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Reader Opinion: The high seize

While many lament the divisions in our democracies, this may be part of the birthing of better beginnings for a newer human evolution; a future which we cannot yet fully see but which we may be able to partially feel.

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Seems some folks have been applauding the confiscations of the Russian oligarch-owned mega-yachts parked in various harbors around the world.

These appropriations are not new as the yanking of other tribe’s boats has long been a popular course since it was discovered that wood floats.

The taking of toys and suspending of allowances seems reasonable for managing the badly behaved; and a useful tool to create a semblance toward fairness and equity.

The proceeds from the grab of not just yachts, but aircraft, real-estate and other available assets have been suggested to be used to correct the injuries and damages done to Ukraine as reparations for deep traumas to their people, destructions of properties and a long-suffering landscape.

Likely there will need to be adjudications from some courts.

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While there are reasonable concerns about continued controversies and with the volumes of volatilities circling about, this all may be integral to the process of becoming.

While many lament the divisions in our democracies, this may be part of the birthing of better beginnings for a newer human evolution; a future which we cannot yet fully see but which we may be able to partially feel.

Governments, from the smaller to the larger, will be pressured to pursue performance with metrics for both comparisons with the past and commitments toward the futures.

Histories give credence to this evolution. And the development of intelligent systems for accountabilities will prove the better solutions.

Some freedoms may curtail themselves naturally, such as those which allow deep harms to others and deeper longer-lasting injuries to ourselves, to be paid by future generations.

And we will witness reflexive push-ups and pull-backs.

Perhaps worthwhile to better budget for benchmarks of the future while we acknowledge and accept the overlooked opportunities of the past.

Philip L. M. Vaughan

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