I am curiously unmoved by the shenanigans in Ukraine.
Some may throw their hands in the air in horror at my callous indifference but that’s just the way it is.
I know people are being killed on both sides but there is fuck all I can do about it. I could write to the papers, I suppose but I can’t see that having any earth shattering consequences. I could go and protest outside the Russian Embassy but the ambassador is just as likely to photograph me as a Russian supporter. My voice is of no consequence whatsoever. It’s like the bloke who shouts “foul” at a televised recording of a football event.
I don’t kid myself that anyone takes any notice of me. I’m not an “influencer” thanks be to God. I’ll leave that to the kids who get paid as an advertising platform and who fool themselves into thinking they are someone important. My voice has as much influence as the croak of a frog. Does it make any difference whatsoever if I shout and roar or just stay silent? The same goes for lighting up buildings in the Ukrainian colours which seems to be the latest trend. Does someone cowering in a bomb shelter in Ukraine give a fuck? I doubt it. He or she has other things on their mind. Shining lights has as much effect as standing outside my door clapping “the front line workers”. It’s virtue signalling at best.
I know a little bit about history. I know that an apparent spat between two countries can easily flare up into an international conflict. I know that others may see an opportunity to wage their own little wars while all eyes are on Europe? Maybe China will invade Taiwan? Maybe North Korea will decide to test a nuclear missile on Los Angeles? Maybe it will happen this time? Maybe it won’t. One way or another my worrying will only affect me and the immediate family. It certainly won’t have any affect on world affairs. It’s easier and healthier to just not worry. If things do escalate and someone starts chucking nuclear weapons around I will probably just carry on “doing my thing”, whatever that is.
Does my attitude have any affect on world affairs?
I doubt it.