The Voice of the People
Putin’s attempt to take over a country that posed no threat to Russia has been met with fierce resistance by the Ukrainian people, who are demonstrating a willingness to fight to the death for their country and God-given right to live as free men and women. The indomitable spirit they are displaying has captured the emotions and admiration of freedom-loving people across the globe, including, and certainly more significantly, the Russian People themselves.
Putin, may have indeed felt he had legitimate cause to take such drastic action, but some of his own generals advised against it, and thousands of his people have taken to the streets at great risk to themselves and their families to protest the war. I don’t recall that ever happening in Russia before.
The sanctions, though late in coming, are taking a toll on Russia’s economy, but more needs to be done in that regard. There should be a worldwide boycott of Russian oil, the sale of which is financing his invasion of Ukraine. How ironic…how damming is it, that those same countries sending arms into Ukraine are still buying Russian oil and indirectly helping Putin finance the war? Is this not a conflict of interest? To those nations, especially mine, I ask, where is your commitment to peace? Where is your honor? If your words are not matched by your actions, they
are meaningless, and you have none! If you, our world leaders do not have the moral courage to put aside your personal concerns to hold onto power, then we, the people must do it for you.
In this age of computers and cell phones we have the capability to know what is happening anywhere in the world the instant it happens. Through the internet and social media platforms we can make our voices heard loud and clear. If the billions of people with access to these platforms flood the “airways” with their voices of support for the Ukrainian people while issuing a strong condemnation of Russian aggression, we will be heard.
Why? Because the self-anointed few among us who think that they know best how the rest of us should live our lives will find it in their personal interests to end the conflict to protect their power and fortunes. Putin would find himself isolated, and thus expendable.
Toward that end, I ask all to whom I send this message to forward it to everyone on your mailing list, post it on your Facebook page, and write your own individual message of support for the Ukrainian people and condemnation of Putin’s brutal aggression against a peaceful nation on every other social media platform you use. Share your concerns with those that represent you in your respective governments, and write the editors of your local newspapers. Together, we can end this war.