A Russian professor of philosophy suggested that vacuum bombs should be detonated underwater near the Canary Islands to create a tsunami that will destroy Boston, Philadelphia, and New York.
Yes, I know where the Canary Islands are. This wasn’t my suggestion but that of the esteemed Russian professor.
But wait, there’s more. The professor works at an institution of higher learning called the University of Friendship Among Peoples. It’s a highly respected university that in Soviet times educated students from friendly regimes of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Today in Russia, friendship among peoples translates into public fantasies of lethal tsunamis.
The class on political literature I’m taking in Spain is done on Microsoft Teams. There is a button called “Take control” at the top of the screen. I put a lot of effort into not pressing it. I don’t want to teach the class. But I do want to press the button.
Libertarians will like this.
Ukraine has very little centralization. Decisions are mostly made locally, not even regionally. So when Russia’s full-scale invasion began, everybody started fighting and figuring things out on their own. Local authorities simply armed the citizens, no questions asked. Nobody waited for the government to organize anything or to give orders.
Ukrainians weren’t micromanaged. Everybody did what they considered right. This gave the Ukrainian forces such maneuverability and adaptability that the Russian army, which tolerates no initiative at all, couldn’t compete.
Freedom of speech, freedom to bear arms, and freedom to decide for yourself are winning the war in Ukraine.
Ukrainians will be Ukrainians. There are many report of people in Ukraine trying to bribe their way into the army. They get rejected on the basis of age or health, and they try the usual method of getting one over on the authorities.