Shock, nervous, fearful, outraged and sad. A roller coast of emotions the last couple of days. It’s nothing compared to the emotions of our neighbors in Ukraine. Not only this country, my, our, continent is at war. Let this be very clear…
Freedom under attack
Despite a statement in a previous post not wanting to write a thought provoking article and publish my ‘piece of mind’, how can I not say something? From personal experiences, I know the impact of manipulation, denial of my right to be me, choose whom I include in my life and how I would like to live my life. These days, I sense when freedom is under attack.
There has been said a lot about this war on the continent I too live upon. Two statements I want to share, since they are very true according to me:
“Je mag van alles vinden van andere landen, maar je valt ze niet binnen.”
“You can find/think all kinds of things from/about other countries, but you can’t invade them.”
~ Mark Rutte (Premier of The Netherlands)
“This is not just Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This is the beginning of a war against Europe, against European structures, against democracy, against basic human rights, against a global order of law, rules and peaceful coexistence.”
~ Volodymyr Zelensky (President of Ukraine)
Life is not infinite and I don’t know what tomorrow brings. I do know boundaries have been crossed, literally, metaphorically. We have been thrown back into history by the actions of one man and his inner circle. At the moment I am indecisive on how to proceed, here @ my virtual home. Every post I have in mind feels futile.
Let this be very clear. Our freedom is under attack, our world will change, has already changed.