Living In The Bubble

by Mr. Schnell

After reading countless comments on Twitter, Facebook, AOL, Daily Kos, and personal correspondences I found there are many people that follow current affairs and are knowledgeable. I also found a staggering, overwhelming amount of people that live in a nice safe, self-perpetuated, sustained, isolation bubble that have no concept of war.

This is now happening in Russia (minus credit cards) … total world news blackout. This bubble has finally been busted by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine! The threat of worldwide nuclear war has beat Major League sports in the ratings. Who’d of thought?!
Instead of world news some Americans watched NASCAR and Sports (Golf, Football, Basketball, and Baseball) and try to get them to read a history book or a GOP banned book.
Same shit different day.
The geopolitical luxury of living in a different hemisphere with Canada and Mexico as bordering neighbors instead of Putin’s Russia
Drone strikes are only allowed on countries that don’t have nuclear weapons.

Americans are smugly tucked away in safety. They comment on Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Daily Kos. Some are sharp and knowledgeable, but others reveal a stunning lack of comprehension especially about war. Not “TV show” war, not computer game war. REAL WAR. And our sanitized corporate media reporting won’t show the gritty, blood and guts of the battlefield. They protect the sensitive viewers who can’t handle the reality of a nightmare in real time.

I ran across this twitter post from Ukraine. The pictures and video are very graphic and will be very disturbing. Do not view this if you can’t handle seeing the results of man versus high explosives and fire head on. This post is War, Ukraine’s struggle, and what it looks like every day.

Again, this Ukrainian post is graphic…

Freedom is not Free. God Bless Ukraine. Glory to Ukraine

Published by starvingcartoonist

StarvingCartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

4 thoughts on “Living In The Bubble

  1. Hard to look at, but no punches pulled. THIS is why we cannot wait for diplomacy or sanctions! What are we saying to Ukraine, about their value in world affairs, if we sit bsck and do nothing. I am an old man, and I am a pacifist. But this does not mean that I want to sit back and watch this bullshit go down. Putin must be stopped, NOW! I don’t care how!

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    1. This is chess and the opening moves are completed. Will this be a long game or short one? Is Ukraine the sacrificial pawn? Is the strategy now encirclement? Isolate Russia? Squeeze, Pressure, remove all options? Is that even possible when nukes are part of the end game? Is there an early masterful “Checkmate” overlooked by all the analysts but capable of bringing the game to an end without sacrificing more innocent lives?

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  2. Advance your pawn to the eighth rank and replace it with a Knight. Your opponent’s king is surrounded by his own men and can’t move. The knight can’t be taken and puts the king in check. Mate. Game over. This is called “smothered mate”. The king’s oligarchs complicit in his demise.

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