Fighting in Ukraine is not about defending freedom; we lost that a long time ago.
"Lockdowns weren’t a one-off; the vaccinators don’t just vaccinate. The enemies who have oppressed us these past two years are appendages of a much broader system. Climatism, anti-racism, transgender lunacy, Corona, and now the Ukraine: They are all of them expressions of the same malign force; they are all of them the same thing."
Very well said.
A perfect summation of the situation. The forces that are trying to whip up instinctively patriotic people into a frenzy are the same ones that have been stomping on your head for the last 2 years (or most of your life really). Step away from the emotional manipulation and look out for your own home & hearth instead of their deranged global-liberal interests.
You are dead on. Humanity has outgrown the quaint notion that we need protection rackets to protect us from the sociopaths. Invariably, the sociopaths are the ones who end up running things. In the USA, the framers of our founding documents intuitively understood this. The wealth & largesse that sprang forth from people being free to pursue whatever they wished to do (as well as to suffer for their failure to do the right thing) created wealth beyond anyone's dreams. Over the past 150 years, an endless parade of sociopaths has infested one government after another, with each succeeding wave of criminals believing it was their turn to tell everyone else what to do. In reality, wrapping theft & murder in a pleasant wrapper doesn't make it anything less than what it is. The sociopath class has overstayed their welcome and we are either going to form a new age of decentralized freedom or most of us are going to end up dying from war, disease, starvation or a combination of all three. It's time to see things for what they really are.
Notwithstanding promises to the contrary, the US expanded Nato up to the Russian border, sponsored a coup by supporting unalloyed Nazis who have waged a war against a civilian population since the coup was completed. Said Nazis have since been integrated into Ukrainian military. US has apparently developed Bio-Weapons inside Ukraine. (No surprise there though. If it works don't fix it.)
Right sector Nazi's are now portrayed in western press and woke circles as damsels in distress. Meanwhile US invades and destroys countries on a whim, (shall we list them?) and kleptocrats in both Ukraine and DC keep up the looting.
I could puke.
Great stuff as always Eugy
Just imagine what our reaction would have been to media blasting tragedies of the Iraq war over the airwaves............
Brilliant insight. Some observers seem to think there's an evil mastermind coordinating everything, silly schwab often mentioned. But it's impossible to coordinate grand plans successfully even on local scales, much less globally. This is just a confluence of opportunists trying to take advantage of turmoil elsewhere to support their own objectives locally. Corruption is contagious.
As the great Ernest P. Worrell taught us, "Is that a rabbit?" In the US, old Joe definitely needed distractions from his serial failures. Got it. I suppose Germans need scapegoats to account for the impending doom of their energy deficit, caused by internal fetish but exacerbated by the Russia feud. Got it. China needs a distraction for their declining customer base for cheap trinkets. Got it. Vlad's playing the world. Dangerous game, but it might work. He'll probably outlast old Joe.
The Ukes thought the world would want to come to their aid, thereby preserving their kleptocracy. They don't deserve to succeed. Maybe the good outcome from the recent disasters will be the growing realization that no government can be trusted. People everywhere tend to be complacent. They're learning that complacency kills.
This war started a long time ago (in earnest in 2014). Where were Western governments and various warriors (mostly keyboard) when Donbass was
relentlessly shelled for 8 years. Gut wrenching documentary made in 2016:
I can't help but agree with you. I give an example of something from Auckland, New Zealand. A local cook book business has organised a bake store using local chefs and bakers to donate food. All funds to go to "cook for Ukraine". I know the owner and she is a good person. I do not doubt her heart is in the right place https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018832939/bake-sale-to-raise-funds-for-ukraine-cookforukraine
However, we are in a pseudo lockdown in Auckland. Our brainless and dictatorial prime minister insists anyone who catches Omicron must isolate for 7 days and unless you are a "privileged business" (like a cafe but also a supermarket) all of your close contacts must also isolate. My son has just got covid so in theory I must stay at home until he has a clear test in 7 days, so must his brother. They have already missed over a year of school in the last two years. Both have been forced to vaccinate to go to the movies with friends or play football for their clubs. My wife owns a bakery so she can keep working until she tests positive.
Yet there is very, very little sympathy of the unvaccinated in this country, and any criticism of masking or lockdowns is met by "conspiracy theorist"
As you can imagine these isolation rules have resulted in a lockdown by stealth. Our government gets to keep it's promise of "no more lockdowns" while at the same time the streets are dead, schools are closed or children are not going everyday and business is dying. My wife's business is somewhere around 60% down and is slowly going bankrupt. This is repeated for all food businesses in Auckland. Yet now those same people are meant to step up and raise money for a war in a far away land, that few of us have any connection with? They already have little left in reserve but the pressure to....virtue signal I guess, remains high.
