Dream of War

Paul Goettlich 30 Apr 2023

With eyes closed and calming heart, a dream approached as a crossing gate being lifted by a uniformed border guard of the Ukrainian Army. The uniform was unclear other than an indication of some level of rank within my cerebral security system that was allowing admittance. The guard’s face was obscured by his green beret and a thick, granular, dark smoke emanating from a large burn barrel near the guard hut. It reeked of smouldering wet, rotting, leaves and branches.

The gate rose, I entered. I passed through. All around me faded into the darkness. I entered the dream willingly with a desire to explore. Before me were several paths. I appraised one carefully in order to use my dream time efficiently. This path split into two other paths. The path I chose was a scene in Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine. Artillery-scarred buildings littered with twisted metal from bombed playgrounds and vehicles. Glass shards and improvised crosses over graves of the dead. The twisted metal appeared as trees. The glass shards, snow. Spirits filtered through the burial sands attempting to gain one last look before dissipating their energies amongst us all adding to the high level of forces at play.

As of today, at least 100,000 Ukrainians soldiers have been killed or wounded since Russia’s full-scale invasion began on 24 Feb 2022. Moscow’s dead and wounded are twice that as a result of Russian soldiers ordered to fling themselves en masse in waves of attacks at Ukraine defences. These Russians knew they were dead before doing so. Their spirits began radiating out of their bodies as they reached the frontline. And the Ukraine troops who annihilated the waves of Russians were similarly perplexed by the situation, their spirits desperately clinging to their material bodies.

Gravedigger Alexander, digs a grave at the cemetery of Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Infinite numbers of two-meter-deep holes are dug and coffins are incessantly lowered into them. As grave diggers continue, mourners arrive, weep over the graves before departing in buses. Their tears and screams end while the last handfuls of dirt are scattered onto the lowered coffins. A priest recites last rites. And wailing commences again, repeating for months.

The multisource energy of missiles, shells and drones chaotically entered from all directions simultaneously toward one point. Each of them sending out charged kinetic and electrical energy of their guidance systems which were conceived and produced with intentions of inflicting maximum damage. Surrounding that visible level of awareness lies electromagnetic radiation, light and heat, through which subliminal messages are transmitted. I presently had the capability to perceive each and their interactions, the dream allowed me to view their ensuing a never-ending fractal patterns as described by Benoit Mandelbrot. A veritable anthropogenic aurora borealis.

This is the life (and death) we are compelled to live in at the hands of leaders, politicians, presidents, royalty and prime ministers who are hooked on power. Directed by and for today’s corporate never-ending lust, greed for wealth. Wealth so concentrated at the top that there is little left to run society. And after we-the-living depart the cemetery (the world), the dead’s flickering, billowy spirits will rasp and rattle out of the remaining smouldering tyres, destroyed armoured vehicles and abandoned schools.


It’s clear that Putin started the war in Ukraine and that he has no desire or need for peace. With only a slight bit of understanding it would also be seen that Western nations fed Putin’s paranoia. He’s an iron-fisted tyrant intent on remaining in power by any means. Both sides of this conflict have been completely disingenuous. Biden and Putin both ignore their own county’s history.

White European settlers annihilated Native Americans at the behest of the government. When Columbus arrived in 1492, there were 15 million living in North America. By the close of the Indian Wars in the late 19th century, fewer than 238,000 Indigenous people remained. In 1860 there were about 3.9 million enslaved African Americans. By the end of the Civil War about 3.4 million Black people remained in bondage, in spite of the Emancipation Proclamation. Slavery of Africans and African Americans began in 1619 and continued in the United States of America beyond its founding in 1776 until 1865, amounting to 246 years! Those hundreds of years of African enslavement made America Great and yet their descendants have never received an official apology or reparations. Britain’s involvement in slavery began in 1562. Between 1690 and 1807, about 6 million enslaved Africans were transported from west Africa to the Americas on British or Anglo-American ships as protected by the royal family and parliament. The many thousands of lives lost to the prison industrial complex, the corporate sacking of all US society. Present day political corruption at all levels of UK and US governments is taking a dire toll on the greater proportion of their citizens.

I personally knew young men who perished in The American War on Vietnam — a completely indefensible death tally of 3,595,000 people. Its legacy will last many generations into the future because of the 18.2 million gallons of Agent Orange contaminated with Dioxin (an endocrine disruptor) sprayed by the U.S. military over more than 10% of Southern Vietnam as part of the U.S. herbicidal warfare program Operation Ranch Hand. While there has been no further use of Agent Orange, cases of leukaemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and various kinds of cancer and birth defects have increased because the dioxins have bioaccumulated up the food chain to its top customer — humans.

And nobody should forget the brutality of Stalin’s policies in the Holodomor (Great Famine) of 1932–33—a man-made demographic catastrophe unprecedented in peacetime. Of the estimated five million people who died in the Soviet Union, almost four million were Ukrainians who were forced to cannibalism and eating grass and tree bark.

“The history of Russia’s military interventions – be it in Ukraine or Syria, or its military campaign at home in Chechnya – is tainted with blatant disregard for international humanitarian law,” said Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General.

The Russian political scientist Vladimir Gelman put it in a 2019 article he wrote for Riddle, “Practically all analysts and observers of Russia today, regardless of their political leanings, tend to agree about the country’s poor quality of governance.”

I prefer that the West immediately end its participation in the war. But the first thing that will happen is that Putin will demolish all structures in the Ukraine and assassinate its people yet more forcefully than Stalin’s Holodomor. Xi Jinping, the 7th President of the People’s Republic of China has offered to a mediate fallow peace. If the Ukrainians stop fighting, Putin will immediately march in a devour all.

Many condone whatever would happen if a peace acceptable to Putin was signed. There are many people who would overlook, condone those resulting effects of the West breaking its promise to see the war through. The only peace which is acceptable to Putin is that all Western interests leave, Ukraine promise not to join NATO and much of Ukraine remain ceded to Russia. After which Putin would commence a bloody purge of all Ukraine leadership and loyal citizens.

Either way, whether peace or continues war, many thousands of people will die. What can be learned from it is that the leaders on all sides are not working with our best interests in mind. In spite of that, we keep selecting the wrong people for all the wrong reasons. We support their wrongful conclusions and recite their speeches as if divinely sententious proclamations. The least-worst choices are elected. Instead, it’s advisable to select those leaders who acknowledge truth, peace and equality.

Nadiya Trubchaninova, 70, cries while holding the coffin of her son Vadym, 48, who was killed by Russian soldiers last March in Bucha, during his funeral in the cemetery of Mykulychi, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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