This must be one of the saddest times in history. To see Russia and Vladimir Putin invade Ukraine is like watching a movie. This cannot be real, it must all be CGI yet, it is not. Who would have thought that we would be discussing the war at the dinner table in the middle of a pandemic? The thought of war and the present day do not seem to fit and yet here we are.
It feels surreal that we as supposedly civilized human beings of this planet are capable of such atrocities. All this and for what? The greed and ego of people? This type of pissing match, irrational behaviour and thinking or lack of thinking must stop. The sheer number of human lives lost in past wars is unthinkable. Now in 2022, the most advanced people in the known universe are going to war once more. What kind of stupidity is this?!
Does anyone not think how idiotic the human race is. Are we not able to stop this from happening? I don’t mean the war, I mean the precursor to the war. The signs before a single life is to be lost. Surely there must have been a way to stop this. But as usual, some people will be rubbing their hands together in hopes of war so they may profit from it.
That thought alone makes me sick. To think that many people will benefit from the bloodshed in Ukraine. Some people are going to make money over the lives lost. Why else would this not be stopped? The whole world, billions of people are watching this play out before our very eyes. It is a tear-jerking moment when kids and adults alike are running away and seeking shelter. How does a parent explain such things to a child?
Watching this all play out should start a movement for all of us to be better humans, and bring humanity back. In the end, nothing will be lost or gained but the lives of innocent men, women and children. The world will not be a better place, the future will not be brighter. So we need to ask the question… Why?
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