Discover more from ukraine@war
God's (Dragon) Plan
Reality, nightmare, insanity, madness
Ritual visits to the Dragon are no longer an obligatory attribute of political etiquette. Self-respecting knights met with him several times before he attacked in Feburary, but they are no longer required to chat him up in person about the fate of the Beautiful Maiden.
Yesterday, the Dragon said that he has heard people saying that the Americans intend to keep fighting “to the very last Ukrainian.”
“Let them try. This is a tragedy for the Ukrainian people, but, unfortunately, it’s the direction were moving in,” the Dragon said.
Z’s speechwriter offered a weird response.
“But God has his plan. If it’s up to us to defeat the Dragon, in whose presence half the world trembles in fear, if it’s our role to be the underdog who continues fighting more than four months, even though people expected the Dragon to defeat us in three days, then we’re up to this task,” Zelensky said.
Evgeny Schwartz’s play Дракон (The Dragon, 1943) is a story about the good knight Lancelot challenging and, despite huge odds, eventually killing the Dragon that has terrorized a town for 400 years — an allegory of Nazism and its ultimate defeat, although it later came to be interpreted as a sign that the Dragon of Stalinism had been destroyed. Mark Zakharov’s Убить Дракона (To Kill the Dragon, 1989) takes it one step further, suggesting the destruction of the whole Soviet system.
So now Zelensky is Lancelot and Putin is the Dragon?
If I understand correctly, the night vision goggles, HIMARS, Baretta machine guns, counterbattery radar systems and sniper rifles received by Z’s Beautiful Maiden are allegorical representations of the various gifts — magic carpet, invisibility cap, energy drinks, etc — the handlers in Schwartz’s play bestowed on Lancelot.
I drew a blank on God’s plan. I remember Z saying [49.32] that he speaks with a supernatural entity and that these conversations are too intimate to divulge, publicly. You’ll have to ask him for the details, privately.