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Three political leaders making dead heroes, civilian refugees and rubble out of Ukraine (+2022.03.02).Joe Biden. American political leader aiding and abetting Volodymyr Zelensky  making dead heroes, civilian refugees and rubble out of Ukraine. Loses control his hormones and runs his mouth off bitching about Russia needing regime change (proud of his "moral outrage" emotions) and then says nobody believes America would do that. The political leader of a nation state who speaks as nothing more than a private citizen who expresses personal peeves, not deals with realpolitik. This man is unfit for his job. (+2022.03.29).Vladimir Putin. Russian autocratic political leader making dead heroes, civilian refugees and rubble out of Ukraine to stay in power and try to keep Russia from being reduced to being just one more part of Pax Americana. (+2022.03.02).Volodymyr Zelensky. Ukrainian comedian turned political leader who came out of the television set, making dead heroes, civilian refugees and rubble out of Ukraine (+2022.03.02). He belongs back in the television set.Three political leaders making dead heroes, civilian refugees and rubble out of Ukraine (+2022.03.02).
We won!

The war ended. Our Great Leader announced it over the radio: We had won. After 5 long years of endless fighting and sacrifice, we had defeated the evil enemy. Unconditional surender. A cessation of hostilities on all fronts.

Morning dawned and everybody was celebrating in the streets. Many had not slept they were so elated. Our Great Leader had led us to victory against seemingly insurmountable odds and overwhelming obstacles. A holiday was declared: Victory Day! Mass parades were planned in all our cities to celebrate peace and to honor both our Great Leader who had led us to victory and all our brave heroes who, under his unfailing leadership, many gave their lives and others their health to save our beloved country from the evil enemy. We had won!

Then a very somber message: Out Great Leader was dead. He had committed suicide earlier that morning. He left a note apologizing to us all for all the many men and women he had sent into harm's way to win the war. His note said that while he knew he had had to do it, he could no longer endure the painful weight of having done it to them and to us. "I cannot live with so many dead and wounded, so much slaughter and waste." He wished all us the survivors well in our new era of peace.

Deputy Leader had quietly assumed power and met with his war, now peace, cabinet. It was decided to not release the suicide note but to tell the people that their Great Leader, exhausted from the burden of office, had died peacefully in his sleep during the night from a massive cerebral hemorrhage. The parades went on as planned with just the added tribute to the country's Great Leader who had peacefully passed away during the night after having bravely led us to victory.

All the survivors had survived. Life went on for those who went on. Shiny new cities rose where the rubble was cleared. People forgot about this war and the wounded mostly either healed up or passed on. Some years later there came another war where our new Great Leader led more brave heroes....[1]

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.


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I presume that you, Sir, are going to back your paper words with solid gol,d and enlist to fight on the front lines yourself, not just send other people to go fight and maybe get injured or die there? I honor your action in advance, Sir!
 

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Footnotes

  1. There was a movie back in the 1980's which seemed to me sentimental patriotic kitsch: "Chariots of Fire". There was one scene near the start which struck me as maybe casting the whole movie in a different light: A veteran from the recently ended World War I whose face and jaw was literally wired together from a war wound, is portering an elite young man, who presumably never saw service,'s heavy luggage to the latter's elite school dormitory room. The maimed veteran comments that this is what we fought the war for.



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