Listen to a reading of this article:

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe the US is pouring weapons into a foreign nation to defend freedom and democracy.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe serious military conflicts consist of Good Guys fighting Bad Guys like a children’s cartoon show.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe a war is being fought between an evil monster who is the same as Hitler and a virtuous sexy comedian of surpassing bravery and wisdom.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe the same western media institutions who’ve lied about every war are now telling the truth about this one.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe we’re seeing an unprecedented wave of censorship because the European Union, Silicon Valley megacorporations, and TV service providers want to protect everyone from “disinformation”.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe a government the US doesn’t like is behaving aggressively for no other reason than because its leader is evil and hates freedom.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe Ukraine is just a scrappy little underdog acting completely independently of the dictates of the largest power structure on this planet.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe the globe-spanning power structure centralized around the United States is merely a passive witness to this war and not a key player in creating its emergence.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe the US empire is ever the innocent little flower it pretends to be.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe that governments who’d have every incentive to lie to the public about what’s happening on the ground in Ukraine are simply choosing not to do so.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe the politicians who’ve demonstrated ice cold indifference to their own citizens dying of poverty and disease care passionately about the plight of the Ukrainian people.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe the most powerful and murderous government in the world is orchestrating the economic collapse of a nation it has long targeted for destruction in order to defend Ukrainians.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe the “anti-war” position is to support pouring weapons into a foreign country and cold war brinkmanship that could lead to World War 3 while shouting down anyone who advocates de-escalation, diplomacy and detente.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe anything which doesn’t align with what the TV tells you about this war is “Russian propaganda”.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe anyone who disputes the TV narrative about this war is defending Putin or thinks he is awesome.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and accuse people who disagree with you of working for a foreign government.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and find it strange and outlandish when someone criticizes the most powerful empire that has ever existed for its role in starting a war.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and not understand that starvation sanctions are acts of war deliberately designed to hurt civilians.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and be fine with only knowing one side of the story.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and still not know that extremely powerful people have a vested interest in manipulating your understanding of what’s going on in the world and are doing so constantly with varying degrees of success.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and view a narrative being pushed in perfect unison by all the most powerful government and media institutions in the western world with anything other than white hot skepticism.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and still believe your government is on the side of truth, justice and righteousness.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 without reflecting on the possibility that things are not as they seem.


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80 responses to “It’s Not Okay For Grown Adults To Think This Way About Ukraine”

  1. Ist is not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe there could possibly exist any justification to kill innocent civilians, including children, throwing bombs on hospitals and non military buildings knowing there are children inside
    It is not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and believe the bad deeds of the USA which undoubtedly did happen and still do happen make the horrible crimes of Putin less horrible.
    It is not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and to criticize the fact that russian media which only print text that was allowed by Putin are censored outside Russia without speaking about what happens to anyone inside Russia who just dares to say the absolutely obvious: The fact that it is a WAR and that Putin started it, nobody else
    It is not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and to criticize those who try to stop Putin with sanctions. What are sanctions compared to the inconceivable crimes Putins army is committing in Mariupol just nö?
    It is not OK to doubt the fact that Putin is absolutely evil.

    1. Is not OK be part of the propaganda because of your willingness to stay ignorant abt geopolitics and corporations actions against international laws and still stand for the wrong side. No one said Putin is good. But he was an allied and a economic asset for Europe until the USA decide it was not on their interest and start a war.

    2. Thank you. Those are the other heavy weights on the other side of the balance. Go on.

    3. I fear that nothing has changed in fifty years, when Alexander Dubček tried to govern his people in Czechoslovakia with a humane dignity, and suffered “liberation.”
      I see nothing in Putin that was not in Brezhnev; Putin is a Soviet revanchist even compared to Khrushchev. I see absolutely nothing in the “liberation” of Donetsk and Lujansk that differs from the “liberation” of Prague on the Soviet side. I see nothing in the Kremlin’s MIC and attitude towards war that differs from Soviet doctrine. I had assumed otherwise; reality has surprised me again. This is the USSR response to Dubček, copied all over again. This is what the Soviet Army does, no matter what flag the fly.

