“The Bogeyman comes in all forms. War Leaders and their Soldiers that cause terror and harm are just some of them. Our War Nightmares ends when we wake up. True to Life Wars, the Nightmare continues when we’re awake.”
When I was a boy, my grandparents and relatives would tell us how they used to travel and go to the Mountains at night to hide and escape from the Japanese Soldiers.
One uncle, his brother was beheaded by a Japanese Soldier. Women are particularly in danger of being raped. Ancestral homes were occupied by the Japanese invaders or burned to the ground. Young Filipino Men become Soldiers overnight to defend their Country, their Homes, their Families. It was a time of horror and heroism. Patriotism and sacrificing one’s life was noble and generously selfless. People fight to defend their neighbors. It was a time of great pride to die for one’s Country and Countrymen. It was even a time of great honor to die for America as both Filipino and American Soldiers fought and died against one common enemy.
This was the War that haunts my childhood nightmares. The Japanese Soldiers were the Bogeymen with their rifles that has a sharp knife blade at its tip used to stab and kill. It was a War Nightmare I hope I don’t have to see and experience myself in my lifetime nor of my Family.
One CNN Reporter made a comment of Biden’s frank remark calling Putin a Butcher when it’s the same description the World thinks of Putin on his deadly War attack on Ukraine. Even President Biden is “not” suppose to freely express his right of freedom of speech.
So, what then is the authentic definition of Democracy and Freedom because it appears they are severely tarnished with Politics, Corruption and Bureaucracy that even the President of the United States of America can’t speak freely from his Heart. It’s implied that it’s better to lie than be honest, be genuine and transparent? WTF, this is so messed up. No wonder so many Americans are confused and stressed out.
One month on: how a tragedy has unfolded in Ukraine – The Guardian
But is War inevitable? Has World War III already began? Can Democratic Giants continue to use strict sanctions against Russia as a passive aggressive weapon to stop Russia from destroying the rest of Ukraine? Is it effective, or is it victimizing another group of People, the Russian Groups that don’t want to take part in the War but trapped and paralyzed themselves inside and outside of Russia?
Putin’s Evil ambition displaced 10 million Ukrainians and unknown numbers of Russians who were against Putin. Refugees are the dehumanizing effect of War. It is unacceptable yet it continues to exist. It is a sign of failure of Leaders and the powerful Global Peacekeepers. It is failure of Democracy to keep their “Men, Women and Children” equally safe and free from the real life Monsters and Bogeymen.
In any War, death happens to both sides. The difference is where the sympathy and support of the World lies. Obviously, it will not be towards whom the World see as the Evil Villains and Perpetrators. Their death and loss will even be celebrated. Now, is that being Humane? It’s that being Christian? Aren’t they just People stripped of their Freedom to choose for themselves?
“It’s a good thing if we are stressed and are affected by the War because it means we still care and give a damn. That is hope that we may respond when we are called to serve, protect and defend the Freedom we value so much instead of running way like all cowards do.”