Would it be easier for Russia to admit defeat, or to launch a nuclear strike against Ukraine? The is the ultimate damned-if-you-do-and-damned-if-you-don't situation. "Do you want to die this way? Or do you want to die that way?" With a psychopath at the controls, he won't ask the question. He will simply push the button. And the survivors will not consider themselves lucky to be alive. That we are even at a place that I can write these words about a credible scenario within the next few days or weeks is an outlandish reflection of where we are as a civilization. How did it come to this? Who could have stopped it? Who can stop it now? And, China is talking about war with Taiwan. Are you asking me to believe these people cannot think of anything better to do? Putin and Xi, what are you thinking? I'm thinking how did you get to be as old as you are without growing up? I'm also thinking how many people who have grown up over the ten million years of human existence have become disgusted with endless wars, and taken Lao Tzu's way of saying the hell with it and riding off on their ox to the west to die.
I have never see a world more in need of a perspective shift than this one is. Everybody knows what is important and nobody agrees about it. What's important? There is no consensus. Who is keeping it stirred up? Who doesn't want consensus? Who benefits from chaos? Who profits from insanity? Who is behind the production of confusion, fear, uncertainty, anger, hatred, vitriol unabating? Suddenly there are pissed off people showing up at every school board meeting in the country angry about critical race theory, or taking issue with books in school libraries, or demanding to know why science teachers are teaching whatever they don't want to be taught today... Who is choreographing the upheaval? Are you telling me this kind of madness has its own momentum? That if any society can be stirred to the point of not liking anything, the dissatisfaction takes on self-perpetuating, self-developing, self-destructive capability that is incapable of being corralled, and becomes the latest incarnation of Kirttimukha, devouring itself for the joy of its own demise? Is that's what is going on? And they are incapable of changing their perspective because they get too much satisfaction from hating/fearing everything? That is an addiction to end addictions, and a completely sorry state of affairs.