Letter which, if I posted them here, nobody would believe are genuine and I would be accused of making them up. I show some of them to my wife, but even to her I say that "if I showed you how many such letters I get you would probably have a hard time believing me". I can sincerely say this: these letters have changed my view of humanity, quite literally, and now know, I really *know* something crucial: we are truly everywhere (as David Rovics put it) and there is a lot of us (even if we often feel isolated).
Yesterday I got such a letter and it deeply moved me. I replied to it's author and ask for his permission to share it with you (without revealing any personal details). He agreed. So here it is:
I am sorry to write you because I know that you are very busy and you provide such a valuable service to me and so many others that are seeking the truth about Ukraine. I hope my message does not burden you and disturb your work or leisure.
I am an American, so totally disgusted with my country and it's leadership. What lies and propaganda that are directed at Russia, Novorussia, it's citizens and its determined and honorable soldiers makes me ashamed of my country. In addition when I try to explain the truth to people just how the war in Ukraine started with our usual coup tactics I get blank stares of disbelief. No one wants to hear that our government is driven by evil desires that is ruining the lives of so many innocent people. It is so very sad.
I have been reading your site for a long time and just now have added Fort Russ, Novorussia Today, Colonel Cassad, and some others that are speaking and showing the truth.
I am a carpenter, but have no work now. I have not had work in many months and am on the verge of losing my home. I have no savings and feel sad that I can not contribute to your site or to the victims in East Ukraine that my country is helping to kill and destroy. Often at night as I try to sleep I think about those who are suffering so, that are being attacked by our stooge government in Kiev. It eats at me and makes me so sad for humanity, I have no way to help and my fellow Americans, or at least most of them seem to not care at all.
Please forgive me for reading your precious truth and insight and not sending you your rightful due. I promise, if I shall get work or become employed I will not forget you and never will I forget my brothers and sisters in East Ukraine. May God bless you always and may he distribute justice to my evil American government.
Sincerely your eternal friend,
"Carpenter"I also want to share with you a part of my reply to "Carpenter" because beyond him, this is what I want to say to all those, especially Americans, who have written to me with the same anguish and pain:
Your beautiful letter moved me to tears but also filled me with joy because it showed me something I already knew: that nationalities and borders are not really real, that there is a brotherhood of mankind which goes much, MUCH deeper than the language we speak or the passport we carry. I knew that - but your letter still felt like an explosion of humanity in a world gone crazy. I have one favor to ask of you:
Never be ashamed of your country or your people. They are the first victims of a worldwide system of evil which enslaves us all. For decades Russia was ruled by the Soviets and I often felt ashamed for my people, but now I see how much good they are capable of. Don't ever allow your shame about the regime in power in DC make you lose your respect for the millions of innocent Americans who are no more guilty for what their rulers do then I was for what the Soviet regime did. Always remember the words of Saint Paul "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms". The people of Russia and the people of the USA have the same enemy and that makes them allies. We are all struggling together against the same evil.
When I wrote that I was moved to tears and that Carpenter's letter felt like an "explosion of humanity" I was not exaggerating. To be very honest, I often get this horrible feeling in my stomach that the psychos ruling the West are, whether they realize it or not, cheerfully walking on a path which will lead them into a war with Russia. Yesterday I felt particularly distressed by all the ridiculous rhetoric coming out of the western capitals. And, as if so often the case, in these moments of anguish I felt very alone. Carpenter reminded me that my loneliness was an illusion and that there were Americans out there who were very close to my own, Russian, heart and mind and even though I dare not hope that some of them are in positions of power high enough to prevent a war from happening, I cannot rule that out either. In truth, whether we all - Russians and Westerners - can prevent a war from happening I don't know, but what I do know is that I feel that it is a vital task in my life to show the world that there is "another West" and that, in reality, our struggle is "against the rulers" only, and never the people.
I have to confess that I am still under the shock of what happened with Lavrov in Munich. I told my wife that I simply *cannot* imagine that the western leaders really, seriously, truly and deliberately want to go to war with Russia. Call me naive, but I cannot conceive that. But when I look at what these so-called "leaders" are actually saying and doing then, to my own horror, I come to the conclusion that they are doing exactly that: cheerfully walking down a path which will lead them to war. A war which they will lose - that I can guarantee you 100%.
I cannot think of something more stupid: triggering a war which Russia most definitely and categorically does not want, and a war which the West will most definitely and completely lose. How evil and crazy is that?
The tragedy is that western analysts and politicians are completely misreading Russia: they see Russia's efforts to avoid a war as a sign of fear.
Somehow, these idiots in the US and NATO have convinced themselves that their own propaganda is true and that Russia can be bullied by its putative fear of NATO. They are getting something very, very wrong here: Russia does not fear the US or NATO, Russia fears war as such. Unlike western politicians, Russian know that there is no such thing as a "good war", but at the same time, they are also willing to fight, really fight, if forced to defend themselves. No offense to anybody here, but the West as long lost this capability to truly fight to the end. It is one thing to "fight" in a cockpit or with drones, and quite another to really fight like Russians do when forced to. NATO generals cannot even *imagine* the kind of resolve, rage and determination a Russian 3rd class construction battalion solider will muster if he becomes convinced that he is standing up for his Motherland. Folks in the West have that illusion that a "real warrior" is some kind of Navy SEAL. In Russia everybody knows that wars are not won by photogenic Rambos, but by the "makhra" - the regular skinny and inelegant kids of the infantry who, when push comes to shove, will show a courage, determination and self-sacrifice no Navy SEAL can even imagine (I know, many American readers will shake their heads in disbelief at my words, but every single Russian who actually saw combat in his life knows that what I say is 100% true).
And yet, the western 1%ers apparently also believe that their fancy military toys will defeat the Russian "makhra". They have apparently forgotten the warning of one of the greatest generals in British history, General Montgomery who told the Lords "Rule 1, on page I of the book of war, is: "Do not march on Moscow". Various people have tried it, Napoleon and Hitler, and it is no good."
The people of Russia don't want and don't need this war but if give no choice they will fight. To the end, even if that means a global nuclear war (which Russia is much better prepared to survive then Europe of North America). I warned about that almost a year ago, and I will repeat it here: Russia is ready for war.
Of course, the vast majority of the people in the West also don't want and and don't need this war. The problem is that while in Russia most people are acutely aware that war has now become a real possibility (this is regularly discussed on TV and by senior politicians, including Putin himself), folks in the West are never told that war is coming closer and closer to us all. Those who like "Carpenter" fully see where this is all heading and are horrified are isolated form the mainstream public discourse. So there most definitely is "another West" but it is a silenced, suppressed and, I would argue, even an oppressed one.
We are living in extremely dangerous times. I would argue that Obama the worst and most incompetent President in US history: he failed at literally everything he did and he betrayed every promise he made. I would not trust him with any task - he seems to screw-up everything he touches. As for EU politicians, they are just spineless imbeciles who don't even have the lucidity to admit to themselves that they are playing with fire and for whom I have less respect than for used toiled paper. But my heart goes out to the "other West" whose people are treated like serfs by the 1%ers and whom I will always see are allies of Russia and of any other country or group of people who are opposing the kind of 'in your face' evil the AngloZionist Empire now embodies.
I suppose that the "West" can really be divided into three groups: the 1%ers at the top, the "Charlies" who have been zombified by the elites and the "Carpenters" who see through the smokescreen and understand it all. I don't know which group will prevail, but I will keep hoping that by some kind of miracle the "other West" will prevail and save us all.