Just Too Much: We’re Gonna Have to Invade Russia

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Putin’s ambition of re-conquering all the domains of the Imperial and Soviet Russias appears to have run up against a truly immovable resistance. That’s good; his project is abominable. But even before the recent pictures from Bucha made soft-pedaling the…

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Defend Ukraine: But That’s Not Defending Freedom

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

I’m on-record as thinking we should be doing far more to defend Ukraine from the Russian invasion. See, for example, the previous post: Ukraine: Standing With Or Just Standing Behind. But not under the banner of “defending freedom”. Because by…

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Ukraine: Standing With Or Just Standing Behind

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

“I Stand With Ukraine” is quite a popular phrase at the moment. But, for the most part, it’s a pretty hollow expression. It’s basically a show of approval, and certainly there’s a lot to approve of in how the people…

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Just Sayin’: How A Democracy Would Organize Its Military

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Not as a miniature bubble of autocracy, that’s for sure. What sane democracy would centralize its most dangerous weaponry under the control of the citizens least in tune with its societal values? Seriously: the United States’ military as currently constituted…

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You Need To Read This: How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

You very much need to read this, from Current Affairs. He’s right, and brave to say this. Saying that someone was “responsible for the deaths of U.S. service members” does not, in and of itself, tell us anything about whether…

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Moar War: Well, That Was Timely

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

So, my last post (Just Sayin: How A Democracy Would Go To War) turned out to be waaaaay more timely than I’d planned. That’s probably not a good thing. I’m not trying to be timely. I decided to start writing…

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Just Sayin: How A Democracy Would Go To War

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

War is bad, mmmkay? But sometimes, it’s necessary. The thing is, we really, really, don’t agree on when. Hell, at this point there’s an active component of the American public who think we shouldn’t have gone to war against the…

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