“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
Throughout my life Russia has been to war in Egypt, Ethiopia, Angola, Afghanistan, Georgia (twice), Abkhazia [where?], Transnistria [double where?], Tajikistan, Chechnya (three times), North Caucuses, Syria, Central African Republic, and Ukraine.
Well, Ukraine AGAIN, as they have been in and out of there multiple times since 2014.
And, not during any of these engagements has the ENTIRE WORLD decided to stick their collective schnoz in. I mean, sure – you always have black ops monies and weapons being injected here and there. But, the level of “cut our noses off to spite our face” is, well…on the individual comparison: Michael Jackson.
It amounts to self-mutilation. Should it continue, no amount of plastic surgery or prosthetics will bring it back. In fact, we’re talking non-curable infection that might just kill us.
Banks around the world have seized Russian assets. Visa and AmEx have shut off their services. Russian news organizations like RT have been pulled from Dish, Comcast, and others. Russian commercial flights have been shut out of airspace. Russian commercial shipping has been cut off. Embassies have pulled diplomats, and expelled Russia’s. FOUR sliver mining refineries have been banned from the metals exchange. An embargo on Russian wheat just went into effect. And there is a 24/7 “Ukraine = God’s chosen/Russia = Satan” assault on the public from media and government.
Personally, when Kerry, Blinken, Obama, Biden, Clinton, Bush, Cheney, Facebook, Twitter, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, Romney, Pelosi, Graham, Schiff, The View, Vice, the New York Times, The Western Journal, Newsmax, Hollywood, Johnson, Trudeau, Macron, MI6, Mossad, CIA, et al, are in absolute lock-step agreement on ANYTHING, the hair on the back of my neck goes up. In training terms: I assume a fighting stance, get a hand on a gun, and start moving and scanning, because something is sideways.
Funny how COVID has disappeared, huh? Remember COVID, that thing all on the above list LIED to us about for the last 2-years? It’s been replaced with Ukraine. Simple as that.
However, this isn’t a simple distraction.
We buy oil from Russia. Europe is dependent on Russian natural gas. Africa is dependent on Russian grain – in fact, Russia exports 40% of the world’s wheat. The ruble and the Russian stock market have crashed. Bank runs are now occurring in Russia – as they did this week in Ukraine – as they did in Canada two weeks ago.
Gas is over $4 a gallon where I live. It hit $7 in Beverly Hills, today. Gold just broke $2000 an ounce.
There is a world-wide fertilizer shortage on top of an already broken supply chain.
So, no matter how much of a Ukrainian expert one may be on social media, and no matter how many Ukrainian flags are flown on one’s car, a few more weeks of this (let alone months) and we’re going to be in an economic death spiral that might actually spurn WW3.
I bet that makes the China happy.
Just wait until they invade Taiwan – 80% of the world’s microchips are manufactured there. I’d sarcastically say something like “think finding a new car is hard now”, but none of us will be able to fill one up, anyway. So, I’ll just go with: I’m sure none of our military equipment requires any of those chips, though. So, no problem.
[By the way, if the government/banks can shut of electronic transactions to RUSSIA, if Trudeau can seize the accounts of political enemies, it can happen to all of us at any time. Pay attention to the dangers of holding all your wealth in electronic form. Cash = liberty. Cashless = slavery.]
As always, I hope I’m wrong.
However, imagine a national average gas price of $8 per gallon, and a $10 per gallon diesel price. Now imagine the price of food due to it. Now imagine the riots.
If you haven’t stocked up on food, if you haven’t secured defensive arms and proper training, waiting much longer might be the mistake of a remaining brief lifetime.
None of this would have happened on Trump’s watch – that’s a fact.
This is what occurs when elections are stolen by leftist criminals who’ve never made a payroll or been punched in the nose. They haven’t a clue how to manage real life. [Hell, Biden can’t even manage his crack addict, prostitute hiring, “smartest man he knows” son. You know, the one with the $80,000 per month position on the board of Burisma…the Ukrainian energy company. Trump tried to tell us about Ukraine – we didn’t listen. And still aren’t.]
I’m sure I’m just being cynical, but I bet there are people sitting in the White House at this minute cheering for $10 gas because “that will cause people to buy electric cars.”
They’re destroying us over a virtue signal.
Deputy: “It’s a mess, aint it Sheriff?
Sheriff: “If it aint it’ll do till the mess gets here.”
No Country For Old Men – by Cormack McCarthy