Idealism vs Pragmatism

March 10, 2022 pwm1

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

—Shakespeare (1610, by John Taylor; Public Domain)

I thought of this great William Shakespeare quote after reading of America’s thawing relationship with Maduro’s Venezuela following the US embargo of Russian oil. Strange times. Of course, the Ukrainians are bearing the brunt of Putin’s aggression, in addition to his own people. An even better application of this quote would be the Allied Forces forming an alliance with the Soviet Union to battle Hitler in World War II. Under communist rule, that country would go on to bring misery to all of Eastern Europe. Strange bedfellows aside, freedom always ends up being victorious. 

—Mike Hazell

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