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God's mills grind slowly

1 July, 2024 Monday
10:55

In children's fairy tales, the protagonist gets a magic sword with which he cuts off all the heads of the dragon, and peace and happiness come to the earth

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As people grow up, they begin to realize that there is no magic sword.

Not all of them, only about 20-25% realize that.

There is no Wunderwaffen, no magic weapon that gives the ultimate advantage on the battlefield. Likewise, there is no final magic sanction that will make the Russian economy immediately falter and collapse. There is no magic words that will make the Russians suddenly repent and withdraw their troops. There is no magic international statement, communique, or protocol that will change the world. There is no summit, forum, assembly, or congress that will unite all people of good will against all the bad guys, so the bad guys will be scared and fall to their knees.

"The result is achieved through a long and complex set of actions - military, economic, political, diplomatic, informational, etc. Everything is complicated, slow and painful."

Because this is not a fairy tale.

But there is good news.

God's mills are grinding slowly but inevitably.

An archaic empire powered by fossil fuels, with a backward, exploitative economy, demographic problems, a vast territory, and a full complement of internal conflicts, supported by "allies" who dream of its demise, cannot live long.

Our problem is that we are also fragile. And this is our own fault.

It would be ideal if each and every one of us did something every day to increase the fragility of the enemy's empire. In the ranks of Ukrainian Armed Forces or in the rear, in the civil service or in industry. But this will not be the case.

Instead, each and every one of us can and must do something every day to reduce our own fragility. At least, not to increase our own fragility.

You can definitely do that. Just stop and think about what you can do. Today. Every day.

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About the author. Valeriy Pekar, lecturer at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

The editors do not always share the opinions expressed by the blog authors.

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