Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the approval of a coronavirus vaccine for use on Tuesday, claiming it as a “world first,” amid continued concern and unanswered questions over its safety and effectiveness.

Source: Russia coronavirus vaccine approved, Vladimir Putin says. But questions over its safety remain – CNN

Opinion (with Satire and Fiction):

I hate to think what Vlad really pumped into his daughter’s veins if anything. Kool-Aid? Vodka? Some old Pentothal stored away in the cupboard?

Now where were you on Tuesday Night?

Who did you really see on Tuesday Night?

Poor gal. When she didn’t talk Vlad gave her a second dose…

Now where were you on Tuesday Night?

Who did you really see on Tuesday Night?

(For those who don’t know, Pentothal is used as a truth serum by some regimes because it dumbs down the brain, making it harder for people to lie. That’s the theory, anyhow.)

The way I see it, at the present moment we have no reason to believe that a single word of this Russian folk tale by Putin and The Wolf is true. But then again, maybe it is. After all, Russia was recently accused of hacking into Canadian, UK and US labs.

I can see the US falsely accusing Russia of this. And maybe the UK. But Canada? We love everyone here. There must be a grain of truth to the story for a Canadian to actually come out and say something bad, something with teeth.

One thing is for certain, I’m sure glad I don’t live in Putin’s world. God knows what he’d be jabbing me with in the coming days.

We have ways of making you talk…

We have ways of making you talk…

Thanks to the Canadian folk-rocker Bruce Cockburn for making me aware of Pentothal, so many years ago…

Maybe the poet is gay
But he’ll be heard anyway
.
Maybe the poet is drugged
But he won’t stay under the rug
.
Maybe the voice of the spirit
In which case you’d better hear it
.
Maybe he’s a woman
Who can touch you where you’re human
.
Male, female, slave or free
Peaceful or disorderly
Maybe you and he will not agree
But you need him to show you new ways to see
.
Don’t let the system fool you
All it wants to do is rule you
Pay attention to the poet
You need him and you know it
.
Put him up against the wall
Shoot him up with Pentothal
.
Shoot him up with lead
You won’t call back what’s been said
Put him in the ground
But one day you’ll look around
.
There’ll be a face you don’t know
Voicing thoughts you’ve heard before
.
Male, female, slave or free
Peaceful or disorderly
Maybe you and he will not agree
But you need him to show you new ways to see
.
Don’t let the system fool you
All it wants to do is rule you
Pay attention to the poet
You need him and you know it
.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Bruce Cockburn / Kerry Lee Crawford / Fergus John Marsh
Maybe the Poet lyrics Β© Carlin America Inc