      1. Nothing whatsoever to do with NATO expansion then, eh, Steve?

        Was that really the best you could come up with! It’s beyond pathetic!!

        1. The Soviet Army has always shown aggressive intent towards enslaving Free Europe, and have been checked by NATO. A few years ago, the question of NATO obsolescence was raised. Putin is showing that Soviet Army doctrine never died. Comrade Putin shows that the General Secretariat never died. Since Comrade Putin resurrects Soviet doctrine, the West will check the threat. He should have come to the table to reassure the world that he was no Brezhnev. “Denazification” just means rounding up and liquidating thousands of “undesirables” as the KGB and Stasi did when they “denazified” East Germany. If the invasion of Ukraine was intended to be any different than the USSR enslavement of the Warsaw Pact “countries” he should have come to the table and negotiated. But it’s too late, and smug platitudes here and elsewhere are the usual prewar boasting until the horror breaks. This could have been stopped. Too late, too late.

    4. Whataboutery much?

  2. Monty Lovering Avatar
    Monty Lovering

    Oh my.

    It’s not OK for someone to write such self-satisfied problematisation that is basically just an attempt to show how clever and above the debate they whilst simultaneously not providing anything remotely insightful or noteworthy.

    No wonder you don’t get paid for this.

    1. Well, it was clever enough to make you move you ass from your couch to talk shit here. If it was not relevant you would no even bother coming here to talk shit.

    2. In Rome, Cicero expounded his conception of the best way to live, behave, and observe moral obligations. His work De Officis discusses what is honorable (Book I), what is to one’s advantage (Book II), and what to do when the honorable and private gain apparently conflict (Book III). For According to Cicero, the sources of moral righteousness are four in number. The first is the perception and intelligent development of truth. The definitive analysis of Just War theory in the ancient world is found later in the development of Book I

      Caitlin offers observations on modern virtue ethics in the struggle for knowing.

      I’ll pass it on to Cicero that you would like his type to shut their biscuit hole.

  3. Brilliant. Complements Caitlin’s unrelenting and powerful critiques.

    1. Supposed to be a reply to Sid’s post…

  4. US-UK-EU-NATO strategic propaganda war council meeting

    Biden – So, whaddup guys!
    CIA – So far our MSM front has been moderately successful using many times as possible the words “brutal”, “criminal” associated to “women and children”, “hospitals and schools” in every Russian movement in Ukraine.
    Poland – Okay, it’s not like I’m not paying attention but what that is supposed to achieve?
    MI6 – We are testing a theory developed by a reddit expert based in our past military ops in the Balkans and Middle East.
    Boris Johnson – Which is?
    CIA – You see, it’s a theory supposed to work in a subconscious level. All your anger and feelings of powerlessness witnessing our war crimes perpetrated against unarmed civilians will find a way out towards Russia. It’s supposed to make people hate Russia instead of us.
    NATO – Are you serious?
    Biden – aham, okay, hã, what is the status of our economic sanctions hurting Russia?
    IMF – So far they are suffering but somehow relieved.
    NATO – How so?
    IMF – Well, Russia would never be able to be free from our swift system under normal legal procedures and since there are other options little known and used in the west it’s quite possible they will get over it faster than us.
    EU – So, we are fucked up.
    Biden – On the contrary my partners! Allow me to introduce you John Kerry to explain what happens now.
    Kerry – Now we will be able to defeat the planetary climate change, covid-19, Russia and China.
    UN – Wow!!! How is that possible?
    Kerry – I present you “Walk Back Better”!!!! A worldwide plan where people will use cars just 2 times every month for 15 minutes.
    Biden – Amazing!!! And that is not all we have in store.
    EU – What else?
    Biden – Allow me to introduce you again Dr. Fauci.
    Fauci – As my colleague Dr. Kerry was saying I’ll add 6 months of lockdown per year in our EquationX.
    UN – Why do you call this thing EquationX?
    Fauci – It’s more easy to get people agreeing without understanding.
    Biden – You see, victory is coming for all of us. What did I say about making Russia pay for all of it? Right Zelensky?
    Zelensky – hã, wow, hell yea!

