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Despite intimidation and warnings, people held an epic rally, proving that Kherson is Ukraine. At the same time, the Russian military unsuccessfully tried to stage their theatrical version by pulling out an effigy of ex-mayor Vladimir Saldo wrapped in red rags out of the closet. Vladimir's resume, rich in significant achievements, was replenished with another victory worthy of the scale of his “outstanding” personality. Without exaggeration, this is the ideal leader for the future Kherson People's Republic.
A little earlier, in a parallel universe, the famous writer Paulo Coelho stated in his Twitter that common Russians cannot be blamed for the war, and the “Ukrainian crisis” is a convenient excuse for Russophobia, which provoked a powerful wave of #Coelhophobia. Paulo argued his humble opinion by the fact that he was in Lviv, Kyiv, Yalta and Chernobyl and even traveled 10,000 kilometers on the Moscow-Vladivostok train. Of course, Me & Paolo currently live in different worlds, and we perceive the same phenomena in different ways, therefore, out of respect for myself and for him, I will present what is happening through the prism of my vision.
In my world, the war is going on literally outside the window, so I am not subject to #Russophobia. I feel #Russohatred, and not only for the military of the Russian Federation, but also for common people, giving their not always silent consent to what is happening in my country every day. When you traveled in a train 10,000 km across Russia, you might have noticed that your fellow travelers have a clear division into “we, common people” and “authorities”. Neither the tsars, nor the emperors, nor the leaders of the USSR were ever interested in the opinion of the people. Where rulers should be at the service of the population, the population is at the service of the rulers. This has led to the fact that “common people” do not have a sense of responsibility and the ability to influence the policy of their country. Should they be blamed for it? In my opinion, it's very worth it. Not in order to punish, but in order to return the sense of responsibility for their own destiny. In today's world, we are all interdependent and there is no room for “common people”. Especially for those whose uncontrollable leader is sitting in a bunker with a nuclear suitcase. If 5% of the more than 12 million population of Moscow went to the rally, the war would stop. Without sanctions and “Russophobia”, most of them will not even pay attention to the war in Ukraine.
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