On Sunday, Mark Levin opened his “Life, Liberty & Levin” program with this monologue about the events in Ukraine:
And then you see the pictures, the satellite pictures. Then you see the video. Then you see the photographs. What do you see? You see mass graves, faces covered up, firsthand stories of people being raped, earrings being pulled off their ears, then being hanged. People being decapitated limbs being cut off, throats being slit, 15-year-old daughter and her mother raped simultaneously.
People trying to flee, shot in the back. People with their hands tied and their legs tied shot in the back of the head. A guy on a bicycle trying to get out, shot where he stood.
Mark Levin is very insightful on everything he comments on, but his commentary is sometimes hard to listen to because it often deteriorates into a hysterical rant. However, I find there are times when a hysterical rant is appropriate; images of horrific war crimes against civilians are one of those times. Emotional and angry words are also appropriate when you hear people trying to “explain,” rationalize, and excuse, horrific acts perpetrated by evil.
I am sick and tired of the Putin-wing of the media, the Putin-wing of the Republican Party, the Putin-wing of the Democratic Party, I’m sick all of them. They have been lying for weeks, if not months.
I agree with Mark: I am sick of these people too.
I am sick of “experts” claiming “Ukraine wasn’t a thing until 1989” even though Ukraine was “a thing” before 1654. By the same logic, Russia was not “a thing” until 1989 either. It was 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed, and former Soviet Republics – Russia and Ukraine among them – regained their historical independence.
I am sick of “conspiracy theorists” alleging “Massacres in Mariupol and Bucha were staged” while condemning “conspiracy theorists” alleging “The Holocaust and 9/11 were staged.” After all, it’s entirely plausible that Ukraine “staged” a war crime scene and then invited Boris Johnson to tour “the staging area.”
I am sick of “freedom fighters” (rightfully!) demanding freedom to live as they see fit while condemning other countries for exercising that freedom.
I am sick of “defenders of Democracy” calling President Zelesnky an awful tyrant for banning multiple opposition parties while admitting that Ukraine had multiple opposition parties!
I am sick of “the world policemen” claiming that Ukraine government if full of Nazis, in the same breath accusing the same government of being “too permissive.”
I am sick of “renowned historians” demanding that “we discuss ‘historical context’ for attacking Ukrainian civilians,” even though they (rightfully!) denounced every single person mentioning ‘historical context’ for attacks on American civilians.
I am sick of Putin apologists demanding that everybody accepts their statement “We are not supporting Putin, but we understand his point!” Putin does not have a point any more than Hitler did. If you think Putin has a point, you are either misinformed about who Putin is, or you are supporting Putin.
I’m tired of the isolationists and those that say: What do you want to do, drag us into a war? Do they not see the pictures? There is a war going on. World War Three has begun. The question is whether it can be contained where it is taking place right now? Whether it’ll spread to Eastern Europe, to NATO countries, whether it’ll spread to the Pacific and Taiwan? Whether it’ll spread in the Middle East with Iran given that this government, this regime is in the process of arming the Iranians with ICBMs tipped with nuclear weapons.
Mark Levin is right: the isolationists are either willfully blind or deceitful, about the fact that every aggressor in the world is watching America’s reaction to Putin’s aggression. Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan blunder was a catalyst for Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine. Ignoring Putin’s aggression by a naïve attempt to “avoid another war” will lead to a much bigger war.
What do you think Churchill would say about Zelensky? He’d say, “That’s my kind of guy.” What do you think Ronald Reagan would say about Zelensky? “That’s my kind of guy.” What do you think Margaret Thatcher would say, or John Paul II would say, or any of the recent great, successful leaders of the world would say? They’d stand with him. You think they’d stay with Putin? No, nobody should stand with Putin.
Iconic historical figures were conservative, but being on the right side of history always trumped ideology. To be a true conservative visionary, your goal is to defend good against evil, no matter where that fight takes you. People looking for “historical context” behind war crimes are no better than the ideologues that use “historical wrongs” to defend and excuse today’s criminals. These people may be found on either side of a political divide, and they should never be allowed to lead this country.