    1. Well done, I like your little scenario here.
      It would be interesting to compare it to what’s really going on behind this Ukraine conflict.

      1. I would like that too. And I bet the real screenplay there will slap around my written scenario.

  5. Since 1945 (Operation Unthinkable) Heaven is holding back the wind of the WW3. And so it will be until the appointed time. In the Book of Daniel, we read, “And both these kings [Great Britain and Russia. In 1882 British troops occupied Egypt. Great Britain then took the role of “the king of the south”. Around the same time, Russia expanded its influence in the region, which previously belonged to Seleucus I Nicator, and took the role of “the king of the north”], their hearts (will be) to do mischief, and at one table (they) will speak a lie; but it will not succeed. Indeed yet (the) completion to (the) appointed time. And [the king of the north] will go back (to) his land with great wealth [1945. This detail indicated that after the previous victories Hitler will attack the Soviet Union and will fight to the bitter end]; and his heart (will be) against the holy covenant [Soviet Union introduced state atheism and believers were repressed]; and will act [it means a lot of activity in the international arena]; and go back to his own land [1991-1993. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. The troops from the Soviet military bases returned to their country]. At the appointed time [he] will return back [Russian troops will return to where they were previously stationed. It also means the big crisis, plus the break-up of the EU and NATO], and will enter into the south [because of ethnic conflict to the south of Russia’s borders (Matthew 24:7)], but it will not be as the former [Georgia – 2008] or as the latter [Ukraine – now. It will not evolve into World War III. That’s won’t be until next time], for the dwellers of coastlands of Kittim [the distant West] will come against him, and (he) will broke down [mentally], and will go back.” (11:27-30a)
    This time it will be a world war not only by name. “The great power sword” will also be used. (Revelation 6:4) Jesus characterized him in this way: “A frightening things both and extraordinary (related to unusual phenomena) from sky powerful will be.” (Lk 21:11) Because of the use of these terrible weapons there will be significant tremors along the length and breadth of the regions [of strategic importance] and famines, and pestilences.
    Some ancient manuscripts contain the words “and frosts” [και χειμωνες].
    The Aramaic Peshitta: “וסתוא רורבא נהוון” – “and will be great frosts”. We call this today “nuclear winter”.
    In Mark 13:8 there are also words of Jesus: “and disorders” [και ταραχαι] (in the sense of confusion and chaos).
    The Aramaic Peshitta: “ושגושיא” – “and confusion” (on the state of public order).
    This extremely detailed sign fits only one war. Jesus stated: “All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.” (Matthew 24:8) And there’s certainly no point in speeding it up.

    1. Works for me. Makes about as much sense as any other analysis.

  6. In Czech Republic you can no longer watch Sputnik News or Russia Today. They are totally blocked. The EU commission president Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen has confirmed this act of censorship has been done “to protect Europeans from insidious Russian propaganda and lies” until Russia stops fighting and leaves Ukraine. It’s fucking outrageous, this censorship of everything Russian. And it’s being done deliberately to amplify the American corporate media narrative of lies and falsehoods to force feed Americans and Europeans the big lie that this conflict started on Feb 24th, out of the blue, and evildoer Putin wants to take over Ukraine and even take over other east European countries. If the EU/USA are so confident in their righteousness and moral high ground in this war, why must they resort to unilateral censorship of Russian media? Further, why must they continue to LIE about the past 8 years of UAF massacres perpetrated against the ethnic Russian speakers in east Ukraine’s Donbass and Lugansk regions, where 14,000 people have been killed by Ukrainian Azov extremists and their CIA trainers? Not to mention NO word about the March 14th cluster bomb attack in city of Danbass by UAF forces deliberately against civilians killing 20 and severely wounding 40+ more? Not a word of this war crime atrocity done by Ukraine military is to be found in American corporate media: not in WaPo…NY Times…MSNBC…Wall St Journal, etc. Normally when there is a conflict, a war going on one wants to read about the conflict from both sides to get a better understanding: but not any more! Washington and its EU colony are going to completely shut down Russian news outlets so you can only read their vile filth in the western corporate media, like Rachel Maddow, NPR, Fox ‘news’ etc. I’ve never seen such extreme censorship and lying to such a degree as is happening now. Beyond Orwellian.

