W.A.S.P. chief Blackie Lawless has blasted Russian president Vladimir Putin as a “bully” whose motivation for invading Ukraine was “easy, godless selfishness.”
Earlier right this moment, Lawless launched the next assertion by way of W.A.S.P.‘s official site: “Close to any invading drive, I’m an American. I’m an American first. I put my nation first. I put my Nation’s Individuals first. Whether or not we’re Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, Progressive, Liberal or Conservative, in moments of true disaster, any and ALL particular person, egocentric desires should be laid down for any nation to outlive. A nation’s folks should come first.
“Of the People which can be alive now, no matter fashionable sentiments and vanity, we’re not the primary to have needed to make the sacrifices which have made America THE Nice beacon for freedom. Sadly, many People who’re alive now know little or no of America’s historical past, a lot much less the historic, monumental sacrifices made by true Patriots and the final word costs that had been paid by the selfless generations that got here earlier than us.
“Most individuals stay and function of their instant realities. Possibly they don’t seem to be completely oblivious to the agony or misfortune of others, however particularly in prosperous locations, if it ain’t of their neighborhood, they will not see it.
“Sadly, we’re led by regardless of the present information cycles could also be and ‘If it bleeds, it leads’ is what’s pumped by way of the airwaves and fiber optics. And if that is not sufficient; many, many people are dominated and even enslaved by our personal selfishness.
“In terms of present world occasions, most instances in free societies we can have various concepts. The very First Modification of the U.S. Structure clearly states, ‘Congress Shall Make No Regulation Prohibiting Freedom of Speech’. Sadly, that First Modification is underneath assault in lots of boards right this moment in America, however that is one other dialogue for an additional time.
“Free Speech is normally not common speech. As our Structure states we’re free to say WHATEVER we would like. I do not care in case you’re an insane spiritual group, hate group, fascists, otherwise you suppose Lee Harvey Oswald did or didn’t act alone. IT DOES NOT MATTER! That First Modification isn’t designed simply to guard common speech, it is designed to guard unpopular speech! That one principal is what separates the USA from most different locations on the earth. Thousands and thousands who got here earlier than us died to guard that sacred proper, even for many who tread closely over it now.
“We’re all entitled to our personal opinions, however NO ONE is entitled to THEIR OWN FACTS. On the planet we stay in right this moment we’re flooded with false info, from ALL sides. It is extremely tough to separate the ‘fact from the jive’. So we ask, ‘how can we decide what’s actual from what is not’? It is extra easy than chances are you’ll suppose, simply OPEN YOUR EYES!
“As children we’re advised if we actually wish to know what is going on on, do not simply ask one or two folks, get a lot of various opinions. In free societies, in case you try this, you may begin to get an concept of the place the reality actually is and the course it is going. However I emphasize the phrase ‘various’. Prefer it or not, that is the world we stay in now. I got here from a time when the world was not pushed by social media so I personally do not depend on that multi headed monster. I used to inform the Band to not learn unfavorable critiques of their stay performances on-line. If 20 folks do not such as you, when these folks submit on social media, it seems to be like 1,000,000 folks. I inform the fellows, ‘do it the quaint means. When you actually wanna know what happening with that viewers, OPEN YOUR EYES and take a look at that crowd. They may let you know in the event that they such as you or not….. IMMEDIATELY!’ Discuss your instant gratification!
“The scenario in Ukraine is very advanced, greater than most of us will ever know. Because the finish of World Battle II, the USA and Russia (together with the previous Soviet Union) have been engaged in a proxy struggle. Going forwards and backwards with the Sonny Corleone perspective of, ‘they hit us, so we hit them’. It has been happening for nearly 80 years. Does Russia, as a authorities have gripes with the U.S.? Having been there a lot of instances I can let you know they do. However general the Russian folks we’ve met are a few of the warmest and finest we have ever recognized, and my coronary heart breaks for what they’re going by way of now and shall be enduring for years to return, by no fault of their very own. They too at the moment are, and shall be, casualties of struggle. With the issues I am saying right here chances are you’ll ask, am I a professional Russian authorities sympathizer? NO I AM NOT! Ask anybody that query that is aware of me and so they’ll snicker in your face.
