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Mar 04 2022

Stepping Back From the Edge on Ukraine

Drovers from all corners of the establishment whoop and fire their guns in the air as they stampede the herd into conflict with Russia. The frenzy of vindictiveness has reached the point that the International Cat Federation has banned Russian cats from competition.

In a climate like this, a dispassionate attempt to understand the situation becomes dangerous. Arlington Public Schools suspended teacher John Stanton for saying that Putin’s invasion makes sense from his own point of view. There can be only one point of view: Putin bad!

Lindsey Graham has been rattling a saber at Russia over Ukraine since he and John McCain were the Dweedle Dee and Dweedle Dum of warmongers. Now he calls for Putin’s assassination:

“Somebody in Russia has to step up to the plate. Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military,” Graham, R-S.C., said on “Hannity.”

The host Sean Hannity has brilliantly suggested that we bomb Russian troops, then pretend we didn’t do it so that the Russians won’t know who to retaliate against with their nuclear weapons.

These irresponsible idiots will get us into WWIII if he we don’t cool off the stampede before the herd goes over a cliff. Few of us like his methods, but Putin is not an insane fiend from the depths of hell. Like the suspended teacher tried to tell us, he has a legitimate point of view, even if we don’t agree with it.

Germany invaded Russia in both world wars, with devastating consequences. Russia has good historical reason to take security seriously, as the current Russophobia confirms. The possibility of NATO turning a former key part of Russia from a buffer state into an enemy is at least as alarming to Putin as Soviet missiles in formerly friendly Cuba were to JFK. The Cuban Missile Crisis almost resulted in nuclear war.

Only a fool corners a frightened animal. The same goes for nations.

Eastern European expat Vasko Kohlmayer risks getting trampled under hoof by offering an alternative viewpoint:

The “Putin is a madman” canard is meant to shift the blame in the eyes of the public for the Ukrainian tragedy on the allegedly irrational act of a “crazy” man rather than assigning it to the right people: the overbearing, domineering, arrogant Western globalists who treated the legitimate security concerns of a great nuclear power with contempt.

In Putin, they encountered reality in the form of a wily and cunning strongman who would not yield to their edicts and hollow pronouncements in the submissive way they were used to from their own badgered populations.

Kohlmayer’s piece may help explain why our rulers demonize Putin while refraining from serious criticism of Xi Jinping, who is even more tyrannical but also more to the taste of globalists.

Personally, I’m rooting for Ukraine. But which gang of unsavory characters runs an obscure country on the other side of the world is a local issue. We have our own very serious problems to address, starting with the border and inflation.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket, Gringoman, Dragon’s Lair, KirklesWorth, and Wiggins.


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One Response to “Stepping Back From the Edge on Ukraine”

  1. […] Patriotism is not multimillionaire moonbats virtue signaling with tweets about our patriotic duty to pay even more for gasoline. Patriotism is what Mitchell said about his relationship to Arkansas. There is a difference between patriotism and letting yourself be stampeded. […]


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