THE ONE THING THE REST OF THE WORLD GOT WRONG, BUT CAN STILL GET RIGHT
Looking at the ghastly Russian invasion of Ukraine and all the death and destruction it’s caused, it’s easy to say what we should have done. And by “we” what I mean here is — the rest of the world.
We’re less than 24-hours into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and already the level of mass ignorance on this subject has reached epidemic proportions.
So typical, especially of many Americans who apparently have never cracked open a history book, or come within thousands of miles of Eastern Europe, or ever heard of the longstanding acrimony between these two nations/peoples, or ever talked to a real Russian or a Ukrainian, here’s an important lesson:
*Getting your talking points from Facebook memes and useful idiot commentators on FOX amounts to a willful disregard of facts.*
I find it very puzzling that so much of the world is holding its collective breath right now, but there’s been relatively little discussion about the (imminent) Russian invasion of Ukraine and/or Ukrainian territories.
Does anyone care? Is the public so fatigued by foreign conflicts that we don’t recognize a major transgression? Do we ignore global events until they reach our doorstep? I’ll be kind and ascribe widespread American apathy to this conflict being complicated. I also presume we might agree that other nations (including the U.S.) can do little to stop the incursion. Nonetheless, it’s important to try and understand things.
When we think of racism and history, images of slavery and lynchings come to mind. Stuff from “the past.” Well, it sure goes much deeper than that. It’s something that we even witnessed in our own lives, but were blind to see it.