Hello, Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here!
The first part of this post does not go out to those that disagree with my opinions, but those that rage quit and emailed to tell me about it.
As always, you can post your opinions in the comments even if you disagree with me. I strive to leave you with the last word.
So, I gave an opinion about the Ottawa Trucker situation in Canada. I made them based on the information presented, most of them from live streams of interviews on the ground.
Possessing little academic knowledge in the classical sense, I usually assume those in the room are a bit brighter than me. Considering communication made to recently, I may have been mistaken.
I welcome other points of view. It rounds out my thought processes. Sometimes this is referred to as an arena of ideas. Arenas can be uncomfortable, but strength of thought can be found in the melee.
If a mildly controversial opinion thrown in here and there stops someone from reading a blog they have been following for a long time, it is not my opinion’s fault.
It is a fragile mind’s fault.
(No, not you, friend. 🖤😉)
Some guy named Forest Gump said “life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get.” Source
When I got home from work, I was looking at my lagging stats and saw these beauties at the dinner table.
I assumed they were just for me.
They were not for me. They served another purpose that I wasn’t interested in.
I was hoping for chocolate and someone else wanted “shower bombs” for wet mayhem.
One person’s wet mayhem is someone else’s chocolate I suppose.
Brothers Campfire is not monetized, and the dopamine rush of stat watching can be unhealthy. So can some of the communication. Perhaps it isn’t the chocolate I desire in my inbox.
If you are looking for something else, I am ok with that. We all have our opinions. Just be cool.
As a side note; I read all kinds of blogs with diverse viewpoints and smash the like button to show the world I read it. For those of you that follow me and write about children in an offensive way, I draw the line, report when I see it, and wish you a long, event filled life.
Writing is therapeutic, and I have elected to write my passion.
This opinion is yet another controversy.
I do not know who the good guys are in the war with Ukraine and Russia.
Having worked in a prison for many years, I have listened to a lot of lies, and few truths.
While classicly illiterate, I feel I can see propaganda a ways off.
Right, Left, or in between somewhere, news companies have an agenda.
Trump, who I will label as on the right, is focused on hammering Trudeau, and distancing himself from Russia, where he may have overstepped at some point.
Who knows? The news will vary.
Biden, who I will label as on the Left, has a son who may have flirted with Russia and the Ukraine in a questionable fashion.
Who knows? The news will vary.
The news paints these pictures in a manner that generates revenue, but they are not engaging in journalism.
I am drawn to the man on the street, asking such things… The Live Stream. I do not believe the mainstream media coverage of this story.
Searching on You Tube for variations of the ongoing conflict resulted in frightful few “Joe Everyman” postings.
A few terms I searched were, #russiaukrainewar, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine news live, etc.
Then, I filtered for “Live.”
There is nothing live that is not a sizable media channel.
With all of the cell phones, computers, and tablets, there is one adventurous sort in the Ukraine, citizen or no, who would risk a bit for live, exclusive footage.
I will step out on a limb and say Ukrainians are not risk adverse.
According to the news,
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President, wishes to lead the charge of war from the front. This inspiring showmanship should inspire the masses into patriotic action, to include filming.
What’s that you say?
The Gaudian seems to think the Ukraine is mostly online.
Andriy Vasylenko has the internet in Lviv, Ukraine. I love his day to day documentation.
I don’t deny that there is a war. I am stating, I have no independent way of verifying who is the “Good Guy” or what is really happening.
Very Likely, neither do you.
Everything in my upbringing has been “Russia bad, America Good” or “Cheer on the little guy.”
Is this the case here?? Who knows. I was going to say that this conflict has been ongoing since 2014, but the Wikipedia I read last week has over 100 whopping revisions.
Well, those are my thoughts on the topic.
What are yours?