It was interesting for me to learn that (even prior to the recent election to annex with Russia) nearly 50% of Ukrainians wished to be part of Russia. That info came from Daniel Hannon’s blog. There are qualities I admire about Russia, as oriented from the Orthodox faith and Putin’s incredible rebuilding of churches and monasteries there. I admire their stance against terrorism, and disallowing the tenants of Islam to corrupt their children through their education system. I admire their stance against homosexuality and the preservation of marriage between one man and one woman. I admire their unity and yes, even their nationalism and maybe that’s wrong — but I long for a return of true, proud patriots in America that have a fierce love of God & country in similar fashion.
All that to say, when half a country wishes to be part of Russia, to be protected in this way, who are we to say that’s wrong? For example, if America became so divided that states truly did secede and violence erupted, I would wish to be annexed and protected by the conservative states that were seceding.
I’m not saying all this from a point of debate, I’m really wanting to know more of your thoughts and insights on this one. I mean, does it just boil down to free trade? and the injustices of the EU are LESS THAN the injustices of Russia?]]>