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King Dollar’s Guns | Columnist

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Democracies are dynamic; tyrannies monotonous. With differing views, ideas and attitudes, free societies are often disunited and difficult to manage; but with a gun permanently pointed at the people, despots crush variety and achieve that suffocating sameness disguised as stability.

For over 60 years, starting in the ’60s, the western world has been ravaged by what became known as culture wars: “conflict between groups, especially liberal and conservative, that have different cultural ideals, beliefs, or philosophies”. Social, ideological and political differences created cracks in almost every western nation. Consensus on any issue seemed impossible. Until Russia invaded Ukraine.

Historian Yuval Noah Harari says, “If Vladimir Putin had waited a few more years, just done nothing, there is a good…

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