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World War 3?

 

What if they throw WW3, without announcing it?
What if?
Well, guess what?
That’s exactly what’s going on.
WW3 is ON.
 
This is it.
 
It is different from the prior 2 Global Conflagrations.
It is the 21st century.
It is going to be different.

 
It will be in many little pieces.
Here and there.
Bit by bit.
Much of it, below the radar.
 
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Sanctions.
That’s War.
Where’s the mystery?
 

Who applied the sanctions?
Where’s the mystery?
 
Using Media to whip up daily, incessant, hysteria.
That’s war.
Where’s the mystery?
 
Even the Pope knows what’s on, and has spoken.
That’s a first, btw.
Where’s the mystery?
 
It’s not a whodunit.
It’s the Usual Suspects.
Whence, a bit monotonous?
 
Where’s the mystery?
 
Sure, we can (and will) all take sides.
Inevitable.
 
But it will not alter a thing.
 
So, which side of the Facts are you on?
And where do you get your facts from?
 
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WW3.
 
It’s on.
I know, its hard to believe.
But it is.
 
Are the Players self-aware?
We hoi polloi don’t know (we never do).
 
There’s a thing called momentum.
It takes over.
 
Not much we can do about it.
It’s a Great Power Thing.
 
So.
Honestly.
Where’s the mystery?
 
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One curiosum.
Most, but not all, peoples have made wars.
But only European rulers have made Global wars.
Could be cause they ‘think Big’, in all things?

 
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PS Ok, so you know, now: but don’t tell the kids.
 
Why ruin their hour in the sun?
 
Leave them be with their crayons, cornflakes, and cartoons.
 
Leave them their Halloweens, and holidays, to come.
 
They don’t need to know that, IF we get past Covid, there’s war, nuclear annihilation, and climate catastrophe.

 
As the bard has writ: where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be…
 
Besides, if they get lucky, and get to grow up at all, maybe they won’t grow up to be like us?
 
There’s a thought.
 
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And so it goes.
It’s the Human Drama.
So, I ask you: where’s the mystery?

 
[© R.Kanth 2022]

 

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (Novel) , A Day in the Life (Novel), and Expiations (Verse)
 

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