Archive for April, 2014

Hello, Mr Putin!

April 15, 2014


I donĀ“t think you will read this, but I would like to remind you that political priorities can be sorted by posing the question: I want to do what is Good, but for whom should this be good?

The possible answers I can find are:
1. Good for me and my friends
2. Good for my tribe, Country, or Nation
3. Good for God, the culture or something “higher”
3. Good for Humanity
4. Good for all nature – not only humans

There are no sharp borders between the steps, but World History moves slowly from 1 to 5. Here is my advice: Move forward. Politicians who go backward will be forgotten.

Your priorities now seem to be at step 2. It is time to take the next step forward instead of defending the nation. We have something in common. I love Russian culture; the authors, and the music. But I hate war, even the cold war.