The Mother of Putin

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  1. Does this cartoon represent the sensibilities and spirituality of Caitanya Sangha?

    It shows a poor fund of knowledge regarding vowels, relying on ignorance to infer a sound-alike where there is none. Worse, it implicitly takes a side in a mundane political conflict where unless you accept one or the other side’s propaganda it is not a “good vs. evil” conflict — hardly devas and asuras or even Pandavas vs. Kauravas. Like the partition of British India, this is a case where we find “Russians” within the boundaries of Ukraine facing persecution and worse, while we find Ukranians bulled into submission by Russian hegemony. Zelensky isn’t a spotless figure here, any more than is Putin. A pox on BOTH their houses. But not here on The Harmonist, it seems. Disappointing.

    • Thanks for sharing your opinion concerning the mundane political situation under discussion. Apparently its three sided; Russia is right; Ukraine is right; both are wrong. Perhaps some one will add the fourth and fifth: both are right and both are right and wrong. Regarding the sectarian propaganda, there is plenty of so called nonsectarian propaganda to feed on these days.

      My opinion? Relatively speaking, Putin is far worse than Zelenskyy.

    • Gurunistha das

      Dasvidaniya, since I drew the comic, I’d like to respond by pointing out two fallacies in your response. The first one is the “both sides are karmis” fallacy that’s unfortunately all too common among devotees. Just look at the real-life consequences of Putin’s actions: hundreds of murdered civilians (devotees included); millions of women, children, and the elderly fleeing to other countries; a looming global food- and financial crisis; a serious threat of a nuclear war. Over what? I understand that the geopolitical history between Russia and Ukraine is complex, but nonetheless, the fact remains that Putin attacked a sovereign nation without immediate provocation.

      And this leads to the second fallacy: “all information about the conflict is propaganda.” This is highly naive and makes me wonder if you want to blur things on purpose. It also seems like a very weak argument now that we don’t only have to rely on media establishments, but we can see a huge amount of content posted online directly by the everyday people on the ground. I know devotees personally on the Polish-Ukrainian border who help the fleeing women and children and they share stories and footage that come directly from the fleeing devotees.

      Please, don’t be so naive as to think that you’re somehow more spiritual because you don’t take sides during a humanitarian catastrophe.

    • It is also insulting to assume that one who takes sides in this war does so only because he or she has only listened to one side’s arguments.

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