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Jerry Klinger
Shaping the Future by Remembering the Past

The Ukrainian War: Not a PC Perspective

Does any country, do any people living under the control of powerful others have the right to self-determination and self-defense? The obvious answer is yes and no if the other side of the coin is an existential threat to their neighbor.

What if a small country is being used as a pawn in the larger ideological East-West War for world domination that has now become frozen harder than the Cold War ever was.

Has arming the Ukrainians with weapons, money, and false promises to be proxy fighters and proxy victims of the war justify the sickening images of innocent human suffering crossing Western TV 24/7?

People everywhere are struggling to connect the dots to the mess that was so avoidable and now so tragic.

Watching YouTube for distractions, history being an interest, YouTube had a series of suggested short videos on the right-hand side of the page that I might want to see.

What was disturbing was the large number of videos of Ukrainians fighting and killing Russians. The pro-Ukrainian YouTube programming was interlaced with something that was very, very disturbing.

The videos of the heroic Ukrainians fighting off the evil Russians were also intermixed with an unusually large number of German WWII Russian front videos and ones made contemporarily. More than one described and portrayed the German soldiers as heroic, young, courageous, sacrificing, reflecting the same characteristics of willingness to fight as the Ukrainians are today.

The German videos, some of S.S. fighters, and frequently of German armor fighting the Russians were clearly being shown in a positive light. The Russians were evil.

The reversal of propaganda that portrayed Nazis fighting Russians as positive role models was distressing.

Fed up with the twist, I read the Memory headlines from the Middle East. The radical Muslim world was cheering on the Russians to take the evil Americans down. China has allied with the Russians. India is neutral. Though our media refuses to give but one side to the story, gleaning through a very censored press, a large proportion of the world is not supporting the Ukrainian struggle.

The Ukrainian P.R. (propaganda) videos cheered the high number of Russian casualties. The Russians are very aware that the West is responsible for their high casualty rates. Russians do not forget and rarely forgive.

Russian P.R. (propaganda) leaked a few statements explaining they bombed civilian targets, like hospitals, because the Ukrainians fighters had positioned themselves in them or near them.

It reminded me of Israel and the Gaza wars where Hezbollah and Hamas do exactly that, as Israel documented. I believe Israel but many in the world do not.

Who is telling the truth? The Western Media can’t be fully trusted mired in their Wokeness. The American government P.R. (propaganda) cannot be fully trusted. The US maintained and supported the former Soviet bio-labs in Ukraine. They have lied about so many things from Vietnam to Iraq. Biden is pushing the Iran Nuclear treaty, another lie, which guarantees a future war. Our leadership is beyond incompetent. They are dangerous.

Tuesday, the Saudis began taking the Chinese Yuan instead of the Dollar as their accepted trading currency. It is a massive economic blow to the US that is not reported much. If it continues, it could signal the end of the Dollar as the world’s reserve currency and the end of the American era.

The Russians have outplayed the West on energy. They have, super successfully with obvious present results, funded with multi- millions climate extremists for years destroying the West’s energy independence….anti-fracking, anti-clean-Nuclear, anti-drilling, anti-mining, pro-Green New Deal, hyperbolic Climate Change claims…

Is Biden responsible for the horror by killing American drilling and oil power? He has tripled the cost of energy making the world dependent upon Russia, Venezuela, Iran and worse for oil and gas? Biden killed the Keystone pipeline and promoted Nord Stream 2 almost from day one in office.

Who is promoting War? The East or the West? Eastern Ukraine, especially the Crimea, has huge natural gas and oil reserves. For whose benefit, whose control?

The solution is obvious and the West, especially Biden, is complicit in helping the Russians with the Green New Deal craziness by refusing to free American energy. America was a net energy exporter when Biden took office. When Trump left office, America was capable of replacing Russia as Europe’s natural gas supplier.

Today, America is an energy pauper.

If AOC, John Carey, Nancy Pelosi, and others insist the world will end in a climate disaster in 11 years, why are they trying so hard to end the world within one year with a Nuclear War and the follow up Nuclear Winter of death?

American clean drilling, mining and fossil fuel development was on a trajectory to be the cleanest in the world. Instead, Biden is going hat in hand, pushing the worst polluters, the world’s worst political actors, to be richer and richer. The Saudis won’t even take his call.

Energy independence vs. Climate Change risk is not an either-or game. We can walk and chew gum at the same time. We can develop our energy independence and be responsible stewards of the world’s environment. The American energy industry was proving that.

The West caused a war by weakness, poor energy planning, foresight, and political cowardice. The cruel Russian bear correctly assessed that Biden took the lock off its cage to come out and strike.

If the Ukrainians do not fight the Russians to a stalemate at least, the Nazis in the YouTube videos will have won.

For Israel, the situation is especially bleak. If Israel supports one side or the other, it will be a no-win situation. The end will be the same, the Jew is in the middle. Israel too must be as energy independent as possible.

What a mess, a war no one wanted and one that everyone got.

About the Author
Jerry is the president and founder of the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, www.JASHP.org. He is the son of Survivors of Buchenwald and Bergen Belsen. He is a former Yeshivah student and served with the IDF in the Sinai. He is the author of over 100 articles in publications ranging from the Jerusalem Post to the Prairie Connection to the San Diego Jewish World. Jerry is frequently interviewed on T.V. and on Radio about the American Jewish experience. The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation has completed projects in 40 US. States and in 6 countries. Over 7,000,000 people annually benefit from one of JASHP's efforts. JASHP has completed 17 projects in and for Israel. November 30, 2021, Jerusalem: JASHP completed the first-ever historical memorial to the 850,000 Jews driven from Arab lands and Iran with the birth of the Jewish State.
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