    1. Try talking about transgenderism and see what happens to you; it’s quite similar and possibly was positioned in order to get the public even more passive and stupid. If you can make people believe men can become women and vice versa, you can get them to believe anything!

      1. deschutesmaple Avatar

        What an odd comment. Unlike you I don’t have a problem with transgendered people. They are an ultra minority who are not harming anyone. If a man wants to present as female or a female wants to present as male I’m fine with it. Live and let live.

  7. Caitlin have you seen the latest warmongering article by Peter Hartcher in the SMH? It’s positively shameful.

    I can only hope that when the time comes, Australians have the wisdom and strength to resist the tentacles of all the Atlanticist shills and system pigs.

  8. Lawrence, Picot, Sykes, Balfour, and Camels Avatar
    Lawrence, Picot, Sykes, Balfour, and Camels

    USA politicians have fawned peaceful international interactions since the days of, and most probably prior to Teddy Roosevelts pragmatic display of prospective brutal, bludgeoning, potential psychological terrorising, and misinforming perceived capabilities and authority, through the extended deployment of his then “Great White Fleet” at the turn of the 19th century. Political machinations that are now directly affecting the lives of most of the population of the world, let alone just Ukraine citizens, were utilised and set in motion by advanced industrialised nations in the formative years of the 20th century, under the guise of continuing Great Britains once “Great Game”, that then involved Afghanistan geopolitically, as a supposed vassal buffer state for the long term protection of Empire assets against the presumed insidious creep, of other opposing populations, nations, desires and doctrines. Quite justified seemingly at the time, and further used in the mid 20th century by the imperialist but carefully disguised sanctimonious USA, in its well recognised and reported war against doctrine and lifestyle expansionists, who struggled for self determination post WW2 in Indo China (Vietnam). Cannot have another domino fall was the basic cry, that resulted in possibly over 4 million killed. Ally that orchestrated/choreographed disaster with further USA attempts/determinations (among other failures), to undermine Indonesia, and the surreptitious but effective dislocation of democracies that were determined to follow paths of neutrality, and the hypocrisy of supposed democratic rights and values under US cosh cultured and acceptance, is as much a misnomer as is NATO not just another tool in the US arsenal of duplicitous/deceit and thuggery.

    1. The structure of power behind the White House has only global commodity to offer – wars plenty of weapons, bombs, aircrafts. Coupe e’tat, insurrections, genocide and refugees by delivery are optional. NATO are just there as a benchmarking. We should not fool ourselves hoping they will change one day in order to start doing the right thing. They will not because it’s exactly the opposite of what they are and what they do represent. It’s not by chance to see the closest US-UK allies going hard on censorship to cover up their own dirty jobs worldwide. If it’s necessary they will not hesitate into engage in a war against their own people to protect the lie. Because without the lie they are nothing. The truth is their greatest enemy.

  9. It is not okay that rich people hiding behind banks, corporations, wars, coups, government

    Who are ADDICTS for MORE Money, Power & Control(i.e. sociopaths)

    Are RULING the United States and increasing the censorship and criminalizing of dissent in our country.

    These people do not care how much harm they cause, they will LIE their asses off every minute of every day and do whatever they f’ing need to, to get THEIR NEXT FIX

    They do not have humanities best interests in mind, if they think they do, it just shows how insane they truly are…

  10. Jimmy Dore wades in on a subject he knows nothing about. Doesn’t even know how to pronounce yuan, or that China has another currency called the renminbi, which is exactly the same as the yuan, but not quite. Just bodly advances beyond the tippy toe stage and keeps on going knowing the possibility of drowning will increase with each and every step. But he don’t fucking care. Thing I admire most about the man.
    That’s right Mr. Dore. We have neo-liberal financial engineers and China has sovereign engineers, in all categories, including in the financial realm, and that’s why we in the West, are helpless. And Russia is just now learning a very basic and straightforward principle, a survival lesson, having recently discovered that their Central Bank has been for decades systematically selling their nation’s assets to the highest bidder, all behind Momma Russia’s back:
    “Neo-liberalism is, by definition, treason.”
    Pepe Escobar and Michael Hudson are people to keep track of, Mr. Dore. Perhaps my only dissapointment in your show over the past 4 years, and I think I’ve seen every episode, is that you did not follow the MMT angle. You’ve had Stephanie Kelton and Michael Husonson on your show, and you did not recognize, that they alone amongst all the guests you’ve had, understand what it is all coming down to, private banking (money creation for the 1%) vs public banking (money creation for the Commons).
    If the former wins out, we go extinct. If the latter can somehow make some headway, then humans have an outside chance to continue their existence on this planet.
    This presumes, of course, that we humans can convince a mighty empire now in it’s death throws, to refrain from excersing its “nulcear option.”

