Posted On: Tuesday - February 8th 2022 6:38PM MST
In Topics:   The Russians  The Neocons  Deep State
I, hence Peak Stupidity tends to miss a few big stories due to not being subscribers to the Establishment Infotainment. Just as I was very surprised over a year into his Presidency, due to my not hearing anything about it, that the '16 election Russia Collusion story was somehow still a thing* - see Nothing but Distractions - I've been surprised again with "what it this Ukraine stuff?!"
I know there was a big deal involving the Russians and the Russian contingent in that land a few years ago that the US had no business being involved in. It's back, and apparently, it could get as stupid as the beginning of WWI was, with nukes. I don't know any details, I never wanted to know, but I get the info. second-hand. I don't write this to sound proud of that, but just to note that it says something that Americans, with all the serious destruction going on in the "homeland" must now be worried about a totally unnecessary problem that the US Deep State and the Neocons have created.
In another good thread** under a Steve Sailer post, in this case simply titled Ukraine, commenter Physicist Dave says, "they are drunk with war". In my terminology, "they" would be the Neocons and the Deep State.
The Deep State people have been addicted to power since the end of WWII, with the OSS crowd turning into the CIA with at least a legitimate enemy for 40 years, as inept as they were at fighting it.
The Neocons have been drunk with power and war only since the end of the Cold War over 30 years back. As the commenter Almost Missouri noted in that thread, these are a lot of the same crowd (mind-set-wise) who were overly sympathetic with our biggest Cold War enemy due to, well, their being lefties/Communists themselves. However, after Ronnie, Maggie, the West German leadership, Pope John Paul II, and millions of American and other Western engineers, technicians, soldiers, sailors, and airmen won the Cold War, the Neocons were very jealous about the new American military sole super-powers. They wanted them some of that.
Whether it’s been to keep the American military close by in the Middle East for a half century to support Israel (whatever the specific wars – it doesn’t matter), or beating up on some Christians in the Balkans on behalf of some Moslems, just for the hell of it(?), or spreading the new (evil, IMO) American values around the world, or else, there was no stopping it. That’s changing.
Sure, they are fooling gullible Americans on this. Some old-fashioned conservatives who don't pay attention to the long term big picture may still have this idea of Russia as the 1980s USSR in their heads, as seen in the photo above (likely in their heads). For others, the Neocon and the Lyin' Press are just pushing this stupidity that lots of us see as bizarre because, for the former, the Establishment goes along with it, and, as for the latter, these hysterical ninnies on the TV news spout it all because they don’t know any better.
NATO was formed to fight the USSR. The USSR has been gone for 33 years. Disband NATO! (If you recall, President Trump said he would, but then he was quite the bullshitter. I mean, could the Commander-in-Chief at least order American units not to participate in any NATO programs? Sure he could, if he had some confidence and didn't get snowed by his hand-picked anti-Trump Neocon advisors.)
I don't know very many details of the Ukrainian situation. I don't care to know any more than what I already know - that American military action there has nothing to do with the defense of the United States. I couldn't have imagined even 20 years ago that I'd be rooting for Russia over America in a possible military engagement! Does that make me a traitor? I believe that makes me a patriot. As for the two former Cold War polities, 2022 Russia is not the Cold War era Communist USSR. 2022 America is not the post-WWII leader of the Free World, but is now broke, woke, and and a sick joke.
40 years ago, if you told me you were pro-Russia, I would have called you a Communist.
30 years ago, if you told me you were pro-Russia, I would have called you a gracious winner.
20 years ago, if you told me you were pro-Russia, I would have called you a Conservative.
If you tell me you’re pro-Russia now, I would call you an American Patriot.
* Oh, yeah, and then it went on another 2 years or more, I dunno...
** It's a long one, I warn you, with 526 comments as of my writing here.