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Today was probably the last rally for Ukrainian Kherson. Rosgvardia, which arrived in the city a day earlier, dispersed the protesters with stun grenades and gunfire. There are wounded. Gatherings are banned and people continue to disappear. Officials in the villages are increasingly being taken away in an unknown direction. Most likely, for "polite" conversations about the prospects of creating the “Kherson People's Republic”. Ukrainian humanitarian aid is not allowed through. In Chornobayivka, in addition to Russian soldiers, 3 million chickens are dying of starvation at one of Europe's largest poultry farms. There is tension in the air. Most of us understand that the relative silence that has lasted for the past few days is the calm before the storm.
I often hear from people in the country of storytellers that they are not interested in events in Ukraine, because they are “apolitical”. And it happens that they simply do not believe us and tell us fairy tales they heard from their official fairy-tale media. Of course, it is much more pleasant to believe that you are involved in the great cause of a great nation than in the military blackmailing of neighboring countries and the murder of civilians. Not for the first time, millions of people have become zombies, unable to see, hear, think, speak, and empathize. Apoliticality is not a term that can justify cowardice and indifference to the barbarism that is carried out at your expense and for which you are responsible. Apoliticality is the impotence to effect change in your own country and the reason why someone replaces your goals with their own, destroying your life. Soon the fog will dissipate and you will face reality head on, as has already happened in the 1990s. The more stubbornly you resist, the faster you approach, and the denser it becomes. Collision will plunge you for a long time into the most unpleasant feeling - shame. But only if you didn't do what you could.
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