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For us to not know the situation with Big Tech and yet uncritically participate in the grand social surveillance and engineering experiment would be a disaster.
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With Russian forces amassing on the border with Ukraine, the world watches. Threats of consequences are traded back and forth between Vladimir Putin and leadership in the UK and the US. It appears as though any day now we will see Russia attempt to take over their neighbor and install a puppet regime there.
Will America and her NATO allies do anything to stop Russia? Time will tell.
Yet Russia and China are doing precisely what adherents to the philosophy of peace through strength predicted when Afghanistan was surrendered to the Taliban last year. And I fear we are going to see a repeat of that debacle as I read reports this morning that the U.S. State Department is signaling its inability to evacuate American citizens from Ukraine, encouraging them to secure their own transportation out.
Compare and contrast Russia laying claim to Ukrainian territory on the grounds that Russian-speaking persons live there with actual American citizens – men, women, and children – being told for the world to hear that their own government cannot get them home once again.
Just when we should be projecting strength we are projecting weakness. And this again is a symptom of the judgment our country has brought on itself. In thinking ourselves so wise, we have become fools. Our foolish hearts are darkened.
And if you thought America was bad, just wait until you see the alternative.
Yet the silver lining is there if we are not stubbornly insistent on being fatalistically passive. And while it may not seem like much, the coming vacuum of leadership which our present failed leadership portends means Americans with courage, sense, and good judgment need to be preparing themselves to step up to the plate soon.
If those countrymen do not so prepare themselves, only then are we sunk. And in the meantime, we should view the current happenings with a view to learning all the lessons that can be gleaned from them so as to not repeat the mistakes unfolding in real time before our eyes.
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