Ukraine – what the lib-hawks get wrong

Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine continues, with refugee numbers soaring as Russian troops work to take the country’s major urban centers, including the capital city, Kiev.

In discussing the effects of this war, we focus a bit on how Americans have been responding. One opinion editor has demanded that Republicans take a hard stance on Putin. Republicans are trying to pin the crisis on Democrats with rising gas prices.

Many liberal hawks are hammering the war drums on social media, with the political director of California Young Democrats appearing to suggest that leftists support Putin.

Perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise in a country like ours, where most people believe that Russia is either a socialist or communist nation. (In fact, just like the United States of America, Russia is a capitalist oligarchy, and has been for three decades.) Oh, and just about everyone jumped in to attack the Democratic Socialists of America’s statement condemning the war.Some other topics we touch on: – Media messaging/censorship both in the US and abroad- Racism against non-white refugees fleeing the violence- Racist double-standards with media/public responses to wars in the Middle East or Africa, compared to Ukraine (watch this clip

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