There seems to be a strong desire in humanity to control, either to be controlled (the many) or to control (the few). I don't understand this need to dominate or be dominated: not in individuals, not in families, not in societies. But obviously it’s very strong or there wouldn’t be repressive states where individual freedom is suppressed.
Under a thin veneer of democracy Russia continues to be a repressive Communist state. Pity poor Ukraine then, so close to finally ridding itself of Russian interference by edging closer to the European Union and more individual freedom only to have its leaders run back to Mother Russia. No wonder they’re mad as cut snakes.
But at last some good news. Real people power is having an effect. It offers a glimmer of hope.