2 thoughts on “Let’s build a country of opportunities”

  1. Utopian idealist! This necessarily implies rigid rejection of advantage from initial position not just as a principle, but in every individual circumstance — meaning that, for example, whenever a dispute ends up in a resolution system (court, arbitration, mediation, whatever) each side has identically-capable and -paid advocates, investigators, etc. When a matter is in front of a legislature for statutory/budgetary process, there’s no bribery, no expensive lobbying, etc. When a matter is in front of the executive, there’s no “special access” for “close personal friends” (or fellow tribe/cult members). And all of that is just for when government is involved…

    I think this is sort of what “striving toward a more perfect union” means: Nobody is there yet…

    • Don’t forget that to survive this war Zelenskyy needs to hold the country together (most especially the russian tribe) as well as divorce today’s Ukraine from the corrupt oligarchical nation that preceded him, in order to maintain western (and especially US) support. Statements like the OP serve both purposes, whether he means it or not.

      In the event the war ends with something other than the destruction of the state we’ll get to see how much of it he believes and whether he can actually achieve any of it. History is not on his side, not in that region of the world.

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