Arestovich says he’s against adopting an anti-colonialist narrative for Ukraine, and I’m so glad! Defining yourself as anti-anything makes you completely dependent on what you supposedly oppose. Subjection continues but this time it’s consciously chosen and aggressively pursued.
All countries that defined themselves through their status as former colonies are poor, miserable and unimportant. And those who didn’t choose losership and victimhood as an identity are doing well.
It’s the same in individual lives. Everybody suffered, everybody experienced hardship. But only some define themselves as losers and live as such.