Thursday, September 12, 2013

A plea for caution from Russia - Vladimir Putin

This article appeared on the New York Times website today under 'The Opinion Pages'. The author of it is the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin. Its an interesting read and goes to show that Putin is trying to reach out here and make a difference.

"Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.”" - Vladimir Putin

Full Article here,  The New York Times, 11 September 2013


Rachelle said...

Very interesting article. The last statement is the one that really caught my eye, "We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal." Do you see the irony? A child in a public school here could not use those words in an address to his/her class...much less the leader (or former leaders) of the US. Such is the state of things in this country.

angelicview said...

Wow. So this was buried on page 31? This needs to be shared widely.

Linda said...

I haven't been onto the website listed below, but i happened upon this guy's comment from elsewhere, and it certainly holds some truth by my thinking. I have long thought that there are those in power who are doing the best they can with all the courage they can muster to effect change for the better, and it is a dangerous game of chess for themselves but moreover, of much greater significance to them is the safety of their families. Unless we too get ourselves off the couch, turn off the tv, and practice to our own skills at remote viewing then we aren't privy to the bigger picture, and then the bigger picture, and then......

In regard to the discussion about Obama and Syria, I had written and posted this yesterday.

I strongly believe that he and ANY president we've had since Kennedy and maybe before lacks the power we think they have and that President Obama is using his intellect to trick, prod and pull the cabal into exposing themselves and the people into getting off their complacent complaining backsides and doing their job as citizens in a democracy.

It is not Obama's responsibility nearly as much as it is OURS.

So if you think Obama is evil for "X" or "y" the govt is doing and you have NOT been out in the streets or occupying then look in the mirror- he is ONE GUY!!

We are 350 Million whiners who can't turn off the tv/computer/youtube/videogame machine long enough to withdraw consent of the governed from the fascist monstrosity that is squatting in place of our democracy.

I've been angry since he appointed Salazar and Vilsack but I know either he had no choice or he is playing chess-there is simply no way he married a woman who plants an organic garden on the white house lawn and he appointed those two jackass corporate insiders to Ag and Interior because he loved the idea of what they would do:-/

The problem with judging a public person is that you really really do NOT know how much of what you see is his doing and how much he had no control over.

Once, the Buddha killed a man who was about to rob and kill some people.

The Buddha chose to take the karma for the killing and allow that soul another chance to choose better and avoid suffering.

Do we judge the Buddha and say oh what a horrible man he is?

How do we know when anyone including Obama is doing something similar?

In Obama's case we've had many channels saying he is doing exactly that so I don't see how anyone benefits from spreading more hate and negativity about him and dragging the energy down more.

I learned to have compassion and love for George W Bush knowing he was raised by a man who born in Germany, associated with Nazis, helped create and then run the OSS/CIA, was very likely involved in murdering a president- is it any wonder he became a drunk/drug addict who could be pushed around by Cheney, his dad and the rest of the cabal?

Most of them likely had similarly cold parenting and are basically ambulatory demon hotels anyway.

The more we can love them all, forgive them, pray for them-the faster all the insanity will end.

Love combined with practical action will result in the golden age we are planning for.

Complaining without acting is pointless. Why waste time judging and running someone down instead of working on creative solutions toward positive outcomes?
Love and blessings