The Other Day I Asked, “Do We Bother?” I Think Now We Must.
WORDS: 718 — Just six days ago I made a post asking the question as to whether indicting Trump would be prudent given given the current national divide and the fact he is too old to even consider going down the White House road again… and better to simply discredit him at this point. Well, after today’s Jan. 6th Committee testimony.. I’ve changed my mind.
“For God’s Sake, This Man Cannot Remain In Power.” – Is There A Problem With This Statement?
WORDS: 595 — I think we can all agree that when any sitting president speaks words do tend to matter. This was all to prevalent during the Trump administration when that clown just blathered out lies and other ridiculousness for simply shock value. So.. was this Biden statement a lie? Nope. Was it a ridiculous statement to challenge common morality or traditional thought? Nope. Was the statement ridiculous in general? Nope. So, what was it then?
An Update To My “Beware The Ides Of March” (Pic Graphic) Post from early Yesterday
WORDS: 659 — It seems there has indeed been some behind-the-scenes activity on how to “handle” Putin. Better to have a brain-trust at your disposal than trust only in your own brain.
How Might The Use of A Nuclear Weapon In The Ukraine Conflict Trigger A Nuclear Response?
WORDS: 1,560 — Putin’s personal spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, has apparently caused a greater stir among those in fear of Putin’s use of nuclear weapons, and the inevitable Armageddon to follow. It seems he stated in a CNN interview that Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons if it feels an “existential” threat. Obviously the variable there is the word “existential”, as that can have a broad definition. Is all this worth quaking in our boots?
“How Could This Happen In 2022?” – A Common Question Being Asked World-Wide About Ukraine…. And Putin.
WORDS: 1,894 — To answer that question we could easily reply.. “Why not? It’s as good a year as any.” In other words, why would we even presume that mankind has learned anything from past history, just in the 20th century alone, that would suggest that in 2022 we’ve finally realized the errors of our collective ways, and our amazing application of technology has made our current times on the road to some Utopia. No more dictators! No more oppression! Freedom for all! Well, it seems humanity isn’t there quite yet.
About Ukraine… Are We Willing Yet To Live And Let Die?
WORDS: 2,083 — I think we can all basically agree that that whether Putin stops from his own failed military inertia and signing off on some cease fire or peace agreement, or whether the Battle of the Ukraine ends up continuing as a guerilla campaign against the Russian occupation over the next 20 years, the point is really that the international stability of the world is going into a new phase.
What “IF” This IS The Start Of World War III?
WORDS: 1,563 — Yeah.. no one wants to even imagine that, but the Russian war in Ukraine is revealing some real politically unstable circumstances that call into question a really unknown future. Is there a way to avoid all this? Perhaps more to the greater point, is there any way we can avoid what happens after Ukraine” (assuming there is an “after”)?
“Women and Children First!” I Don’t See Democracy Sinking, But I See Bullying Floundering.
WORDS: 2,071— It seems the call for women and children first is echoing at Ukrainian railway stations as the throngs of refugees try and leave the country before falling under the “jackboot” of Russian… well, Putin nonsense. While Putin himself is blathering some contrived fiction about neo-Nazi’s running Ukraine, he’s most certainly acting like a Hitlerian fascist.. Nazism being the very thing his countrymen abhor and vilify and have not forgotten. But, there might be some interesting changes afoot as time goes on that will affect the world…. if we can avoid a nuclear confrontation.
An “Abraham Lincoln Brigade” For Ukraine?
WORDS: 567 — The thought recently crossed my mind while viewing all the media reporting of the tenaciousness of the Ukrainian citizens. It’s difficult to ignore Zelensky’s reply to Biden’s offer to be evacuated with “The fight is here. Send me more ammunition, not a ride.” Of course, that reply from those soldiers who met their demise at the hands of the Russian warship by replying via radio, “Russian warship, go fuck yourself. Then incredible resolve of former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, no spring chicken himself, dressed for combat… “Don’t trust Putin!”
Let’s Not Kid Ourselves; The Issue Is Not About Avoiding Ukraine Involvement But Entirely About Stopping Putin
WORDS: 1,771 — The image above represents a screen capture of a radio exchange between Ukrainian soldiers manning their post on Snake Island just off the Ukrainian coast in the Black Sea, and a Russian warship. The Russians asked for their surrender and assured safety.. and the soldier’s reply depicted above as translated. This is a graphic example of the patriotic heroism being displayed by the Ukrainian people that will serve to make the Russian takeover all the more challenging… and costly.
Narcissism, Machiavellianism, Psychopathy… Oh, The Humanity!
WORDS: 636 — To any of my readers who have had any sort of psych classes in college, one might recognize the title of this post as being the three elements of anti-social behavior.. also referred to as the “Dark Triad”. Sounds ominous, and it rather is in a profound way when rating political power mongers… past and present. Actually, it’s good practice to shy away from a potential mate if they exhibit any of these traits. But that’s a whole other avenue.