    1. Keep your enemies close, keep your algorithm closer still.
      Well it happened again. About 7 scrolls down in my YouTube feed, I see a set reminder that a Briahna Joy Gray interview with former RT employee Abby Martin will begin in one hour. Wow, what a nice surprise. So I go for a walk, get a coffee, come back, scurry around a couple of internet rabbit holes, this takes about 3 hours, and I go to my Tube feed, and there’s nothing. I refresh, nothing. I wander elsewhere for an hour or two and go to my Tube feed, and there’s nothing.
      So I dig Bad Faith out my Subscriptions, and sure enough, the interview did take place, but My Personal Algo, did not want me to see it. Apparently, My Personal Algo is as treacherous toward me as the Russian Federation’s Central Bank has been toward Mother Russia and her sanctioned people.
      It’s tough out there for YouTubeLeft. I get it. And what a tragedy all this dying Empire crap is for knowledge. YouTube represented to me an Encyclopedia Set beyond my wildest imaginings. In a snap, I could go anywhere, and learn anything.
      One of the ways this collapse is so different from the Roman one, is the Roman Empire didn’t burn down its libraries in anticipation.

  11. Caitlin you’ve been churning out top-notch pieces at a most amazing pace lately! Sincere thanks and best wishes to you. Keep it up!

  12. From George Washington to Biden, I never had any use for the word “hate” in my real life “Switzerland diplomacy” to deal with people used to be my strategy. But after going through so many lies thrown right onto my face in the last 2 years of a covid pandemic and now just another Russophobia pandemic starting fresh, I found a direction-purpose for this infamous word – I hate, despise all Anglo-American MSM and partners worldwide for all lies being told. Don’t count on me about giving a fucking damn about UFO’s, terrorist threats, new covid variants, philanthropic events and whatever else goddamnit you want to convince me about your fucking fear-war-mongering around,.

    1. Scott Ritter will be on here today. It seems the guys are. moving from YouTube to Rumble due to censorship.

    2. Great comment, Sid, and thanks for the link. To hear the truth about what’s going on on the ground, I highly recommend Grayzone’s discussion with Colonel Doug MacGregor. Yes, he’s a right-winger but I look for truth wherever I can find it. I was also happy to see Dee Knight’s piece on Covert Action Magazine talking about antiwar groups being actually antiwar and not supporters of the Evil Empire narrative.

      1. Thank you. I try to spread out the word about the truth. It’s the least thing I can do to bypass heavy censorship from US-UK MSM. Any link worthy to tell a story, a different perspective is a small token of good faith to something not visible yet.

  13. From one grown adult to another, thank you so much for your words and your fighting spirit.

  14. It’s true! Many Americans are emotional toddlers who choose to believe this crap because they are too intellectual lazy to hear the truth! They want to stay in their little green tea vanilla-cappuccino-enema comfort bubble.

    1. Perhaps we might progress better towards peace without name calling. I am very afraid that wars are like wildfires. The sooner we can get a ceasefire, the sooner we can keep this from blowing out of control.

  15. We can’t keep up with the agendas.

    Tulsi Gabbard speaks a bit of truth and Anna Kasparian goes ape shit.

    [ Tulsi Gabbard Equates U.S. & Russia’s Free Speech Rights ]

    Did I hear Yemen?


