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punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,234
Like most moderately sane people, I hate war.
However during the last few days, I have found myself cheering, when I hear the news of Ukrainians retaking territory.
He calls her the chocolate girl
Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
She knows she's the chocolate girl
Cause she's broken up and swallowed
And wrapped in bits of silver
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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,450
    I don't cheer but it cheers me.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,543
    cheering for the underdog - it's hard to resist. It will make it all go on longer though  :(
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,113
    I find nothing to cheer about. One war today, another war tomorrow. Endless greed.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,451
    No, I don't think it's wrong to cheer a nation when they retake territory from an invading force.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,079
    I'm sure we all would be happier if the invasion had never happened, but no it isn't wrong to be pleased when the invaders get pushed back and to show that however you like.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,079
    I'm sure we all would be happier if the invasion had never happened, but no it isn't wrong to be pleased when the invaders get pushed back and to show that however you like.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,347
    I seem to cheer and weep at the same time ... the whole situation is horrendous ... 
    we have extended family and friends who are Russian ... some in the UK, some with family in Russia and some who are of Russian descent but who were living in Kharkiv when Putin invaded.

    The family in Russia believe Putin ... they say he's never lied to them before so why would he do so now? One of them, a successful businesswoman, has lost all her money ... it's worth nothing ... she blames the West because that's what she's been told.  Her daughter in the UK is furious with Putin and what he has done but cannot convince her mother of the truth and they're hardly speaking to each other at the moment.   

    The family who lived in Ukraine are educated and were comfortably off ... they're retired. ..  they've lost their home and everything they owned in the horrific bombing of Kharkiv ... they've just managed to join their son and his family who live and work in central London ... they came with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.  They  supported Putin until he annexed the eastern region ... they say that resulted in an anti-Russian feeling in Ukraine ... Putin manipulated and exploited this, portraying it in Russia as western fascism in order to justify the invasion ... but had no real comprehension of the determination of the Ukrainian people to maintain their own identity.  So although they feel Russian they hate Putin ... 

    Tragic doesn't even begin to describe what's going on ........... 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 454
    (Clenches pipe firmly between teeth) plucky little fellas the Ukrainians!
    I went round to my friend's a couple of nights ago to help her fill in the sponsorship form on govuk site (moral support rather than expert knowledge, I think); I have never seen anything so complicated and obviously designed to prevent people coming. How people would be expected to fill it in from a war torn country I have no idea 😠
  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,492
    punkdoc said:
    Like most moderately sane people, I hate war.
    However during the last few days, I have found myself cheering, when I hear the news of Ukrainians retaking territory.
    Sad but understandable. Good to hear that the Ukrainians are fighting back against this evil dictator, and good to hear that they are receiving support in the form of weapons to defend themselves.
    Horrifying to think of how brainwashed the Russian people are, and how censored their information must be, that they cannot or will take it into their own hands to remove the person who is destroying their country’s economy and credibility.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,424
    I don't think it's wrong either to cheer when a country manages to resist megalomaniac Dictator from taking them over. I so hope the Russians will withdraw and the rest of Europe helps the Ukrainians to rebuild their country.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
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