About Ukraine — Mato’s Blog

This is a good post from Mato’s Blog….I could not find the re-blog button so I am just doing it this way….It is a good read, a bit long but has a lot of i9nmformation to help the reader understand as best they can.

A lot of people are trying to grasp just what went wrong that it could only be rectified with war…..

Human history is a tale of crime, oppression, exploitation, and mass murder, glossed over, camouflaged, and whitewashed by hypocritical sermons and hymns of kindness and compassion. Human history is a tale of ruthless fights for food, land, natural and mineral resources, of fights to exterminate everybody who could challenge the rule of the feudal elites. […]

About Ukraine — Mato’s Blog

10 thoughts on “About Ukraine — Mato’s Blog

  1. Well… honestly, I read a good half of this blogger’s post before I ended up just frustrated at all of it. Obviously it’s his opinion/perspective and like the rest of us he’s as entitled as any of us. Lord knows I’ve made my own speculations on any number of issues I can be accused of knowing nothing about. Seems most political bloggers are trying to suggest their own ideas as how this Ukraine “thing” all originated. Conservative blogs are relishing in blaming Democrats/Liberals… Biden, conspiracies, bla-blah, blah ad nauseum. This fellow’s citations are no more than the speculations of others.
    I personally see little reasoning in trying to fingerpoint an origin through history when recent history (try since Putin came to power alone) and current events pretty much spells it all out. I personally feel, and echo, which any number of contemporaries in authority seem to, and that is that Putin himself has conjured up his own ideas of the Russia he wants, he’s risen to power by taking authoritative power along the way in which to cement his ruling dominance, and now that he is a flat out dictator it’s entirely his way or the highway to a gulag somewhere. He’s not motivated one bit by these “historical” (questionable, actually) alleged political broken promises by the West, and his own perceptions that somehow compare to our objections to nukes in Cuba. He wants only the glory days of an “empire Russia”… Czarist or Soviet.. makes little difference to him as long as he’s still dictator.
    If all he’s doing is carrying forward some mainstream nationalistic Russian dream.. then why does he need to feed propaganda and lock citizens up to try and convince them that what he is doing is what “they” want? It’s just Fascism play…. and he’s just reverted a relatively prosperous (by comparison) Russian society and their economy back to the Soviet days… and destroyed Ukraine to do it. And this is the fault of a post-Soviet history of being “picked on” by NATO and the West? I hardly think not. But then again… I don’t know any more that the Mato fellow.

    1. I try to give all thoughts a shot…..but you are right….he will write his personal thoughts and feelings…..there are parts of Ukraine’s history that is ugly…but then we can say that about most countries, huh? Be well chuq

      1. Our own country is a perfect example of what you suggest… yes. As I presented to someone else recently, Russia obliterating Ukraine just sets that stage for future generations to continue the conflict in that old adage of “settling old scores” that we usually assign to Mid East countries. The beat goes on.

  2. I especially liked the notion that a corrupt Russia could have set up corruption-free governance in territories they stole from Ukraine. It was an interesting read just the same. It’s a mess. That’s my uninspired, pretty much complete “analysis” of the situation there. Yes, all countries seem to have bad parts in their histories, and that’s something that drives me crazy about those conservatives in the USA who would remove those parts from the history taught to children. It’s important to have a full understanding of how we got where we are so we can avoid yesteryear’s mistakes.

  3. I thiought it was a well thought-out post, and gave some much needed background to the current conflict.
    I lread the whole thing, and left a comment on his blog.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Couldn’t have said it any better!! When did I learn all of this? … “Human history is a tale of crime, oppression, exploitation, and mass murder, glossed over, camouflaged, and whitewashed by hypocritical sermons and hymns of kindness and compassion. Human history is a tale of ruthless fights for food, land, natural and mineral resources, of fights to exterminate everybody who could challenge the rule of the feudal elites.”

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