The United States is closely monitoring developments in Ukraine. We have consistently advocated a de-escalation of violence, constitutional change, a coalition government, and early elections, and today’s developments could move us closer to that goal. The unshakeable principle guiding events must be that the people of Ukraine determine their own future. We welcome constructive work in the Rada and continue to urge the prompt formation of a broad, technocratic government of national unity. We welcome former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s release from a prison hospital today, and we wish her a speedy recovery as she seeks the appropriate medical treatment that she has long needed and sought.
We continue to urge an end to violence by all sides and a focus on peaceful, democratic dialogue, working pursuant to Ukraine’s constitution and through its institutions of government. Going forward, we will work with our allies, with Russia, and with appropriate European and international organizations to support a strong, prosperous, unified, and democratic Ukraine. Going forward, the Ukrainian people should know that the United States deeply values our long-standing ties with Ukraine and will support them as they pursue a path of democracy and economic development.
Hmmm..... How many people realize this is an open call for a dictatorship? Right here:
We welcome constructive work in the Rada and continue to urge the prompt formation of a broad, technocratic government of national unity.
"Technocracy" is an obscure term for some, so I would like to educate you on it. The word "Technocracy" was first coined by a progressive named William Henry Smyth, in a series of articles by that same name. You can see that series of articles here. These articles first appeared in The Gazette in 1919, and here is how the Gazette editor described the series:
The author shows that the forces of the four great human instincts to live, to make, to take, to control are as essential in modern social life as at any time in the past. But all of these urges in a living democracy should be controlled without being controlled.
This series lays out the Technocratic Principles, and in a lot of ways they are a commentary on the Wilsonian government. By collecting these essays and publishing them into this book, Smyth essentially pushes out what can accurately be called the Technocratic Manifesto. While it is true that the quote above was not written by Smyth himself, it was written by the Gazette editor. We know Smyth agreed with it and we can prove this in two ways:
First, Smyth would've seen the original Gazette publications before final publication.
Second, Smyth would've seen them again when he collected the essays and published this book.
As to whether or not the description is accurate, take note of these two things from the first essay:
First: The need of a National Purpose; a purpose based upon peace and rational Human Development; a purpose as inspiring and as unifying as War for Democracy, and as high as our highest Ideals of Life.
Second: The need of a Supreme National Council of Scientists supreme over all other National Institutions to advise and instruct us how best to Live, and how most efficiently to realize our Individual and our National Purpose and Ideals.
That certainly sounds like control without control to me.(No matter what you may think, "control without control" is not an oxymoron) We know by reading other progressive authors that they desire to use the regulatory state to achieve their purpose.
I would like to point out to you how he ends the book: (See the last page, page 40)
IS THE EFFICIENT CONTROL OF MEN MORE DESIRABLE THAN FREEDOM?
That's tyranny. A technocracy is nothing more than despotic rule cloaked in "merit" and "expertise".
Note that Smyth himself puts this into caps, I didn't do that. This was an important question for Smyth, because he left that as the last thing. He left this as the final thought, the thing he wanted the reader to most consider and ponder. Is this "freedom thing" really all that valuable? Let's just put the experts in charge. If the little people - if the serfs don't like it well that's just too bad, we are the experts. We know how to run your lives.