An old story goes something like this; a man lost a leg and was sad about it, later he saw someone with no legs and thanked God for his one leg.
"History is a sort of tangled web of contradictions. …" said Robert Service, Professor of Russian History at Oxford University.
Because obviously, we don't learn from history, and no time in our history have contradictions been more noticeable than now. I suppose that we have the internet and the social media to thank for it. This tangled web of contradictions becomes more confusing when our leaders are the ones contributing to its propagation.