War is no longer an instrument of foreign policy in ‘The West.’ War has become a national disease in most European countries. Its most popular variant is the virus popularly known as Russophobia. A virus far more dangerous than Covid19. Our leaders are not asleep in the valley, they are asleep in The Abyss. There is no beauty there, just horror.
Asleep in the Valley by Rimbaud
A small green valley where a slow stream flows
And leaves long strands of silver on the bright
Grass; from the mountaintop stream the Sun’s
Rays; they fill the hollow full of light.
A soldier, very young, lies open-mouthed,
A pillow made of fern beneath his head,
Asleep; stretched in the heavy undergrowth,
Pale in his warm, green, sun-soaked bed.
His feet among the flowers, he sleeps. His smile
Is like an infant’s – gentle, without guile.
Ah, Nature, keep him warm; he may catch cold.
The humming insects don’t disturb his rest;
He sleeps in sunlight, one hand on his breast;
At peace. In his side there are two red holes.
Arthur Rimbaud 1854 – 1891