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Imagine if super-rich supported Ukraine

Imagine if super-rich supported Ukraine

To the Editor:

Can you imagine this: Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerburg, Bill Gates, Larry Page, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, Rob Walton, Charles Koch, Charles Schwab, Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft and a few other super-rich Americans having the epiphany that since they amassed their wealth in a democratic society they should support the fight for democracy in Ukraine?

If they do not show this support are they really much different from Russian oligarchs who are helping to destroy Ukraine? Cast this scenario up against the fact that millions of middle-class Americans provide the tax funds that are now going to help Ukraine!

John Lennon sang: “Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can. No need for greed or hunger. A brotherhood of man.”

Reckon John Lennon was merely a dreamer? Have we forgotten how to imagine?

Dave Waldrop


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