I’m worried that mainstream media peddling lies about Ukraine will lead to more loss of life and freedom. Julian Assange pointed out correctly that nearly every war started in the last 50 years was a result of media lies. If the media was actually anti-war, it would dedicate airtime to mention the near-daily bombings of Somalia, Yemen, and Palestine.
In 2014, the US and some of its NATO allies helped overthrow democratically-elected Ukrainian president Yanukovych, began spreading artificially-created anti-Russian sentiment, and integrated the neonazi and anti-Russian Azov Battalion into the Ukrainian National Guard. These latter madmen openly speak about desires to eat Russian children and nuke Moscow, only to be awarded by actor-president Zelensky. These were serious threats, as Ukraine had labs and sites developing all sorts of weapons, including viruses targeting certain ethnic groups.
NATO undermines national sovereignty, and it must be dissolved. Italy should cancel the 11th article of its constitution, strengthen its military, and close foreign bases on its soil.
Many American congressmen will send weapons anywhere but their own backyards if it means profiting from military-industry stocks and lobbyists. Eurosoviet Union president Ursula von der Leyen has recently stated “Ukraine belongs to us”. Other politicians use the current situation to deflect responsibility for their failures at home, and to enact icky legislation after making people panic.
Tyrants cancel the debate when they cannot win it. Banning media outlets and imprisoning people for dissent is disgraceful. Fake news is best suppressed by spreading truth and being transparent. Words are not violence.
There is no such thing as collective responsibility. Only certain people are responsible for certain actions. Society is not responsible for government crimes; the victim is not the aggressor. Oligarchs will bypass sanctions placed on them at the expense of regular people.
This is only a smol part of the full story. Keep your head when all around are losing theirs.