When the US left Afghanistan in an absolute shambles recently no one batted an eye in this country. There were no cakestores.
Currently there is a war in Ethiopia involving an ethnic group called the Tigrays. It started in 2020 with somewhere between 20k-100k casualties in 2020, between 8k-20k last year and around 500 this year. There are various reports of massacres and atrocities.
I had no idea this was happening until I was digging into this awful paper http://www.thelancet-press.com/embargo/COVIDexcessmortality.pdf that used modelling to say that there have been 200k excess deaths in Ethiopia mostly due to covid apparently (they apportion nearly 2 million extra deaths to Sub Saharan Africa a "significant" number of which caused by covid). Thanks once again Nature.
In any case there are no cakestalls here for the Tigrayans.
Perhaps it is the nuclear confrontation that makes this more salient. Perhaps the David vs Goliath story is an easy sell. Perhaps Putin is a convenient punch bag that everyone is already familiar with (I have no love for Putin). Perhaps this is a convenient pivot away from the covid clusterfuck. Perhaps it is none of these things. But the response is bizarre to me, far eclipsing other events.
I have lost faith in governments, the west, experts, and the media in the last two years of covid insanity. I've read enough about covid, done enough research, have enough background to know that we have been lied to repeatedly.
I have not dug into the Ukraine situation with any depth, but it feels the same as the covid hysteria. It feels the same. Whatever that means!
As a veteran, I would strongly suggest that anyone thinking to get involved in this as a foreigner very carefully read and think about Convention III of the Geneva Conventions, Article 4, Section 2.
Specifically, you must meet the following four conditions to qualify for POW treatment:
a) that of being commanded by a person responsible for his
b) that of having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a
c) that of carrying arms openly;
d) that of conducting their operations in accordance with the
laws and customs of war.
Failure to meet those conditions may allow the Russians to consider you a spy / saboteur and therefore subject to summary execution instead of internment. In short, if the Ukrainians do not provide uniforms and officers, you are in grave jeopardy of not qualifying as a lawful combatant. A foreigner bearing a weapon (or hiding one), without a uniform, lacking a lawful chain of command, or caught violating other parts of the convention is in extreme danger.
Couldn’t agree more with you Eugy. Anyone who is mad at you for “not supporting Ukraine” needs to have their head examined. Lunacy is a good word for it. Lots of ultra right wingers/actual Nazis and a helluva lot of wokesters, want to go fight in this war, from all over the world or lend support to the fighters. Stupid is, as stupid does. Hunker down, people- it’s gonna be a rough next few years if they don’t Armageddon the planet and its precious peoples and animals, flora and fauna. Keep a cool head, stock up on non-perishables, and if you are a praying person or a meditator, then meditate and pray that sanity will ultimately win the day.
Excellent insight. A refreshing reprieve from the constant cheerleading from the msm. The media has omitted important aspects of the war. Propaganda by omission. We are being deceived again. Here is a description of some of that deception:
Thank you Eugyppius for the truth. You were the first one I found on Substack, and I am so grateful for all your coolheadedness throughout this ordeal. Don't stop writing please.
It boggles the mind that someone would be so stupid as to actually enlist and travel to fight for some corrupt government on the other side of the world. I thought people were naive for following health advice from Big Tech and Big Pharma and accept being used as guinea pigs.
Turns out that people are even dumber and will cheer high prices, the destruction of world economy and even accept a world war, in the name of "the Ukraine".
I think there is a general malaise going on, and it goes even deeper than just globalism. We are witnessing, in the modern West, what Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben recently described: "a world that has embraced a more or less conscious self-destruction".
You sure startled me with that "Enoch Powell" tweet. But anyway: wars have always been at least partially a handy way of culling the purposeless excess population. Professional mercenaries really enjoy finding any sort of legal permission to use their particular skillset, but far too many people without any meaningful job just like play-acting until they get too close to the real thing.
I'll confess with shame that years ago I thought "globalist" was a more evolved way of seeing the world. Smack me back to my place. Or to say another way: experience sure trumps naivete.
Not an American Proxy War at all....the US and Western Europe were the previous battlegrounds laid to waste and Human carnage. As the data builds and the Pizer Docs get released the enemy has moved on to carnage in Ukraine to distract us from the massive profits at the expense of people's health and lives as a result of COVID policies...