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A Brief Primer on the History of Ukrainian Corruption

Embezzlement, bribery, political favoritism and nepotism… to list a few.



The issue of corruption in the Ukrainian government has been a longstanding problem that has plagued the country since its independence in 1991. From embezzlement and bribery to political favoritism and nepotism, corruption has been a defining feature of the country’s political landscape. American conservatives have been particularly vocal in their condemnation of corruption in Ukraine, with many arguing that it undermines the country’s democratic institutions and hampers economic development. In this article, we will examine the history of corruption in the Ukrainian government from an American conservative perspective, highlighting some of the most prominent voices on this issue.

Interestingly, one of the most outspoken critics of corruption in Ukraine has been Senator John McCain. In a 2014 speech on the Senate floor, he condemned what he called “the pervasive corruption that has plagued Ukraine for decades.” He went on to argue that corruption was not only a moral failing but also a strategic one, as it weakened the country’s ability to defend itself against external threats. “Corruption in Ukraine has undermined its democracy, its economy, and its national security,” he said. “It has allowed Russia to exert undue influence over the country, and it has siphoned off resources that could have been used for the benefit of the Ukrainian people.”

McCain’s concerns were echoed by many other American conservatives, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. In a 2019 op-ed for Fox News, he wrote that corruption was one of the biggest obstacles to Ukraine’s success. “Ukraine has enormous potential, but corruption has stunted its growth and left its people impoverished,” he argued. “The Ukrainian government must take bold steps to root out corruption and create a level playing field for all citizens.”

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Many historians and political pundits have pointed to the role of oligarchs in perpetuating corruption in Ukraine. Oligarchs are wealthy individuals who have amassed vast fortunes through a combination of business savvy, political connections, and sometimes illegal means. They wield enormous influence over the country’s political and economic systems, often using their wealth to buy off politicians and control the media.

One of the most infamous oligarchs in Ukraine is Ihor Kolomoisky, who Forbes estimates to be worth over $1.2 billion. Kolomoisky made his fortune in the banking and energy sectors, but he has been accused of using his wealth to control the media and bribe politicians. In a 2019 interview with Bloomberg, he acknowledged that corruption was a problem in Ukraine but argued that it was not unique to the country. “There’s corruption in every country, it’s a matter of degree,” he said. “The problem is when it gets too big, too open, too public, too brazen.”

Many American conservatives would argue that corruption in Ukraine has indeed reached a level of brazenness that is unacceptable. They point to cases like the one involving former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who has been accused of embezzlement and other corrupt practices. In a 2019 op-ed for The National Interest, conservative commentator Doug Bandow argued that Poroshenko’s corrupt activities had undermined the country’s democratic institutions. “Ukraine cannot become a successful democracy until it deals with its corruption problem,” he wrote.

Despite the widespread recognition of corruption as a problem in Ukraine, progress in combating it has been slow. The country’s anti-corruption agencies have been hampered by political interference, and many politicians and officials have been reluctant to give up their ill-gotten gains. In a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Times, conservative commentator David A. Keene argued that the United States needed to do more to support anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine. “We must help the Ukrainian government build the institutions it needs to combat corruption and protect the rule of law,” he wrote. “Only then can Ukraine achieve its fullpotential as a democratic and prosperous nation.”

One of the most significant steps that the United States has taken to combat corruption in Ukraine was the establishment of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) in 2016. This program provides financial and technical assistance to the country’s law enforcement agencies and anti-corruption bodies. However, the USAI has been a source of controversy, with some conservatives arguing that the funds have been misused or misappropriated by Ukrainian officials.

Despite these challenges, many American conservatives remain committed to supporting Ukraine in its fight against corruption. They see corruption as a threat not only to Ukraine’s democratic institutions but also to the broader geopolitical stability of the region. In a 2019 op-ed for The Washington Examiner, conservative commentator Tom Rogan argued that the United States needed to remain engaged in Ukraine to counter Russian influence and support democratic reform. “Ukraine is a frontline state in the struggle for freedom and democracy in Europe,” he wrote. “It’s vital that we continue to stand with the Ukrainian people in their fight against corruption and for a better future.”

Corruption in the Ukrainian government has been a persistent problem that has undermined the country’s democratic institutions and economic development. From the perspective of American conservatives, corruption in Ukraine poses a strategic threat to regional stability and represents a moral failing on the part of the country’s leaders.

