Believe me when I tell you that the climatists, the Ukrainists, the Covidians, the mass migrationists, and the antiracists are all expressions of the same malign force.
I live in Kyiv. Gimme a break! We are happy that the West is helping us fight Russia. But we are unhappy that the West (viz, neocons) got us into it in the first place. We wouldn't need NATO help now if the west had not shoved NATO down Putin's throat.
We are happy that we have freedom of speech. More than in the US - political correctness will get you fired - or Canada, where they will rob and jail you.
We are happy that men are men and women are women. We know which bathrooms to use and we don't need instruction from Biden and Rachel Levine,.
Ukraine is a place and a people. It is not part of the decadent west. What we desperately need is to be left alone.
So many of us have taken our God given natural rights & freedom for granted for far too long. We've been too willing to give up the hard work that comes with self-reliance and responsibility, content to let the nanny state grow into a sociopathic beast that is consuming us. The deep state combined the sinister immediacy of social media is allowing the sociopaths to prey on an increasingly dumbed down & numbed population in ways that Goebbels could only dream about. At the same time, one can sense that the next Great Awakening is occurring. Eyes are being opened and we see the globalists for who they really are: demonic. When they start killing children, it's far past the time for compromise.
These are true and excellent observations.
They have been dismantling representative government under the guise of emergencies of their own design. Now they are dismantling the concept of property rights, like Trudeau and Freeland did against the truckers, and now promoted against Russians as a collective. Another step in an awful direction.
The Party of Davos is making huge moves under the cover of covid and now Ukraine.
Certainly the past 2+ years have brought western debauchery to the fore. Out of all the evil perpetrated & yet to come, the awakening (or reaffirmation) of those of us who can see, it is a silver lining
Sooner or later, Eugyppius, you’ll see that the actions of the borg ARE being directed ... by the Prince of This World.
On the plus side, I am encountering more and more people who are entirely fed up and "awake". This sentiment is unfortunately disorganized and fragmented - it needs form and a leader of some sort.
Mr Bourla obliged us with demanding a 4th vaccine dose. See how well that goes over - my guess is like a lead balloon.
Sigh. Here's a hint to anyone who hasn't picked up on it yet: "Values" is a word from sociology. It implies that what any culture "values" is not, in a real sense, superior or inferior to what any other culture "values." It has its place in scholarship, I suppose. It should never be bandied around in this way, and you should distrust anyone who does so. When someone says, "We are a school based on Christian values!" he is either using a word he thinks sounds official, or hiding that he doesn't care anything about whether Christian teachings are true and will keep them when he likes them or disregard them when he doesnt. When someone says, "We've taken care to respect the values of the LGBTQ+ Community," he either means, "we're trying hard to be nice and this is what you say when you're being nice," or "We do everything powerful advocacy groups tell us to." It's VERY IMPORTANT to know what people mean when they say "values."
What a world it is that this Turd Pueyo feels like he can make pronouncements on what we must think and how we are to live our lives.
This is absolutely true. We're not supposed to say it, but more than anything else, this war is about pushback against the attempted expansion of Western domination. That's why Ukrainian Lives Matter, but Afghan and Uyghur Lives don't:
From what I can tell, he's not doing much thinking, and I certainly hope he's not influencing anyone with his pseudointellectual posts.
You mean like Canada under Justin Trudeau? Canada is the ONLY nation in the world - let alone one with Western values - that is unethically and illegally preventing unvaccinated people from leaving the country (even if other countries are open to all travellers) as well as use Federal transportation. It is also giving foreign sojourners a period of time to basically GTFO before...well no one is sure. Not a stick of evidence be it from IATA, airlines or studies support the government's completely unreasonable over reach but here we are in Chinada. Punitive and totalitarian under one Justin Trudeau. The meanest meme generator I've ever seen. Now, behold Justin in all his gaslighting glory as he speakers of Western freedom and democracy in Ukraine as he squashes dissent here. Just like the good, inept, remedial, shallow, deceptive, little Castro-WEF lap dog protege that he is. Hey Justin. Guess which finger I'm raising to you and Chrystia?
Why avoid the elephant in the room that THE prevailing sentiment/push is de-Chritianization? That is what is driving all this and what makes modern elites the most frightening. They do not believe their subjects have inviolable dignity and elites do not feel morally accountable to anyone.
"Unlike some of you, I prefer to see the actions of the borg as essentially undirected, and the result of internal dynamics."
Agreed. Once the "borg" administrative state reaches "critical mass," it is self-sustaining. Leaders like to pretend they're driving, but the wheel is no longer connected to anything.
Eugypius, love your work. In an age in which the Academy has lost it’s way by falling into narrow intellectual restraints such as Wokism, you employ the tools of critical thinking and analysis to tease out the facts. I so agree that there are destructive forces within western society that have evolved within the sheer complexity of global forces - economic, social and political. These forces are undermining the very attributes that made our once free and open societies.
I would guess that you, like me, think it's taking a break.
The Ukraine government announced emergency payments to those impacted by war?
But only if you are vaccinated… and only through the digital system.
This is how the other shoe of “covid” could drop. You’ll get food stamps (free money) only if you have a vaccine pass.