The end is nearer that I had thought.
No, it won’t be the result of extreme weather events, though they will persist for decades to come.
It will be a nuclear war, which I see as inevitable now unless there is some sort of divine intervention. Putin is clearly itching to let loose his nuclear arsenal, and the West will have to respond in kind. He has set a trap with sham referendums in occupied territories in Ukraine that will ultimately give him an excuse — in his own sick mind — for launching missiles at London and other cities.
But why would anything related to divinity want to save mankind now? Is the human race worth saving?
I don’t think so. The species through its leadership has proven over and over again that it can’t live by one simple golden rule. A regressive, archaic patriarchy has seized control of the agenda around the world, from the madman in Russia to the lunatics running countries like Afghanistan and Iran to the alpha company CEOs and office managers in even the most democratic of nations. They all think it is their right to manipulate people any way they see fit.
I’m guessing that Putin knows climate change will destroy modern civilization if he doesn’t do it first. Perhaps, when he looks in the mirror, that is how he justifies the murderous rampage upon which he has embarked. Or perhaps he is simply a psychopath with no conscience.
The era of mankind is drawing to an abrupt close. It could happen tomorrow. It could happen next week. And I think God will be happy to get rid of us.
Click, click . . .
I’m not so pessimistic. We’ve danced around nuclear war several times in the past. Everyone immediately thinks of the Cuban Missile Crisis but there have been other times that were very close.
This is not terra incognita and Biden lived through the cold war. So did Putin. Putin does not to die and he would like to have a country to govern. Right now he’s walking a tightrope between ultranationalists and a growing antiwar movement. If he leans too far in either direction he could be deposed. What started out as an adventure to install a puppet in Kyiv turned into quicksand as succeeding plans keep failing.
If a nuclear weapon does get used I expect it will be a small demonstration intended to break Ukraine’s will. The response of the rest of the world would be catastrophic to Russia and I don’t even think a demonstration nuke would make Ukraine back down.. The US would not respond with a nuclear weapon in order to avoid escalation but there would be some very serious consequences going way beyond sanctions.
Should be: “Putin does not WANT to die.”
A good analysis, Fred. But I am not so sure Putin doesn’t want to die. He could be the worst-case scenario of a suicide bomber before this is all said and done. He’s obviously a madman.
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Putin can’t push the button. He can give the order to launch, but we can hope that that would be too much for the Generals who would issue the actual orders and they don’t want to die.
If the generals in the battlefield use a tactical nuke, Russia would likely only have North Korea left as a friend as everyone else goes to Defcon 1.
Either scenario would see Putins’ end as the leader of Russia.
BTW- I am letting my WordPress account expire. Will I still be able to see and respond your posts?
I think so, Steve.