screens is a lie is of minor importance (which is hardly surprising to anyone today). The point is what it is like, how it is presented and what it is trying to instigate.

The technology of news creation should be mentioned separately. Henry Ford, who put the car production industry on a conveyor belt, would be green with envy.

No one even bothers creating twisted stories anymore. They just take the truth and invert it. Just turn white to black and where the Russians did something bad, show it as if the Ukrainians did it. There is no need to think anything up. A conveyer and a simple formula.

But that is not the point. The point is that people want (!) to believe it (and spread it around themselves). I don’t yet understand why this happens and what the exact result is.

So I’m sorry. You can’t do anything about it.
It’s like a fantasy film. People get bitten by zombies and turn into zombies themselves and can’t do anything about it, they’re not to blame for going out and biting other people.

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3 Responses to Russians, forgive me!

  1. chervonaruta says:

    Reblogged this on Euromaidan PR and commented:

    Russians, forgive me: I want to apologize to the Russians with whom I’ve recently argued a lot. I’m sorry, I was wrong and unfair to you…

  2. aobeamber says:

    Yes, they became victims of propaganda.

  3. Crafter says:

    Reblogged this on LIFECRAFTERS and commented:
    The propaganda machine: its message is like having a venomous snake crawl up your arm. You are paralyzed with fear…unless you shake it off. And then it slithers elsewhere. Do you run from it, or keep an eye on it? Whatever your choice, it affects you. Read for yourself.

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