Andrea Widberg says don’t do it.
Let me say what this is not: It is not a post supporting Putin or attacking Ukraine. Nor is it a post attacking Russia and supporting Zelensky. It is, instead, a post about trying to drive the “intellectual speed limit” when the Democrats and RINOS (along with a lot of Republicans) have decided to turn a residential street into the “emotional response equivalent of the Indy 500.” In other words, it’s about approaching with caution the information with which we’re being flooded and the information that should be there…but isn’t.
This is an idea that’s been in my head for several days, but I have to give credit to Sundance, at the Conservative Tree House, for articulating it. The first thing Sundance notes is that the people driving us to do anything to protect the Ukrainian people and their sovereign border aren’t people we should necessarily trust. After all, these are the same people who:
- Were fanatically anti-War up until about ten minutes ago;
- Were stridently opposed to sovereign borders up until about ten minutes ago;
- Falsely insisted that Trump had colluded with Russia and continue to do so even when every bit of hard evidence points to Hillary colluding with Russia;
- Insisted in October 2020 that Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation, although all the evidence pointed to its being real, a truth the New York Times acknowledges;
- Insist that men and women can magically become the opposite sex just because they say so;
- Are teaching our children that White people are genetically evil;
- Were wrong about every single aspect of COVID, whether we’re speaking about its point of origin, the economy destroying lockdowns, the useless masks, the potentially dangerous vaccines that aren’t really vaccines, the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, and the false necessity of school closures;
- Destroyed America’s fossil fuel industry in the name of environmentalism but are now desperately trying to get oil from Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, both of which have fewer environmental protections and must ship that oil at great expense across vast waters.
Given that these people are either wrong about everything, dishonest about everything, or delusional about everything, why, when it comes to Ukraine, are we giving them the steering wheel, letting them floor the gas pedal, and disabling the brakes? I know that they, like the proverbial stopped watch, may be right about this issue but I also know that I don’t like letting them rush or bully me.
Nor should you, nor should any of us. Personally, I say to hell with any talk of “stopped watches”; the operating premise of any sensible person, based on not only their track record but on what we have long known about exactly who and what they are as well, ought to be reflexive disbelief, if not an outright refusal to hear a word out of their lying yaps.
Via JD Rucker, who reinforces the essential point thusly:
We should want peace. We should be prepared to go to war with anyone who attacks OUR interests. But as horrible as things are in Ukraine right now, our military involvement will only lead to exponentially more deaths and a world in utter chaos. Why are so many Americans listening to the same people who have lied to us for years?
A very good question, one which says nothing whatsoever flattering about those “many Americans” he’s referring to.
Eyes-only NOFORN classification Update! Waitwaitwait, The Diplomad has been reactivated and nobody told me? Heck, I long since removed him from Ye Old CF Blogrolle, which I shall correct anon. A most felicitous resurrection for sure; welcome back, old friend.