Why do Democrats celebrate Ukraine’s national pride and patriotism but DESPISE Americans who exhibit the same thing?
By JD Heyes
Democrats are cheering on the Ukrainians in their war against Russia following the invasion of Vladimir Putin’s troops last week.
In particular, Democrats — as are most Republicans — tout Ukrainians’ sense of pride and nationalism, noting that they are ‘standing up and fighting for their country’ in a way that is truly inspiring.
In addition, Democrats cheered when news broke that the Ukrainian national government as well as many local leaders were passing out fully automatic rifles to their citizens and encouraging them to use those firearms to defend their homes.
If only these same Democrats felt that way about their own citizens — Americans who are equally prideful and proud of their country — instead of holding them up for ridicule, derision, mistrust and disdain. If only these same Democrats revered our Second Amendment the way they revere Ukrainians taking up arms in self-defense.
“One of the most fascinating developments over the past week has been watching political pundits and social commentators celebrate virtues in Ukraine, from armed resistance to national loyalty, that are frequently criticized in America,” Delano Squires writes in an op-ed published this week at The Blaze.
“My sense is that the ruling class assumes our citizens would have the same response to a hostile foreign invasion. They may be right, but the biblical principle of sowing and reaping suggests a very different outcome,” Squires added.
He went on to cite a tweet from taxpayer-subsidized NPR which referenced the war in Ukraine and suggested ways Americans bothered by it could “cope.”
“Russia’s attack on Ukraine means there’s a stressful news cycle ahead of us. The reality of conflict is always a shock to the system. Here are 5 ways to cope,” the ridiculous tweet said.
The entire thread was completely on-brand for NPR, from the thumbnail illustration of an androgynous person of color laying in the fetal position to the language of personal therapy emanating from the subsequent tweets.
It was an easy alley-oop for the conservatives on Twitter who shared the post to the followers, but the post was an important snapshot of the character traits being cultivated in our society.
Specifically, Americans are too pampered, too shielded, and too unaccustomed to the bona fides of the world in which we live that many — most? — have a distorted and unrealistic view and thus would legitimately be unable to handle a similar situation facing Ukraine.
And worse, our people have been programmed to behave like that following decades of successive left-wing attacks on the American psyche and social fabric.
Everything is an ‘issue.’ Every word has to be measured to ensure it doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. Feelings — even those of a tiny minority — have become far more important than the constitutional guarantees of free speech and expression.
The left has decreed normal male behavior to be “toxic masculinity” that has to be subdued and ‘bred out’ of our culture. There are plenty of LGBTQ “heroes” but none who demonstrate the traits of manhood or womanhood inherent in humans for the past two millennia. And so on.
“We have become a fragile nation increasingly unable to deal with the realities of life. The 2016 election of Donald Trump made this crystal clear. Colleges across the country offered students play dough, coloring books, hot chocolate, and bubbles to cope with the stress of an election outcome,” Squires continued.
“Previous generations of young men between 18 and 22 stormed the beaches of Normandy, fought the Viet Cong in Da Nang, and were beaten during Freedom Rides for civil rights in America. Early adulthood now is characterized by safe spaces and comfort animals,” he adds.
In conclusion, Squires drives the point home that over the years, the left has painted America as a crappy, vile place that literally no one would want to fight and die for — to everyone’s detriment.
“A country that promotes national alienation, paints masculinity as inherently toxic, and rewards fragility, neuroses, and anxiety is in no position to fight external battles. It must first address the corrosion that is occurring within its borders. It’s hard to envision bravery from people who crumble under the weight of microaggressions or go into a state of panic when they see someone without a piece of cloth covering their nose and mouth,” he wrote.
“War creates a fog for those in it, but it is clarifying for people fortunate enough to live in peace.”