It is hard to take anything positive from the last week, but there is one thing I see as a good sign — togetherness of people, nations, and businesses (and even politicians) in the name of the common cause and common enemy.
I didn’t see it coming, but I am just a guy on the internet. The bald, rat-faced, insecure mass murderer from Kremlin didn’t see it coming and that is saying something.
First and foremost — the military help that comes from all nations in Europe and the USA. Arms, ammunition, drones but also military intelligence are being provided and shared freely.
Second — the help for a million refugees who already left Ukraine. No questions asked, help given just for the asking. Volunteers and organizations, making sure that they will be able to have a safe (temporary or permanent) place to stay or live.
Third — overwhelming sanctions put by the West on Russia. I have to say, I am extremely surprised by the swift and far-reaching scope. I don’t think anybody would expect it to happen on such a scale and that quickly. I thought that money is more important to a lot of businesses than the blood of innocent people.
Fourth — the political divide that was so visible and, in many aspects, paralyzing nations across Europe is gone. We put aside the differences in politics. There is a common goal for which the left and right and center are working together.
I am a realist, and I know that a lot of this is only temporary. There are still fringes on the political and social spectrum that are against it. Some of this togetherness may be forced (just to be seen on the right side of history) and some of those actions might bring social and economical woes soon to those applying them — and there are already grumblings about it. “The big reset” is no longer a conspiracy theory, but a viable option for our future. That will bring a lot of changes to lives and lifestyles that we are all used to.
But for now, it is clear — when faced with a crisis that can fundamentally change our world for the worse and is against human morals and humanitarian ethics — we can work together. Different people, different nations, different political parties, different religions, different views, and social backgrounds — no matter, we can put all variances aside and pull as one toward the goal. That is so unexpected and yet amazing that it gives me strength and hope. In the end, we intrinsically know what is the good and right thing to do.