Ukraine II

On 03/04/14, a week after the takeover of Crimea, MSNBC, left-wing American television, is bending every which way to convince us that Putin is more or less crazy. (How else do you explain another slap in the face?) Yeah, Putin, he is a crazy fox. In a few weeks, we will admit that he just swallowed Crimea whole. (Whether it’s absorbed outright or it becomes one of Russia’s banana republics.)

Why would he do something like this, you ask?

Well, first, Russians in general probably feel nostalgia for their only subtropical area, for their Florida. That’s not a bad reason to take some risks. Second, isn’t it more pleasant to have your first or second main naval base not on foreign soil. Just think about it.

Of course, he calculated after watching President Obama for six years, that the cost would be low to nil.

He was dead wrong. He has almost already been disinvited from the 8-Big summit where he was ever only invited because the other guys were afraid of him. (Yes, Angela included.) N. S. !

Sure, sure, the Secretary of Sate went to Kiev to console the locals. I wonder if there is any truth to the rumor that he traveled on his windsurfer muttering pretend-French. On arrival, he gave the Ukrainian Prime Minister a hundred dollar bill. Here, you go, guy, he said.

There will probably be a summit between Mr Putin and Mr Obama, in the end. Mr Putin will show up bare-chested and holding a foot-long commando knife. Mr Obama will arrive wearing a pale-blue Lacoste shirt (the one with the little alligator) clutching a late-model cellphone in his distinguished hand.

Putin! Poor bastard!

It’s pax americana or it’s no pax. I have not changed my mind though: Americans shouldn’t fight for Ukraine’s borders.See my first short posting simply titled: “Ukraine.” Look at the European neighbors!

But, as we say in Latin: SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM.

About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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18 Responses to Ukraine II

  1. Hello Jacques, – you really should make it easier for people to comment, – without first having to click on individual articles that is. I believe you can fix that via dashboard / settings / discussion or something. It is most likely a question of checking or unchecking some box.. – Keep in mind that most of us are LAZY, ILLOYAL, and prefer having it all served on a silver-plate, i.e. be able to easily notice a COMMENT notification and DIRECTLY write something. Personally, I have also unchecked the box that requires commenters to supply email-adress etc., and I HATE the constant your-comment-is-awaiting-approval or something notifications one is met with on most blogs. – Just a friendly word of advice🙂

    But.. that is actually not what I meant to say.. – You see, I wrote the following on my own blog just yesterday:

    Hopefully, Conservative scumbag, Jacques Delacroix, is (not..) reading this..

    http://transhumanisten.com/2014/03/05/ezra-levant-2014-sappho-free-speech-award/

  2. Transhuman: I appreciate the advice. I would bet it’s good advice. I just don’t know how to implement it. (Why, I believed until I was nineteen that two cans connected by a string was a telephone!) Perhaps a charitable younger friend will take pity and effect the changes you suggest on my blog factsmatter.worpress.com. I live off charity in such matters.

    I agree with the sentiment in the linked article. There is a reason why God invented epithets even if they are usually abused. I have stopped commenting on anything in Notes on Liberty, an allied blog consortium, because of its editor’s policy on what he mistakenly calls “civility.” (He berated me once for calling Pres. Obama “spineless.” It’s like calling a cat “hairy,” of course.)

    I must correct you on one thing: I am not a scumbag anymore although I used to be one.

  3. Yep, – this socalled “civility” is sickening, isn’t it. – When I get around to it, I will write an article about (psychopathic) Internet “trolls”.. – Of course there are too numerous to mention hatefilled no-brains out there, but I actually WELCOME “trolls” myself. – Merely patting each other on the back is boring, and allowing complete freedom of speech / expression, save for incitement to violence against someone specific, is our chance to knock some sense into people’s twisted minds ! – I’ve been called a “troll” myself a couple of times, which is pathetic of course, but that’s how it is with narrow-minded people, and I don’t lie awake crying during the night ! – That a blog which names itself Notes on LIBERTY takes it upon itself to moralize about “civility”, however, is simply depressing.. – You can tell them I said that !

  4. TRANSHUMAN: I WISH YOU WOULD LECTURE BRANDON, THE EDITOR AND FOUNDER OF THAT EXCELLENT BLOG. HE THINKS HE HAS GOOD REASONS TO CENSOR. I THINK HE DOES NOT. PLUS, CENSORSHIP IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE LIKE EATING POTATO CHIPS AND SEX. (HERE I GO AGAIN, GIVING REASONS TO CENSOR ME!)

  5. Well, this occasionally bragging and not-so-humble Dane wrote a (2012) “lecture” that I am actually quite proud of, and which was also published at IEET: “Crimethink” – The Legacy of Totalitarianism, – you are welcome to spread the word, – to Brandon among others🙂

    http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/pallensen20120502

    • What IEET? I don’t lecture via a third person. You should put it up on Notes on Liberty.

      • IEET = Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, a techno-progressive, Social-Democratic (don’t spill your coffee🙂 Connecticut think-tank. They practice “Buddhist Right Speech”, a noble endeavour I guess, yet foolish in my opinion.. – I will visit Notes on Liberty, and given the right opportunity I..

  6. Hell, – even Noam Chomsky supports free speech !!!

    “If you’re in favor of freedom of speech, that means you’re in favor of freedom of speech precisely for views you despise”. 
Noam Chomsky

    • Chomsky is remembered for having favored free speech for the murderous Khmer Rouges. Well, nobody is perfect!

      • Well, – I didn’t say I LIKE Chomsky, – in fact I totally resent his views, especially when it comes to Israel. It is also surprising that he appears to support free speech even for his adversaries, but no matter what he should be given credit for that.

      • Transhuman: I did not allege you like Chomsky. I was just itch-hiking on your off the cuff comment to educate the surprising number of young “progressives” who visit my blog.

        If you live outside North Korea, China, Cuba and Venezuela, being in support of free speech is like being in favor of tender motherhood. In my book, you don’t get points merely for not being Hitler!

        Thank you for the reference to the IEET.

      • Re: If you live outside North Korea, China, Cuba and Venezuela, being in support of free speech is like being in favor of tender motherhood.

        Except if you insist on more than merely “supporting” free speech and actually SAY something, like for instance, offending the “religion of piss”, e.g. telling this joke: Mo’: “My wife called me a pedophile, – a big word coming from a nine-year old..” – Quit a few westerners, think Rushdie and many many more, are living under constant protection, but you know all that of course. – Truth is I would be censored myself all over the place even for writing this !

  7. Don’t tell me, I KNOW it is quite – not quit..

  8. I have a feeling I better not stick my nose into this apparent Delacroix versus Christensen controversy.., but perhaps if one of you would call me a coward.., or you could try Die Dumme Dänen or something..🙂

  9. I am doing my tiny best to violate the rules of political correctness. It’s tiny, as I said, but realize that I am living in the belly of the Beast.

    • Way back there: According to Brandon, one cannot practice censorship on a small, private blog (with hundreds of daily visits).

      Brandon is lucky to have also his own private brand of English.

      One could be a censor surely, even on a small and private blog. Here is what Merriam Webster has to say bout it:

      “cen·sor
      noun \ˈsen(t)-sər\

      : a person who examines books, movies, letters, etc., and removes things that are considered to be offensive, immoral, harmful to society, etc.”

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