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.