  16. “It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 without reflecting on the possibility that things are not as they seem.”
    I need time to think on this. Is it also possible, that things are exactly as they seem?”
    For instance, on the day I learned the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Treaty was abrogated by the United States of America in 2002, I started to call the times we are living in, the Age of Insanity.
    Ever since, I feel like all I do is check off boxes. Granted, some boxes over the years remain unchecked, others needed to be scratched out,* but the vast majority, especially all the major ones that have to do with the viablity of life on a planet that is currently riding the edges of a smallish galaxy, have a check mark in them.
    How can this be? This easy predictability? Why is it that Age of Insanity is like a poker player with so many tells it can only win a pot when it has pocket Aces and goes all-in pre-flop?
    *Lots of meaningless little boxes of course, ended up scratch outs. For example, in March or April of 2020, I made it known to my fellow lemmings that they needed to get prepared, Mr. Trump couldn’t lose, a Congress that is willing to cut checks directly to the America people means, by defintion, a sitting President can only win an election that is but a few months away either handily, or in a landslide. There are no other possibilities!
    Giggle. Like everyone else, Mr. Trump had me fooled. The Deep State/swamp he had come to drain, had grown so immensely under his watch, that his much ballyhooed political instincts took a back seat to his abject fears.
    And so he lost, and whether is he lost fair and square my MAGA brothers and sisters is irrelevant. Clearly, Mr. Trump was in kneel down formation. Take a knee two or three times and the game is over. No NFL teams has ever lost a game in this situation, and if it ever does, the Head Coach will be fired before he can reach the locker room. And on this, I know we can agree.

    1. Trump didn’t fool a lot of people, if you knew his history, a racist goomba from Queens, a life long Democrat, good friends with Bill & Hill and Epstein. He’s a moron, a failed rich kid, a flimflam man. The powerful people who run this shit show give us the likes of Trump and Biden to love/hate as a personality contest distraction.

      1. Well Mr. Trump fooled me. Although I was aware of all the qualities of the man that you alluded to, I truly believed he could take a snap from center and kneel down.
        But he couldn’t, and now he is no longer President. Here btw, is the play that led all NFL football teams to kneel down at the end of games when they had an insurmountable lead. Victory formation is what is called today, and no team has ever lost once they’ve entered it. So basically, what happened in lead up Nov 2020, is President Trump rejected the victory formation, and instead reintroduced something like this:

  17. Did you see Arnold Schwarzenegger’s little video begging Russians to recognize the misleading propaganda in their country? All the while I’m thinking “You’re not a politician or an actor and we don’t have have any misleading propaganda in the U.S.” BAHAHAHAHAHA!

  18. If anyone would like to know what is happening in Ukraine from the point of view of a former Pentagon advisor and American colonel, check this out:

    You may certainly disagree with him about some things, but a lot of what he says is very sensible. It’s pretty bad when an American colonel has a clearer vision than a number of peace groups in the U.S., but I did see a piece on Covert Action Magazine yesterday that suggests some peace groups are finally putting their brains back together (essay by Dee Knight of the DSA).

    1. This is a superb watch. It makes me question my assumptions. The principles of cease-fire and truth telling go hand-in-hand. When the bullets fly, there is no truth. Truth first, trust later-if ever. Stop the war.

    2. Col. Macgregor is a very smart individual, and is not afraid to call it as he sees it – and he sees it very clearly. The West would do well to take him seriously, as his is one of the few voices of reason, cutting through all the hysteria, lies and confusion.
      Far too many people in high places in the West, people who are capable of making the problem much worse, are incapable – not only of rational thought, but of understanding what is real and what isn’t. This makes them doubly dangerous to all of us in the world, and the part that both angers and terrifies me is that they are capable, collectively, of destroying us all!
      The rest of the world is unable to stop this madness, as it has realised just how vicious and dangerous the US & Europe (to a lesser extent) can be even when not using military force. Many countries are terrified of the damage the US would cause them if they stood up against it – so they do nothing.
      The gloves are off now, the US has revealed the true extent of its tyranny – if anyone ever had any doubts, they must surely now be dispelled. It will even directly harm its own citizens to wreak its vicious revenge on those it hates.

  19. Harry S Nydick Avatar
    Harry S Nydick

    The problem is that there are too few, mentally, adults in the U.S. and its NATO toy.

