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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Take these seeds

My favorite word is now part of a rallying battle cry.

“Go fuck yourself” is the “I have not yet begun to fight!” of our time.

The world heard thirteen Ukrainian soldiers tell a Russian warship to go fuck itself; it’s seen the whole of Ukraine, its president down to old ladies in the street, tell the much larger, much more belligerent Russia the same thing. “Go Fuck Yourself” may not have the same ring as “Remember the Alamo,” but it certainly has a bluntness that fits the 21st century, an era that is clearly over decorum. And it makes the point: We see through your bullshit and we know why you’re here and why you’re doing it. And for that, you can go fuck yourself. (source)
Another direct, right to the point but still eloquently poetic bit:
‘You’re occupants, you’re fascists,’ she shouts, standing about a metre from the soldier.

‘Take these seeds and put them in your pockets so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here’

And, in response to America's evacuation offer, silver-tongued President Zelenskyy notes: 

The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride,”
I am here. We are not putting down arms. We will be defending our country, because our weapon is truth, and our truth is that this is our land, our country, our children, and we will defend all of this,” (source)
Russia gave Ukrainian officials the deadline of 3PM today (their local time—two hours ago, as I write this, here in Valhalla) to decide whether to meet for talks in the Belarus.
“As soon as we receive this confirmation, we shall immediately set off to meet our counterparts in the negotiations,” Medinsky (head of the Russian delegation and aide to President Putin) said. “We stand for peace.” (source

We stand for peace says the shitheelian goon squad who’ve invaded a fledgling democracy with the aim of installing Russian puppets, thus banjaxing further progress toward democracy.

Also, meeting in Belarus? Wow, such a great idea! Wait a minute…is this the same Belarus who launched a cruise missile at Kyiv? Is this the Belarus ruled by that Putin toady, Lukashenko?

Ahhh, I think we’ve all watched this show before. This is the scene where the entire audience is screaming Don’t go into the dark building—it’s a trap!

Luckily, Zelenskyy’s seen this flick too.

"Of course we want peace and want to meet. We want to end the war. Warsaw, Bratislava, Istanbul and Baku were offered to Russia. Any other cities are fine with us as long as there are no missiles flying from this country,” Zelenskyy said. (source)
What happens now that Russia's dictated deadline has passed?

Sunflower Slow Drag—Scott Joplin

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