Lib position is fundamentally based on the notion that the west can dominate Russia. The whole rhetoric of saying that the west can’t let Russia set the precedent of invading countries and so on is premised on the idea that the west is in a position to prevent Russia from doing so by force. The west hasn’t had to do diplomacy for the past three decades and got used to simply dictating terms to the rest of the world.
Now, it’s becoming increasingly evident that the west is not a position to fight Russia in a hot war or in an economic one. Sooner or later the liberal mainstream is going to have to grapple with this fact.
The argument liberals make today is that negotiation is not possible because Russia cannot be trusted. However, this is an infantile argument because politics have never been about trust. Politics are about understanding your own interests and the interests of your adversaries. You don’t have to like or trust each other, but you have to have a mutual understanding of what your respective interests are. Once you do that then you can negotiate mutually agreeable terms with each other. This used to be understood when the west had to contend with the power of USSR, but seems to be a lost art nowadays. Hopefully the imbeciles running things in the west rediscover it before dragging us into a world war.
I find the trick with libs is that you have to use their sources they consider to be trustworthy, it makes it a lot harder for them to dismiss that. And western MSN will often squirrel the facts away somewhere in the article, so you just have to go through the pain of actually reading through the drivel to find them. This was a rare case where they put the relevant stuff in the actual headline.
Thing is that you can’t run a country solely on the war industry, and as the standard of living continues to collapse there is going to be more and more civil unrest across the west. Neocons will undoubtedly keep control in the near future, but that’s just going to continue to sharpen the contradictions within western societies.
turns out Ukraine is releasing water from the dam upstream that they control in case anybody has doubts regarding who is responsible https://twitter.com/sinnaig/status/1666494567388962818
here’s a good article on the subject https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202205/1265027.shtml
AI is pretty useful, and when people complain about AI they’re just misguided in my opinion. The problem fundamentally lies with the capitalist economic system where AI is used to put people out of work, and make them destitute. In a socialist system, there wouldn’t be a downside to reducing work and increasing automation, it would just mean that people would have more free time to enjoy their lives the way they want.
reddit libs are losing their minds here 🤣