The blurred line between fact and fiction

Published: Thu, 04/21/22

The West Wing was an American TV show with a total of 155 episodes and ran from 1999 to 2006. The title referred to the ‘west wing’ of the White House where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior personnel are located. The series was set during the fictitious Democratic administration of President Josiah Bartlet, played by the veteran actor Martin Sheen. The series did provide high quality entertainment and was immensely popular, not least because President Bartlet seemed like the ideal president that everyone wished was in the White House. I believe there was a sequel which ran from 2016 to 2020 starring Donald Trump as a businessman and reality TV star who becomes a Republican president, no wait a minute, I might be getting a bit confused between fact and fiction here, or maybe not.

Servant of the People was a Ukrainian TV series produced by a production company, Kvartal 95, which ran from 2015 to 2019. The star was one Volodymyr Zelenskyy who played the fictional president of Ukraine. Kvartal 95 is heavily financed by the oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who also helped fund several of the volunteer battalions, which have been attacking the people of the Donbass including the neo nazi Azov Battalion.

A namesake political party bearing the same name as the television show was created in March 2018 by employees of Kvartal 95. The party was also heavily financed by Ihor Kolomoyskyi. In 2018 Zelenskiy announced is candidacy for the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election. Zelenskiy won with 73.22% of the vote.

The wartime leader of Ukraine is an actor. A well paid one too with credible reports that he has over $1billion dollars in overseas bank accounts and owns a $35million dollar mansion in Florida. So, is he really leading his country to victory? or just being very well rewarded for reading a script provided by those who think they will benefit from a proxy war between Russia and Ukraine?

Considering how blurred the lines are between fact and fiction, drama and politics, leaders and actors, you would have to be very naive not to be skeptical of anything you hear from the legacy media.

Anyway, I am escaping to the woods later today until Sunday evening. I am going to connect with the earth and sky, the trees and animals and have a lot of fun with a bunch of people who just want to connect with the real world and each other.



PS More on Messers Zelenskiy and Kikimoyskyi

PPS What is the real purpose of all the psycho drama taking place in the world? The writer of this article might be closer than most

PPPS Caitlin Johnstone nails it as only she can