Ukraine means ‘on the edge’. This apparently also means that its people may be attacked by other countries so it can become a mainstream country and taken off ‘the edge’.

Wars are fought over land and resources, but we tend to ignore the fact, becoming bogged down into meretricious detail about who caused what.

Taxing land values, not incomes, to put an ongoing charge on the use of and abuse of nature, would begin to put a little perspective on the economics of land and territory ‘ownership’ and on having a decent social contract.

However, there are numerous people on the left and right of the political spectrum who would go to war against this ever happening.

Cui bono?

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis, has powerful ideas in respect of natural justice but has been painted by conservative Catholics who have praised the role of the late Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, to be a threat to the Church.

In the light of Leviticus 25:23 this is quite revealing, fitting comfortably with the ideas of the burgeoning Christian school of happy clappers.

The world’s a mess, but isn’t beyond redemption.