Well, there are a great many reasons why I, a western citizen of independent thought, place my faith in the leadership and peoples of the Russian Federation, their basic, strong self-belief; in their abundance of humanitarian and righteous (i.e. morally correct) principles; and in the strength of their armed forces – second to none in the world. I will not share all of those reasons here (there isn’t time or space) – but I must say something, for my own wellbeing and from a heart full of gratitude for all that Russia does.
In the case of the conflict in Ukraine, this is not an equation, where both sides must balance to make it such. It is the opposite of an equation – an inequality. An inequality in right, an inequality in might, and an inequality in sight. And Russia is greater than (no ‘greater or equal’ in any of these cases) those who oppose it, in all cases.
Let’s make it clear. This is a war, not between Russia and Ukraine, but between Russia and the combined west, the US/NATO alliance, their geo-political and also their military arms. It is a war of existence. Not a ‘winner takes all’ war (at least not from Russia’s point of view), but a war to establish the right of free and independent peoples to live the way they choose to live, without fear or favour. The view of the west is something much murkier and entirely undesirable for everyone but themselves and, in the final analysis, for everyone but the US – a nation that entertains no true ‘friendship’ with anyone (as many oppressed or pressured ‘allies’ may attest). The ‘greater than’ principle of inequality of ‘right’ therefore rests squarely with Russia.
I think I do not need to say much about the case of inequality in might. It is clear to all – except those news-poor folk
informed misinformed by no other information sources on global issues than the untrustworthy and corrupt western media – that, despite its obscene spending on all things military, the west is undeniably impotent to even face up to Russia on the battlefield. Instead, cowering behind the ‘not wanting to inflame the situation to prevent it escalating’ excuse, but feeding it from the rear with massive amounts of out-of-date armaments to the detriment of the youth of Ukraine who are forced to fight for their mostly worthless (made so by their own western imposed government) country against what many of them consider to be their brother slavs – though remembering that Russia is not an exclusively slavic nation, encompassing in its extensive landmass a great many diverse ethnic groups. This behind the scenes activity by the west is of course the maximum amount of effort they can generate in the current environment of economic and cultural collapse western nations are undergoing. They will spend their last dollar or euro on belligerent and mentally unhinged activities rather than see to the welfare of their own people. And no matter how much they spend on attempts to catch up with Russia in the modern technology of warfare, they will never, ever, achieve parity in combat power again. Basically, they do not possess either the resources or the brainpower to do so in the short time they have left to act as functioning modern nations. Russia wins the ‘greater than’ principle of inequality of ‘might’, hands down. And that result is all due to foresight – which brings me to the final field of inequality (well, ‘final’ for the purposes of this essay anyway).
‘Look where you are going’ is essential advice for any human, individual or collective, that wishes to move from any point ‘A’ to a point ‘B’. But ‘looking’ is only part of the required capabilities of such navigations. You also have to be able to ‘see’ – which implies a level of understanding of what you are looking at. It is not sufficient to have an ‘end-point’ to aim for and some vague plan on how to get there. Especially when the plan calls for obstacles that invariably occur on such journeys to be dealt with by trampling underfoot, stomping on, and beating with a ‘big stick’ (the darker sides of inequality of perceived ‘right’ and ‘might’). What is needed is ‘right thinking’ along the lines of the preservation of human equality and the right to live peacefully and independently for all life. The ‘selfishness’ of wanting to transform the world to your own viewpoint, whatever that view may be, and to your own benefit exclusively, needs to be replaced by the ‘selflessness’ to plan for a world of cooperative and peaceful equality for all peoples and all life. The first is how the west thinks. The latter is the Russian way. And that is what has enabled Russia to achieve all that it has over the past 30 years or so, building on earlier achievements – which the west failed to appreciate when they had the opportunity, by despising everything Russian, their eyes firmly fixed on plundering Russia’s wealth – and have enabled Russia to become a leading global nation in a multi-polar world, alongside China, both carrying the banners of all that is right and just and good in human affairs. And also why the west can never, and will never, be allowed to impose its grubby dreams of a prison planet on us or our descendants, or the other life-forms which inhabit, with us, this beautiful planet.
And THAT, in a few stumbling words, is basically why I support Russia.