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Monday, June 23, 2008

Back to Barbaric Construction 2

One law for all? Not for these “little Ukrainians,” as Yushchenko calls his countrymen.

Another playground. Another prey.

But some people fight back.

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Anonymous said...

Why are these people knocking down construction fences? Why are the angry enough to do this?

It seems to me it's because Kyiv has a city government which merely serves the BUSINESS interests of space cadet Cherno - and crooked thug "businessmen."

In other words, citizens don't count, despite Cherno's claim that he wants to implement a "humanitarian" government.

By the way, Cherno is the mayor of Kyiv who, at one point, installed bullet-proof protective glass shields in front of his seat in the City Council chamber. Fortunately, other people simply knocked them down.

I wonder how all those people who sold their votes to thug Cherno, who sold the lives of their children, feel now?

In New York City, which has long been used to skyscrapers, the law came to recognize "air rights." That means that if your skyscraper takes away and blocks my light and air, you must compensate me for it.

Cities, after all, are meant to accommodate PEOPLE, not just Cherno and a bunch of thug businessmen.

It seems to me that a better job of planning and zoning is called for in Kyiv.

Public office is supposed to be public service, for the public good.

When will Cherno and the other thug "businessmen"-politicians in Ukraine learn that lesson?

Taras said...

You pretty much covered the subject, Elmer.

Q: What drives people to protest?
A: Zoning policies and home prices that favor the select few.

Our public offices serve special interests on a self-perpetuating scale unseen in New York City.

New York. On March 17, 2008, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer had to resign over using his own money to pay for sexual services.

Kyiv. On October 1, 2007, the Kyiv City Council gave away some 2,000 hectares of land in a non-open bid procedure. On May 25, 2008, Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky got reelected.

Therefore, the more fences we tear down, the better future we will build.

That’s the only learning process I can think of, as a Kyivite.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Chernovetsky should attend the Child in the City 2008 Congress in Rotterdam : See :

Well... if his brains allow for it.

Very, very, very sad...
Were the fences brought up again? Did the (valiant) policemen come back?

Taras said...

Thank you for your suggestion, Genia!

He could have attended it for photo ops, the way he later landed on that construction site, posing as “the mayor of all Kyivites.” He had put on that show during his mayoral campaign in May.

Other than that, his brains appear to be preoccupied with other interests.

I haven’t heard of any updates on that particular site, but I will post more construction videos as they come along.

Those people out there stood up for their rights. In doing so, they set a precedent that should spur other people to action.