Thank you for this piece.
People are being called "traitors" (on that great resource of intelligent conversation, Twitter) for expressing any thoughts beyond the Putin-Hitler meme.
I wrote a piece on Medium yesterday — in an attempt to defuse the emotional lock-step in my tribes — with some of the historical background (and my usual anti-war thinking) — including a lecture from 2015 (7 years ago) by John Meirsheimer that showed where this was heading, especially with USofA behavior.
And now Biden has approved $350 million in military aid to Ukraine — I guess writing the check directly to Lockheed Martin and Boing.
Thanks for your work!