Over the past several months, the U.S. has poured billions of tax dollars into Ukraine, ostensibly to help Ukraine fight for freedom and preserve democracy. This despite the fact that Ukraine has long been deemed one of the most corrupt countries in the world, and the fact that no one knows where all this money is actually going. In short, the whole operation appears to be a cover for money laundering.
But America’s meddling in the Ukraine conflict also reveals that it is not willing to relinquish its imperialistic tendencies. As noted by “Bad Faith” podcast host Briahna Joy Gray in the video above, the Biden administration has repeatedly stated that our mission is to weaken Russia, which is NOT the same as helping Ukraine.
Curiously, the political left, which has historically been anti-war, is now wholly in favor of it. In her segment, Gray discusses the surprising attacks by liberals against those calling for diplomacy. Gray, a Democrat, is dissatisfied with the left’s arguments for why the United States should get involved in the Ukraine conflict.
One argument brought forth is that 500 Ukrainian children were shipped to Russia — a humanitarian crime that cannot go unpunished. But there are children at grave risk all over the world.
Until or unless someone can coherently articulate why Ukrainian children are more important than children in any other region, Gray suspects this is just another flimsy excuse to hide the fact that our involvement in Ukraine is nothing more than another military operation to further American imperialism.
The Rise of American Imperialism
While the United States has been a beacon of hope and freedom since its inception, over time, a shadier, more nefarious side has also blossomed along the way.
As explained in the “Democracy Now!” video below, titled “Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling and Regime Change,” the United States has a long history of meddling in the affairs of other countries — against the wishes of the very populations we claim to have “rescued.”…