The Bidens and Ukraine:

The Biden corruption allegations in Ukraine have been a source of controversy since the 2020 election cycle. The allegations stem from Joe Biden’s role as Vice President during the Obama administration and his involvement in Ukrainian politics. Specifically, conservatives have accused Biden of using his position to influence Ukrainian policy in a way that benefited his son Hunter’s business interests.

The allegations center on Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company. Hunter joined the board in 2014, shortly after Joe Biden was named the Obama administration’s point person on Ukraine. Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire its top prosecutor, who was investigating corruption allegations against Burisma, in order to protect his son’s business interests.

Conservatives have pointed to several pieces of evidence to support their allegations. One of the most prominent is a video clip of Joe Biden bragging about pressuring the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor during a speech at a 2018 event. In the clip, Biden describes how he threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees unless the prosecutor was fired. This constitutes an abuse of power, as Biden was using his position as Vice President to further his personal interests.

Conservative pundits and politicians have also pointed to Hunter Biden’s lack of experience in the energy sector as evidence of corruption. They argue that his position on the board of Burisma was a result of his family connections, rather than his qualifications for the job. In a 2019 op-ed for Fox News, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wrote that “Hunter Biden’s employment at Burisma reeks of nepotism and corruption.”

The allegations against Joe and Hunter Biden have been a frequent topic of discussion among American conservatives, particularly in the context of the 2020 election. Some conservatives have accused the media of ignoring the story, arguing that if the allegations had been made against a Republican politician, they would have received much more attention. In a 2020 op-ed for The Washington Times, conservative commentator Tammy Bruce wrote that “the media’s silence on the Biden family’s corrupt activities is deafening.”

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Did Wokeness Kill SVB?



Why did Silicon Valley Bank fail?

The answer is simple.  They cared more about ‘equity’ and ‘inclusion’ in the investment decisions they made that they did about liquidity an interest rates.  They cared more about the people involved in the deals they backed checking all the identity politics boxes that they did about them being actually competent and able to grow and sustain a business.

Businesses exist to solve problems in the marketplace. They don’t exist to push wacky left-wing social engineering theories.  The honchos at SVB cared more about diversifying the identity of their borrowers and investees than they do about diversifying their portfolio.

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This is the EVIL of ESG and what it does to people’s wealth and finances. Companies like Blackrock who are pushing this nonsense are the enemies of capitalism and freedom. Caring more about so called Environmental, Social, and Governance ratings than shareholder value and financial performance is negligence and malpractice rolled into one.

We can no longer remain on the sidelines as the woke trash our companies and bully them into complying with their crazy and demented vision of society.  We need to push back agains the woke, and find the companies that are not woke and reward them with massive spending and loyalty for angering to traditional patriotic American values.

We need a parallel economy of patriots and patriotic to support, and to defund the EVIL LEFT and the companies that lack the courage to stand up to them. Complaining about these woke companies isn’t enough. We all must show leadership and support conservative and patriotic companies that provide viable alternatives to the woke liberal companies destroying our country and values. Cancel culture can cut both ways. We can DEFUND the weak, feckless, cowardly companies that are embracing woke-ism, and at the same time, FUND the companies that are embracing patriotism and American exceptionalism.

Wayne Allyn Root and I have spent over 3 years researching and putting together list of the most patriotic companies in America, and we have put it out in a brilliant new book, “The Great Patriot BUY-cott Book.” 

It’s a list of 123 patriotic companies and media firms to support, buy from, and divert your dollars toward, so that you’re not spending money with companies that hate you  and your values anymore.

Conservatives have a real opportunity to vote with our wallets! Let’s make every dollar count and get right to it!

We have put together a Designation, the “Free CorpTM”, which has six categories for determining where a company stands on values that matter to its patriotic customer base. We call this the “Freedom Scale.”

