by Martin Armstrong
No matter what country we look at be it Russia, Cuba, China, or North Korean, there is a formidable difference between the PEOPLE and the GOVERNMENT – for there is a distinction and by no means are they one and the same. It is not the Russian people suppressing Ukraine – this is all driven by governments and nothing else. Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense and that piece inspired the American Revolution. His words to this day still ring true: “Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.” The critical point that made Common Sense really important was it separated the PEOPLE as the sovereign of a nation from government. Government is NOT the nation regardless of what it proclaims. What we see in Ukraine is the uprising of PEOPLE against a corrupt government. The Russian mercenaries are sent in between governments – not even with the knowledge of the people. So by no means whatsoever, does the Russian people sanction mercenaries or suppression of Ukraine any more than the American people supported Obama’s desire to invade Syria at the behest of Saudi Arabia. Governments are all about maintaining power over the people. They by no means represent the people as they proclaim or people like Snowden would not have to hide in Russia because of the morally corrupt Obama Administration.