“You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission.” ― The Violent Bear It Away
The final few paragraphs from Diana West’s latest article – ‘Think Before You Jump’ – via dianawest.net
It seems fair to say that approaching any kind of war in a state of feverish hysteria is not advisable. But developing an independent understanding the complex history of the region takes time. Unraveling the motivations and agendas of all of the players seems hopeless.
Fear not. There is a quick, fool-proof method to cure a case of Ukrainian war fever before it reaches deliriousness. Just take a quiet, reflective moment to look around at who has it really bad and ask yourself: Could you ever in your right mind find yourself on the same page with them?
Here’s just a few: George Soros. George Conway. Harry and Meghan. Elon Musk. Bill Kristol. Sean Penn. The Atlantic Monthly crew. Pope Francis. The Screen Actors Guild.
In this same pause, which should become a reality check, also ask yourself why it is the case that these same people and so many more are beating the war drums with a fervor that far outstrips their concern about the borders of their own nations. Indeed, some of them have spent their careers and fortunes actively working against the borders of their own nations, their own peoples. They love invasions of non-Ukrainian borders. In fact, among these new Ukrainian super-patriots are people who not only seek a borderless world (except for Ukraine), they want to cancel the Bill of Rights, make you eat bugs, digitize your identity and control your mind.
Some are actively doing exactly that. On a governmental level, we see Ukrainian partisans in the EU, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US — the same governing bodies that include the world’s worst covid tyrants, the thuggish leaders who specialize in breaking laws and sacred trusts in their own merciless war to seize and desecrate the rights and liberties and lives of the people of their own nations.
Think about it, at least a little longer.
In the meantime….
Tonight’s musical offering:
Respighi – ‘Pines Of Rome – The Appian Way’ (final moments) – Georges Prêtre
(starts out quietly – ends magnificently – Headphones on for maximum sensory enjoyment)
Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash