On a Dime

Flipping between channels this morning.

Ja Morant dunk highlights and Ukrainians struggling for their lives.

NFL Draft teasers and Russian Cruise Missiles blasting into apartment buildings.

Safe in my power recliner, sipping hot coffee, my snoring dog at my feet.

Just a few weeks ago, like me, Ukrainians lived their lives peacefully.

I imagine my Ukrainian counterpart sitting in his apartment, watching TV, petting his cat, enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

Life can turn on a dime, especially after 4 years of an American president heaping praise on autocratic dictators – softening the ground for anti-democratic movements around the globe, lauding dictators for their “strength” while bashing long-standing alliances.

If you think what is happening in Ukraine today can’t happen in America tomorrow, you’re kidding yourself.

There are anti-democratic forces in congress, and the de facto leader of the Republican party continues to praise and refuses to denounce a murderous thug’s invasion of Ukraine.

Keep this in mind when heading to the ballot box in 2022 and 2024.

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