  20. *It’s not okay that my own brainwashed family has expelled me because I refuse to hate Putin and everything Russian.

    *and it’s also not okay that no one wants to understand that the opposite of mutual dialogue and understanding is war

  21. Nice thoughts. I have mine to add but I beg your pardon for it being quite childish.

    1) It’s not okay for me to be seeing Ubisoft banning Russia. Do you have any idea how painstaking was to play the entire Ezio collection, Black Flag with all those hateful time counted quests?
    2) It’s not okay for me having go throughout martyrdom to learn advanced excel. and now I have to make sense of Microsoft and Apple decisions. Now I have two choices – 1) open source programs 2) sex, drugs and rock and roll for elderly people.
    3) It was not okay for me, back in the day, to see Obama being rewarded with a Nobel Peace prize for. giving the orders to murder tens of thousands of Arabs with drones. Now I have to see Zelensky being considered for a Nobel Peace Prize and as a special guest at the Oscar wild night in Hollywood.
    4) It is not okay to spend a 100 dollars bill in gasoline in front of my landlord already thinking about a new tenant.
    5) It’s not okay to have a romantic dinner eating ramen noddles and water. Putin might not withdraw with reason from Ukraine but my sexual life is capitulating.
    6) It’s not okay to watch Blinken and Psaki without wondering what happened to Fauci who vanished after the Ukrainian biolabs.

    1. Fauci is alive and well and helping fight the spread of the new covid variant, we can do our part by wearing masks and getting vaccinated. There’s a lot the TV isn’t telling us.

      1. Blessthebeasts Avatar

        HaHa! Yeah, they’re bringing out the new “variants” that’s for sure!

      2. Yes, there is a lot the TV isn’t telling us. Here’s some of it….

        – Fauci is helping spread the new variants, not fight them,
        – Masks don’t work, as was well understood before the pandemic,
        – Vaccines don’t work well, for very long, and without serious side effects either as evidenced by the hard data

        1. So why didn’t I have any side effects? Or anybody I know? And why is Putin helping Biden’s conspiracy by pushing vaccines? What does he expect to gain?

          1. You didn’t have side effects because Dr Mike Yeadon showed that some people get placebos and some get vaccines of varying effects on the human body. Not everybody gets toxic vaccine, in other words. What vaccine, specifically, is Putin pushing? Is it a mRNA type or one more standardized in composition? Answer these questions and we’ll give you some warm milk, now be still.

            1. Russia is working on both kinds of vaccines, Where’s my warm miilk? And my former coworkers secretly gave me a placebo instead of the vaccine? That’s a very serious charge, where is your proof?

    2. Fauci was part of the previous exercise. In this new phase, Obey Fauci has been replaced by Hate Putin with the goal that 90% get vaccinated so we can reach herd immunity before we run out of gas.

      1. Why was Putin helping Biden with his “previous exercise”? Were they in the same conspiracy all along? Does that mean the war is fake? How did Putin benefit from pretending that covid is a real thing?

        1. Perhaps one of those Ukrainian biological weapons labs sponsored by the Pentagon are the source of the coronavirus which somehow escaped into environment outside. Since the beginning of the pandemic, as soon geneticists, virologists, physicians started to make analysis in the structure of the. covid-19 some scientists. ventilated the possibility about that virus being artificially fabricated in laboratories. These scientists mysteriously were silenced by big pharmas. It’s just a wild guess. But it’s more close to be a conspiracy fact than a conspiracy theory. All what it takes to. know the truth is to let the UN inspectors to go there but the US will never let that happen.

          1. And perhaps Putin is keeping it quiet because he wants to make Biden look good. Or perhaps Putin is getting paid by big pharma to make the Russian army all die. Or perhaps the Earth is flat after all.

    3. oh Jesus Christ i hadn’t even thought of a Nobel Peace Prize for Zelensky. that’s exactly what they would do.

      1. They may as well throw in an Academy Award a la the White Helmets.

  22. Please define adult because in my opinion most people today exhibit the qualities of a reactive teenager. The average IQ is not all that discerning or intelligent. Good times make weak adults both physically and intellectually. Hard times make strong adults. So after three generations of plenty in the west the adults are weak minded and spoiled. This will eventually lead to hard times indeed producing generations of strong hard minded individuals.

