What Should You Do About Ukraine? Nothing

The Hippocratic oath, which doctors take. Empire has instead taken an oath of hypocrisy

Too many people inside the White Empire think they need to ‘do something’about Ukraine. Or China. Or Somalia. After laying waste to a quarter of the world, they’re pointing to the rest of it, like, ‘you need some help with that?’ No, you fucking war criminals. Y’all killed millions of people in the past few decades alone. You need to sit the rest of this century out.

You don’t need to do anything about Ukraine. Your input isn’t needed on China. You imperial citizens would do the most good by just not making things worse.

You need to do what everybody else does when there’s a problem halfway across the world. Nothing. You blundering idiots just make everything worse.

Oh Baby Baby

What imperial citizens, especially Americans, need to understand is the basic principle of do no harm. Doctors take this Hippocratic oath so they don’t just cut people open because ‘somebody had to do something!’ Americans have taken an oath of hypocrisy instead.

Their wars of empire are always interventions, not invasions. Their military is always defensive, while the countries they surround are the offensive ones.They’re not flooding warzones with weapons, that’s just ‘lethal aid’. That’s not torture, it’s ‘enhanced interrogation’. The hypocrisy goes on and on.

People at the imperial core still cling to the fundamental delusion that their White Empire is ultimately good and just keeps making mistakes. That Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, etc were all just cases of ‘ooops, I did it again! I blew you apart, got lost in the game!’

Well let me tell you. You’re not that innocent.

The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Americans and Europeans don’t live with war. They just watch it on TV like Saturday morning cartoons. Like any cartoon, there’s good guys and bad guys, and like most cartoons, it’s all designed to sell toys. Stingers! Javelins! Drones! Only in this case the toys are real weapons, and they bury real children alive.

Like Saturday morning cartoons, that’s all your Saturday evening shows are doing. Selling you really lethal toys, which your Senators and Congressmen happily buy. Like spoilt children, plenty of Americans beg for war, and your elected parents comply.

This is the media-military-industrial complex. This is the business of war, and business is good. It’s a very simple business model, a brutally elegant loop.

First corrupt governments start selling a war, saying ‘intelligence says this’ or ‘unnamed State Department source’ says that. It’s not that hard. If it bleeds it leads, and corporate media happily starts advertising war. Then all the toys come out. Weapons systems. Missiles. Bombs. Drones. Guns. The war industry makes a killing, and then some. They give the politicians and media a few payoffs, and wait for the next season.

It’s like stealing candy from a baby. You imperial cretins, writing paternalistic Op-Eds about saving the world. You’re really a bunch of adult-children, getting real children killed.

People within Empire really get distracted by the latest villain, like children watching the same fucking plot in every episode of Paw Patrol, over and over. This time it’s Putin, last time it was Saddam, it’s a bunch of morbid reruns, even reboots of old wars. The Empire never wins. It never fixes anything. Why would it? Then the show would stop.

While the Saturday morning cartoons keep the kiddies occupied, the Saturday evening news does the same for the adults. Instead of the latest cheap plastic toys, they get sold on dropping very expensive bombs.

Every empire wages war, kill people and loot shit, that’s Imperialism 101. The great innovation of White Empire, has been killing random people and looting their own treasury. Now that’s an art.

Grow Up

My advice to Americans and anyone living in the heart of whiteness is simply this. Grow up. Join the human race and stop racing into war after war.Everything your government tells you to call for has fuck-all to do with peace.They’re in the business of war, and if you think it’s something different this time, I’m sorry, but you’re just an easy mark.

I know you’re hearing a lot of stuff about Ukraine and how bad Putin is and a lot of that stuff might be true. But you need to come to a simple realization. It’s got fuck-all to do with you. There’s nothing you can do to make it better, and all your governments’ ‘interventions’ just makes things worse. Y’all keep getting sold a race car, but I’m telling you, it’s always a hearse.

Let me tell you the facts of life, in case you hadn’t heard. Shit happens. It sucks. People get hurt. Being a grown-up is realizing that no plucky crew of mutant puppies is going to save the day, and anyone saying so is just trying to make a buck.

Perhaps this would’ve been an abstract argument 20 years ago, but now we’re all grown ups. We’ve all lived through multiple wars at this point. Fuck all your good intentions, we have plenty of bloody results. Name a single warzone that Empire has made better. Name a single war they’ve even won. At this point we should know better. If you’re saying ‘this time will be different!’ I won’t mince words with you. Shut the fuck up. Y’all need to sit the rest of this century out.

As the Bible says:

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a [grown-up], I put away childish things.

Right now if you support the imperial war machine in anything, I’m sorry, but you’re going straight to hell. You can’t keep opening portals to hell all over the world and expecting not to end up there yourself.

But if you’re in America, I don’t even need to tell you this. Your government just sent billions of dollars to flood Ukraine with weapons while your own COVID funding runs out. Thousands of Americans are dying of neglect at home, every day. I don’t need to tell you to go to hell. You’re already there.

It’s a unique imperial delusion that you need to ‘do something’ about every problem in the world, when you’re really just getting played out by your own oligarchs. What do you, random blog reader, need to do about Ukraine, China, or any problem your media advertises? The same thing I, random blog writer in Sri Lanka, am doing. Fucking nothing. Grow up.

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