Leftists On Ukraine (A Pathetic Bunch)

There is so much more to the Ukraine saga than most people are willing to listen to and it can be seen here on IST.

I admit it I am a leftists and according to some uneducated dickwads that makes a ‘pinko’ or some other colorful name they invent …..I have been very vocal on the war in the Ukrainian territory and to some of those same dickwads that makes me in support of Putin (which is disingenuous and that is being polite)….

The whole situation is confusing for most of us on the American Left.

(I will try to keep it as simple as I can as to not befuddle those of limited mental capacity)

It is not that leftists support Putin’s war.  On the contrary, just like people in the moderate mainstream, most leftists see it as illegal, criminal and a blatant violation of Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty.

It is true that most people on the left believe the expansion of Nato to Russia’s borders since 1999 was disastrously wrong and unnecessary, and that Washington and its European allies bear most of the blame for poisoning relations between Russia and the West over the last thirty years.  A few people on the left argue that Nato’s enlargement strategy provoked Putin’s invasion,  but the vast majority have avoided the trap of claiming that Putin’s aggression was legitimate and justifiable.   They condemned it and still condemn it unreservedly.  However angry Russia may be about Nato nothing justifies invading a neighbouring state.

Leftists also accept that Ukraine has an absolute right to defend itself against foreign invasion and enlist help from other states to resist occupation. By the same token foreign states have the right to respond to Ukraine’s appeal for help, economic, political and military.  Those states include the United States, Britain and most members of Nato.

This is where the Left’s silence begins. The Left finds itself on the same side as the United States and rightwing governments in Britain, France, Italy and other European countries. It is an embarrassing position. We may well have differences with the US over Washington’s ulterior motives. Evidence suggests that Nato’s hawks have turned the crisis into a proxy war which aims to humiliate and bankrupt Russia and remove it as a respected player on the international stage.

The Left and Ukraine

The so-called Left is not the Left of your father…..it is a docile beast that has no stomach for confrontation…..and of course the buckets of cash from the lobbyists does not help.

Some us are still as vocal as we always have been….sadly few are listening or understand complexities.

Apparently too damn many have forgotten our endless wars…Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq…..I know before some civic minded person tries to point out that we are not fighting this war….true that….but listen to those that regurgitate the MSM’s bullshit and tell me they are not pulling for our entry.

Peace Out

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “Leftists On Ukraine (A Pathetic Bunch)

  1. Is it ever possible to simplify International Relations in a few rote cliches? Everybody can have their ideas about this, that or the other as far as International relations go, but in the final analysis, is anybody ever completely correct about cause and effect?

    1. Yes…there are two sides…..right and wrong…..so someone is dead on…..and pretending that the reports in the media are accurate is the wrong I mention. chuq

  2. “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” (Einstein)

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