Secretary of State John Kerry said it would be a “grave mistake.”
When the Confederacy took up arms to fight on the side of slavery, it cost 618,222 lives, a “grave mistake.” When the Jews tried reading between the lines instead of actually reading the lines of “Mein Kampf,” it cost 5,709,329 lives, a “grave mistake.” When the supreme court used equal protection to protect the minority of voters who chose George W. Bush, 50,456,002, over the majority of voters who chose Al Gore, 50,999,897, thereby handing power to a man with no sense of accountability to the people, the rule of law or common decency, it was a “grave mistake.”
Words have no meaning.
Nothing is going to happen to Vladimir Putin. Nothing. So why the tough talk? If anything, tough talk gives fuel to an unstable guy who’s reeling from postpartum depression after giving birth to the fallacy of sportsmanship and goodwill in Sochi.
Vladimir Putin is not ready to relinquish the spotlight. The eyes of the world are upon him. It’s his kink, perpetual attention. As soon as the Olympic Torch was extinguished, Vladimir went looking for a new rush, a new high, war.
From Moscow to Crimea, from Crimea to Kiev, it’s a hop-skip, even for Russian Tanks.
Why the surprise? This is exactly how all so-called presidents act, so-called presidents who’ve been appointed instead of elected, so-called presidents with no accountability to the people, the rule of law or common decency.
I’m waiting for Vladimir Putin to look the international community in the eye and say, “Either You’re With Us Or Against Us.” We certainly have it coming.
There Is No Audacity Of Hope.
Hope didn’t end slavery. Hope didn’t liberate Auschwitz. Hope didn’t compel Rehnquist, Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas or O’Connor to honor the will of We The People by not meddling in a process they had no business meddling in.
For the record, it’s not the Cold War. It’s the Polar Vortex. Don’t let the media tell you otherwise. This is seasonal weather, nothing more.
In a 90-minute phone call, Barack Obama will achieve little more than egging-on a war fetishist. In much the same way, as Russian Tanks roll into Crimea, Vladimir Putin will achieve little more than hanging on to a fading spotlight as the Olympic Torch smolders.
The people of Kiev took to the streets of Independence Square to make their case: they demand freedom of self-government and accountability for their fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovych.
We The People are no longer interested in supplementing You The Lavish Lifestyles Addicts, who get-off on hunting wild boar, who get-off on shirtless horseback riding, who get-off on fly fishing in Wyoming, who get-off on reading teleprompters at joint press conferences, who get-off on walking gracefully across a manicured lawn to board a fancy-schmancy helicopter on a self-important mission to attend yet another powerpoint presentation.