‘Once upon a time’, my uncle Russ told me, ‘your dad was driving along the street on his Harley-Davidson (or was it his Indian?), when he happened to pass a bar with several of the local’s motorcycles parked out front. One bike belonged to the local ‘fool’, the remainder to the crowd of locals. Your dad imagined right away what was transpiring inside the bar without too much difficulty. He parked his bike, walked into the bar, and marched straight through the crowd of locals who were menacing the ‘fool’. Your dad stood beside the ‘fool’ (whom, by the way, your dad didn’t care for either), and said to the crowd, “If you want a piece of him (the ‘fool’) you’ll have to go through me.”‘
And that was the end of my uncle’s story. He could see in my face how proud I was to hear that about my dad. MY. DAD.
Imagine how proud I would feel if only my government and my PM and the ruling class they serve would stand up and tell Russia and China, ‘IF YOU WANT UKRAINE AND TAIWAN YOU WILL HAVE TO COME THROUGH US.’
If PM Justin were really like his dad, he’d be talking like my dad.
If the World’s ‘leaders’ were more interested in ‘leading’ than in protecting their assets (and using Ukraine to steal Russia’s; ineffective in the context of protecting Ukraine), they would already be standing between Russia and Ukraine/China and Taiwan, like my dad stood between the ‘fool’ and a menacing crowd, greatly outnumbered, but undaunted…he did what was right.
I get what President Biden is saying about WWIII. At the same time, Russia is doing everything it can to start WWIII. Meanwhile China’s regime – engaged in a race to the pathetic bottom with Putin, the Ayatollahs, and folks like MBS and the Western ruling classes- ‘watches’.
At the very least, peacekeepers need to be brought in to protect the humanitarian corridors. To be fair, military supplies must find another way in. Under these circumstance, Ukrainian non-combatants can get out safely of the way, while their heroes fight to defend their way of life.
As much as Trump trumped NATO’s cohesion, he also exposed the wishy-washy underbelly, the lack of resolve and the political will to DO THE RIGHT THING of European politics.
It is the likes of Zelenskyy that the World needs now. That courage and honesty, together with President Biden’s apparent personal motivation to do the right thing. Not only to face Russia and China and Iran, but to face the evil that threatens all of us…the ego of Wealth; because that is in service to Satan and it won’t be just $$$ the poor are denied…IT WILL BE THE HELP OF THE CREATOR to make things right.
I sicken at the blather of politicians and the knowledge that the ones responsible for the carnage in Ukraine sit safely in their homes, offices…and, when they are in their Parliaments, the houses of democracy, they talk and do nothing but pat themselves on the back for the nothing they do…and then, down the road, they’ll be telling the poor of their nations that they cannot help them out because they had to help the Ukrainian refugees. There would be no refugees if we did the right things in the first place. But we don’t. Actually, our ruling classes don’t because there is more money in doing things they way they are now…without honour, without self-respect…only the respect of those who are also wealthy and also screwing over their own citizens with trade agreements and tribunals are such ‘leaders’ earning.
Satan is laughing at the Wealthy. We sleepwalk through the b.s. Wealth passes for good government. ha ha ha. Salesmen for wealth is what an Executive with the Whip becomes.
We need only wake up. Satyagraha, not Trucks, is the way forward, if our leaders will not steward our societies.
Like my dad. He was afraid too, but HE NEVER LET FEAR BECOME HIS MASTER.