“Truly, for mixed radio, downloads and ticket gross sales, Moscow is W.A.S.P.‘s greatest market on the earth. I bear in mind many nights after reveals there and I might keep up till daybreak with the rock journalist and they’d inform me tales concerning the previous days when the Iron Curtain was nonetheless up. They advised me they might smuggle in scratched up vinyl information into freezing chilly basements of homes and take heed to our first album there in secrecy. Realizing in the event that they had been caught they might be taken away to jail. The seems to be of worry nonetheless on their faces as they advised these tales touched me significantly, and I will bear in mind them and the those that advised them the remainder of my life. So with nice disappointment, to all our pals and followers there we are saying, with actually heavy hearts,
“‘Dasvidaniya previous Associates….Dasvidaniya’
“I notice as I write this, almost certainly, I’ll by no means have the ability to return.
“No matter particular person political opinions, or who did what to whom years in the past for no matter disgusting motive, the pictures which can be popping out of Ukraine scream for themselves. The full degradation of human beings. The phrase I preserve gritting by way of my tooth is ‘Obscene’. NOTHING, and I imply NOTHING can justify this invasion and or occupation by Russia of the Sovereign Nation of Ukraine. These ‘obscene’ photos of watching kids, infants, the aged, the infirm and unusual civilians, additionally by no fault of their very own, being totally destroyed, displaced and the lives of a complete nation uprooted and eternally modified, for no different motive than easy, godless selfishness. By a bully. And why does the bully do it? …..As a result of He CAN!
“It is reported Putin‘s want to annex Ukraine is due to historic vital to the previous Russian Empire. I get that. However the world adjustments. I can let you know from being half Native American Indian (Blackfoot) that generally you lose your land. Interval! It is simply the way in which it’s. So you progress on, or die.
“I’ve written right here concerning the sanctity of our First Modification. One thing each Ukraine and Russia have by no means recognized, and is dangerously near vanishing in America. I hope in the future the Ukrainian folks will have the ability to embrace that one treasured Freedom for themselves, in their very own land. As a result of in the event that they do, the opposite freedoms will observe. I have no idea if anybody within the Ukraine will ever have the ability to learn any of what’s written right here. But when any can, we would like them to know, the world is with them.
“Right now, I’m Ukrainian. I’m a Ukrainian First. I put the Nation of Ukraine First. I put the folks of Ukraine First.
“‘Godspeed’, that means, ‘luck or, for a protected journey’.
“Sincerely, Godspeed. Слава Україні!- Glory to Ukraine!”
On February 24, Putin introduced a “particular army operation” in Ukraine. Putin made the announcement throughout a televised early morning speech, peddling accusations of Nazi components inside Ukraine to justify the assault on his western neighbor, a transfer that consultants slammed as slanderous and false. (Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy is Jewish and misplaced three relations within the Holocaust.)
The Russian chief known as for Ukraine’s “demilitarization and denazification” and warned different nations that any try and intervene with the Russian motion would result in “penalties they’ve by no means seen.”
In response to NPR, almost 600 civilian fatalities have been confirmed within the first three weeks of the struggle, together with a U.S. journalist.
The U.S. army estimates that between 2,000 and 4,000 Ukrainian armed forces, nationwide guard and volunteer forces have been killed. It estimates that between 5,000 and 6,000 Russian troopers have been killed.
Ukrainian armed forces say greater than 12,000 Russian troops have been killed since February 24.
“Слава Україні! – Glory to Ukraine”, Blackie Lawless Shares His Ideas on Ukraine…
Posted by W.A.S.P. Nation (Official) on Thursday, March 17, 2022