Suffice to say that things here in Ukraine have gone in a direction not entirely in accordance with my best interests. While I made the best efforts I could, my endeavor was sabotaged by Ukraine’s second most dangerous enemy next to the Russian government, namely the Ukrainian government (sometimes it seems like it could take the #1 slot).
As such, I’ll probably only be here another month and a half before I have to move on. I’m seriously considering moving in a very different direction, such as the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa- anywhere but here.
People have told me that this “information war” or anti-propaganda activity is crucial, but as far as I’m concerned the market is flooded with organizations dedicated to that alleged purpose and incidentally they are also flush with money, unlike my bank account. We have enough propaganda-debunking and fact-checking in the world today. In order to have any real impact what is needed is a counter-narrative, and that is just something today’s dominant liberal-centrist technocratic establishment simply cannot and or will not provide. But I digress.
This Ukraine gamble has been rather expensive and mostly devoid of any reward. There is still time to have an impact though. In the past none of my crowdfunding campaigns ever reached their goal, but they did provide crucial help when I needed it. If you can spare any bucks at all, you can donate via PayPal- firstname.lastname@example.org is the account. Thanks in advance.
We’ll see what the future holds.