My humorous dilemma.
RFE/RL published a great article: Russians Holding Protests Against Possible Kurile Handover
In it there is a quote from a protestor: “Today we give away the Kuriles, tomorrow we give away Crimea“.
Words mean things. Yes, they do. “Tomorrow we give away Crimea” can easily be taken out of context, used, and abused. I think back to all the Russian hit-pieces published about me through the years, ALL taking bits of phrases I’ve typed way out of context.
If I had headlined a blog piece, “Russian Protestors Suggest Giving Away Crimea”, somebody in Russia would become apoplectic. Apeshit. Irate. Angry as spit. While humorous, it’s unethical and immoral and certainly not up to journalistic standards. But it certainly was tempting.
I couldn’t do it. You see I’m not evil, without a soul, like many pro-Russian writers through the years. You know who you are and I look forward to your punishment.
But this, this is for my readers, you deserve some humor.
This is actually so humorous to me I had to share this with you…