These are:

  1. Political Involvement — Do they stick to business, or are they virtue signalling and supporting leftist causes? Scoring is on a 1 to 5 Scale, 1 being they are virtue signalling and cravenly caving to the woke mob, and 5 is that they refuse to be bullied and tell the woke mob to go to hell.
  2. Political donations — To which political candidates and causes do they donate? Do they donate to woke, liberal and Marxist organizations and candidates — such as BLM, Media Matters, the ACLU, the Democrat Party, and Planned Parenthood — or to patriotic and conservative ones — the GOP, RNC, MAGA, NRA, National Right to Life, Project Veritas, etc.? Scoring is on a 1 to 5 Scale, 1 is they give exclusively to woke causes and 5 is they give exclusively to patriot ones.
  3. Workplace culture — Is their workplace culture one that embraces freedom or is it poisoned by political correctness? Do they promote freedom and free expression at work, or are some opinions more equal than others? Do they pressure their employees to toe the woke line: pro-child grooming, pro-denying biology, pro-socialism and Marxism, pro-shutting down free speech…versus pro-family, pro-God, pro-biology, pro-free speech, pro-capitalism?
  4. Marketing messaging — Are the marketing messages of the company steeped in pro-USA and American exceptionalism rhetoric, or are they heinously woke and anti-human and pro-scarcity? Do they celebrate America and freedom, or do they denigrate her and crap all over liberty?
  5. Hiring policies for employees and vendors — Does the company hire the best man or woman for the job, or do they engage in woke racism and favor anyone but conservatives and straight, white males? Do they treat all employees and vendors as equals, or do they explicitly engage in harsh bigotry against conservatives and straight, white males?
  6. Commitment to freedom in society — Does the company stand for American values, or has it been frightened into toeing the woke line? Do its political donations go to freedom-loving causes and organizations, as well as MAGA and non-establishment Republicans, or does it donate to woke, intolerant, and radical organizations (like BLM and Antifa), and Democrats and RINOS (Republicans-in-name-only)?

This “Freedom Scale” will be used to help patriotic consumers determine whether a company deserves their patronage.

Now to the book, “The Great Patriot BUY-cott Book!” We are proud of what we believe in. The media derisively calls us “far-right.” We know exactly what that means — “so far, we’ve always been right!”

By the way, there is nothing “far-right” about our views. On every issue we believe in, polls show we are in the “Silent Majority.” Most Americans are either “center-right” or so-called “far-right.”

This book will start with chapters outlining what we believe in and what we believe patriots across America believe in. If you agree, if this sounds like you, then take action and buy from companies with similar beliefs and values, run by people who support our conservative and patriotic candidates and causes.

After those opening chapters that define what we stand for, then the list begins! We list 123 companies and media brands that we have determined are fellow patriots. BUY from them, support them, praise them, and pray for them.

It’s time to stand up for America and the patriotic companies that stand with us.

God bless these companies, God bless patriots like you, and God bless America.

You can go and purchase your company here:

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Eight Dysphemisms to Start Your Week

A dysphemism is a word or phrase that is more offensive than the words it is replacing



A “euphemism” is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that might suggest something more bluntly or offend others, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. To say, for example, “He doesn’t have all his marbles,” is regarded as gentler than saying “He is stark raving insane.”

The Mighty Dysphemism

The opposite of a euphemism is a “dysphemism.” A dysphemism is a word or phrase that is more offensive, blunt, or harsh than the word or phrase which it is replacing. For example, instead of stating that the Manhattan District Attorney is “cognitively challenged,” you refer to him instead as a “total partisan whack job.”

For your amusement, at the least, here are eight dysphemism followed by the kinder, gentler, or at least more definitive terminology of what is being said:

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“Biting off more than you can chew” – Orally extracting an amount of edible matter that exceeds what one is comfortably able to masticate.

“That’s a load of B.S.” – Your assertion reminds one of bovine excretion.

“Sh__faced” – Bearing an expression that one normally associates with the act of removing solid waste from the body.

“Can’t tell your ass from your elbow” – Unable to differentiate between your dorsal side orifice and the joint connecting your forearm and upper arm.

“Stepping in a pile of crap” – A pedestrian venture into an accumulation of animal or human waste.

“Go F-yourself” – Engage in the act of physical consummation with yourself.

“Up to your eyeballs in crap” – Finding yourself surrounded at the visual level by unpleasantly aromatic organic waste.

“Carnal knowledge” – Having a close encounter with another, free of garments and other impediments, leading to direct tactile stimulation.

A True Time Saver

Thank goodness for dysphemisms. In a most fundamental way, they are true time-savers. Without them, we’d be groping for tedious phrasing all day long. “Up your nose with a rubber hose,” if you don’t “catch my drift.”

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