“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of (or commentary about) websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time. Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.” This is subject to change, however. In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while. For rants promote change, and change can be good—right? Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).
It is our (Americans) fault that someone like [Vladimir Putin] could come to power in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. For we could have rushed to the aid of the citizens of the former communist countries, but we wanted them to lie in the bed they had made for awhile.
So, instead of fostering feelings of eternal gratitude with people, who had watched their means for existence disintegrate right before their very eyes, we reinforced the notion of us really being their enemies. This made it easy for someone like Putin to come to power. For he has not been shy about wanting to rebuild the Soviet Union, and life was not all that bad for many in the area during that era—certainly not as bad as it has been since.
Yes, some of the blame must be layed at the feet of the British, French and the rest of the free world. For they sure didn’t do much, but in all fairness, our leaders were probably discouraging them from doing what they could. No, I do not have any evidence. It sure makes sense to me, though.
The West Germans did more than anyone else to help their people, who had been trapped on the eastern side of the [Iron Curtain]. Hence, there is now a truly united Germany, which is as strong as a country as it ever has been—both economically and politically.
Alas, I see the Russian encroachment into Ukraine as being a no-win situation. For unless our Heavenly Father does some serious changing of hearts and minds, it will only be by military force that Putin will be stopped, and I do not see him refusing to go nuclear when he starts losing a conventional war with the west.
In the end, the west would not lose even a nuclear war, but the survivors would be hard-pressed to claim victory. May our Heavenly Father have mercy upon us all.
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