Sunny with a chance of nuclear fallout?
As I sit out here in my patio/office/carport in sunny Arizona (actually it is cooler/windy this year) I can’t complain. I know I just did but it’s true. My kids won’t listen to me when I whine about the weather and I totally understand, they are living in frigid temps, but just validate me once in a while, ok? This morning is perfect and I am happy, and I am also grateful.
The news from Ukraine is the only thing that really weighs heavily on me and I can’t do anything about it. Being an older senior I have lived my life and traveled the world and if I die tomorrow so be it. Making sense of what is happening right now is what’s making me crazy and also fearful for my children and my grandchildren. If it can happen in Ukraine it can happen here. The powers that be, possess weapons of mass destruction that can be used anywhere, and now biological ones as well.
If we stand up to Russia we have to consider China coming into the fray. I am not an expert on world powers but I do know that China has over 1.4 billion people, Russia 1.4 million. As far as world powers military-wise, if one decides to make a statement I think we are all in trouble. But then again, how can we stand idly by while Russia takes Ukraine? Killing innocent people, women and children included, and targeted even? Destroying a whole country because it can? How did this happen and how do we make it stop?
I feel the world suffered a huge setback with an unorthodox President occupying the Whitehouse for four years. This does not excuse Russia from what it is doing, but I’m sure that President had a hand in making them feel that they could get away with it. I also feel that same President set our whole world back into the dark ages. He made it acceptable to lie, cheat and steal and cover up the incompetence that followed him everywhere. He also made nice with the bad guys that are a threat to democracy the world over. Calling Putin a genius really took the cake for me, good grief! Biden said it best when recently describing Putin as a cowardly war criminal.
I don’t have any answers and I don’t know what is going to happen to Ukraine or even what will befall all of us in the end. All I know for sure is that the world needs to unite and come together and make this stop. Killing all those innocent people and destroying their country is not going to solve anything. I may not be afraid of dying but what really keeps me awake at night is what is going to become of my children and grandchildren if the bad guys win.
March 24th 2022