In the course of the information war for Ukraine, Western leaders came to the use of creative and even sometimes outrageous tools of influence on public opinion. So, on the Internet some time ago a campaign called “A referendum on Ukraine’s accession to the USA” started and is gaining momentum. A large number of resources, including almost all the resources of the Ukrainian opposition forces, are actively involved in it. It was announced the beginning of the formation of groups of volunteers who are called upon in each settlement to collect the necessary number of signatures in order to further initiate the project. If we analyze the graphic and verbal stylistics, as well as how accurately and coherently the work is carried out, in which certain biased Ukrainian media actively speak, we can conclude that the entire campaign is organized and conducted not by a simple group of non-indifferent citizens, but by a very powerful and influential a political force with extensive experience in influencing public opinion.
It all started a little earlier. Thus, in April this year in the United States of America there appeared a tangible resonance in the media caused by the provocative article titled “Siberia will become part of the United States” in one of the publications of the Weekly world news. This material was about the fact that the influential political forces of Siberia want to join America. Moreover, among politicians and lawyers there were very serious conversations about the legal possibilities of such accession.
Now it seems that the second series of the scandalous project has begun, but this time Ukraine already wants to become part of America ...
It makes sense to say that certain opposition-oriented political forces of the Ukrainian state, not without material support from the West, decided to take advantage of the provocation in order to attract public attention. These forces appear to be inclined to hold a referendum in the country, taking advantage of the constitutional right of Ukrainians to self-determination. And everything would seem very simple. US law provides for the accession of new states to its territory if a decision is made by Congress. Ukrainian legislation, on the other hand, provides that the people are the sole bearer of power in the state. In addition, the Constitution of Ukraine also provides for the procedure for holding an All-Ukrainian referendum on the initiative of the population.
The campaign organizers are planning to collect 3 million signatures in order to be able to hold an all-Ukrainian referendum, the subject of which should be the only question: “Do you require Ukraine to join the United States as 10 individual states?”. Moreover, the organizers are confident that the majority (up to 90 percent) of the Ukrainian population will respond in the affirmative, because it is impossible to continue this way in the context of Ukrainian reality (poverty, unemployment, lack of social protection).
According to the initiators of the referendum, such a step will give a lot to both the state and its inhabitants: freedom, respect, well-paid work, financing, production technologies, high-quality education, social guarantees, professional army. At the same time, Ukraine’s accession to America is viewed as nothing more than emigration to a bright future.
The only thing that is surprising and puzzling is the harmonious and friendly connection of the Ukrainian media to this process, which, as if by agreement, placed on the front pages appeals to abandon state sovereignty. In addition, almost a half dozen sites created almost in one day, which are regularly filled with unique materials, almost immediately appeared on the Internet. The total number of informational Ukrainian resources with high ratings that are involved in the process is 36 portals. Moreover, active work with the public is also carried out in social networks Vkontakte and Facebook, where there are groups of professional network marketers. They convince people to support their idea. The fact that this work is being carried out quite successfully is evidenced by the fact that in three days only on Facebook, more than three hundred branches of discussions were created on various blogs and forums. On Vkontakte, this work is not being carried out at such a fast pace, however even there there are certain successes in the form of a multitude of groups.
At the same time, in real life (that is, outside the network), discussions about the shocking campaign do not stop, which very often leads to real verbal battles between supporters and opponents of the venture. It is noteworthy that all supporters of Ukraine’s accession to America practically in one voice repeat the same arguments and evidence that their position is very successful. Those who are in opposition to this undertaking (read sober-minded people), analyze in detail and disassemble the theory of the “Ukrainian bright future in America” to the smallest details, calling the campaign initiators not quite adequate people. They speak with great irony about the prospects of such a future for Ukrainians, saying that such nonsense could have only occurred to a madman. Moreover, to submit such ideas to Ukrainian nationalists, who in every possible way uphold the independence of the state, is simply stupid and even dangerous. And why America? Why not Japan or any promising African state?
In addition, as an alternative (in terms of delusions and stupidity), they propose declaring war on the Americans and surrendering in a few days, because, according to martial law, winners must feed and contain prisoners and their territories ...
Of course, if we talk about the legal prospects of such accession, then they do not exist. But it seems that this is not what the authors of the campaign wanted. The main thing is the wide resonance of deepening the split in Ukrainian society. It seems that they did not think at all that the amount of funds that could have been spent could have been invested in the national economy, there would have been much more benefit. After all, if you believe the opinions of experts, even by modest calculations, such a campaign will cost a couple of million dollars. And one more thing - if we analyze the entire course of the campaign, from the very beginning, the idea involuntarily suggests that the candidate for American presidents Mitt Romney, who has repeatedly expressed his opinion that Ukraine’s enemy No. XXUMX is Ukraine, can stand behind such a “creative” provocation. urgent need to join NATO ...
If we talk about the fact that all this venture really comes from the Americans, then it is quite possible to assume that Ukraine would become, if it joined the States, something like Brighton Beach, in which, in fact, most Ukrainians who left for America live.
But seriously, a quite definite question arises: why does Ukraine need it, why join the US as a state, if almost half of the world is such states and half-cadets (in this case, we are talking about those states that are involved in the American financial system, and in which the dollar holds stable positions). Thus, we can say that the Ukrainian state is already to a certain extent a semi-colony of America, in which the dominant is the American currency, technology, etc. The American banking system has a great influence on the Ukrainian economy, which becomes all the more noticeable if we consider Ukraine’s dependence on the global financial market conditions.
In addition, if we really take this idea seriously, it becomes quite obvious that its implementation is impossible, because in order to become a state of any state, it is necessary to be in relative proximity geographically. Agree, to fly to work every day across the whole of Europe and the Atlantic Ocean is a very tedious task ...
In addition, the commonness of culture, patriotism, knowledge and understanding of the American concepts and the American way of thinking is of no small importance. Ukrainians should also understand that the United States of America is not only a democracy, but also an order. What is there to work honestly ...
From all of the above, the only possible conclusion can be made: the idea of Ukraine joining America does not hold water. Therefore, it is still better for Ukrainian political forces to try to translate socio-economic, political and legal relations into world standards and try to meet them ...