Reality, nightmare, insanity, madness
Walked past the Oleksandr Matsievksy monument at the entrance of Kyiv Fortress this morning. Weird. His mother has blessed the effigy in Kyiv and a bronze statue has been erected in Oleksandr’s hometown Nyzhyn, Chernihiv region, as well as in other cities.
“Ukraine’s capacity to intercept missiles and drones and rockets being fired to destroy civilian infrastructure, as well as to attack its military, will be severely degraded.” — Jake Sullivan.
Making matters worse, MAGA maniacs in the US House are warning Speaker Mike Johnson that any attempt to pass Ukraine aid before the US stems migrant crossings at its southern border would foment a rebellion on his right flank.
Mike, as we learned yesterday, is in direct contact with God, who has appointed him to be a modern-day Moses. The situation may not be hopeless if you believe in devine intervention2.
Both Putin and Zelensky believe that they were chosen for a great cause by fate itself. Only the nature of their messianism is different.
Vladimir Putin's messianism is built on faith in power. The right of the strong for the Kremlin dictator is the highest law and the only acceptable instrument of international relations.
After February 24, 2022, it was easy for the idealist Zelensky to gain faith in victory over the aggressor: after all, such open and brazen evil cannot prevail and remain unpunished…
It is obvious that from the first days of the invasion, [Zelensky] began to consider himself as a person destined by fate to achieve the restoration of justice and the triumph of good over evil. Belief in his mission significantly helped the president during the war.
I draw a blank on God’s plan, but I remember Z saying [49.32] in 2018 that he speaks with a supernatural entity and that these conversations are too intimate to divulge, publicly. So, you’ll have to ask him for the details, privately.
Ukraine Carries On Fight While Pondering an Erosion of U.S. Aid. The government in Kyiv remains hopeful of further American assistance, but it is also looking to other resources — and trying to make clear what could be at stake (The New York Times, December 9, 2023)