He everyone, hope you all are keeping well. On the 17th February 2022 Russa invaded Ukraine, the crisis is multifaceted. I’m not quite sure what to make of it all, I feel many of the people out there will feel the same. I want to say from the outset that I’m on the side of Ukraine, I wish them all the best in their fight and only wish that NATO would do more to fight against Russian aggression.
It is important to note that when the USSR dissolved 1991, there was an understanding that neither party (Russa or NATO) would expand into Ukraine or Crimea. However, this understanding did not account for the self-determination and will Ukraine to join NATO and the EU, however joining the EU is not independence. If that is the wish of Ukrainians however to give up their independence and the EU that is up to them. So it is that the Ukrainian will to join such bodies in Russa’s eyes constitutes a threat and a beach of the former understanding, the build up to this war starts in 2014 when Crimea independent of Ukraine did not wish to join the EU and NATO. In 1991 the Crimean Republic became part of post-soviet Ukraine link is a similar way as Scotland and England are linked, Crimea shares a strong cultural heritage with Russa whereas Ukraine does not. This spit in political option resulted in a conflict of a civil nature in Crimea with pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian, forming sides. It was in 2014 that Russa annexed Crimea, a mild conflict raged ever since claiming around fourteen thousand lives.
It is clear that Russa broke the understanding with NATO by moving into Crimea, however Russian propaganda would have you believe otherwise. NATOs lack of action sent a clear message to Putin it could get away with such actions, emboldening them in the future as we have seen. Ukrainians have a right to self determination and if it their wish to join NATO and the EU that is there right, Russa should have no say in the matter. Personally, I did not believe this conflict would happen. I guess I was naïve, I supposed as Russa has done before that it was holding exercises near the border to make NATO allies sweat and then point the finger at them saying “loot how jumpy and nervous they are”. Boy was I wrong.
Some blame does lie with NATO members appearing weak in the eyes of Russa, Russa clearly believed it could get away with it. For the most part it has, Russa doesn’t really care about sections. As well it has allies going to bat for it such as China, Belarus and Chechnya have committed troops and armer to the conflict. Rather unfair with the size of Russia and now with its allies that Ukraine stands alone, receiving token gestures of weapons and aid. The west is full of nice sounding supportive words but is light on action in my view. They won’t even impose a no-fly zone to aid the defence of Ukraine, the reason for this lack of action is fear of nuclear response. One big take away is that we are now in a new Cold war with Russa, with war once again back in Europe.
It feels strange to me to be in a cold war, there is this air about it (I feal) of something bad is going to happen while at the same time I don’t really believe it will– it is a verry odd feeling. I think NATO could take action in Ukraine without a nuclear response, I don’t think Putin is actually that mad. I think he a very calculating and sadly a clever man, action on the assumption that NATO will do Nothing in terms of military action because of this nuclear capability. Putin knows that it is mutually assured destruction and is not the crazy person media would have you believe he is. The fact is that NATO would do nothing in Ukraine that so threatened Russa that it would employ nuclear weapons.
The whole thing too seems rather convenient, I know that Putin picked his time well. However, we cannot forget what’s happing in our nations, we cannot forget the last two years of lockdowns and government interference in our private lives. We can’t forget that round the western world, nations of so-called liberty are become more and more totalitarian, the very thing Putin represents. We can’t forget about the move for a “grate reset”, the collectivist push that aims to take away your individuality– your individual rights and freedoms. The grate reset is something I haven’t written abut yet it is something I probably should.
We are living in uncertain times economically, politically, and tactically. It is how we behave as individuals that will change the course of events. Its individual actions that could stop the war in Ukraine, the actions of ordinary men on the ground. Individual action could change our economic standing and political polarisation. Iv written before about collectivist ideology and how stifling, how dangerous it is to individuality liberty and freedom. This notion of Eusociality is dangerous. There’s a lot of stuff going on the world and it’s not black and white, I fell lot of us will be conflicted in these times. A lot of us will be struggling for a place to turn, a lot of us wont fit into the political landscape easily and we will have existential angst. We I think are struggling to find a place to fit into, this new world that forms around us is strange. It will be difficult and the fight for liberty and freedom will long. Its important to take hart in the fact you are not alone and this world that is forming around us will be fleeting in doomed to failure in the long run. We will not see the end of it in our lifetimes, the old plat trees they know the will bask in the shade of. That’s just how I fell about all this I think.
Anyway, that’s enuf of my rambling for one day.