I was curious how the right-thinking, peace-loving, poetry-reading members of the Russian intelligentsia are reacting to the invasion. Turns out there are two lines of thinking among them.
1. There’s no invasion. It’s fake news.
“But here’s a statement by your president. . .”
“Here is video footage. . .”
And so on into the infinity.
2. Ukraine has been invaded by the US, not Russia.
“But here is a statement by your president and video footage. . .”
And so on.
I’m waiting to see who’ll be the first here in the US to offer these takes. I’m thinking before the end of the day today we’ll hear how the invasion forces are US Marines in disguise. I saw this back during the Ukrainian revolution in 2013. Within literally days some future BLM supporter concocted a story about how it was all being organized by the Department of State, and then countless future vaccinated individuals happily repeated it.
I’m not in the mood for much social media right now, so please drop a link when you start seeing this.