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Friday, November 21, 2008

Chernovetsky: "It’s Not My Will. It’s God’s Will."

Kyiv Mayor Leonid “Kosmos” Chernovetsky: I think I’ll be able to convince the President that the decree was emotionally charged. I regret that politics interferes with the conduct of the nation’s leaders. As long as I’m Mayor, casinos, strip bars and other trash on Kyiv’s territory will definitely have problems [grins] — until I put them out of business completely. It’s not my will. It’s God’s will.

Background: President Yushchenko has vetoed the recent tenfold utility hike designed by Chernovetsky for Kyiv’s entertainment industry in an obvious bid to make the fourfold T fare hike pale by comparison.

In addition to this publicity stunt, the Mayor also auctioned off the City Hall’s fleet of luxury cars. Naturally, the auction included neither the Mayor’s Maybach nor his son’s Porsche, nor his daughter’s Lamborghini.

Now let’s take a closer look at this soldier of "God’s will" and his crusade against “casinos, strip bars and other trash.”

A few days ago, Chernovetsky reinstated Irena Kilchytska as his deputy, taking her back from maternity leave. Kilchytska, a friend of the family, professes to be a devout believer, has had two children out of wedlock by two different men, and once claimed to be compiling a “dossier of good deeds” for submission to heaven.

Come elections, Chernovetsky claims to be an Orthodox Christian but all the while attends Sunday Adelaja’s charismatic Embassy of God church.

Bonus track: Watch Chernovetsky’s fun-loving wife perform a dance at her birthday party.

So where’s God’s will in all of this?



Anonymous said...

We have a saying in Spanish (I don't really know if it's known in other languages or places): to see the straw in other people's eyes instead of seeing the rafter in your own.

Thanks for being a frequent visitor of my blog.

Taras said...

Tienes razón, Gabriela!

You quoted Matthew 7:3:)

¿Y por qué miras la mota que está en el ojo de tu hermano, y no te das cuenta de la viga que está en tu propio ojo?

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye?

І чого в оці брата свого ти заскалку бачиш, колоди ж у власному оці не чуєш?

Whenever one acts “holier than thou,” he or she instantly welcomes others to expose his or her weaknesses and transgressions. Many people know this. The Mayor of Kyiv does not.

That’s part of the reason why he earned the nickname "Kosmos." The other part comes from his truly cosmic transgressions.

Marta Salazar said...

It's God's will, or is the will of the aliens?

what music is that?

Many greetings from Bonn!

Anonymous said...

So, another pretense, another "show" of "fighting corruption," eh?

Taras, I am still shaking my head in absolute puzzlement as to how this fool, how this corrupt blowhard, how this moron, how this space cadet ("cosmonaut"), how this bag of shit, got elected mayor of Kyiv.

It's not the first time that he's waved a flag of religion around as a self-anointed, self-appointed actor "carrying out the word of God," and as an self-anointed arbiter of "morals."

He's against "gambling" - well, so he is, because his land grabitization is certainly not gambling - for him and his buddies who engage in it. It's using government for his own enrichment. Not a game of chance, the way it's played in the city council of Kyiv.

Is this any different from the Taliban, who decreed that all women are banned from schools, from any government posts, and from being on the street unescorted by a male relative?

Is this any different from the little mullahs who impose their own version of sharia law, according to their own whims?

The Code of Hammurabi was the first codified text of law. Since that time, many nations, many countries, have taken a stab at codifying law, and living in accordance with a system of laws - not the whims of a space cadet bag of shit.

And finally - how is this any different from what the "bearded patriarchs," Orthodox or Catholic, did to Ukraine, with a few notable exceptions such as Cardinal Slipyj or Metropolitan Sheptycky, along with others?

That's, obviously, why freedom of religion is so important.

He can do the hula, and jump and shout and scream and wail all he wants in the Assembly of God. But he needs to leave that in the Assembly of God.

To state the obviousl - When he is carrying out his duties as mayor, he is supposed to be carrying out the law, not his own personal version of the law, or his own personal take on God's law.

Aren't there any recall provisions in the law, so that the people can recall him from office, and get him out of there?

I don't know how people in Ukraine can live with this - except that everyone seems to have learned the old sovok era psychological coping mechanism of denial - and ignoring and getting around the government.


And you are right - where is "God's law" in any of what this dumkopf is doing. He is enriching himself and his buddies - and harming the people.

There has got to be a way to get rid of him.

Gabriela said...

Exactly my point, Taras. You got it right!
You are really fluent in Spanish. :D