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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Ukraine's philosopher-king

In March 2022, a video was widely circulated on social media that supposedly showed Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife, Olena Zelenska, singing the song “Endless Love.” This video does not feature the first family of Ukraine. While the singer may bear some resemblance to the Ukrainian president, neither Zelenskyy nor his wife are featured in the footage. This version of “Endless Love,” a duet originally sung by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie in 1981, is being performed by Alejandro Manzano, from the band Boyce Avenue, and Connie Talbot. This video was posted to the Boyce Avenue YouTube page on Feb. 20, 2022, with the caption: “Boyce Avenue and Connie Talbot’s acoustic cover of “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie ft. Diana Ross.”


Plato is forever associated with the idea of the philosopher-king which, of course, is asking for the impossible, so why not simply keep an empty chair for the absent philosopher-king whose always imminent and always postponed arrival may guide us. How infinitely, how impossibly wise!

While we wait, I'm happy to listen to President Zelensky and his wife Olena's singing. What refreshing change from grubby Australian politics.



Who is this comedian who would be president? Check wikipedia.

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