It is wonderful to see the out pouring of support for Ukraine in the current crisis. Everything from grocery stores getting you to round up for a donation to Ukraine to businesses offering package deals with proceeds going to Ukraine to IT/hackers going after Russian banks. Add that to governments actually making some hard choices and people opening their doors to refugees. That, coupled with Russia’s own incompetence and lack of preparation, is putting amazing pressures on Russia. When the world comes together we are actually capable of great things and if this war resolves without expanding it will be because of the united and multi-front stance of the people of the world.
So, what if….
What if we actually did this for other world crisis? What if we turned this attention on North Korea or Myanmar? What if we made the effort to stop the economic and environmental hardships that are displacing thousands if not millions in Central America and Africa? What if we did this to stop human trafficking or hunger? What if we did it to stop other aggressor nations from taking land they thing is theirs by right – say Israel for example?
The amount of wealth and effort the West is willing to spend on Ukraine is wonderful, but the world could address anyone of these other situations with not much more invested.
What if we were willing to do it for people who didn’t look just like us?