1999 - 2022
Evil then, evil now.
...and good riddance.
I can't think of a single good thing that has come out of this nightmare of a year, filled with broken promises, bait-and-switch, gaslighting, deceit and outright lies that made hypocrisy look normal and virtuous by comparison. All this misery may yet give birth to something good in the days and months to come. Yet as the tally stands just minutes before midnight, there's none to be found in 2021.
Things could carry on as they have, and get worse. Normally, on New Year's Eve, we wish for it to be otherwise - and so I shall, now. For "oft evil will shall evil mar," as the old saying goes, and I do have faith that the almighty Lord will smile on us sinners sooner or later, if we but try to earn His grace.
🔻#OTD in 1⃣9⃣9⃣9⃣ @NATO started bombing #Yugoslavia. For the first time since #WWII an aggression was committed against a sovereign European nation, an active participant in the anti-Hitler coalition, one of the @UN founders.— Russian Embassy in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) March 24, 2021
It's interesting to observe the contrast between the West and Russia recently. As the West has been dismantling its monuments, Russia has been erecting massive Orthodox churches, like the new Armed Forces Cathedral, and WWII memorials, like the one of Rzhev, in this month alone. pic.twitter.com/jNyNqCIuBK— Nina ☦️ Byzantina (@NinaByzantina) June 30, 2020
The irony is that, insofar as the monument-toppling revolutionaries have an articulated agenda beyond destruction, it's race-based Communism. Russia went through that starting a century ago, and though it took a while, it has obviously recovered rather well, as physical evidence shows. So, there is hope. Nothing is inevitable. One just has to be willing to learn from the mistakes of others, lest they be repeated.
This is what a dying civilization looks like. https://t.co/HQeeixN68z— John Daniel Davidson (@johnddavidson) July 1, 2020
I'd like to add some context to what I said there, not because it's necessary for the argument I made - because it stands just fine on its own - but because I know it will reflexively be denounced as "Russian propaganda" because of where it was published.‘While Russia has chosen to regard its #WWII experience in the traditional terms of heroism and sacrifice, Poland has opted for a very postmodern angle of victimhood’— RT (@RT_com) May 23, 2020
- Nebojsa Malic (@NebojsaMalic)https://t.co/vSjcWu2JSE