Слава и здравие Украине, Слава і здоров'я Росії
Out of a genuine appreciation for my readers, who humor me by reading my self-important perspectives (What’s the Venn diagram of people who can read the title and get the wordplay’s homage? I love everyone in it.) I will let you know there are three sections in this essay. The first is where I’ll weigh in on the discourse of the Ukraine-Russian conflict. It’s perfunctory, but I hate being misunderstood about as much as I hate being ignorant of, or incorrect about something. The second and third sections, which are more interesting, are where we will take look at the nature of conflicts between State and citizens, State and State, and how this distinction is beginning to blur before the power of certain technologies, in particular, encrypted, distributed networks.
1. None of this needed to happen.
“Не был в Америке, не знаю, как правильно делать рэп”
Kiev—sorry, I also say Bombay—is as I write this, allegedly surrounded. A dear friend of mine has a sweet, lovely, grandmother trapped in Mykolaiv. Thousands of people have died who were someone’s child, someone’s parent, someone’s best school friend…I was last in Ukraine this past November; Kiev is a cosmopolitan city in a beautiful country of not-overly-friendly but warmhearted folks, which has been my experience with Eastern Europeans in general, including Russians.
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