It’s very symbolic that Ukraine clocked up such massive wins precisely on the anniversary of the day when the Western civilization was severely injured 21 years ago.
Today that terrible trauma reached the age of maturity. Because of this wound, our civilization lost its sense of rightness and its belief in its own goodness. It lost the certainty that it deserves to survive. It forgot about its incredible achievements and concentrated on picking endlessly on the scab of its mistakes. It tried to shut down its own economy, castrate itself, and glue its mouth shut.
But the Western civilization is bigger and stronger than even the worst trauma. Today it has begun its rebirth. That rebirth comes accompanied by solidarity, the knowledge of what matters, and the need to achieve, create, and overcome.
Things are getting better. We live in the time of amazement. Let’s remember that because if we don’t, that won’t honor those who died before they could see this day.