THE STRENGTH OF CITIZENS WILL BRING TRIUMPH
Posted on 12th March 2022
Another mind boggling week when the utter depravity of war dominates everything – bombing a maternity hospital, trying to snuff out life before it has begun. Putin has no moral compass. He is right down there with Hitler and Stalin with his total disregard for human life. However this is the 21st century and despite Putin’s attempts to control information, the truth has a better chance of getting to the Russian people. Despite draconian measures and the threat of long term imprisonment, thousands of people have been out in the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg demonstrating against the war. Ultimately it is the Russian people who will overthrow Putin. It brings back the images of the end of the last Tzar but the danger with Putin is that he has control of all the apparatus of a 21st century totalitarian state – weapons of mass disinformation and control of the population. In Moscow the police have been accused of stopping commuters to check mobile phones for any sign of dissent. These are the moves of an increasing paranoid regime. One just prays that as the body bags start returning home and demoralised sons tell tales from the front that the awful truth will sink in.