Blind to Greatness

And just to think that while these feats of incredible bravery, these deeply moving moments were happening in Ukraine in February, March, April, there were people in the US who instead of being inspired by this greatness were gleefully waving around pouty articles about a date stamp on a photo of a Ukrainian girl and investigative reports on when the President of Ukraine first started wearing a khaki shirt.

They could have been looking at the skies but they chose to gaze intently at the lint in their navels. History is happening right next to them but they no longer know how to notice it. Seeing this brings to mind an image of some crusty curmudgeon during the American Revolutionary War who is convinced that nothing would come of the American struggle for sovereignty because George Washington’s boots aren’t polished the right way.

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