Category Archives: Human Dignity

Ukraine War Day #457: Social Benefits For SMO Families

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece, the reporter is Rafael Fakhrutdinov. One of the key responsibilities of any government is to take care of its military veterans and their families. It is part of the core social contract between … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #453: Hiroshima Survivor Opposes Zelensky Visit

Dear Readers: First a quick note about Zelensky at the G-7 in Hiroshima. Russian reporter Alexander Grishin recounts how, at a press conference on Sunday, Zelensky was confronted by a couple of “jackals” of the press corps. “Mr. President, is … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #429: War And Love

Dear Readers: Today I have this human-interest story by reporter Grigory Kubatian. Most of the story takes place in 2015 and gives us just a glimpse into this horrendous decade-old war, and how much human suffering it has caused. But, … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #409: Russia’s Childrens Ombudsman Struggles With Her Own Adopted Child

Dear Readers: Today I have this rather odd story from MK. It’s sort of funny, there is definitely some humor to be culled. But the serious side encompasses issues of parents who adopt or foster children, and what a tough … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #402: Podolyak Urges Violence Against Monks And Old Ladies

Dear Readers: This is a continuation of the still-developing story focusing on the Kiev-Peschcherskaya Monastery, known as the Lavra. Recall that there is a stand-off in progress, with members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (under the Moscow Patriarch) gathering to … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #397: Under The Heel Of A Thatcherite – Part II

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Matthew 6:28) Dear Readers: … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #396: Under The Heel Of A Thatcherite – Part I

Dear Readers: It is easy to get fixated on the war between Russia and Ukraine and see it as nation vs nation. But as always, there is a class component as well. Class vs class. The population of Ukraine are … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #371: The Blood Of A Muscovite

Dear Readers: A few posts back we were talking about European racism, now it’s time to talk about its bastard step-child, Ukrainian racism. Whereas European “scientific racists” of the time, such as Gobineau and the others, had to make do … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #364: European Racism, Part III

Take up the White Man’s burden—    Send forth the best ye breed—Go bind your sons to exile    To serve your captives’ need;To wait in heavy harness    On fluttered folk and wild—Your new-caught, sullen peoples,    Half devil and half child. Rudyard Kipling Dear Readers: We … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #363: European Racism, Part II

“Sir, a woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.” (Samuel Johnson) Dear Readers: A quick word before continuing my review of … Continue reading

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