Do I hate Russians? | Fundraising book | Stand with Ukraine
Short answer: nope, not at all.
And this is not a Christian-based answer, it is a reason-based answer. Neither, it is a Buddhism like answer, or similar. It is a reason solid based answer. Stay with me and follow me on this.
First an observation: I am using first-hand experience because I had them, however, you do not need those to agree with me. Just remember: we are all humans, from the same mother Africa!
When I started my master of science degree by the European program Erasmus Mundus, I had some problems with my scholarship. And, until I could find a solution, I had to leave with some unknown people: some of the them were Ukrainians. They allowed me to leave without paying, an unknown guy, from Brazil.
On the other hand, one of my favorite professors from my master’s degree is from Russia: prof. Sergey Kshevetskii. He was kind, gentle and caring; I even wanted to go to Russia to study alongside him. One of my friends in the masters was from Russia, not to mention I have a current researcher that always collaborated with me, from Russia also. My favorite writer is from Ukraine, went to Brazil when young.
Therefore, do not make me choose sides! I cannot.
I like to think that institutions internalize anger. Human anger is generally short, it is just an emotion. Who thought that black people and white would be together? I know, we still have a lot to go, but we walked a lot.
I like to think that institutions internalize anger. Human anger is generally short, it is just an emotion.
Maybe we have several Russians with blood in their eyes: some may be fed with misinformation by the Russian government; some may really want war. However, this is human nature. It hard to me to consider that beyond human nature.
The biggest issue with institutions using human emotions is that they have the power to make destruction, much more than a single man with a gun.
The biggest issue with institutions using human emotions is that they have the power to make destruction, much more than a single man with a gun. I am not a historian, but the little I have learnt, all destructions come from government using human emotions to decide important decisions. Sometimes, I think that Putin is afraid, and he is using the Russian arm for externalizing his own human flaws. My theory is: never build the trigger, and you will have never to worry.
Something is holding the dove
It wants to fly, and it wants to be free,
It wants to be democratic, let its people decide their fate
Something is holding them back
The dove is caring its color, color of freedom, color of brave people
Something is holding so strongly that it hurts, something does not let it fly
It is a strong hand, hands of destruction, of nuclear threat
Let it fly, fly little bird, fly, just be free
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