Lets just say I have been known to catch an episode or two of ‘The Americans’ on FX.. I find it an interesting look back yet one has to ponder what exactly the modern overtones are. I am NOT wading into the Trump / Russia / Comey matter its just a big mess and I frankly dont have then mental energy to expend on it or havent in the past few days / couple weeks. There are plenty with their minds on such things.
I dont really want to delve in to spirituality, I am firmly in the camp ‘to each their own’ when it comes to beliefs, I try to respect others and ask only the same.
I am somewhat troubled by some of the ‘chatter’ bandied about however in light of recent events I am willing to let bygones remain as such if others are as well.
As I have touched on the topic of Russia and I have previously stated I believe Mr. Putin is a Patriot when it comes to his country, it may not surprise some that at times I tend to think of myself in the same way to my own(okay regularly.. but ya know everything in its place eh?). When the press looks back on 2016 they question the outcome of our elections yet its been stated repeatedly no actual vote counts were changed. There is a difference between force and influence. We all have some degree of influence on those around us, and being all 21st century and interconnected and such well one sees how those things complicate.
I have a suggestion, moving forward for the ‘journalists’ its your choice whether or not you wish to take the advice it is only that. If you are an American journalist and you want to write about ‘the bear’ perhaps thing of yourself as sitting across a very large ping pong table or chess board from said bear. The bear does not change just because it sits at a chess board, it is still a bear.
As the proverbial eagle in this tale.. perhaps one should ponder when it is time to study the board from another perspective and do not forget, you have those wings for a reason, sometimes the best choice may be to simply fly away sometimes.. not. It is the judgement of those with the patience for dialog and to see how the game takes shape who in a much longer view may fare better at the end of a long day. This is not the table for ‘speed chess’.