Democreacy is rule by the people but who in the global digical world knows who the people are or what they want? Russia’s unwarranted and unlawful aggressin against Ukraine has taken a big step toward defining democracy in a global world.
Societies around the world have galloped toward development since the Second World War introduced the alternative of annihilation with the nuclear bomb. The United Nations and its multitude of bodies and agencies has played a major role in bettering life in now near-200 countries. This vast network takes on a human face in the novel entitled The Midas Maze. The plot centers on the pitfalls inherent in the juncture of people, governments and bureaucracies.
Bureaucracy had its heyday in the Soviet period behind the Iron Curtain that shrouded Eastern and Centrall Europe from all contact with democracy. In that system, red tape and its use for terror were the ways to elevate the ego by oppressing those pushed lower down in the henhouse pecking order. The Light of a Destiny Dark is a novel based on a memoir that brings to life the grim bleakness of life under that system.
The mayhem of global red tape is captured in Mission Improbable: the world community on a UN compound in Somalia. The memoir is a tribute to communicating across cultures where success or failure depends on any person’a indivual personality. The book shows that Integrity and good will tanscend cultural differences.
Russia’s current leader Vladimiir Putin was a beneficiary of the Soviet red tape form of government. Since the 1989 collapse of the Iron Curtain and the ensuing collapse of the Soviet economy, he has schemed to bring back the order expected to spring him into even greater heights An opening came with Donald Trump, an opportunist of the world leading US democracy. A writer’s view of this union is presented in America Votes Obama to Biden Past Trump. The premis is that America was not itself under the double assault of an American huckster and a former Soviet intelligence agent. Yet when America survived & was coming out of its coma, Putin turned to his second choice, the former satellite that had turned decidedly democratic since shedding its Soviet yoke.
The world’s people have rallied to Ukraine’s support as it has fought off the brutal assault. On behalf of Ukraine’s resolve to preserve its fledgling democracy, world leaders put heads together and even pulled the United Natins out of mothblls to help figure out how to cut through red tape without sparking a third world war. What’s missing from the effort is a full-throated cheer for efforts by the people of the United States.
The land of freedom, opportunity and free speech is mired in a complexity that has left them exhausted. After layers of information ranging from facts to alternative facts, after Trump, Covid and now the threrat of a third world, the people of America need clarity in the ruckus.
The Ukraine crisis makes one contrast very clear. Evil and good are opposites. Good gains momentum by spreading word of its works. Evil exhausts itself & allies by the work need to erect and maintain walls to keep out the good.
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We thank you. We and democracy thank the people of Ukraaine. Their valor is far from in vain.