Craven Europe, Appeasing Russia
We condemn the craven act of the European scoundrels who administer the Eurovision song contest for blocking Georgia’s entry from being performed in the contest because it might offend Russia’s “prime minister” Vladimir Putin. One must wonder whether Europe would have been as quick to censor a song that teased George Bush. You can sign a petition to protest this action here.
If Eurovision had the slightest backbone, no entrant from Russia would be allow on stage this year as a sanction for Russia’s barbaric and imperialist aggression against Georgia last summer. Instead, tiny Georgia is the one being punished, not even allowed to make its own statement about the events for fear of making girly man Putin start to cry from shame.
One could ignore this incident if it had occurred in isolation, but Europe’s appeasement efforts have been repeated and revolting. It has, most importantly, failed to move forcefully to bring Georgia and Ukraine into the NATO and EU folds, and it has been grossly negligent in speaking out in support of human rights victims within Russia. This is exactly how Hitler got started. How can Putin interpret this action as anything but appeasement, as anything but an invitation to continue and even escalate his malignant activity in the hopes of winning further gains?