If the battle between right and wrong is one of truth, integrity and righteousness then Putin’s Russia has already lost.
If it is a battle between might versus right then the battle is still being thought and we are all witnesses to the war that has unfolded.
What will Russia do when there are only lies left to tell to people that don’t want to believe them by people who know what they say is wrong?
In the age of Putin’s Russia, George Orwell’s 1984 is stiflingly relatable today
Just like Russia today, Winston Smith’s world is both lawless and full of rules, incomprehensible from a human point of view but perfectly logical as a system, indiscriminately cruel and privately lyrical or even heroic.
When a lie is your currency that you pronounce to be truth you have already lost. If Russia persuades through lies, gold and oil for China to join its war in Ukraine the conflict is escalated for the many and not just the few.