The American LARPing over the Russian incursion into Ukraine has been hilarious. They still think sanctions mean anything. They still think they can “arm the rebels”. They still think NATO isn’t obsolete… for now. And, of course, they still claim, for now, Putin did this because a country that was as poor relative to Russia as 1980s East Germany was relative to West Germany struck hope into the hearts of the Russian people that a better future was possible (and not the actually existing success stories of Lithuania, Estonia, and Finland).

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