KURT SCHLICHTER: There are folks out there who think that the best solution to the Ukraine crisis – for the folks – is for Zelensky to just throw in the towel and save his people the nightmare of further war with Russia, and part of that group include American pols and blue checks who want to simply put this behind us to get on with what they think is more important business, like sucking up to Iran, and sacrificing to the angry weather goddess. Ukrainians not giving up means the fighting is on TV every night, along with economic pain, and that is hurting their poll numbers, and that’s what counts. The only thing that would make Joe Biden happier than the Ukrainians accepting an armistice leaving Putin in charge of the land he has stolen is a Murder, She Wrote marathon with his pal Corn Pop.
But they won’t say that. They’ll pressure the Ukes for surrender by invoking caring and concern, which they prioritize over freedom. Their argument is that it is somehow immoral to continue to resist and thereby bring the hell down upon the civilian population. I don’t buy it, and hopefully you don’t either. Better to die on your feet than live on your knees is a popular cliché, but right now Ukraine has to actually make that choice in real time. It’s their choice, but the idea that it is somehow immoral to fight, that they are compelled by some secular scripture to submit to foreign tyranny – well, hard pass. If they wish to do it, fine. But the idea that capitulation instead of glorious death on a pile of 7.62x39mm brass is somehow the duty of civilized people is exactly the kind of mindset that empowers barbarians.And that attitude would also empower aspiring tyrants here at home.
Let’s be clear – I am an American, and I want what is best for America. That might not be what is best for Ukraine. And I fully understand that there is much more to the Russia/Ukraine dispute than those of us outside the Vodka Belt comprehend. The point is not who is the good guy and who is the bad guy, though the guy invading is probably the latter and I have personally witnessed Ukrainian corruption. The point is the softness in our ruling caste’s core that says that the highest best objective is “saving lives,” though that’s not really what they believe. It’s what they say to compel you to act as they wish – to give up your carbon-spewing Chevy Tahoe, to eat bugs instead of rib-eyes, to wear masks and take infinite number of vaccines, and to not fight to the death when your stubborn refusal to just give up is preventing them from ending the shooting and getting back to business as usual.
RTWDAMNT AT Ukraine Should Keep Fighting and So Should We