Ninety miles from the South Eastern tip of the United States, Liberty has no stead. In order for Liberty to exist and thrive, Tyranny must be identified, recognized, confronted and extinguished.
I truly hope that isn't what jaded means. Hmm... then again, I think you are writing as if that is a bad thing, which in some circumstances it is. I just don't come from those circumstances. I'm not sure, if this is the definition of being jaded, whether I am and if that is so wrong in my case. Interesting and thought provoking though. Some people, who do some things, must be able to keep their heads. I suppose you are correct, civilians shouldn't be quite that aplomb. Oh, but as to Russians... Just the other day I was thinking about them, regarding this. As some of the most, almost cheerily, fatalistic people I have met, known, or read of, Jewish Russians even more keenly so than standard, I do like them for this. Up to a degree. Most have been secularized to the level of robots, yet for this characteristic there is some hope, if a dark one usually. It entertains me. I realized my understandings are harsher. While there is hope, even in my views, there isn't a chance. The light at the end of the tunnel, in my case, isn't potentially a train. It is a train, it will kill you, it will hurt a lot as it does so. But, beyond that, and there is a beyond, there is hope. Never mind, just... thinking out loud again.
I tried to make some sort of sense of the above comment but to no avail. Never mind.I think that the lady acted with aplomb, So? A tree fell right where I was going to bin my rubbish? Not a problem. The bin I wanted was opened for me. Meh!