Ukrainian genocide?! (pt. 2)

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   Russia attacks Ukraine Tick-tock... in long broad strokes In an essay from July 2021, Russian president Vladimir Putin began to claim that the nation "Ukraine" is a made-up entity, that it has no basis in historical reality without Russia's … Continue reading Ukrainian genocide?! (pt. 2)

Ukrainian genocide?!

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   Genocide?! You be the judge Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has said, without equivocation, that Russia has committed genocide in Ukraine. Genocide is a very specific kind of war crime. "Genocide" has been so oft used as an attention-grabbing designation … Continue reading Ukrainian genocide?!

War’s new frontier

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . ~~~~~ Housekeeping Previously regarding Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine: March 6, Putin’s criminal aggression; March 13, Two things can be true at once; March 20, Another Apocalypse? Already?! [Note: the March 6 piece includes a list of information resources. I … Continue reading War’s new frontier

Putin’s criminal aggression

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . ~~~~~ Gravity flashback What do you remember about October, 1962? I remember that, a couple of summers earlier, a neighbor on my (Midwestern, middle-class) block contracted to have some extensive construction work done in their back yard. The neighborhood … Continue reading Putin’s criminal aggression

Four perspectives (visions)[pt.5]

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Counter-narratives [cont.] So, these past four weeks we’ve been in conversation with Last Best Hope, George Packer’s recent book, and we'll conclude that today. We do recall that in part 1, we considered free America; in part 2 we … Continue reading Four perspectives (visions)[pt.5]

Four perspectives (visions)[pt.4]

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space. . ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Counter-narratives [cont.] So, these past three weeks we've been in conversation with Last Best Hope, George Packer's recent book, and we continue that. We recall that in part 1, we considered free America, in part 2 we looked … Continue reading Four perspectives (visions)[pt.4]