Spring edges closer.
Comrade Putin, or Vladimir Tsar of All the Russias He Can Get His Hands On, may be onto something with his insistence that borders should not stand between people who “speak the same language” and think the same thoughts.
Take, for example, Georgia (not the one he presumably covets, but the one here for the moment in the good ole US of A). Plenty of people here in Georgia seem to have more in common with plenty of people in Iran or, well, Russia, than with plenty of people in New York or Minneapolis or LA.
So maybe we need to find a way to get rid of the pesky borders that separate these kindred spirits. And vice versa, so to speak. I mean, Comrade Putin, when you strip away the whole Mother Russia veneer, is really a good-looking candidate for governor of Georgia. He’s a businessman who loves to be photographed with guns, and he seems to have something against gay people. On the other hand, President Obama would win the Presidency of some of France in a landslide.
I know there are a lot of moving parts here. Maybe it’s impossible to put South Georgia Baptists and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard together in the same social conservative Utopia, and to merge the Left Coasters with, say, Sweden. But wouldn’t it allow us to concentrate on the more important things in life, such as feline photos on Facebook?