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Pseudo Mouse

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Re: dealing with dark events
« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2022, 04:35:38 AM »

Russians are putting out Nazi-like propaganda. The letter Z is promoted so widely it's pretty much their new swastika. I've been seeing it in social media.

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Re: dealing with dark events
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2022, 05:45:59 PM »
Hi everyone,

One of my dear patients e-mailed me this PBS interview: 

Putin's Road to War: Julia Ioffe (interview) | FRONTLINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSNo2FPQDQw

Ioffe details Putin's personality and the horror story/stories that evolved/are evolving from it in a compelling and accurate way.

Definitely worth viewing if you can stomach it.  Warning: it is not an optimistic view of current events.

Thinking of all of you in these very difficult times,

Richard

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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2022, 09:07:16 PM »
Thank you, (((((Doc G))))).

I confess I won't, since I'm saturated with worry to the point that I have to take a break from the scariest takes on the war.

They're in my mind, for sure. But I'm trying to hold them at bay, for sanity's (and serenity's) sake. I wish I could focus on being "well-informed" or anticipated outcomes, but my psyche is too busy screaming.

Meanwhile, I have a poem that friends have said strengthens personal peace. If anybody wants it, just PM me please. (And don't post/share it online.) Thanks.

And thank YOU, Doc G, forevermore, for this safe free space.

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Re: dealing with dark events
« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2022, 10:04:15 PM »
Richard, I have learned to read everything Julia Ioffe writes and also see who she is following on Twitter and read them too.  She has great insight, but she's not optimistic.

I dont know if you are following Heather Cox Richardson on substack, but she is excellent too although her area is US history. She's doing a little more delving into internatinal relations in light of what is going on right now.  https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/march-18-2022?r=4upmb&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email

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Re: dealing with dark events
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2022, 11:43:10 AM »
Hi CB,

Thanks for the link—I very much appreciated it.   Just so everyone knows, here’s a quote from the article:

“More immediately, millions of the world’s poorest people, who are dependent on Ukrainian grains, are going to suffer. Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, and Turkey all depend on wheat from Ukraine. A disruption in grain supplies will send those countries into the market, driving up prices globally, especially as countries with their own grain slap controls on grain exports to make sure their people have enough. That will hurt the world’s least food-secure countries, like Bangladesh and Yemen. The U.N. World Food Programme has predicted 2022 will be ‘a year of catastrophic hunger.’”

The suffering in the world right now, brought about in large part by one person’s (Putin’s) narcissism/ego, is unbearable…

Take care,

Richard

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Re: dealing with dark events
« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2022, 02:03:48 AM »

watching the interview right now


at this point, I think Putin is a sadistic freak

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Re: dealing with dark events
« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2022, 11:45:23 AM »
July 4th.

I was at peace until this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4E5Hf1QMS8

Ben Collins is talking about WHERE it is brewing (on the dark side of the internet, about which primitive interpreters of the Constitution mumble "free speech" -- based on language written before anyone even could IMAGINE the internet + broken young men = ______ )...

Anyway, this isn't politics. It's about sanity vs insanity CULTURE WIDE. The latest #1 film on Amazon is "The Termination List" -- a revenge-fest featuring massive guns and hyper "bro" culture with a thin veneer of righteousness while murder after splattering murder take place. Makes me nuts when pundits use "are these young men PERHAPS influenced by...." kind of language.

Rant done. If you just don't feel like engaging the subject here I totally get it.

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