Brilliantly expressed and original. I will read it a second time.
The nonsense in Ukraine is of net benefit to no one except the war industry.
This is a brilliant, spot on analysis, Tessa, as usual! How did one so young become so smart and insightful? I am so grateful that you are here with us at this absolutely insane time. Keep sharing your wisdom and your love. It touches me every time.
it’s always the little guy that gets plastered.
What I’d like to say about this essay has already been expressed so well by so many who’ve commented. Thank you, Tessa and all! Our next door neighbors are from Russia. We got together once to talk politics and came to the conclusion that the people of both countries have been played by our so-called leaders. My husband and I didn’t realize that the USSR’s occupation of Afghanistan was like the US war on Vietnam — soldiers were pawns in the game. Those who didn’t die on the battlefield were discarded at home. War is for profit of the powerful, the rest of us be damned.
It is a helpless feeling when the whole globe is at risk. We all need to keep communicating, like you do here Tessa. I've learned to question everything, and assume nothing is as it seems...
Well said and echoes my own thoughts.
I found it hard to click on the heart here, because it needs to be a broken one, as you noted. Thanks for writing this, Tessa. It seems likely that as people are finally rebelling against the covid fear story, the ones “in charge” need something else in the news to scare us.
James Corbett did a report on Ukraine the day before Russia invaded. Regardless, he does his usual excellent job of giving the historical context of the conflict:
I really appreciate your insights into the situation over there. Thank you for your hard work, honesty and heart centered expression Tessa <3
The only thing I’ve read that sums up every thought I’ve had about this.
Havn't read all this yet as I'm just heading back out to talk to a few of the pro Ukrainian protestors who are actively protesting against the anti-mandate protestors here in Dunedin. (Opposite sides of the road).
There is a tendency for some Westerners to go pro Putin in light of their own leaders mendacity. Big mistake.
Thank you, Tessa. No one is saying it but it remains true as ever was: It is manipulation. The people do not want to make war on each other.
The Russian people do not want to kill Ukrainians.
The Ukrainians do not want to kill Russians.
You can safely say that generally the people of any nation do not want to kill, do not want to wage ware.
Always there's fee ratbags who talk like that, stirrers, trouble makers, band wagon riders, amoral press and so on - but even they (especially they?) do not want to don uniforms and get up there on the front line and risk getting maimed or killed.
But it is the people that are set at each other's throats.
And the people that are always missing in these discussions.
It's way past time for the people to start saying 'no'. "No wars until we say so'.
And those that said it can go do the fighting. The killing. The dying.
Thank you so much for what you're saying about a pox on both houses! The fact is Putin is a criminal and so are the people running the show in the US. In fact, the real problem is fake nationalism propelled by a push-button patriotism which sets human beings against each other. This has been going on since the beginning of Emprie but has been magnified since the invention of the modern nation-state -- only four centuries ago! Gee, just as old as the beginning of what turned into the technocratic takeover, erasing of freedoms, surveillance states. On various conscious posts I've seen a lot of defense of Putin. It's totally erroneous.
You screamed it! I feel it