I am weary of people who are now suddenly armchair geo-politicians and I never liked the "whataboutisms". I understand all the historical arguments but these kinds of actions are not in anybody's interests. Putin has engaged in barbaric activity. And we must now work to de-escalate and return to harmonious world order.
But what can we do in our own circles? Understand the "other" and do not equate people with their governments. The "nation" and "state" are two different things. I am loyal to the people (nation) but the state can be modified, changed and altered.
As, Jacques Mauritian said that the state was made for human beings not human beings for the state!
Diogenes said I am a citizen if the world. But I understand also that states have a right to territorial integrity and so support Ukraine as they are being abused.
On just a political note, I am not a big fan of nationalism of any stripe. We are all human being with individual and group rights. States have obligations to humans as humans endowed with dignity and rights.
In this instance, I will share a video from a simple Russian teacher who shared a useful message on stopping the hate against INDIVIDUAL Russian people. I like to hear from just regular people with good hearts.
please also share videos of the anti-war movements in Russia. Don’t ban en masse people. Instead, support those of like mindedness! .