War in Ukraine: Light Begins To Escape Through the Cracks in the Wall of Propaganda
False narratives on all sides can only hold up for so long
The explosion of the internet and instant communication has left those seeking to find the truth with the Tyranny of Choice, in that we are inundated with options to receive information to the overall detriment of our stated objective.
“Truth is the first casualty of war” is a truism that naturally holds up perfectly well with the current war in Ukraine. Giving the benefit of the doubt to any side in this conflict is stupid. The way propaganda works during war is that it serves the most immediate short-term objectives very well (if done properly), and fall-out from lies is minimal, or zero.
Almost all propaganda serves to manufacture consent on one’s own side in any given conflict. That’s why it’s ridiculous to take at face value the Russian aim of “de-Nazification”. This plays well to a certain subset of Russians, and meshes perfectly with Russia’s role in what they call “The Great Patriotic War” aka WW2. It’s also nonsense to accept the argument made by some Russians that Ukrainians ‘really are Russians’. That ship sailed long ago, and the Ukrainian nation exists. In one way, this conflict represents a natural and inevitable historical process whereby Ukrainians detach themselves from Russia to seek out their own national fortune (whether their approach is correct or misguided depends on your opinion, of course).
Mind you, the Russians have gotten slaughtered on the propaganda front in the West, not that they had any chance to compete anyway. The Wall of Bullshit in North America and Europe regarding this war is incredibly high, but like all walls built with weak foundations, cracks quickly begin to appear. Through these cracks light (truth) begins to peer out, allowing us to divine what is really happening in that conflict, at least to the best of our abilities.
This brings us to this entry that I have put together for you today. Rather than a long, thought-out think piece, I will simply highlight some of the facts that have managed to come to light recently, ones that run counter to the prevailing western narrative that Russia invaded Ukraine because Putin is Bad Evil Man.
The usual idiots who fall for the prevailing narrative when the USA cranks up the war machine insisted that the USA is not engaged in a proxy war with Russia in Ukraine. These people are full of shit, stupid, annoying, and a complete waste of time if you are thinking of engaging with them. They deserve only mockery and scorn.
Don’t just take his word for it, here’s ex-CIA Chief Leon Panetta:
Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦 @IAPonomarenko“US proxy war” is when Russia openly attacks Ukraine, unleashes a giant war of conquest, destroys cities, ruins vital infrastructure, triggers the worst refugee crisis since WWII, executes scores of civilians, etc etc. Russian useful idiots, if not servants, never cease to amaze. https://t.co/8VXfZ3Ghuu
Still not convinced? Here’s a piece from The New Yorker on the proxy war and why it’s a good thing:
Yet in just over nine weeks, the conflict has rapidly evolved into a full proxy war with Russia, with global ramifications. U.S. officials now frame America’s role in more ambitious terms that border on aggressive. The goal—backed by tens of billions of dollars in aid—is to “weaken” Russia and insure a sovereign Ukraine outlasts Putin. “Throughout our history, we’ve learned that when dictators do not pay the price for their aggression, they cause more chaos and engage in more aggression,” the President told reporters on Thursday. “They keep moving. And the costs, the threats to America and the world, keep rising.”