Echoes of History
Echoes of history
Louder every day,
Leaving hungry children
Shivering in the dark.
Into choking dust;
Houses into rubble.
Missiles hit their mark.
Security an illusion
While tyrants rule.
Ruining the future;
Leaving choices stark.
Opher – 15.3.2021
It is incredibly disturbing to see Putin directing the destruction of a country.
Why do we do it?
We live in sophisticated cities with people working and playing, worrying about fashion and whether they can afford a better house or a new car. Every normal. Lives filled with trivia – the school run, the cinema, a trip out, planning holidays, shopping and cooking. Ordinary.
We live in countries where there are debates as to whether we can afford to repair potholes inroads or replace cladding on skyscrapers, to pay teachers and nurses a living wage, yet we can but multimillion pound tanks, missiles and aircraft.
On the whim of a despot we can turn whole cities into piles of rubble.
How many trillions wasted?
If a building collapses, trapping hundreds, it is a global catastrophe. Yet we can callously deliberately kill hundreds of thousands of women and children.
Civilisation is just a short holiday from carnage. Slaughter and destruction is the norm.
We are nasty little apes who pretend.
We are witnessing the reality of our nature. Humans are not very nice.