This article won’t be long demagogy about what is correct or not because it’s obvious to everyone that this war between Russia and Ukraine is the result of profound disregard for the sovereignty/autonomy of one nation. However, everyone should learn something from it and apply the lesson taken into their lives.
- We are all part of one cultural, social, and family system. But we cannot be judged for being part of that system just because it represents our nationality. Vladimir Putin doesn’t represent all Russians, but all Russians will suffer the repercussions of his decisions and actions. Is it fair? Not really. The penalization of one entire country because of head state mismanagement erodes the principles of freedom and citizenship.
- Volodymyr Zelensky has given a white glove slap to some European politicians when he refused to leave Ukraine. Heroism? What he is doing right now for Ukraine, is what we all should do for what is rightfully ours. These days the word diplomacy is thrown out into the wind as if there is no tomorrow. But in the shadow of that very same diplomacy. War crimes still exist, forcing people to seek shelter in foreign countries.
- While the world was distracted and worried about the pandemic, an individual or several individuals orchestrated a war taking advantage of existing weaknesses. Don’t we have to be more careful? Don’t we have to be more conscientious when electing our governments? But also braver in our decisions and not cowardly delegate our sovereignty to others?
We are witnessing history repetition that was thought to be dead and buried, the bombardment of unnecessary information on social media and mass media. A profound disregard for our rights as humans and our civil integrity. All this reminds me of one song by Cher – Heart of Stone – where she sings those lines:
“Get the picture
No room for the innocent
Peak season in lonely town
Knocked out of the ring by love
Are you down and up
Or up and down
Don’t you sometimes
Wish you heart was a heart of stone”