The United States’ “aid” to Ukraine is not charity. So what did the U.S. government get when purchasing Ukraine? Says Mike Whitney:

Ukraine is the first phase of a broader plan for crushing Russia, collapsing its economy, removing its leaders, seizing its natural resources, splintering its territory, and projecting US power across Central Asia to the Pacific Rim. Ukraine is about hegemony, empire, and pure, unalloyed power.

Most important, Ukraine is the first battle in a Third World War, a war that was concocted and launched by Washington to ensure another unchallenged century of American primacy.

That sounds realistic. And the point of “American primacy” is to give the Russians gay rights.

The U.S. government is utterly cynical. The $40 billion aid to Ukraine is meant to prolong the war by creating a stalemate or quagmire for Russia.

For this kind of money, they could easily have ordered Zelensky to negotiate and end the war at once by acceding to Russia’s reasonable demands. Instead, there will be more casualties and more destruction.

In spending this money the U.S. government means to buy Ukraine as a U.S. military outpost to pressure and eventually attack Russia. The empire has conquered Ukraine without, for now, firing a shot.

The mass shooting by Payton Gendron in Buffalo, New York is an atrocity.

However, that Gendron was influenced by the ideology of “great replacement” does not entail that great replacement is false.

In fact, those on the left admit that it’s true, they just think it’s a good idea to get whites replaced. White people, in their view, would deserve it.

The claim that great replacement is a conspiracy theory makes no sense when it’s the avowed public policy of the Democrats.

Wokness is not about “accepting people for who they are.” (And if it were, why should anyone accept anyone for who he is?)

It’s a concerted effort to stop people from speaking the truth.

Yesterday the mob hated anti-vaxxers, today they hate Russians, tomorrow it’ll be someone else.

Still, there is no genuine Russophobia among the people. Rather the imperials in the U.S. want to rule the world, they see Russia not submitting, and they hate her for it.

O’Henry’s short story The Roads We Take illustrates the fact that incentives matter.

The same man, regardless of how mean a son of a bitch he is, will behave wickedly in one situation and in another pursue a wholly legitimate occupation.

As Keynes said, “It is better that a man should tyrannise over his bank balance than over his fellow-citizens.”