The Russian aggression against Ukraine is a tragedy for the world and must be resisted.

Can we please not have any of the nonsense about ‘the West’ as being somehow responsible for the Russian invasion, expansion of NATO etc etc. This is a narrative that ignores the key people here- the Ukrainians themselves. ‘The West’ barely exists, it mostly consists of countries who dont really care about anyone else unless they are finally jolted into action (and its usually up to the USA to actually do the right thing (ie ending the war in Bosnia etc)). ‘The West’ really means, at the end of the day, ‘morality’.

The eastern Europeans wanted to expand NATO because they want security. And the Ukrainians have the right to determine their own destiny. And both of these aspirations are completely right and fair. The Russian invasion and massacre must be stopped. Putin is a thug and a murderer.

Finally, I have to say I’ve been watching Fox News (awful) and am very depressed. Its incredible how every one of their stories about Ukraine segues into a rant about ‘oil and gas’ in the USA. They obviously have a script they are being told to stick to. There’s talk of a windfall tax on oil and gas producers in the USA (who are absolutely minting it because of high prices). So out trots Fox news to insist on more oil and gas production (probably a good thing now) but the real message is to undertax it so that the oil and gas companies keep making their super profits at the expense of American consumers. As usual, Fox stands up for the rich guy.