Invasions and pop-up borders

And I’m back with concerns about invasions. This time, as you might guess, I’m on about Ukraine. Russian troops are gathering near the border and pro-Russian civilians are arming themselves. But at the same time, other Ukrainians picking up arms in the name of a “clean nation”. Which might lead to another pop-up border.

Social Occasion
Now, I’m not an expert, nor am I going to pick sides, but the situation worries me and should worry you, a citizen of the world, too. The far right stresses they’re not nazis or communists. They just want to get rid of influences from outside of Ukraine. This means they want the people that they believe to cause this influence, which is just the result of a globalizing economy, gone. It’s sad to think these people would suffer for nothing but some social occasion. Definition: a vaguely specified social event

Hitler shakes hands at the start of his power

Be cautious with popular beliefs!

POP-UP borders
Ring any bells? Hitler would have NEVER admitted he was going to kill millions and millions of people before his power structure was firm enough. I know a
“Hitler-situation” would be impossible in modern times, but I sometimes wonder how many people still yearn for such level of power. Those people are probably thinking they would do things differently for the sake of their people… THEIR people? The fact borders are constantly under discussion and pressure proves even they are fleeting. If their existence follows modern trends, they might become something temporary… Let’s say like restaurants, Pop-up borders anyone?

Leaders standing on and making a earth-puzzle.

The pop-up border trend will prove to be a challenging puzzle!

One ecosystem
To wrap things up, (because I’m out of time for this post) I’d like to invite you to think about your own political views. Will you rise to the “social occasion” and fight for your own pop-up border around your patch or do you accept the fact the world will become more global and everyone inhabits one planet and one ecosystem?

Troops of dubious origin in front of the airport in Crimea

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. – Albert Einstein

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