Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
On March 6th, I presented a special edition of News on the March focusing on Stephen Kotkins thoughts about the Ukraine conflict and Russian history. In conjunction with that engrossing interview I wanted to highlight another exceptional interview by UnHerd with Samo Burja’s reflections on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Samo Burja poses a unique perspective of how this conflict has iniciated a new game outside of the global order.
It is an excellent podcast for anyone who cares about freedom and the impact geopolitics has on it. It appears all of a sudden Samo is absolutely everywhere… Understandably since his analyses are concise, informative, honest, and unbiased.
‘We no longer control the rules of the game. The game is now outside the global order; is now outside of the control of either United States, China and of course Russia. Their is an anarchic state at play.’ (Watch entire video podcast here)
My beloved Richmond Tigers began their 2022 Season last Thursday night (Australian time) against the Carlton Blues. These two teams have traditionally played in the first round every year. My Tigers had won every year since 2013 and it was expected with a healthy Richmond side they would remain undefeated this year as well. In October, 2019 I wrote an article about Richmond’s grand-final victory and my personal connection with the club. Richmond had won 3 premierships in 4 seasons between 2017 and 2020 after a lengthy spell of remaining largely uncompetitive since their 1980 premiership.
I was especially excited to view my Tigers begin their 2022 campaign since the games had been mainly unattended due to the Pandemic and now the general public was allowed back-in. To see a bustling supportership at the MCG really does it for me since I have such fond memories seeing my Tigers play there. The Tigers began the game very well breaking out to a 20 point lead at first-quarter time and it remained that way at 3-Quarter time, however the Carlton Blues launched a successful comeback after a remarkably undisciplined Tiger’s display in the last quarter. It does appear that our ageing star-studded group are slowing down and becoming remnants of their former selves. Still there remains 21 games left in the season, however we will have our work cut-out for us next week against the Great Western Sydney Giants who possess a highly talented midfield group. (Watch highlights here)