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  • Bertrand Badré

One mankind

I remember a fascinating Cold War story. Gorbatchev revealed during a 2009 interview that Reagan asked during their first meeting in Geneva point-blank if they could set aside their differences in case the world was invaded by aliens.

"From the fireside house, President Reagan suddenly said to me, 'What would you do if the United States were suddenly attacked by someone from outer space? Would you help us?'

"I said, 'No doubt about it.'"

"He said, 'We too.'"

"So that's interesting," Gorbachev said to much laughter.

It also reminds me of the famous song Russians by Sting:

Mister Reagan says, "We will protect you"

I don't subscribe to this point of view

Believe me when I say to you

I hope the Russians love their children too

We share the same biology, regardless of ideology

But what might save us, me and you

Is if the Russians love their children too.

Paranoia was at its highest. But suddenly it was clear that we belonged to the same humanity. It rings a bell today as we are all in the same boat. But still we all want to paddle our own way. It is obvious that we should act and react together and it is not happening beyond lip service. We are all under attack and we should all join forces. End of the story ! We all love our children. #canfinancesavetheworld


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