I’ve been hearing so many double standards going on with the Ukraine/Russia situation and I’m sick of it.

I know I haven’t been posting as much on this blog, but that doesn’t mean I’m ignoring what’s been happening. In this case, we’re talking about the Russia-Ukraine War going on now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not getting any sadistic pleasure in seeing people suffering and this is a serious situation. The more I’ve been researching about this conflict, I’ve been getting angry. I saw the videos of African students and immigrants getting denied access to evacuate, a story about Ukrainian soccer fans in 2020 praising Derek Chauvin during a game despite the protests happening worldwide, talks about Ukrainians getting reparations, or the constant dog whistles and foghorns about the Ukrainian refugees being treated with such sympathy because they have “blond hair and blue eyes”, are from a “civilized” country, are Europeans from middle or upper-middle-class backgrounds, or how they aren’t like Arabs or Black people from wartorn countries. No, I’m not supporting either side. Putin invading that country is certainly bad which I won’t dispute, but the racism I’ve been hearing from Ukraine and the Western media never giving the same sympathy to refugees from non-white countries is infuriating. Now, Ukraine is asking Africans to fight for them? I’m glad there are people refusing and some even know the history worldwide. It’s not their fight. It’s not even limited to that Eastern European country. You can go back to the American Revolutionary War where the first fatality was Crispus Attucks, a Black man. Civil War? The Black soldiers weren’t treated that well and some went to the concentration camp known as The Devil’s Punchbowl. Both World Wars? Black soldiers never got the benefits from the GI Bill and you even had people LYNCHED IN UNIFORM! Even in Europe, they were mistreated and killed by the same armies they fought for. Thiaroye Massacre for example? I rest my case. I’m sick and tired of this blatant bigotry going on with this already tension-fraught war going on. Like Phillip said, I don’t want to see anyone suffering, but I can’t stand the hypocrisy going on.

9 thoughts on “I’ve been hearing so many double standards going on with the Ukraine/Russia situation and I’m sick of it.

  1. Thank you for posting this, Ospreyshire, I completely agree with you on this issue and have subscribed to the vlog BlackEnterprise.com. There are far more similarities between Russians and Ukrainians than differences. Additionally, racism is something that these countries share. It makes no sense to die violently for a bunch of white supremacists. As you understand, both countries already have a disdain for blacks. These violent groups already side with Derek Chauvin, and by extension, to the long list of police extrajudicial executioners
    The innumerable crimes of the Zionists who were all European and are welcome to join in subjugating the Palestinians who lived there continuosly for 2000 years. In 1948, those white-supremacist killed thousands, stole homes, razed most, owned powerful weapons, had a detailed plan to get it done rapidly, then renamed thousands of towns with Zionist names. Ukrainian was an SSR at the time.
    None of these well-documented crimes are mentioned in any of the tabloid-quality “information” that defends the crimes of ALL the European thugs who get away with keeping Europe (and Israel) white supremacist.

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    • Sorry for the delay. I’ve been very busy recently. Thanks for checking out the article and the podcast video.

      I’ve been hearing more about the racism that has happened and is happening in both countries. There are individual Ukrainians and Russians who aren’t racist, but the collective in each culture is quite worrisome. With that said, it’s not the fight of Black people in those countries or globally. It was disgusting hearing about the racism and the neo-nazi stuff going on. It’s frustrating with how selective the reporting to be with these various issues and it goes into foghorn territory instead of dog whistles when so many people in the Western news were feeling sympathetic towards the Ukrainian refugees. I don’t want to see people suffer, but I hate the double standards when it comes to how other refugees are treated. Look at the Haitians getting whipped and corraled by border patrol on horseback. I had to make sure I wasn’t looking at imagery from the days of the slave catchers because it was no different for example.

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      • The racial actions clearly indicate the ghost in the machinery. White supremacism shows up at the earliest possible moment, regardless of where the European descendants show their true selves. I also noticed that this incident did not take up much of the news cycle. Each news source sends their writers to report on the superficial human-interest stories that tug at purse strings and sell newspapers. They have all been educated in the same Euro-Centric history, philosophy, cultural…white presumption circles.
        You are absolutely correct, Ospreyshire. Those pictures from the slave-catcher days still demonstrate the hate behind the faces of the self-whiteous assholes.

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      • Definitely. I’ve noticed how selective that news has been going around. I heard they were going to African countries to get people to help fight them. Senegal thankfully refused, but some Nigerians were going over. It’s all about putting a certain slant with how certain refugees are treated. I’m even hearing that you have traffickers on the prowl in Eastern Europe, but it’s not being talked about as much.

        Exactly with the slave catcher imagery and it shows how racism is far from over, but rather entranched in the system.

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      • European descendants of slavers take their crimes as honors, then they get billions that grew from the unpaid slaves who made the Western Incivilities just another lie of history. Traffickers are the middlemen for the billionaires who keep at a safe distance but who are at the heart of the problem, they are the ones who have celebrations that praise their dark acts.
        The system depends upon each of these insidious acts. Capitalists, colonialists, and ultimate criminals are all soaked in the blood of the innocent whom they ravage.

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      • Whites have the illusion that they have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, yet they have never provided anything but genocide and slavery to advance themselves. Their is no such thing as an even playing field with these serial criminals, they are totally without any moral values and completely lacking in fair play of any kind. They stand on the shoulders of dead people and slaves.

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