    1. Excellent. I have often thought about this point you make. And can see it in myself, in some areas, a lack of discipline. Its a big point

      1. Yeah, a lot of people, especially on the right, think that hard times are good for you and have been saying for as long as I can remember that what youngsters need is a good war to straighten them up. Before dodging the draft themselves whenever they could :o)

    If someone want to grow up and get educated on Ukraine, they will watch these two documentaries so that they can see what the real Vladimir Putin looks like and what the real issue in Ukraine is.
    If you want a breakdown of those documentaries, watch the follow DemocracyNow show.
    To listen to some music that addressed these issues in the past listen to:
    And if you want to learn about the reality of the bio-labs in Ukraine watch the following:

    1. Unfortunately Joe Biden is no John Kennedy. To get an appreciation of what Billy Joel was singing about, and the mindset that we have to come back too, watch:

      1. Are you saying Democracy Now actually was not sounding like they were directly broadcasting from the U.S. State Department? See this

        for an excellent take on the State Department. Ol’ Winken Blinken and Nod is such an embarrassment.

    2. Wow, the MSM says 300+ US Bio Labs are Russian Propaganda. Isn’t this convenient?

      I am starting to wish for the US Dollar to implode ASAP so they stop funding ticks.

    3. While we were worried about the nuclear proliferation, Pentagon has been investing into bio-weapons proliferation, and the diseases targeting the US enemies using the DNA samples ordered in the contract.
      And, the US Army report says the cheapest way to kill humans is by using insects to infect humans.

    4. Why? Can”t all these people write? I find any video more about the ego of the person in front of the camera wanting to be the center of attention rather than about the subject.

      I’ve given up on watching them completely, I’d rather read somene’s carefully thought-out writings on a subject.

      1. Completely agree. I hate videos.

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    This is the way “grown adults” have been behaving for at least the last 20 years, in the U.S. anyway. 9-11 was the catalyst that sent people under the covers, afraid to think for themselves and willing to tolerate multiple indignities and attacks on their freedoms because they believe it will “keep them safe.”

  25. Well done. I will copy and save, but reformat as questions. Is it okay …… ? I find questions to be the foundation of a process called “ critical thinking.”

  26. The book of English Poetry, that I bought at a used book store, continues to produce sheer pearls.

    “Hogwash” by Robert Frances.

    “The tongue that mothered such a metaphor
    Only the purest purist could despair of.

    Nobody ever called swill sweet but isn’t
    Hogwash a daisy in a field of daisies?

    What beside sports and flowers could you find
    To praise better than the American language?

    Bruised by American foreign policy
    What shall I soothe me, what defend me with

    But a handful of clean unmistakable words-
    Daisies, daisies, in a field of daisies?”

  27. The West Is At War With Itself:
    This is a very good analysis by a guest author at The Automatic Earth
    Russia is not primarily at war to take-over Ukraine.
    This is fundamentally global financial-economic systemic power-struggle between money centers and production centers.
    Russia happens to have invaded Ukraine to reduce NATO threats from multiple threats including bioweapons and missiles which can rapidly deliver nuclear warheads.

    1. Right. Even Elon Musk recently said about fighting inflation (printing money by central banks) as “you have to invest in physical things.”
      Meaning take damn paper and exchange it for real assets before the money is completely worthless thanks to unchecked greed.

  28. Institutional involvement now comes with unlimited helpings of perpetual adolescence, it seems, which caused me to remember a line from an Eagles song: I’d like to find your inner child and kick his little ass.

    1. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

      21st Century Conservative Anthem!!!

      1. You famously ran for president back in 1980. If you won, do you think you would have done a better job than Donald Trump is doing right now?
        Yeah. (Laughs). That’s because of common sense. I don’t think Trump really knows how the government works and I don’t think he cares. Therefore, he’s not gonna get much done. I think I know how it works. I know how to live in a complex decision-making organization. For example, the band. We got stuff done!

        interview with Joe Walsh

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