An allegory for those who believe arming Ukraine is immoral.
A few days ago I was sitting at home breathing a sigh of relief that it looked like our village had put Covid behind us when I saw something alarming on our neighbourhood watch RING video security system. There was a gang of men surrounding our next-door neighbour’s house.
Then the phone rang. It was my neighbour Bob. “High Tom, you might have noticed we have a problem” he said. “A heavily armed group of thugs from the village down the road have surrounded us and demanded we hand over our home to them. They say they used to own the home and now want it back! We aren't prepared to just lay down and walk all over us. We wont give up without a fight but we are short on guns and ammo, so would you mind sending some over?”
It occurred to me that this threat had been with us for a while, and that maybe we had been short sighted in not building better relations with the village these guys came from. Indeed, we may have miscalculated and been over aggressive in expanding our own village boundary.
Still, when a neighbour is under attack, don’t we have a moral duty to help out?
A new year seems like a perfect time to contemplate a world without a pandemic. Our leaders are now telling us that Covid is now endemic. A virus we have to live with. Not live in fear of. We can finally get ‘back to normal’.
Alas, it may be premature to start popping the champagne corks. I’m not sure the global political and corporate elite are done with us yet! Infact I’m pretty confident that ‘Climate Change’ will be the next impending disaster that the powers that be will use to coerce us into significant and dubious behaviour change.
I have always thought that politicians, bureaucrats and individual citizens are neither creative enough nor competent enough, let alone discrete enough, to conceive and execute grand conspiracies. The moon landings never happened? Princess Diana’s death and 9/11 were inside jobs? Really?