At 70 years old, I still had the hope that my world would not collapse in an all-out-war. Now there might be left remnants of that hope only. And a year ago, when I spoke to my wife about how our generation looked to be so lucky not to see the results of a terrible war, at least in our part of the world, I had no idea what was about to come.
The Russian tyrant sure managed to turn the events of this world around after February 24. And of course, nobody knows what status awaits us "at the end of the day".
But the recent months are also giving us a picture of how a dictator could have taken power right here in North America if right-wingers would have gotten their will and destroyed the (fragile?) American democracy. And THAT fight is still not over.
Right now, we read about how the "former guy" has subverted the rule of law for his personal gain, riling up his often uneducated followers and dividing a nation to a point that it is questionable whether it will ever heal again. Mind you, if you check back on my postings of 2016-2020, I wasn't too far off with my predictions.
I know we've lost what we thought were friends in the process, but that couldn't be helped, and I am not sorry for that.
Much of the happenings between 2016 and 2020 which are now getting unveiled, have been caused by following Putin's playbook. Remember a 2-hour talk between Putin and the former guy without having any witnesses present?Headlines at the time:
Trump can't stop praising Putin
Trump: Putin and I have had some very good talks
And here is what should scare the most: